Day: March 29, 2021

Leary’s lives bring chaotic fun

What we learn from Denis Leary’s lives – his real one and his fictional one in the new “Moodys” comedy – is basic:
Marriage and family are works in progress. Occasionally, you get it right.
“Within the course of a marriage, you do have a lot of love and anger and stories and experiences to build on,” Leary told the Television Critics Association, “in dealing with, especially, adult children.”
In “Moodys,” Leary and his wife — played by Elizabeth Perkins (they’re shown here) — have three grown-up children. A mini-series in December of 2019 saw all of them return home for Christmas; now the series (debuting at 9 and 9:30 p.m. Thursday, April 2, on Fox) has them moving back in, at least temporarily. Read more…

Best-bets for March 31: a very good “Good Trouble”

1) “Good Trouble,” 10 p.m., Freeform. The young people in this Los Angeles co-op usually have scattered lives, jobs and relationships. But now a brilliant screenplay blends them together – with subtle bits of drama and romance, plus big bursts of humor. A “new moon” ceremony (soul-cleansing and such) involves six of the residents (four are shown here, in a previous episode) and three invitees. Then someone else arrives … as does a mysterious critter. It all builds to a daft and delightful crescendo. Read more…