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First Look: 'Beyond The Pole' Season Two

Written by 07 May, 2021

WE tv’s jaw-dropping series Beyond the Pole returns for an explosive season two set to premiere Thursday, June 3 at 10 PM ET. Friendships are tested, finances are strapped, but through the turmoil, laughter and tears, these ladies are the ultimate survivors and their stories prove there is never a dull moment in the hustle.

This season, Ms. Dime, Angel Kake, Empress, Lyric, Virgo, Gigi Maguire, Ya Ya, Treasure, and Milk Marie “Pinky” are dealing with a world that is changing along with their businesses. Everyone is feeling the stress of quarantine, staying masked-up, healthy, and keeping the bills paid in this new COVID reality. Now that the city of Atlanta has reopened, the women face these challenges as well as the pressure on their friendships, relationships and professional lives.

Always hustling, the women embark on their own individual journeys to transition from the club and establish new and better lives. However, with these changes come secrets and a web of lies the women have kept hidden from the world, and sometimes from themselves.

Last modified on Friday, 07 May 2021 00:38

First Look: 'Too Large'

Written by 06 May, 2021

The brand-new series Too Large introduces viewers to cases of dire obesity with oversized personalities to match. Seven desperate hopefuls each weighing between 400-lbs and 800-lbs seek the help of renowned bariatric surgeon Dr. Charles Procter, as they attempt to lose weight and change their lives forever. Each episode will follow a new case, culminating in either the success or setback of their weight loss journey. Too Large premieres each week beginning Wednesday, June 2nd only on discovery+.

In a special two-hour premiere episode, viewers will meet best friends Meghan and Vanessa. Despite their fun-loving energy and wit, both women are plagued by health problems. Weighing in at 496-lbs, Meghan is tired of living her life connected to an oxygen tank and wants to inspire Vanessa to join her in having bariatric surgery. However, at 440-lbs, Vanessa is not convinced looking at the intense diet and exercise changes they need to make in order to meet Dr. Procter’s weight loss requirements prior to the surgery. In the end, it will take more than a positive attitude and a sense of humor to push these women to save their own lives.

Last modified on Thursday, 06 May 2021 23:36

Mike O'Malley Wants You To Watch His Show

Written by 28 September, 1999

Every fall a mind-numbing number of new shows hit the airwaves, and what people watch and why often has to do with expectations. People want to see a new show because it's written by someone familiar, because it stars some hunky actor or femme fatale hottie, or just because everything else that's on at the same time really sucks.

And it also has to do with the reviews, and the press and the way stories are spun. If you read enough glowing reviews of a new series, you'll watch it--at least once. But if you don't see much press about the show, or even worse, some bad stuff, you'll just blow it off. If it's still around in a couple of months when your favorites are in reruns, or if you start to hear a buzz about it, then you'll tune in. But oftentimes, why a person watches one show and not another is a mystery to even the most veteran of television folk.

Which is why people like Mike O'Malley get frustrated. Here's a guy who's plugging away, doing the show he thinks everyone would want to see, and he just can't catch a break.

Part of it has to with the press coverage surrounding his series--The Mike O'Malley Show. To be kind, the word of mouth from the tv critics has not exactly been glowing. While over-the-top productions such as Snoops garnered glowing reviews from everybody who could even spell David E. Kelley, Mr. O'Malley's Show has been receiving reviews along the lines of "well, it's not as lame as I thought it would be." Not exactly a vote of confidence.

According to O'Malley, the reaction from the TV critics have been more than a bit surprising. "I'm tremendously proud of the work we've done," he told me in a phone interview on Friday. "I don't know what the problem, but for whatever reason, it's just brought out this...anger. Maybe it's because the old pilot was floating around for a long time, maybe it's just people's perceptions. It's as if they wonder why I deserved to have my own show. Why does this guy who nobody knows have his own show?"

To be fair, it's not exactly as if no one knows him. Although most tv viewers probably recognize him from his ESPN spots, and from hosting Nickelodeon's Get The Picture. He's also had a series before, the WB's short-lived Life With Roger..

But what's frustrating for O'Malley is that, even when people think they know a bit about him, they're generally mistaken. "I read all these reviews that say, 'Why do we need another series starring a stand-up?' Which is wrong. #1, I've never been a stand-up. My background is playwriting. I don't know, maybe we shouldn't have put my name in the title. But part of the reason was because it was distinctive. I read this article in the L.A. Times about shows that had similar names..Now And Then, Then And Again, whatever. It wasn't an ego thing. We thought this made sense."

It certainly hasn't helped that most of what little press coverage the show has gotten has focused on behind the scenes machinations. If the press reports are to be believed, O'Malley ended up in an argument with Les Firestein, the show's runner about a "co-created by" credit. A disagreement which ultimately led to a decision by the Writer's Guild that the two would share the billing.

