Master of None was how I spent my weekend and there’s a whole bunch of photos from this show on this week’s TV Instagram round-up including one that hit me right in the feels. Plus plenty of other set shenanigans from shows like Elementary, Jane the Virgin and the forthcoming Legends of Tomorrow.
Future excellent Good Wife guest star and excellent Lucca Quinn outfit ahoy.
The excellent Master of None is definitely a family affair with Aziz Ansari’s parents playing his parents on the show and his brother Aniz collaborated on the writing end. I am now in a post marathoning funk.
My dad took off most of his vacation time for the year to act in Master of None. So I'm really relieved this all worked out. Tonight after we did Colbert together he said: "This is all fun and I liked acting in the show, but I really just did it so I could spend more time with you." I almost instantly collapsed into tears at the thought of how much this person cares about me and took care of me and gave me everything to give me the amazing life I have. I felt like a total piece of garbage for all the times I haven't visited my parents and told them I wanted to stay in New York cause I'd get bored in SC. I'm an incredibly lucky person and many of you are as well. Not to beat a dead horse here and sorry if this is cheesy or too sentimental but if your parents are good to you too, just go do something nice for them. I bet they care and love you more than you realize. I've been overwhelmed by the response to the Parents episode of our show. What's strange is doing that episode and working with my parents has increased the quality of my relationship to my parents IN MY REAL LIFE. In reality, I haven't always had the best, most open relationship with my parents because we are weirdly closed off emotionally sometimes. But we are getting better. And if you have something like that with your family – I urge you to work at it and get better because these are special people in your life and I get terrified when my dad tells me about friends of his, people close to his age, that are having serious health issues, etc. Enjoy and love these people while you can. Anyway, this show and my experiences with my parents while working on it have been very important in many ways and I thank for you the part you all have played in it.
And now things are getting a little misty up in here.
I mentioned this a couple of days ago, but I really hope there is more Shannon in season 2 because Danielle Brooks killed it as Dev’s agent.
And you should definitely Treat Yo Self.
Mostly I just want an excuse to talk about how incredible Regina King is on The Leftovers this week (and every week) and the questionnaire scene with Carrie Coon is jaw-droppingly good. Powerhouse performances from both women and I am still thinking about it.
The cast of The Americans has just as much fun with the disguises as I do writing about them.
More from The Americans season 4 table reads and is that Dylan Baker I spy sitting there?
This is the first picture I took as Chad Radwell. Old friends and new friends assembled in New Orleans this year to make a show I couldn't be more proud of … @screamqueensfox. Even though filming wrapped today, there is still sooooo much fun headed to your screen every Tuesday Night at 9/8c on @foxtv. I will miss getting to be Chad daily (in real life you get murdered for saying those things) and i'll miss getting to see @emmaroberts @msleamichele @diegoboneta @kekepalmer @curtisleejamie @nasimpedrad @abbienormal9 @theoliverhudson @niecynash1 @praisethelourd @its_lucien @evanpaley @rhodesaustin @rhodesaustin the first thing every morning. Fingers crossed for part two…
Scream Queens is pretty patchy; one person who has been consistently brilliant throughout is Glen Powell and he really can work a golf bro ensemble.
I want to see which character comes next in this chain. Maybe Andy Sachs.
Fake rain or real rain on Legends of Tomorrow? I will be very glad when this show starts because a) more Victor Garber on TV and b) Arrow and The Flash can go back to focusing on their own storylines rather than setting up the spinoff.
Elementary made a very welcome return last week and I am as happy as Lucy Liu and Aidan Quinn are delightful in this Jonny Lee Miller snapped shot.
I still need to watch last week’s episode and so I’m reading the look on Viola Davis’ face as one that is questioning my viewing choices.