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Posted Tuesday 2/06/18 at 2:36AM EST
Can the Crock-Pot recover from the This Is Us tragedy?
“The ongoing Crock-Pot fiasco is the most bizarre kitchen appliance backlash since Sean Hannity persuaded his reactionary audience to demolish their Keurig coffee machines,” says Justin Charity. “But Keurigs are for losers who secretly hate coffee, and so I don’t really care whether weirdos ditch their Keurig machines to defend Sean Hannity’s honor among TV advertisers. Crock-Pots are for the people who love carefully cooked food. I want all of us — but especially those of us who toil over braises and stews — to be safe.”
Posted Thursday 2/01/18 at 2:23PM EST
Barbra Streisand explains why she allowed The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel to use her songs
“I don’t license my songs very often, but I was impressed with how the show digs deep into the song catalogs of the era and doesn’t just go with the obvious hits,” says Streisand, who received a letter from creator Amy Sherman-Palladino “pleading” for the clearance of her songs. Streisand adds: "Usually, when someone requests a license they only use 30 seconds or a minute, so I was surprised when they used the whole song with that crazy ending.”
Posted Friday 1/26/18 at 11:08PM EST
Scott Patterson on the Gilmore Girls revival’s surrogacy storyline: “I gotta be honest with you, I didn’t like it”
“I understand why it was there. It was such an awkward situation for me as a character,” Patterson says of what he considers the “least satisfying part” of Netflix's Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life. “In my mind it’s just a foregone conclusion that we are going to have a child but not like that,” he adds. “Those were tough days for me on set. I didn’t settle into that part of the story very well. I know that guy very well and I know how he feels. Just the fact that he hung around for so long and the way he feels the way he does about her. I mean, of course he wants to have a child with her.”
Posted Friday 1/26/18 at 11:08PM EST
Why The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is brilliant — from a scientific perspective
Astrophysics professor Adam Frank says he’s enamored with the Amazon series. “For me, as a scientist, one of the ways it's specifically brilliant is its exploration of the human capacity for genius, that rare flash of excellence and what its possession demands,” he says. “Whether its science, art, or comedy — genius just happens. An invitation to consider those happenings, is one of the gems The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel offers.” Frank adds: “The show offers something more than just a tired trope about ‘genius is 1 percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration.’ Instead, it also unpacks the capacity for genius to simply erupt unbidden with all the chaos that can follow. “
Posted Wednesday 1/24/18 at 11:32PM EST
Lauren Graham: I don’t recall pitching ideas to get on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Tuesday’s Hollywood Reporter story that said Graham was “pitching ideas,” and quoted Amy Sherman-Palladino as saying “Lauren wants to be something very specific” and “she has it all figured out.” On Wednesday night, the former Gilmore Girls star responded to the article, tweeting: “Love this idea! Love @MaiselTV. But I don’t remember pitching Amy anything? So hopefully she’ll ignore whatever I said, and just write something cool (as she always does)! xL”
Posted Thursday 12/21/17 at 10:23PM EST
Barbra Streisand had to “literally sit down and watch” a scene from The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel before approving use of her music
“She did it the day after the (2016) presidential election,” says producer Dan Palladino. “Either she was looking for a distraction or decided the end of times was coming and she needed to get her last business done. We didn't hear anything from her other than the OK to do it.” Amy Sherman-Palladino adds, “I basically wrote Barbra a soliloquy, a love letter. That piece of music had been in my brain from before the scene was completed.” ALSO: How Marvelous Mrs. Maisel put together its 1950s soundtrack.
Posted Friday 12/15/17 at 10:35PM EST
Here are all the Gilmore Girls Easter eggs on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
“In many ways,” says Dana Schwartz, “Midge might have been the daughter Emily (Gilmore) always wanted: She loves clothes, she understands the appeal of a doorman building, and, most importantly, she lives just a floor away from her parents.”
Posted Monday 12/11/17 at 9:04AM EST
Reese Witherspoon: I can’t stop watching The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
“It is so smart and funny and gorgeous and delightful,” the Big Little Lies star tweeted Sunday, adding that she especially loves Midge and her wardrobe. “Thank you AmyShermanPalladino for making another great show with complex female characters front and center,” Witherspoon added in another tweet.
