Saturday, March 06, 2021

Around the Tubes: March 5, 2021


I have gotten a plethora of cool press releases have been flooding my inbox recently that you may find interesting. This post will include blurbs on Hulu, Greta Van Fleet, Ali Barter, Boss LevelGOATs: The Greatest of All Timeand Happy Birthday, Mister Rogers.

Beginning March 8, Hulu will celebrate the ‘90s each day with your favorite series, characters and fashion moments with new show premieres, exciting virtual events and buzz-worthy social fun -- all leading up to the March 12th premiere of Hulu Original Documentary kid 90 from Soliel Moon Frye.  Blossom streaming Monday, March 8.  Felicity streaming Tuesday, March 9.  My So-Called Life streaming Thursday, March 11

Grammy Award-winning four-piece Greta Van Fleet unveil a live video for “Heat Above,” the latest track from their highly anticipated sophomore LP The Battle at Garden’s Gate, due April 16 via Lava/Republic. Watch/share the video filmed in Nashville HERE.  “‘Heat Above’ is theatrical, eloquent, and exaggerated,” explains the group. “This is a dream in the clouds, a moment of peace in the storm.  Thematically, we are dead center in the cult of Heaven, surreal, strange, alive and free.” Watch the official music video, which Rolling Stone hails as “heavenly,” HERE.

Following the success of 2019’s Hello I’m Doing My Best, and more recently, "Twisted Up", today Ali Barter returns to announce her forthcoming Chocolate Cake EP, that will see release on April 30th via Inertia Music / [PIAS]. She has also shared its second single "You Get In My Way". "You Get In My Way" maps the moments of claustrophobia felt in serious relationships, exacerbated by Barter’s restless nature. A playful video accompanies the release, boasting the same production team behind "Twisted Up", We Made That. Watch and listen HERE.

Super Bowl champ Rob Gronkowski makes a surprise appearance at the BOSS LEVEL virtual premiere.  Check out a clip from the conversation HERE!  Hulu’s New Original Film BOSS LEVEL Starring Frank Grillo, Mel Gibson & Naomi Watts Premieres Tomorrow, March 5

ESPN will debut the three-part documentary series GOATs: The Greatest of All Time on Sunday, March 7 from 8 – 11 p.m. ET. Directed by Kevin Kaufman (Gotti: Godfather and Son, The Perfect Murder, Ace the Case: Manhattan Mystery with Susan Sarandon). The series celebrates the greatest athletes of all time through the extraordinary work of America’s most iconic sports photographer Walter Iooss, from his days as a prodigy at age 17 photographing Roger Maris’s 61st home run to his photographing every Super Bowl – this year’s 55th and counting. Watch the trailer here :  Throughout his career spanning five and a half decades, Iooss has captured the greatest moments in baseball, football, basketball, golf, tennis, the Olympics and boxing and has collaborated on photo books with Michael Jordan, Ken Griffey, Jr., Arnold Palmer, Wayne Gretzky, Joe Montana, among others. The series features exclusive interviews with some of the world’s greatest athletes, including Kobe Bryant, Joe Montana, Derek Jeter, Tiger Woods, Joe Namath, Chris Evert, Ken Griffey, Jr., Jack Nicklaus, Caroline Wozniacki, and Kelly Slater, up close and extremely personal.

Premiering on Saturday, March 20th at 10am CT, Tom Bergeron (America’s Funniest Videos, Dancing with the Stars) will host a special virtual presentation of “Happy Birthday, Mister Rogers,” to commemorate America’s favorite neighbor, Fred Rogers’ 93rd birthday. The virtual show will stream on both YouTube ( and Facebook Live (@ThankYouMisterRogers), and includes featured performances of Fred Rogers’ songs and/or birthday shout-outs by celebrity recording artists Kellie Pickler, Vanessa Williams, Lee Greenwood, The Cowsills, Jaci Velasquez, Jim Brickman, Jon Secada, Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr, Micky Dolenz, Tom Bergeron, and Sandi Patty. The virtual celebration is also dedicated to the late Joanne Rogers, wife of Fred, who passed away earlier this year.

Sunday, February 28, 2021

57 Channels and Only This Is On: February 28, 2021


Snowpiercer:  Still no Jennifer Connelly and now she is not responding.  I wonder just how long we are going to go until we see her again.  Are they going to have to double back and have to send someone out to look for her?


The Challenge: Double Agents:  They are really going to end there?  Especially when it seems pretty obvious that Amber M. is going to be brought back to replace Lolo, CT is going to destroy Devin and pick a new partner?  I predicted this last week.  The only questions are, does Amber get to pick her partner or goes straight to Nam and just who does CT pick?  Does he grab Kam or does he try to get into the Big Brother alliance.  The women left are kind of slim pickings. 


Wandavision:  Well they pretty much confirmed a bunch of things that everyone assumed except there are two Visions now.  Vision could not survive without the Mind Stone and now there are two out there.  Alrighty.  One episode left to learn the rest… unless they pay off stuff in the next Dr. Strange movie.


The Blacklist:  So the Senator picked Cooper as his replacement so he would vote a certain way in two week.  Which begs the question; why not wait to retire until after the vote?  If no one knows what is in the bill, how would anyone know you are profiting off it?  But the bird watcher just turned out to be actually no from Middle America?  But that may have been the first time we saw Red get any action not including forty year old flashback ever in the history of the show.