Girls on HBO – A Lesson on Life’s Disappointments

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  My favorite show on TV right now is Girls on HBO.  I've been watching it since season 1, episode 1 and while some people are questioning whether it's as good as last year, I'm relishing every moment.  I watch each episode over and over, capturing lines that I missed the first time around.  Each episode is brilliantly written and takes me back to not only my life in NYC as a 20-something getting started in this thing we call "adulthood" but also to the feelings of muddling through the waters on my own for the first time in my life.  I think of … [Read more...]

Partners on CBS: Snark and Realism

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I just got finished watching my first episode of Partners, a new comedy that follows two lifelong BFFs, one straight and one gay, starring Michael Urie and David Krumholtz who play partners at an architectural firm.  Their "bromance" complicates the other relationships in their lives - especially with Joe's fiance' (played by Sophia Bush) and Louis' partner played by Brandon Routh). The series is based on its co-creators, David Kohan and Max Mutchnik, the Emmy Award winning duo behind Will & Grace who also happen to be real-life best friends. … [Read more...]

Thank god for mothers.

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Last week when I was asked to guest blog over at the Katie Couric Show, there was no way I could refuse.  The guest was Barbra Streisand, a Hollywood icon and someone who's music, movies and career I've followed my whole life (haven't we all?).  Fortunately, I was able to step out of my everyday life and spend the afternoon in the studio and witness an hour with Barbra.  I spent some time in the green room, avoided the lines to get into the show (bypassing the 2,000 on the waiting list) and was captured in a photo with Katie Couric herself after the show … [Read more...]

Don’t Divorce Me! (An HBO Doc That Can Help Families)

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Yesterday I had the opportunity to screen a new documentary called DON'T DIVORCE ME! a new documentary airing on HBO next week.  I was instantly intrigued by the invitation, given the fact that I have newly divorced friends with young children and am the daughter of a divorced couple.  My own parents divorced when I was much older than the young children shown in this film, but I have always thought about the profound impact divorce can have on children.  I see it on my friend's young children and I was curious to see how one could produce a sensitive, … [Read more...]

Words from Mad Men

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In honor of the upcoming Mad Men finale, Wordnik has put together a list of their favorite words from Don Draper and the gang.  Since I'm a Mad Men fanatic, I do feel compelled to share the list. Below is a sampling of some of the top words. A complete list can be found here. 1.  bitchin’ Peggy [holding up Michael’s work]: “Have I lost my sense of smell or is this good?” Stan [laughs]: “That’s bitchin’.” Episode: “Tea Leaves,” April 1, 2012 Bitchin’ is slang for “excellent; first-rate,” and originated as "teen/surfer slang" in the 1950s. … [Read more...]

Pan Am Season Finale Preview (and My Visit to the Set)

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A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of visiting the set of Pan Am.  We toured the Silvercup Studios, the studio where it's shot in Brooklyn.  Inside we walked through the 707 used in the program and explored economy, first class, the plane's bar (yes, remember when they had bars on planes?) and the cockpit.  We found out useful tidbits about the actors on the show, like the fact that Mike Vogel, who plays the pilot, is also a pilot in real life.  We watched a scene being shot with Laura and Maggie in their apartment.  We met the show's prop master, Pete … [Read more...]

Catching up with Margot Robbie and Michael Mosley from Pan Am

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A few weeks ago, I was invited to tour the set of Pan Am, which airs on Sundays at 10 p.m. on ABC.  I covered my interview with Christina Ricci a few days ago, and I'll be sharing more about my visit in the upcoming weeks ahead.  While on the set, I also got to be a part of a group interview with Margot Robbie and Michael Mosley, two actors on the show.  While I was not able to take a photo or video, pictures were taken for me and I'll be posting them soon. Meanwhile, here is a clip from the show where they were both featured in the same … [Read more...]

Looking for Christina Ricci on the L Train

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A few weeks ago, I was invited to tour the set of Pan Am, which airs on Sundays at 10 p.m. on ABC.  A fan of the show, I was not only very excited to walk through the replica of the Boeing 707 but also to visit Silvercup Studios in Brooklyn for the first time.  I'll be reporting more on my trip to the set in the next few weeks and posting photos from the experience, but first things first, I got to interview Christina Ricci, an actress I have been a fan of for a very long time.  I can't believe that it was 22 years ago that I first saw her in Mermaids … [Read more...]

Preview: CBS News/48 Hours “Bullying – Words Can Kill”

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Every now and then, as a blogger, I have an extraordinary experience that makes me so grateful for being a member of this community. Today was one of those days. I was invited to a powerful discussion about an upcoming CBS News/48 Hours presentation to be broadcast on Friday night at 8pm EST called "Bullying: Words Can Kill". I have two very young children, ages 6 and 8, and I have yet to find them suffer from bullying, but I'm fully aware that it goes on in every school across the country.  Bullying is everywhere.  I grew up with glimmers of it in my … [Read more...]

Review: The Judy Gold Show – A Walk Down Memory Lane

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When I was growing up in the 1970's, sitcoms were an important part of my family life.  The TV was always on and I remember watching them so vividly with my two sisters.  From The Brady Bunch to The Facts of Life to Laverne and Shirley, we watched everything.  The characters in the shows meant more to me than just regular TV shows.  I wanted to be them, and I learned a lot about life through their experiences.  I loved the family on The Brady Bunch, and yearned to be like them and wanted someone like Alice in my life.  Getting stranded on Gilligan's … [Read more...]