Posts Tagged ‘TV’

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Top 10 Jewish-Related Movies to Watch During Christmas Break

Check out these Jewish-related films and TV episodes perfect for the holiday season Nate Bloom Special to the Jewish News Who doesn’t love a good Christmas movie, right? But if you crave a dose of Jewishness this holiday season, check out our list of eclectic, somewhat eccentric selections of Jewish-related films and TV episodes to…

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Michael Zegen in a scene from Mrs. Maisel with Mrs. Maisel holding a film clapper.

Michael Zegen Tells All

Spoiler alert: The actor who plays Midge’s husband tells some secrets, including some plot twists in Season 2 of Mrs. Maisel. Gerri Miller Jewish Journal of Greater L.A. Michael Zegen has played good guys (Rescue Me, Girls), a gangster (Boardwalk Empire) and a zombie (The Walking Dead), but in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, he has…

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"Broad City" with Abbi and Ilana (the two lead actresses) standing shoulder to should.

Broad City And Birthright

The show Broad City is a hysterical, inappropriate, yet relatable show with Jewish characters that just make you want to love (or hate) them. In one particularly fun episode, main characters Ilana (Ilana Glazer)and Abbi (Abbi Jacobson) go on Birthright. For those who don’t know, Birthright is a free trip to Israel for Jews provided…

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Why You Need To Watch The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Before Season 2

Lauren Wallenfels The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, an Amazon series created by award-winning Jewish creator and writer Amy Sherman-Palladino (Gilmore Girls, Bunheads), is about a 1950’s housewife named Miriam “Midge” Maisel (Rachel Brosnahan). The series focuses on Midge’s life and especially her pursuit of stand-up comedy. Midge is even more exciting as a character because, in…

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Megan’s Fall Television Wish List

Oy, I love the fall. Crunching leaves, crisp air, warm sweaters … Wait, I live in Los Angeles. Never mind. There is still one warm and spicy caffeinated pumpkin-flavored fall constant … TV! Now is the time to meet new shows, welcome back returning favorites and get way too excited when Adam Scott shows up…

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Celebrity Jews – TV Updates, Love, Gilda, A Star Is Born & More

MORE NEW TV SEASON NOTES: CATCH-UP AND LOOK AHEAD The first eight-episode season of Forever is now streaming on Amazon. It stars Fred Armisen and Maya Rudolph, 46, as a long-married couple. They love each other, but are caught in the rut of doing the same things. They try to shake things up just a…

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Beverly Goldberg from the ABC show The Goldbergs wears a brightly lit Hanukkah sweater that lights up a menorah.

The Goldbergs Celebrate Hanukkah

I recently watched an episode of The Goldbergs that I found to be very interesting. The Goldbergs features famous actor and fellow Jew Jeff Garlin as Murray Goldberg and Wendi McLendon-Covey as Beverly Goldberg. In this episode, Beverly Goldberg, the series’ mom, does everything she can to make Hanukkah like Christmas. She does so in many…

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Judaism And Curb Your Enthusiasm

Sponsored by The Lash Lounge Many people, including yours truly, are fans of Curb Your Enthusiasm, the TV show created by Larry David who, as Kanye West says, “is the mind behind Seinfeld.” In this show, Larry David plays an exaggerated version of himself. Since David is Jewish and he is one of the writers, the show…

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Young & Hungry For TV

Young & Hungry is a comedic show with just enough drama here and there to add dimension to each episode. Not only is this show a great form of entertainment, but if you grew up during the Hannah Montana era, you’ll see that the show features a familiar actress, Emily Osment. This is a much…

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Alan’s big scene in the Detroiters

For Openers: Coming To A Small Screen Near You

My column last month about seven-layer cake really struck a nerve, or a taste bud if you will, with Jewish News readers. I’m really not surprised. I had a feeling that might happen because you can never underestimate the power of 7LC. In the last month, I’ve received emails from former Detroiters who reminisced about…

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