I got a chance to meet Australian comedian and actress Geraldine Viswanathan at Stan’s Sydney office to tee off our coverage of the comedy Miracle Workers. Then I binged all of Netflix’s Russian Doll and gave that five stars. Because you should go see it right now!
Pop Culture Stories, Thoughts and Press Releases
It's hard to keep up with the world of pop culture, moreso now that I am working full-time again, but here is my page for current articles and reporting, random thoughts on TV, music, movies, etc. Check out TV Week's website and their Instagram account for more, and you’ll usually find something I worked on with WHO on their website.
Ben Lawson is a total charmer. May I interview him more often! Here is a chat pegged to his appearance in The Good Place. I also commissioned Dave Brown to do this comparison on No Activity US v Australian editions.
Writing about very different shows this week. I liked being able to include some chats with Deborah Ann Woll and Elden Henson for Daredevil.
Fellow cherub instructor Shirley Li did the main interview for Entertainment Weekly for a spread-page feature. We added a fourth page, which meant I got to do all new captions and a box. Combined? It's a lot of Mike Colter, and there's certainly nothing wrong with that.
I had the pleasure of speaking with the very funny and yet simultaneously earnest Glen Powell, co-star with Zoey Deutch in the Netlix rom-com Set It Up. I also enjoyed writing a wacky paragraph on Bachelor Nick Cummins, because sometimes, it's just the little things. WhoNews dealt with reality stars Sam and Tara as well as Sophie, and the we end on a review of one of my favourite shows, Nailed It (look out for my chat with host Nicole Byer soon!)
A mixed bag, to be sure, but here was my take on the first season of Marvel's The Punisher on Netflix. Also, I spoke to motocross legend Caroline Buchanan and got to call my cousin Ben Wang for consultation before my interview with Qantas Dreamliner pilot Alex Passerini.
Wonderful chance for me to speak to such a fantastic actor. Thank you, Netflix Australia!
Among many happy returns this year (Twin Peaks! Twin Peaks!) is Mystery Science Theater 3000, which started streaming on Netflix. Here is a quick write-up about it.
Although Devon Terrell was born in California, he was raised in Perth, Western Australia. Nonetheless, he came Stateside to film the early-days bio-pic about Barack Obama for Netflix.
Was there a serial killer involved? Other relatives of Steven Avery or Brendan Dassey? I dip my toe into the Netflix phenomenon Making a Murderer for this week's WHO.