Something feels muted in this season, which explores the crushing nature of guilt, loyalty and racial divide more intensely than any previous chapter.
The truth of fiction is that it is all lies. None of it happened. It was all made up. Of course, we don’t think of fiction in these moralistic terms – after all, we’re complicit in the exchange. People wouldn’t spend billions of dollars annually for their eyeballs to suck in candy-colored CGI fantasy worlds if they didn’t crave a little escape from the mortal coil. So if we consent and enjoy being lied to — is it truly a lie?
The most bloodthirsty, blindsiding roller coaster on air right now isn’t one of the endless serial killer-themed procedurals or ruthless male antihero sagas, but a Lifetime drama, “UnREAL,” about the art (and artfulness) of creating television.
In ‘Broad City’s’ finale, ‘Jews on a Plane,’ Abbi Jaconson and Ilana Glazer hop a plane to Israel for Birthright, but never make it there.
Amy Schumer is well aware of her new status, celebrity and wealth. And her show is now suffering for it.
The ‘Crazy Jewish Mom’ Instagram has become a book, ‘Mother Could You Not?’ that is seeking publicity by insulting single, female publicists.
Jacob Bernstein argues in “Everything is Copy,” his loving but candid documentary about his cultural icon mother, Nora Ephron wasn’t just resilient: she had true grit.
Today’s Jewish television mothers are more ethnic and sexual than ever. See: “Transparent,” “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” and “Broad City.”