Actor Ricky Gervais’ monologue during Sunday’s Golden Globes has led to buzz and backlash. While hosting the awards show, Gervais delivered a series of jokes, which viewers and media outlets have described as ranging from provocative to mean to speaking truth to power. He sparked controversy with comments about the #metoo movement in Hollywood, about actors making political statements during acceptance speeches, about what it means to be “woke” in the industry, and more.

Those comments have led to broader discussions about Hollywood as a whole, and if it’s time for the industry to take a look in the mirror when it comes to its practices. Our guests discuss that question and if Hollywood is – or should be – headed toward a more progressive era. In studio:

Is the new Ghostbusters movie any good? That's one question. Then there's the question of why it's become so polarizing. And one of the cast members recently said that she's tired of hearing the term "female comedian," because we never use the term "male comedian." Why are women treated differently on screen? We discuss all of that and more. Our guests:

  • Beth Winslow, actor and comedian
  • Eric Stevens, pop culture writer and LEGO designer
  • Char Broome, comedian who performs under the name Char B

Hollywood is reviving three franchises this year. Their track record makes them a guaranteed financial success, but is it what fans want? Star Wars, X Files, and Full House are coming back in some fashion, with new stories based on the old characters. Even Han Solo and Chewbacca are back. Our panel debates whether these are good moves:

  • Christopher Frank, organizer of local sci-fi convention "Flower City Comic Con"
  • Mike DiGiorgio, executive producer of 13WHAM News This Morning
  • Jack Garner, Film Critic and Author