Sunday, January 29, 2023

What's On Tonight (Monday): It's come to this ... America's Got Talent: All-Stars is the Top Pick

 

Via Tenor.

You have my word. Next Monday, even if it's a rerun, the Top Pick is Antiques Roadshow.

Politics Corner January 29th

    

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Cancellation League Update!

 

Courtesy Amadeus3000

Another relatively quiet week: Accused didn't get any points or demerits for its ratings, Home Economics (and Big Sky, which no one had) wrapped it up, Bob Hearts Abishola was renewed early (-500) and Taylor Kinney is taking a break from Chicago Fire (+100, kitty points). This week, Welcome to Flatch (and Celebrity Jeopardy) says goodbye.

CBSSM: James Cromwell, Actor & Activist

 

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This week's segments can be found at the CBSSM YouTube page. Viewers in Australia/New Zealand may encounter IP geoblocking that requires a VPN to bypass.


PET SET

Saturday, January 28, 2023

What's On Tonight (Sunday): These fungi can grow on you

The Last of Us

Avengers assemble! Here's what's on television for tonight, Sunday, January 29!

Our Top Pick tonight is the post-apocalyptic drama The Last of Us (HBO, 9 p.m.). 2 decades after a fungi mutation allows for a type to survive in humans, causing its host to transform to a hostile, zombie-like state, Joel (Pedro Pascal) must take 14-year-old Ellie (Bella Ramsey), who might possess a cure, across the infested remains of the United States. So far, I think it's really, really good, balancing various tones and story arcs quite well.

Elsewhere, a cow is in crisis, Fire incinerates Sunday, Kingstown still has a mayor, Miss Scarlet detects police corruption, The Way Home revisits a first kiss, and 2 now-Oscar nominees chat with Graham.

Politics Corner January 28th

    

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Saturday Night Live, S48 E11: Michael B. Jordan & Lil Baby


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Saturday Night Live Vintage (NBC, 10:00 PM) From May 21, 2022: Natasha Lyonne & Japanese Breakfast.

This Weekend in Pop Culture: January 27-29

Welcome to the Weekend in Pop Culture! Let's examine what's coming out in theaters this weekend...

Fear
A weekend getaway turns deadly thanks to an "airborne threat." Gosh, just when I thought we'd already had too many COVID-19 movies...

Infinity Pool
People are terrified of the killer infinity pool, a pool that eats people! Or something, I haven't seen a trailer for it or anything.

What have you been watching?

International Lego Day And Make Your Own Saturday Headlines

Via Giphy


PET SET

Friday, January 27, 2023

What's On Tonight (Saturday): Family Dinner without the copaganda

Family Dinner

GONG! Here's what's on television for tonight, Saturday, January 28!

Our Top Pick tonight is the culinary show Family Dinner (HBO Max & Discovery+, 3 a.m. / Magnolia, 8 p.m.). Each week, host Andrew Zimmern visits a family and joins them in the kitchen and at the dinning table. He explores the many facets of American life and the American experience through the food that is being prepared.

Elsewhere, Michael B. Jordan is Live from New York, the War on Drugs reaches the City Limits, Earth becomes a Frozen Planet again, One Piece faces a poisonous cloud, more Unexplained is Caught on Camera, Sherri Papini pulls a hoax, and Decades loves Honey.

Politics Corner January 27th

 

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Jeopardy! recap for Fri., Jan. 27

 Introducing today's contestants:


- Dee, a research associate, learned languages in her Jewish a cappella group; 

- Jake, a delivery dispatcher, has a fear of anti-theft detectors; and

- Troy, a music executive, would be fine with being introduced as a Slovak. Troy is a six-day champ with winnings of $214,802.

Box Office Discussion: How Far, "Avatar"?


 Missing has a solid opening, while Avatar begins to lose some altitude.

Road Louse And Other Friday Headlines


Via Giphy

Charlie Sykes On 'Freaking Out Over Rank Idiocy' [The Bulwark]

Bill Barr Is A Lying Scumbag, Who Could Have Guessed [Wonkette]

Thursday, January 26, 2023

What's On Tonight (Friday): Eddie Murphy's Got a Lot of Problems with You People...

    

You People

There are weeks when I struggle to select the Friday Top Pick because nothing interests me and there are weeks when too much interests me.  This week we have new films starring Jennifer Lopez, Josh Duhamel, Eddie Murphy and Jonah Hill, a new series starring Jason Segal and Harrison Ford, and we have the streaming premiere of Tár.  Hell, Netflix and Amazon both have new series that look pretty good.  

At the end of the day, I am paid (I am totally not paid) to choose a Top Pick, so I'm going with You People.  Not only does it have Murphy and Hill, but it also has Julia Louis-Dreyfus, David Duchovny, Nia Long, Elliott Gould and Rhea Perlman.  That's the definition of a "murderers' row."  

TOP PICK

🎥 You People (Netflix, 3:01 AM) 'Families and cultures clash when two LA millennials from different backgrounds fall in love and face the ultimate relationship test: meeting the parents.  Starring Eddie Murphy and Jonah Hill (and a bunch of other people).'

Elsewhere...

Politics Corner January 26th

 

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Jeopardy! recap for Thur., Jan. 26

 Today's contestants are:


- John, a planning consultant, was in a "basement of the convent" band; 

- Emma, a librarian, worked down the hall from Einstein's office; and

- Troy, a music executive, wants to build a "really great music studio". Troy is a five-day champ with winnings of $170,401.

Not Ashamed to Say I Was the Lisa of My Siblings and Other Thursday Headlines

 

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"What sort of monster helps mothers and children?" (Wonkette)

Oh, if only the people who could benefit from learning history actually bothered ... (Wonkette)

Making The Cut, S2 E1: 'Brand Statement'





Released July 16, 2021
Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn welcome 10 designers to Los Angeles, CA where they arrive with their first assignment already complete -- a two-look collection representative of their brand statement. In a twist, the designers must interview with Vogue Business to promote their brand before hitting the runway. One gets the win while one designer is sent home before they can even unpack.

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

What's On Tonight (Thursday): P-p-p-Poker Face, her p-Poker Face

 

Courtesy Peacock. Via Giphy.

Tonight's Top Pick is the premiere of Poker Face, a mystery-of-the-week series starring Natasha Lyonne as a "human lie detector." Rian Johnson created the show, executive produces it and directed the pilot.