SCHMIGADOON! Season Two (SCHMICAG0!)- Review by Susan Granger

If you loved the first Emmy-winning season of the inventive musical comedy parody Schmigadoon! – which premiered in the summer of 2022 – don’t miss the second season, titled “Schmicago! Created by Don Kaurio and Cinco Paul, the team behind the Despicable Me franchise with a score by composer Christopher Willis, it follows the misadventures of Melissa Gimble (Cecily Strong) and Josh Skinner (Keegan-Michael Key) who – after leaving wholesome, candy-colored Schmigadoon – are transplanted into Bob Fosse’s debauched Schmicago.

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KAREN CARPENTER: STARVING FOR PERFECTION – Review by Lois Alter Mark

The movie is a reminder that success is not synonymous with happiness and that we never really know what’s going on behind the spotlight. Despite their massive success, there was always “a real sadness to Karen’s voice,” says Belinda Carlisle. Just listen to Rainy Days & Mondays and you’ll understand the meaning of melancholy.
What’s most sobering about Karen Carpenter: Starving for Perfection, though, are the statistics displayed onscreen before the film begins: At least 30 million Americans have eating disorders. Every hour at least one person dies from it.

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