Up & Coming Weekly

August 08, 2017

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AUGUST 9 - 15, 2017 UCW 27 WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM WEEKLY HOROSCOPE SINGLE-CAMERA VS. MULTI- CAMERA SITCOMS What is the difference between a single- camera sitcom and a multi-cam sitcom? Are there differences in tone, content, etc. And why do critics seem to make note of it so often? —Unsigned For me, good comedy is good comedy, whether it's filmed in front of a studio audience in the traditional multi-camera format — which is often derided for its "laugh track" (a term producers hate, I can tell you with authority) — or filmed like a movie, in the single- camera method. e difference is largely one of tone, and perhaps preference, although in content, multi- cam comedies tend to deliver harder jokes to elicit the studio laughter (enhanced, to be sure, in most cases, but the idea is that they're produc- ing a short comic play each week). Sin- gle-camera filmed comedies are trendier, and seen by some (though not all) as generally more sophisticated. And while multi-cam sitcoms can draw huge audiences — "e Big Bang eory," before that "Everybody Loves Raymond," and in one of its more recent heydays, "Friends" and "Cheers" and "Frasier" and "Seinfeld" and so on — the Emmy trend favors single-camera shows. Not a single multi-cam sitcom is nominated for best comedy this year, and "Mom's" Allison Janney is the only performer in a classic multi-cam sitcom nominated in any category. To submit questions to TV Critic Matt Roush, go to: tvinsider.com by Damian Holbrook Cheers to "Game of rones" ... for scal- ing back the Sand Snakes. By offing two of the late Oberyn Martell's daughters, Season 7 gave Euron Greyjoy some bite and marked the end of "GoT's" silliest storyline. Cheers to "Descendants 2"for drawing a crowd. anks to a simulcast on six differ- ent networks, the live-action sequel about Disney-villain offspring starring Sofia Carson and Dove Cameron grabbed 21 million viewers. Even Maleficent would like them apples. Jeers to Shark Week for baiting us. If you say Olympian Michael Phelps is going to race a great white, then he had better be splashing around with an actual man-eat- er, not just trying to beat the beast's time in some staged swim against a CGI Jaws. NEWS OF THE WEIRD by CHUCK SHEPPARD Bright Ideas In New Hampshire on June 29, a state police officer stopped the 57-year-old driver of a Honda Odyssey minivan who had piled a Beverly Hillbillies-esque stack of belongings on top of his car. The collection, which was about as tall as the minivan, included a wooden chest, a bike, a floor lamp, a rake, a snow shovel, a moving dolly and a folding ladder, along with blankets and towels and a shopping cart full of items hanging off the back. Police cited the driver for negligent driving, and the car was towed away. [United Press International, 6/29/2017] Sorry I Missed It A Canada Day parade in southern Ontario sparked a flood of typically mild protests over Dave Szusz's float, which featured a 3-meter-tall blow- up Jesus (holding a baby sheep) and several real sheep. "I thought it was kind of sad to see sheep out with very loud blasting music, out in the heat in the city," said animal rights activist Dan MacDonald. Others flooded Szusz with complaints on Facebook. Szusz and MacDonald have since talked it out, although MacDonald still hopes Szusz will discontinue using sheep on his floats. [CTV News, 7/6/2017] Least Competent Criminals Six suspects in a June 25 Denver mugging counted among their spoils the victim's brand-new iPhone. After using Ryan Coupens' credit cards at a nearby Walgreens, the thieves used the phone to post a Snapchat story about their shenanigans to Coupens' account, where his friends — and police — could clearly see some of their faces. [FOX31, 6/26/2017] Oh, THOSE Monkeys A monkey mystery unfolded near Mesa, Arizona, in early July as drone owner Jesse Sorensan dispatched his device over a facility rumored to house abandoned monkeys. "Hovered above it and took some pictures ... and sure enough there's monkeys in almost all the cages," said Sorensan. "What are these monkeys doing ... in the middle of the desert?" Local TV reporters looked into the mystery and found the facility is used for research and breeding for the University of Washington and the Centers for Disease Control, who were quick to point out that the monkeys have access to air conditioning and veterinary care. [3TV/CBS5, 7/5/2017] Copyright 2017 Chuck Sheppard ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, help out around the house or the office this week and the effort will benefit both you and the people with whom you interact. Reinforce close relationships. TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, when you set your mind to something, the results are often spectacular. Stick with what you have been doing of late and keep enjoying the great results. GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Change may be all around you this week, Gemini. You may not be overly excited about all the things that are unfolding, but realize this change of pace is essential to your career. CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, if you are willing to put in extra effort this week, the results will be well worth it. Hunker down and commit to going the extra mile in the days ahead. LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, romance is on your mind, so you have to make sure you get together with that special person in the next few days. Otherwise, the mood may pass. VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, a surprise visit from a friend or family member lifts your spirits in the coming days. Enjoy this chance to catch up and share a few laughs with a loved one. LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, unless someone helps you corral your focus, your energy is bound to spread all over the place. Find a friend who can keep you on the right track. SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, expect to expend a lot of energy this week if you want the job to get done correctly. You're not one for slacking, so this shouldn't be a problem. SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 Focus on the bigger picture, Sagittarius. With the end goal in mind, you can better map out the steps that need to be taken to get to the finish line. CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 Serve as a sounding board and let a friend vent his or her frustration without interrupting, Capricorn. Your patience and willingness to listen will be noted and appreciated. AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Many people need your help, Aquarius. Direct all of your good energy toward assisting others for the time being. is help will eventually be reciprocated. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, you need to figure out how to turn great ideas into workable projects that will earn you some money. Start drafting that plan. 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