Episode 32: Analyzing “Rent: Live” and the 2019 SAG Awards

In Episode 32, we talk about a very sad crime committed against actor Jussie Smollett, Ariana Grande’s tattoo snafu (and the fix she made that actually made it worse!) and get into the ramifications of the winners from last weekend’s SAG Awards (all aboard the Glenn Close hype train!).

In the Marquee Topic, we break down the latest live musical to hit the small screen: Rent. We talk about our personal history with the Tony and Pulitzer Prize winning musical by Jonathan Larson, discuss the good and bad of the Fox production (some good, a lot of bad) and contemplate whether it is totally fair to judge this “live” production after most of what aired was actually the dress rehearsal from the night before.

PLUS, in our teasers, Maureen recommends something out of the box (and outdoors) and Josh recommends a fun (and free!) iPhone game.

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  1. The Wife

  2. Jussie Smollett attacked in a hate crime

  3. Ariana Grande’s tattoo snafu

  4. The 2019 SAG Awards

  5. Rent: Live

  6. Wordscapes