Regular subscribers of this newsletter know it takes me back to memories of riding bikes with friends, waiting for the ice cream truck and catching fireflies in a Mason jar.
That’s why I have to kick off this week with a time-travel series that speaks to my soul. May your future self enjoy it as much as I did.
What would you do if you met your 12-year-old self?
She’s a costar and I will say no more.
“Paper Girls” is now streaming on Amazon Prime.
‘Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin’
Here’s another new series about a group of young women. This one is very different but still flows with the nostalgia theme.
If you at all were a fan of the original “Pretty Little Liars,” you know to expect drama. This iteration features a group of girls who are living 20 years after a series of tragic events almost ripped their blue-collar town apart.
The teens find themselves being tormented by an unknown assailant set on making them pay for what their parents did, hence the “original sin” in the show title.
The first three episodes are streaming on HBO Max, which like CNN is part of Warner Bros. Discovery.
Remember Neil Patrick Harris as Barney Stinson in “How I Met Your Mother?”
I’ll never forget it, but I’m excited to embrace a new character.
In this new series, the actor plays a successful real estate agent who finds himself having to navigate New York City as a newly single gay man after losing the man he had thought was his soulmate.
“Uncoupled” is streaming on Netflix.
Two things to listen to
I mean, what more do I need to say other than Queen Bey?!?!?
Because trust me, it will be Bey all day.
We are ready, Queen.
The songs are Bob Marley’s “No Woman, No Cry” covered by Tems, “A Body, a Coffin” by Amaarae and “Soy” by Santa Fe Klan, and they have me anxiously awaiting the film’s arrival later this fall.
One thing to talk about
Let’s try this again.
Needless to say, people who had tickets were upset. I did not have tickets. I still do not have tickets.
But what I do have is hope that with the new dates — and eight additional ones — I have another chance to try to see one of my favorite singers in Sin City after all.
Something to sip on
Sorvino also portrayed gangster Frank Costello on “The Godfather of Harlem,” and while he had a multitude of incredible roles, no one portrayed a mob guy like he did.
“I’m really a very soft guy,” Sorvino said.
“When you give me this award, you honor my father, Paul Sorvino, who has taught me everything I know about acting,” she said at the time. “I love you very much, Dad.”
We loved him, too.