No news is good news in the case of celebrity sex monsters and a few days have gone by without a new disgusting revelation about a male celebritys behavior towards the opposite sex. In the meantime, we have sworn off House of Cards and reruns of Louie. Is it OK, then, to turn our televisions back on without fear of seeing one of the the dozens of men mentioned in the recent spate of sexual harassment/misconduct/rape and molestation stories?
We think so.
Here are some suggestions for shows to watch that wont make you feel like you need a shower.
Steven Sodebergh (The Knick) switches genres from doctor show to Western with this take of Frank Griffin (Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom) and his band of outlaws. The men are hellbent on finding Roy Goode (Jack OConnell), Griffins protg who betrayed the brotherhood. While on the run, Roy seeks refuge with Alice Fletcher (Michelle Dockery), a widow living in the isolated mining town of La Belle, NM that is primarily governed mainly by women. When word reaches La Belle that Griffin is headed their way, the town bands together to defend against the murderous gang in a lawless western frontier.
Thirty years ago, Spike Lee burst onto the independent filmmaking scene with his groundbreaking look at Nola Darling (DeWanda Wise), a free-spirited artist making it happen for herselfand her three boyfriends in Brooklyn, New York. Her three men are Greer Childs, a model, Jamie Overstreet, an investment banker and Mark Blackmon, a bicycle messenger. Nola is not who you want her to be. Sshe is outspoken, progressive, unapologetic and passionate, sexual.
Feel good series such as Young Sheldon and This Is Us are striking a chord with audiences because they are joy to watch. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, a new comedy from the creator of The Gilmore Girls, is in their company. Its the story of a New York City housewife who discovers that she has an untapped talent for stand-up comedy. Rachel Brosnahan stars as Miriam Midge Maisel who jumps through one hoop after another in her journey of self-discovery, good timing and laughter. She charts a course that takes her from her comfortable life on Riverside Drive, through the basket houses and nightclubs of Greenwich Village as she storms the world of stand-up comedy a course that will ultimately lead her to a spot on Johnny Carsons couch.
Filming on Stage 33 at CBS Television City in Los Angeles, the shows original soundstage, Burnett will reminisce about her favorite sketches, Q&As with the studio audience, guest stars, her memorable wardrobe and bloopers, as well as the tremendous effect the show continues to have on television today as a true pioneer of sketch comedy. The special will also feature original cast members Vicki Lawrence and Lyle Waggoner, costume designer Bob Mackie, as well as other comedians, comic actors and friends, including Jim Carrey, Kristin Chenoweth, Stephen Colbert, Harry Connick Jr., Bill Hader, Jay Leno, Jane Lynch, Bernadette Peters, Maya Rudolph and Martin Short