Mark, Erica, and Brian take on both Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel plus the TV series, getting into the transition from page to screen, taking the work as political speech vs. art, Atwood’s phenomenology and neologisms (prayvaganza!), plus the roles of race and (lack of) comic relief in the story.
Lucy Lawless (Xena the Warrior Princess, currently starring in My Life Is Murder) joins Mark, Erica, and Brian to think about the true crime genre, of both the documentary and dramatized variety. What’s the appeal? Why do women in particular gravitate to it?
Mark, Erica, and Brian consider the HBO mini-series, plus “based on a true story” and why do we enjoy witnessing suffering?
It’s the new golden age of television, and Amazon Studios has signed Woody Allen to create a full season’s worth of it. What can Allen, returning to television for the first time in fifty years, bring to the TV Revolution?