‘One of Us Is Lying’ Ordered for Peacock Adaptation

‘One of Us Is Lying’ Ordered for Peacock Adaptation

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Karen M. McManus’ New York Times bestseller, One of Us Is Lying, has been picked up by Peacock for an eight-episode adaptation. The NBCUniversal streaming platform recently launched this past July and is set to revive the popular 80s sitcom Saved by the Bell, as well as MacGruber and Girls5eva. Peacock also boasts its own adaptation of Brave New World, available upon the platform’s release. A young adult mystery novel, Penguin Random House describes (McManus’ debut) as The Breakfast Club meets Pretty Little Liars, and is “the story of what happens when five strangers walk into detention and only four …

Peacock’s ‘Brave New World’: A Review

Peacock’s ‘Brave New World’: A Review

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A television adaptation of Aldous Huxley’s 1932 novel Brave New World is currently on NBC’s new streaming service Peacock, and it is a fresh take on a tired genre. Often compared to George Orwell’s 1984, Huxley’s Brave New World is also considered to be a work of political prophecy, and is, in my opinion, at least, far more worrisome, mainly because of a single widely known phrase: “opium of the people”. Originally said by Karl Marx, the “opium of the people” he was referring to was organized religion, criticizing it for how it reduced the immediate suffering of the oppressed with a pleasant illusion, keeping them …

New ‘The Office’ Book Gives Exclusive Behind The Scenes Look

New ‘The Office’ Book Gives Exclusive Behind The Scenes Look

Despite the show ending its nine season run in 2013, there has been a recent surge of The Office affiliate projects that have satiated the needs of longtime Dunder Mifflin fans and clients. 2020 has certainly been no exception to this, with the recent children’s book, and the upcoming publication of Andy Greene’s The Office: The Untold Story of the Greatest Sitcom of the 2000s: An Oral History.  image via amazon The book, released on March 24, will feature the voices of actors, creators, and writers, going behind-the-scenes of the hit sitcom. It depicts the origins of the show at the …

Ronan Farrow’s Book Alleges Matt Lauer Raped NBC Colleagues

Ronan Farrow’s Book Alleges Matt Lauer Raped NBC Colleagues

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Catch and Kill recounts Ronan Farrow’s investigation of Harvey Weinstein, NBC’s attempt to prevent him from publishing his findings in The New Yorker, and how Weinstein hired a private investigative firm to try to stop him. It also features a shocking interview with Brooke Nevils, the former NBC News employee who first brought the complaint against Matt Lauer that got him fired from “Today” in 2017. When the story first broke, the media kept Nevils anonymous to protect her. But with the publication of Farrow’s new book, the full details of the allegations have been uncovered.   Image via Amazon …