Daily Archives: May 15, 2017

Will And Grace Trailer

There are some television shows, that once they go off the air, are better left to the past. Then there are other shows who live on and continue to speak to the audience.

After a 11 year hiatus, Will and Grace is returning to the small screen in the fall.

What can I say about this show? Not only was it incredibly funny and well written, but it changed the world without anyone noticing. While we were laughing and suspending our disbelief that the people we were watching were fictional characters and not real, our minds were slowly opening. Before Will and Grace, gay characters were either an extreme stereotype, a background character or just all together invisible. Will and Grace paved the way, not for fictional gay characters, for those in real life who were either in the closet or out of the closet.

The cultural impact is immeasurable, as were the belly laughs.

Welcome back Will and Grace. You’ve come at the perfect time.

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May 15, 2017 · 10:45 pm

Is Donald Trump This Generation’s Richard Nixon?

I was a few years away from entering the world when Richard Nixon was in the The White House.

My guess is that some those who watched as Watergate unfolded and Richard Nixon was booted from The Oval Office, did not think they would ever see honorable seat of the President Of The United States disgraced again.

Enter Donald Trump and Randy Rainbow’s latest video.

Thank you, Randy. You have made this man’s awful tenure in The White House just a little easier to deal with.

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Charles III Review

Fairy tales often have what if quality to them.

The play, King Charles III, adds to the what if quality of the fairy tale. It is set in an alternative world where Queen Elizabeth II has died and Prince Charles has ascended to the throne. But his time as King is shaky and those closest to him begin to question if Charles can wear the crown.

Last night, PBS aired a television adaptation of the play. Several actors from the play returning to their stage roles; the late Tim Pigott-Smith (Charles), Margot Leicester (Camilla), Oliver Chris (William) and Richard Goulding (Harry). Stepping the roles for the first time were Charlotte Riley (Kate) and Jess (Tamara Lawrance).

While I did not see the play I found the television adaptation interesting. It was interesting because what’s behind closed doors is often more fascinating than the face that we put out for the world to see. Bringing the audience into a world that few of us will ever see added to the heightened drama and the suspense of what questioning if Charles could be successful as King Of England was the hook I needed.

I recommend it.

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