And then there was the matter of the memo. Apparently O'Malley sent a 19-page memo to his writing staff, laying out the direction he thought the show should take in the future. Unfortunately, the memo wasn't received with quite the expected reaction, and the thing was leaked to the press quicker than you can say, "Britany Spears has fake breasts." In fact, after I posted a review of the show last week, I was emailed hunks of the memo, along with a long, rambling note about O'Malley and his alleged horrific behavior.

O'Malley says that "this so-called 'memo,' was blown out of proportion. "I'm in charge of a multimillion dollar show, and you want to make sure you don't lose part of what got you there. Much of my writing involves a man questing for the right way to do things...in friendship..in love..what have you. And I want to make sure they understand that."

It's obvious that his method of expressing himself to the writing staff might have hurt his cause. And nothing can damage a show more than the public perception that it's a show in turmoil. O'Malley told me he's aware that can be an issue, but he hopes the audience will simply tune into the show and decide for themselves. "The show deserves a second look," said O'Malley. "The show does, the cast and crew...I hope I deserve one too. We've worked hard to get here and I'm just fighting for the chance to make this work."




 

Last modified on Sunday, 02 May 2021 21:36

New Of The Roku Channel: May 2021

Written by 01 May, 2021

Here is a rundown of all the new content available on The Roku Channel in May 2021:

Adams Family Values
A Girl Like Grace
Alias
An Hour Behind
Annie
An Officer And A Gentleman
Bleed For This
Cinderella And Four Knights
Dark Harbor
Down With Love
El Dorado
Epic
5 Minute Crafts
Ghost
Good Luck Chuck
Hope Floats
Hotel Artemis
I Am Sam
Ice Castles
Lights, Camera....Emma
Madea's Family Reunion
Message In A Bottle
Mr. Untouchable
Mythica: The Godslayer
Mythica: The Iron Crown
Rules Of Engagement
Sense & Sensibility
Snowpiercer
Something To Talk About
Soul Men
Stick It
The Beautiful Beast
The Canyon
The Client
The Neverending Story
The Saint
Troy
Warm Bodies
We Own The Night
What Women Want




Last modified on Saturday, 01 May 2021 12:51

New On Peacock: May 2021

Written by 01 May, 2021

Here is a rundown of the new titles coming to Peacock in May 2021:

SATURDAY, MAY 1ST, 2021:
Along Came Polly
Alpha Dog
An American Tail
Bates Motel Seasons 1-5
Boy Erased
Casino
Catwoman
Crank
Crank: High Voltage
Dazed And Confused
EDtv
Elizabeth: The Golden Age
Evan Almighty
Fatman
Green Lantern
Half Baked
Hellboy
Just Wright
Kick Ass 2
King Kong (2005)
Leap Year
Lord Of War
Man On Fire
Miami Vice
Morning Joe: The First 100 Days
National Lampoon's European Vacation
Nation Lampoon's Vacation
October Sky
Parenthood
Public Enemies
Sweet Home Alabama
The Bourne Trilogy
The Hobbit Trilogy
The Wood
The World's End
Top Five
White House Down

SUNDAY, MAY 2ND, 2021:
WWE Untold: Two Dudes With Attitudes

MONDAY, MAY 3RD, 2021:
300

THURSDAY, MAY 6TH, 2021:
Girls5Eva (A Peacock Original)

SATURDAY, MAY 8TH, 2021:
The Walker Cup

SUNDAY, MAY 9TH, 2021:
Detroit Muscle Season 8
Music City Trucks Season 1
WWE Chronicles: Damian Priest

MONDAY, MAY 10TH, 2021:
Z: Made For This

SUNDAY, MAY 16TH, 2021:
American Dreamz
The Chronicles Of Riddick
WWE Icons: Rob Van Dam
Wrestlemania Backlash

TUESDAY, MAY 18TH, 2021:
The Best Of WWE: Rob Van Dam

THURSDAY, MAY 20TH, 2021:
Carmen Christopher: Street Special (A Peacock Original)
Def Comedy Jame Season 7
That's Funny Season 1

SUNDAY, MAY 23RD, 2021:
The Best Of WWE: Andre The Giant

THURSDAY, MAY 27TH, 2021:
Dreamworks Madagascar A Little Wild Season 3



Last modified on Saturday, 01 May 2021 11:36

Sneak Peek: 'Pink Skies Again' (Video)

Written by 26 April, 2021

On Monday, MTV Entertainment Studios released a trailer for the coming-of-age film Pink Skies Ahead from Stampede Ventures which will be airing commercial-free on Saturday, May 8th at 9:00PM ET/PT on MTV.

