Television – Carol Channing http://carolchanning.org/ Wed, 22 Jun 2022 00:22:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://carolchanning.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-2021-06-29T131401.023-150x150.png Television – Carol Channing http://carolchanning.org/ 32 32 KD Hall Named to Board of Governors of National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Northwestern Chapter https://carolchanning.org/kd-hall-named-to-board-of-governors-of-national-academy-of-television-arts-sciences-northwestern-chapter/ Wed, 22 Jun 2022 00:03:00 +0000 https://carolchanning.org/kd-hall-named-to-board-of-governors-of-national-academy-of-television-arts-sciences-northwestern-chapter/ A four-time Emmy® nominee in Short Documentaries, Hall has been an active chapter member serving on the student awards/outreach and scholarship committees. Hall holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication and a minor in Broadcast Journalism from Oakland University (Rochester, MI), in addition to an MBA, she also holds a second master’s degree in […]]]>

A four-time Emmy® nominee in Short Documentaries, Hall has been an active chapter member serving on the student awards/outreach and scholarship committees.

Hall holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication and a minor in Broadcast Journalism from Oakland University (Rochester, MI), in addition to an MBA, she also holds a second master’s degree in Adult Education – Leadership and Training.

After a stint in higher education, in 2014 when she became pregnant with her first daughter, KD told her husband she was ready to rediscover her true passion for storytelling.

“I refuse to be the parent who talks about doing what I love if I don’t follow my own advice,” KD Hall said.

Inspired by her own experience, the birth of her two daughters and with the encouragement of her husband David, they launched KD Hall Communications and gained a reputation for excellence in customer-focused communications and integrated marketing services. KD’s experience in higher education, communication management, strategic planning, crisis management and training, along with his high energy and dedication, provide the foundation and motivation to help clients achieve their goals.

KD is also committed to using its platform and expertise to champion the inherent power of women by sharing their stories and developing programs for women to use, leverage and develop their leadership skills.

“I am grateful for this day, and hope it serves as a reminder to myself and everyone else that it is never too late to turn your dreams into reality and that there is no not just one path to achieving your goals. I look forward to serving our region for the next two years and bringing my production and public relations experience to our leadership team,” Hall said.

Learn more about KD Hall, the communications company she runs KD room communications.

Contact: Suzanne Lavender
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SOURCEKD Hall Communications LLC

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The Basics of Internet Protocol Television https://carolchanning.org/the-basics-of-internet-protocol-television/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 08:21:36 +0000 https://carolchanning.org/the-basics-of-internet-protocol-television/ The Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) market has grown significantly over the past decade, with many new products and services being developed in recent years. However, this can seem like a daunting niche for some business owners, especially if you’re not tech-savvy. This article will cover some of the basics of IPTV, including what it is, […]]]>

The Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) market has grown significantly over the past decade, with many new products and services being developed in recent years. However, this can seem like a daunting niche for some business owners, especially if you’re not tech-savvy.

This article will cover some of the basics of IPTV, including what it is, how it differs from traditional cable and satellite TV providers, and how business owners can leverage this technology in their businesses.

What is Internet Protocol Television (IPTV?)

IPTV is a form of high-definition television delivered by streaming media over an Internet connection. It was first introduced in 2003 and has been around for several years now.

IPTV services are similar to traditional cable or satellite television, but have key differences. For example, traditional TV uses cables to deliver content from point A to point B, while IPTV relies on an internet connection. Another difference between these two types of services is the management of channels and program information.

It is simply an evolution in the field of home entertainment. This is an option to stream programs including premium content such as movies or sports through your internet connection rather than a traditional cable or satellite TV service.

With IPTV, you have access to live TV channels and on-demand programming, just like traditional pay TV services, but instead of being delivered over coaxial cables, these channels are streamed over your connection. High-speed Internet.

