SOMEWHERE IN QUEENS – Review by T. J. Callahan

Somewhere in Queens is helicopter parenting gone wild. But it’s also about a man who feels unseen and is trying to hang on to the one thing that made him standout, even if it is for selfish reasons. It’s about a mom who is facing her own mortality and doesn’t want to lose time with her loved ones. And it’s about a boy trying to become a man. Ray Romano, directing his first feasture, goes for the heart more than the laugh. His characters grow and learn from each other. He writes from what he knows…a close knit, loud Italian family.

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HACKS – Review by Susan Granger

With 32 nominations and 3 Emmys, the second season of Hacks fulfills its promise as a comic examination of female friendship.
The series picks up where it left off – as stand-up comedy legend Deborah Vance (Jean Smart) recovers from bombing in her final Las Vegas performance, losing her long-time residency at the glitzy Palmetto Casino. “It’s not my town anymore,” she sadly admits, acknowledging the rapidly-shifting entertainment landscape.

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