Pop Culture Odds and Ends – American Gods Edition

Thanks to some downtime on planes and a three-day weekend, I’m pretty close to caught up on all of my shows. Of course, it helps that most shows are wrapping up their seasons and a lot of summer shows haven’t started yet, so there aren’t new things piling up on my DVR (though I haven’t started the new season of House of Cards yet, which is driving me crazy). The last few days I have been binging Starz’s adaptation of American Gods, which I have to say that I am really enjoying. I hadn’t read Neil Gaiman’s book and honestly wasn’t sure what sure what to expect from the series, but so far it’s really pulled me in. On paper I’m not sure that this is a show that would appeal to me, but I’m glad that I took a flyer on it. The pilot episode is definitely a little bonkers and four episodes in I can’t swear that I truly understand everything that is happening, but I like the ride that they are taking me on especially since I have no idea where its going. Good stuff.

Also good – this week’s pop culture roundup. The holiday weekend put a slight damper on the quantity of pop culture news, but certainly not the quality. So get yourself caught up on everything that you may have missed with the new edition of the week in pop.

Television

Movies

Trailers

  • Game of Thrones, season 7

 

  • Logan Lucky:

 

  • Wonder:

 

  • Ozark:

 

  • The Hitman’s Bodyguard:

 

  • Paddington 2:

 

  • Pennywise: The Story of IT Campaign:

 

  • Shimmer Lake:

 

  • The final season of The Strain:

 

  • Victoria and Abdul:

 

  • Castlevania:

 

  • Get Shorty:

 

  • The Little Hours:

 

Music

Stand-up

Books

Theater

Odds and Ends

Mashups and Supercuts

  • A drawing of every major Game of Thrones death (spoilers, obvs):

 

  • An 80s remix of “Somebody That I Used To Know”:

 

  • A mariachi cover of “Hopelessly Devoted to You”:

 

  • Playing Red Hot Chili Peppers – with a red hot chili pepper:

 

  • Fall Out Boy meets Britney Spears:

 

  • Terminator 2 recreated in GTAV:

 

  • Movie countdown:

 

  • Alien recut as a comedy:

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