Netflix introduces ‘bad vegan’ | Arts and entertainment

Strange behavior, precarious beliefs and a string of criminal actions are just a part of the ingredient list for the new Netflix series “Bad Vegan: Fame. Fraud. Fugitives.” from Chris Smith, Executive Producer of “Tiger King” and Director of “Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never.”

Glimpses of the four-section Sarma Melngailis, formerly the “it” restaurateur behind New York’s Pure Food and Wine, a place where celebrities had to be kicked out of the kitchen. Former employees describe a great place to work and be creative.

That was before Melangels became infatuated with a mysterious stranger named Shane Fox, whom she met on Twitter. Soon he seemed to hold a fist resembling Rasputin, promising her that if she followed all his orders, she would soon realize great fame and fortune. He even promised her that he could help make her pet bull, Leon, immortal.

The pair began draining the restaurant’s coffers, eventually stealing as much as $2 million. Their lives on the run will end as authorities shut down their motel room in Tennessee. Ironically, their location and identities will be given to them by a single credit card receipt – to deliver Domino’s pizza.

• “Beyond the Edge” (8 p.m., CBS, TV-14) invites nine celebrities to Panama and promises things will get “intensive.”

Celebrities have been engaging in “Survivor” hoaxes for most of this century, so it remains to be seen how “severe” things get. If you think about it, no one will let the world peace dead starve or get injured for our entertainment. But people don’t watch series like “Beyond the Edge” to think of it.

Having said that, the cast presents as good a chance as any to “think” about what would be considered a celebrity these days or at least what makes this kind of celebrity might attract eyeballs to reality TV.

The group will not be unfamiliar to fans of “Dancing with the Stars”. Besides World Peace in the NBA, the NFL is represented by Ray Lewis and Mike Singletary. There are two country artists, Lauren Alaina and Craig Morgan. Model Polina Porizkova represents the ’80s, and actress Jodi Sweetin is descended from Full House. Oddly enough, not counting Alaina, who has a career outside of her “American Idol” fame, only two out of nine from reality TV itself: “Real Housewife” Eboni K. Williams and perennial “The Bachelor” Colton Underwood.

Starting today, all Marvel series originating on Netflix, including “Daredevil,” “Jessica Jones,” and “Luke Cage,” will move to Disney+, where they can be streamed with other Marvel products. Some have suggested that some of these shows are more entertaining than other Disney fare.

Other Highlights of TONIGHT

• A patient’s arranged marriage inspires Taylor to reflect on her romantic prospects on “Chicago Med” (7 p.m., NBC, TV-14).

• “Nature” (7pm, PBS, r, TV-PG, check local listings) follows a Chinese panda in its own habitat.

• Cruz befriends a young immigrant on “Chicago Fire” (8 p.m., NBC, TV-14).

• The New York bloodbath may have been driven by the bias of the FBI (9 p.m., CBS, R, TV14).

• The Half-Baked Seller Excuse on “Chicago PD” (9 p.m., NBC, TV-14).

• Cam and Maggie face emotional turmoil on “A Million Little Things” (9 PM, ABC, TV-14).

• “Temtation Island” (9 PM, USA, TV-14) enters its fourth season.

Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones starred in the 1997 satirical science fiction film “Men in Black” (6PM, Paramount, TV14) and its sequel, “Men in Black II” (8PM, Paramount, TV-14). Both are outdone by Frank, the eccentric dog. A site that ranked the top 10 pug movies places these two movies in third place. Just bronze! The British rom-com of 2019 named “Patrick” took first place. Streaming on Netflix.

“Survivor” (7pm, CBS, TV-PG) … “The Masked Singer” (7pm, Fox, TV-PG) … Lack of Harmony on The Goldbergs (7pm, ABC, TV-PG) ) …Barry and Kramer collaborate on “The Flash” (7PM, CW, TV-PG)…Keeping Secrets on “The Wonder Years” (7:30PM, ABC, TV-PG).. . Score everyone on “Domino Masters” (8PM, Fox, TV-PG)…Endurance on “The Conners” (8PM, ABC, TV-PG)…New Year’s hangover at “Kung Fu” (8 p.m., CW, TV-PG) …Lost Youth in “Home Economics” (8:30 p.m., ABC, TV-PG).

Jimmy Fallon Welcomes Amy Schumer, Dylan O’Brien, and Christina Tosi to “The Tonight Show” (10:34 p.m., NBC) … Kenneth Branna, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, Vundabar and Larnell Lewis visit “Late Night With Seth Meyers” (11: 37 p.m., NBC).

