Happy Friday, friends. Any fun plans for the weekend?
ICYMI on FYA
Stephanie leaned into Olympics nostalgia and over-the-top humor with The Bronze, this week’s Stream It of choice.
And have you read this week’s Book Reports?
- Stephanie checked out V.E. Schwab’s Gallant, a novel that would be a good intro for a YA into the world of gothic literature.
- Rosemary reviewed Amanda Elliot’s Sadie on a Plate, a romance novel that is “more tasty business than sexy business.
- And I read Anna-Marie McLemore’s Lakelore, which—while deeply magical and including important themes—was ultimately underwhelming.
Coming Nov. 8, a new collection of short stories from Rainbow Rowell. (With stained edges and a ribbon bookmark!)
Netflix has canceled The Baby-Sitters Club after only two seasons. (If you want to dull the pain while rewatching season 1, we’ve got a drinking game.) Here are Vulture’s thoughts on the cancellation.
In better (renewal) news, Abbott Elementary is getting another season.
The first trailer for the upcoming Ms. Marvel series is here (and it looks awesome):
Speaking of awesome, this trailer for Netflix’s adaptation of Alice Oseman’s Heartstopper comic:
This Lost City interview includes a tidbit about Magic Mike 3 being “a reverse-role PrettyWoman” in London.
Selena Gomez is, apparently, developing a Sixteen Candles with a comedy spin.
Here’s what’s known about the upcoming Netflix adaptation of Jonathan Stroud’s Lockwood & Co.
Amazon’s ordered a series based on Harlan Coben’s Shelter.
There is no lie.
The amount of “hot takes” surrounding Turning Red that show how clueless people truly are is pretty astounding.
Applicable to this time of year …
This has been around before, but like Tom Holland’s “Umbrella” performance, it’s a must-share, whenever.
Sadly unsurprising: “Study Finds Women, People of Color Still Underrepresented as Movie Leads.”
Related: “Only 7% of Movies in 2021 Featured More Women than Men, Study Finds.”
“Book Bans Affect Everybody — Here’s How You Can Help.”
What’d we miss? Add your fave distractions of the week in the comments.