Posted Wednesday 11/29/17 at 12:21AM EST
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is like a standup-comedy riff on Mad Men — If it were told from Peggy’s Olson’s point of view
“This handsome comedy is uneven, but like (Amy) Sherman-Palladino’s Gilmore Girls, it contains gifts that will appeal to fans of verbal combat and realistic depictions of complicated friendships among whip-smart women,” Maureen Ryan says of the Amazon series. She adds: “As fans of Gilmore Girls know, plot is not really the draw with Sherman-Palladino’s shows. Each of the first four installments of Mrs. Maisel contains a slightly altered version of the same formula: Midge’s marriage becomes more frayed, she tries to straddle the very different worlds of young Manhattan matrons and Village weirdos, and she eventually gets onstage to shape her pain and bewilderment into something sharp, incisive and even sweet.”
- What makes Mrs. Maisel intriguing is that the protagonist is rich, has it all and isn’t broken
- The near-perfect pilot is followed by three “bit baggy” episodes that suffer from the Prestige TV problem of being 10 minutes too long
- Mrs. Maisel isn’t simply a period piece — it’s a superhero story
- The main character is so engaging, and the cast is so strong, that it’s easy to look past the glacial pace
- Mrs. Maisel represents the height of Amy Sherman-Palladino fans adored in Gilmore Girls
- Six signs you’re watching an Amy Sherman-Palladino show
- Sherman-Palladino: “People still don’t f*cking think women are funny. There’s a lot of dudes out there doling out cash who don’t believe women are funny”
Posted Tuesday 11/28/17 at 2:15AM EST
Amy Sherman-Palladino on another Gilmore Girls revival: “There's nothing being planned right now but it's open if the muse strikes”
“We've got the Gilmore clause, we've carved it out,” Sherman-Palladino laughs in discussing her new Amazon deal, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and the clause that will allow her to return to Netflix to make more Gilmore Girls. “The thing about Gilmore Girls is, it's an amorphous thing. The reason that it happened the first time is because we all went to that Austin (ATX) Festival and we all sat together and there was an open bar and we were all sitting there saying, 'It feels good now, let's do it now.' I think it would have to be a similar situation. There would have to be an open bar and we would have to have the right story and the right format and it would have to be a time where the girls and us all felt like, 'Yeah, let's dive in again.' There's nothing being planned right now but it's open if the muse strikes.” ALSO: Why it’s time to accept that Gilmore Girls is not coming back, at least not soon.
Posted Tuesday 11/14/17 at 6:04AM EST
Gilmore Girls creator Amy Sherman-Palladino weighs in on the Hollywood sexual harassment scandals
Sherman-Palladino, who’s promoting her new Amazon series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, says of sexual misconduct in Hollywood: “What’s funny is, you know, they make everybody go through on shows, and the crews go though, sexual harassment seminars and an hour of a class and a test, and it’s like it’s not those guys who are doing it, usually, it’s the guys above them who have their assistants take the test for them. And you know I’m sure they never asked Harvey Weinstein to take a sexual whatever seminar.”
Posted Monday 11/13/17 at 7:57AM EST
Gilmore Girls creator confirms more Netflix episodes are possible, despite her new Amazon deal
Amy Sherman-Palladino has confirmed an earlier report that her Amazon deal won’t put a halt to any potential future Gilmore Girls episodes. “We carved out a little niche for ourselves with Amazon saying that if we ever want to do it, if the girls and us get together and we have a concept that works, then we have the freedom to do it,” she says.
Posted Tuesday 10/10/17 at 1:25PM EDT
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel from Gilmore Girls creator Amy Sherman-Palladino gets a trailer, release date
The Amazon comedy, which looks like Mad Men meets Gilmore Girls, debuts on Nov. 29.
Posted Friday 10/06/17 at 4:37PM EDT
Amazon is struggling to gain a TV foothold: It’s “a bit of a gong show,” says David E. Kelley
Despite acclaimed series like Transparent, Amazon is “struggling to define a new strategy,” according to The Wall Street Journal. The newspaper quotes Kelley, whose HBO series Big Little Lies Amazon wasn’t even interested in bidding on, as describing the studio as "a bit of a gong show." And The Shield creator Shawn Ryan, whose Amazon show Mad Dogs was canceled, described the company as being entirely in "chaos” and not “artist friendly.” There is also the allegation that the top executives at Amazon Studios are using their positions to get work for their significant others. Still, Amazon has recently signed top TV talent, including Mad Men’s Matthew Weiner, The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman and Gilmore Girls’ Any Sherman-Palladino.
Posted Tuesday 9/26/17 at 5:44PM EDT
A second Gilmore Girls revival might be possible at Netflix, despite its creator’s new Amazon deal
According to Michael Ausiello, Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino’s new Amazon deal contains an “out” clause that would allow them to do a follow-up to Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life for Netflix