Day: April 9, 2020

Week’s top-10: It’s a Monday makeover

1) “Baker and the Beauty” debut, 10 p.m. today, ABC. Viewers know the plot: A young Cinderella type – sweet-spirited, attractive, with modest means – meets a handsome prince or mogul or such. But now the genders switch: Daniel (Victor Rasuk) is in a hard-working Miami family that has a bakery; Noa (Nathalie Kelley, who was Cristal in the first year of the “Dynasty” reboot) is a Kardashian-type pop-culture star. They meet by (shown here) in an opener that’s beautifully filmed and charmingly played. Read more…

Best-bets for April 11: An Easter prelude

1) “The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel” (shown here), 8-10:33 p.m., Lifetime. The glorious gospel sound of the Clarks is perfect for the Easter weekend … or for any other time. It’s a sound that has influenced everyone from Whitney Houston to “American Idol” contestants. So it’s logical that Queen Latifah, Mary J. Blige and Missy Elliott have produced this film, which reruns at 11:30 a.m. and 10:03 p.m. Sunday. Aunjanue Ellis plays Mattie Moss Clark, molding five daughters into mainstream success. Read more…

Clarks bring gospel joy to Easter weekend

The music world keeps juggling genres and descriptions. It has rock and rap and R-&-B, hip hop and pop and more.
But at their roots, some people say, is gospel music in general and the Clark Sisters in particular. “I may rap,” Queen Latifah said, “but I got Clark in my heart.”
Others agreed. “I sing R&B music,” Shelea Frazier said, “but gospel is a lifestyle. So I’m always going to sing in the name of Jesus.”
That makes their movie (shown here) logical for this weekend. Lifetime will debut “The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel” on Saturday, then repeat it twice on Easter Sunday. Read more…