Saturday, March 19, 2022

Around the Tubes: March 19 2022


I have gotten a plethora of cool press releases have been flooding my inbox recently that you may find interesting.  This post includes blurbs on Lucifer, I Love You for That, WokeCandy, The Man Who Fell to Earth, ZiwiEraser, The Honeymooner, and Hulu's Spring schedule.

Indulge your deepest desires as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment brings you Lucifer: The Complete Fifth Season on DVD May 31, 2022. You’ll have a devilish grin as you indulge in all 16 hell-raising episodes from the fifth season with tantalizing deleted scenes, and a gag reel included in the bonus features. Lucifer: The Complete Fifth Season is priced to own on DVD at $29.98 SRP ($39.99 in Canada) and will also be available on Blu-ray courtesy of Warner Archive Collection. Warner Archive Blu-ray releases are easily found at and on your favorite online retailer sites.  Lucifer: The Complete Fifth Season will also be available to own on Digital on March 28, 2022 via purchase from digital retailers.   In the fifth season, the stakes are higher than ever. Secrets will be revealed, Lucifer makes a tumultuous return from Hell, Chloe rethinks romance, Ella finally finds a nice guy, and Amenadiel adjusts to the whole fatherhood thing. In the first half of the season, Lucifer’s twin brother Michael secretly takes the devil's place on earth while he's back in Hell. Eventually, Lucifer must face the mess his brother made with his life. He’ll also finally confront his feelings for Chloe, and answer a question that fans have been asking since the very beginning: “will they or won’t they?” Then in the second half of the season, God makes his grand appearance. Except, Lucifer never prayed for this, and he already can’t wait to send dear old Dad back where he came from. Unfortunately for Lucifer, God isn’t going anywhere, and wants to get into every aspect of Lucifer’s life. But our heroes will soon discover that God is here for more than just some family bonding time!

SHOWTIME has released the official trailer for I LOVE THAT FOR YOU, the half-hour comedy series starring and executive produced by Emmy® nominee Vanessa Bayer (Saturday Night Live), with fellow nominee Molly Shannon (The White Lotus) and Screen Actors Guild® Award nominee Jenifer Lewis (Black-ishalso leading the cast. The series will premiere on Friday, April 29 on streaming and on demand for all SHOWTIME subscribers, before making its on-air debut on Sunday, May 1 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT. The eight-episode season will continue to drop a new episode every Friday via streaming and on-demand platforms before appearing on air Sunday night.

Check out the official trailer for season 2 of Hulu’s Original comedy series "Woke."  "Woke" premieres with all eight episodes Friday, April 8 on Hulu.  

Hulu has revealed a first look of the upcoming Original limited series "Candy" starring Jessica Biel, Timothy Simons, Melanie Lynskey, Pablo Schreiber, and Raúl Esparza.  "Candy" will premiere on Hulu Monday, May 9, kicking off a five-night event leading up to the finale on Friday, May 13.  Candy Montgomery is a 1980 housewife and mother who did everything right—good husband, two kids, nice house, even the careful planning and execution of transgressions—but when the pressure of conformity builds within her, her actions scream for just a bit of freedom. With deadly results.

SHOWTIME has released the first five minutes of upcoming drama series THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH, following its SXSW® world premiere today. The new series stars Oscar nominees Chiwetel Ejiofor and Naomie Harris, along with Jimmi Simpson, Rob Delaney, Sonya Cassidy, Joana Ribeiro, Annelle Olaleye, Kate Mulgrew, Clarke Peters and Bill Nighy. The series will debut on Sunday, April 24 at 10 p.m ET/PT.  Custom posters at the Festival will include a unique QR code linking to the first 5 minutes of the series and non-festival fans can watch and share the first five minutes here:  Inspired by the Walter Tevis novel of the same name and the iconic David Bowie film, THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH will follow a new alien character (Ejiofor) who arrives on Earth at a turning point in human evolution and must confront his own past to determine our future. Harris plays Justin Falls, a brilliant scientist and engineer who must conquer her own demons in the race to save two worlds.

The critically acclaimed late-night variety series ZIWE, starring and executive produced by Ziwe (Dickinson, Succession, The Great North), will return to SHOWTIME for season two on Sunday, May 1 at 11 p.m. ET/PT, for the season’s first installment of six episodes. ZIWE will return for a second installment of new episodes later this year. The inaugural season of ZIWE included interviews with Phoebe Bridgers, Fran Lebowitz, Andrew Yang, Eboni K. Williams, Gloria Steinem and Stacey Abrams, along with musical performances by Ziwe, sketches and more – including unscripted and unpredictable interactions with everyday people.

25 years after the blockbuster hit, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will have you on the edge of your seat with the release of Eraser: Reborn, on Digital, Blu-ray and DVD on June 7, 2022. A reboot of the 1996 blockbuster, this all-new action-packed film follows US Marshal Mason Pollard, a specialist in engineering the fake deaths of witnesses that need to leave no trace of their existence. Eraser: Reborn will be available on Digital for $14.99 SRP ($14.99 in Canada), on DVD for $19.98 SRP ($24.98 in Canada), and on Blu-ray for $24.98 ($29.98 in Canada), which includes a Digital Copy (US Only). Pre-orders for the Blu-ray and DVD will be available on March 22, 2022. Eraser: Reborn will be available for streaming on HBO Max in Fall 2022.  Eraser: Reborn will also be available on Movies Anywhere. Using the free Movies Anywhere app and website, consumers can access all their eligible movies by connecting their Movies Anywhere account with their participating digital retailer accounts.

