Governor Andrew Cuomo and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad month

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‘The Bachelor’: Crash Course

The Bachelor
February 22, 2021

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The Golden Globes showed its full ass last night.

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‘Moxie,’ ‘Debris’ the end of ‘WandaVision,’ the premiere of Paramount+ and everything else you don’t want to miss on TV this week

 

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Nick Jonas is fine — but nothing more — in a hit-or-miss ‘Saturday Night Live’

Saturday Night Live
Nick Jonas
February 27, 2020

Nick Jonas has been on the 8H stage before: he and his brothers were a musical guest on SNL in 2009; and in 2016, he was a solo musical guest and was invited to participate in a couple of sketches. But last night was Nick Jonas’ first time hosting, and he was … fine. He wasn’t a natural who you could imagine joining the cast like some of his fellow superstar/pop star/former child star peers, notably Justin Timberlake and Drake. But he was fine. For me the big difference between Jonas and Timberlake and Drake is that Jonas seemed to be trying to maintain a modicum of dignity — he didn’t ham it up and didn’t seem willing to really allow himself to be the butt of the joke. He was fine! But in the end, Jonas was a supporting actor, not the comic lead.

As for the writing last night, it was hit-or-miss, but with a higher percentage of hit than miss, at least for me. (The Cockatoo helped, but more on that later.) It genuinely seems that the writers continue to feel the weight of the previous four years lift from their shoulders, and they are able to focus more surgically on political issues as demonstrated in this episode’s cold open. The show is going on a month-long hiatus — let’s hope the writers are able to keep this relatively strong streak going when they return.

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In which I spend entirely too much more time theorizing about this ‘Bachelor’ mess

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‘The Bachelor’: Drifting apart

The Bachelor
February 15, 2021

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Oh no, do I have to subscribe to Paramount+ now?

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Is Chris Harrison about to be the most dramatic elimination in ‘Bachelor’ history?

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It turns out the real monster was Joss Whedon all along.

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