Analysis: Jessica Biel is the ultimate frenemy in ’80s true crime drama ‘Candy’
I need things to slow down a little bit. Perhaps we can all contribute to that if we sit down for a minute and consume some content.
Jessica Biel is the ultimate frenemy in this limited series, based on a real-life, gruesome crime from the 1980s.
Biel portrays Candy Montgomery, a Texas housewife with the “perfect” life who has an affair with her best friend’s husband that ends in murder.
“Candy” is currently streaming on Hulu.
‘Hacks’ Season 2
Critics and viewers both seem to love “Hacks” — and rightfully so.
Jean Smart’s portrayal as legendary comedian Deborah Vance, who links up with young comedy writer Ava Daniels, played by the equally talented Hannah Einbinder, has resulted in some excellent TV.
The show is back with a new season of their odd-couple energy, and it’s still just as funny and yet evolving at the same time.
Season two is streaming on HBO Max.
‘Bling Empire’ Season 2
“Bling Empire” focuses on a group of prosperous Asian friends, which means all of the good living, all of the fashion and — of course — all of the drama.
New episodes start streaming on Netflix this Friday.
Two things to listen to
Five years after his last critically acclaimed studio album, Kendrick Lamar is finally dropping a new project.
The new album is out Friday.
Florence Welch caught Covid and watched a lot of vampire content, including “Bram Stoker’s Dracula.”
“The whole record is a ‘be careful what you wish for’ fable,” Welch told the publication. “The monster of the performance heard me: You don’t want to tour anymore? Sit still for a year. How do you feel now?”
Watching horror films during the pandemic has resulted in what the Times called “a collection of haunting rock songs that are frothing for release.”
Pour it on us, as “Dance Fever” is out Friday.
One thing to talk about
Hurray for Anthony Anderson!
I love seeing people, celebs in particular, showing that it’s never too late to pursue your dreams. When a star does something like return to school to complete a degree, it can definitely influence others.
Especially because when you are already accomplished, including being rich and famous, there can be less motivation to do something like return to school.
So bravo to Anderson for completing his goal and reminding us that it’s possible.
Something to sip on
Another celeb who is using his fame to inspire is Harry Styles.
Now, he has said therapy helped him to “open up rooms in himself,” which is apropos, given that his latest album, due May 20, is titled “Harry’s House.”
“I think that accepting living, being happy, hurting in the extremes, that is the most alive you can be,” Styles said. “Losing it crying, losing it laughing — there’s no way, I don’t think, to feel more alive than that.”
Here’s to feeling alive!