AppleTV+ announced Thursday that they’ve renewed Shrinking for a second season — making this a good time to post a review of the series. The eighth (out of 10) first season episode premieres Friday. First up, full disclosure: I tend to like just about anything with a Bill Lawrence connection. This dates back to the
The new comedy sketch series History of the World Part II had me at “Hitler on Ice.” That is the title of the very first sketch of the series. We see Hitler in full makeup and military attire attempting triple axis in a skating competition. A panel of typical sports network skating commentators ridicule him.
What if you could fix every past stupid mistake or decision you ever made? Not just the nightly, sports gambling ad regrets. Big life-changing decisions. Getting into journalism instead of something that did not implode as a profession — that sort of thing. Am I still using my outside voice? Yes, everyone, from time to
There is so much television in 2023. Every week, every day, a new series premieres. Thanks to well-stocked libraries on FAST channels such as Tubi, PlutoTV or CTV Throwback, you can summon up shows as old as The Beverly Hillbillies or Ed Sullivan on demand. Or, starting Friday, you can go back to the future,
Guest stars can often add a little zing to a sitcom. Think of all the terrific people who were showcased for an episode or two on, say, Arrested Development or even The Big Bang Theory. Adding a big name or two, however, can’t turn “Ka-KA!” into gold. This week: two contrasting examples. On Tuesday night’s
Director Ethan Hawke’s remarkable “The Last Movie Stars,” finally available in Canada thanks to Hollywood Suite, is The Actors Studio of documentaries. The six-part docuseries is, in many ways, a salute to the famous school of acting which operated in New York in the late ’40s and ’50s as taught by Lee Strasberg, Elia Kazan
Are you Beatled out already? Was nearly eight hours of Peter Jackson’s “Get Back” documentary simply All Too Much? Some of us can never get enough Fab Four but even if you’re not a big Beatles fan, I recommend “If These Walls Could Sing,” streaming now on Disney+. The documentary was directed by Mary McCartney,
Some viewers can be forgiven if they thought they’d seen the last of JANN, Jann Arden’s self-mocking sitcom. It has been a full year since the last episode of Season 3 aired, and there was nary a peep from CTV’s promotional department last June when the 2022-2023 season was unveiled. A nice surprise then to