Pop Culture Odds and Ends – Back from Vacation Edition

I have returned from my quick little getaway and reality was absolutely waiting for me when I did. I was only out of the office for three days, but that was apparently enough time for people to save up all their crazy until I got back. I had a pounding headache within two hours of being back in the office. At least this makes me appreciate my vacation all the more – I had five basically uninterrupted days of minimal responsibility. I really should take days off more often.

Because I just got back, this week’s pop culture roundup might not be as comprehensive as other weeks. I’m still catching up on things, so there may be some things that I missed. I think I hit all the high notes, though, so you shouldn’t feel too deprived. You’re still getting your money’s worth 🙂

Television

Movies

Trailers

  • The Glass Castle:

 

  • Spider-Man: Homecoming:

 

  • The House:

 

  • The Mummy:

 

  • How To Talk To Girls At Parties:

 

  • Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets:

 

  • Casual, season 3:

 

  • The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance:

 

  • Tour De Pharmacy:

 

  • Friends From College:

 

  • Logan Noir:

 

  • F Is For Family, season 2:

 

  • Can’t Stop Won’t Stop:

 

  • Orphan Black, final season:

 

  • Good Time:

 

  • The Emoji Movie:

 

  • Austin Found:

 

  • Despicable Me 3:

 

  • Okja:

 

  • The Wedding Party:

 

  • Flaked, season 2:

 

  • The Alienist:

 

Music

Books

Theater

Stand-up

Odds and Ends

Mashups and Supercuts

  • If “All Star” was a TED talk:

 

  • Earth, Wind & Ozzys:

 

  • Deadpool trailer remixed:

 

Orange is the New Black Mirror:

Trailer Park Tuesday – New Fall Shows

Now that networks have mostly decided what TV shows are returning and which are cancelled, it’s time to turn our attention to the new shows that networks are taking a chance on this fall. The survival rate of new series isn’t great – some years are particularly bad – but the trailers for shows debuting provide our first glimpse of what may be worth investing time in. I generally refuse to take a gamble on new series any longer – once bitten, twice shy and all that – but I am intrigued by the revivals. Check out the trailers below and sound off in the comments if you see anything you are willing to take a flyer on – or if you see any candidates for early cancellation. I personally think that Young Sheldon is a potential misstep, but I also thought that The Big Bang Theory looked terrible, so what do I know?

ABC:

The Mayor:

 

Splitting Up Together:

 

Roseanne:

 

The Crossing:

 

Marvel’s The Inhumans:

 

The Good Doctor:

 

Ten Days in the Valley:

 

For The People:

 

Deception:

 

The Gospel of Kevin:

 

Alex, Inc:

 

FOX:

The Orville:

 

Ghosted:

 

LA To Vegas:

 

The Gifted:

 

The Resident:

 

NBC:

The Brave:

 

Law & Order: True Crime:

 

Will & Grace:

 

CBS

Seal Team:

 

S.W.A.T.:

 

Wisdom of the Crowd:

 

9JKL:

 

Me, Myself & I:

 

Young Sheldon:

 

The CW

Black Lightning:

 

Dynasty:

 

Life Sentence:

 

Valor:

Pop Culture Odds and Ends – Keep Austin Weird Edition

I finally leave tomorrow morning for my mini-vacation to Austin. I’m not packed, I have a ton to do before I leave, work is driving me crazy, and I’m exhausted – which is pretty much par for the course for any of my trips. It’s always semi-organized chaos when I go away and this trip is no different. But it always falls together and I’m sure I’ll have a good time – Austin has been on my list for quite some time as a place I wanted to visit and it will be nice to spend time with old friends. I just need to get through the rest of today first.

So while I try to get everything done, get yourself caught up on all the pop culture that you might have missed in the last week. It’s been a crazy week for television in particular – lots of cancellations, renewals, and pickups happening in the last few days. Find out what’s what with this week’s installment of the roundup.

Television

Here’s your status update on recent cancelations and renewals:

Movies

Trailers

  • War Machine:

 

  • Glow:

 

  • Home Again:

 

  • Battle of the Sexes:

 

  • Top of the Lake, season 2:

 

  • Gypsy:

 

  • Girls Trip:

 

  • Lost in Paris:

 

  • War For The Planet Of The Apes:

 

  • Cars 3:

 

  • Baywatch (red band trailer):

 

  • Hounds of Love:

 

  • Band Aid:

 

Music

Books

Theater

Stand-up

Odds and Ends

Supercuts and Mashup

  • The Rock takes on some classic movie roles: