Day: September 23, 2020

“Gone Girl” author finds a writer’s utopia

Gillian Flynn is now at a blessed stage of her career.
“I can make up anything right now,” she told the Television Critics Association recently. Proof is “Utopia” (shown here) the wildly distinctive series that arrives Friday (Sept. 25) on Amazon Prime.
Earlier, Flynn was confined to non-fiction, including a decade at Entertainment Weekly. Her novels – including the mega-seller “Gone Girl” – were steeped in the hard choices of almost-normal lives.
But underneith those gritty tales was a fantasy writer, waiting to emerge. “My dad raised me on EC Comics and we’d talk about Ray Bradbury,” said Flynn, 49. Read more…

Best-bets for Sept. 25: Heavy stuff or light videos

1) “Greatest #AtHome Videos” return, 8 p.m., CBS. Alongside lots of dead-serious shows today, we get an amiable trifle. This began as a one-shot special in May, showing how some people used their pandemic time to create videos – funny (including the “Les Miserables” take-off shown here), quirky, sometimes even emotional. That came back for four summer Fridays and now is a temporary series. Tonight, we see a high school principal’s version of M.C. Hammer’s “U Can’t Touch This” … followed by a suprise virtual visit from Hammer. Read more…