Mother’s Day is just around the corner! It seems to us that society does a poor job of celebrating these national treasures. In case any of you have forgotten just how special motherhood is, here’s a gallery of some memorable moms:
Klara Hitler Andrea Yates
Joyce Dahmer Casey Anthony
Joan Crawford Susan Smith
So just remember: If you, too, are lucky enough to have sex with a man and, nine months later, you squirt out a Homo sapien, then you, too, are well on your way to becoming a special someone!
Speaking of madcap mothers … Orphan Black (BBC America) is confusing but kind of fun. Tatiana Maslany plays five clones — or possibly six, or maybe more than that — who are on the run from someone out to get her — or them. It takes place in Canada, or someplace like that. But it’s a trip.
Bates Motel (A&E) is much better than I expected. Freddie Highmore makes a fine, teenage Norman Bates, but Vera Farmiga, as mom Norma, is out of this world.
Both Black and Bates are about as realistic as a Martian invasion, but if you’re willing to buy into their bizarre worlds, they are wicked good.
More New Shows: Inside Amy Schumer (Comedy Central) — possibly funny if you are a young, single woman; vulgar and lame if you are not. Maron (IFC) — possibly amusing if you are a middle-aged, single man; a poor man’s Louie if you are not.
I finally saw Tarantino’s Django Unchained. My verdict: way too long, painfully dull, self-indulgent and juvenile. But Samuel L. Jackson kicks ass.
The Jodi Arias trial is wrapping up, and Arias sure does seem guilty — especially to the carnival barkers on HLN. HLN long ago dumped any pretense of objectivity when its clutch of show anchors chose to follow the lead of frothing-at-the-mouth Nancy Grace. If avenging nutcase Grace walked past Jesus on the cross, she would demand that he be charged with loitering.
Recently, I praised TLC’s Welcome to Myrtle Manor, pointing out the inherent sweetness of its trailer-park cast. As you can see below, the Myrtle folks now have a lot in common with that other America’s Sweetheart, Reese Witherspoon.
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