What IPTV Means for Advertisers and TV Businesses

As internet protocol television gains popularity in homes, advertisers must learn to take advantage of a new platform. It’s not too early to think about how your business can connect with IPTV users. Here are some tips for businesses looking to connect with their customers on connected tv.

● This is a huge opportunity

According Hollywood journalist, connected TV will exceed 2 billion viewers in 2022. This means that connected TV users will represent nearly half of all digital media viewers. It is therefore worth exploring what connected TV means for advertising and marketing strategies.

● It is more economical

It is also cheaper to advertise on connected TV than on traditional platforms. Additionally, because connected TV ads can be targeted based on user demographics and interests, they are much more likely to be seen by interested viewers.

● Helps deliver effective content

Besides being a new platform for advertising, Internet Protocol Television is also a new way to deliver video content. It’s more interactive than traditional television and puts viewers in control of what they watch. Therefore, marketers can deliver more targeted and personalized messages through Connected TV Ads.

● Compatible with all devices

Because Connected TV ads are delivered over an internet connection, they can be viewed on any internet-enabled device or OTT platform.

Streaming TV Advertising vs Cable Advertising

When you start a new business, you may want to reduce your expenses. One way to do this is to use streaming television advertising rather than cable TV. Below, we compare and consider to decide which option is best for your business.

● Broadcast TV advertising

Streaming services like Roku and Hulu offer in-app video ads as an alternative to traditional TV ads. In addition to paying for impressions, businesses can also purchase sponsorships or product placements from trade shows if they choose.

With streaming TV advertising, you can target your audience based on demographics and interests; there are no restrictions on where your ads appear. You may not have access to live sporting events or other popular shows, but you can still reach non-cable viewers with streaming TV advertising.

● Cable Advertising

Cable networks typically air commercials during breaks between shows, often called cable advertising spot. Depending on the number of people watching a particular show, these spots may air multiple times during each episode.

Advertisers can target their advertisements based on demographic and psychographic data; they also have access to live sporting events and popular shows.

Additionally, companies can purchase sponsorships or product placements through programs if they wish. The main disadvantage of cable television advertising is that it is more expensive than streaming television commercials.

Thinking of switching to IPTV? You will not be disappointed !

Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) provides digital media and Internet Protocol television instead of cable or satellite signals. This means you can stream live TV from anywhere in your home using a laptop, computer or other compatible device connected to your network.

The main differences between IPTV and traditional cable TV are that IPTV is available at a lower cost, offers more features, and does not require you to have an external satellite dish on your roof. And for businesses, it means an amazing new opportunity to reach your target audience.

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The Monte-Carlo Television Festival opens with “Last Light” https://carolchanning.org/the-monte-carlo-television-festival-opens-with-last-light/ Sat, 18 Jun 2022 13:13:00 +0000 https://carolchanning.org/the-monte-carlo-television-festival-opens-with-last-light/ The 61st Monte-Carlo Television Festival opened on Friday with a phalanx of stars and television industry executives on the event’s blue carpet, in the presence of Prince Albert II of Monaco and his wife Princess Charlene. The opening screening was the world premiere of the thriller “Last Light,” produced by MGM Intl. Television production. The […]]]>

The 61st Monte-Carlo Television Festival opened on Friday with a phalanx of stars and television industry executives on the event’s blue carpet, in the presence of Prince Albert II of Monaco and his wife Princess Charlene.

The opening screening was the world premiere of the thriller “Last Light,” produced by MGM Intl. Television production. The show’s cast was in attendance, led by Matthew Fox (“Lost”), Joanne Froggatt (“Downton Abbey”) and Tom Wlaschiha (“Game of Thrones”), along with director Dennie Gordon and junior members of the cast Alyth Ross and Taylor Fay.

During the opening ceremony, Princess Charlene presented the first International Golden Nymph of Most Promising Talent to French actor Théo Christine (“War of the Worlds”, “SKAM”, “Supremes”).

In his welcome speech, Prince Albert II said: “Our festival has always highlighted on the one hand creativity, the production of quality fiction, and on the other hand, journalistic work for a better understanding of the real stakes, of the major geopolitical and economic balances of the world in which we live.

