Saturday, August 13, 2022

Around the Tubes: August 13, 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 Wedding Season, Beastie Boys, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, POV, Yellowjackets, and The L Word: Generation Q.

7 murdered guests. 1 murdered groom. The 2 prime suspects? His bride and her lover.  Hulu cordially requests the honour of your presence at the trailer debut of its new rom-com action thriller "Wedding Season."  All eight episodes will walk down the aisle on Thursday, September 8th.  From the producers that brought you "Broad City," "Difficult People," "Younger" and "Search Party, this genre-busting series tells the story of Katie and Stefan who fall for each other at a wedding and begin an affair, despite Katie already having a fiancé. Two months later at Katie’s wedding, her new husband and his entire family are murdered. The police think Stefan did it. Stefan thinks Katie did it. And no one knows for sure what the truth is… The series is an action-packed romp across the UK and the US as Katie and Stefan go on the run, all while trying to prove their innocence.


To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Beastie Boys’ multi-platinum album Check Your Head, UMe has released a limited-edition reissue of the rare 4LP deluxe version of the album, originally released in 2009 as an artist store exclusive. The long out-of-print and much sought-after box set features the 2009 remaster of the original double album, plus two extra LPs of bonus content including remixes, live versions, and B-sides. All four LPs are pressed on 180-gram vinyl and housed in a fabric wrapped, stamped, hardcover case. The Check Your Head 4LP box set is now available at participating independent retail outlets and can also be ordered online through uDiscover, Sound of Vinyl, Urban Legends, and Beastie Boys’ official online store, HERE.  Originally released in April 1992, Check Your Head was a milestone for Beastie Boys on multiple levels: It was their first album to be produced, in its entirety, by Beastie Boys with Mario Caldato Jr. and to feature keyboard player Keyboard Money Mark, as well as the first to be recorded at the band’s own G-Son studios in Atwater Village, CA. Most significantly, however, Check Your Head marked the return of live instrumentation to the forefront and backbone of the Beastie Boys sound, with the bulk of the album featuring Mike D on drums, Adrock on guitar and MCA on bass for the first time since the band’s early 1980s hardcore punk recordings.

It was announced recently at the Adult Swim Festival by Aqua Teen Hunger Force creators Dave Willis and Matt Maiellaro that an all-new mystery-adventure with Master Shake, Frylock, and Meatwad is on the way! The all-new original movie titled Aqua Teen Forever: Plantasm is coming to Digital, 4K Ultra HD & Blu-ray on November 8, 2022 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. This is the second film adaptation inspired from one of Adult Swim’s longest running animated series – Aqua Teen Hunger Force. Aqua Teen Forever: Plantasm is priced to own on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack (USA $39.99 SRP; Canada $44.98 SRP) and Blu-ray (USA $29.98 SRP; Canada $39.99 SRP) as well as on Digital. Preorders will be available on August 7, 2022.  Aqua Teen Forever: Plantasm 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.

 POV, America’s longest running documentary series, currently celebrating its 35th anniversary season, will present Faya Dayi in its national broadcast premiere on Monday, August 29, 2022 (check local listings).  The film, directed, produced and filmed by Jessica Beshir, is a hypnotic immersion in the world of Harar, Ethiopia, a place where one commodity – khat, a euphoria-inducing plant – holds sway over the rituals and rhythms of everyday life. Faya Dayi is available to stream free until September 29, 2022 at, and the PBS Video app. In addition to standard closed captioning for the film, POV, in partnership with audio description service DiCapta, provides real time audio interpretations for audiences with sensory disabilities.

SHOWTIME announced today that two-time Emmy and Tony nominee Lauren Ambrose (Six Feet Under, Servant) is joining the highly anticipated second season of YELLOWJACKETS in a series regular role as the adult version of Van. In addition, Liv Hewson (Santa Clarita Diet) who plays the teen version of Van, has been upped to series regular in season two. YELLOWJACKETS is nominated for seven Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actress for Melanie Lynskey and Outstanding Supporting Actress for Christina Ricci. YELLOWJACKETS was also nominated for two writing Emmys and earned additional noms for Directing and Casting. Season one averaged over 5 million weekly viewers across platforms and was the second-most streamed series in SHOWTIME history. Produced for SHOWTIME by studio Entertainment One (eOne), the series will go into production later this month in Vancouver.

