Best TV of 2023, The Maestro, What Happens Later

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The best TV shows of 2023

2023 was the year we said goodbye to ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’, ‘Ted Lasso’, ‘Succession’ and ‘Reservation Dogs’.

But it was also the year we were greeted with a string of streaming series, work from international producers and “second” seasons that suggested all was well in a world rocked by strikes.

Because the networks weren’t getting new material from writers and actors, they looked outside the U.S. and found series in Europe, Asia and Canada. (The CW had so many series north of the border that the “C” could have been a tip for Canada.)

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By the time the fall TV season rolled around, viewers were stuck with plenty of game shows and celebrity talk shows featuring (get it!) authors and musicians.

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Movie Review: The Maestro is a work of art

“Maestro” is very much like the life of the composer Leonard Bernstein – eclectic, disconnected, conflicted, full of love.

More like a photo album than a biography, Bradley Cooper’s film hammers home key points without context. Eventually, you should be able to come to some conclusion about the relationship he shares with his wife Felicia Montealegre (Carey Mulligan), an actress and early influencer.

The famous musician (as he prefers to be called) is on the fast track to success when we first meet him. He is called to kill a sick conductor. This began a journey that included several Broadway shows, a successful series of CBS specials, and recognition as one of the country’s key advocates of classical music.

Read the full review here:

REVIEW: Bradley Cooper Offers His Own Masterpiece With 'Maestro'

DVD Review: Meg Ryan’s What Happens Later is…not the best

In case you’re keeping score, it was just a month ago that What Happens Later was in theaters.

Now on DVD, this is an excellent example of “cut your losses”. In short, it’s terrible.

In the new Hallmark-like rom-com, Meg Ryan and David Duchovny are ex-lovers who meet by chance at a regional airport when a storm hits. She’s headed for Boston; he traveled to Austin. They have that “Say what?” kind of date, then spend the rest of what seems like an eternity unloading on the past.

Read the full review from critic Bruce Miller:

DVD REVIEW: Meg Ryan's What Happens Later Shouldn't Have Happened

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