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There’s so much new television! This week’s guide isn’t QUITE as long as last week’s, but there’s a lot. I’m interested to see Kidding, and was surprised to learn that Jim Carrey doesn’t have an Oscar. I love The Truman Show. There are two other shows starting on Stan this week, and I had to put in The Purge on Amazon Prime because I didn’t have space for it last week. The entire month of September could be described as ‘Here is a thing that started last week but I didn’t have room for it, so it’s here now!’ Sorry to Warriors of Liberty City.
I’ve been in Sydney this week for reasons that I may or may not talk about in the future, and staying with my friend Gabby. The entire week has been a Bake Off bonanza. One day I watched four episodes of three versions of the show, which I can safely say is too many for one day, especially since two of them were bread themed, so I couldn’t remember which show was which.
I also saw Calamity Jane at Belvoir St theatre last night, and it was wonderful. I’ll write more about that soon, because I have a lot of thoughts (including some issues I’ve always had with the script that has no bearing on this particular production). Either way, if you’re in Sydney, it’s on until the end of the month, so you should definitely see it. Until next week!
Robert Buckley. Image courtesy of The CW.
I’m almost guaranteed to like a piece of media that uses the Les Miserables soundtrack to end an episode in triumph. One of my favourite parts in season three of Orange Is the New Black was the prison guards singing ‘Do You Hear the People Sing?’ as they decided to unionise, and I similarly loved iZombie‘s use of ‘One Day More,’ as different groups of characters achieved small victories. For Blaine and Major it’s several days more, as Liv, Major and Ravi uncover the missing stock of tainted utopium. They needed that, now that New Hope has died. It’s lucky that Blaine and Major haven’t gone back to being zombies yet, and I’m wondering how much longer it will be until they do. At least they got some face to face time this week, and I’m really looking forward to the rest of the season.
Image courtesy of The CW.
When the CW announced that they’d picked up a show called Crazy Ex-Girlfriend at the upfronts last year, I was worried. Yes, Jane the Virgin isn’t a great title for a show either, but the term “crazy ex-girlfriend” is one that gets thrown around with abandon, usually by men. Thankfully, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is a show written by and starring women. I don’t know how far the show goes towards reappropriating the term, but it’s off to a promising start. I saw the explicit version of the “Sexy Getting Ready Song” on YouTube back when the hsow premiered in the United States, and I wasn’t really a fan of that either, so I just left it. Then Rachel Bloom won a Golden Globe and I decided I really should be watching this show. Luckily it made its Australian premiere on Eleven last week, and I’ve now had a chance to watch it.