Being the Ricardos

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Going Deep into “Being the Ricardos”

Everybody loved I Love Lucy, a TV show so popular that, as we are reminded in the new film Being the Ricardos, audiences weren't going anywhere that night of the week, the show averaging 60 million viewers each episode, basically a 90% share at that time (the 50s). The film, written and directed by Aaron Sorkin, reminds us also about the relationship between American comedienne Lucille Ball (played by Nicole Kidman) and Cuban husband Desi Arnaz (Javier Bardem), partners extraordinaire in life and art, just before the Cuban revolution of 1959 would forever alter the relationship between the two countries.