Day job has me seriously questioning my sanity right now to the point I didn't think I'd get this out today... so it's another relatively quick one, which, if I'm being honest, is probably just the new norm for now.
If you know someone looking for a consultant/strategist/PM/jack-of-all-trades, expert at (absolutely) nothing/lover of ambiguity, hit me up... I might be polishing up that ol' resume to look for greener pastures in the near future...
what's on tv this week
Finished Billions yesterday and I thought it was a fine send off for the show. Brought things back around and sunset the characters in a happy place. It was the kind of finale more interested in appeasing fans of the characters than trying to tell a fulfilling ending, but hey, that's fine I guess.
This one is a toss up...
This is one of the animes from Netflix I'm really excited about.
Hearing some great things about this second season.
Wasn't sure if I wanted to include this... Will make a real decision about it's inclusion in the schedule after I get a chance to check out the first episode.
Days based on streaming availability for the majority of people
Welcome to Wrexham (FX) 2:12
Onimusha (Netflix) S1
Star Trek: Lower Decks (Paramount) 4:10
Scavengers Reign (HBO) 1:7-9
All the Light We Cannot See (Netflix) S1
Gen V (Amazon) 1:8
Loki (Disney) 2:5
Lessons in Chemistry (Apple) 1:5
Shining Vale (Starz) 2:4
Goosebumps (Disney/Hulu) 1:8
Blue Eye Samurai (Netflix) S1
Invincible (Amazon) 2:1
Last Week Tonight (HBO) 10:16
Rick and Morty (Adult Swim) 7:4
Fellow Travelers (Showtime) 1:2
The Gilded Age (HBO) 2:2
Lawmen: Bass Reeves (Paramount) 1:1
this past Friday's best album releases
💽 The Silver Cord — King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard
Honestly, this probably isn't the best album of the week, but I've come to really adore KGLW. They are able to pump out so much quality across different genres and sounds, making them one of the most fun bands right now. This is a six song album that has a "second side" of extended plays for each. It's fun psychedelic rock that maybe gets a little bit too weird.
Chronicles of a Diamond — Black Pumas
If I was being honest with myself, this is what would probably be the pick of the week. I don't remember when I first discovered Black Pumas, but ever since that day (whenever it was) I've felt like they've owned this very specific soulful rock sound that is right up my alley. I kind of imagine Ceelo Green, Benjamin Booker, and Leon Bridges being morphed into a rock band. And it works.
History Books — The Gaslight Anthem
God Games — The Kills
152 — Taking Back Sunday
Hold — Wild Nothing
Sonic Tonic — SWMRS
Better Luck Next Time — Sundara Karma
Set Your Pussy Free — NOBRO
Aprender a Ser — Mint Field
Away From the Castle — Video Age
this weeks best comic releases
Trying to keep these a little more selective with just five #1 issues and five others. Can't promise to always be this concise, but the last few weeks these lists have been getting long and the whole point is to point you to the best of the best.
Ultimate Universe (Marvel) #1
Hickman back, taking the reigns at Marvel for a relaunch of the Ultimate Comics line.
Faceless and the Family (Oni) #1
I know nothing about this book, but it's coming from Matt Lesniewski, frequent collaborator of Matt Kindt, which makes this worth checking out for some wild and fun comics.
Red Light (AWA) #1
AWA seems to be doing some great stuff with great creators so I'm making a concerted effort to check out more of their stuff, especially when I don't know the creators. This is a "futuristic erotic thriller" from writer Sarah Cho and artist Priscilla Petraites.
Unnatural Order (Vault) #1
Blood Commandement (Image) #1
The Sacrificers (Image) #4
Detective Comics (DC) #1076
X-Men (Marvel) #28
Untold Tales of I Hate Fairyland (Image) #5
The Nasty (Vault) #4
movies hitting the big screen this week
This is the only film I feel like calling attention to this week. I'm a big fan of Awkwafina and Sandra Oh and that's all you really need to know to give something a chance, in my opinion.
There are some other things out this week including the Stallone doc, Sly, and then there is the Meg Ryan directed What Happens Later where she stars alongside David Duchovny in a romcom. Plus Rustin and The Marsh King's Daughter that may end up being decent, but it's hard to say at this point.
And I'm out of here. If you made it this far you might be interested in a little blog experiment I'm trying with sportsball.tiv.today where I'm logging and lightly blogging about Bulls, Blackhawks, and Liverpool games. Mixing in some general NBA stuff when I have time too, but no promises.