MPI Media Group proudly announce the March 22, 2022 DVD release of THE HONEYMOONERS SPECIALS: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION.  Comes to DVD on March 22, 2022

- Here is Hulu's Spring 2022 Schedule:


Deep Water: Premiere Date: March 18, 2022, Trailer: HERE

Captive Audience: Premiere Date: April 21, 2022 - NEW ANNOUNCEMENT

Crush: Premiere Date: April 29, 2022 - NEW ANNOUNCEMENT

The Valet:  Premiere Date: Spring 2022


The Dropout:  Finale Date: April 7, 2022:  Trailer: HERE

Life & Beth:  Premiere Date: March 18, 2022 (all-at-once), Trailer: HERE

The Girl From Plainville:  Premiere Date: March 29, 2022 (first three episodes, new episodes weekly), Finale Date: May 3, 2022, Trailer: HERE

Woke: Premiere Date: April 8, 2022 (all-at-once), Trailer: HERE

Candy:  Premiere Date: May 9, 2022 (five-night event leading up to the finale on May 13th), Teaser: HERE

Conversations with Friends:  Premiere Date: May 2022 (all-at-once), Teaser: HERE

Shoresy:  Premiere Date: Spring 2022, Teaser: HERE


Madagascar: A Little Wild:  Premiere Date: April 4, 2022 (all-at-once)

The Croods: Family Tree:  Premiere Date: April 5, 2022 (all-at-once)

The Hardy Boys:  Premiere Date: April 6, 2022 (all-at-once), Teaser: HERE

Sunday, March 13, 2022

57 Channels and Only This Is On: March 13, 2022


Killing Eve:  Well, did not take long for crazy assassin lady to start assassinate non-feline people again.  But killing the priest, and especially his daughter, seemed even extreme for her.


The Walking Dead:  This show has been a hard watch for a while but Eugene becoming a mix of Veronica Mars and Carrie Mathieson was the most entertaining thing I have seen on this show in a very long time.  But of course the show had to ruin it by a stupid reveal at the end.  So does everyone in the community know she was a spy?  Was wearing glasses enough to disguise like she was Superman?


Billions:  So they are really are going through with the New York City stealing the Olympics.  For a show that wants to live in reality so much that they routinely bring in celebrities to play themselves, they are really going to deviate from reality with such a huge change from real world events.  Though is there anything at this point that Chuck can stop it?  Even if can prove shenanigans, would the IOC really switch a games for a third time?  And can he use Wendy to bring Prince down?  Without Bobby, out of the way, maybe it is time for them to get back together.


Super Pumped: The Fight for Uber:   Wait, Jay-Z and Beyoncé were stockholders and investors in Uber?  A quick internet search shows that they, indeed, invested in the app fairly early (and there apparently other celebrities that did the same, I wonder if they show up).  While the show’s musical budget can get enough now four Pearl Jam songs, they could not get a Jay-Z and Beyoncé and I can see why they do not really want to be associated with the app or show considering the debauchery that was in the episode.  I was surprised Lyft showed up so soon on the show.  I guess you had to assume the rivalry would be addresses eventually, but this was really quick.  But I do guess that Lyft seemed to pop up real soon after Uber.


Snowpiercer:  I was expecting Melanie to pop up in the dream.  Really no one we have not seen in a while made an appearance.  Though once I realized we were not getting Melanie in the dream sequence, her name randomly pops up because someone thinks she is in France.  Huh?  Wasn’t the lab she was at in Colorado?  How did she get to France?


The Endgame:  Nothing I have more than cops that are supposed to be super smart but cannot figure out the easiest connections.  They see the bank robbers take money and the screen is hacked by the head chick telling everyone to come to the back followed by the cops claiming they have no clue why she was doing either.  Well, of course they were moving the money to give it to the people coming to the bank to cause a diversion.  So easy to guess that.


Pam & Tommy:  I am not well versed in late period Motley Crue so I wonder if the song they played was an actual bland rock song or did they create some bland rock song for them to play since they could not license an actual Motley Crue song?  Whatever it was, I am just so glad the show is over.


Survivor:  How exactly do you need three days to decide to kick somebody off for lying about the medical records?  That seems like an obvious boot now, bring in an alternate.  Kind of gross they decided to let Jackson on to milk the drama like that.  Speaking of people who need to be fired beside whomever though that was a good idea: the editor needs to be fired too.  In the opening montage, we see Tori find the dumb phrase advantage, except she did not find it in the episode.  So when the editors made it seem like it was going to be either her or Zach at Tribal, obviously we knew who was not going home.  So stupid.


The Dropout:  In this week’s installment of random cameos: Cameron Frye, Harry Crane, the brother from Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, and Sam Waterson.  I really hope we get a Walgreens spinoff with the first three guys.  Obvious get Katy Perry to do the theme song.


Single Drunk Female:  Wait, didn’t that chick have her bachelorette party during Sam’s last bender which would be a year ago if Sam is now one year sober?