“Its content is constantly evolving to incorporate technological developments that have changed the way we consume images, particularly with the development of digital platforms.

Nikki Toscano, the show’s writer and producer, and Nicole Clemens, president of Paramount Television Studios, were on hand at the festival to present “The Offer,” the drama series about the making of “The Godfather.”


Courtesy of Sylvain Pellegrino

Leaders of the event included Jill Tiefenthaler, CEO of the National Geographic Society, who is the chairman of the festival’s news and documentary judging panel; Anna Marsh, CEO of Studiocanal, who is part of the festival’s fiction jury; Michael Hirst, screenwriter and executive producer of “Vikings”; Rola Bauer, president of international television productions at MGM; Danna Stern, the outgoing boss of Israeli studios Yes Studio; and Monika Bacardi, co-founder of AMBI Group and Iervolino Entertainment.

Acting talents who attended the opening included Taylor Kitsch of “The Terminal List”, Luke Kleintank of “FBI: International”, Camryn Manheim of “Law & Order: Revival”, Melissa Ordway and Jason Thompson of “The Young and the Restless”, Taylor Kinney of “Chicago Fire”, Marlyne Barrett of “Chicago Med”, and Hill Harper and Paige Spara of “The Good Doctor”.

Other cast members at the event included Jason Priestley, Neal McDonough, Danny Glover, David Hasselhoff and Jane Seymour.

In his speech, Laurent Puons, CEO of the festival, said: “In the golden age of content, there is no doubt that our festival has become a leading force in celebrating all aspects of global television industry. With an incredible line-up of top programs and talent, both in front of and behind the camera, we look forward to delivering an exciting edition over the next five days.

Shows in competition at the festival include “The Offer”, with Miles Teller and Matthew Goode, “The Tourist” with Jamie Dornan and “The Terminal List” with Chris Pratt. Also in competition are “A Private Affair”, “Made in Oslo”, “Trom”, “Martha Liebermann”, “Romance of Ida” and “Vincenzo Malinconico, Avvocato d’Insuccesso”.

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Golf fans not happy with US Open Television decision https://carolchanning.org/golf-fans-not-happy-with-us-open-television-decision/ Thu, 16 Jun 2022 15:09:15 +0000 https://carolchanning.org/golf-fans-not-happy-with-us-open-television-decision/ BROOKLINE, MASSACHUSETTS – JUNE 16: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland hits a birdie putt on the 18th hole during the first round of the 2022 USOpen Championship at The Country Club on June 16, 2022 in Brookline, Massachusetts. (Photo by David Canon/Getty Images) David Canon/Getty Images While the action at The Country Club this Thursday […]]]>

While the action at The Country Club this Thursday lives up to the hype, the current US Open 2022 broadcast format does not.

The first part of the first round is broadcast in the United States. The back half of the first round will be available on NBC.

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Bill Prady’s Pine Tree First Look Deal With Warner Bros. Television – Deadline https://carolchanning.org/bill-pradys-pine-tree-first-look-deal-with-warner-bros-television-deadline/ Tue, 14 Jun 2022 16:30:00 +0000 https://carolchanning.org/bill-pradys-pine-tree-first-look-deal-with-warner-bros-television-deadline/ Bill Prady, co-creator of The Big Bang Theoryreturns to Warner Bros. Television. Prady’s Pine Tree Entertainment, which he runs with former Netflix exec Chris Sanagustin, has struck a first deal with the studio behind the long-running CBS sitcom Prady co-created with Chuck Lorre. This comes just two years after Prady first struck a deal with […]]]>

Bill Prady, co-creator of The Big Bang Theoryreturns to Warner Bros. Television.

Prady’s Pine Tree Entertainment, which he runs with former Netflix exec Chris Sanagustin, has struck a first deal with the studio behind the long-running CBS sitcom Prady co-created with Chuck Lorre.

