Entertainment To-Do List: Week of 8/26/22

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This is the End that says “Nye!” (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.

Breaking (Theaters)
The Invitation (Theaters)
Three Thousand Years of Longing (Theaters)

The End is Nye (Premiered August 25 on Syfy and Peacock) – The Science Guy helps us survive disasters.
Sprung (Premiered August 19 on Freevee) – Greg Garcia’s latest show!
DC’s Stargirl Season 3 Premiere (August 31 on The CW)
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power Series Premiere (September 1 on Amazon Prime) – I didn’t realize this was arriving so soon!

Music on TV
-2022 MTV Video Music Awards (August 28 on MTV)

-Bret McKenzie, Songs Without Jokes – Bret’s full-length solo debut!
-Muse, Will of the People

-US Open (August 29-September 11 on ESPN and ESPN2) – Serena Williams’ Last Hurrah?

SNL Recap October 6, 2012: Daniel Craig/Muse

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Cold Opening – Debate
I admired the tactic that they chose of Obama being distracted by forgetting his anniversary and the elevation.  But the execution didn’t match the premise. B

Daniel Craig’s Monologue
I admired this premise of an unusual monologue and appreciated Craig’s enthusiasm.  But the pacing was bizarrely off.  Didn’t he kill anyone in Layer Cake? B

Construction Workers
Oftentimes in scenes in which someone has trouble with saucy language, the joke is that he is unfamiliar with the subject.  But Craig’s character seemed familiar with lady parts; it’s just that his phrases were so strangely arranged.  It was something to make someone with a love of language swoon.  Bobby’s face was hilariously frozen in response to one of Craig’s lines.  The flashback to Dad getting shot was incredible. B+