- Top, I never knew I was missing Ted Danson in a hoodie but there you go. Bottom, Jason Bateman should really get out of the Ozarks, and maybe take Laura Linney with him.
elcome to the inaugural installment of May the Source Be With You. Now that "Game of Thrones" is over until (supposedly) 2019, you might need a few more things to curl up with while you wait for winter to come one last time. Every other week we'll take a look at whatever we're either currently enjoying or looking forward to, whether it be a new Netflix show worth binge watching, a great movie under the radar or the podcasts we're currently obsessed with.
DVD and Blu:
Raw. Coming out Sept. 5 is the best cannibal movie you've ever seen! Only cannibal movie? Anyway, "Raw" is about a young vegetarian girl who leaves home and moves into her college dorm...only to find out she has a taste for the Long Pig. Even if you hate horror movies, this is a seriously woke drama that uses cannibalism as a metaphor for a young woman's blooming sexuality. Way better than it sounds.
In Pod We Trust:
We're neck deep in the Golden Age of podcasts and the Internets are so saturated with thousands of choices that it's hard to know what's worth your time. Since my time is worthless, I listen to everything I can get my ear holes on. If you haven't heard it yet, "S-Town" is probably the most powerful and heartbreaking true story since "Serial" and deserves every bit of acclaim it's getting.
Marc Maron is having a bit of a renaissance on "WTF" lately, with his current interviews being his most incisive since dare I say, Gallagher? Hearing Alice Cooper talk about his 40 years of sobriety or spending time with Bill Paxton two weeks before his death makes "WTF" still a bit of required listening.
It's gonna be tough without "Game of Thrones," but there's still plenty of goodness to go around. "Ozark" is the perfect remedy to everyone missing "Breaking Bad," as watching Jason Bateman slowly get in way over his head with a drug lord never seems to get old. There are only 10 episodes so far, but the show gets its hooks in deeply and quickly.
"The Good Place" has also just been added and it's the perfect antidote to boring sitcom conventions. Kristen Bell plays a self-absorbed jerkface who dies and ends up in The Good Place, an up-beat and cheery New Age version of Heaven run by Ted Danson. When she realizes she wasn't supposed to get into The Good Place, she does whatever she can to avoid being sent to The Bad Place. This show is brilliant and should last 12 seasons. I'm calling it.
What's really important though is that in September we're getting new seasons of "Bojack Horseman," "Narcos," a new Marc Maron stand-up special as well as the newest seasons of "The Walking Dead" and "Portlandia."
Do you think that will last us a while?
If there's anything you think I should check out for the column, shoot me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org.