Entertainment To-Do List: Week of 8/16/19

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CREDIT: HBO

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

Movies
Blinded by the Light (Theatrically Nationwide)
47 Meters Down: Uncaged (Theatrically Nationwide) – Morbid curiosity.
Good Boys (Theatrically Nationwide)
Where’d You Go, Bernadette (Theatrically Nationwide) – Cinematic uniqueness.

TV
The Righteous Gemstones Series Premiere (August 18 on HBO) – Danny McBride and Jody Hill’s latest collab!
Baskets Series Finale (August 22 on FX)

Music
-Sleater-Kinney, The Center Won’t Hold

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Entertainment To-Do List: Week of 8/9/19

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CREDIT: Ali Goldstein/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
Dora and the Lost City of Gold (Theatrically Nationwide) – Where are we going?
The Kitchen (Theatrically Nationwide)
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (Theatrically Nationwide)

TV
GLOW Season 3 (August 9 on Netflix) – Starring people I would enjoy putting me in a chokehold.
Succession Season 2 Premiere (August 11 on HBO)
The Terror: Infamy Season Premiere (August 12 on AMC)

Entertainment To-Do List: Week of 8/2/19

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CREDIT: Netflix/YouTube

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

Movies
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (Theatrically Nationwide) – Franchise loyalty.
Luce (Limited Theatrically) – This one snuck up on me.

TV
Dear White People Season 3 (August 2 on Netflix) – I’m still stuck on Season 1, though.

Entertainment To-Do List: Week of 7/26/19

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BTS, Bashir Salahuddin as Sherman McDaniels, Diallo Riddle as Drummer – Sherman’s Showcase _ Season 1 – Photo Credit: Michael Moriatis/IFC

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

Movies
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (Theatrically Nationwide) – Quentin Tarantino keeps getting closer to retirement. Sooner or later, we’re all out of the game.

TV
Jane the Virgin Series Finale (July 31 on The CW)
Sherman’s Showcase Series Premiere (July 31 on IFC) – Sort of a fictional Soul Train.

Music
-Of Monsters and Men, Fever Dream

Entertainment To-Do List: Week of 7/12/19

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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
Crawl (Theatrically Nationwide) – Creature feature.
The Farewell (Limited Theatrically)

TV
SpongeBob’s Big Birthday Blowout (July 12 on Nickelodeon) – I’m ready!

Music
-Blood Orange, Angel’s Pulse

Jmunney’s 2019 Emmy Wish List, Part 4: Variety

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The 2019 Emmy nominations will be announced on July 16, and as that annual occasion approaches, I typically put together my own list of which shows and performers I would like to see recognized. But I’ve had some mixed feelings about putting that together this year, as I’ve grappled with the fact that in the era of Peak TV, it becomes more and impossible to capture all my favorites in one place. Ultimately I decided I wouldn’t be too formal or too precious about it. If there are ten shows I really want to see nominated, then I’ll list ten on my wish list. But if there are just two I really like in another category, then I’ll just list two.

I’ve already run through Comedy, Drama, and Limited Series, and you know what? I’ve also got some thoughts on Variety shows, as they are a steady part of my TV diet. For Variety Talk, I am delighted to say that my top choice is the revitalized CONAN, as Mr. O’Brien has rediscovered plenty of his mojo by slimming down a half-hour. And let’s not forget Norm MacDonald Has a Show, a brilliant bit of comedic chaos. As for Variety Sketch, Documentary Now! may just be my very favorite show of 2019

Nominees are listed in alphabetical order. My top choices are in bold.

CREDIT: TBS/YouTube

Variety Talk Series
CONAN
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Norm MacDonald Has a Show

CREDIT: Allyson Riggs/IFC

Variety Sketch Series
Documentary Now!
Drunk History
The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale

Jmunney’s 2019 Emmy Wish List, Part 3: Limited Series

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CREDIT: HBO/YouTube

The 2019 Emmy nominations will be announced on July 16, and as that annual occasion approaches, I typically put together my own list of which shows and performers I would like to see recognized. But I’ve had some mixed feelings about putting that together this year, as I’ve grappled with the fact that in the era of Peak TV, it becomes more and impossible to capture all my favorites in one place. Ultimately I decided I wouldn’t be too formal or too precious about it. If there are ten shows I really want to see nominated, then I’ll list ten on my wish list. But if there are just two I really like in another category, then I’ll just list two.

Now that I’ve gone through the regularly scheduled Comedy and Drama, I’m moving onto the categories that really have to make their case to fit themselves into my viewing schedules. Limited Series come and go, and that transience is clear in my relative lack wishes. But boy do I love those who I’m wishing for! Florence Pugh is my favorite up-and-coming actress, and I thought I would totally be pulling for her little spy routine in The Little Drummer Girl, but then Michelle Williams came along and was totally undeniable as Gwen Verdon. And it is in this field that we find my most off-the-wall wishes, as Justin Theroux was rewardingly unmoored in Maniac and Wanda Sykes got to kill it with her take as Weezy Jefferson in one of the most “who’d-a thunk it” moments of 2019.

Nominees are listed in alphabetical order. My top choices are in bold.

Limited Series
Fosse/Verdon
The Little Drummer Girl
Sharp Objects

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