This week at the Water Cooler, we’re putting the Emmys on pause to deep-dive into the new film IT. Directed by Andy Muschietti, IT adapts the youth-centered portions of the 1986 Stephen King novel with subsequent films dedicated to the adult story. We’ve invited Awards Daily’s Marshall Flores to float with us as an expert on the novel. We talk about what the film does right and what trips it up (CAUTION: SPOILERS). Plus, does the 1990 ABC miniseries get any points over the new adaptation?
Kicking off this week’s TV Tidbits, Ryan Murphy announced another series this week. Ratched will explore the back story of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’s infamous Nurse Ratched. She will naturally be played by Sarah Paulson. Next, Amazon cancelled new series The Last Tycoon and Z: The Beginning of Everything. What’s behind this latest slashing of the Amazon lineup? Then, we’ll briefly talk about the big output from the first batch of fall film festivals. Which films and what actors emerged on top? Finally, we’ll preview this week’s Emmy® news including Emmy Confidential and a special Emmy prediction podcast.
We close our podcast, as always, with the Flash Forward to the television we’re most anticipating in the upcoming week.
6:22 – TV Tidbits
32:06 – IT
1:22:38 – Flash Forward