This Week for Adriennewrites: Rocky Horror Picture Show, South Side Parenting

THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW: Let's Do The Time Warp Again:  L-R:  Staz Nair, Victoria Justice, Laverne Cox, Ryan McCartan and Annaleigh Ashford in THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW: Let's Do The Time Warp Again, premiering Thursday, Oct. 20 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2016 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Steve Wilkie/FOX
THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW: Let’s Do The Time Warp Again: L-R: Staz Nair, Victoria Justice, Laverne Cox, Ryan McCartan and Annaleigh Ashford in THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW: Let’s Do The Time Warp Again, premiering Thursday, Oct. 20 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2016 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Steve Wilkie/FOX

By now you probably know that I am a contributor to Forbes, where I cover TV, film and music for the online portal of the business magazine. I’ve written seven stories so far, mostly about television, since TV is hot right now as the fall shows solidify their followings and their ratings. Tonight I live tweeted the Rocky Horror Picture Show reboot, which aired on Fox, and I enjoyed following along with other tweeters. Many were a bit pissed that the remake deviated from the original. But, I already knew what to expect.

Lou Adler, the executive producer of the original Rocky Horror and the EP of the reboot, told me  that “what all the critics say is true.” He also said that the original Rocky wasn’t the best movie ever and was certainly “rough around the edges.”  He expected it to be panned by many, but he also expected it to be well received.

To that end, the show was a trending topic Thursday night- even as the Al Smith Dinner trended and the NFL game aired on TV. In the end, Laverne Cox as Dr. Frank-N-Furter, was magnificent, and I predict that lots of gold and silver costumes will be on the streets this Halloween.

In other news, I’ve started a new website, southsideparenting.com, where I detail all the cool places to go and fun things to do with your kids on the South Side of Chicago. I created this site because I wish such a site had existed when my oldest was too young for school but old enough for field trips with his mommy. Rather than wait for someone else to figure out that the South Side is pretty damn cool, I decided to make my own site.

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