Analysis: ‘The Gilded Age’ Brings ‘Downton Abbey’ Drama to 1880s New York Society
I’m not crazy about it, though, because I’ve decided that my new year will actually start in February.
That’s right, I’m using the first month of the year as a simple test for 2022. After all, isn’t the weather now considered a construct?
If you have time (and even if you don’t), check out some of this new content.
Three things to watch out for
My love of historical dramas is well documented. If you place it in New York, I double the bet.
Oh, and Cynthia Nixon is in it, and maybe there’s no one who reminds me more of NYC.
The series, which also stars Louisa Jacobson and Christine Baranski, is brought to you by “Downton Abbey” creator Julian Fellowes.
It airs on HBO Max, which is owned by CNN’s parent company.
“The After Party”
High school reunions can be a lot, but this one is deadly.
Each of the eight episodes tells the story from the perspective of the characters of this ensemble cast which includes Tiffany Haddish, Dave Franco, Sam Richardson, Zoë Chao, Ben Schwartz and Ilana Glazer.
“The Afterparty” begins streaming Friday.
“The woman in the house opposite the girl at the window”
Speaking of genres, a long title is needed when you’re satirizing one of the most popular in modern culture.
This miniseries stars Kristen Bell as a woman who loves her wine, sometimes mixes it with pills, and may or may not have witnessed a crime.
It starts streaming on Netflix on Friday.
Two things to listen to
Rick Ross’ 11th album, “Richer Than I Ever Been,” was released in December, but the deluxe version drops Friday.
Where there is Ross, there is a celebration of the good life and all that goes with it in the world of hip-hop.
This latest project gives you all that and more, with help from fellow artists including Wiz Khalifa, 21 Savage and Jazmine Sullivan.
Ross isn’t the only one releasing a deluxe album.
Country artist Morgan Wade has a deluxe edition of his debut album “Reckless,” released last year.
It falls on Friday.
Something to talk about
We’re getting old, guys.
Do you realize we fell in love with Reese Witherspoon and Josh Lucas on “Sweet Home Alabama” 20 years ago?
It’s true. This movie was released in 2002, along with other popular movies like “Lilo & Stitch”, “8 Mile”, “Spider-Man”, “Resident Evil”, “Catch Me If You Can”, “John Q” and “Scooby-Doo.”
something to sip
Let’s stick with the theme of old movies and talk about the number of sequels planned for 2022.
We’ve already had “Scream 5” and “Hotel Transylvania: Transformania” so far this year – and that’s just the start of the advice.
If all goes as planned, we also have ‘Downton Abbey: A New Era’, ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore’, ‘Jurassic World Dominion’ and ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ to come – to name a few. some.
I’ve been known to oppose sequels, but these days it’s comforting to revisit old characters who feel like old friends. So bring them.