by Jac Kern
46 days ago
Posted In: TV/Celebrity
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Jac's roundup of pop culture news and Internet findings
Jon Stewart is stepping
down as host of The Daily Show sometime
later this year, and now we know who will be taking his spot: 31-year-old South
African comedian Trevor Noah. He joined The
Daily Show as a correspondent last December. As to be expected, people
scoured his Twitter feed to find something to be offended about see a
sampling of his work, but despite some “controversial tweets,”
overall Noah seems to be a great fit for the show. Watch some of his stuff
The Walking Dead fans got their first peek at the series’ spinoff show, recently titled Fear the Walking Dead (yawn), during last
week’s super-packed, super-long, intense season finale. While details like
these are just now being confirmed, it was revealed that the show will premiere
this summer, meaning basically 365 Walking
Dead. If the blink-and-you’ll-miss-it trailer is any indication, the series
will explore the early days of the zombie outbreak, which is very exciting for
fans of the original or just the genre (It’s almost an unwritten rule that
zombie media focus on the fallout instead of the cause.) Gone Girl’s Kim Dickens (who also had recent stints on Sons of Anarchy and House of Cards) will star.
Who doesn’t love a good pop
culture map? Thrillist
compiled all the real locations from Broad
City’s second season into one convenient map so you can make like Abbi and
Ilana the next time you’re in NYC.
LEGO may soon be making a Golden Girls-inspired toy set complete
with Blanche, Dorothy, Rose, Sophia and their iconic kitchen.
On the heels of HBO’s
Scientology documentary Going Clear, SNL offered hilarious commentary in the
form of a fake 1990s music video for fake religion Neutrology.
This actual Scientology
video appears to be the inspiration.
Which is real, which is a
Game of Thrones is coming! Season Five premieres Sunday and by the final episode this
year, the show will be completely “off books,” meaning this is the time to get
your revenge on any Song of Ice and Fire-reading
friends who’ve spoiled anything for you. No one is safe! Check out this week’s television column
for a look at the season plus TV picks for the week (Veep, Silicon Valley and Louie are back, too!). Further reading
to get in the Thrones mood: Jon Snow
as a terrible dinner party guest;
The Gang of Thrones?: Mac and Charlie may be coming to Westeros;
Gay of Thrones — the Funny or Die GOT recap
show I can’t believe I missed out on until today (Thanks, Kenneth!).
If people left parties the same way
they quit Facebook:
Looking for a Netflix
offering to binge on/obsess over? Watch Black
Mirror stat. The British mini-series (as in only three episodes per season
— so binge wisely) is like a modern approach to The Twilight Zone, with each episode taking on a different cast and
story loosely based around technology and a not-so-distance dystopian future. Serious mind-blowing stuff.
Speaking of Netflix, 17 new
episodes of cult favorite Arrested
Development are supposedly on their way to the streaming platform. Start
saving those vacation days now!
Also, the Orange Is the New Black Season Three
trailer is here:
File this under: Tricks to
Make Me Pay Attention to Politics: Rand Paul’s Drag Race.
0 Comments · Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (8
p.m. Sunday, HBO), based on the book by Pulitzer Prize winner Lawrence
Wright, looks to dispel rumors and drop some serious information about
Scientology on the masses.
0 Comments · Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Labor Day marks the unofficial end of
summer, and with that comes the return of hit shows — many for their
final seasons — and some new hopefuls.
0 Comments · Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Prank shows are nothing new. Candid Camera spanned seven decades, Punk’d targeted celebs and now even Betty White has a prank show for old people called Off Their Rockers. Nathan For You (10:30
p.m. Tuesdays, Comedy Central) is pegged as a prank show or parody of
the dime-a-dozen business-rescue programs on today, but it’s actually
0 Comments · Wednesday, March 26, 2014
In 2030, a man sits his children down to
tell them the story of how their parents got together. Nine seasons
later, audiences are still eavesdropping on the Longest Story Every
Told, How I Met Your Mother (Series Finale, 8 p.m. Monday, CBS).
0 Comments · Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Spring is coming — despite what the weather would have us believe — with a fresh crop of new series and returning favorites.
0 Comments · Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Over the course of the second season of Vice we’ll delve into Evangelical support for Israel in the American Bible Belt, climate change in Greenland, bonded laborers in Pakistan’s brick kilns and other international stories of politics and culture from a wide range of correspondents.
0 Comments · Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Matthew McConaughey’s star power has
exploded over the past couple years, capped off with Sunday’s Academy
Award win for Best Actor in Dallas Buyers Club.
0 Comments · Wednesday, February 26, 2014
The dark and decadent dinner party that is Bryan Fuller’s Hannibal (Season
Premiere 10 p.m. Friday, NBC) returns this week, continuing its
grotesquely beautiful take on the story of Dr. Lecter, his companions
0 Comments · Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Upright Citizens Brigade alumnae Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer started Broad City
as a lauded Web series from 2009-2011. Both formats — TV and Web —
follow two young women navigating adult responsibilities and life in
general in New York City.