This comes just two years after Prady first struck a deal with Netflix.

The new multi-year deal will see Pine Tree develop scripted programming featuring multi-camera and single genre comedies, dramas and series, for a variety of platforms, including HBO Max, cable and broadcast networks and non-Streamers. owned by Warner Bros.

In addition to reuniting Prady with the studio behind 279 episodes of The Big Bang Theory, it also reunites him with Channing Dungey, chairman of the Warner Bros. television group, who signed Prady to his Netflix contract. The deal also sees Sanagustin return to the studio, where she got her first Hollywood gig as a production assistant.

Prady got his entertainment break at Jim Henson Productions and also worked on series such as Married… with children, Dream On, Caroline in the city and Dharma and Greg.

Sanagustin was previously director of international originals at Netflix, where she oversaw Brazilian series, including No one is watching, and has overseen drama series such as Bates Motel, Sabrina the Teenage Witch and The Mindy Project.

Bill Prady said: “It’s exciting for Chris and I to be back at Warner Bros., a studio I first called almost two decades ago. We are thrilled to partner with a creative team that shares our vision for innovative television and the promotion of new voices.

Prady is represented by Rothman Brecher Ehrich Livingston and Lichter Grossman. Sanagustin is represented by Patti Felker.

]]> Grenfell review – so heartbreaking you’ll want to scream | Television https://carolchanning.org/grenfell-review-so-heartbreaking-youll-want-to-scream-television/ Sun, 12 Jun 2022 22:50:00 +0000 https://carolchanning.org/grenfell-review-so-heartbreaking-youll-want-to-scream-television/ In 2021, the non-profit play Grenfell: Value Engineering – Scenes from the Grenfell Inquiry took place at the Tabernacle in Notting Hill, West London, then at the Birmingham Rep. It was a verbatim dramatization of the evidence from the Grenfell Tower inquest. A depiction of the Tabernacle is televised here in two parts, with the […]]]>

In 2021, the non-profit play Grenfell: Value Engineering – Scenes from the Grenfell Inquiry took place at the Tabernacle in Notting Hill, West London, then at the Birmingham Rep. It was a verbatim dramatization of the evidence from the Grenfell Tower inquest. A depiction of the Tabernacle is televised here in two parts, with the simplified title of Grenfell (Channel 4). Jon Snow presents it with a short and devastating explanation of why this piece exists. He remembers meeting 12-year-old Firdaws Hashim two months before the fire when he was presiding over a school essay competition, which she won. She died in the fire, along with her parents and two brothers. The hope, says Snow, is that nothing like this will ever happen again.

After seeing this horrific tale of redistribution of blame and repeated denials of corporate guilt, I’m not sure hope is what we’re left with. It’s been five years since the Grenfell fire. It is worth watching this production remembering that to date no criminal charges have been filed. During the Jubilee celebrations, the community group Justice4Grenfell set up a festive street table in the shadow of the tower, inscribing the names of the victims and the words ’72 dead’ on the plaques. And still no arrests? How come?”

When the play was first announced, but before it was performed, there was an online debate about whether it was appropriate to “dramatize” the tragedy, and whether it would be a case of middle-class white luvvies appropriating the terrible events of this tragedy. night for their art. But it’s not so much dramatization as a carefully chosen selection of real evidence, designed to tell the story of what happened and suggest some of the many reasons why. These are, of course, poverty and race. Most of the victims were working-class people of color living in public housing in one of the country’s wealthiest regions.

The piece is very procedural. It’s a story told in acronyms, codes and timestamps. Lawyers refer to witness statements, memos, phone transcripts, CCTV, flowcharts and emails, and display them on screen. But this technical approach is not difficult to follow and gives an immersive feeling. The only reminders that this is a play, and not scenes from the investigation, are the occasional shots of an audience watching in rapt silence.

