Annie Live. I guess I’ll watch it (Thursday December 2 at 7:00, check local listings), and it’s nice to see that diversity casting is here to stay. But the one burning question remains unchanged…is there a demand for this in 2021? From what I heard the most recent movie tanked pretty badly, and other nostalgia properties (most notably The Lone Ranger) weren’t any better.
Moulin Rouge - The Musical. So they did a mashup of a bunch of songs spanning a startlingly long time period which frankly sound weird together, in the vein of the Material World video, which is the apparently the only thing the Macy’s crew know Madonna ever did. Not a fan of this, of course, but it’s comforting to know that it’s possible to go on the street in a slinky leotard and nobody thinks this is a big deal. (Seriously, this any good?)
Six. Let me get this straight…there’s an entire Broadway show based on the fact that Henry the 8th’s #1 and #4 wives and also #2 and #5 wives met the same dismal fate, whereas #3 and #6’s sound kinda similar? That’s like a play about “Sea-ttle Sea-hawks” or “Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers”. I dunno…
Erm…does a concept like “canned vegetables” really require inspirational music? I mean, it’s healthy food that stays fresh indefinitely until you’re ready to eat it. That should be able to stand on its own.
Seeing first nations people on television always reminds me of how I never see first nations people on television.
Someone refresh my memory…is the NYPD…y’know…good? There have been so many police brutality and overreach and absolutely terrifying crap stories over the past few years that I’ve completely lost track of which departments aren’t fragged up.
Spanish dancers. Okay, very graceful, excellent coordination, nice energy, but I gotta ask…what’s the deal with wearing a skirt and pants? It was my understanding that if you want to be a female dancer, figure skater, ballerina, cheerleader, etc., there are certain conventions of the artform that you just have to accept, and “not going into tiresome anime heroine mode about upskirt shots” is one of them.
Those cheerleaders get to keep those uniforms, right? It’d be terrible if they only get to wear it for one day and then never again. Not as bad as a wedding dress, but close.
I Want To Know What Love Is is an 80’s pop schmaltz number that doesn’t trigger me or fill me with intense loathing, so thumbs up to the Macy’s crew for their good taste. (Wish I could’ve heard the whole thing, though. Maybe it’s just an NBC thing, but the whole parade seemed to happen really fast, even taking commercial breaks into account.)
Kim Petras. Never heard of her, but it’s comforting to know that trends come and go, great visionaries often arrive too late or die too soon, but pop schmaltz will never be a micron better or worse than it always is.
That Bayou dance is by far the corniest thing I’ve seen on television all year, but dangit, when they’re having that much fun, I can’t get critical. Shoot, I got more joy out of that one little clip then the entire damn season 30 of Dancing With The Stars.
“Popular” is not a word that should be connected to anyone involved in freaking professional bowling, male or female.
Aespa! Along with BTS, that’s two K-pop groups I’ve heard of from something other than an arcade game! Hey, fine by me, diversity’s good, but eventually I want mainstream American culture to start digging into the history. The Seo Taijis, the Clons, the Novasonics, the SESes. Lots of great music to be had.
I’m…a bit stunned that Peanuts is still a thing more than two decades after Charles Schultz’s death. I get that some things are irreplaceable, but sometimes you just gotta do your best. (I hear the Chicago Bulls are pretty good this season!)
NELLY! Something something song about demanding undressing something something Dancing With The Stars!
Peacock, a.k.a. We’re Freaking Charging For American Ninja Warrior Junior Now! (Yeah, bit raw over that…)
Toys R Us is now a subsidiary of Macy’s? Wow. The way and the reason this institution got shut down completely, totally, royally sucked (concise recap here), a sadly typical example of the vilest excesses of capitalism writ large. For it to exist again in any form is just plain nice. Not sure if it’s viable, but if “massive kid store” doesn’t deserve another shot, nothing does.
Phew…DVR not in a happy mood. This was a slog, even fast forwarding past all the commercials. Will definitely be looking for this on YouTube from now on.