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Posted Tuesday 5/15/18 at 10:53PM EDT
The Meghan Markle-Prince Harry specials have been terrible
"Avoid all of these shows," Margaret Lyons says after watching seven of them, from TLC's When Harry Met Meghan: A Royal Engagement to Lifetime's Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance to CBS' Meghan Markle: American Princess. "The convergence of history, celebrity and glamour should be a fertile area for one-off TV specials, and there’s plenty of genuine information — about rituals, about rites, about politics, about tiaras, about dads — worth acknowledging or exploring," says Lyons. "Also, come on: Weddings are fun! At times, these shows are giddy and fizzy and dorky, and I learned a few historical tidbits along the way. But the claims to personal intimacy ranged from visibly untrue to quietly sad, and the shows all used many of the same talking heads, the same clips and the same dumb, dubious claims (no, Suits is not a celebrity-making show). A boring tabloid is a sin. Worse, the contrived narrative that the shows collectively push — the idea that Harry and Meghan’s romance is 'a fairy tale' — is jarringly backward."
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Posted Tuesday 11/28/17 at 2:12PM EST
Married with Children star recalls a young Meghan Markle growing up on the set
The Suits star’s dad, Thomas Markle, worked as a director and director of photography on the Fox sitcom. "Every day after school for 10 years, I was on the set of Married with Children, which is a really funny and perverse place for a little girl in a Catholic school uniform to grow up," Meghan Markle once told Esquire. "There were a lot of times my dad would say, 'Meg, why don't you go and help with the craft services room over there? This is just a little off-color for your 11-year-old eyes.’” Amanda Bearse, who played neighbor Marcy, on Monday remembered Meghan as a quiet, respectful kid on set. “He was so supportive and just really truly a lovely, lovely man,” Bearse said of her father. “I am not one bit surprised he grew such a lovely child.”
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