Ekman's novel opens on a midsummer's night in the 1970 when Annie Raft arrives with her daughter Mia in the remote Swedish village of Blackwater to join her lover Dan on a nearby commune. On her journey through the deep forest, she stumbles upon the site of a grisly double murder. Two tourists were murdered in their tent, far up in the mountains of North Sweden. The novel is told through multiple points of view. … [Read more...] about Berlin: European Channels Team Up for ‘Blackwater’ Series
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Many of the most acclaimed Asian American projects of the past few years — Fresh Off the Boat, Master of None, The Big Sick and The Farewell among them — have centered on parent-child relationships defined by cultural differences, child-of-immigrants guilt and aspirations toward the American Dream. These stories, all loosely to fairly autobiographical, have resonated with audiences for the lived realities they evoke. But they hardly encompass all Asian American families, especially those where the parents or even grandparents assimilated long ago. On Nora From Queens, the family hearth isn't a site of intergenerational tension or unbridgeable distance. It's simply the TV where three generations play video games together. … [Read more...] about Critic’s Notebook: ‘Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens’ and the Freshness of Angst-Free Asian Americans
Last week, FX debuted another trailer that featured Lady Gaga's Elizabeth sporting some incredibly long hair, but we don't see any super-long locks in this trailer. There is very little we know about her character, or any of the other characters, for that matter, but we'll find out about these hotel inhabitants when American Horror Story: Hotel debuts next month on FX. Lady Gaga was the first cast member announced back in February, with series creator Ryan Murphy assembling a cast of new and familiar faces around her. … [Read more...] about American Horror Story: Hotel Trailer Rocks Out with Lady Gaga
"Visitors will be transported on an incredible journey through the grand home of Downton Abbey as the exhibition peers into the world of the Crawleys and those that served them below stairs," the company said. "From Mrs. Patmore’s hectic kitchen and the gossip-fuelled servants’ quarters to the family’s glamorous dining room and Lady Mary’s bedroom, fans will get the chance to walk through some of the series' most recognizable and beloved sets. Visitors will even come up close to over 50 of the show’s official costumes worn by their favorite actors, including Michelle Dockery, Hugh Bonneville and Dame Maggie Smith." … [Read more...] about ‘Downton Abbey’ Exhibition Coming to U.S.
Born in Chicago, Illinois on June 9, 1928, Bell was served as co-creator, along with her late husband William J. Bell, of two of daytime television’s most successful dramas: Y&R and B&B. Bell won the Daytime Emmy Award for outstanding drama series for Y&R in 1975 and was recipient of the Daytime Emmys’ Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007. … [Read more...] about Lee Phillip Bell, Co-Creator of ‘The Young and the Restless’ and ‘The Bold and the Beautiful,’ Dies at 91