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September 14, 2018

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BY JAY BOBBIN Executive producer Amy Poehler maintains "I Feel Bad" won't always be that way for the main character, but for starters, the title generally sums it up. Getting a "preview" premiere Wednesday, Sept. 19, before its regular Thursday run begins Oct. 4, the NBC comedy casts Sarayu Blue ("No Tomorrow") as a woman who seems to handle whatever life throws at her personally or professionally. However, she often errs or needs help, leaving her feeling bad to think she's imperfect. Paul Adelstein ("Prison Break") plays her husband, with Rahm Braslaw and Lily Rose Silver as their children. Johnny Pemberton ("Son of Zorn") also appears. Developed by fellow executive producer Aseem Batra ("Marlon") from the book "I Feel Bad: All Day, Every Day, About Everything" by Orli Auslander, the series depicts what Poehler views as "when women are given a tremendous amount of agency. There is just a lot of room for a good story, and this is a lens through which to tell a working-woman story that I haven't quite seen before ... this idea that whenever we're 'doing it all,' there's about two or three things on that list that we feel like we're giving 10 percent to." Batra backs that up by adding that Emet (portrayed by Blue) is "complicated, and sometimes she feels bad that she doesn't feel bad. I think that's part of being an empowered woman, like, 'I guess I don't feel bad that right now I want to take care of myself before my kids.' So the title is tongue-in- cheek at times, and we are trying to empower her by letting her feel things that on a lot of TV shows, you are told, 'No. Women don't get to be that way.' " The same rationale may apply to men in the case of husband David in the show, which Poehler notes "takes a very human and real look at parenting, and the characters that Sarayu and Paul play are a real team. What they share is the knowledge that they know very little about what they're doing. They're well aware that they're in over their heads a lot of time. "I love watching that messiness, because I think that too often in television, women in television especially are supposed to have all the answers ... but we never get to see them. They never have to show their work. There's a lot of that in (this) show, which is great – big mistakes and big swings. In the pilot, the daughter is doing this really sexualized dance, and everyone's trying to figure out how to deal with it. It's really fun to watch everybody kind of swing and miss, which happens in real life." NBC hopes viewers feel good about 'I Feel Bad' Saraya Blue and Paul Adelstein star in the NBC comedy series "I Feel Bad," premiering Wednesday. September 15 - 21, 2018 2 KINGSPORT (TN) TIMES NEWS cover story this week BY JAY BOBBIN "Taxi Driver" (1976) "You talkin' to me?" De Niro is iconic as cabbie and vigilante Travis Bickle in Scorsese's moody drama, which gained additional and unfortunate fame for a real-life action allegedly inspired by co-star Jodie Foster's character. "Raging Bull" (1980) De Niro nabbed an Oscar for his remarkable transformation as boxer Jake LaMotta in Scorsese's gritty biography, also boasting superb supporting work by Joe Pesci. "The King of Comedy" (1983) De Niro is typically great as an obsessed fan, but the true revelation in Scorsese's comedy-drama is Jerry Lewis, in a knowing and rather chilling performance as the talk-show host who's the object of the obsession. "The Color of Money" (1986) Paul Newman reprised the role of pool shark "Fast Eddie" Felson, and won an Oscar for it, in this unofficial sequel to "The Hustler" that also marked a significant career step for Tom Cruise. Notable in the cast as well is Forest Whitaker. "GoodFellas" (1990) Widely considered Scorsese's masterpiece, this first-rate, fact-inspired crime drama casts Ray Liotta as a Mob novice mentored by veterans (De Niro, Pesci – who won an Oscar here as a hot-tempered underworld lieutenant – and Paul Sorvino). Always worth observing in a viewing of this film is the superbly chosen soundtrack, sort of a hit parade spanning the 1950s through the 1970s. "Casino" (1995) Many key "GoodFellas" players including De Niro, Pesci and co-screenwriter Nicholas Pileggi reunited with Scorsese on this saga of Las Vegas and the Mob. Sharon Stone was a strong figure in that year's film awards, winning a Golden Globe for her work as the woman in the De Niro character's life, for better or worse. "The Color of Money" "Raging Bull" "The King of Comedy" BEST MARTIN SCORSESE MOVIES Cable Conversion Guide Charter Dish Network Direct TV WETP PBS 2 WCYB NBC 5 5 5 WATE ABC WBIR NBC WJHL CBS 11 11 11 WKPT MNT 6 20 19 WAPK MNT 182 36 36 WEMT FOX 10 39 39 WSBN PBS WLFG IND 8 68 68 AMC Am. Movie Classics 58 131 254 A&E Arts & Entertainment 46 118 265 BET Black Entertainment 60 124 329 BRAVO BRAVO 62 129 237 CMTV Country Music TV 68 166 327 CNBC CNBC 39 208 355 COM Comedy Central 65 107 249 CYB-CW WCYB-DT2 CW 4 28 6 DISC Discovery Channel 47 182 278 E! E! 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