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Geiger’s Culture Counter: Lightning in a bottle

From books, to shows, to podcasts, lots of stories want to be serialized nowadays. Even movies (I’m looking at you Marvel and your recent season finale of “Avengers: Infinity War”) wish to be in on the action. Yet sometimes a tale with distinct acts that wraps up nicely without a cliffhanger can be just as pleasing.

I prefer television shows to have narrative arcs and I find episodic procedurals that focus on the monster or criminal of the week to be dull and repetitive. But there’s a third option that’s a perfect compromise. This middle ground is the anthology series.

Anthologies have existed since the dawn of television when weekly or monthly programs adapted stage plays for the screen. But I’m not talking about those, “Alfred Hitchcock Presents,” and “The Twilight Zone,” or newer shows like “Electric Dreams” and “Room 104” where each episode is

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Ryan Murphy and Janet Mock on ‘Pose,’ Diversity and Netflix

GALANES There’s a great line in the show: “We all need someone to look down on.”

MURPHY Look, if you’re powerless, if you’re told from birth: You’re the lowest of the low, you’re sinful and evil and going to hell, you’ll never be loved or have a family — that stirs great pain in you. And sometimes it comes out as aggression and anger, and you strike out, usually at someone who’s weaker than you. That’s true of anyone in society.

GALANES Sure, but Janet, your affect, sitting here and in your books, is not rage. Your family, your government, the medical establishment turned its back on you and the trans community. Sex work was the only way you could afford to transition.

MOCK Why am I not enraged? But I am! It’s underneath everything I do.

Read more at: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/23/arts/television/pose-ryan-murphy-janet-mock.html

Richard Gere Confirmed for First Major TV Role in ‘MotherFatherSon’

The BBC series comes from ‘Assassination of Gianni Versace’ writer Tom Rob Smith and will also star Helen McCrory and Billy Howle.

Richard Gere is officially confirmed for his first major TV role in MotherFatherSon

The eight-part original drama, which is being made by BBC Studios Drama London for BBC Two, will also star Helen McCrory (Peaky Blinders, Harry Potter) and Billy Howle (Witness for the Prosecution, On Chesil Beach) and was written and created by Tom Rob Smith, whose credits include Child 44, London Spy and FX’s recent hit The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story. 

“It’s been almost 30 years since I worked in television,” Gere said Tuesday in a statement. “I’m so pleased to be working now with the BBC on this extraordinary eight-hour project with such talented people and which resonates so much to the time we live in.”

MotherFatherSon will see Gere play Max, a charismatic

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Feinberg Forecast: T-Minus 3 Weeks Until Emmy Nomination Voting

'Killing Eve'

The charts below reflect how THR’s awards columnist Scott Feinberg believes the Emmy standings would look if voting for the 2018 race ended today. (Work released between June 1, 2017 and May 31, 2018 is eligible.) These projections are formulated using a combination of personal impressions (from sampling many programs), historical considerations (how shows with similar pedigrees have resonated), precursor awards (some groups have historically correlated with the TV Academy more than others) and consultations with industry insiders (including voters, content creators, awards strategists and fellow members of the press).

Read more at: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/lists/emmys-2018-feinberg-forecast-1108487

Darren Criss Talks ‘American Crime Story’: Video Interview | Billboard

During his conversation with Billboard’s Keith Caulfield at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday (May 20), Darren Criss discussed his role in The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story.

Criss, who portrayed serial killer Andrew Cunanan in the FX series, is asked how it feels to have so much positive buzz surrounding his performance.

“I’m just thrilled that people watched it,” he replies. “That somebody watched something you did is big enough. There’s so much content out there, whether you’re listening to music or to watching things on TV or film. There’s just so much that my main point of flattery is like wow, you actually took time to watch me do anything.”

“So in that sense,” he continues, “you already feel like you’ve won a victory of sorts…It’s a really good show and I was really lucky to be a part of it. So if there’s any buzz or recognition then

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Darren Criss Talks ‘American Crime Story’: ‘I Was Really Lucky to Be a Part of It’ (Video)

During his conversation with Billboard’s Keith Caulfield at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday (May 20), Darren Criss discussed his role in The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story.