The transfer of responsibility…Thomas Wheatley, Ron Cook and Sarah Coates at Grenfell. Photograph: Tristram Kenton/The Guardian

The first phase of the investigation began in May 2018 and ended in December of the same year. It aimed to provide a factual account of what happened and begins with accounts given by members of the fire department. An actor plays the first firefighter to enter the tower, as he describes the confusion of the night, the decisions he made and why. A control room officer speaks of ‘something entirely different from what had happened before’ and describes how long it took for the ‘stay put’ advisory to be changed to tell people to leave.

It’s heartbreaking from start to finish, though the reasons for this change and evolve. The evidence provided in the second phase of the investigation comes from the business side: the architects and contractors. A flowchart, explaining the various companies involved in the renovation of Grenfell which was completed just a year before the fire, is useful if only to keep track of the outrageous abdication of responsibility and shifting of responsibility that is taking place.

It’s a litany of damning indictments, and the success of this piece could be to raise awareness of the egregious failures of the many agencies involved in the renovation of the tower. Cladding was seen as an aesthetic choice, a way to make 1970s social housing “prettier”. The architectural firm that won the contract, Studio E, had no experience of high-rise residential buildings , and one of the architects admits to being “a bit green about process and technicality” in an email broadcast on the screen.

Each shifts responsibility to another department. Costs are reduced and money saved. There are no sprinklers fitted and it is claimed that the lining materials used were “inert and would not burn at all”, despite heavy evidence to the contrary. A resident who raises concerns about fire safety is dismissed as “a known troublemaker”. Again, these are verbatim accounts of the investigation itself. No dramatization is required, just editing that clarifies what was said to the audience. You want to scream. But above all, you want action. Seventy-two dead and still no arrests? How come?

The second episode of Grenfell is on Channel 4, June 14, 11:05 p.m.

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LYNDA HIRSCH ON TV — SUMMARIES, by Lynda Hirsch https://carolchanning.org/lynda-hirsch-on-tv-summaries-by-lynda-hirsch/ Fri, 10 Jun 2022 23:48:07 +0000 https://carolchanning.org/lynda-hirsch-on-tv-summaries-by-lynda-hirsch/ “THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL”: Li confronts the imprisoned Sheila about what she did to Finn. When Li uses “is” while praising Finn, Sheila wonders if Finn might be alive. Sheila is about to be transferred to another prison. Mike the guard, who helped her escape years ago, enters. Sheila and Mike search for a […]]]>

“THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL”: Li confronts the imprisoned Sheila about what she did to Finn. When Li uses “is” while praising Finn, Sheila wonders if Finn might be alive. Sheila is about to be transferred to another prison. Mike the guard, who helped her escape years ago, enters. Sheila and Mike search for a way out. Brooke tells Ridge that she banished Deacon from her life. Liam tries to comfort Hope when she tells him that this will break his father. Quinn places a ring on Eric – the ring is actually a heart monitor – while playing pickleball, i.e. having sex with Donna. Eric returns to Quinn, who tells him how much she loves him. Carter dreams of having sex with Quinn. Wanting to start a family and not wanting to hurt Eric, Carter announces that he is marrying Paris and plans to start a family with her. Grace warns Paris that Carter will only break her heart. Bill and Ridge spar. Back home, Katie tells Donna that Bill is still trying to seduce her and that she loves it.

PREVIEW: IN CIRCULATION

“THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS”: Victor orders Ashland to leave town. As Ashland is packing, Victoria arrives and says she is going with him. Nikki and Victor are stunned by her decision. Kyle and Summer prepare to go home. Devon and Nate clash over how to kick off the company’s opening. Devon wants it to be a slow rollout; Nate wants to make it splashy. Lily is upset because she thinks he is too focused on Victoria. Lily settles down when he gives her an amethyst ring. Billy wants to sue Victoria for custody of the children. Tessa is bothered by a sore throat. Jack, fed up with Phyllis’ last stands, tells her he’s done with her for good. Upon meeting Diane, Jack sits down to chat with her. Elena is so tired she can barely stay awake. Her chance to nap ends when she is called to the hospital. Amanda warns Imani not to seduce Nate.

