The Big Sick: Best Film To Tell The Truth About Having a Sick Loved One

The Big Sick, the film comedian Kumail Nanjiani delivered with his wife, Emily V. Gordon, did not win Best Original Screenplay at the 90th Academy Awards. That honor went to the searing and timely Get Out, and rightfully so, given the award is meant for stories that spring from the mind fully-formed, like the goddess Athena. The Big Sick is a more dramatic retelling of real life — Gordon’s battle with adult Still’s disease (also known as the scariest thing I saw in medical residency) — and Nanjiani’s awkward bonding with her parents — difficult enough without the object of your affection in a coma. But the film deserves … Continue reading The Big Sick: Best Film To Tell The Truth About Having a Sick Loved One

Why I’ll Be Watching Dr. Ken

A few weeks ago, I visited the set of ABC’s “Dr. Ken”, the show heralded as the proof that ABC is winning the TV diversity game by a mile. Briefly, the show features a Korean-American family helmed by a cranky HMO doctor, played by Ken Jeong. The show (I saw the Halloween episode) was sweet and funny, with a deep, experienced and lovably nutty gaggle of actors. Continue reading Why I’ll Be Watching Dr. Ken