TRANSPARENT: Shakina Nayfack on the MUSICALE FINALE – Exclusive Interview

Shakina Nayfack in TRANSPARENT MUSICALE FINALE | ©2019 Amazon Studios

TRANSPARENT celebrates its ending by doing its fifth season as a single 100-minute musical movie, the TRANSPARENT MUSICALE FINALE, now available on Amazon Prime. Created by Jill Soloway, TRANSPARENT tells the story of the complicated Pfefferman family in Los Angeles, and the impact on everyone when the erstwhile patriarch, played by Jeffrey Tambor, comes out as transgender, now to be known as Maura. TRANSPARENT picked up Emmys and Golden Globes in multiple categories in its first four seasons, 2014-2017. It had been picked up for a fifth season when two people accused Tambor of sexual harassment. He has denied the […]Read On »

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TRANSPARENT: Creator Jill Soloway on the MUSICALE FINALE – Interview

TRANSPARENT MUSICALE FINALE | ©2019 Amazon

TRANSPARENT, the Amazon Prime series, has arguably been through nearly as many shakeups as its characters. Jill Soloway, who identifies as non-binary, created TRANSPARENT as a comedy/drama about how the Pfefferman family of Los Angeles, with grown children, responds when their father Mort comes out as transgender and will now be Maura. Soloway drew inspiration for the story from her own parent’s transition. TRANSPARENT won two Emmys and a Golden Globe for Jeffrey Tambor’s performance as Maura, as well as a Golden Globe for Best Comedy or Musical and two Emmys for Soloway’s direction of individual episodes, plus a truckload […]Read On »

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THE FAMILY MAN: Co-creator Raj Nidimoru on new spy series – Exclusive Interview

THE FAMILY MAN Key art | ©2019 Amazon

THE FAMILY MAN is the kind of series that hasn’t been seen before, at least in the U.S. Yes, there have been television shows about a government anti-terrorism expert trying to achieve a work/life balance – but not set in India, made in Hindi with English-language subtitles. Skrikant, played by Manoj Bajpayee, is with India’s National Intelligence Agency. He tries to keep the dangers of his job a secret from his wife and children, who consequently think he’s not doing anything important, even when Skrikant and his team are desperately striving to prevent a terrorist attack. THE FAMILY MAN was […]Read On »

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THE GOOD FIGHT: Actor Michael Sheen on THE GOOD WIFE spin-off and GOOD OMENS – Interview

Michael Sheen as Roland Blum in THE GOOD FIGHT - Season 1 | ©2018 CBS Interactive, Inc. All Rights Reserved/Justin Stephens

Actor Michael Sheen is having a GOOD time right now. On CBS All-Access, Sheen joins the cast of the legal drama THE GOOD FIGHT as the (figuratively) devilish lawyer Roland Blum; on Amazon, Sheen stars as the (literally) angelic Aziraphale opposite David Tennant in the six-part adaptation of Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s celestial doomsday comedy GOOD OMENS. Sheen, originally from Wales, has a wide-ranging career. He made his Broadway debut in the title role of AMADEUS. Onscreen, Sheen has portrayed real-life figures British Prime Minister Tony Blair (in THE DEAL, THE QUEEN, and THE SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP), sex researcher Bill […]Read On »

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Dorking Out – Episode 77: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and I Want To Make Sure It Sticks Edition

Dorking Out Podcast | © 2017 Dorking Out Show

Hey there, dorks. In this episode we review the new Amazon series THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL, which is created by Amy Sherman-Palladino, the mastermind behind GILMORE GIRLS. And whenever we think of GILMORE GIRLS we think about how much Chris’s wife, Laura, hates them. So, Laura will be joining us to talk about THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL. Does she hate it with the same burning hot passion? Listen and find out. We hope you enjoy our dorky podcast. You can listen to us here, or you can find us on iTunes and Stitcher. Related: Dorking Out – Episode 76 – The Golden Globe Nomination Shocker: Get Out […]Read On »

