"Normal People" is a television drama miniseries that is based on the novel of the same name by Sally Rooney. The series follows the complicated relationship between two young people, Connell and Marianne, as they navigate their way through adolescence and early adulthood. The show explores themes such as class, identity, mental health, and the challenges of modern-day relationships.
Connell and Marianne come from very different backgrounds, with Connell being from a working-class family and Marianne being from a wealthy one. Despite their differences, they form a close bond in high school, which continues when they both attend Trinity College in Dublin. As their relationship progresses, they struggle with their own personal issues and the expectations of those around them.
The miniseries is praised for its honest portrayal of young love and the complexities of growing up. The performances of the two lead actors, Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar-Jones, are particularly praised for their raw and authentic portrayal of the characters. The show has been critically acclaimed and has received numerous awards, including four Emmy nominations.
Broken romance puts Jessica Day into a tailspin and she finds herself without a place to live until she decides to move in with three male friends. She learns a lot while staying with the "boys" and it mostly involves learning about herself, life, and even love. The guys learn a lot as well when this unlikely group settle in together. Jess appreciates the help from her new roommates including "Coach", a personal trainer played by Damon Wayans, Jr.(The Other Guys, Happy Endings), "Nick" a wiseass bartender who is played by Jake M. Johnson (Curb Your Enthusiasm, FlashForward), and "Schmidt" who is a dedicated womanizer and played by Max Greenfield (Undercovers, No Ordinary Family). Jess Day herself is played by Zooey Deschanel (Yes Man, 500 Days of Summer). Damon Wayans, Jr. will be replaced after the first episode due to his returning to Happy Endings which was thought to be cancelled but made a come back. So we will then see Winston (played by Lamorne Morris from Second City fame) as the lease holder that Coach was subletting from. New Girl recently was voted one of the "Most Exciting New Series" at Critic Choice TV Awards. This is decided based on a group of journalists who watch pilots for some of the new programs scheduled for television.
Whether you approve or not, Playboy is a brand name that implies class and high quality along with nudity and debauchery. Quite a combination considering it all began with a magazine that was banned from many store racks or had to be wrapped in brown paper. The Clubs spread across the country and the cream of society could often be seen in attendance. What was it about the man Hugh Hefner and his concept that created so much controversy? Why did some women feel degraded while others loved all of the attention they got? Being a "former Playboy Playmate" remains a social coup that those who claim it are most definitely proud to claim! Now to the series running on the NBC network. It was first to be called "Bunny Tales" but was changed to The Playboy Club and Hefner himself reviews each script and gives his approval even though he is reportedly keeping a "hands-off" approach to any revisions. And the much younger Hugh Hefner character on the series will only be seen from behind. Producers include Brian Grazer and Francie Calfo so this should be a quality production with top acting and good writers. Cast includes Amber Heard, Eddie Cibrian, and Naturi Naughton.
Ahh! It's good to be young, sexy, beautiful, and "connected". What began as a small show about prejudice, sexuality, and substance abuse, typical issues to be dealt with in today's society, took a twist and began displaying the darker side such as irresponsible behavior and immaturity among a group of friends. Ben Lewis (Ryan Hansen from Superhero Movie, Housebroken) a bachelor who is carefree and constantly on the lookout for his kind of woman, one who meets the impossible standards he holds. Then we have famous "bromances" between Aaron and Ben that prove friendships can stand the test of time. Ben and his gal pal, Sara know how well a third party can shake up the mixture that romantic life can create. Friends with Benefits revolves around five friends with love issues. Seems they have set their standards so high they can't find the right mate so eventually have to settle for something somewhat less than they'd hoped for. But sometimes less is best and ultimately proves to be more.
If you are guessing that Love Bites is just another remake of the long lasting and ever popular show Friends just think again. This new show has plenty to offer in the way of relationships, lasting friendship, and the drama that sex brings into a relationship. Frannie and Annie are single women who are working out their individual issues with love, sex, dating, and learning how to deal with the opposite sex. They feel left behind because most of their friends have married and moved on. Jordana Ariel Spiro (My Boys, The Year of Getting to Know Us) is Frannie and Annie is played by Becki Newton (Ugly Betty, Charmed). Each new episode deals with a different angle on the dating scene. How best to handle the men in their lives without getting too committed or involved seems to be the question. These gals are smart enough not to fall for the common "lines" men throw out there. But perhaps they are too smart for their own good? They've been left behind, right? Three interconnecting story lines seem to merge each week, and they keep us guessing what's going to happen next.
"The Secret Diary of a Call Girl" probably reveals a lot more secrets of men's pet call-girl fantasies than it discloses about the private lives and lusts of the working girls in your neighbourhood. In Belle's journal, for example, human trafficking, violence, exploitation, sexually transmitted diseases, and drug abuse are conveniently air-brushed out, so that Belle can focus on her favourite theme: "Why do I do it?" she asks ingenuously at the beginning, "Well, I love sex, and I love money." "The Secret Diary of a Call Girl" persists in the naive notion that it might be just that simple. As one loyal viewer suggests, "Imagine Carrie Bradshaw enjoying sex in her city for money." Naive or not, the notion sells. "The Secret Diary of a Call Girl" debuted with the highest ratings in recent Showtime history, scoring nearly a million viewers and holding more than 70% of its so-called "lead-in" viewers, the folks who had tuned-in for the season premier of "Weeds." Credit Billie Piper with playing Belle so alluringly and convincingly that "The Secret Diary of a Call Girl" inspires more-than-willing suspension of disbelief.
Most of the lucky ones who live in the Beverly Hills 90210 zip code are part of the privileged elite and decidedly upper class in California. The younger generation has their social circles the same as their parents and the friendships and romances are entertaining to watch as they evolve. Just like every town and neighborhood around the world, there are social and topical issues to be dealt with. Dating, alcoholism, rape, gay rights, drug abuse, teenage pregnancy, bulimia, AIDS, and abortion are among the hot topics that affect the younger set of 90210 and they are dealt with on this television series quite effectively. Award winning writing and acting made this a series to be loyally followed each week. The series made stars of many young talented actors including Shannen Doherty, Luke Perry, Jennie Garth, and Jason Priestley. Join the cast as they move from one romance to another and confront the daily issues all youngsters do. The Walsh family moved from Minnesota to the 90210 zip code which comprises Beverly Hills 90210 in California and as they each mingle and make new friends will keep entertaining us as they grow into adults and learn to cope with reality.
Dubbed reality television American Dating Game Show, the Bachelor made it's debut in the U.S. back in 2002 on the ABC network. Even the host is a former game show host, Chris Harrison. If you like looking at extremely good looking women and men you might like this show. With one single and eligible bachelor choosing from an attractive pool of young ladies who want nothing better than to snare this handsome young man. The contestants, usually twenty five potential soul mates for the lucky bachelor, vie for his attention by going through a series of eliminations to narrow down the field of lovelies. While the show progresses the young ladies are found in their temporary residence "Villa De La Vina" which is nearly 7600 square feet of luxury housing in Agoura Hills, CA. As the show's seasons progress and ladies are eliminated for various reasons (some even decide to leave on their own), they finally get around to bringing the bachelor home to meet the folks and dates in exotic places. The semi-finalists may visit with the bachelor's family before he makes his selection and may even propose at shows end.