I am. Because between the stress of the holidays and worrying about variants, I’m not exactly sleeping completely peacefully these days.
If this is you, come join me on the communal couch (socially distanced, of course) to binge the time away until things get better.
‘The Witcher’ Season 2
The “Man of Steel” star is back as Geralt of Rivia, the monster hunter, in season two of the Netflix series, based on the popular book series by Andrzej Sapkowski.
Season two starts streaming Friday.
Name a role that Mahershala Ali doesn’t slay in. I’ll wait.
In this new film, he stars as a doting father and husband who faces a terminal illness and a possible way to protect his family from the grief that comes along with that.
Major heavy hitters are in this one, with Naomie Harris starring as his wife, Poppy, and Glenn Close as his doctor.
It starts streaming on Apple TV+ Friday.
‘Shatner in Space’
The documentary is streaming on Amazon Prime, naturally.
Two things to listen to
Swisher has guests including those working on the show and fellow journalists help break it all down.
Way to keep up the “Succession” love.
It’s streaming on Apple, Spotify and other services where podcasts can be found.
‘The Real Killer’
If you are a regular Pop Life Chronicles reader, you know that true crime is a passion of mine. For your newbies, file that fact away.
“The Real Killer” is exactly the kind of podcast that has to be all the way plugged in to try and sleuth out the truth.
Host Leah Rothman investigates “one of the most gruesome crimes in Missouri history.” It’s a case that baffled law enforcement and resulted in a St. Louis man being sentenced to life in prison.
The first two episodes are streaming now on IHeartRadio and other podcast platforms.
One thing to talk about
If an awards show isn’t televised, is it really an awards show?
What is an awards show with no televised ceremony?
Awards shows are on life support in terms of ratings, but one thing Hollywood loves is to celebrate itself.
So onward, I suppose.
Something to sip on
Every once in a while, something will happen on reality television that could lead one to question how “real” said “unscripted” shows actually are.
Such is the case with this season of “The Bachelorette.”
Social media has been marveling for the past few weeks at the fact that this year’s lady looking for love, Michelle Young, ended up with the final four contestants all being biracial, like her.
Now, it could simply be that, as a person of color, she found more things in common with the contestants who were also people of color.
What do you think? Coincidence or savvy skills on the part of the show’s producers?