Being quarantined means that we all have more time to go through our Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and HBO lists. My friends have been recommending me new tv-shows and movies pretty much non-stop since the stay-at-home orders. Motherland: Fort Salem was one of those tv-shows, and now it is my turn to convince you to put it on your list as well!
Soap Hub is reporting that a former actor from General Hospital is reconsidering his choice to leave the ABC daytime drama and now wants back in. Dominic Zamprogna walked away from his character in 2018 but now desires to bring Dante Falconeri back to Port Charles. When the actor left his popular role two years ago, many fans were distraught. Donte and Lulu were a beloved couple and fans wanted them to stay together. Zamprogna returned to the show last year, but only for a few episodes, to bring closure. Soap Hub says he’s recently been talking to executive producer Frank Valenti about returning.
Like most evenings recently, last night I was watching The Discovery Channel with my parents. A two hour special of a homestead renovation show came on, featuring a six person family living in a half finished house in the middle of Amish country in Ohio. The parents admirably attempted to live off grid after the disorienting 2008 financial crash. Yet, four years into trying to live independently as a family unity, they had found a lot less idyllic and plausible, and a lot more overwhelming than they initially thought. Their homestead looked the complete opposite from the sunbleached, turmeric accented aesthetics of contemporary “wellness” and sustainability. Throughout the episode, Wendy, the mother of the family, while standing 6 inches deep in her waterlogged attempt at an indoor herb garden, kept mentioning that “everything here is just hard.”
On July 18th, 2017, a video titled "How I Feed Alan" was uploaded to Youtube by a mysterious user named Daisy Brown. Only two minutes long, the video featured a woman off-camera, "Daisy," feeding her pet, "Alan," some sugar pills: the only thing he could properly digest. Just by looking at the video's thumbnail, viewers could tell Alan wasn't any normal household pet. Alan was a miniature monster.
Water by the Spoonful is a performance filled with raw passion and enlightenment. Rather than a happy story of perfect people with minor issues, it is a story of deeply flawed individuals who are trying to navigate their complicated lives. The play highlights how damaged we as humans can be and how other people are just as messed up as we are. Water by the Spoonful is written by Quiara Alegria Hudes, whose work often stems from her own life experiences. Hudes grew up in Philadelphia to Puerto Rican parents and these connections from her life can be seen in this play.
Japanese masks or as everyone in japan calls them, “Kabuki masks” depict several kinds of arts. There are theatre masks that illustrate the mood, expressions and character of an artist.
Today I see a lot of dance performances that make me question whether they should even be considered dance. Don't get me wrong, I love some of these shows and think a lot of them are absolutely brilliant. No matter the form it is the show will still be considered under the umbrella of art. The problem I have is that some of the history of dance might become muddied by the lack of definitions. I'm also worried that mime performances will start taking over dance performances.
Spoiler alerts can be spot on or they can be completely wrong, so viewers must take them with a grain of salt. At the end of 2019 Soaps She Knows reported that set insiders for The Young and the Restless said Josh Griffith and Jason Thompson were on their way out but both are still with the CBS daytime drama. The spoiler said the information came from a trusted source but it turned out to be accurate at least not yet. If Thompson had been about to be fired, it’s obvious there was a change of plans. His character went from an ugly downward spiral to suddenly becoming responsible, overnight. Billy walked away from Jabot, was out of work for a while, then took an out of town consulting job, where he conducted business by phone.
I've got a dirty mind. Admit it, you do too. Who else would read an article with "FU" and "NSFW" in the title?