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'Alias Grace' to 'Little Women': TV Writers Reveal the Challenges of Adapting Classic Novels

TV writers explain their challenges with adapting classic novels to TV.   ...Read More... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/LcKDR2fXAB4/tv-writers-explain-challenges-adapting-classic-novels-tv-1115597

Alias Grace Actor Albert Schultz Resigns From Soulpepper Theatre Company After Sexual Assault Lawsuits

Alias Grace actor Albert Schultz has resigned from his role as artistic director of Canadas Soulpepper Theatre Company, a spokesperson for the company told TheWrap on Thursday. Alan Dilworth will take Schultzs place as acting artistic director. Alan will lead an organization that has a breadth and an enormous depth of talent with a proven track record of artistic excellence, the statement said. Schultzs resignation comes after Soulpeppers board instructed him to step down from all of his positions at the company as it opens an investigation into his behavior.Schultz co-founded Soulpepper, Torontos largest nonprofit theater company, with 11 other people in 1998.   ...Read More... https://www.thewrap.com/alias-grace-actor-albert-schultz-resigns-from-soulpepper-theatre-company-after-sexual-assault-lawsuits/

'Alias Grace' Actor Albert Schultz Accused of Sexual Misconduct by Four Actresses

Toronto's Soulpepper Theater has launched an investigation and suspended Schultz, the theater's artistic director, after women claimed they were "sexually assaulted and harassed" by him.  ...Read More... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/ED-HFSUgu-E/alias-grace-actor-albert-schultz-accused-sexual-misconduct-by-four-actresses-1071352

Let's Talk About the Ending of Alias Grace

Netflixs Margaret Atwood adaptation puts the entire audience on trial.   ...Read More... http://www.vulture.com/2017/11/alias-grace-lets-talk-about-the-ending.html?utm_source=nym&utm_medium=f1&utm_campaign=feed-full

How Does Netflix's Alias Grace Compare to Margaret Atwood's Book?

Sarah Polleys adaptation is remarkably effective at translating the form of Atwoods novel into a visual language.   ...Read More... http://www.vulture.com/2017/11/netflix-alias-grace-margaret-atwood-book-comparison.html?utm_source=nym&utm_medium=f1&utm_campaign=feed-full

The Handmaid's Tale and Alias Grace Make Margaret Atwood the Most Unexpected TV Star of 2017

There are a lot of ways to describe 2017, especially when it comes to TV. The year of the Military Drama. The year Archie Comics got sexy. The year of a thousand reboots. But you could...   ...Read More... http://www.eonline.com/news/891751/the-handmaid-s-tale-and-alias-grace-make-margaret-atwood-the-most-unexpected-tv-star-of-2017?cmpid=rss-000000-rssfeed-365-tvnews&utm_source=eonline&utm_medium=rssfeeds&utm_campaign=rss_tvnews

Alias Grace Reexamines History Told From a "Privileged Perspective"

  In the same year that Hulu broke the mold with The Handmaid's Tale , Netflix is taking a crack at another Margaret Atwood novel -- Alias Grace . The book and series tells the story of Grace Marks, a servant woman in Upper Canada in the 1840s who was sentenced to life in prison after being convicted or   ...Read More... http://www.tvguide.com/news/alias-grace-commentary-on-women/?rss=breakingnews

Alias Grace Star Sarah Gadon "Didn't Really Sleep" During Intense Filming

Prepare yourselves: Netflix's newest series is pretty intense. Alias Grace tells the mostly true story of Grace Marks, a woman who was convicted of murdering her employer and his...   ...Read More... http://www.eonline.com/news/891213/alias-grace-star-sarah-gadon-didn-t-really-sleep-during-intense-filming?cmpid=rss-000000-rssfeed-365-tvnews&utm_source=eonline&utm_medium=rssfeeds&utm_campaign=rss_tvnews

Alias Grace Is Another Gripping Margaret Atwood Inspired TV Show

Its tonally different from The Handmaids Tale, but just as timely.   ...Read More... http://www.vulture.com/2017/11/alias-grace-review.html?utm_source=nym&utm_medium=f1&utm_campaign=feed-full