SNEAK PEEK: BABY DOES THREE

“DAYS OF OUR LIVES”: Feeling guilty for setting EJ up for Sami’s kidnapping, Lucas turns to the bottle. Kate fears losing Roman if he finds out she knew about Lucas’ misstep. Jan gives birth prematurely to a baby boy. Breaking up with EJ, Belle goes to comfort Shawn, the man she loves and wants in her life. Tripp says goodbye to Salem. Sarah and Xander have a romantic reconciliation. Sarah panics when she has a hallucination and remembers losing her baby. Marlena says don’t be scared because she can increase her meds, which should help. Abby and Chad revel in their marriage and children. Chad leaves the room. When he returns, he finds a lifeless, blood-soaked Abby in their bed. Jack arrives to celebrate his birthday with his daughter.

SNEAK PEEK: SALEM CRIES ABBY

“GENERAL HOSPITAL”: Finn visits Liz in Shadybrook. Liz appreciates the visit, but she needs to be alone to deal with her problems. Sonny warns Dex to stay away from his family. Valentin suggests that he and Ned co-run ELQ. Brit is haunted by her love for Jason. Willow decides not to search for her biological mother. Liesl tells her daughter that she wants her to be as happy as she is with Scott. Sonny will do anything to destroy Michael for his betrayal. Sonny takes Nina back to Port Charles. Marshall returns. Curtis realizes that his father has serious mental health issues. Although they are under control with medication and therapy, he does not want to burden his son. Portia tells Trina not to let Esme win. Ava tells Nikolas that she wants to end their relationship. Leo is delighted when he is given a horse. Valentin suggests that the boy call him Comet.

SNEAK PEEK: VALENTINES DON’T RIDE

To learn more about Lynda Hirsch and read articles by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate website at www.creators.com.

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Barren County Keeps ‘Mayberry’ Sensation But Growth Soars https://carolchanning.org/barren-county-keeps-mayberry-sensation-but-growth-soars/ Thu, 09 Jun 2022 00:04:28 +0000 https://carolchanning.org/barren-county-keeps-mayberry-sensation-but-growth-soars/ County executive judge says businesses and residential areas are growing GLASGOW, Ky. –Not long ago, Barren County was considered a sleepy county. Fast forward about a decade, and the rural feeling hasn’t changed at all. However, the size of the population, the growth of small and large enterprises are booming. Executive Judge Michael Hale says […]]]>
County executive judge says businesses and residential areas are growing

GLASGOW, Ky. –Not long ago, Barren County was considered a sleepy county.

Fast forward about a decade, and the rural feeling hasn’t changed at all. However, the size of the population, the growth of small and large enterprises are booming.

Executive Judge Michael Hale says about a decade ago he saw a trend of people living here but mostly working outside the county.

In 2022, Barren County has lost none of its agriculture-centric rural charm.

Hale says that’s the exact reason people and businesses seek them out.

“I am very proud of our community. It grows. It’s moving and people want to be part of it,” he said.

Hale says the proof is in the pudding. With thriving small businesses, grassroots businesses, murals, gigs, superstars, Airbnbs and more coming to Glasgow every day, new faces and businesses can’t help but gravitate.

He said: “Someone who moved here said, ‘We couldn’t find Glasgow and Barren County. He found us. So we are doing something right.

Hale says the tourism industry is a big reason Barren County has retained its aesthetic while enjoying real estate.

Landry Steenbergen of Barren County Tourism said, “There are things happening this summer and then next year, and it’s attracting a lot of people. It’s super exciting to see people wanting to be here and come. So keep coming, and we’d like to have everybody.

Hale says we should expect a big new company announcement in the very near future. Between that, Warren County’s Batter Factory providing 2,000 new jobs and a new generation of homeowners looking to buy, creating more housing will remain a priority for Barren County.

