The BIG New All-Stars of Watergate

What do you get when you combine Julia Roberts, Sean Penn, Armie Hammer and Joel Edgerton? A new television series called Gaslit, a modern take on Watergate that will focus on the untold stories and forgotten characters of the scandal. The guys behind Mr. Robot, Sam Esmail and Robbie Pickering, are behind it. They promise to explore Nixon’s bumbling, opportunistic subordinates and the those aiding and abetting their crimes, as well as the tragic whistle-blowers who would eventually bring the whole enterprise crashing down.  Read more at HollywoodReporter.com. No network is attached yet, but Universal Content Productions is putting it forth.

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Smokin’ New Trailer for ‘Little Fires Everywhere’

Can’t wait for March 18 when Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington square off in Hulu’s adaptation of Celeste Ng’s best selling novel Little Fires Everywhere? Neither can I, especially after watching this scintillating new trailer:

Jude Law + Taika Waititi = The Auteur

Showtime has pulled out all the stops on its new horror-comedy The Auteur, a half-hour series based on a graphic novel starring. First of, it stars Jude Law, and second, it’s directed by Taika Waititi (Jojo Rabbit, The Mandalorian), who will also co-write. The series is based on a film producer desperate to make a great horror movie after a massive bomb, who accidentally traps his production on a backlot with a serial killer. Could be good for some seriously scary laughs.

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It’s a Big Week for TV

Some of my favorite and most anticipated shows are premiering this week, while others are saying goodbye. Hunters, starring Al Pacino and executive produced by Jordan Peele, is set in the 1970’s and based on Nazi hunters. It premieres on Amazon Friday. Also on Friday Disney+ starts airing the return of Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

On the goodbye list are Fresh Off the Boat — it’s final episode airs Friday, and the last episode ever of CBS’ Criminal Minds runs Wednesday.

Just for your watching pleasure, the fifth season of Better Call Saul and the 10th season of the The Walking Dead premiere on AMC on Sunday.

 

Win a Free Home Makeover With the Property Brothers From ADT!

These are a few of my favorite things: Home makeovers, the Property Brothers and Freebies. Mix ’em together with a state-of-the-art home security package from ADT, and you get one fantastic opportunity that would be a crime not to share with you. All you have to do is make and post a video showing what you love in your home, and why you want to protect it. Get details here. Good luck!

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A Sneak Peek at Apple TV’s ‘Amazing Stories’

Apple has released a trailer for its five tale series Amazing Stories, an update Steven Spielberg’s 1980s series. You can’t help but be impressed by the John Williams theme, as well as poignant clips with the late Robert Forster. Like the original, the new version will involve supernatural and fantasy stories.  The Cellar is the first installment, debuting March 6. Can’t wait!

From Gilmore Girls to Mighty Ducks

Lauren Graham, who almost has a cult following thanks to her work in Gilmore Girls, has just been cast in the new Disney+ series The Mighty Ducks, based, of course, on the ‘90s movie franchise. The fine Brady Noon, whom you saw in Good Boys, will play her son. The 10-episode original series begins production this month in Vancouver and will premiere later this year.

This is how it will go down: in present day Minnesota, the Mighty Ducks have evolved from scrappy underdogs to an ultra-competitive, powerhouse youth hockey team. After 12-year-old Evan (Noon) is unceremoniously cut from the Ducks, he and his mom Alex (Graham) set out to build their own ragtag team of misfits to challenge the cutthroat, win-at-all-costs culture of competitive youth sports. One more good reason to subscribe to Disney+, as if you needed another.

 

How to Rock Valentine’s Day at Home

Who needs to hassle the crowds and elevated prices at trendy restaurants when you can have a warm and cuddly Valentines Day at home? My advice is to curl up on the couch in front of whatever screen suits your fancy, and watch something you’ve been dying to see for oh-so-long but haven’t quite found the time. Binge Season 3 of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel? Finally take on The Irishman? Scan through this website for suggestions. And see here some of our (mine and Frankie Feldman’s) favorite things for making the evening more special than your everyday Netflix and Chill.

 

Must Sees For Dog Lovers on Disney+

“Why are we so happily emotionally manipulated?” asked my husband as we wiped tears from our eyes and sniffled during the closing credits of the new, remarkably animated Lady and the Tramp on Disney+. We watched that immediately after the the same channel’s limited series Pick of the Litter, about puppies being raised up to be service dogs for the blind. I’m telling you, both shows are stellar entertainment, and I dare you not to cry. To answer my hubby’s query, I believe it’s because there’s so much negativity and rancor out there, we’re all up for any love and tenderness we can find. These two shows alone are worth a subscription, as if there wasn’t any other fabulous content on Disney+. Well played, Mickey!

 

Forget About a Home Makeover — HGTV is Offering to Re-Do an Entire Town!

HGTV is planning a new makeover so big it takes a village! Inspired by its series Home Town, in which adorable home reno couple Ben and Erin Napier transform older homes in their hometown of Laurel,  Mississippi, the network is asking fans to submit their own small towns, with a population less than 40,000, to be featured in the event series, Home Town Takeover. They’re specifically looking for towns “With great architecture longing to be revealed,” and “a Main Street that needs a facelift.” It’s scheduled to premiere in 2021, so there’s still time to submit.  See details here.

 

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