Day: January 21, 2023

Back from sunny (?!?) Hollywood

“The sun will come out tomorrow.”
— Annie, a delusional optimist

“It never rains in California?
But girl, don’t they warn ya?
It pours, man, it pours”
— Albert Hammond; also, Sonny and Cher, Mamas and Papas and others, all realists

A dandy TV tradition finally returned, after a three-year absence.
Twice a year, the Television Critics Association used to gather in Hollywood. For two weeks, critics talked to stars and others. They filled their notebooks with quotes and their bodies with food and drink. Read more…

Best-bets for Jan. 23: “Bachelor” is back; so are others

1) “The Bachelor” opener, 8-10 p.m., ABC. After a third-place “Bachelorette” finish, Zach Shallcross (shown here) is in control. He’s a former tech executive, 6-foot-4 and 26 years old; now he meets 30 women, including a child therapist named Charity and an Oklahoma rodeo racer named Brooklyn. There are sales people and marketers, of course; there are also serious sorts, including four nurses and a nursing student. Read more…