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Review of Everything I Know About Love – fun, if completely exhausting | Television https://carolchanning.org/review-of-everything-i-know-about-love-fun-if-completely-exhausting-television/ Tue, 07 Jun 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://carolchanning.org/review-of-everything-i-know-about-love-fun-if-completely-exhausting-television/ Dolly Alderton’s memoir, All I Know About Love, written when she was in her late twenties, became a runaway bestseller. Fellow twenties clung to his stories of brilliant friends, good nights out, depleted bank accounts, bad first dates, worst one-night stands, hopes raised and dashed in their chests of hangover and took it as their […]]]>

Dolly Alderton’s memoir, All I Know About Love, written when she was in her late twenties, became a runaway bestseller. Fellow twenties clung to his stories of brilliant friends, good nights out, depleted bank accounts, bad first dates, worst one-night stands, hopes raised and dashed in their chests of hangover and took it as their bible rather than a previous generation did with Fielding’s Bridget Jones’ Helen Journal. The fact that Alderton’s book is also about a loss of the kind you’d only expect to experience in later years also seems to imbue it with real hard-won wisdom.

Alderton has now adapted his tale of those black-edged golden years into a BBC One drama series of the same name. It fictionalizes the memoirs, using them more as a springboard than directly as material, but it’s still quintessential Alderton speaking to the quintessential millennial.

We are in 2012. Maggie (the avatar of the author, interpreted by Emma Appleton) is 24 years old and has just arrived in London. She’s one of four friends sharing an incredibly spacious and unsanitary home, which seems like an odd choice for a series so concerned with perpetuating the relatability that made the book such a hit. They’re all eager to embrace all the pulsating metropolis has to offer, and neither is Maggie. She parties hard and often. As her much more nervous and serious best friend, Birdy (Bel Powley), puts it, in a line representative of Alderton’s acumen in these areas, Maggie is genuinely fun: “Someone who really likes to swim, wear bandanas and playing pool in the pubs!”

In the hands of Alderton and Appleton, Maggie is just charming and natural enough that you give her the benefit of the doubt. It’s possible to consider his self-centeredness and determination to make the worst possible choices whenever a penis appears (particularly when attached to Street, played with perfect slippery toxicity by Connor Finch) a function of youth rather only durable characteristics. As Street says (Oh my God, Maggie! Run fast and run far): “You have about two years to get by.

Rounding out the London roommate – sometimes with karaoke but, as I said, they’re young and need to be forgiven – are Maggie’s college friends Nell (Marli Siu) and Amara (Aliyah Odoffin). But it’s Birdy and Maggie, whose blossoming friendship we see in flashbacks to their school days, who are for each other. The emotional heart of the series is Maggie learning to navigate life more independently when the perpetually single Birdy finally gets a boyfriend and is no longer constantly available for her. Like an emerging mole, blinking painfully in the sun, Maggie recoils from this first experience of adulthood. No one tells him, old friends. There’s no benefit in knowing how much worse this adult gig gets. Let them gather their roses and chop their coke lines on the club toilets while they can.

For anyone much older than Maggie/Alderton, this seven-part journey through the 20s of the Tinder generation will have you feeling like an anthropologist on Mars. (Doubly, if like me you were too old and boring for your 20s even when you were 20.) But questions will surely be asked in the very homes of viewers who recognize the feverish excitement of those years and embraced it. as much as possible. Maggie. Hasn’t the flood of personal writing unleashed by the Internet inoculated them against age-old problems, like bad boy appeal? Did people really stand up for themselves and their friendships as loudly and as often as this lot? When Maggie tells Birdy “You’re the sweetest, funniest person in any room. You out of shape is a level of charm most people don’t achieve in their entire lives” Supposed to take this as an indicator of the depth of love they have for each other, or as a performative joke that means the opposite?The fact that we haven’t seen any of these supposed characteristics in Birdy so far is there a sign in favor of the latter, or a simple failure of writing so far?

