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Rise Season 1, Episode 5 Recap – “We’ve all got our Junk”

In this week’s episode of Rise, Robbie and Lilette’s relationship is challenged by the perceptions of their families. Gordy and his parents’ relationship comes to a head in front of the Stricklands, which leads to more tension between Lou and Sam, as well as a revelation about Lou’s dad. Sam and Gail make a decision … Continue reading Rise Season 1, Episode 5 Recap – “We’ve all got our Junk”

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Rise Season 1, Episode 4 Recap – “Victory Party”

Robbie throws a victory party at his house after a big game and invites Lilette. The theatre troupe crashes the party and brings Robbie’s two worlds together in an uncomfortable way. In spite of the diasterous party, Lilette and Robbie’s relationship continues to grow. Lou sets Tracy up on a date with another teacher at … Continue reading Rise Season 1, Episode 4 Recap – “Victory Party”

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Rise Season 1, Episode 3 Recap – “What Flowers May Bloom”

As the program continues to prepare, Simon announces that he will be transferring to St. Francis and won’t be in the show. This leads to a confrontation from Lilette and a conversation with Mr. Mazzu and Ms. Wolfe. Simon’s announcement pushes Tracy past her breaking point. She blames Lou for Simon’s departure and questions the … Continue reading Rise Season 1, Episode 3 Recap – “What Flowers May Bloom”

Poverty, Americana and The Most Magical Place on Earth

It’s safe to say over the past couple of years there has been in a change in Hollywood. We have started to see groups that are generally unappreciated, inconspicuous and underrepresented take the forefront. Whether it’s movies like Moonlight, Ladybird, The Big Sick or Girls Trip. There are now films that are shining a light … Continue reading Poverty, Americana and The Most Magical Place on Earth

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Rise Season 1, Episode 2 Recap – “Most of All to Dream”

Episode 2 starts with the fall out of the theater department’s protest from the pilot. Principal Ward informs Mr. Mazzu that all of the things that they burned would come from the department’s budget, which left them with nothing. Mazzu’s problems extend past the theater to home, where he and his wife have to deal … Continue reading Rise Season 1, Episode 2 Recap – “Most of All to Dream”

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Rise Season 1, Pilot Episode Recap

  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpsw8W_bmsM NBC’s new drama Rise follows the lives of the students and faculty involved in Stanton high school’s theater department. The pilot episode starts with a clearly unsatisfied Mr. Mazzuchelli, played by Josh Radnor from “How I Met Your Mother”, taking over the theater program. His taking over the program leads to an expected … Continue reading Rise Season 1, Pilot Episode Recap