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Mar 24, 2015

Catherine caught up with the new version of Cinderella directed by Kenneth Branagh (see trailer at left), and we started the conversation with a tip of the hat to NPR's Linda Holmes for the exhaustively researched Cinderella treatise on her blog Monkey See, which will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about this storied lass and a few things you didn't. Catherine found the latest incarnation to be entertaining but not as appropriate for the preschool set as you might expect from the subject matter and the Frozen short preceding it (maybe the director and Downton Abbey cast members are a hint that this is Cinderella for moms). She also has an early opinion on Netflix's Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, though she didn't binge-watch it like all the cool kids are doing.

Terri is still in mourning for Parks and Recreation and hasn't moved on to finding a new show to love. With Cougar Town's departure next week, Mom will be her last watch-every-week comedy standing, and although she'd like to add The Odd Couple to that list, it's not quite there yet. This week she's mostly ticked at ABC's Secret and Lies, a show she doesn't watch and is glad of it after hearing of a lie it told about hemophilia — because hey, when you're looking to make a cheap shot on your unpleasant TV show, why not make life a little more difficult for people with a serious medical condition? You can read why folks are protesting and how you can join them on the blog Comfort in the Midst of Chaos.

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