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Posted Friday 9/14/18 at 11:17PM EDT
Fox's rejected Gavin & Stacey remake starring Jason Ritter and Alexis Bledel to make its debut on Crackle -- five years after it was filmed
The single-camera comedy Us & Them was announced at the 2013 Fox Upfronts. But Fox cut down on the series order to seven episodes in October 2013 because it wasn't satisfied with the scripts. Fox ultimately never found room on its schedule for the Us & Them, which was based on the hit BBC comedy that James Corden co-created with Ruth Jones. Us & Them will finally see the light of day on Crackle on Oct. 1.
Posted Tuesday 7/10/18 at 1:20PM EDT
The Handmaid's Tale launches a wine collection
Hulu has partnered with Lot18.com for red wines based on Elisabeth Moss and Alexis Bledel‘s characters, Offred and Ofglen. A white wine based on Yvonne Strahovski‘s Serena Joy will also be available.
Posted Wednesday 4/25/18 at 10:49PM EDT
A Gilmore Girls fan went from idolizing Rory Gilmore to finding her cringeworthy following the Netflix reboot
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life made Rory's "unexamined privilege" more blatant than the more nuanced portrayal of class differences from the original series, according to Susan Matthews. "A seminal show for many women growing up, the series seemed blind to how terribly entitled and overprivileged Rory Gilmore is and always has been," says Matthews. "And then the reboot did what the original never explicitly did: highlighted Rory’s immature relationship with her privilege and essentially made her the most unlikable character on the show."
Posted Wednesday 4/25/18 at 10:49PM EDT
The Handmaid's Tale Season 2 is as good as ever in making you feel bad
"The new season begins at the gallows and visits a slaughterhouse, a gulag, and various torture chambers before the second episode is through," says Willa Paskin. "In its first few episodes it transforms itself into a thriller, and the ratcheting tension makes it more difficult to watch than ever. And yet as the horrors mount and mount, as I felt sicker and sicker, I kept thinking of This Is Us, NBC’s hit family drama and cathartic cryfest about the essential decency and OK-ness of multicultural, liberal America in the age of Trump. Like This Is Us, though milking anxiety instead of tears, The Handmaid’s Tale deftly makes you feel sad, at a time when feeling sad feels kind of good, or at least right. Moreover, The Handmaid’s Tale suggests all this suffering has an end date: It won’t go on forever, just for as long as The Handmaid’s Tale is on the air. Revolution is just three, or four, or five seasons away."
- Season 2 is very, very good, something that seemed unimaginable without Margaret Atwood's material
- This season invites even more panicked second-guessing of our own world
- Season 2 is the inverse of Season 1, leaning into all-consuming anguish
- Having The Handmaid's Tale become The Handmaid's Tales is actually a great idea
- Season 2 aims to be reflective of the Trump administration
- Season 2 has made Elisabeth Moss a stronger person: "Having to say my own ideas, having to go up against people, having to argue, has definitely brought out, I think, a bit of a strength in me that I didn’t know that I had"
- Alexis Bledel on Emily's horrifying fate
- Seven ways Season 2 reflects America's prejudices and passive compliance
Posted Wednesday 3/14/18 at 6:35PM EDT
The Handmaid's Tale shares the first look at Alexis Bledel in Season 2
Check out Emily banished to the colonies.
Posted Thursday 10/26/17 at 2:13PM EDT
Clea DuVall boards The Handmaid’s Tale
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The Veep actress will guest on Season 2 as the wife of Alexis Bledel’s character and co-parent to their young son.
Posted Monday 9/11/17 at 3:14PM EDT
Gilmore Girls alums Alexis Bledel and Melissa McCarthy both won Creative Arts Emmys on Sunday
Source: Vanity Fair
Bledel won for outstanding guest actress for drama for The Handmaid’s Tale, while McCarthy’s Sean Spicer impression on SNL earned her a second Emmy victory. Lauren Graham reacted to her TV daughter’s victory: “THIS IS SO AWESOME.” PLUS: Dave Chappelle captured his first Emmy for hosting SNL, and Gerald McRaney got his first Emmy for This Is Us.
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