Question of the week: What fun things are you looking forward to in 2023?


Stephanie kicked off our recap of the new streaming adaptation of video game The Last of Us, which she really loved—both the game and the show—and Mandy W. covered the timely and humorous Loot in this week’s Stream It.

And in this week’s Book Reports:

Book-Related Things

The HarperCollins Union strike continues. Here’s “What You Don’t Know About the HarperCollins Strike.” And if you’re so inclined, learn how/where to donate to the strike hardship fund here.


“31 Of The Most Anticipated Winter YA Books.”

Onscreen Things

This headline is a wild ride: “Netflix Lands eOne’s ‘They Both Die At The End’ Series Adaptation From ‘Bridgerton’ Creator Chris Van Dusen With Bad Bunny Executive Producing.” (Read Brian’s review of the book here.)

Check out this trailer for Yellowjackets season two! (And read’s Sarah’s post about the first season here.)

The final season of Riverdale begins March 29 and the final season of Nancy Drew May 31. 

Meryl Streep has joined the next season of Only Murders in the Building.

Social Media Things

(Peep our Last of Us content here and our Stranger Things content here.)

Baby Pedro! (Although there’s no mistaking that voice.)


A 24 year old Pedro Pascal guest starring in Season 4 Episode 1 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. #buffythevampireslayer #pedropascal #sarahmichellegellar #tvshow

♬ original sound – 🎬

(Check out the rest of our Buffy content here.)


(See the rest of our Twilight content here.)

Best one of these I’ve seen so far.

Miscellaneous Things

“The Key To Scooby-Doo’s Longevity Is That It’s Never Stopped Changing.”

This is an excellent interview with Sarah Michelle Gellar.

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.