Day: August 31, 2021

Actresses elevate a compelling “Impeachment”

There are some near-miracles that only great talent can achieve.
Now “Impeachment” – the compelling mini-series that opens at 10 p.m. Sept. 7 on FX – has accomplished two of them: It makes us like Monica Lewinsky and Paula Jones. A lot.
You can credit the sharp script by playwright Sarah Burgess, adapting the story of Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky (shown here in real life). And credit two gifted actress.
Playing Lewinsky is Beanie Feldstein, who drew paise in “Booksmart” and “What We Do in the Shadows.” Playing Jones is Annaleigh Ashford, a Tony-winner who is perfect in “B Positive.” Read more…

Best-bets for Sept. 2: Country stars lead a busy night

1) “CMA Summer Jam,” 8-11 p.m., ABC. For two summers, the Fan Fest was cancelled because of COVID. This second time, however, the gap was filled by a two-day Nashville concert. Darius Rucker sang on a new downtown stage, Eric Church on a pedestrian bridge, Dierks Bentley at his club, others at an amphitheater. There are Lukes (Bryan and Combs) plus Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Gwen Stefani, Miranda Lambert (shown here), Jimmie Allen, Dwight Yoakam, Mickey Guyton, Thomas Rhett and more. Read more…