POP CULTURE NEWS SEVENTY-NINE: RENEWALS AND SENSITIVE MODERN TV VIEWERS

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Hey, there! Welcome back and welcome to Friday. We have a tradition around here which means we’re ready to get our search on with our trusty keyboard and see what we find. Because it’s time for our weekly recap of pop culture-type news. pop culture news seventy nine

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This week there’s quotes from famous actors, news about popular streaming shows and a network show, and well, hopefully one or two other things, too. Let’s dive in and see what we find.


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After posting incredible numbers, Netflix renews the Shawn Ryan thriller The Night Agent for a ten season second year. The show is set up to be a separate “self-contained” type story per season which I’d guess means something similar to the Jack Ryan stories.

CBS finally renewed Blue Bloods for an upcoming 14th season. News says the main cast took some pay cuts to ensure the show could return for a new season. Are you as excited to hang out with the Reagan family as I am!?

Several weeks ago we talked about the Freevee original Open Book based on the Jessica Simpson memoir. Reports now say the pilot is not moving forward and  is being “shopped.”

If you wanted to see the comedy 80 for Brady, it will drop on Paramount+ on April 4. If you have this add on with your Prime account, you will be able to find it there.

We have the April 2023 Hallmark schedule now on the website. Take a look and tell us what you’re excited about. pop culture news seventy nine

Speaking of Hallmark, they also aired their season one finale of The Way Home (what did you think?) this past Sunday.

Drew Barrymore reunited with her former Ever After co-stars on her daytime show to celebrate its upcoming 25th anniversary. (Which we’ll be celebrating, too!) The co-stars reunited by dressing up in their ball finery.

Jennifer Aniston now discusses the idea that her 90s sitcom Friends is now offensive because it contains jokes people today don’t care for. She says in part, “Now it’s a little tricky because you have to be very careful, which makes it really hard for comedians, because the beauty of comedy is that we make fun of ourselves, make fun of life…” She’s not wrong in saying that comedy is to make fun of oneself and just life, too. After saying there were some (presumably) jokes that were intentional, others weren’t, she also makes the statement that “I don’t think there was a sensitivity like there is now.” If she’s referring to society over some type of “role,” she’s right. pop culture news seventy nine

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Speaking of Aniston, during promotion for this film where she made the Friends comments, her new Netflix movie Murder Mystery 2 drops today. A follow up to Murder Mystery, similar to Knives Out, the concept follows a married couple who fall into a new mystery in both films. Will you watch this one?

Have you seen any of these stories? Do you interest you? Which ones have you read most about? What fun stories did you follow this week? Comment all your thoughts below. Let’s talk.

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3 comments

  1. I haven’t tried The Night Agent but maybe I’ll give it a try! On the topic of Friends and what Anniston said…yeah, I think there were a lot of jokes in old shows and movies that wouldn’t fly today. Which is unfortunate because while some are egregious, most is just comedic. I think we’ve kind of lost comedy as a society today. Idk…topic for another time I suppose lol

    1. I know what you mean about comedy, Molly. We kind of have lost it. I think when we start making rules about who can’t and who can be made “fun of” (meaning in comedy or as part of a joke), then we tend to lose comedy. It’s funny to think about all the shows from the 90s or 2000s and think, “yeah, I don’t think this show would get air time today.” ;) If you see The Night Agent, I hope you enjoy! I watched the first episode and thought it was pretty good!

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