Happy Friday, friends. Any fun plans for the weekend?


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?

Book-Related Things

Coming Nov. 8, a new collection of short stories from Rainbow Rowell. (With stained edges and a ribbon bookmark!)

Onscreen Things

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

Multimedia Things

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.

Please don’t.

Miscellaneous Things

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.

Mandy (she/her) is a manager at a tech company who lives in Austin, TX, with her husband, son, and dogs. She loves superheroes and pretty much any show or movie with “Star” in the name.