Pop Culture Odds and Ends – Fall TV Edition

As the temperatures start to drop, that marks the beginning of Fall TV season. This used to be an exciting time of year for me – all these new shows to try – but as networks have started debuting shows throughout the year and the kill rate for new shows rapidly increased, I’ve kind of lost interest. As of now, I think the only new show that I’m even going to try is HBO’s The Deuce. The scuttlebutt about the new shows debuting this Fall has been particularly quiet, which leads me to believe that TV critics don’t have a ton of faith in this year’s crop of offerings. I’m not even that excited about some returning shows that I watch. I think I’ve become TV jaded.

The good news is that my lack of interest in Fall TV means I have more time to do other things, like focus on the blog and this week’s pop culture roundup. So while you figure out what new shows to take a chance on, check out the previous week in pop with today’s edition of the roundup.

Television

Movies

Trailers

  • Gerald’s Game:

 

  • The Child in Time:

 

  • The Disaster Artist:

 

  • Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, season three:

 

  • The Current War:

 

  • The Square:

 

  • Walking Out:

 

  • The Commuter:

 

  • Fifty Shades Freed:

 

  • Suburbicon:

 

  • Big Mouth:

 

  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri:

 

  • Alias Grace:

 

  • Early Man:

 

  • Gaga: Five Foot Two:

 

  • Neo Yokio:

 

Music

Stand-up

Theater

Books

Odds and Ends

Mashups and Supercuts

  • The Game of Thrones cast sings Taylor Swift:

 

  • A homemade shot-for-shot remake of the Thor: Ragnarok trailer:

 

  • Sponge Your Enthusiasm:

 

  • Hodor is great, but he’d be terrible at Family Feud:

 

  • An 80s movie dance montage:

 

  • This is a version of Barney I could support:

 

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Pop Culture Odds and Ends – AHS: Cult Edition

Last night American Horror Story debuted their new season, Cult, and as always I tuned in. I have a weird relationship with the American Horror Story franchise – I enjoy the fact that each season has its own special batsh*t crazy vibe, but I usually lose interest in the mess that they have created somewhere around episode 6 when it becomes pretty clear that the series has once again gone off the rails and isn’t going to stick the landing. Yet every season they hit the reset button and faithfully I return, waiting to see what insanity they have up their sleeve.

This season is going to be a challenge for me, since creepy clowns featured pretty prominently in the pilot episode and I am no fan of clowns. One clown I can handle, but once you start introducing multiple clowns I start to get more and more anxious. Between AHS: Cult and the It remake both debuting , it is a banner week for the creepy clown industry. I have to say that I was a little bored with the AHS: Cult premiere; I’ll give it a few episodes, but I’m just not loving the post-election horror story so far. We’ll see how it plays out.

While I contemplate seeking treatment for coulrophobia, catch yourself up on the pop culture that you might have missed with this week’s roundup.

Television

Movies

Trailers

  • The Magic School Bus Rides Again:

 

  • Mudbound:

 

  • Jungle:

 

  • Mindhunter:

 

  • Wheelman:

 

  • A Bad Moms Christmas:

 

  • Long Shot:

 

  • Downsizing:

 

  • The Snowman:

 

  • Mr. Robot, season 3:

 

  • A new season of South Park:

 

  • The Mindy Project, final season:

 

  • Star Wars Rebels, season 4:

 

  • Tin Star:

 

  • Big Bang Theory, season 11:

 

  • Damnation:

 

  • Marshall:

 

  • Friend Request:

 

  • Lady Bird:

 

  • Insidious: The Last Key:

 

  • Una:

Music

Theater

Books

Stand-up

Odds and Ends

Mashups and Supercuts

  • “Enter Sandman” in different genres:

 

  • This supercut makes Jon Snow’s life an inspirational movie (spoilers):

 

  • A Game of Thrones jam session:

 

  • Game of Thrones characters get Tim Burton makeovers:

 

 

 

  • Bart Simpson as Harry Potter:

 

  • What if Game of Thrones took place in modern day?

Pop Culture Odds and Ends – Pumpkin Spice edition

Every August, while everyone else is trying to make the most of what’s left of the summer, I’m anxiously anticipating what I consider the herald of better days – the arrival of pumpkin spice season. This has been especially true this year, since my summer kind of stunk. I have no idea what this autumn will bring, but whatever it is will be vastly improved by sipping some pumpkin coffee and beer and discovering all the new ridiculous ways that companies are cashing in on the popularity of the pumpkin spice trend. I had my first pumpkin coffee on August 21st and I will rid this pony as long as I can. Then the dreaded peppermint season commences and I can go back to being miserable.

So while I settle in to being basic for the next few months, get yourself caught up on all the pop culture that you might have missed  in the last week.

Television

Movies

Trailers

  • Super Troopers 2:

 

  • Tulip Fever:

 

  • Black Mirror, season 4:

 

  • Heathers (TV series):

 

  • Little Evil:

 

  • The Cuckoo’s Calling:

 

  • Last Flag Flying:

 

  • One Mississippi, season 2:

 

  • Gunpowder:

 

  • Brawl In Cell Block 99:

 

  • BoJack Horseman, season 4:

 

  • Literally Right Before Adam:

 

  • Killing Gunther:

 

  • The Opposition with Jordan Klepper:

 

  • Tim & Eric’s Bedtime Stories:

 

Music

Stand-up

Theater

Odds and Ends

Mashups and Supercuts

  • A (fake) trailer for High School Musical 4:

 

  • The trailer for the second season of Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party channels Ghost:

 

  • Sesame Street parodies “Despacito”: