Rachel Brosnahan has found success pretending to be a comedian on the hit Amazon series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (which is worth watching right this very minute if you haven’t already). But how did she fare taking the reins of one of the most revered comedy shows of all time? Saturday Night Live didn’t use Rachel Brosnahan as effectively as fans might have hoped, not giving her much opportunity to play any standout characters, but the actress did feel comfortable on the series, blending in rather than taking the spotlight, which mostly worked for the entire show.
Let’s run through the best and worst sketches from the Rachel Brosnahan hosted Saturday Night Live. Read More »
It’s a new year, but the 44th season of Saturday Night Live is only halfway done. The late night sketch series returns this weekend with first-time host Rachel Brosnahan, who has been getting acclaim and awards left and right for her leading role on the Amazon series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Then later this month, SNL will bring even more characters out of James McAvoy beyond those he plays as the split personality monster from M. Night Shyamalan’s Split and the upcoming Glass. Read More »
Midge Maisel is ready to be the biggest thing out there. And with the soaring, upbeat trailer for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel season 2, it looks like she’s well on her way. The Emmy-winning comedy series makes its return to Amazon Prime Video this winter, with a new season 2 trailer announcing the long-awaited premiere date. The best rising female comic is back, baby, and she’s taking on all of New York City.
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Pack up your troubles and just get happy, because The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is coming back. Amazon has released the first trailer for the sophomore season of its Emmy-nominated, Golden Globe-winning comedy, and it looks as marvelous and charming as the show’s breakout first season. So get prepared to have Rachel Brosnahan charm your pants off as Judy Garland croons “Get Happy” in the background.
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The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, Conan kicks off a Comic-Con run of episodes by having Batman try to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Plus, check out a roundtable discussion with buzzed about TV comedy actresses like Tracee Ellis Ross and Rachel Brosnahan, and take a look at the visual effects work that went into the sci-fi thriller Life. Read More »
Last night I attended a screening of the first two episodes of House of Cards, followed by a conversation with David Fincher. I had already watched the entire series on Netflix, but it was great to see the show on a huge screen. Unlike other shows I’ve seen in special theater broadcasts, House of Cards felt more like a movie in the large format. Elvis Mitchell hosted the conversation at LACMA as part of Film Independent. While I usually like Mitchell’s Q & A’s, this one was a bit subpar as Mitchell tried to focus on his interpretations of characters and moments in the series, and Fincher wasn’t willing to consider those ideas as his own. But I did learn 11 interesting tidbits about Fincher and the series. Read them now after the jump.
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