Review – Being the Ricardos (2021)

by Kevin Muller

Lucille Ball’s reign during the Golden Age of television was something to behold. Lucy took the nation by storm with her sit-com about a fictitious marriage between her and her real-life husband, Desi Arnaz. Despite her playing an airhead on screen, off screen she was a woman in control of her destiny. Academy Award winning writer, Aaron Sorkin, who also directs, takes us into one week of her life, where you see her challenged in more ways than one.   

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Art Exhibition by ‘Outlander’ star Richard Rankin Opens March 27th!

A new exhibition by Richard Rankin (best known for his role as Roger Mackenzie in Outlander) opens March 27 at the Littlefield Gallery NYCBrooklynNY. The exhibition features over two doz prints Rankin has taken while on the road and will only be on display for one day in an exclusive and intimate evening.

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TV, Myself, and I (Part II): Rediscovering Ed

by Christopher M. Rzigalinski



Imagine this article is playing out before your eyes like a television show. The screen is black. The Foo Fighters’ song “Next Year” plays as we fade in on a familiar scene and the voiceover says, “Last time on “TV, Myself, & I.” We flashback to Part I of this article in which I discuss the Four Factors of Televisual Familiarity, or the major reasons certain television shows become significant in our lives. A montage of clips illustrates the following examples:

  1. Finding shows during transformative periods in our lives.
  2. Someone we love turning us onto a particular show and sharing it with them.
  3. Shows with sex appeal and characters we find desirable.
  4. Programs that help us develop professional dreams and attitudes we carry into adulthood.

Finally, in a dramatic cliff hanger, the voice-over reminds you that these categories often overlap and a personal case study of my relationship with the cult-favorite Ed is promised for Part II. You laugh. You cry. You get a new plate of nachos. And we’re back.

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TV, Myself, and I (Part I): The Four Factors of Televisual Familiarity

By Christopher M. Rzigalinski

The intimacy of watching television is different than bonding with movies or music. Whenever I enter new periods of confusion in my life, I make it a point to rewatch the The Graduate (1967) or blast the electric “I-don’t-give-a-fuck” Live 1966 “Royal Albert Hall” version of Bob Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone.” I pursue the familiar wisdom born of disillusionment in these pieces of art because it’s comforting and gives me hope. Television shows come to me as ever-changing episodes that demand my attention in the present moment. Whatever happens in my life between these installments informs my perspective on the stories and characters.  


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Review – Westworld (Episode 2)


by Old King Clancy

“This is the new world. And in this world, you can be whatever the fuck you want.”

After introducing the world and the main players of its story in the pilot episode, Westworld’s starts settling into the larger narratives with episode two, entitled Chestnut. As well as introducing new characters and expanding on some of the smaller roles from the previous episode, we’re given a look into a possible future for the future and enough to chew over with as many theories and ideas as we can manage.

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IT’S HAPPENING! Check out Freeform’s 13 Days of Halloween Schedule!


“13 Nights Of Halloween” kicks off on Wednesday, October 19 this year starting the countdown with the classic, The Nightmare Before Christmas and ending with a bang on the 31st with Hocus Pocus.

Wednesday, Oct. 19

  • 5:30 p.m. EDT – “The Nightmare Before Christmas”
  • 7 p.m. EDT – “R.L. Stine’s Monsterville: Cabinet of Souls”
  • 9 p.m. EDT – “Hocus Pocus”
  • 12 a.m. EDT – “Corpse Bride”

Thursday, Oct. 20

  • 3:30 p.m. EDT – “The Nightmare Before Christmas”
  • 5 p.m. EDT – “Hocus Pocus”
  • 7 p.m. EDT – “The Addams Family”
  • 9 p.m. EDT – “Addams Family Values”
  • 12 a.m. EDT – “The Final Girls”

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