Written and directed by New York Times best-selling author Kelly Oxford, Pink Skies Ahead sheds light on anxiety disorder and stars Jessica Barden as lead with Henry Winkler, Lewis Pullman, Marcia Gay Harden, Mary J. Blige and Michael McKean.

Set in Los Angeles in 1998, it follows Winona (Barden) who, after dropping out of college and moving back home to live with her parents, is diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. Skeptical of her doctor’s opinion — she hasn’t had a panic attack after all —Winona carries on with her wild lifestyle. Only when things begin to truly unravel around her, does she reluctantly decide to see a therapist and face her truths.


Last modified on Monday, 26 April 2021 21:00

Sneak Peek: 'Cruel Summer' - Episode Three

Written by 26 April, 2021

In the episode entitled "Off With A Bang," Jeanette continues to add fuel to the fire as her reckless behavior causes her friends and family to question her even more. The episode premieres Tuesday, April 27th, 2021.

Cruel Summer is a psychological thriller that follows two young women; Kate Wallis, the popular girl with a charmed life who one day goes missing, and Jeanette Turner, the nerdy wannabee who is accused of being connected to Kate’s disappearance. All signs point to Jeanette’s guilt, but is Kate really who she seems to be? Set over three summers and told through shifting points of view, the series challenges perception and follows how one girl can go from being a sweet outlier to the most despised person in America. 

Last modified on Monday, 26 April 2021 17:28

New On IMDb TV: May 2021

Written by 24 April, 2021

Here is a rundown of all the major new titles coming to IMDb TV in May 2021:

SATURDAY, MAY 1ST, 2021:
Alien
Bad Company
Baggage Claim
Beloved
Dear White People
For Love Of The Game
Indignation
In The Line Of Fire
Jumper
Legion
Madea's Family Reunion
Madea's Witness Protection
Mr. & Mrs. Smith
My Name Is Earl Seasons 1-4
Nim's Island
Notting Hill
Obsessed
Open Range
Road To Perdition
Roman J. Israel, Esq.
Saving Silverman
Show Dogs
Star Trek
State of Play
The Best Of Me
The Day The Earth Stood Still
The Hot Chick
The Land Before Time
The Night Before
The November Man
The Seagull
The Tooth Fairy
The Tourist
Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family
Warm Bodies
What Happens In Vegas
Your Highness

SUNDAY, MAY 2ND, 2021:
Snowpiercer

TUESDAY, MAY 4TH, 2021:
The Lady In The Van

SATURDAY, MAY 8TH, 2021:
American Ultra
Hotel Artemis

SATURDAY, MAY 15TH, 2021:
Morning Glory



Last modified on Sunday, 25 April 2021 21:21

New On Amazon Prime Video: May 2021

Written by 24 April, 2021

Here is a rundown of all the major new titles coming to Amazon Prime Video in May 2021:

SATURDAY, MAY 1ST, 2021:

Alien: Resurrection
Alien 3
Aliens
Almost Famous
Betrayed
Bound
Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo
Dinosaur 13
Fascination
Flight
Flightplan
Georgie Rule
Green Zone
Gunsight Ridge
Hidalgo
How Stella Got Her Groove Back
Jumping the Broom
Knowing
Leatherheads
Nanny McPhee
Nanny McPhee Returns
One Fine Day
Priest
Reign of Fire
Resident Evil: Apocalypse
Resident Evil
Rio
Sahara
Scent Of A Woman
See No Evil, Hear No Evil
Shattered
The Age of Adaline
The Dalton Girls
The Da Vinci Code
The French Connection
The Green Hornet
The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia
The Indian in the Cupboard
The Ladykillers (5/1)
The Men Who Stare At Goats
The Outsider
The Secret Life of Bees
The Sixth Sense
The Sweetest Thing
The Towering Inferno
Two For The Money
Unbreakable
Vantage Point

WEDNESDAY, MAY 5TH, 2021:
Skyfall

FRIDAY, MAY 7th, 2021:
Breach
The Boy From Medellín

SUNDAY, MAY 7TH, 2021:
Robot & Frank

THURSDAY, MAY 13TH, 2021:
Saint Maud

FRIDAY, MAY 14TH, 2021:
The Underground Railroad

WEDNESDAY, MAY 19TH, 2021:
Red Dawn
Trumbo

FRIDAY, MAY 21ST, 2021
P!nk: All I Know So Far
Solos Limited Series

FRIDAY, MAY 28TH, 2021:
Panic: Season One



Last modified on Sunday, 25 April 2021 21:12

First Look: 'The Mosquito Coast' - Episode One

Written by 23 April, 2021

High stakes, shocking twists, and a new adventure. Get a first look at the newest Apple Original series The Mosquito Coast, starring Justin Theroux and Melissa George and coming April 30th to Apple TV+

Last modified on Sunday, 25 April 2021 17:38
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