Wednesday night's "Key & Peele" season premiere had more profound and/or more elaborately produced sketches (like the feminist pirate sea chantey) than this bit with the stars playing creepy airplane passengers trying to recruit their seatmate to help them battle "terries." But none made me laugh quite as much, or rewatch as often, as this one. Between the hair, the voices, the nonsense words ("draxx them sklounst") and the wonderfully befuddled reactions of Malcolm Barrett, it's a delight. Enjoy.
Egyptian-born actor Omar Sharif has died, suffering a heart attack in a Cairo hospital at the age of 83. In his '60s heyday, he played lead roles in "Doctor Zhivago" and "Funny Girl," and had one of the great star-making introductions in movie history with his role as Sherif Ali in David Lean's epic "Lawrence of Arabia."
Continuing our weekly look at "Orange Is the New Black" season 3, two episodes at a time, I have a review of episodes 9 & 10 coming up just as soon as we're panty twinsies...
A review of tonight's "Hannibal" coming up just as soon as I freebase my alibi...
Comic-Con doesn't live-stream its panels, mainly to give the people who spend lots of money and travel from far and wide the feeling that they are getting something special for being there. But most of the clips screened at Comic-Con panels quickly find their way online, and more and more frequently through official channels, as has happened today with two different Steven Moffat shows.
Dramas about real people are not documentaries, and can't be held to the same standards. The demands of one form are different than the other's. By necessity, events and people need to be compressed, or tweaked, if not wholly invented at times, to serve the storyteller's needs. Ideally, you get a story that captures the spirit of the real person, even if the details aren't quite right.
At one point in the third season of "Rectify," Amantha Holden is floundering her way through a team-building exercise at a management training seminar for her job. To help her out, the moderator suggests, "Why don't you tell us a story that only you can tell us?"
A few thoughts on tonight's "Mr. Robot" coming up just as soon as I glove up to fight a bum...
Though Comedy Central is referring to the new batch of "Key & Peele" episodes as a new season, these were produced immediately after the ones that finished airing back in December. As a result, the new ones (I've seen three) are very much in keeping with the spirit of what I wrote about late last year, and how the sketch series did some of its best, if darkest, work relatively late in its life.
So beyond telling you that "Key & Peele" remains funnier than may possibly be legal, here are five things to know about the new episodes: