Ignore the triskaidekaphobes, Tuesday the 13th is turning out to be a pretty good day. Sarah Michelle Gellar‘s new show RINGER premieres on the CW at 8pm. Jane Espenson‘s new webseries HUSBANDS launches. And, in the US, Laura Marling‘s new album, A CREATURE I DON’T KNOW is released.
I’m not sure which of those is most important.
Espenson’s webseries stars Alessandra Torresani, Cheeks, and Sean Hemeon. It is about newlyweds who happen to both be of the same sex.
The British just do music better. Just to name a few recent examples: Lily Allen, Laura Marling, Joanna Newsom, and the late Amy Winehouse. Not sure why, but the Brits do music better. All sorts of it. So the new Marling album is an exciting event. Sort of like what a new Bob Dylan record was like, say, 35 years ago.
Then there’s RINGER. Look, it’s the CW. I don’t expect high art. But Gellar is one of the best actors in the US, and, while I’d certainly rather see her in a serious film by a major director, one has to take what’s available. RINGER has a great cast (including Ioan Gruffudd, Tara Summers, and Zoey Deutch) and should be way better than most of the stuff currently on American television, especially on the broadcast networks.
Why doesn’t Tara Summers have a website?