Okay, so Ted Lasso's latest episode spends nearly the entire episode with Coach Beard in the most bizarre and dream-like episode. It was not a bad episode. I also know that it is one of two episodes that Apple added to the mix because it requested 12 episodes instead the 10 it had previously drawn. Although the Christmas episode was the best, I wish we had gotten to know Beard better. He listens more than I speak seems like a saying that could become his mantra.
The Morning Show is back, and the first episode felt rushed to get certain characters to do the things we as viewers know they must in order for the show to continue. It will be interesting to watch, as it was a show that struggled to find its rhythm in season 1. However, the first episode felt more chaotic than usual. To be honest, Billy Crudup is what keeps me coming back to the show; he makes Cory such an amiable weasel.
This week's trailers feature a dysfunctional family and a serial killer. These roundups are always varied, but I don't deny that.
The Roy family is now in their third season of the squirmiest streaming show about poor people (yes, even worse than you, White Lotus). The central plot of the third season is the fallout from Kendall's bombshell. It will be the Roys deciding which side to take and how to keep their family's business from going under. In this trailer, Cousin Greg looks awkward and tells Kendall that he is the top trending topic ahead tater tots. For the next season, Adrien Brody (a billionaire activist investor) and Alexander Skarsgard (tech founder and CEO) have joined the show. Jeremy Strong and Sarah Snook return to Succession in the third season. The show will air on HBO Max October 17th.
Although I didn't know this was a Christmas show, let's not forget it. After the events in Avengers: Endgame, Hawkeye returns to Clint Barton's life. He is just trying to have a good time in New York City when he finds a new vigilante with a bow. This trailer is a bit humorous, which is a good thing as it's a first for the character. Jeremy Renner and Hailee Steinfeld star in Hawkeye. It will be available on Disney Plus November 24th.
Netflix's serial killer/stalker nextdoor finds his perfect match in season 2. Joe and Love become parents, which seems a bit problematic. Joe has a fixation on a new target and Love isn't happy about it. Penn Badgley and Victoria Pedretti return to season 3 with Saffron burrows, Travis Van Winkle and Travis Van Winkle joining Scott Speedman, McManus and Shannon Chan-Kent. Ben Menhl, Chris OShea and Ben Menhl are also back. Netflix will bring You back on October 15th.
Guillermo del Toro, Nightmare Alley's director, stated in an interview with Vanity Fair that Nightmare Alley was not a supernatural movie, based on William Lindsay Gresham's 1946 novel. It's not surprising that people would make this assumption, given his work. The story centers on a former carnival worker and con man who claims he can read minds. Bradley Cooper, Cate Blanchett and Toni Collette are part of the all-star cast. Ron Perlman, David Straithairn, Ron Perlman and Richard Jenkins round out the stellar cast. Nightmare Alley will be in theaters December 17th.
West Side Story
Although we saw a teaser of Steven Spielberg's West Side Story adaptation in May, this trailer is the first official one. I find it somewhat confusing that the trailer focuses solely on the plot of what is perhaps the most well-known American movie, which is based on a Shakespeare play. We get to see some of the dance numbers, as well as some wisdom from Rita Moreno. Anita was in the 1961 original film and played a small part in this remake. She also served as a consultant for Spielberg. West Side Story will be in theaters on December 10th. It stars Ansel Elgort and Rachel Zegler as well as Ariana DeBose and Mike Faist.
Bonus: Foundation trailer for the first look
We have less than a week before the massive series launches on Apple TV Plus. This trailer features commentary from Jared Harris and Leah Harvey as well as comments from writer David S. Goyer who called Foundation (the book), the greatest piece of science fiction ever written. Foundation's first episode will be released on September 24th.