Saturday, November 26, 2022

Around the Tubes: November 26, 2022


I have gotten a plethora of cool press releases have been flooding my inbox recently that you may find interesting.  Pretty Little Liars: Original SinPitch Perfect: Bumper in BerlinThe Black Beauty Effect, Back in the Groove, and The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet.

You’ll be on the edge of your seat with HBO Max’s new generation of liars in the secretive and suspenseful drama series that has captivated audiences everywhere as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment releases Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin: The Complete First Season on Digital today November 21,2022, and on DVD February 28, 2023. Follow all 10, one-hour episodes from the series, plus almost one hour of bonus content that goes behind the scenes of the series for the ultimate fan! Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin: The Complete First Season is priced to own at $24.98 SRP for the DVD ($29.98 in Canada). The series is now available to own on Digital via purchase from digital retailers and to stream on HBO Max.  Twenty years ago, a series of tragic events almost ripped the blue-collar town of Millwood apart. Now, in the present day, a group of disparate teen girls — a brand-new set of Little Liars — find themselves tormented by an unknown Assailant and made to pay for the secret sin their parents committed two decades well as their own. In the dark, coming-of-age horror-tinged drama, we find ourselves miles away from Rosewood, but within the existing Pretty Little Liars universe — in a brand-new town, with a new generation of Little Liars.​

UMe releases Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin (Music From The Peacock Original Series) digitally. Its 16 tracks serve as the perfect digital audio companion to Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin, the new original six-episode Peacock series starring Adam Devine, Sarah Hyland, Flula Borg, Jameela Jamil, and executive-produced by Elizabeth Banks, which premieres on the Peacock streaming service today. The digital-only album is available now in superior Dolby Atmos/Spatial Audio. Click HERE to listen to or order Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin (Music From The Peacock Original Series).  In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the acclaimed musical comedy film series Pitch PerfectBumper in Berlin follows the revived career trajectory of Bumper Allen (Adam Devine), who moves to Germany to capitalize on the explosive popularity of his epic TikTok mashup of a pair of indelible hits from the Eighties, “99 Luftballoons x Take On Me.” Listen to Bumper’s unique a cappella take on this pair of classics from Nena and a-ha HERE

Comcast and FaceForward Productions will premiere the new three-part docuseries, The Black Beauty Effect  on Friday, November 25 on the Black Experience on Xfinity channel, a first-of-its-kind destination of Black entertainment featuring the ultimate in Black storytelling. The docuseries spotlights the social change that has taken place in the beauty industry, as told from the perspective of the successful Black women who galvanized it.  Each hour-long episode of the docuseries features candid conversations on the impact influencers have had on the industry’s changing perception of beauty from Black beauty influencers, celebrities, and entrepreneurs including (but not limited to):  Actress, Filmmaker, Series Creator and Executive Producer Andrea Lewis, Executive Producer and Emmy-nominee CJ Faison, Executive Director, Multicultural Entertainment at Xfinity Keesha Boyd, Fashion expert and influencer Kahlana Barfield Brown, Acclaimed Actress Meagan Good, Actress and singer Amber Riley, Former editor-at-large at Essence Magazine Mikki Taylor, Co-Founder, Melanin Haircare; Natural Hair Influencer and Enthusiast Whitney White, Beauty Influencer Ellarie, Beauty Influencer and activist Nyma Tang, Beauty and Fashion Influencer Shalom Blac, and more.

Check out the trailer for the upcoming Hulu Original unscripted series "Back in the Groove" with Host and Executive Producer Taye Diggs. The special four-night event kicks off Monday, December 5 with two episodes, on Hulu. Two all-new episodes available to stream daily through Thursday, December 8.  TRAILER: HERE

For a record-breaking fourteen seasons and 435 episodes, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet™ aired on ABC-TV from 1952 through 1966, becoming one of the most cherished cultural touchstones of the twentieth century. The gentle humor of the prolific and popular sitcom was brought to the screen by the real-life Nelson family: Ozzie and wife Harriet with their sons David and Rick, all portraying themselves in a trend-setting blend of fact-meets-fiction comedy decades before Seinfeld and other semi-reality based shows.  The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet™ comedically chronicled the daily lives of the Nelson family as David and Ricky grew up before millions of weekly viewers. For the very first time, in association with the Nelson family, the entire series has been digitally restored with complete episodes from the original film negatives for superior picture quality.  Comes to DVD on December 6th

Sunday, November 20, 2022

57 Channels and Only This Is On: November 19, 2022


The White Lotus:  How long until that one dude tells his wife about the prostitutes.  He does claim he does not lie to her, unless this is a story about how he gets corrupted by the other guy.  But where do the hookers go from here?  Will they carry on with those two?  Go back to the Italian?  Try to get money from his father?  Or son?


The Walking Dead:  So why, covered in zombie guys, did that chick still get bit?  Seemed like it would have been a lot smarter to just go off into the woods instead of trying to get in that trailer that is now surrounded by zombies.  And who is directing the horde?  They were being directed by Stormtroopers but it does not seem like anyone in the Commonwealth wanted this. 


Let the Right One In:  Wait, were vampires targeting a stargazer convention?  Why?  Another question I have with the human trials is just how do they expect to control humans with super human strength?


La Brea:  So what exactly happened in the warehouse?  They dance around the subject of how and why that dude got shot but never gave us an exact answer.  How exactly did he get shot and how did everyone else get out unharmed if someone with a gun was shooting at them?  Then why was he the only one that stayed in the 80’s.  I think I would rather go back to 10,000 BC with people I know with an outside chance of making it back to present day than stuck alone in 1988 with no one and no internet.


Andor:  That was sad, why did they program droids to have feeling?  But anyway.  Seems like another transition episode which is a little weird since there is only one episode left and there have been three, three episode arcs.  To end with one episode kind of by itself, not building like the previous arc, just seems off.  I guess the finale will just be a coda to the season and possibly a transition to season two.


Survivor:  The Knowledge Is Power advantage shows that the real power is with those that have the knowledge exists.  Noelle just used her advantage to keep him from using it and secretly used it against him.  Though that plan almost backfired because Sami was dumb enough to tell that guy’s one ally on the tribe.  I am not sure why she turned on him.  Tell him to steal Noelle’s Steal a Vote, then steal Owen’s vote and vote out Sami 3-2 out of spite.


The Challenge: Ride or Dies:  Eesh, Michele just cannot get things right.  But hey, at least she got laurel out, but no psychopath Jordan is out for blood.


Stargirl:  So what exactly is Icicle’s endgame?  He clearly is lying to everyone that his has changed, but why is he with the Ultra-Humanite?


Big Sky:  Oh my, Hootie just straight up murdered a cop.  But what happened to Lyle Lovett?


Titans:  Um… where did zombie Deathstroke come from?  Was that a Stay Puff Marshmallow Man situation that he appeared because someone thought about him?


Pennyworth:  Oh yeah, Bet’s sister is still around.  I guess I just assumed she had died.  I never though Bet did.  But how did she make it to the PWE place?


Fleishman Is in Trouble:  I cannot say this show is good, yet I still kind of find it entertaining.  Though the constant voiceover is a bit much.  And kind of weird that it is by the leads friend that he just reconnected with.