TV Talk: Part III: Good Girls, Killing Eve, Fosse/Verdon, Chernobyl & Movie Talk: Wild Rose, Plus One, and Rocketman!
Season and Series Finales
Good Girls (NBC)
When sisters Beth and Annie and their best friend Ruby become fed up with playing by the rules and not getting the respect they deserve, they band together to take control of their lives — by holding up a local grocery store. Beth’s the perfect wife and mother, but her used-car-dealing, cheating husband has sent her family into financial ruin; Ruby is happily married to a policeman but can’t afford the medical bills and experimental drugs to help her daughter; and Annie, a single mom, is caught in a nasty custody battle with her ex. In desperate need of money, the women plan the heist expecting to ease their financial burdens. But new to the game of crime, they get pulled in deeper than they ever imagined — and the only way out of this will be together.
Killing Eve (AMC/BBC America)
Eve’s life as a spy is not adding up to what she had hoped it would be when she started. She is a bored, very smart, MI5 security officer who is very desk-bound. Villanelle is a very talented killer, mercurial in mood, who clings to the luxuries of her job. Eve and Villanelle go head to head in a fierce game of cat and mouse, each woman equally obsessed with the other as Eve is tasked with hunting down the psychopathic assassin. Sarah Barnett, BBCA president, says, ” `Killing Eve’ stands out in a sea of scripted stories as refreshingly entertaining and great fun.”
Spanning five decades, “Fosse/Verdon” explores the singular romantic and creative partnership between Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon. Bob is a visionary filmmaker and one of the theater’s most influential choreographers and directors, and Gwen is the greatest Broadway dancer of all time. Only Bob can create the groundbreaking musicals that allow Gwen to showcase her greatness. Only Gwen can realize the unique vision in Bob’s head. Together, they will change the face of American entertainment — at a perilous cost.
Brave men and women act heroically to mitigate catastrophic damage when the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant suffers a nuclear accident on April 26, 1986.
Fresh out of prison, a Scottish woman juggles her job and two children while pursuing her dream of becoming a country music star. She soon gets her chance when she travels to Nashville, Tenn., on a life-changing journey to discover her true voice.
Director: Tom Harper
Produced by: Faye Ward
Cast: Jessie Buckley, Sophie Okonedo, Julie Walters
Distributor: Entertainment One
Release Date: June 7, 2019
Runtime: 1 hour 40 minutes
Genre: Drama, Music
Director: Jeff Chan, Andrew Rhymer
Produced by: Jeff Chan, Debbie Liebling, Ross Putman, Andrew Rhymer, Greg Beauchamp, Jeremy Reitz
Cast: Maya Erskine, Jack Quaid, Beck Bennett, Rosalind Chao, Perrey Reeves, Ed Begley Jr.
Distributor: RLJE Films
Release Date: June 14, 2019
Runtime: 1 hour 39 minutes
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director: Dexter Fletcher
Produced by: Elton John, David Furnish, Matthew Vaughn, David Reid, Adam Bohling
Cast: Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, Bryce Dallas Howard
Distributor: Paramount Pictures
Release Date: May 31, 2019
Runtime: 2 hour 01 minutes
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music