What Is ‘Being The Ricardos’ Trying To Do?

What Is ‘Being The Ricardos’ Trying To Do?


At a time Hollywood and Big Media take it upon themselves to remind us how terrible the mythical nostalgia of traditional America actually was, I turned on “Being the Ricardos” with my eyes fully prepared to roll.

It’s true that Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz’s real-life marriage was far more tumultuous than the serene household they kept on-screen. It’s also true that the lives of most 1950s Hollywood royalty were just as alarming as the hijinks of our modern glitterati, even if societal propriety kept the gossip in more hushed tones.

But that doesn’t mean anyone wants to watch a two-hour movie taking everything we love about “I Love Lucy” and dragging it through the mud. Nor does anyone who loves the wholesomeness

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