Everything I know about love has been presented as a sex and the city for our time, but the characterization isn’t strong enough and it doesn’t have the wit, subtlety or wisdom of this stone of touch – or at least the distance from the described turbulent period that would pass for the latter. But it’s fun hanging out with Maggie and her gang. Exhausting, but fun. More than swimming, wearing a bandana or playing pool at least. But then I would say that, at any age.

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The Boys series 3 review – still hilarious, ultra-violent and brilliant | Television https://carolchanning.org/the-boys-series-3-review-still-hilarious-ultra-violent-and-brilliant-television/ Fri, 03 Jun 2022 14:24:00 +0000 https://carolchanning.org/the-boys-series-3-review-still-hilarious-ultra-violent-and-brilliant-television/ JThe Boys are back in town, The Boys are back in town! Or at least on Amazon Prime Video, which is almost worth getting just for this idiosyncratic series about what life would really be like for modern superheroes with a satirical take on America. In fact, in light of a particular setting about 10 […]]]>

JThe Boys are back in town, The Boys are back in town! Or at least on Amazon Prime Video, which is almost worth getting just for this idiosyncratic series about what life would really be like for modern superheroes with a satirical take on America.

In fact, in light of a particular setting about 10 minutes into the first episode of the new third series – which, for dizzyingly daring, I don’t think will ever get any better – it’s well worth watching. acquire the means to see it. I still can’t believe what I saw – and I’m really enjoying that feeling. But more on that later.

The end of the second season left us with Butcher’s wife, Becca, accidentally dead at the hands (or rather, laser eyes) of her son Ryan and Stormfront crippled in the same attack. The Vought society was in cahoots with the Church of the Collective (the decidedly unsubtle punch of the boys at Scientology), while a lot – and I mean a lot – of the heads-popping somewhat derailed the congressional hearing. about Vought’s possible wrongdoings. Homelander was covered in gore, thwarted by Butcher and Maeve, deprived of his Nazi/world takeover girlfriend – and furious about it. The mainstream release of Compound V was on hold, and Hughie happily went to work for MP Victoria Neuman, unaware that she was the headliner.

The Boys is, honestly, such a tonic.

At the start of the third season, Homelander is still furious and only growing as he embarks on a press campaign meant to rehabilitate him after all his pro-fascist stint with Stormfront. And that’s before The Deep (Chace Crawford, still a revelator after six seasons of Gossip Girl in which he was comfortably staged by furniture) started popping inside with his well-received autobiography and film about the escape from the church. “They’re calling me the next Leah Remini!” And certainly before Vought CEO Stan (Giancarlo Esposito – I wonder what it’s like to be an actor like him, never a star but always, always someone viewers are so happy to see when he shows up?) makes Starlight his co-captain of the Seven more and more popular.

Vought’s new venture creates Temp V – a modified version of the compound that can give anyone superhero powers for 24 hours. Anyone planning an invasion, for example, could buy enough doses from Vought to give their army an overwhelming advantage, without any of the narcissism and corruption that – they now realize – usually comes with making someone special by permanence and revered by millions of people. With Temp V, nothing can go wrong. Excellent.

The boys themselves support Hughie’s work at the Federal Bureau of Superhuman Affairs, tracking down rogue supes, though he finds out by the end of the episode that Neuman isn’t everything – or rather, not more – than her. seems. Butcher is also keen to track down the Payback Group, a former superhero team that may hold the key to destroying Homelander.

The Boys are released in weekly installments, just like the good old days, so it’s hard to say more without spoiling the fun. And it’s so much fun. Clever, artful and satirical fun, with enough brashness and spectacle to make it excellent value for money.

As for that set piece? Well, I don’t know what to tell you. It involves Termite, a potential supe that can shrink to inches tall, an orifice, and – I guess – a room full of writers cheering each other on and can’t believe they got away with it. Don’t watch it if you don’t like body horror or have sweet, innocent memories of watching Fantastic Voyage or Innerspace with your beloved family. The rest of you – enjoy.

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