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After five seasons, Netflix's She-Ra and the Princesses of Power is coming to an end, and the powerful 13-episode series finale is a testament to what happens when you have terrific writers in the room.  The magic of She-Ra lies in the incredible development of the characters over the past five seasons. No character is perfect, and each one has its arc, and back during regular times, we would see plenty of Catra, She-Ra, Glimmer, Entrapta, and Bow cosplayers at our annual comic cons.  COVID-19 has taken...
If you skate, you’ve probably heard of HBO’s upcoming series Betty, starring Dede Lovelace, Moonbear, Nina Moran, Ajani Russell, and Rachelle Vinberg. But the show, which follows young women navigating the male-dominated world of skateboarding, wouldn't exist if not for mastermind Crystal Moselle, who brought Betty to life as writer, director, and executive producer. Moselle, a New York City-based director best known for her award-winning documentary The Wolfpack (2015) and her critically-acclaimed film Skate Kitchen (2018), said that the initial idea to do a film about girl skateboarders...
Run, HBO’s new rom-com thriller, should initially draw you in because of its creator and writer Vicky Jones and its executive producer Phoebe Waller-Bridge. Among other partnerships, these two worked together on Fleabag, and this new series also engages with comedy that acknowledges the darkness at humor’s edges. More than that, Run incorporates some of the escapist fluff that many of us need right now, but it denies firm genre boundaries with the flair of classic cinema.  The concept of the show starts from a traditional romantic comedy standpoint of...
Perhaps when we need her bubbly genius most, Mindy Kaling, along with co-creator Lang Fisher, is gracing our (computer) screens with her new show Never Have I Ever. The show follows 15-year-old Devi, an Indian-American who is navigating high school and relationships with her two best friends following a traumatic time in her life.  BUST spoke with Richa Moorjani, who plays Devi’s seemingly perfect older cousin Kamala who is pursuing her Ph.D. while living in Devi’s home. Coming from a family of performing artists, this is Richa's...
While one of the single-most iconic pieces of science fiction of all time, Star Wars has not necessarily always been the most gender-balanced series. True, some of the very best and most beloved figures in the saga have been power-house women. Carrie Fisher's Princess Leia, Ahsoka Tano, Rey, Jyn Erso, Rose Tico, the list goes on. But a majority of the storylines in the Star Wars universe have been focused on male characters. One of the latest installments in the Star Wars universe, The Mandalorian (which...
We, like much of the world, were today years old when we found out that Dolly Parton produced Buffy The Vampire Slayer. The '90s feminist drama series was perfect to begin with, but if there was one thing that could make it any better, it’s knowing that Queen Dolly had a hand in bringing it to the little screen. via GIPHY The show, which ran from 1997 to 2003, was produced by Sand Dollar Entertainment, a production company Parton created in 1986 with her friend and business...
This is where we are now. Far from studios in Hollywood, California or Atlanta, Georgia or in the streets of New York, television is shot from celebrities’ homes, without film crews, assistants, makeup artists, showrunners, etc., and what a time to be alive! Aside from news broadcastings, ABC's Saturday Night Live is one of the last shows to air live, not to mention, with a live audience. Of course the legendary sketch show would be forced to pivot in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Forced...
Everyone’s favorite Parks and Rec deputy director and future President of the United States of America, Leslie Knope, is back. NBC’s Parks and Recreation, which went off air in 2015, will be returning to the little screen for a half-hour special on Thursday, April 30. Scheduled to air at 8:30 p.m. EST, the scripted event will also be a fundraiser to raise money for Feeding America’s Covid-19 response fund. via GIPHY This is just the latest in a series of reunions and special events meant to bring relief...
Spoilers ahead for the first six episodes of Little Fires Everywhere. In quarantine, it often feels like each day just blends into the next, but Hulu’s Little Fires Everywhere has offered legions of us something to look forward to every Wednesday. Based on the bestselling novel by Celeste Ng, the eight-part miniseries follows two mothers with a tense relationship—and a handful of secrets between them—that ultimately sets everything in their picture-perfect town on fire, both figuratively and literally.  Megan Stott plays breakout character Izzy Richardson, the youngest of Elena’s (Reese...
After becoming a household name in the ’90s, Skeet Ulrich is back as the hottest dad on Riverdale These days, you might recognize Skeet Ulrich as Jughead’s rough-around-the-edges father FP Jones on the irresistible teen drama Riverdale, which was recently renewed for a fifth season. Or maybe you’re one of the 4M folks who follow him on Instagram, where he regularly shares his home renovation endeavors. (Most recently, the divorced dad built a closet for his daughter.) And then, there are his exciting upcoming projects, like...