Day: August 20, 2019

Best-bets for Aug. 22: Bye-bye, golf and “Baskets”

1) “Holey Moley” season-finale, 8 and 9 p.m., ABC. Each era, alas, has a different legacy. In 1969, we had the summer of Woodstock; in 2019, we have the summer when miniature golf (shown here) became a primetime, big-network sport. Now we get a champion, with sports stars dropping in. It’s golfer Michelle Wei in the first hour, gymnast Gabrielle Douglas in the second, basketball’s Steph Curry (who produces this show) in both. He even asks why there aren’t more mini-sports. Mini-basketball maybe? Read more…

On becoming desperate in Orlando, Florida

Mel Rodriguez – or what’s left of him – was discussing two important subjects.
Both are key to the Kirsten Dunst series (“On Becoming a God in Central Florida,” shown here) he co-stars in. And both have places in his life. They are:
— Multi-level, from-home marketing schemes. “My mother was in Grand Rapids, Mich., where Amway started,” he said. “She almost got into it and regrets the day that she didn’t, because she would have been really wealthy now.”
— Florida. “I’m from Florida and there’s a real hopelessness in places like Ocala and Gainesville. These are people living from paycheck to paycheck, (hoping) they can maybe not get their lights turned off.” Read more…