And onto week #5 of quarantine TV watches rated by me.
We’re Here: HBO
Found this gem almost by accident and immediately fell head over heels for it. It’s real life about 3 drag queens who traverse small town America where they have residents from each town participate in a one night only drag show. It’s the storytelling behind each person and town that had me in tears at the end of both episodes that have aired. It’s a much needed watch for the close minded among us.
Tommy: CBS Network
TV diversity is so much bigger than film. But every once is a while comes a show that just doesn’t work as well & the characters feel forced..even with a stellar cast including #EdieFalco & #RussellGJones the storylines just fall flat.
#RyanMurphy has a signature look to his shows and this one is no different. Set in late 1940’s its beautifully shot but it took me till eps 3 to figure out the difference #DavidCorenswet & #JakePicking – the middle eps. are great, but the finale is predictable & bland. Kudos #PattiLuPone #HollandTaylor & #DylanMcDermott for keeping it interesting.
Grade: C+ bordering B-
Atlanta’s Missing & Murdered: The Lost Children: HBO
A startlingly look at what happened to these children & the conviction of #WayneWilliams definitely deserves a watch as Atlanta’s new mayor #KeishaLanceBottoms takes the bold and might I add, right step in re-opening this investigation. It’s eye-opening & heart wrenching-and worth every minute of your time.
That’s a wrap on Peggy at the Movies TV recommendations week 5. Till next week..stay safe and sane.
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5 thoughts on “PEGGY AT THE MOVIES – TV SHOWS TO CHECK OUT.. OR NOT – WEEK 5”
You make me wish I had HBO. “We’re Here” is right up my alley. It’s a shame “Tommy” was cancelled, I enjoyed it.
Thanks for putting We’re Here on my radar. Looks like fun. The fashion already has my attention.
You will LOVE it – though be prepared for some tears.. but happy tears. 🙂
Just caught the final episode of “We’re Here” on June 4th. Touching, sweet, and funny. Episodes 1-5 were surprisingly moving as they interacted with the residents of each city. Unfortunately, they had to shut down production for the final episode that supposed to take place in Spartanburg, South Carolina. They made it “werk” by recounting their own experiences. I thoroughly enjoyed this series.
I loved it. The stories of what brought these people to the place they were.. were eye opening, tear inducing and just really wonderfully done. I was sad to see they weren’t able to finish the last eps as well. I do hope it comes back as this show could really be used as a teaching tool for so many.