Entertainment To-Do List: Week of 9/24/21

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The Tony Awards® Present: Broadway’s Back! (CREDIT: Tony Duran)

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

-74th Tony Awards (September 26 on Paramount+) – Most of the awards will be presented on this broadcast.
-The Tony Awards Present: Broadway’s Back! (September 26 on CBS) – The three biggest awards will be presented here.
Bob’s Burgers Season 12 Premiere (September 26 on FOX)
Celebrity Wheel of Fortune Season Premiere (September 26 on ABC)
Family Guy Season 20 Premiere (September 26 on FOX)
The Great North Season 2 Premiere (September 26 on FOX)
The Simpsons Season 33 Premiere (September 26 on FOX)
Supermarket Sweep Season Premiere (September 26 on ABC)
The Problem with Jon Stewart (September 30 on Apple TV+) – What’s the problem?

-Alessia Cara, In the Meantime
-Caleb Landry Jones, Gadzooks Vol. 1
-William Shatner, BILL
-Sufjan Stevens and Angelo De Augustine, A Beginner’s Mind

Entertainment To-Do List: Week of 9/25/20

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The Amber Ruffin Show (CREDIT: Peacock/YouTube Screenshot)

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

Kajillionaire (Select Theaters)

Despite the pandemic, the Fall TV Season is in full swing.
The Amber Ruffin Show Series Premiere (September 25 on Peacock) – One of Seth Meyers’ writers strikes out on her own.
Utopia Series Premiere (September 25 on Amazon)
Bless the Harts Season 2 Premiere (September 27 on FOX)
Bob’s Burgers Season 11 Premiere (September 27 on FOX)
Family Guy Season 19 Premiere (September 27 on FOX)
Fargo Season 4 Premiere (September 27 on FX)
The Simpsons Season 32 Premiere (September 27 on FOX)
Weakest Link Reboot Premiere (September 29 on NBC) – Hosted by Jane Lynch.
South Park: The Pandemic Special (September 30 on Comedy Central)

-Tim Heidecker, Fear of Death

Entertainment To-Do List: Week of 10/18/19

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CREDIT: Netflix

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

Greener Grass (Limited Theatrically) – Sounds pretty nuts.
Jojo Rabbit (Limited Theatrically) – Big Oscar contender?
Zombieland: Double Tap (Theatrically Nationwide)

Living with Yourself Season 1 (October 18 on Netflix) – Double the Rudd!
Modern Love Season 1 (October 18 on Amazon Prime)
The Simpsons, “Treehouse of Horror XXX”
Watchmen Series Premiere (October 20 on HBO) – Courtesy of creator Damon Lindelof!

Entertainment To-Do List: Week of 9/27/19

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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.

The Death of Dick Long (Limited Theatrically)

American Housewife Season 4 Premiere (September 27 on ABC)
Fresh Off the Boat Season 6 Premiere (September 27 on ABC)
Saturday Night Live Season 45 (September 28 on NBC) – With host Woodrow Harrelson and musical guest Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O’Connell.
The Simpsons Season 31 Premiere (September 29 on FOX)
Bless the Harts Series Premiere (September 29 on FOX) – Featuring the voices of Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Jillian Bell, and Ike Barinholtz!
Bob’s Burgers Season 10 Premiere (September 29 on FOX)
Family Guy Season 18 Premiere (September 29 on FOX)

-Kanye West, Jesus Is King
-Tegan and Sara, Hey, I’m Just Like You

What Won TV? – October 8-October 14, 2017

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In this feature, I look back at each day of the past week and determine what shows “won TV” for the night. That is, I consider every episode of television I watched that aired on a particular day and declare which was the best.

CREDIT: Bob Mahoney/AMC

This is going to be my last edition of “What Won TV?,” at least for a while. With the super-saturated nature of the television medium, there are just too many times now where I don’t catch all the shows I watch within the week they actually air.

Sunday – A guest star-strong Simpsons
Monday – Jeopardy!
Tuesday – The Middle
Wednesday – Mr. Robot
Thursday – Great News (Honorable Mention to Jeopardy!, even though Trebek claims he knows nothing about a dick tree)
Friday – Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Saturday – Let me end by choosing Halt and Catch Fire.

The Simpsons Season 28 Review

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Not a bad season. Not a bad season at all: http://www.bubbleblabber.com/season-review-the-simpsons-season-28/

The Simpsons 28.22 Review: “Dogtown”

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“Repeal the dog – (whispered) and child labor – laws.” https://www.bubbleblabber.com/review-the-simpsons-dogtown/

The Simpsons 28.21 Review: “Moho House”

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“She barely knows I exist, which is the best thing I got going for me.” https://www.bubbleblabber.com/review-the-simpsons-moho-house/

The Simpsons 28.20 Review: “Looking for Mr. Goodbart”

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“I wanted to make sure you remember that I think your job is stupid.” https://www.bubbleblabber.com/review-the-simpsons-looking-for-mr-goodbart/

The Simpsons 28.19 Review: “The Caper Chase”

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I had a bit of a computer mishap this Sunday, so there was a fill-in reviewer on Bubbleblabber: http://www.bubbleblabber.com/review-the-simpsons-the-caper-chase/

So now here are my thoughts:
I’ve commented multiple times this season how modern Simpsons has an annoying knack for stuffing into a single episode multiple plots that could easily stand on their own. “The Caper Chase” seemingly had a formula to avoid that problem, as it remained focused on Burns’ for-profit college – and college in general – throughout. But alas, it stuffed too many threads (liberal campus excesses, inspirational teacher homage, Ex Machina parody) within that main idea.
And now for some memorable quotes and other observations:
-Jason Alexander has a knack for playing paragons of pomposity like Bourbon Verlander, despite being miles away from George Costanza.
-I loved the one New Yorker randomly yelling “Verrazano Bridge!”
-“I’ll buy you a new library if you have them killed.”
-“Former Bonesman.” “Living or dead?”
-“University of Phoenix, Oklahoma, in Washington State”
-Somehow I was more charmed than offended by the TV recapper dig. Maybe it had something to do with not having to fully review this ep.
-“Well I, you know, the button stuff.”
-“Hey, you’re not the cop around here! I am!”
-Yale is not a Division III school.

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