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‘Santa Clarita Diet’ Trailer: Drew Barrymore Becomes a Zombie Realtor In New Netflix Comedy Series
9 hours ago
Earlier this month, Netflix debuted teaser trailers featuring actors Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant talking about something called the “Santa Clarita Diet,” a non-traditional diet that involves eating people “who deserve it.” Now, Netflix has dropped a full-length trailer for their new comedy horror series that follows a realtor couple Sheila and Joel (Barrymore and Olyphant) living in Santa Clarita, California whose lives are upended when Sheila dies and is reborn as a zombie. Now, the two have to find ways to satisfy Sheila’s cravings for human flesh all while leading their “normal” lives. The series co-stars Liv Hewson (“Before I Fall”), Ricardo Chavira (“Desperate Housewives”) and Skyler Gisondo (“Vacation”). Watch the trailer below.
- Vikram Murthi
‘Sherlock’ Finale Leak: BBC Investigating Possible Connection to Russia’s Channel One
16 January 2017 10:57 AM, PST
The fourth season of “Sherlock” officially aired its finale last night, but many saw a leaked version of the episode a day earlier — and some believe Russia’s state-run broadcaster could be involved. As the pirated version of the 90-minute episode apparently includes a brief advertisement for Channel One — the Russian channel in question, which airs “Sherlock” in the Motherland — the BBC has launched an investigation into the matter. Sounds like a case for, well, you know.
Read More: ‘Sherlock’ Review: ‘The Final Problem’ Proves to Be A Problematic Season Finale
Sue Vertue, a producer on the series, confirmed the leak on Twitter: “Russian version of #Sherlock Tfp has been illegally uploaded,” she wrote. “Please don’t share it. You’ve done so well keeping it spoiler free.” Benedict Cumberbatch stars as the eponymous detective in the show, with Martin Freeman as his sidekick Watson. “BBC Worldwide takes breaches of »
- Michael Nordine
Lin-Manuel Miranda Sings a New Song for ‘The West Wing’: ‘What’s Next?’
16 January 2017 10:14 AM, PST
More than 10 years after President Bartlet left the White House, “The West Wing” continues to feel relevant — maybe now more than ever. On the eve of this Friday’s presidential inauguration, “Hamilton” creator/star Lin-Manuel Miranda has written a new song for the West Wing Weekly podcast named after one of the political drama’s most oft-repeated questions: “What’s Next?” Watch below.
“Ginger get the popcorn / The filibuster is in / I’m Toby Ziegler with the drop in / What kind of day has it been?” begins the track, which is accompanied by footage of the show. Created by Aaron Sorkin, “The West Wing” ran for seven seasons between 1999 and 2006 and took place in what increasingly seems like an alternate reality where our elected officials do their utmost to serve the American people rather than themselves. »
- Michael Nordine
Scottish Newspaper Compares Donald Trump’s Inauguration to a ‘Twilight Zone’ Episode
16 January 2017 9:45 AM, PST
If the last few months have taken on an air of unreality for you, you’re far from alone. Scotland’s Sunday Herald newspaper has leaned into this with an item in its TV listings about this Friday’s presidential inauguration comparing the event to an episode of “The Twilight Zone” — not that such blockbuster talents as 3 Doors Down were ever featured on the classic anthology series. Here’s the full blurb, which comes from Damien Love:
President Trump: The Inauguration
4pm, BBC One/Stv
After a long absence, The Twilight Zone returns with one of the ambitious, expensive and controversial productions in broadcast history. Sci-fi writers have dabbled often with alternative history stories — among the most common is the “What if The Nazis Had Won The Second World War” setting — but this huge interactive virtual reality project, »
- Michael Nordine
Sterling K. Brown and Brian Tyree Henry: Breakthrough Stars’ Friendship Began Over a Pair of Beard Clippers
16 January 2017 6:00 AM, PST
Both actors were playing drag queens, and one day, Henry – who was sporting a thick beard at the time – asked Brown to help shave his face.
“He did it,” Henry recalled. “He went and got clippers, and we’ve been best friends ever since. Once you shave a guy’s face, man, you’re best friends after that.”
Cut to 2016, and after years paying dues on stage and in small roles, Brown and Henry both coincidentally had the breakthrough year of their careers.
Brown, of course, won an Emmy portraying Christopher Darden on FX’s “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” and now stars in the fall’s new hit NBC series “This Is Us.” (He also just landed a role in “Marvel’s Black Panther. »
- Michael Schneider
‘Homeland’ Review: Season 6 Premiere Answers the Quinn Question and Poses Many More
15 January 2017 6:00 PM, PST
[Editor’s Note: The following review of “Homeland” Season 6, Episode 1, “Fair Game,” contains spoilers.]
Quinn is alive! …and boy is he in trouble. Our immediate elation over Rupert Friend’s return to “Homeland” (following a cliffhanger ending in Season 5 that left his well-being very much in doubt) was slowly reined in over the course of the hour-long premiere. Severely inhibited mentally and physically restricted, Quinn has all but given up at this point in his journey. He’s throwing his money away on prostitutes and drugs, searching for any kind of reprieve from the agony plaguing his mind and body. By episode’s end, Carrie takes pity on his living situation, but it will likely be a long road to back to proper health for the fan favorite.
Such a scenario would be fitting given how relatively quiet things were in »
- Ben Travers
‘Sherlock’ Review: ‘The Final Problem’ Proves to Be A Problematic Season Finale
15 January 2017 6:00 PM, PST
Last Week’S Review: “The Lying Detective’ Gives Us Sherlock’s Most Terrifying Villain Yet
[Spoilers follow for Season 4, Episode 3, “The Final Problem.”]
Season 4 of Sherlock has galloped by — which is easy enough, when the seasons are only three episodes long — but it ends on an oddly final note. Although cast and crew insist that this isn’t necessarily the end, Steven Moffatt and Mark Gatiss wrap up their 13th episode on an elegiac note, musing on the legend that is Sherlock and Watson.
It’s just a shame the rest of the episode was such a mess, really.
Don’t Look Now, Mycroft
The opening of the episode is pure Gatiss — in what seems like it must be a dream sequence but isn’t, Mycroft is haunted by the voice of his sister (represented by what we assume is a little girl but is actually a small man in a wig), a clown, and portraits that weep blood. »
- Kaite Welsh