Laurie Metcalf

Is There Comedy in Geriatric Care? Yes, on HBO

Posted on 11/22/2013 by | Television and Entertainment | Comments

EntertainmentGetting On, HBO’s off-kilter new comedy series, is about nurses and doctors working in a female geriatric care unit at a California hospital — not exactly the sort of setting that would seem to inspire humor. Still, the show has genuinely funny moments, even while it remains realistic about its environment. It’s a delicate balancing act, though. Take the first moments of the show’s premiere, which airs Sunday night at 10 on the pay cable network: brand-new nurse Didi (Niecy …

At Sunday’s Tony Awards, The Talent Is Mature

Posted on 06/6/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentTune in to the 67th Annual Tony Awards Sunday and you will see an outpouring of appreciation for performing greats in their 50-plus years.  Seriously, many of the most anticipated moments of this awards ceremony involve names who prove that talent, like fine wine, is at its best when it reaches maturity. The Best Actress in a Play category alone gives us Holland Taylor, who at 70 not only starred in, but also wrote her one-woman play about the late, …