13 items from 2017
Caroline Preece Feb 17, 2017
As the fate of MTV's Sweet/Vicious hangs in the balance, here's why TV in 2017 needs many more female voices calling the shots...
If you haven’t heard about Sweet/Vicious, the new comedy/superhero series airing on MTV in the Us, then you’re seriously missing out.
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Dishearteningly, despite a growing cult following based on word of mouth, there’s been a distinct lack of noise around the show since it premiered. As of writing this it's ‘on the bubble’ and facing possible cancellation as MTV re-evaluates its scripted drama efforts, and there’s no word of a UK air date. All of this has the potential to limit the number of eyeballs that fall upon the show, and that’s a tragedy.
Sweet/Vicious, created by Jennifer Kaytin Robinson, is a »
When I first screened Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life last November — and marveled at Lauren Graham‘s career-best performance — I was certain her long, inexplicable Emmy nomination drought was about to come to an end.
Now, three months later, my confidence is disappearing faster than Emily Gilmore’s patience for bulls–t. The reason? The Lead Actress in a Limited Series/Movie category has emerged as the year’s most insanely competitive race.
Like, it’s a total clusterfrak.
The first obstacle to Graham’s inaugural Emmy nod arrives this Sunday with the debut of HBO’s Big Little Lies, »
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life was supposed to be cut-and-dry. One season for Amy Sherman-Palladino to properly wrap up the series she started and for fans to get closure with their long-lost friends. Instead, those infamous Last Four Words opened new doors in a way that we didn't expect, leaving us with even more questions that we came in with. Warning: major spoilers below! Rory is pregnant, so what does that mean for the series? If this were a regular show, it would just be a cliffhanger until we find out who the father is next season - but it's not just a regular show anymore. Is it Logan's baby? A Wookiee child? At no point in the series did she seem to long for a child; did she enlist Paris's help to be a surrogate for Lorelai and Luke? Will this haunt us for the rest of our lives? »
- Maggie Pehanick
While Milo Ventimiglia thoroughly enjoyed his time playing Stars Hollow’s resident bad boy, Jess Mariano, he’s ready to let the past be the past.
The 39-year-old actor, who currently stars in the hit show This Is Us, opened up about his thoughts on the ending to Netflix’s successful Gilmore Girls reboot, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, and if he was willing to return. (That is, if more episodes are ordered.)
- Brittany King
This past year, our crush on Milo Ventimiglia reignited in a really big way. Aside from making us swoon on the hit TV show This Is Us, he recently reprised his beloved role as troublemaker Jess Mariano on Netflix's Gilmore Girls reboot, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life. Even though there wasn't much resolution between his character and Rory, fans were even more disappointed by those iconic final four words. While we're secretly hoping the series will do another season, Ventimiglia doesn't sound so optimistic. In an interview with Variety, the actor weighed in on whether or not he'd return for more episodes. "If [creators] Dan Palladino or Amy Sherman-Palladino ever called me, of course," he explained. "They are the reason why I show up. Amy created Jess, and I loved speaking her words. But I do kind of feel like audiences shouldn't get so greedy. They were given a »
- Kelsie Gibson
Milo Ventimiglia makes America cry every Tuesday night as Jack, the seemingly perfect (and ill-fated) father of three on NBC’s breakout hit “This Is Us.” But acting’s just Ventimiglia’s day job: He’s also a prolific producer in his own right, with several series in the works, including Fox’s drama pilot “Kin.”
Part of the success of “This Is Us” is in the audience relating to the characters. Can you relate to Jack?
One hundred percent. I approach Jack very simply, because he’s a simple-needs kind of guy. He loves his wife, he loves his kids, and will do anything for them. He’s a good person, and inspires people around him to be good. I very much try to be a good man, too.
Is he as perfect as he seems? Will we get to see any flaws?
