March 17, 2008

TV Tonight

In honor of St. Patrick's Day director Dawn Scibilia's (she also co-produced, shot and edited) documentary HOME premieres tonight on PBS at 9pm.

Young Dubliner Alan Cooke reflects on his recent immigration to New York City, contemplating the concept of home and the ever changing cosmopolis in this award winning first feature directed by Dawn Scibilia.

With Liam Neeson, Susan Sarandon, Mike Myers, Alfred Molina, Colin Quinn, Rosie Perez, Pete Hamill, Frank McCourt, Malachy McCourt, Fran Lebowitz, Elaine Kaufman, Drew Nieporent, David Amram and many more.

Home The Movie

The New Adventures of Old Christine
I have been remiss in not pushing this show more. It is one of my favorites and has been on this winter when there has been so little other new shows due to the writers strike. Julia Louis- Dreyfus is so great and funny. Last month they did a show on whether or not Christine was going to get plastic surgery and it was handled so well. I couldn't stop laughing. (They also actually used the word feminist which I don't think I've heard on TV in forever.) Show is created and run by Kari Lizer and also stars Wanda Sykes. Need any more reasons to watch? I don't think so. Tune in.

In fact, here's a question: when was the last time you heard the word feminist on TV (in a scripted show) and in what context?

Don't miss this show- Mondays, 9:30pm CBS