Entertainment To-Do List: Week of 1/21/22

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Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock (CREDIT: Apple TV+)

Every week, I list all the upcoming (or recently released) movies, TV shows, albums, podcasts, etc. that I believe are worth checking out.

TV
Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock Series Premiere (January 21 on Apple TV+)
American Dad! Season 19 Premiere (January 24 on TBS)
Astrid & Lilly Save the World Series Premiere (January 26 on Syfy) – This looks a little kooky, but I’m gonna give it a shot.
Resident Alien Season 2 Premiere (January 26 on Syfy) – One of the best new shows of 2021 is back!
grown-ish Season 4 Part 2 Premiere (January 27 on Freeform)

Music
-Aurora, The Gods We Can Touch – I’ve become interested in this Norwegian singer after she teamed up with the Chemical Brothers.
-Years & Years, Night Call

jmunney’s Favorite Songs of 2021

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CREDIT: Music Video Screenshots

According to my 2021 Spotify Wrapped, my top musical moods of the year were “bold” and “ecstatic.” So let’s call these the Best Bold & Ecstatic Songs of 2021.

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Jmunney’s Favorite Albums of 2021

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In all the years I’ve been listing my favorite songs and albums, this is probably the first year that I’ve had a better handle on the albums. That’s mainly due to my lack of radio listening compared to earlier eras in my life. Nowadays, my most frequent music consumption habit is one album at a time on Spotify.

Here are all the releases that pleased my ears (and my feet and brain, and all the rest of me) the most in 2021, including a number one that I’ve been obsessively re-listening to over and over in a way I didn’t realize was still possible.

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Entertainment To-Do List: Week of 1/14/22

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Single Drunk Female (CREDIT: Elizabeth Sisson/Freeform)

Every week, I list all the upcoming (or recently released) movies, TV shows, albums, podcasts, etc. that I believe are worth checking out.

Movies
Scream (Theaters) – The FIFTH Scream, for those keeping count. (But the first without Wes Craven.)

TV
How I Met Your Father Series Premiere (January 18 on Hulu) – Kim Cattrall narrates Hilary Duff’s life.
The World According to Jeff Goldblum Season 2 Part 2 (January 19 on Disney+)
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee Season Premiere (January 20 on TBS)
Single Drunk Female Series Premiere (January 20 on Freeform) – Sofia Black-D’Elia gets a starring vehicle.

Music
-Elvis Costello & the Imposters, The Boy Named If
-FKA Twigs, Caprisongs

Sports
-NFL Wild Card Playoff Game on Nickelodeon – The Cowboys and 49ers are getting slimed.
-2022 Australian Open – Will Novak Djokovic be allowed to stay in the country for the entire tournament?

Podcasts
Fly on the Wall with Dana Carvey and David SpadeSNL alums chatting about folks connected to SNL.

Entertainment To-Do List: Week of 1/7/22

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Pivoting (CREDIT: FOX/Screenshot)

Every week, I list all the upcoming (or recently released) movies, TV shows, albums, podcasts, etc. that I believe are worth checking out.

Movies
A Hero (January 7 in Theaters, January 21 on Amazon)

TV
RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 14 Premiere (January 7 on VH1)
Search Party Season 5 (January 7 on HBO Max) – Final Season Alert!
A Discovery of Witches Season 3 Premiere (January 8 on Sundance Now, Shudder, and AMC+) – I’ll probably wait until it airs on AMC proper, though.
Pivoting Series Premiere (January 9 on FOX) – Eliza Coupe in a sitcom that looks like it has some bite to it.
The Righteous Gemstones Season 2 Premiere (January 9 on HBO)
Superman & Lois Season 2 Premiere (January 11 on The CW)

Music
-The Weeknd, Dawn FM

Entertainment To-Do List: Week of 12/10/21

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SATURDAY MORNING ALL STAR HITS! (CREDIT: Netflix)

Every week, I list all the upcoming (or recently released) movies, TV shows, albums, podcasts, etc. that I believe are worth checking out.

Movies
National Champions (Theaters)
Red Rocket (Theaters)
West Side Story (Theaters) – Remake.

