Disney's first gay Jewish teenaged character is here — and he's played by a Jewish actor, no less. The Disney series Andi Mack showcased two milestones recently recently: In October, the…character Cyrus Goodman (played by 16-year-old Joshua Rush) revealed that he’s gay, and in the latest episode, Cyrus celebrated his bar mitzvah. The episode stays true to tradition: Cyrus recites his Torah portion while wearing a tallit (prayer shawl), which is actually the same one Rush wore to his own bar mitzvah. He told the… >> Read More
Yes, you have to get past the awful name. But Schitt's Creek, a CBC/PopTV sitcom, is seriously one of the best shows I've seen in a while. And if this comedy created by a Jewish family isn't on your…radar yet, it should be. The lovable series — which was just renewed for a 5th season — was co-created by the father-and-son team Dan Levy and Eugene Levy (of American Pie, Best in Show and A Mighty Wind fame). They both also star in the show, along with Dan's sister, Sarah Levy. Dan, a… >> Read More
When the news broke that Nickelodeon is planning a Blues Clues reboot, I was so excited I worried I was possibly overreacting. But when my 10-year-old texted me a link to a news story about the…revamped show — saying we HAVE to watch it when it comes out — I decided that geeking out over the return of a light-blue cartoon puppy might be OK after all. To those of you unfamiliar with Blue, she’s a light-blue cartoon dog who lives with the show’s narrator (Steve, and in later episodes,… >> Read More
We just can't enough of Amazon's hit The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and we're not alone: The series recently picked up two Golden Globes, and it's already been renewed for a second season.
We're so…obsessed, it's almost as if we want it to be the 1950s again. Well — not exactly, what with the sexism and racism and anti-Semitism and all. To be sure, nobody at Kveller thinks a woman's (only) place is in the home. No, what we're really loving is the look of the 1950s. We've already broken down… >> Read More
Believe it or not, Schoolhouse Rock! is now 45 years old. That means it's been educating kids for generations — maybe even since before you were born. But whether you're closer to 45, 35, or 25…years of age, chances are you'll remember these ridiculously catchy tunes from those lazy, cartoon-filled Saturday mornings of yore. In order to celebrate these beloved interstitial shorts, here are 11 of the best Schoolhouse Rock! episodes: 1. Get your adverbs on. https://youtu.be/14fXm4FOMPM 2. Hey! Or other interjections. https://youtu.be/YkAX7Vk3JEw 3. Conjunction junction! https://youtu.be/4AyjKgz9tKg 4. Just a… >> Read More