Entertainment To-Do List: Week of 10/15/21

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Good Timing with Jo Firestone (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.

Halloween Kills (Theaters and Peacock) – I also plan on watching every other Halloween movie in the near future.
The Last Duel (Theaters) – Matt Damon and Ben Affleck finally wrote another screenplay (along with Nicole Holofcener this time).

Succession Season 3 Premiere (October 17 on HBO)

-Finneas, Optimist
-Santana, Blessings and Miracles

Good Timing with Jo Firestone (October 15 on Peacock) – Jo Firestone teaches senior citizens stand-up comedy.

Jmunney’s 2020 Emmy Wish List, Part 1: Drama


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The 2020 Emmy nominations will be announced on July 28. As per annual tradition, I have assembled a Wish List for as many categories as I have something to say about. There is no minimum or maximum number per category, nor is there any strict adherence to official Emmy rules. And of course, there is the necessary caveat that I have not seen everything. Even with much of the country shut down for the past few months, that’s impossible.

I’m kicking off my Emmy Wish List discussion with some Drama this year. The top shows in this field are absolutely-without-a-doubt Pose and Better Call Saul. The former was nearly my favorite show of 2019, while the latter is right up there for 2020. And you know what? I just couldn’t pick between the two of them for Outstanding Drama Series, so I’m calling a tie! Nor could I pick between Bob Odenkirk or Billy Porter for Lead Actor, so it’s another tie! (I’ll probably pull for Bob come the night of the ceremony, as he’s yet to win, while Billy is the reigning champ.)

The Albuquerque and ballroom crews are dominating most of the acting categories, especially Rhea Seehorn, who I believe was a co-lead this season though she was once again submitted as Supporting. Stunningly, she’s yet to ever be nominated; that had better change this year. Meanwhile, also on BCS, Tony Dalton made an undeniable impression as Lalo Salamanca in his first full season as a regular cast member.

Over in Supporting Actress, I’ve got the ladies of Pose all stacked in there, much as the Game of Thrones ladies were last year at the actual Emmys. And also much like the actual Emmys, my top pick is actually from another show; in this case, Carly Chaikin, who got to do her most complicated work yet in Mr. Robot‘s final season.

Other notables: Evil makes a strong impression in its first season, Rosa Salazar shows up for a rotoscoped performance, and my Guest picks come almost entirely from The Mandalorian.

Bold=My winner
!( )!=I haven’t caught up to the current season of this show, but I still wanted to recognize it.
*=I have placed this nominee in a different category than the Emmy ballot.

Drama Series
Better Call Saul
!(The Good Fight)!
The Mandalorian
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Mr. Robot


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

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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.

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)

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)