Last Week’s Episode: So Metaphorical

Last Week's Episode

With so much free time to watch whatever’s out in the world, I’m a little bereft that my household has now hit the 15th and final season of ER. That said, learn about all the sweet streaming that’s happening now, all the movies you’ll have to wait months to see, and more!


I love the style of the latest Lupin the Third film so I’m hype that it’s finally got a US distributor — while I want to see it in theatres I’m anticipating a streaming drop for this one first.

The voice cast of Avatar: The Legend of Korra continued the avatar’s journey with a table read of material from the Dark Horse comics. Janet Varney and Seychelle Gabriel, Korra and Asami respectively, got to be a little more romantic than they ever did on the show. [Nerdist]


If you’d like some twee scenarios featuring your fave TV characters reacting to coronavirus, then check this article where Vulture asked 37 showrunners/writers/etc. what their characters would be up to — including 30 Rock, Parks and Rec, and Fraiser. [Vulture]

Christopher Meloni is returning to Dick Wolf’s empire of shows, again as an NYPD officer who might even be Elliot Stabler — there are no details yet. Hopefully if it IS a show about Stabler he’s learned to stop slamming perps up against the wall and other civil rights violations. (Yes I’m fun at parties). [Deadline]

I missed the premiere of Vagrant Queen, the new SyFy show based on the comic by Magdalene Visaggio and Jason Smith, but it looked pretty dope for fans of other SyFy space dramas and I’m excited to catch up. Episode 3 lands this week. [Polygon]

CBS retroactively cut assistant hours as a response to the coronavirus, but walked it back after letters sent to staff were made public on Twitter (and of course, it was pointed out that doing so would be ~illegal). [THR]

Speaking of CBS, did you know it hasn’t had a Latino lead in a sitcom since Desi Arnaz? Anyway, Jaime Camil is changing that in their new series Broke. Based on a telenovela, Camil is one half of a formerly rich couple forced to movie in with his normie sister-in-law, played by Pauley Perrette (NCIS). [IndieWire]

Snowpiercer the series will drop two weeks earlier on TNT, premiering on May 17th. Daveed Diggs is my main draw here so thank you to TNT. [Hypable]


Sony has pushed release back on a handful of upcoming movies, including Jared Leto vehicle Morbius, Jason Reitman’s nostalgia-fest Ghostbusters: Afterlife, the Peter Rabbit sequel, and vaporware Tom Holland film Uncharted. [Variety]

Disney has also pushed back the theatrical release of a number of their projects: Black Widow, Eternals, Shang-Chi, and Th4r will all be delayed, along with Mulan. Poor Artemis Fowl won’t even premiere in theatres, dropping instead on Disney+. [CBR]

While you can’t watch any of these movies yet, you CAN watch Best Picture winner Parasite on Hulu (thankfully you’ve already missed the Jared Leto watch party). [IndieWire]

Don’t worry, director Cathy Yan (Birds of Prey) is already thinking about Poison Ivy for the sequel. [TheWrap]

Since SXSW was postponed, Amazon has partnered with the fest to stream the films meant to be featured for free over a ten day period. Excited to catch some indie work with this! [Polygon]


Starting Friday, April 10th, for 48 hours you’ll be able to pay for and stream Phoebe Waller-Bridges’ original stageshow Fleabag on Amazon Prime, AND raise money for coronavirus relief orgs. [THR]

What famous people have coronavirus? Starting with Tom Hanks, a parade of stars have tested positive for Covid-19, including Idris Elba (non-symptomatic), Daniel Dae Kim, Aaron Tveit, and Houston rapper Slim Thug. This list also includes all the celebrities who have tragically passed, which includes musicians John Prine and Fountains of Wayne’s Adam Schlesinger. [Vulture]

Ezra Miller appears to choke a woman in a video that looks like a fan encounter going too far — she approaches him playfully and he ends up grappling her to the ground.  [Variety]

Kat Overland

Kat Overland

Small press editor Kat Overland is a displaced Texan now living in Washington, DC, where she is perpetually behind on reading her pull list. She's a millennial, Latina, exhausted, and can often be spotted casually cosplaying America Chavez and complaining.