Criss, who portrayed serial killer Andrew Cunanan in the FX series, is asked how it feels to have so much positive buzz surrounding his performance.

“I’m just thrilled that people watched it,” he replies. “That somebody watched something you did is big enough. There’s so much content out there, whether you’re listening to music or to watching things on TV or film. There’s just so much that my main point of flattery is like wow, you actually took time to watch me do anything.”

“So in that sense,” he continues, “you already feel like you’ve won a victory of sorts…It’s a really good show and I was really lucky to be a part of it. So if there’s any buzz or recognition then

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‘The Staircase’ Trailer: Netflix Reopens the Case in Relaunch of Classic True-Crime Series

the staircase trailer

the staircase trailer

It feels appropriate that the grandfather of true-crime series will be making its way to Netflix. The hub of acclaimed true-crime docuseries like Making a Murderer and Wild, Wild Country, the streaming service is now relaunching the classic true crime TV series The Staircase with all-new episodes.

The Staircase trailer combines the thrilling episodes that first aired on Canal+ and Sundance TV in 2004 with the brand-new episodes following a new trial granted to mystery novelist Michael Peterson, who was convicted of murdering his second wife, Kathleen Peterson, in 2003.

Read more at: https://www.slashfilm.com/the-staircase-trailer-netflix/

10 Bars And Restaurants Made Famous By Serial Killers

No matter where you live in the country, there’s bound to be a murderous tale tied to a restaurant or bar in your state. These locations, which range from seedy watering holes to oceanfront seafood buffets, are defined by their storied histories of death, horror and tragedy. Some were even the favorite haunts of a few convicted serial killers.

Whether they’re the places where serial murderers picked up their victims or simply local hangouts where they plotted their next slayings, these are the 10 bars and restaurants made famous by killers like Ed Kemper, Andrew Cunanan and John Wayne Gacy, Jr.:

1.  The Last Resort Bar: Aileen Wuornos

On January 9, 1991, cops arrested serial killer Aileen Wuornos at The Last Resort Bar in Port Orange, Florida. Wuornos was apparently drinking a beer inside the biker hangout when cops picked her up on an outstanding warrant for weapons

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Darren Criss Details Upcoming Tour With Lea Michele: ‘It’s a Lot of Songs We’ve Always Wanted to Do’

Darren Criss is still relishing in his first appearance at the Billboard Music Awards Sunday (May 20), but soon, his focus will be on his co-headlining tour with Lea Michele. The former costars will be hitting the road together on the LM/DC Tour, which will take them through much of the East Coast and Midwest beginning May 30.

“I do more rock venues, so this is more performing arts center-y kind of vibes,” Criss told Billboard on the BBMAs red carpet. “There are showers at the venue! We’re moving on up!”

Criss briefly summarized his history with Michele. Aside from Glee, the pair both got their start in musical theater. “We share some history with Glee and with Broadway, and she has some solo records and I have some solo records,” Criss detailed. “So [the tour] will be a chance for us to kind of do all those things, especially in places we’ve never been before, which is the most exciting

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Darren Criss on mastering the ’emotional Tetris’ of ‘The Assassination of Gianni Versace’ [EXCLUSIVE VIDEO …

Darren Criss doesn’t want to humblebrag, but he had a very memorable encounter at the Met Gala earlier this month. He was approached by someone who had just seen his performance as serial killer Andrew Cunanan on “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” — and who had no idea of his song-and-dance history as Blaine Anderson on “Glee.”

“He was like, ‘Oh, man, everyone’s gonna think you’re this killer now.’ He didn’t know what I had done before and he didn’t know anything about ‘Glee,’ and I was really thrilled,” Criss tells Gold Derby in an exclusive video interview (watch above). “I was like, ‘This is great.’ If I can keep that up, to me, that would be a huge accomplishment because the goal is to continually keep people on their [toes].”

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