Unquestionably, the best thing on TV this past week has been The White Lotus season 2 return. A lot of attention is placed on the monied nature of the characters or some of the breakout actors like Murray Bartlett in season one and/or Jennifer Coolidge. And, of course, the peen. But where that show absolutely sings for me is something that doesn't really get referenced enough is just the show's vibe.

Season one captured that relaxed Hawaiian vibe perfectly for me. And now with season two there's a vibe shift, but it's just to the similar Mediterranean summer vibes. And. I. Am. Feeling. Them.

Sometimes a good vibe is all a show actually needs.


At three seasons, when does Young Rock just become The Rock? And why do we still not have the promised Young Larry show?


returning tv:

The Mosquito Coast (s02), Titans (s04),  Young Royals (s02), The Dragon Prince (s04), Manifest (s04), The White Lotus (s02), Young Rock (s03)


new tv:

Blockbuster - Netflix

Stars: Randall Park, Melissa Fumero, JB Smoove
Operating the last Blockbuster Video store in the United States, Timmy Yoon and his employees fight to stay relevant.

SAS: Rogue Heroes - BBC1

Stars: Connor Swindells, Jack O'Connell, Alfie Allen
During World War II, eccentric young officer David Stirling is hospitalised in Cairo after a training exercise accident. Bored, he starts thinking that the accepted war methods are wrong and hits on a radical plan. He fights for permission to recruit the toughest, boldest and brightest soldiers for a small undercover unit that will create mayhem behind enemy lines. More rebels than soldiers, Stirling's team are every bit as complicated, flawed and reckless as they are astonishingly brave and heroic.

Urban Legend - Travel Channel

Stars: Emily Cole, Felipe Aukai, Bernadette Medhurst
Under the creative guidance of acclaimed director Eli Roth, URBAN LEGEND is a nightmarish anthology series that showcases classic urban legends as you’ve never seen them before. Each episode is a mini-horror film cinematically crafted to deliver a hyper-suspenseful and tension-fueled experience.

Lookism - Netflix

Its story revolves around a high-school student who can switch between two bodies: one fat and ugly, and the other fit and handsome.

movies:

Enola Holmes 2 - Netflix

Stars: Millie Bobby-Brown, Henry Cavill
Enola Holmes takes on her first case as a detective, but to unravel the mystery of a missing girl, she'll need some help from friends -- and brother Sherlock.

The Independent - Peacock

Stars: Jodie Turner-Smoth, Brian Cox, John Cena, Ann Dowd
A young journalist discovers a conspiracy involving a U.S. Presidential candidate that could change the election and the fate of the country.

Weird: The Al Yankovic Story - Roku

Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Rainn Wilson
The unexaggerated true story about the greatest musician of our time. From a conventional upbringing where playing the accordion was a sin, "Weird Al" Yankovic rebels and makes his dream of changing the words to world-renowned songs come true. An instant success and sex symbol, Al lives an excessive lifestyle and pursues an infamous romance that nearly destroys him.

My Policeman - Amazon Prime Video

Stars: Harry Styles, Emma Corrin
Tom, a policeman in 1950s Britain, falls in love with a schoolteacher on the Brighton coast. However, he soon begins a passionate same-sex affair with a museum curator, in spite of homosexuality being illegal.

Causeway - Apple TV+

Stars: Harry Styles, Emma Corrin
Tom, a policeman in 1950s Britain, falls in love with a schoolteacher on the Brighton coast. However, he soon begins a passionate same-sex affair with a museum curator, in spite of homosexuality being illegal.


What a week, am I right? Thankfully, it is over now and a weekend of sitting around flicking around on your TV awaits!