Day: November 1, 2019

It’s typecasting … in a good way

For Auli’i Cravalho (shown here), this is a pleasant bit of type-casting. She’s in a water-y life – again.
She had the title role in “Moana,” as an adventurous islander; now it’s “Little Mermaid Live.”
In real life, Cravalho hasn’t, to our knowledge, taken a solo ocean trip in search of a legendary demigod, as Moana did. Or collected artifacts in an undersea kingdom, as Ariel the mermaid did.
But she is Hawaiian, which makes her close to both. “(I) grew up maybe 20 minutes from beach,” she said, “so I would say I was pretty water-active as a kid.”
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Best-bets for Nov. 3: Farewell to “Durrells” and “Affair”

1) “The Durrells in Corfu” finale, 8 p.m., PBS. This has been an amiable, four-season run, following the real people described in Gerald Durrell’s books. Widowed and broke, Louisa moved with her four children to a Greek island in the 1930s. Now their boarding house is doing fine, their lives are settled … but the Germans have invaded Albania, just two miles away. Larry has returned home, Margo is on the way and Louisa scrambles anew, in a well-crafted farewell episode. Read more…