A black Yale student is interrogated by police for napping, Desi Lydic investigates a refugee flow from the U.S. to Canada, and Rep. Joaquin Castro sits down with Trevor.
A look at the history and rules of British Royal Weddings and which traditions have been updated for the ceremony of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
A relatively straight up effort for the Lifetime network. It was nice to have a general theme of rebel to highlight the narrative thread of the piece, though several points they kept making were about how they weren’t rebels at all. It would have been nice to have more Harry history here to balance out the excess of Meghan presented, particularly in relation to the several other shows that are almost equivalent to this one.Syndicated copies to:
Directed by Menhaj Huda. With Parisa Fitz-Henley, Laura Mitchell, Melanie Nicholls-King, Burgess Abernethy. The meeting and courtship of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
Dear God, what have I done. This was about as dreadful as I should have expected. The casting of the likenesses was dreadful, though the actress portraying Meghan had her personality and sound down relatively well. The Britishness was dreadful… Lifetime’s other offerings in advance of the royal wedding are much better than this.
Synopsis: Like I’ve said three times already: dreadful, dreadful, dreadful.Syndicated copies to:
Directed by Mark Cendrowski. With Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg. When Amy's parents and Sheldon's family arrive, everybody is focused to make sure all wedding arrangements go according to plan - everyone except the bride and groom.
Somehow I expected a little bit more, but entertaining none-the-less. Wil Wheaton got the shaft in the episode and somehow Barry managed to steal it right at the end.Syndicated copies to:
Directed by David Barrett. With Bridget Moynahan, Will Estes, Len Cariou, Sami Gayle. Danny and Baez investigate a series of drive-by shootings they think may be connected to six wrongly convicted men who were just released from prison.
Spoilers coming for season finale:
This show seems to be slipping more and more. The A plot was alright, but they sweated out the “solution” for far too long and second guessed themselves beyond what was believable. Then proposal reveal at the end was a bit of a letdown after such a long build up. Why not propose on screen and make it more interesting? The “set another seat at the table piece” and the dry run at the “vows” made up for things a bit better, but I wonder if this couldn’t have been done with even more emotional impact somehow?Syndicated copies to:
Over the past week and change, I’ve watched all of the 10 episodes of the second season. It wasn’t as solid as the first season and I saw several of the “surprises” coming from a mile away. Some of the plot pieces just seemed too convenient. There could have been some more drama here as well as some more interesting con-life material.
If the next season doesn’t step things up quick, I’m going to have to call it quits.Syndicated copies to:
Directed by Fred Savage. With Ed O'Neill, Sofía Vergara, Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell. Claire and Mitchell try to make up for less than enthusiastic support of Jay marrying Gloria 10 years ago by organizing an anniversary party for them. Phil discovers that he failed to become a magician decades earlier due to a betrayal.
Directed by Jonathan Groff. With Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Marcus Scribner, Miles Brown. Tensions are high between Dre and Bow as their contractor arrives to remodel the kitchen, realizing they have grown apart. Dre reflects on the good times in his relationship with Bow.
Wow this went really dark and stayed there. Some interesting filmmaking technique here, but I come for the laughs with characters I know, so I’m not a big fan of where this is going.Syndicated copies to: