The 70th Emmy Awards air Monday, September 17, and Vulture TV critic Jen Chaney and New York Magazine TV critic Matt Zoller Seitz are breaking down the major categories with Emmy predictions for variety series, limited series, comedy, and drama. What will win? What actually should win? That’s what we’re here to determine. • Game of Thrones (HBO)• Stranger Things (Netflix)• The Americans (FX)• The Crown (Netflix)• The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)• This Is Us (NBC)• Westworld (HBO) The Emmy should go to … The Americans. For the finale alone, but really for all of it. —MZS The Emmy will to to … Probably A Handmaid’s Tale — or perhaps The Crown, because it’s very English, plus a good many Emmy voters would prefer that everything be on Netflix because it’s just easier that way. —MZS • … [Read more...] about Emmy Predictions: Who Should Win and Who Will Win This Year?
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A live production of “Rent” airs on Fox. And awards season blazes on, at the Screen Actors Guild Awards. What’s on TV RENT 8 p.m. on Fox. Fans who have only seen high school productions (or middle school, or elementary school, or all three) of Jonathan Larson’s 1996 musical riff on “La Bohème” have at least one major reason be excited about this live television adaptation: Michael Greif, who directed the original production at the New York Theater Workshop and a more recent Off Broadway production, is working with Alex Rudzinski (who in recent years directed “Grease: Live!” and John Legend as Jesus in “Jesus Christ Superstar” live in concert) to bring the musical to TV. That’s about the most qualified team one could hope for, and the cast is delightfully varied: Vanessa Hudgens (of “High School Musical” and “Grease: Live!”), the pop singer Tinashe, Brandon Victor Dixon (Leslie Odom … [Read more...] about What’s on TV Sunday: ‘Rent’ and the SAG Awards
Measure life in love all over again. Fox is bringing the Broadway musical "Rent" to your TV screen Sunday with "Rent" (7 EST/PST), yet another entry into the recent trend of live TV musicals. Whether you're a Broadway devotee or just someone who has heard of "Hamilton," you'll love these five musical TV productions, which range from a classic like "Grease" to an episode of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer." If you want a preview of what 'Rent' might be like: 'Grease Live!' One can only hope that "Rent" is more like Fox's "Grease Live!" than its "A Christmas Story Live!" The former is a riot of a good time, a tongue-in-cheek adaptation of a campy series that mixed the behind-the-scenes with the real scenes. The series wisely incorporated the scope television offers into the theatric elements like a live audience, and brought life to a classic story. Buy it on Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu or YouTube. If you love John Legend: 'Jesus Christ Superstar Live in … [Read more...] about The 5 best TV musicals to binge-watch this weekend before ‘Rent’
PARK CITY, Utah – What does it mean to make feminine art? That's a question Maggie Gyllenhaal has been wrestling with in her work: playing a feminist prostitute-turned-porn filmmaker in HBO drama "The Deuce," and starring as a poetry-loving educator who becomes obsessed with her student in psychological thriller "The Kindergarten Teacher" (streaming Friday on Netflix). Gyllenhaal, 40, produced both projects, which employed women directors, writers and production chiefs behind the scenes. "One of the things I love about this movie is that it feels like it was made by women," she says, sitting in a lounge on Main Street. "Being on a set with mostly women, it does feel different. I don't even know if I can tell you how. It's not like it was gentler, necessarily, or some stereotype of what that might mean. Just different." The actress spoke to USA TODAY about "The Kindergarten Teacher" and why she supports the #TimesUp movement. Q: At the … [Read more...] about Why Maggie Gyllenhaal worked mostly with women to make ‘The Kindergarten Teacher’
National TV audiences got to know Tallahassee pretty well in 2018. Some of those appearances — local actors showing up in dramas, our mayor interviewed on practically every cable news program, and a local professor competing on one of the biggest reality TV shows on the planet — made us proud of our neighbors. Others, like the newsmagazine chronicles of two infamous Tallahassee murders, we could live without. Here's a look back at what we watched our fellow Tallahasseeans doing on television this year. January: Tallahassee actor Casey Leach is featured in 'A Tale of Two Coreys' Tallahassee native, Leon High School alum and Florida State School of Theatre graduate Casey Leach, 25, was thrilled when he landed a major role in Lifetime's movie “A Tale of Two Coreys.” The bio-pic tells the story of Hollywood actors and party-hearty pals Corey Feldman and Corey Haim, who were all the rage in the late ‘80s and early … [Read more...] about Tallahassee on TV: How the city lit up the small screen in 2018