Joelle Monique

freelance critic and podcast producer at iHeart Radio

Joelle Monique on KCRW

TV networks and streaming platforms are bringing back series like “Night Court” and “That ‘70s Show.” What’s driving the reboot craze?

Fan service vs. the unique and surprising: TV reboots are tricky

TV networks and streaming platforms are bringing back series like “Night Court” and “That ‘70s Show.” What’s driving the reboot craze?

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

“House of the Dragon” is set some 200 years before “Game of Thrones,” tracing House Targaryen’s collapse.

‘House of the Dragon,’ ‘Rings of Power’ show hunger for fantasy and escapism

“House of the Dragon” is set some 200 years before “Game of Thrones,” tracing House Targaryen’s collapse.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

KCRW previews fall TV: “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power,” “Interview with The Vampire,” the “Quantum Leap” reboot, “Monarch,” and more.

Susan Sarandon can propel ‘Monarch’ through 3 seasons, says critic

KCRW previews fall TV: “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power,” “Interview with The Vampire,” the “Quantum Leap” reboot, “Monarch,” and more.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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