Well, that was strange. The least anticipated story of the week was the scandal involving Felicity Hoffman (“Desperate Housewives”) and Lori Loughlin, star of “When Calls the Heart” (7 p.m. Sunday, Hallmark, TV-G), in a bribery/cheating plot from In order to get their daughters into elite universities.

This is clearly an ongoing issue, and all parties should have their say, or today, in court. But the motive at the heart of this story is worth discussing. It implies some urgency to do anything to get children into elite schools. As if anything “less” was unimaginable.

Television plays no small role in this insecurity. I can’t remember the number of times I’ve had to describe a legal drama on ABC where every character descends from Ivy’s most memorable character and spends most of the pilot flaunting it.

There was a time, not so long ago, when John Grisham wrote bestselling books about young, barely-certified lawyers from nameless firms who took impossible cases against huge corporations and eventually won. And the girl got to boot.

So, the neurotic obsession with elitism and inequality in our time is hardly hard.

If anything comes of this vile affair, it is to appreciate that shoddy efforts at arrogance are always pathetic. Or on the classic TV comedy. Watching Gilligan’s Island, we got to know Mary Ann Walker and took pity on the millionaire and his wife.

CNN has released the four-hour (8 p.m., Sunday) documentary “Tricky Dick” that outlines the life and times of Richard Nixon’s career, spanning decades from the dawn of the Cold War to the Clinton years.

A worried new mom joins a solidarity and support group, only to discover she has darker plans on her schedule for the shocking 2019 “Mommy Group Murder” (7pm, Lifetime, TV-14).

– The Thunder and the Warriors meet in an NBA game (7:30 p.m., ABC).

– An old kidnapper returns to “Ransom” (8 p.m., CBS, TV-14).

– Scheduled for “60 Minutes” (6 p.m., CBS): Embassy workers in China and Cuba complain of mysterious illnesses; AOL founder Steve Case and his plans to invest in the future of America’s small, neglected towns and cities; Visit Monaco.

– Duels begin at “World of Dance” (7pm, NBC, TV-PG).

The auditions continue on “American Idol” (7 PM, ABC, TV-PG).

– Lex Luthor is on the loose on “Supergirl” (7 p.m., CW, TV-PG).

– Mr. Wednesday prepares for the Battle of the American Gods (7pm, Starz, TV-MA).

After learning about her royal lineage, a 10-year-old adopted child becomes a little tyrant in the 2019 movie “Mommy’s Little Princess” (7pm, Lifetime, TV-14).

– Secret Room with Hazards on “Charmed” (8 p.m., CW, TV-14).

– Hidden secrets revealed on “The Walking Dead” (8 p.m., AMC, TV-MA).

– Follow-up to a new trial in “The Case against Adnan Sayed” (8 pm, HBO, TV-14).

– Ax is determined to destroy Taylor in the fourth season premiere of “Billions” (8 p.m. Showtime, TVMA).

– Ulysses follows the conspiracy theory in “Now Apocalypse” (8 p.m. Starz, TV-MA).

– “Unsung” (8 p.m., TVONE) Profiles of the Jets.

– Pacific Shows on “Madam Secretary” (9pm, CBS, TV-PG).

Tension rises on “Good Girls” (9pm, NBC, TV-14).

Moe’s past was revealed on “Black Monday” (9PM, Showtime, TVMA).

St. Patrick’s Day is an inspiration for many traditions. Syfy is running a marathon for “Leprechaun” movies, from “Leprechaun 5: In the Hood” (4 p.m. Saturday, TV-14) to “Leprechaun 2” (8 p.m.). TCM takes the traditional approach, highlighting Technicolor blarney from John Ford’s 1952 film The Quiet Man (7 p.m. Sunday, TV-PG).

“Dateline” (7 p.m., NBC, TV-PG)… “NBA Countdown” (7 p.m., ABC)… Kids are fine on “MasterChef” (8 p.m., Fox, r, TV-PG)… “48 Hours” (9 p.m., CBS) … a vintage help from “Saturday Night Live” (9 p.m., NBC, R, TV14).

A visit to an old friend inspires Miles on “God Friended Me” (7PM, CBS, TV-PG)…Homer can’t leave Bart’s virtual world on “The Simpsons” (7PM, Fox, TV-14)… Sympathy for everything on “Bob’s Burgers” (7:30 p.m., Fox, TV-14).

A walk down the aisle at “NCIS: Los Angeles” (8 p.m., CBS, TV-14) … On two episodes of “Family Guy” (Fox, TV-14), the MiG Winter Olympics (8 p.m.), the fight over The Widow (8:30 p.m., p.m.) … the aches and pains on “Shark Tank” (9 p.m., ABC, TV-PG).

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