Muppets Now, Dominic Fike & More | In Review & Out Today

Kermit, Fozzie, Miss Piggy, Gonzo, Animal, Beaker, Walter — they’re all here!

Welcome to the very last day of July — and depending on how the upcoming election goes, maybe it’s the very last day of the very last July — I guess we’ll see!


But yo, holiday coffee creamers are officially showing up in stores already and I don’t know how I'm supposed to feel about it. I definitely know I don’t want to get any sugar cookie and peppermint shit yet — not until at least November. But damn do I want to tap into some pumpkin spice already? Is that too crazy? August - October for pumpkin spice? Am I supposed to go the entire month of August just seeing it on shelves and internally teasing myself? I haven’t decided yet.


Onward with these bullets.


  • Skater XL is officially out and the negative responses I’ve seen thus far are from people that simply don’t get it or did not follow this game leading up to this point and thought they were getting something different. Guys, this is a skateboarding sim — there’s not story, collectibles or anything like that. This game is meant to skate around, make clips and just live that skater life, dawg. I’m loving everything about it.


  • Not gonna lie, I also jumped into Rocket Arena this week because it was on sale for $5 on the PSN and I am not regretting that purchase at all. What a fun little game that not enough people are playing. I’m fucking trash at it but I’m determined to get better. Play this game, y’all!


  • Also released this week was Destroy All Humans which I got hooked up with a code for so I’ll be checking that out soon, Grounded on Game Pass which HK tells me is very fun but I don’t know if I’ll get a chance to get around to, and Cuphead on PS4 which was a dope surprise but also fuck that game for being so, so beautiful but so, so hard. I JUST WANT TO PLAY YOU, GIVE ME A BABY MODE.


  • I’ve been listening to Taylor Swift’s new album a stupid amount — it truly is her finest work despite the fact that there are two tracks I could probably do without. It’s near-perfect and will end up in my top ten, possibly even top five albums of the year when these next five months come to an end. (FINALLY)


  • Honestly I also just want to say that you all need to watch Queer Eye. It’ll make you a better human being for doing so. It’s Netflix’s greatest gift to us. Stranger Things is right there with it but man, Queer Eye just gets it.


The new shit:


Music:

Dominic Fike - What Could Possibly Go Wrong (Album)

Beyonce - The Lion King: The Gift [Deluxe Edition] (Album)

Alanis Morissette - Such Pretty Forks In The Road (Album)

Brandy - B7 (Album)

Touche Amore - “Limelight” (Single)

Travis Barker - “Forever (feat. Run the Jewels)” (Single)

Shlohmo - “Looking At Plants” (Single)

The Neighborhood - “Cherry Flavoured” (Single)

Jorja Smith - “By Any Means” (Single)

DaBaby - “NO DRIBBLE (feat. Stunna 4 Vegas)” (Single)

Sam Smith - “My Oasis (feat. Burna Boy)” (Single)


Television:

Black Is King (Disney+)

Muppets Now (Disney+)

The Umbrella Academy (Netflix)

Sugar Rush (Netflix)

Seriously Single (Netflix)

Ger Even (Netflix)

The Go-Go’s (Showtime)

The Last Narc (Prime)

Martha Knows Best (HGTV)


Film:

I Used To Go Here (VOD)

The Fight (VOD)

Summerland (VOD)


Games:

Naught (PS4, Switch)

Family Mysteries: Poisonous Promises (Xbox One, Switch)

Fairy Tail (PS4, Switch)

Cat Quest + Cat Quest II Pawsome Pack (PS4, Switch)

Castlestorm II (PS4, Xbox One, Switch)

Heroes of Hammerwatch- Ultimate Edition (Xbox One)

Seasons of The Samurai (Xbox One)

Lost Wing (Switch)

Swim Out (Xbox One)

Dodo Peak (Switch)

Paint Your Pet (Switch)

Nicole (Switch)

The Executioner (Switch)

FootGoal! Tike Taka (Switch)

Tiny Racer (Switch)


As for what I’d recommend this week — I’m excited to check out this Dominic Like album. The singles were great and I’m hoping it’s just a chill summer kind of album. Not expecting a masterpiece or anything, just something enjoyable to get me through this last month of this heat.


Also, as a fan of the Muppets and an absoLUTE backer of the Jason Segel film, I am HEERREE for this Muppets Now show on Disney+. Bring on those puppet people and Walter and the wacka wacka and all that. Busting out mega bed immediately when I get home, ordering pho from the best local joint that’s finally re-opening for the first time since March and just gonna thrive for a bit, that’s all.


Enjoy yourselves this weekend people. Stay inside away from killer mosquitos but stay outside away from all the covid particles.


Stay in bed, basically.


Wait, where’s that new Kanye album?

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