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…get Outside the Lines

Posted on the 02 August 2017 by Zer @the2women

…get outside the lines

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This What to Watch Wednesday just so happens to be National Coloring Book Day, a day that to some might be about staying inside the lines. Still, today I can’t help but think about those who dare to defy convention and color outside the lines that so many are confined (and in some cases defined) by.

So today I thought I’d share a few shows that push those limits and go beyond the norms for some truly great (mind-expanding) entertainment…

Full Frontal with Samantha Bee

Beyond the obvious glass ceiling of late night television here, Samantha Bee’s half hour pushes boundaries in its coverage of the conversations of the moment. Of late that’s meant lots and lots and lots of politics and this incredible team has risen to the challenge (and received an Emmy nod in the process). While part of me looks forward to the day they’re free to focus on news beyond the White House, all of me can’t help but applaud this hilarious and hella smart crew.

The Incredible Jessica James

Full disclosure: I had a pre-existing condition of absolutely adoring Jessica Williams (she celebrated her birthday with J.K. Rowling, guys!) and Chris O’Dowd, so I was pretty much Netflix’s demographic dream here. However, biases aside, this Netflix original movie about an aspiring playwright who teaches theater to inner-city youths celebrates the quirky, awkward, and beautiful moments in life and is 100% adorable.

Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812

Okay, this one’s a bit of a stretch, seeing as its viewing opportunities are limited to those who can get to New York, but just in case you missed my fantastic (and modest) tribute to this incredible, trope-stomping show, that had a rough week last week, here’s another look…


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