Last Week’s Episode: Thanksgiving Staycation

Last Week's Episode

It’s American Thanksgiving and I hope y’all are hunkered down, being safe, and having a nice meal today, even if you don’t celebrate. If you’re looking for a way to occupy your time because you’re not surrounded by relatives, there’s only one more day to check out the Native Cinema Showcase at the Nation Museum of the American Indian.

TV

Right after the announcement of a potential (non-Berlanti) Painkiller spin-off, Black Lightning gets the axe. The show will end after 4 seasons, and if we don’t get an extremely gay Outsiders spin-off they’re leaving money on the table. [Variety]

While Castiel loves Dean, Dean didn’t seem to reciprocate in the last season of Supernatural…but a clip of an official dub shows Dean DOES love Castiel, but only in Spanish. This has, of course, kicked off quite a bit of conspiracy theorizing and I say, carry on my wayward fans (sorry). [DailyDot]

The Expanse season 5 drops December 16th, but it’s already been renewed for one final season. However, Cas Anvar, investigated for sexual misconduct following allegations last year, won’t be returning with the rest of the cast for its sixth season. [TVLine]

You might be surprised to hear that Tosh.0 was still on the air, but not for much longer — it ends with it’s upcoming season 12. I wish Daniel Tosh well on his future of playing mean teachers in Nickelodeon original movies. [Deadline]

Patriot Act host Hassan Minhaj went viral for an interview clip where he discusses the double standards for actors of color versus white actors in terms of looks and style, humorously using Dax Shepard are an example. That prompted a response from Tamil writer Sangeetha, who summarized the complaints raised by women of color who worked on Minhaj’s show in a Medium post. Multiple former employees alleged the show was a hostile environment for them, despite its veneer of good politics, comparing it to Ellen. [Medium]

Variety has a good look at fan reaction to Gina Carano’s weird transphobic Twitter behavior and the casting of Rosario Dawson in an upcoming episode(s?) of The Mandalorian. A lawsuit was filed against Dawson in 2019 by a longtime family friend, Dedrek Finley. Finley voluntarily withdrew 18 of 20 accusations lodged against Dawson and her mother. “[T]he dropped claims included the accusations of misgendering and discrimination…The final two claims [involve] an alleged physical altercation between Finley and Dawson’s mother” and are still pending. [Variety]

Movies

Fans of Bob’s Burgers will want to check out Deadpool 3 — writers Wendy Molyneux and Lizzie Molyneux-Loeglin will be penning the upcoming Ryan Reynolds vehicle. The sisters’ current project The Great North was just renewed for a second season. [Deadline]

John Boyega continues to be the raddest, telling the BBC that after he criticized the treatment of characters of color in Star Wars in GQ, he had an “transparent, honest” conversation with Lucasfilm’s Kathleen Kennedy about race and Hollywood and Star Wars. Boyega was promoting Steve McQueen’s latest anthology project, Small Axe, which I am dying to check out (and which is streaming on Prime). [Deadline]

Bonus

If you’d like to treat yourself to something tasty and cutesy, check out these Baby Yoda deviled eggs (with avocado). [PopcornReviews]

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.

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