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The best TV appearances of the year so far
It’s half of the year. On the one hand: What? For real?! As?!! Wow, time flies my friends. Time flies, I’m right? Then again: 2022 was a slow torture march; a painful drudgery that progresses at a pace that defies the physics of the time.
Midsummer is big business in the world of television because of its many traditions. People who belong to the “Apparently not Kevin Fallon” segment of the population have more time on their hands. This is truer now than ever as the pious among us are following the gospel of Beyoncé and quitting our jobs in her new release, Break My Soul. (A funny lyric, some serious life advice, or a musical middle finger to Kim Kardashian’s infamous “Nobody Wants to Work” monologue… who’s to say?)
Especially at a time when there is one so much While content is being produced, this is the perfect opportunity for critics and entertainment writers to share their memories of the best TV shows released so far this year, in case you missed them and might want to catch up. (someone somewhere! severance pay! better things…for the love of God better things!)
Since it’s the time of year that Emmy voting occurs, it’s also become something of a hub for FYC and awards. Organizations like the Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics and the Television Critics Association recently announced their nominations, and both are full of flavor. Great job critics!
On the off chance that even one Emmy nominee reads this piece, here are my desperate pleas to consider performing. I don’t want to blow my own horn when it comes to good television, but Toot-too, beep-beep You should all listen to me.
A crucial reminder that Molly Shannon could and should have three Emmy nominations this year for I love that for you, the other twoand The White Lotus.
Renée Elise Goldsberry gave the funniest performance on TV this year girl5eva. Enter Nicholas Hoult The great finished second.
Kaley Cuoco and Sharon Stone had the best acted scene of the year The flight attendant.
Say what you want And just like that…but Sarah Jessica Parker was as brilliant at it as ever.
Bigger names like Patricia Arquette, Adam Scott, Christopher Walken and John Turturro will, I hope, get some attention severance pay. But Britt Lower’s performance was what made this show work as well as it did. Nominate her!
Also, what if celebrities like Park Hae-soo and Kim Joo-ryeong came out Squid Game or Sydney Sweeney euphoria joined her predicted performers?
Do not forget pachinko! or The Good Fight! or diabolical! or search party! or PEN15!
The last season of Unsure is eligible for these Emmys. Give him his credit and, most importantly, give the Best Supporting Actress nomination to Natasha Rothwell, dammit!
If the entire main cast of Abbott Elementary School is not nominated, we ride at dawn.
The second battalion will be dispatched when station eleven and Mackenzie Davis are also ignored.
Repeat after me: Kristin Chenoweth, nominee for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Schmigadoon!
Lily James was legitimate brilliant as Pamela Anderson in Pam & Tommy.
midnight fair maybe the series I’ve been thinking about the most this year, especially Zach Gilford’s performance. Give Matt Saracen his flowers!
The import maid by Margaret Qualley and Andie MacDowell was stunning, but don’t forget Anika Noni Rose’s perfect backup.
If we can get Bridgett Everett and Jeff Hiller their nominations someone somewhereI’ll make out with you all
It’s called art, sweetie
They say Hollywood’s over-reliance on dismantling existing intellectual property, brands and franchises is destroying cinema and art as we know it. They say that our level of taste is neutralized by the endless feedback loop of cynical, meaningless content. They say that Hollywood is where original ideas die.
I say to everyone: Have you ever seen the trailer? Lyle, Lyle Crocodile?
No two-minute teaser for an upcoming feature film has got me excited like this trailer for a movie in which Shawn Mendes is a singing crocodile with a heart of gold who is discovered in the bathtub of Constance Wu’s new home as her family moves in.
This film, based on a children’s book, promises to be fun. There will be crazy humor, folks! To create Lyle, it serves up the slickest visual effects of 1999. We get Javier Bardem with a bowler hat and a sly little mustache that lends energy that can only be described as “just made a few hits of poppers and then did.” some acting in this family movie.” It tickles us with the promise of a major international press tour, during which Shawn Mendes will have to answer serious questions about his journey from pop star to cinematic crocodile.
Lyle, Lyle Crocodile hits theaters this October. event of the season. Of the year. our lifetime.
I only live for break my soul memes
In just a few hours, I’ll be living the life God intended: I’ve lost count of how many vodka sodas I’ve ordered while struggling on the dance floor at a Pride party, my feet from the sticky, with Lifting drink-stained ground to do my trademark shuffle-step (tragic) dance move while singing along to Beyoncé’s “Break My Soul” like I’ve actually learned a single lyric to it that spans the words “Break My Soul.” “ goes out.
Until then, I lived for all of the song’s memes, which play over iconic, equally tragic, dance sequences from pop culture’s past. Charlotte, Carrie and Miranda at a bar on Staten Island Sex and the City. Hilary Duff performing on the today Show. Lindsay Lohan in Mykonos. Goldie Hawn in her living room. The real housewives of New York in a fever dream.
I’m the easiest target in the world. I laughed hysterically at every single one of these memes. It’s the same joke every time. Doesn’t matter. I’ve lost it with everyone
I want you to enjoy this photo of Anne Hathaway
I can’t explain it exactly but this photo of Anne Hathaway swinging on a rope in one interview Magazine photoshoot is the most important picture of the year.
What to watch this week:
chloe: A great, disturbing new series and public service: it will make you leave social media. (Fr. on Amazon)
Marcel wears the shell with shoes on: If you have about seven hours of free time this weekend, maybe that’s enough to finish telling you how much I loved this movie. (Fr. in the cinema)
Only murders in the building: The legendary comedy trio Martin Short, Steve Martin and Selena Gomez (?) return! (Tuesday on Hulu)
What to skip this week:
western world: We should stop promoting this show! (Sun. on HBO)
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