May 29, 2020

Image taken from Netflix 

Australian Hannah Gadsby up-ended American comedy last year when her freshman Netflix special “Nanette” made us all see that there was a whole new way of making fun of our society without being misogynistic and/or racist.  She gave us a new definition of punching up managing to cover sexual assault and bullying in a comedy routine, and not make it squicky.

“Douglas” is the title of her latest Netflix special, named after her dog (and, we learn, a interior private part of the female anatomy that was named after a man...

If you thought the COVID song parodies were hysterical (you can find that article here), artists have started to reimagine a slew of your favorite, bingeable TV series in the time during the pandemic while also retitling the names of said TV series. The reimagining includes The Office as The Home Office, The Simpsons as The Symptoms, Breaking Bad as Baking Bread, and a bunch more. 

The graphic designer, Jure Tovrljan told Bored Panda, “[Quarantine] is rewarding in a way that the creatives might have some more time to think about projects lik...

Families all have little secrets, but the Masons had a big one: The family business was porn… which sounds like the lead-in to a grim story of shame and abuse, of which the film is the exact opposite.

Directed by daughter Rachel Mason and featuring her parents, Karen and Barry, and brothers, Micah and Josh—Circus of Books explores the paradoxes of growing up the children of an ordinary, genial couple who owned and operated the most famous gay porn shop in West Hollywood. On the one hand, bar mitzvahs, family dinners, school life and trips to...

Today is May the fourth or otherwise known as official Star Wars day, a holiday that began in 1979 as a play on the phrase “may the force be with you.” 

It’s the first Star Wars day with the close of the Skywalker saga that began on May 25th, 1977 with Star Wars: A New Hope and ended on December 20th, 2019 with Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker. Though, despite the three-trilogy story coming to a close it hasn’t stopped Disney nor fans from celebrating through the force.

For the day, Disney has released three very special goodies for fans to binge...

April 29, 2020

Parks and Rec is definitely my favorite television show of the last decade.  I embraced Amy Poehler’s Leslie Knope like my long-lost doppelganger and fell so passionately in love with her Galantine’s Day that I have celebrate it every year on February 13th.  And, truth be told, Ben Wyatt is my idea of the absolute perfect man.

So you can only imagine my glee and excitement when I learned that the world will be getting a brand new COVID-19 from home episode of Parks and Rec to get us through this endless self-isolation on Thursday, April...

April 23, 2020

Live television shows stand as a top-form of entertainment for society in this era. Immediately when a person hears live TV, they automatically think of shows such as American Idol, America’s Got Talent, Saturday Night Live. However, the concept of live television encapsulates a whole realm of genres including the previously mentioned singing competition, news, talk shows, and even sports.

With the Coronavirus pandemic altering our lives at the current moment, all of us are forced, celebrities alike, to quarantine and stay at home. This monu...

Mrs. America launched on FX and Hulu this week, focusing on the real life events surrounding the effort to rafity the ERA amendment in the 1970s. We at Romance Daily News thought it would be interesting to compare how two generations of feminists experienced the first three episodes of the series, which are currently available for viewing.

Lori Perkins, the Publsiher of RomanceDailyNews and a 4th gen feminst, was a young girl during the events that took place in the series.  She was lucky enough to have met Bella Abzug, who was her Congressp...

April 17, 2020

The owners of the real castle that was used as the location in the BBC Downton Abbey series are hosting a virtual 1920’s cocktail party on Friday, April 17th at 7:00 p.m. for fans of the show.  What a brilliant way to distract us all during this time of home isolation!

According to People Magazine, any other year the magnificent Highclere Castle — the country estate made famous by Downton Abbey — would be full of tourists who visit the manor to experience the grandeur of the grounds as spring comes to Hampshire, England. This year, of course...

March 24, 2020

I love Twitter.  It helps me find people who see this crazy world in ways that make me laugh, and I REALLY need that right now.

So, a big shout out to Danielle Sepulvere (@ellsep), a comedy writer for Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB) who brought us an imagined scene of the four female characters from the 90’s classic TV show Sex in the City as they discuss their lives around that familiar lunch counter. 

Fan Fiction at it’s finest!

Somone else on Twitter wrote “now, do The Office.”

March 7, 2020

Saturday Night Live’s last performance had taped a satire of the “love at first sight” reality TV shows with “Love Is Blind: Quarantine Edition,” but the darkly humorous sketch was cut for time, according to The Wrap.

In this SNL parody, Hazmat-wearing Alex Moffat and Melissa Villasenor play Nick and Vanessa Lachey, the hosts of a popular Netflix dating show where singles get engaged without ever meeting face to face. Three couples are featured.

An announcer voice-over says, “They have to get to know each other in isolated windowless pods. Th...

March 4, 2020

ABC just cast Gina Torres as one of the lead roles in the pilot for The Brides, as well as Katherine Reis, Sophia Tatum, and Chris Mason. The new vampire soap opera pilot is being developed from the team behind “Riverdale.”

Variety describes the show as a contemporary reimagining of Dracula with three female leads that will do anything to maintain their wealth, prestige, legacy, nontraditional family and immortality.

Katherine Reis will play Lily Stevens, the youngest Bride of Dracula, a striving singer in New York City whose relationship to...

February 18, 2020

There are very few network shows worth watching now when it seems that anything angsty and cutting edge is on a streaming channel you have to pay for, or on a cable channel, but NBC’s Good Girls is a suburban mom’s Breaking Bad that you will be addicted to (if you aren’t already). The third season just started on Sunday, February 16th, and you can binge the first and second season on Netflix right now.

The set up is pretty simple—three suburban moms (two of whom are sisters who love and hate each other) find themselves in the extremely awkwa...

February 13, 2020

still captured from season two, episode 16

I am single this year, by choice, on Valentine’s Day.  I am working three jobs and a little too pre-occupied.  I know that I just don’t have the time, patience or the inclination to be charming and coiffed at my age for someone else’s amusement, so I am facing Valentine’s Day uncoupled.

But we all know that a divorced mom is never really alone.

I was talking to my co-workers about my lack of Valentine’s Day plans – and my true ambivalence about the holiday, even though I work in the romance publi...

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