Entertainment To-Do List: Week of 9/16/22

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Take a Leap? (CREDIT: NBC/Screenshot)

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

Blonde (September 16 in Theaters, September 28 on Netflix) – Rated NC-17, wow.
Meet Cute (September 21 on Peacock)
Moonage Daydream (Theaters)
Pearl (Theaters)
See How They Run (Theaters)
The Woman King (Theaters)

Quantum Leap Reboot Series Premiere (September 19 on NBC) – Will it leap into Scott Bakula’s real life at some point?
Reboot Series Premiere (September 20 on Hulu) – Reboot is not a reboot: discuss.
Abbott Elementary Season 2 Premiere (September 21 on ABC)
Andor Series Premiere (September 21 on Disney+) – They just keep fighting those Star Wars.
The Conners Season 5 Premiere (September 21 on ABC)
The Goldbergs Season 10 Premiere (September 21 on ABC)
Home Economics Season 3 Premiere (September 21 on ABC)
The Masked Singer Season 8 Premiere (September 21 on FOX)

-Death Cab for Cutie, Asphalt Meadows
-Lissie, Carving Canyons
-Rina Sawayama, Hold the Girl


Jmunney’s 2022 Emmy Wish List, Part 1: Comedy

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CREDIT: Netflix

Fun (or Frightening?) Fact: this year’s Emmy ballot includes nearly 3000 performers. We’ve all known for several years now just how overwhelming television has become, but somehow it still had room to launch into another level. So for my personal wish list, I decided not to think too hard. I’ll just include however many or however few selections per category I’d like to. I’ve probably forgotten some worthy contenders, but I won’t stress about that too much. We’ll find out what the TV Academy has to say when the nominations are announced on July 12!

My favorite Comedy of the season was Kyle Mooney’s singular Netflix show, Saturday Morning All Star Hits, but I can’t find it anywhere on the ballot! Not in Comedy, nor in Animation. Oh, well.

Anyway, there are a few other newbies that I’d really love to see all over the ballot, like Abbott Elementary, Girls5eva, Only Murders in the Building, and The Sex Lives of College Girls.

And one important note: Kevin Can F*** Himself is in the Drama field on the ballot, correctly. But I’ve got Eric Petersen (as the titular stereotypical thoughtless sitcom husband) down for Comedy, as the scenes with him function best as parody.

Bold=My winner
*=I have placed this nominee in a different category than the Emmy ballot.
**=Not on the Emmy ballot

Comedy Series
Abbott Elementary
The Afterparty
Only Murders in the Building
Resident Alien
Saturday Morning All Star Hits**
Search Party
The Sex Lives of College Girls
What We Do in the Shadows
Young Sheldon


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.

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

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

-Tom Morello, The Atlas Underground Flood