TV
Saturday Morning All Star Hits! Season 1 (December 10 on Netflix) – Kyle Mooney does his thing.
American Auto Series Premiere (December 13 on NBC) – Starring Ana Gasteyer. (Or should that be “Ana Gas Tire” in this case?)
MacGruber Series Premiere (December 16 on NBC) – Is it sponsored by Pepsi?
South Park: Post COVID: The Return of COVID (December 16 on Paramount+)

Music
-Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Barn

Entertainment To-Do List: Week of 12/3/21

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PEN15 (CREDIT: Hulu/Screenshot)

Every week, I list all the upcoming (or recently released) movies, TV shows, albums, podcasts, etc. that I believe are worth checking out.

Movies
Benedetta (Theaters) – Paul Verhoeven’s lesbian nun movie.
Flee (Theaters)
Wolf (Theaters)

TV
PEN15 Season 2, Part 2 (December 3 on Hulu) – This is reportedly the end.
Jeopardy! Professors Tournament (December 6-17, check local listings)
Abbott Elementary Series Premiere (December 7 on ABC) – Starring Miracle Workers‘ Quinta Brunson.
Live in Front of a Studio Audience: “The Facts of Life” and “Diff’rent Strokes” (December 7 on ABC)
Welcome to Earth Series Premiere (December 8 on Disney+) – The World According to Will Smith

Music
-Tom Morello, The Atlas Underground Flood

Entertainment To-Do List: Week of 11/19/21

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The Beatles: Get Back (CREDIT: Disney+)

Every week, I list all the upcoming (or recently released) movies, TV shows, albums, podcasts, etc. that I believe are worth checking out.

Movies
Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn (Theaters)
C’Mon C’Mon (Theaters)
King Richard (Theaters and HBO Max) – Tennis, anyone?

TV
Cowboy Bebop Season 1 (November 19 on Netflix) – Might watch this just for the corgi.
The Great Season 2 (November 19 on Hulu)
Solar Opposites Holiday Episode (November 22 on Hulu)
Hawkeye Series Premiere (November 24 on Disney+)
Saved by the Bell Season 2 (November 24 on Peacock) – One of the best new shows of 2020 returns for 2021.
The Beatles: Get Back (November 25-27 on Disney+) – Documentary series directed by Peter Jackson.
-National Dog Show (November 25 on NBC)
South Park: Post Covid (November 25 on Paramount+) – First of 14 South Park films for Paramount+.

Music
-Adele, 30 – It’s Adele again.
-The Darkness, Motorheart
-Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, Raise the Roof
-Sting, The Bridge

Music on TV
-2021 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (November 20 on HBO)

Entertainment To-Do List: Week of 11/12/21

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The Shrink Next Door (CREDIT: Apple TV+)

Every week, I list all the upcoming (or recently released) movies, TV shows, albums, podcasts, etc. that I believe are worth checking out.

Movies
Belfast (Theaters) – This takes place in Belfast.
Clifford the Big Red Dog (Theaters and Paramount+) – I love dogs.
Julia (Theaters) – Documentary about Julia Child.

TV
The Shrink Next Door Series Premiere (November 12 on Apple TV+) – Starring Will Ferrell and newly minted Sexiest Man Alive Paul Rudd.
Snoopy in Space Season 2 (November 12 on Apple TV+)
The World According to Jeff Goldblum Season 2 Premiere (November 12 on Disney+)
Riverdale Season 6 Premiere (November 16 on The CW)

Music
-Damon Albarn, The Nearer the Fountain, More Pure the Stream Flows
-Courtney Barnett, Things Take Time, Take Time
-Gov’t Mule, Heavy Load Blues

Entertainment To-Do List: Week of 11/5/21

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(CREDIT: Apple TV+)

Every week, I list all the upcoming (or recently released) movies, TV shows, albums, podcasts, etc. that I believe are worth checking out.

Movies
The Beta Test (Theaters)
Eternals (Theaters)

TV
Animaniacs Season 2 (November 5 on Hulu)
Big Mouth Season 5 (November 5 on Netflix) – Looks like November is Animat-vember.
Dickinson Season 3 Premiere (November 5 on Apple TV+) – Final Season Alert!
Joe Pera Talks With You Season 3 Premiere (November 7 on Adult Swim)

Music
-Aimee Mann, Queens of the Summer Hotel
-Diana Ross, Thank You
-Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, The Future

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