Greg Braxton Los Angeles Times Published 11:54 AM EDT Jun 18, 2019 Warning: This story contains spoilers from Sunday’s episode of “Big Little Lies.” No one knows what’s troubling Bonnie Carlson. One of “Big Little Lies”’ infamous “Monterey Five” – a group of affluent women trying to cover up details of their involvement in the killing of one of their husbands at a gala school fundraiser – the guilt-ridden Bonnie (Zoe Kravitz) has been withdrawn since the incident, distancing herself from friends and family. Her husband Nathan fears he is losing her. Her friend Madeline asks if she’s on drugs. Others in her circle are mystified and concerned. But Bonnie’s mother Elizabeth, who drops in for an unexpected visit in Sunday night’s episode, bluntly offers her thoughts about what’s at the root of the problem: Bonnie is a black woman living in a white community that doesn’t appreciate or … [Read more...] about big-little-lies-has-a-race-problem
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Americans hate politics, right? The disingenuousness, the backstabbing, the sycophancy, the preening and posturing, the empowered elite, the way wealth buys influence, the dynastic nature of it, the sense that good people get torn apart, the way it feels disconnected from the concerns of The People. But we love to watch all that on TV.Story Continued Below When “Game of Thrones” airs its final episode on Sunday, it will end the last water-cooler show currently on television—ubiquitous, inescapable and era-defining. And it also marks the end of an astonishing run of political TV. For all the medieval froofery and baroque violence, GoT was fundamentally a political drama—a show built around the quest for power, the conflict between idealism and pragmatism, and the uncomfortably blurred lines between “hero” or “villain” when it comes to exercising real power. Its counterpart on the comedy side was “Veep,” the sitcom that also … [Read more...] about No ‘Game of Thrones’ or ‘Veep’? Here’s What To Watch Next.
Lynn Elber and David Bauder, Associated Press Updated 7:54 am PST, Wednesday, February 20, 2019 FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2019 file photo, Jerrod Carmichael, from left, Ramy Youssef and Bridget Bedard participate in the "Ramy" panel during the Hulu presentation at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour in Pasadena, Calif. Carmichael lamented what he called the "terrible" state of TV comedy, asked his audience if they'd seen some of it. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File) less FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2019 file photo, Jerrod Carmichael, from left, Ramy Youssef and Bridget Bedard participate in the "Ramy" panel during the Hulu presentation at the Television Critics Association Winter ... more Photo: Willy Sanjuan, Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP Photo: Willy Sanjuan, Willy … [Read more...] about Ego, publicity at stake when stars and TV critics meet
Meryl Streep surprised television fans by joining the “Big Little Lies” season two cast. At HBO’s Television Critics’ Association panel on Friday afternoon in Pasadena, California, Streep talked about why she took the role. “I love this show, I was addicted to it,” Streep said. “I thought it was an amazing exercise in what we know and what we don’t know about people, about family, about friends.” Warning: Spoilers ahead for “Big Little Lies” season one. Hollywood icon Meryl Streep will be a new star on HBO’s already stacked cast list for “Big Little Lies” season two. During a Television Critics’ Association panel attended by INSIDER on Friday afternoon in Pasadena, California, Streep talked about why she took the role. “I love this show, I was addicted to it,” she said. “I thought it was an amazing exercise in what we know and what we don’t know about people, about … [Read more...] about Meryl Streep reveals why she was eager to join ‘Big Little Lies’ season 2
On the one hand, you could see where Gillette was going. It’s been slashing prices, squeezed by Dollar Shave Club on one side and Generation Beardy Boy on the other. From a strategic point of view, the ad made total sense. There’s just one thing. Purpose is something you believe, not something you make up one day as a marketing strategy. Its social media mentions flooded with women complaining that Gillette’s razors for women are pink and cost more. For a company that makes shaving kits, Gillette didn’t seem to have looked in the mirror. In recent years, companies have been told that they need a purpose, a reason for existing beyond making money. Consumers look for authenticity, and prospective employees want to work somewhere that makes the world better. “Purpose” has been touted as the key to 21st-century success by both the Harvard Business Review and Fast Company. Johnson and Johnson claims, “We put the needs and well-being of the people we … [Read more...] about “Brand purpose” is a lie