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The Politician – Hobart/Jackson


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Over the first week of October, I kicked off the fall season by binge-watching Ryan Murphy’s newest series The Politician on Netflix.  The Politician followed Payton Hobart’s (Ben Platt) race as high school class president at Saint Sebastian High School in Santa Barbara, California.  It was quite an amazing story that wove together elements from shows like Glee and House of Cards.

But while the main storyline was all on Payton Hobart’s race for class president, there was another familiar star of the show.  That actress was none other than Jessica Lange.

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That’s right folks – one of the BEST things about The Politician was the return of Jessica Lange.  This was her latest TV role after making her surprise appearance in American Horror Story: Apocalypse.  Jessica Lange played Dusty Jackson, the mother of Infinity Jackson (Zoey Deutch).

And for the record, Jessica Lange’s character was just as crazy as ever.

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The first episode starts with Payton taking in cancer-stricken Infinity Jackson under his wing.  However, he gets news that Infinity didn’t have cancer.  After running some blood tests, He and his friends find out that she was perfectly healthy… or so they thought.

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Infinity wasn’t actually sick.  It was her mother Dusty that was causing her to be sick in the first place.  She was a victim of Munchausen by proxy from her own mother.

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So there you have it – Jessica Lange played a crazed grandmother who made her own granddaughter sick.  The story about what happened to her own daughter gets even more disturbing.

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So far Jessica Lange was Constance Langdon in American Horror Story: Murder House and American Horror Story: Apocalypse, Sister Jude Martin in AHS: Asylum, Fiona Goode in AHS: Coven, and Elsa Mars in AHS: Freak Show.  Not only that, but she also played Bette Davis in Feud.   Years later and she is still bringing her A-game on Netflix.  Dusty Jackson was just one of many amazing characters to watch.

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With that, Jessica Lange returned to play another disturbing, yet creative character in The Politician.  Dusty Jackson definitely had that American Horror Story vibe to her (like Constance or Fiona!).

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Whatever character she plays, just remember that she’ll always be the baddest witch in town.

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Charisma Carpenter TV Genre CrissCross


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One classic series I have been binge-watching on Netflix lately is Charmed.  This famous fantasy drama series is about three sisters who are witches known as the Charmed Ones.  Prue, Piper, and Phoebe fight crime in San Francisco.  They each use their own unique magical powers, as well as spells, to ward off from the bad guys.  Following Prue’s inevitable death in the season three finale, their long-lost half sister Paige Matthews take over her place for the ‘Power of Three’ from season four onwards.

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At season seven, there is something familiar about the character Kyra.  I knew I have seen her appear in other shows I have binge-watched before.  After a bit of searching, I realized that Kyra was played by Charisma Carpenter.  Interestingly enough, this isn’t Carpenter’s first role in a fantasy series like Charmed.

That takes us what is known as a TV genre crisscross!

So let’s get to it – Charisma Carpenter plays Kyra, a demon who eventually forms a friendship with Leo Wyatt.  She appears in three episodes of the seventh season.

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Charmed is not the only fantasy series Charisma Carpenter appeared in.  She also played as Cordelia Chase in season 1-3 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and had a main role in Angel.  While there weren’t other actors/actresses who were on the same screen with her, this still makes another role for her in a fantasy drama series.  Thus, making for an interesting TV crisscross.

Three different fantasy series, one actress appearing in all three.  Charisma Carpenter plays an incredible role for all three series.  All of them are a fantasy series, which makes her the subject for today’s TV genre crisscross.

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That’s all for today’s post.  Charisma Carpenter was in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and Charmed.  She is the star of this week’s TV genre crisscross.

Netlflix Ryan Murphy Highlights


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As you may or may not know, Netflix is releasing a lot of exciting titles this Fall.  One of the biggest releases is the new Breaking Bad film El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (Yeah Mr. White!  Yeah Science!).

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But the big winner has to go for Ryan Murphy’s new dark comedy series The Politician.  After another successful season of Pose, Murphy continues on with his next chapter of American Horror Story and The Politician on Netflix.

If you’re still feeling nostalgic from season 2 of Pose or you can’t contain your excitement for his next series, then don’t fret!  There’s lots of other titles out or soon to be coming on Netflix.  Niptuck may not still be in the library, but there’s plenty of other series from Ryan Murphy to enjoy.

Here are the latest series from Ryan Murphy that are out or will soon to be released for Netflix next month:

The Politician

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Our first show that is drumming up a lot of anticipation is The Politician.  Payton Hobart is a wealthy Santa Barbarian who uses everything in his power to achieve his political goals, with one of them being to become president of the United States.  The Politician will be released on September 27th.

Pose

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Season one of Pose is out on Netflix.  Catch up with the original season where Blanca first creates her own house of to compete in the balls.  You can enjoy the first season again if you can’t get enough of the slay game.

American Horror Story: Apocalypse

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Not only is American Horror Story returning on FX, but American Horror Story: Apocalypse is also releasing on Netflix as well.  Watch the twisted season where Michael Langdon creates the Apocalypse, becoming the true Antichrist of the world.  It’s an all-out battle between some of the biggest forces of evil.

Glee

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With The Politician having hints of musicals at times, Glee is another series to enjoy as well.  Glee follows a group of high schoolers who join the Glee Club.  It’s a comedic series with musicals that offer some heavy high school drama on the side.

El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (Netflix)


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Netflix is getting REAL exciting in the Fall, especially with the announcement of Ryan Murphy’s new series The PoliticianThe Politician chronicles Payton Hobart’s political aspirations to become president.  It’s a comedic look into the murky life of a high school politician (think Glee with a touch of House of Cards).  Ryan Murphy will have that running as well as American Horror Story: 1984 on FX within the next few weeks.

And just when you thought Netflix couldn’t get any better… well folks, it JUST did.  Netflix just recently announced an upcoming film for the hit AMC series… Breaking Bad (Yeah Bitch!  Breaking Bad Movie!).

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The new film is titled El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie.  It starts off from the events where Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) sped off in the stolen Chevrolet El Camino after being held captive from the Aryan Brotherhood gang.  Netflix provided a quick plot summary in which Jesse comes to terms with his past in order to forge some kind of future.  El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie will be released October 11th.

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I am so psyched for this movie coming out soon.  Over six years later and Breaking Bad will continue on with a movie for Netflix.  Breaking Bad is still one of the best binge-watched shows on Netflix after being on AMC.

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With that, Jesse Pinkman’s chapter continues with El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie.  Check it out when it releases on October 11th.

Orange is the New Black (June 2013-July 2019)


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Alrighty folks… this summer marked the seventh and FINAL season of Orange is the New Black.  After my busy work week, I finally got around to watching the final season on Netflix this past weekend.  I have binge-watching since the first season began on July 2013 and have been following the show since then.

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This season wrapped up the story for Piper, Alex, Red, Daya, Aleida, Taystee, Suzanne, Lorna, and many of the other inmates.  Some of them got a happy ending while others didn’t get their break from the prison life.  On another note, some of the other minor characters returned for an episode (or two) before the show ended.  Either way, it was amazing to see how all of the stories ended by the final episode.

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Overall, the seventh season was highly amazing and emotional to watch.  As tragic as some of the stories were, they were told in such a creative way that made you feel for the characters.  There were times I was on the edge of my seat (literally!) over some of the scenes.

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Kudos to Orange is the New Black for its seventh and final season.  This was quite a spectacular series to binge-watch for the past six summers.  Each and every season brought in more craziness than the previous one.

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Here’s to the end of another wonderful series by Jenji Kohan.  Orange is the New Black may be officially over, but there’s always better series on the horizon on the Netflix library.