I don’t think he’s perfect at all. I »
- Debra Birnbaum
As soon as we zipped through Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, we had one question. Ok, we had several questions, but the biggest one is: will there be more episodes, or is this truly the end? After all, the "Fall" episode leaves us with a huge cliffhanger! Will creator Amy Sherman-Palladino leave us to speculate about all those open-ended storylines? The cast and creators are appearing very neutral in interviews, but we've combed through and found all the tidbits that could indicate a second season . . . or not. But maybe. Take a look! Related:Why the Last 4 Words Are the Perfect Ending to Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life »
- Maggie Pehanick
Speaking with Elle Magazine, Patterson, 58 revealed that his “favorite Luke moment from the original Gilmore Girls” involved his on-screen bad boy nephew, Jess Mariano (Ventimiglia).
“Pushing my nephew Jess into the lake,” Patterson, who played Luke’s Diner owner Luke Danes, admitted while answering fan questions. “Number one moment probably in my life.”
— Elle Magazine (Us) (@ELLEmagazine) January 16, 2017
On the original CW series, Luke pushed Jess into a lake following an argument »
Logan? Jess? Dean? The Wookie? Ever since Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life premiered on Netflix in November, fans have been eager to figure out the paternity of Rory Gilmore’s unborn child.
Those final four words – “Mom,” “Yes?” “I’m pregnant.” – are sure to shake up Stars Hollow, so Variety asked star Milo Ventimiglia (Jess) to weigh in on who he thinks the father might be.
“I don’t think it’s any of the three guys at all,” the This Is Us star quipped. “I don’t know. You know what, I haven’t really sat around and thought about it, wondered who it was, so I’ll be as surprised as anyone else is.”
The show’s creator, Amy Sherman-Palladino previously told E! News that there are “a lot of clues out there,” as to who »
Bledel stars opposite Elisabeth Moss as Ofglen, a fellow handmaid and companion. At first, Ofglen seems like a pious rule-follower, loyal to the oppressive Gilead system, but she turns out to be daring and subversive.
“She is broken down in many ways but the person she once was is still underneath and comes out at times,” said Bledel at the TV Critics Press Assn. press tour in Pasadena, Calif. “She’s always paying attention to everything. She’s essentially a spy in any ways. She is gathering information from everyone she comes into contact with.”
Netflix’s recent revival of “Gilmore Girls” has sparked rumors of yet another round of episodes reuniting the Stars Hollow gang, but Bledel said, “I haven’t heard anything.”
Asked if she’d be open to doing more episodes »
- Debra Birnbaum
Gilmore Girls fans went into a tizzy when Netflix sent out a cryptic tweet in late December referencing the revival's shocking cliffhanger, prompting many to speculate that more episodes could be coming.
“I haven’t heard anything,” Bledel told a small group of reporters during Hulu’s Television Critics Association press day on Saturday in Pasadena, California, in regards to another installment.
Related: More 'Gilmore Girls'? Netflix Hints Show Might Be Getting Another Season
When asked if she’d be open to reprising her beloved role if and when the time came, the 35-year-old actress wasn’t so sure.
“I don’t know,” admitted Bledel, who next stars in Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale. “I really don’t know. It hasn’t been a conversation as of yet »
Rory Gilmore, is that you?!
The 10-episode series, based on Margaret Atwood best-selling dystopian future-themed novel, stars Mad Men‘s Elisabeth Moss as a handmaid named Offred who fights to survive in a male-dominated totalitarian society that was formerly part of the United States. In this frightening new world that’s light years from Stars Hollow, women are »
Now that we've finally gotten out of 2016, we find ourselves left with a lot of loose ends. That was a tumultuous year both on and off TV, but 2017 could very well be full of promise and hope and answers. The answers are what we're really looking for, because we've got so many questions about TV for this next year. Will the new shows live up to their promises? Will old shows continue to thrill us? Will all the endings satisfy us? We're going to have to wait to find out, so for now all we can do is bother everyone with a lot of incessant question asking! Will there be more Gilmore Girls? Not sure those four words were actually quite as final as Amy Sherman-Palladino believed them to »
13 items from 2017
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