Movies and TV
Unless you still think Will Ferrell’s still got it, it s a light week for movies (though there is a quirky™ offering this week), and we’re in the lull between TV seasons. (Weeds, Burn Notice, True Blood, and Nurse Jackie—which looks fun to me, and includes Merritt Wever, who I think is great—will fix that soon enough). There was some sad news this week, and assorted reality TV drama, but mostly, all’s quiet on the west coast front.
The biggest news seemed to be Conan O’Brien ascending the throne of the Tonight Show. Did you see him? How do you think he did?
Our Far-Flung Correspondents
On a more self-involved note, we’ve been really happy to hear from readers and podcast listeners elsewhere in the world… we seem to have especially strong representation in Australia. Who’s outside the lower 48? Drop a comment below.
Overthinking: The Home Game
In other news: it’s summer. Overthinkers often take time off from our cushy academic gigs, freelance jobs, and obsessive compulsive twittering to catch up on TV shows they may have missed (Chuck, in my case), read *gasp* a book, or get married (two of our single bretheren have fallen this summer alone). We’re all taking some time off in the near future.
So we’re looking for guest writers. Whether you aspire to sit among the pantheon of Overthinkers or you just want to send in a post every now and again, if you subject the popular culture to a level of scrutiny it probably doesn’t deserve and can write about it in lucid, concise, entertaining prose, we’d love to hear from you. Email the editor with an idea for an article.
Something Strange in the Neighborhood
Finally, this coming Monday marks the 20th anniversary of one of our favorite films (and rebootable 80s franchises) ever. We’re celebrating with a theme week. Who you gonna call?