By Chuck Barney | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: January 17, 2019 at 11:49 am | UPDATED: January 18, 2019 at 4:26 am Does the rainy weather have you house-bound and bummed out? Relax. We’ve got your back. Rather than cursing the soggy weather, try to embrace it by hunkering down in front of your TV (or computer screen) and binging-out on a show or shows. Now, grab your blanket and get comfy. Here are five relatively new series on streaming services that we consider pretty see-worthy: “A Series of Unfortunate Events” (Netflix): The third and final season of this spellbinding adaptation of Daniel Handler’s Lemony Snicket stories dropped on New Year’s day. Neil Patrick Harris shines as dastardly Count Olaf, who continues to torment the Baudelaire siblings. This is superior in every way to the 2004 feature film starring Jim Carrey as Olaf. “Sex Education” (Netflix): Here’s an amusing, yet sensitive, … [Read more...] about 5 TV shows to binge on a rainy day
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By Chuck Barney | [email protected] | Bay Area News GroupPUBLISHED: January 16, 2019 at 2:01 pm | UPDATED: January 17, 2019 at 10:16 am As the great American orator, Neil Sedaka, once opined, “breaking up is hard to do.” But that’s the dilemma facing many TV viewers in 2019 as an extraordinary number of shows prepare to deliver their final episodes. We’ll have to bid farewell to some of our favorite characters and story lines and, somehow, find a way to — sob — move on. In order to help you start out on the road to closure, we’ve compiled a list of shows that will depart this year. Grab the tissues and take a gander: — “The Affair” (Showtime): Montauk will never be the same. All the emotionally wrenching drama will cease after a fifth season coming later this year. The show will make a substantial time jump and introduce Anna Paquin (“True Blood”) as the daughter of Alison (Ruth Wilson) and Cole (Joshua … [Read more...] about The farewell shows: Which TV series are ending this year?
By Staff report | | PUBLISHED: December 28, 2018 at 12:31 pm | UPDATED: December 31, 2018 at 8:58 pm Does your concept of a perfect New Year’s Day involve footie pajamas, oversized Spongebob slippers, cocoa by the Costco-sized container — and, if required, this season’s hippest hangover cure? Take a moment to make sure the remote hasn’t danced under the sofa, then read on. Here’s your guide to the couch-potato-pleasing splendor of Jan. 1 on TV: The Real Big Red RoseCast Even during these polarized times of shutdowns, putdowns, smackdowns and tweetbursts, we can all agree on one thing: Every new year starts with hope, optimism and Pasadena’s Rose Parade. This year’s march down Colorado Boulevard boasts all kinds of firsts, most of them achieved by her highness Louise Deser Siskel, the first Jewish Rose Queen, first LGBTQ Rose Queen, first Sequoyah High senior Rose Queen and, gasp, first glasses-wearing Rose Queen. Attention, Elon … [Read more...] about New Year’s Day, couch-potato style: Where to watch all the parades, football and marathons
NEW YORK (AP) — Can there be a “Roseanne” without Roseanne? The answer is yes, indeed. There can even be a pretty good sitcom. And you might not miss her that much. ABC on Tuesday night aired the first episode of “The Conners,” a spinoff of “Roseanne” without Roseanne Barr. An overdose of pain pills may be the explanation for the contentious comedian’s absence from the Conner dining table, but she still haunts it, at least in the new show’s pilot.The writers — Bruce Helford, Bruce Rasmussen and Dave Caplan — have done an absolutely masterful job of tackling a post-Barr world, confronting sadness, cynicism and hopefulness in just the right amount of proportions. They’ve accomplished that without the main reason people once tuned in. Barr was the show’s gravitational pull, the hurler of barbs in that accusatory, whiny voice. Leaving her behind is akin to taking Neil Patrick Harris out of “How I Met Your … [Read more...] about ‘The Conners’ Kills Off Roseanne in Politics Free Spinoff Debut
VERENA DOBNIK, Associated Press Updated 6:49 pm CDT, Saturday, September 1, 2018 Neil Patrick Harris, right, appears on stage along Lady Bunny, center, and other performers during Wigstock, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, in New York. The 1980s festival, an impromptu creation of unruly patrons in drag who stumbled out of an East Village club at about 2 a.m. to improvise for homeless people in garbage-strewn, rat-infested Tompkins Square Park, was revived at New York City's Pier 17. less Neil Patrick Harris, right, appears on stage along Lady Bunny, center, and other performers during Wigstock, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, in New York. The 1980s festival, an impromptu creation of unruly patrons in ... more Photo: Mary Altaffer, AP Neil Patrick Harris, right, appears on stage along Lady Bunny during Wigstock, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, in New York. The 1980s festival, an impromptu creation of unruly patrons in drag who … [Read more...] about You’ve come a long way, baby: Wigstock now star-studded