SHOWTIME announced today that Grammy® and Emmy® nominee Margaret Cho, Joey Lauren Adams and Emmy nominee Joanna Cassidy will guest star in the third season of the SHOWTIME drama series THE L WORD: GENERATION Q, along with previously announced Grammy-nominated artist Kehlani. Previous guest stars Rosie O’Donnell and Laurel Holloman also return in their recurring roles of Carrie and Tina, respectively. In addition, Jamie Clayton has been upped to series regular this season playing Tess, the bar manager at Dana’s who becomes intertwined with Shane (Katherine Moennig) in work and love. Season three will premiere on Friday, November 18 on streaming and on demand for all SHOWTIME subscribers, before making its on-air debut Sunday, November 20 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME. New episodes will continue to drop every Friday via streaming and on-demand platforms before appearing on air Sunday nights. The first four episodes of season three will air at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Sundays, with the remaining six episodes airing at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Sundays. 

Tuesday, August 09, 2022

The Eighteenth Annual Scooter Television Awards


 Welcome to the 18th Annual Scooter Television Awards honoring show that aired a majority of their season between August 2021 and June 2022. Without further ado, here are the winners of the 2022 STA's:


Best Drama: Yellowjackets


Best Comedy: Only Murders in the Building


Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy Show: La Brea


Best Comic Book Adaptation: Doom Patrol


Best Period Show: The Great


Best Animated Show: The Bad Batch


Best Reality Show: The Challenge: All-Stars


Best Remake, Reboot, or (non-comic book) Adaptation: Ghosts


Best Miniseries: The Dropout


Best Talk Show: Pardon the Interruption


Best New Show: Only Murders in the Building


Best Made for TV Movie:  Zoey’s Extraordinary Christmas


Guiltiest Guilty Pleasure: LaBrea


Worst Show I Made Though an Entire Season Of: Pam and Tommy


Best Hour of TV: Doomcoming (Yellowjackets)


Best Half Hour of TV: Open and Shut (Only Murders in the Building)


Biggest Shocker: Jackie becomes a popsicle (Yellowjackets)


Best Line: “Who the fork is Lottie Matthews?!?!?”  (Yellowjackets)


Worst Idea: Leaving Alicia’s death vague (Fear the Walking Dead)


Worst Moment: The time traveling fetuses (The Time Traveler’s Wife


Biggest Disappointment: The Killing Eve finale


Best Musical Moment: The Homecoming playlist - The Offspring, Wreckx-n-Effect, Ace of Base, Divinals, Enya (Yellowjackers)


Best Karaoke: Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Misty (Yellowjackets)


Best New Title Sequence: Only Murders in the Building


Best GIF:



Best Character: Misty Quigley (Yellowjackets)


Best Recurring Character: Lottie Matthews (Yellowjackets)


Best Guest Appearance: Sazz Pataki (Only Murders in the Building)


Best Cast Addition: Harry Wilson (Leverage: Redemption)


Best Duo: Kate Bishop and Yelena Belova (Hawkeye)


Best Trio:  Mabel Mora, Charles Hayden Savage, and Oliver Putnum (Only Murders in the Building)


Most Entertaining Male Reality “Star”:  Teck Holmes (The Challenge: All-Stars


Most Entertaining Female Reality “Star”:  Selena Gomez (Selena + Chef)


Most Annoying Reality:  Josh Martinez (The Challenge)


Most Anticipated New Show of the Next Season: House of the Dragon


Most Anticipated Reboot:  Quantum Leap


Show That Should Be Brought Back: The Dropout (sure it was a limited series, but give us the trail of Elizabeth Holmes)


Biggest Question for 2021-2022: Who wins the battle of the massive IP shows: Game of Thrones, Marvel, Star Wars, or Lord of the Rings?


Monday, August 08, 2022

The Twenty-Five Best Shows of 2021-22

1. Only Murders in the Building 

2. Yellowjackets 

3. The Great 

4. The White Lotus 

5. Minx 

6. Ghosts 

7. The Dropout 

8. Vigil 

9. Abbott Elementary 

10. Girls5Eva 

11. Love Life 

12. Dopesick 

13. Hacks 

14. Leverage: Redemption 

15. Doom Patrol 

16. Dollface 

17. Single Drunk Female 

18. Reservation Dogs 

19. Peacemaker 

20. La Brea 

21. Made for Love 

22. Hawkeye 

23. Pivoting 

24. The Righteous Gemstones 

25. Miracle Workers: Oregon Trail

Shows that aired a majority of their season between August 2021 and June 2022 were eligible for this list.