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After eight seasons, 73 episodes and a whole lot of characters saying "bend the knee" all the time, HBO's massive fantasy series is finally over.

from NPR

It is, every bit of it, the cat’s meow.

from Film Reviews

The life of LA chef   Roy Choi   seems ready made for TV. The Kogi founder went from a rough-and-tumble life in Koreatown to running an empire of restaurants and food trucks.

Roy Choi’s new TV show marries food and social change

The life of LA chef Roy Choi seems ready made for TV. The Kogi founder went from a rough-and-tumble life in Koreatown to running an empire of restaurants and food trucks.

from Good Food

Actor Titus Welliver talks tough guy persona on "Bosch".

Titus Welliver: "Bosch’’

Actor Titus Welliver talks tough guy persona on "Bosch".

from The Treatment

Our critics review “John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum,” the third movie about the assassin played by Keanu Reeves; “Trial By Fire,” based on a New Yorker article about a man who was…

‘Trial By Fire’ is based on a true story, but is it accurate?

Our critics review “John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum,” the third movie about the assassin played by Keanu Reeves; “Trial By Fire,” based on a New Yorker article about a man who was…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

While ratings for broadcast television continue to plummet, the annual ritual known as the upfronts soldiers on in New York.

Checking in on the broadcast TV upfronts in the age of streaming

While ratings for broadcast television continue to plummet, the annual ritual known as the upfronts soldiers on in New York.

from Hollywood Breakdown

The documentary ‘Minding the Gap’ starts as a look at young skateboarders in Rockford, Illinois. Life is coming at them fast, and all they really want to do is skate.

Revisiting Director Bing Liu on ‘Minding the Gap’

The documentary ‘Minding the Gap’ starts as a look at young skateboarders in Rockford, Illinois. Life is coming at them fast, and all they really want to do is skate.

from The Business

It’s broadcast TV upfronts week in New York!

Hollywood news banter

It’s broadcast TV upfronts week in New York!

from The Business

The Israeli TV show “Shtisel” is about an ultra-Orthodox family living in a small, insular community in Jerusalem. It’s a family drama with no sex, violence, or drugs.

G-rated family drama ‘Shtisel’ is an unexpected hit

The Israeli TV show “Shtisel” is about an ultra-Orthodox family living in a small, insular community in Jerusalem. It’s a family drama with no sex, violence, or drugs.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Michael Schneider joins us from New York, where he's attending the annual ritual of the broadcast TV upfronts.

Broadcast ratings may be down, but at the upfronts, it's ad revenues rising

Michael Schneider joins us from New York, where he's attending the annual ritual of the broadcast TV upfronts.

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CBS recently  censored a musical segment  on ‘The Good Fight’ that was all about China.

Hollywood news banter

CBS recently censored a musical segment on ‘The Good Fight’ that was all about China.

from The Business

The filmmakers who made the new Netflix documentary “Knock Down the House” began shooting four first-time female Congressional candidates a year ago.

Running for office for the first time and having it documented on camera

The filmmakers who made the new Netflix documentary “Knock Down the House” began shooting four first-time female Congressional candidates a year ago.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Day took on meaty roles in films like The Man Who Knew Too Much and Love Me or Leave Me, but in the late '50s she settled into romantic comedies and a persona that would stick: the good girl.

Actress and singer Doris Day, Hollywood's girl next door, dies at 97

Day took on meaty roles in films like The Man Who Knew Too Much and Love Me or Leave Me, but in the late '50s she settled into romantic comedies and a persona that would stick: the good girl.

from NPR

In the series' penultimate episode, the quality of mercy gets seriously strained. And stabbed. And set aflame. And razed. And several characters meet their final fates.

'Game of Thrones' Season 8, Episode 5: 'Let it be fear'

In the series' penultimate episode, the quality of mercy gets seriously strained. And stabbed. And set aflame. And razed. And several characters meet their final fates.

from NPR

I’m Joe Morgenstern. I’ll be back on KCRW next week with more reviews.

All Is True

I’m Joe Morgenstern. I’ll be back on KCRW next week with more reviews.

from Film Reviews

Few food TV shows have resonated like  “Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat,”  which launched  Samin Nosrat  into the stratosphere after earning rave reviews last year.

The phenomenon of “Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat”

Few food TV shows have resonated like “Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat,” which launched Samin Nosrat into the stratosphere after earning rave reviews last year.

from Good Food

English actor Ian McShane talks American history and filmmaking in "Bolden".

Ian McShane: "Bolden’’

English actor Ian McShane talks American history and filmmaking in "Bolden".

from The Treatment

Our critics review “Biggest Little Farm,” a documentary that follows a couple in LA working to develop a sustainable farm; “Poms,” about retired women who form a cheerleading squad;…

‘Poms:’ a good movie for Mother’s Day?

Our critics review “Biggest Little Farm,” a documentary that follows a couple in LA working to develop a sustainable farm; “Poms,” about retired women who form a cheerleading squad;…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Last month, members of the Writers Guild fired their agents en masse, after agencies refused to do away with packaging fees.

Valentina Garza and Mike Royce on TV staffing season without agents

Last month, members of the Writers Guild fired their agents en masse, after agencies refused to do away with packaging fees.

from The Business

A recent episode of 'The Good Fight,' the spinoff of 'The Good Wife' which runs on the streaming service CBS All Access, featured a short musical, animated interlude about China.

CBS censors itself

A recent episode of 'The Good Fight,' the spinoff of 'The Good Wife' which runs on the streaming service CBS All Access, featured a short musical, animated interlude about China.

from Hollywood Breakdown