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February 2021

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SUPERMAN & LOIS

Superman & Lois premieres February 23rd on The CW Network (Starring Tyler Hoechlin and Elizabeth Tulloch)

SUPERMAN & LOIS

  • By Kenne Hoffman
  • Photo Courtesy of The CW Network

Superman returns to the small screen at last in The CW’s action-adventure series Superman & Lois by creators Greg Berlanti (Everwood) and Todd Helbing (The Flash). Superman & Lois stars Tyler Hoechlin (Teen Wolf) as Clark Kent/Superman and Elizabeth Tulloch (Grimm) as Lois Lane as they deal with the stress and pressure that comes with being working parents. Superman and Lois is only the second serial drama to focus on the couple as they try to balance everyday life with their alter ego superhero and journalist roles. Superman & Lois takes place after The CW’s crossover event Infinite Earths. After years of facing megalomaniacal supervillains, monsters wreaking havoc on Metropolis, and alien invaders intent on wiping out humanity, the couple returns to Smallville and comes face-to-face with one of their greatest challenges yet — teenagers! The series features the first live-action debut of Lois and Clark’s sons Jonathan Kent (2020 Comic’s current Superboy) played by Jordan Elsass (Little Fires Everywhere) and Jordan Kent played by Alex Garfin (New Amsterdam). Clark and Lois are uncertain about whether Jonathan and Jordan will inherit their father’s Kryptonian superpowers. The iconic Superman costume was created by Laura Jean Shannon (The Boys, Titans & Black Lightning) adding some flourishes in the form of a new belt line and a more athletic boot design. Hot!

Catch the 2-hour premiere on Feb 23rd. For details, click here.

Undercover

Undercover

  • By Sasha Gary

Undercover Billionaire Season Two has been interesting as there are three different billionaires on this journey. Grant Cardone, Monique Idlett-Mosley, and Elaine Culotti are each betting one million dollars that they can go undercover in three different cities, start their own business with just $100, and top the million-dollar mark in just 90 days.  Cardone is an entrepreneur and international motivational speaker, real estate investor, sales trainer, and author of best-selling publications, including The 10X Rule. Idlett-Mosley is the founder and CEO of Reign Ventures, a technology fund empowering young entrepreneurs to create their own businesses. Culotti is a real estate developer, interior designer, builder, founder of House of Rock, and visionary.

This is a reality TV show. Sometimes the cameras hurt and sometimes they help. Cardone should have been given his own show. The other ladies are great to watch but following three billionaires cutting back and forth is confusing! I was a huge fan of Season One with Glenn Stearns as it was the best education on building a business. He also produced and created the show. Imagine losing everything and having to start all over again. It puts a little more hustle in your own business. There are business people all over the world watching this show as an educational workshop. You can use your real name or contacts. You’ve got to tune in to find out if they accomplish their goals!

For more details, click here.

Clarice

Clarice premieres February 11th on CBS (Starring Rebecca Breeds as Clarice Starling)

Clarice

  • By Ken Werther
  • Photo Courtesy of CBS

The Silence is over. On February 11th, CBS will air the debut of its new psychological horror series Clarice. The show is a ‘deep dive’ into the untold personal story of FBI Agent Clarice Starling as she returns to the field in 1993, one year after the events of The Silence of the Lambs. This series is not about Hannibal Lecter in any way … in fact, due to complicated rights issues between MGM and the Dino de Laurentiis Company, the series cannot even make reference to the legendary killer. About Clarice (the person), CBS says, “She is brilliant and vulnerable; bravery gives her an inner light that draws monsters and madmen to her. Her complex psychological makeup empowers her to begin to find her voice while working in a man’s world, as well as escape family secrets that have haunted her throughout her life.” Clarice will star Rebecca Breeds (Pretty Little Liars) in the title role. The supporting cast includes Lucca De Oliveira (Instinct, Seal Team), Devyn A. Tyler (Unhinged), Kal Penn (Harold and Kumar series, House, Designated Survivor), Nick Sandow (Orange is the New Black), Michael Cudlitz (Southland, The Walking Dead), and Marnee Carpenter (Good Girls). With all necessary and appropriate Covid safety protocols in place, production began in September of last year in Vancouver. Horror on TV is always challenging but I think this one just might have the elements of success!

For more details, click here.

Bridge and Tunnel

Bridge and Tunnel premiered January 24th on EPIX

Bridge and Tunnel

  • By Nina Sventitsky
  • Photo Courtesy of Epix

Sometimes, you just need some infrastructure and a $5 toll to get you from suburban Long Island to Manhattan. Sometimes, it takes a major change in attitude, and a lot of growing up. Such is the premise (and the metaphor) of Ed Burns autobiographical series, Bridge and Tunnel. New York standing in for the big unknown of life post-graduation, and Bridge and Tunnel for those who aspire to that life and feel deserving (or not) and ready (or not) to make the jump to ‘the city.’

Jimmy and Jill reconnect in their Long Island neighborhood just before Jimmy’s career-making move to Alaska to join a National Geographic camera crew. Jill thinks her New York accent is holding her back from her dream to be a fashion designer. Rotary dial phones, a soundtrack pulled from Sirius XM’s 70’s channel, ochre and avocado kitchens – the cultural touchpoints of the era and place are all here and the flashback is fun to watch. Bridge and Tunnel starts slow, but in Episode 2 Burns shows us that there is more than a river separating these friends from the bigger world. The women are all in for their their next steps, the men are being dragged into adulthood and don’t like it, at all. Anthropologist Margaret Mead would be fascinated, I too am staying tuned for all 6 episodes through February.

For more details, click here.

What's Hot!

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we’ve adjusted our content this month.

LAArtsOnline now features two NEW pages: BOOKS and EXTRA! We’ll look at what’s hot in the world of books and reading along with some suggestions of EXTRA! things to check out, read about, and do!

Stay positive, stay safe.

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