Saturday, January 21, 2023

Around the Tubes: January 21, 2023


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 ExtraordinaryAnimaniacsPlanet Sex with Cara DelevingneShoresyand Stand.

That awkward moment when everyone has a superpower except you.  Hulu has released an official first look clip of new comedy series "Extraordinary, a hilarious new spin on superpowers from debut writer Emma Moran and the producers of "Killing Eve."  In the first look clip – the opening of episode two “Magic Bullets” – Carrie (Sofia Oxenham) and Kash (Bilal Hasna) believe that putting Jen (Máiréad Tyers) in a stressful situation will bring about her power. When an extra spicy meal fails to provide results, Jen runs into her regular, non-committal hook up, Luke (Ned Porteous) as she tries to remain cool…  All eight episodes will launch on Wednesday, January 25th

Check out the official trailer for the final season of Hulu Original animated series "Animaniacs"!   Season three premieres with all 10 episodes on February 17 on Hulu.    Trailer Available: HERE  Yakko, Wakko, and Dot return with an all-new season of laughs, songs, pop culture parodies, and enough zany antics to fill a water tower (or at least 10 episodes!). Pinky and Brain's never ending plans to take over the world journey them to the ends of new lands, deserts, and even the space time continuum. And while new friends, Starbox and Cindy continue their play date, the Warner siblings must battle their way out of a video game, learn the secrets of being a teen influencer, and escape a mad scientist's island all while finding time to teach us about the threat of global warming!

Check out the trailer and key art for the upcoming Hulu Original docu-series "Planet Sex with Cara Delevingne." All episodes will be available to stream on Hulu February 14TRAILER: HERE  Cara is an actress, one of the world’s most photographed people and an award-winning LGBTQ+ icon. On this immersive journey, she puts her mind and body on the line in search of answers regarding human sexuality, its joys, mysteries, and constantly changing nature.  In every episode, she shares her own personal experiences. Uniquely unfiltered and authentic, there’s no limit on how far Cara’s willing to go to explore what makes us all human.

- “Letterkenny” spin-off “Shoresy” will return exclusively to Hulu, in the U.S. for a 6-episode, second season. The critically acclaimed first season debuted on Hulu on Friday, May 27, 2022.  View Clip Announcement Here.  The series follows the foul-mouthed, chirp-serving, mother-loving, fan favorite character, Shoresy (Keeso), and the embattled Sudbury Blueberry Bulldogs as they continue their quest to never lose again. Production is set to begin in Sudbury this spring. “Shoresy” is created by and stars Jared Keeso, and is produced by New Metric Media in association with Play Fun Games.

SHOWTIME Sports Documentary Films has released the official trailer for its upcoming documentary STAND, the feature-length examination of the remarkable life of social activist and basketball prodigy Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf. STAND premieres Friday, February 3 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME and will be available across the network’s on-demand and streaming platforms at premiere.  To watch the trailer, go to:  Directed by Joslyn Rose Lyons, making her feature-length directorial debut, the film features in-depth interviews with basketball and entertainment stars including Stephen Curry, Steve Kerr, Shaquille O’Neal, Jalen Rose, Mahershala Ali, Ice Cube and more. 

Sunday, January 15, 2023

57 Channels and Only This Is On: January 15, 2023



Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches:  Nothing will ever top Denise Richards: nuclear physicist, but Alexandra Daddario: brain surgeon comes really close as most unbelievable occupation for an actor.  But at least that James Bond movie was campy, it seems like we are supposed to take this show seriously.


Leverage: Redemption:  That was a fun detour where the team gets scooped on a target.  I wonder if we will see that lady again.  It would be fun to see other Leverage teams.


The Challenge: Ride or Dies:  So in the past five weeks, one whole team has gone home?  What a stupid forking twist this has been.  Unfortunately Fessy won the elimination to stay in the game, yet for some reason the other two teams have not been completely eliminated yet.  Ugg.


Big Sky:  I guess I cannot say this show has gone off the rails because that would imply it was on the rails at any point, but this whole Buck being the big bad has just gotten absurd.  This is definitely not a story worthy of a full season.


Ghosts:  After his introduction last week, I was not expecting the new guy to be around very long.   In two episodes he has been fired and quit.  Now I wonder if he will flee after learning about the ghosts.  He has already seen a keyboard type by itself, what else will he see?