Donald Trump promised supporters so much winning they would become exhausted. While the president enjoys at best sparse backing in Hollywood, his election has produced its share of showbiz winners, and less demonstrably losers.
If you turned up at the Fyre Festival wooed by its ads -- and many, many fans did -- you'd think you were in for a weekend of top-notch acts playing for your entertainment, as models in bikinis paraded around and private jets and yachts ferried you to and from the beautiful Caribbean paradise. Everything any good millennial needs for a strong Instagram post.
It's been 25 years since the Los Angeles riots, an event already marked by numerous TV specials, with more to come. Yet one relatively under-covered aspect of the unrest is the role TV and video played -- and the jarring realization, played out in multiple cases since, that seeing wasn't always believing.
Comedy Central has plenty of experience lampooning sitting presidents, but "The President Show" takes the satire up a notch, in a mock talk show hosted by none other than Donald J. Trump -- or a reasonable facsimile thereof. The premiere yielded a few hearty laughs, but also exposed the limitations of the concept.
Not every book is suited to be adapted to the screen, and so it might be with "American Gods." Producer Bryan Fuller is known for his exquisite visual and unconventional narrative touches (see NBC's "Hannibal"), but this disjointed attempt to execute Neil Gaiman's weird, sweeping supernatural novel feels like a half-cooked meal.
"Dear White People" works perfectly as a half-hour series, providing a sharp look at African-American students at a predominantly white Ivy League university while creating an assortment of appealing, well-defined personalities. Making the jump from 2014 movie to TV show, the Netflix show passes the test of juggling relevance and entertainment with flying colors.