Day: September 21, 2022

Best-bets for Sept. 23: Streamers seize the spotlight

1) Streaming surge. In the first week of the broadcast season, streamers have grabbed much of the attention. Hulu alone has debuted a terrific comedy (“Reboot”), continued another first-rate comedy (“Atlanta,” shown here) and opened the season for a reality show (“The Kardashians”). Disney+ has launched a sci-fi series (“Andor”) and taken over “Dancing With the Stars.” There’s been much more, including Peacock’s “Meet Cute” movie. And today, Netflish adds several movies, including “A Jazzman’s Blues,” a Tyler Perry film with a juke-joint soundtrack. Read more…

Love is elusive when you leap through time

Fictional romances are rarely convenient.
Lovers are separated by geography or war or politics or society. Still, they have it easy compared to Ben (shown here) and Addison in the “Quantum Leap” reboot.
“It’s like the long-distance relationship from Hell,” said Martin Gero, the series creator. “They’re separated by time and space …. They can’t touch.” At first, Ben doesn’t even recognize his fiancee Addison … and doesn’t recognize himself.
That unfolded in the series opener, which reruns at 8 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 24) on NBC (and any time on Peacock), before the second episode at 10 p.m. Monday. Ben adapted a high-tech program that randomly flings him into the bodies of other people in other times. The first fling involved a decent chap who was, alas, a getaway driver.
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