The Most Important Shows on TV: Week of October 30, 2017

Which TV series will your friends (and the entire internet) be talking about this week? Stay informed — or at least be able to fake it — with SideReel's weekly guide to The Most Important Shows on TV.   S.W.A.T. (Series Premiere) Thursday at 10 pm on CBS Why: Not to be confused with SEAL Team , Valor , or The Brave , all of which have already debuted, S.W.A.T. is actually a reboot of a 1975 Aaron Spelling TV show turned 2003 movie (starring Samuel L. Jackson and Colin Farrell). Starring reliable CBS hottie from Criminal Minds , Shemar Moore, S.W.A.T. is just the sort of predictable CBS procedural you'd expect, with a likable star that beats the bad guys (with just the right amount of conflict in-between). Moore plays Daniel "Hondo" Harrelson, who has recently been promoted to head an elite Los Angeles S.W.A.T. team after a mission went bad for the former leader. This show isn't reinventing the wheel (neither is SEAL Team , CBS's other new "elite unit" drama of the Fall), but it's just the sort of show and star that tends to succeed for CBS. SEAL Team has also been reasonably successful on Wednesdays, but the breakout drama hit of Fall thus far has been ABC's The Good Doctor , so S.W.A.T , which is the last network premiere of Fall, is CBS's only other shot to claim that crown. Prepare to talk about: That theme song!; which show wins the battle of the new military/law enforcement shows; how Jay Harrington probably deserves better than his role here (but CBS $ is CBS $).   Alias Grace (Miniseries Premiere) Friday at 3 am on Netflix Why: Granted, we have a sample size of one, but thus far, Margaret Atwood novel adaptations win your streaming service Emmys ! No doubt Netflix wants in on that (and yes, Netflix has already won Emmys, but not yet the coveted Best Drama crown), and is therefore debuting (in conjunction with Canada's CBC, where it has already aired) Alias Grace , based on the true story of an 1843 double-murder of a landowner and housekeeper by a stable hand and maid, Grace Marks (Sarah Gadon). The show opens 15 years after the murders, where Marks is meeting with psychiatrist Dr. Simon Jordan (Edward Holcroft) who is attempting to prove her innocence by reason of insanity. The series is only 6 episodes (and unlike Handmaid's Tale has little room for continuation), and we quickly learn that there is more to the story than meets the eye, with Grace almost certainly lying, although it's unclear if she's lying to her psychiatrist or to herself. Familiar faces Zachary Levi and Anna Paquin also make supporting appearances, though it's clear that Gadon is the real star here. Even if this one isn't Netflix's Handmaid's Tale (and realistically it's not going to be), Gadon has certainly got a shot at recognition come next awards season, which wouldn't be too shabby either. Prepare to talk about: Margaret Atwood's amazing year; how this performance will make Sarah Gadon a household name; Zachary Levi's unfortunate beard.   SMILF (Series Premiere) Sunday at 10 pm on Showtime Why: The title's not great (I really haven't found the term MILF funny since, well, never, as I have never been a teenage boy) - and the "S" stands for "single", btw - but if you can get past that, this Showtime comedy definitely shows promise. It's based on a Sundance award winning film from Frankie Shaw, who also stars in this adaptation as single, Southie mom Bridgette Bird, struggling to provide for her son, Larry Bird (ha!). Also appearing are Rosie O'Donnell as Bridgette's mom and Connie Britton (and her amazing hair) as Bridgette's boss. While you might think that you don't need another single mom series (as we already have the excellent Better Things over on FX), the two seem different enough - as they look at single motherhood from different socioeconomic perspectives - that you might just want to make room on your schedule for both. Showtime could really use another 30 minute comedy success these days, with Episodes (which I loved) and House of Lies (which I hated, with my apologies to Kristen Bell) both over, and the jury still being out on White Famous . Let's hope that this series improves after showing some early promise, which you can already check out for yourself on YouTube . Prepare to talk about: The accents; that adorable child (played by twin girls!); how Connie Britton can do no wrong.   Rachel is the product manager of SideReel, and she would gladly watch a silent tv series starring Connie Britton's hair. div.post p { text-align: justify; }