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SNEAKY PETE: Actress Margo Martindale on Season 1 – Interview

Margo Martindale in SNEAKY PETE - Season 1 | ©2017 Amazon

In Amazon’s series SNEAKY PETE, now streaming its first season and picked up for a second, Margo Martindale plays bail bonds company proprietor and family matriarch Audrey. Audrey’s problems include a husband (Pete Gerety) with serious health issues, a single-mother granddaughter (Marin Ireland) who’s not very good at the family business and grandson Pete (Giovanni Ribisi) who has returned home after a twenty-year absence. Pete poses a whole series of other problems, because he’s actually a con artist named Marius. Marius is trying to avoid an angry crime boss named Vince, played by Bryan Cranston, who co-created SNEAKY PETE with […]Read On »

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SNEAKY PETE: Star Marin Ireland and executive producer Graham Yost on Season 1 – Interview

Marin Ireland and in SNEAKY PETE poster | ©2017 Amazon/CBS

In Amazon’s SNEAKY PETE, now streaming its entire first ten-episode season and renewed for a second, Giovanni Ribisi plays a con artist named Marius Josipovic. When Marius is in prison, his cellmate Pete (Ethan Embry) talks lovingly of the grandparents he hasn’t seen in twenty years. Upon release, Marius impersonates Pete and winds up in the family bail bonds business. He is frequently teamed with Pete’s cousin Julia, played by Marin Ireland. Julia doesn’t realize that Marius isn’t really Cousin Pete; she also doesn’t know much about the bail bonds game herself. SNEAKY PETE was created by Bryan Cranston, who […]Read On »

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BOSCH: Lance Reddick chats about Amazon series and the end of FRINGE – interview

Lance Reddick in BOSCH - Season 1 | ©2015 Amazon

In Amazon’s BOSCH, currently streaming its entire ten-episode first season, Titus Welliver stars as Harry Bosch, an LAPD homicide detective investigating a long-ago murder that is somehow connected to a string of present-day serial murders. In the series, adapted by show runner Eric Overmyer from Michael Connelly’s acclaimed novels, Lance Reddick plays Harry’s boss, Irvin Irving, whose political aspirations dictate his every move. Reddick, a native of Maryland, is known to FRINGE fans as Philip Broyles, to THE WIRE watchers as Cedric Daniels, to LOST lovers as Matthew Abaddon and to OZ aficionados as Detective John Basil. Additionally, Reddick played […]Read On »

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TV Review: SOUTH PARK – Season 16 – “Obama Wins!” – Season Finale

Cartman in SOUTH PARK - Season 16 finale - "Obama Wins!" | ©2012 Comedy Central

Writer: Trey Parker Director: Trey Parker Network: Comedy Central, airs Wednesday nights Original Telecast: November 7, 2012 As SOUTH PARK winds down Season 16, the series hits a homerun with its season finale “Obama Wins!” Since this episode was pretty much done before the outcome of the Presidential election was announced, creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone could have been tempting fate with its proclamation and storyline of an Obama win or would have had to do an “alternate ending” of some sort if the Presidential election went in Mitt Romney’s direction. Regardless, “Obama Wins!” is one of the funniest […]Read On »

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TV Review: SOUTH PARK – Season 16 – “A Scause for Applause”

Stan in SOUTH PARK | ©2012 Comedy Central

Writer: Trey Parker Director: Trey Parker Network: Comedy Central, airs Wednesday nights Original Telecast: October 31, 2012 After two strong weeks, SOUTH PARK heads back into iffy territory with “A Scause for Applause”, a failed attempt at dealing with the disgrace of Lance Armstrong for using performance enhancing drugs. In the SOUTH PARK version, everyone wearing “What Would Jesus Do” bracelets decides to cut them off when it’s discovered that Jesus used performance enhancement drugs to perform his miracles. This leads to a dilemma with Stan, who decides he’s not going to cut off his bracelet like everyone else – […]Read On »

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