Theater, Movie, Event, Misci Reviews

How the modern novel derived from serials, and how television dramas have evolved into a more serial format. Also is Dennis Franz still alive, and why isn’t anyone reading my self-published novel.

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Marion on March 26, 2017

This week on The Americans, Elizabeth proves once again how much self-awareness she lacks (all of it). Stan and Aderholt might want to rethink their recruiting techniques. The noose tightens around Oleg, and we get a surprise blast from the past. Catch my recap of The Midges, season 5, episode 3 at The Agony Booth.   And […]

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(This is a review for the fantastic musical “cabaret” Songs of the Fallen, which will be in town for one week only, so get yer tickets NOW.) Are you a tourist in New York who’s about to wait on line at TKTS? Are you having doubts about whether standing around for two hours in order […]

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VM Gautier on June 28, 2015

19th century Paris’ favorite party-girl is having a birthday party in Manhattan and you’re invited! Songs for the Fallen will have a brief run at the New York Musical Theater Festival. What is it? And why should you absolutely get your tickets today? Here’s the description from the NYMT site: Good girls don’t make history. […]

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Marion on June 28, 2015

I don’t think I’ve ever watched an entire episode of The Big Bang Theory. I’ve tried. But I just found it offensive on SO many levels. The dumb blonde. The socially-awkward geniuses.The stereotype Jewish mother from a 100 years ago. Hint show: Real Jewish mother’s come in all shapes, sizes, and philosophies, and Ilana’s mother […]

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