Analysis: Watch ‘Stranger Things’ for the horror, stay for ’80s nostalgia
Back then, I could not wait for summer to arrive, as it meant being out of school, catching fireflies with my friends and plenty of ice pops.
Now, as an adult, it means high gas prices, uncomfortable temps and — if I’m lucky — cocktails on a patio with friends while the mosquitoes feast on us.
You know what? I think I’m just going to stay in and stream some happiness.
‘Stranger Things’ Season 4
I’m not a huge sci-fi fan, but the thing about “Stranger Things” is that it’s so much more than that.
Season four has been split into two different parts and is going big — and I don’t just mean in terms of the child actors growing up. No spoilers here, but I will say we learn a bit more about the character Eleven, who is played to perfection by Millie Bobby Brown.
The first portion of the new season of “Stranger Things” is streaming on Netflix.
‘Look at Me: XXXTentacion’
But his music and the fascination with him and his life lives on.
The documentary is streaming on Hulu.
‘Ricky Gervais: SuperNature’
Ricky Gervais is beyond irreverent.
Why has it made the list of what to watch this week? Because I am a firm believer that we should not bury our heads in the sand when it comes to controversial content.
Far too often, we complain about things that we don’t even know, understand or have context for in a nuanced way.
If you want to see what the uproar is about, “Ricky Gervais: SuperNature” is streaming on Netflix.
Two things to listen to
Speaking of problematic, musical artist Liam Gallagher has seen his share of controversy as well, including his contentious relationship with his brother and former group member, Noel.
Liam Gallagher now has a new album, titled “C’mon You Know,” and, apparently, no regrets.
The new album dropped Friday.
Steve Earle is honoring one of his heroes.
His new album with The Dukes, “Jerry Jeff,” is a tribute to singer-songwriter Jerry Jeff Walker, who died in 2020.
“Jerry Jeff” was released Friday.
One thing to talk about
She was incredibly open not only about her own struggle, but also how being a plus-size woman in Hollywood can result in pressure from both those who would have her thinner and those who want her to continue to represent larger women.
She reminded me that you can’t please everyone, so it’s better to find contentment in yourself.
Something to sip on
It seems like only yesterday I received a DVD containing the screener for a new NBC drama titled “This Is Us.”
Yes, that’s how long ago it was — networks were still mailing out DVDs of their new shows.
Nearly six years later the series has ended, having weekly torn the hearts of many a viewer. It tapped into the emotion of life and family in such a way that long after the show is off the air, people will be talking about the masterful storytelling.
Thank you, Pearsons — and all the other characters in their world — for the joy you brought to your audience over the years.
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long added to this report.