Entertainment To-Do List: Week of 2/3/23

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

Movies
80 for Brady (Theaters)
Knock at the Cabin (Theaters)

TV
Not Dead Yet Series Premiere (February 8 on ABC) – Gina Rodriguez is back!
South Park Season 26 Premiere (February 8 on Comedy Central)

Music on TV
-65th Annual Grammy Awards (February 5 on CBS)

Music
-John Frusciante, . I : and : I I .

Podcasts
Drifting Off with Joe Pera – The star of Joe Pera Talks with You helps you fall asleep in audio form.

Sports
-2023 Pro Bowl Games (February 5 on ABC, ESPN, and Disney XD) – They’re playing flag football this year, so I might check it out.

Jeff’s Wacky SNL Review: Michael B. Jordan/Lil Baby

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Lil B. Gardner (CREDIT: NBC/Screenshot)

Nom nom nom nom nom! That’s the sound of being hungry for new SNL. I’m never not hungry. Luckily, this weekend Michael B. Jordan and Lil Baby both made their debuts, so there was plenty of fresh comedy and music to check out.

Earlier this season, I reviewed an episode by simply transcribing the notes I wrote in my notebook while watching the episode (which I was able to do after clicking “Play” on my DVR). And I loved that so much that I decided to do it again!

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Entertainment To-Do List: Week of 1/27/23

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You’ll have to speak up – you’re ‘Shrinking’! (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
Infinity Pool (Theaters)

TV
Shrinking Series Premiere (January 27 on Apple TV+) – Harrison Ford and Jason Segel finally team up!

Music
-Sam Smith, Gloria

Watch And/Or Listen to This: Seth Meyers Interviews Pernice Lafonk (Kenan Thompson)

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CREDIT: NBC/Screenshot

Set your alarms early enough to arrive outside Barnes & Noble by 5:00 AM.

Jeff’s Wacky SNL Review: Aubrey Plaza/Sam Smith

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Aubrey the SNL Host (CREDIT: NBC/Screenshot)

THIS! IS! A! REVIEW! OF! THE! FIRST! NEW! SNL! OF! 2023! Now, as you may be aware, during the month of January, we often say “Happy New Year!” to each other. So, with that in mind, I’m going to review each sketch of this episode according to the format “Happy (Fill in the Blank).” All right, let’s get to it!
Happy New Aubrey Plaza!
Happy New Sam Smith!

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Entertainment To-Do List: Week of 1/20/23

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How do you wake up Lady Gaga? (Credit: Peacock/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
Missing (Theaters)

TV
American Auto Season 2 Premiere (January 24 on NBC)
How I Met Your Father Season 2 Premiere (January 24 on Hulu)
Poker Face Series Premiere (January 26 on Peacock) – Courtesy of Rian Johnson and starring Natasha Lyonne.

Music
-Måneskin, Rush!

The Best TV Episodes of 2022

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I’m a Chocoholic (CREDIT: FX/Screenshot)

When so many modern TV shows feel like amorphous blobs, I cherish those programs that know how to craft well-oiled episodes more than ever. Here’s a mighty fine selection that I might just want to keep watching over and over.

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Best TV Shows of 2022 by Network

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CREDIT (Clockwise from Top Left): AMC/Screenshot; ABC/Screenshot; Paramount+/Screenshot; Hulu/Screenshot)

To demonstrate how great TV can be found pretty much everywhere these days, I’ve decided to pick the best show on each network and streaming service on which I regularly watched at least one show that aired in 2022. However you’re getting your fill of TV nowadays, you’re bound to find something enjoyable. If you and your remote ever find yourself hopelessly adrift, I can vouch that the following are all great places to find your way back to safety.

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Entertainment To-Do List: Week of 1/13/23

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Netflix, anyone?

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

Movies
Skinamarink (Theaters) – Here’s the premise: “Two children, Kevin and Kaylee, wake up in the middle of the night to find that their father has disappeared, along with all the windows and doors in the house.”

TV
Break Point Series Premiere (January 13 on Netflix) – Tennis docuseries.
-Critics Choice Awards (January 15 on The CW)
Night Court Reboot Series Premiere (January 17 on NBC) – Melissa Rauch takes the gavel.
That ’90s Show Series Premiere (January 19 on Netflix)

Sports
-Australian Open (January 16-29 on ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPN+) – American TV coverage will actually begin on the night of the 15th, because it will already be the 16th in Australia then.

Entertainment To-Do List: Week of 1/6/23

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R-U-P-A-U … wait a minute, there’s a sixth letter! (CREDIT: CBS/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 Man Called Otto – This had an awards-qualifying run at the end of 2022, and now it’s expanding a bit.
MEGAN (Theaters)

TV
RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 15 Premiere (January 6 on MTV) – Moving to MTV.
Mayfair Witches Series Premiere (January 8 on AMC and AMC+) – Alexandra Daddario stars in an Anne Rice adaptation.
-Golden Globes (January 10 on NBC) – On a Tuesday?!
Celebrity Name That Tune Season Premiere (January 11 on FOX)
Lingo Reboot Premiere (January 11 on CBS) – More RuPaul.

Music
-Iggy Pop, Every Loser

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