It’s Summer! The regular television season is on hiatus and that means there is plenty of time to stretch your proverbial legs and try something new and different for your viewing pleasure. Be adventurous. Dip your toe into the waters and find something new to love.
Come back Friday to check out my Summer Watch List. Find out my top picks for what you definitely shouldn’t miss out on this Summer. In the meantime, check out this trailer for one I hope you’ve already watched. If you haven’t, you’re definitely missing out. You should fix that situation post haste, my friend!
Many of my friends enjoy watching films and television shows that engage the fear center of their brains. They enjoy being scared, creeped out, and terrified by the the images and suggestions on the screen. From It and Halloween to American Horror Story and The Haunting of Hill House, these folks enjoy the adrenaline rush that fear brings. They actually get irritated if the film or TV show doesn’t scare them as sufficiently as they hoped it would when it began. For the record, I am not one of those wacky, fear-chasing people. Continue reading →
This is Us finished its third season on NBC just a few weeks ago. Earlier this month, the network renewed the series for another three years! While this kind of renewal is not totally unprecedented, it is a bit unusual for a series as young as this one. It’s also not necessarily typical for an hour-long drama. Usually, we see multi-year renewals like this given to half-hour shows that have had very long life-spans. Think The Simpsons, South Park, or Big BangTheory. Even when these types of renewals go to lengthier, hour-long shows, they are typically those that have been around for many years, proving their staying power and longevity over the long haul. Consider shows like Law & Order and CSI. This kind of renewal this early in the series’ life shows NBC’s absolute confidence in this show.
Though unusual, this news is definitely good news for fans of the show. It means they can look forward to at least three more seasons of emotional angst and teary Tuesday nights. If you haven’t yet checked out This is Us, now seems like the perfect time to jump on the hype train and find out what all the fuss is about. Apparently, you can rest assured that if you love it, you’ve got at least three more years to strap in and enjoy the ride.
During the Summer of 2008, my husband and I, along with our friends, had a strict schedule. Each week in May, June, and July, there was a new film release for us to see. We were all young and childless with what now feels like endless expendable income and boundless hours of unencumbered time. I made a chart and each Friday night, we met up for dinner and a show. It was a glorious summer. And it all began on May 2, 2008 with an iffy little venture starring an alcoholic star looking to make a comeback. Continue reading →
The long night is over for Game of Thrones fans, who had to wait more than 595 days for the return of the series’ final season. On Sunday night, the show returned in all its epic glory and did not disappoint. There were awkward meetings as some characters came together for the first time in the history of the series. There were heartfelt reunions as other characters came back together for the first time in years. There were several key revelations, a couple of good chuckles, one horrifying scare, and a kick-ass dragon ride!
A whole lot was crammed into a single hour of television. I am not complaining, though. We’ve been waiting two years for this and with only 6 episodes this season, we have no time to waste. The episode was, in my opinion, a terrific start to the final season.
If you didn’t get a chance to see it, or are just wondering what all the hype is about, check out the HBO special below, “Inside the Episode” for details and the inside scoop on Season 8, Episode 1. (Watch at your own risk, for the video is dark and full of SPOILERS!)
Did you watch the season premiere of Game of Thrones? What was your favorite part? Which was your favorite reunion? Let me know in the comments below.