‘Tis the season to go out to Park City, Utah to ski and watch some independent movies. The Sundance Film Festival is well under way, and this year’s promising crop of features includes some intriguing Asian and Asian American films, including “Seoul Searching,” starring Justin Chon (“Revenge of the Green Dragons“), and “Advantageous,” starring Ken Jeong (“Community,” “The Hangover“) Check out our XFINITY blog post “10 Asian/Asian American Films That Played At Sundance” for more notable films that have premiered in Sundance past.
What else to watch this week:
“Galavant” finale — The ABC fantasy comedy musical has been airing double episodes on Sunday since January 4, and this week brought about its final two episodes. What happens between Galavant and Isabella? Do they complete their journey to find the evil king?
“Parks and Recreation“ — Another two episodes of the final season of the NBC Amy Poehler comedy aired on Tuesday, and this week we see Tom (Aziz Ansari) getting closer to Lucy (Natalie Morales).
“Pretty Little Liars” — “A” wants to frame Hanna for Mona’s murder, but Hanna’s friends have her back.
Everybody’s Talking About:
Mindy Kaling’s secret to success — Sundance hosted a “Power of Story: Serious Ladies” panel, featuring Kaling, Lena Dunham, Jenji Kohan, and Kristen Wiig, where they talked about being female showrunners, actresses, and writers in Hollywood. When talking about her drive and perseverance,” she explains: “I have a personality defect where I sort of refuse to see myself as an underdog. It’s gotten me in a lot of trouble but is also the reason for my success. I am often reminded of it when people ask me why I’m confident. Why wouldn’t I be? It’s because my parents raised me with the entitlement of a tall, blond, white man. That’s the way to do it: picture yourself as Armie Hammer on the outside.”
“Mini Bruce Lee” — This Youku video has become a viral sensation in China
“Elementary“ — Joan (Lucy Liu) and Sherlock help Kitty, who fears for her safety, and we learn how Sherlock and Kitty first met in London.
“The Mindy Project“ — The FOX sitcom returns after a two-week hiatus with an episode called “No More Mr. Noishe Guy,” where Rob gives Mindy an opportunity to start up her own practice in San Francisco.
Weekend Date Night Pick:
“The Love Market“ — Check out this documentary about a love market that many Hmong people attend every year. Singles can find a mate, and married people can celebrate their love in the remote mountains of Vietnam.