idobi Network Running interviews into the ground since 1999 Mon, 02 Aug 2021 13:29:35 +0000 en Inbox Jukebox Presents: SOUNDR’s New Song “Mania” Fri, 30 Jul 2021 10:45:00 -0400 Tom SOUNDR’s new song “Mania” is a dark reflection of your innermost self wrapped up...

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Put the world on pause and lose yourself in today’s Inbox Jukebox Presents. SOUNDR’s new song “Mania” is a dark reflection of your innermost self wrapped up in gorgeous production and explosive choruses.

“Mania is about feeling like you have to hide pieces of yourself for people to love you,” SOUNDR says of the track. It swells and ebbs, flowing with a torrent of emotions, before breaking out into a wave of power. “It’s also kind of taunting in a way — saying “I’ve had way too many men who thought I’d be their kind of heaven.” It’s this weird duality of being almost proud of how appealing a manic phase can look outwardly, like you’ve fooled everyone? But I hate that it happens.”

“I was laying in bed staring at the ceiling dissociating a lot and feeling kinda pissed that I felt the need to hide my depression from everyone. I wrote the hook that night, got up the next morning and wrote and demo’d out the whole song in my home studio in maybe... an hour? I just kept doing one take until it felt right.”

You can feel the pain and bittersweet bite in each layer of "Mania"—the guitars build slowly, echoing and forming a soundscape for the chorus to burst into. The drums command your attention, turning the vibe up to the max. SOUNDR says that seeing others react to who she is fuels the fire of the song. “Being pissed that you aren’t always just okay and that no one sees both sides,” she continues. “Like look how beautiful my world is, but in my own head I’m a fucking mess. Which feels extremely frustrating and confusing.” 

That frustration bubbles through the track, culminating in a blazing anthem that will allow you to truly let loose and feel every part of how you’re feeling—no matter how manic. “The swing between high and low can be really hard to handle,” she says. “And ‘love’ became this weird cycle where you feel they only love you when you’re manic, and disconnected and wild. So ‘you become a slave to the mania,’ never showing the whole real you.” It’ll have you declaring “no more”—it’s time to show everyone who you truly are, with “Mania” as your mantra.

Fun Fact about SOUNDR:

“My favorite movie genre is horror. I love horror movie collectibles and Halloween. Halloween decor goes up at the latest around my birthday at the beginning of September. I would love to collect vintage horror film posters!" –SOUNDR

Keep up with SOUNDR:

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Fresh Pressed [new music friday] – 208 Fri, 30 Jul 2021 10:00:00 -0400 Tom What better way to kick off a weekend than with new music? Featuring new...

What better way to kick off a weekend than with new music? Fridays are always chock full of the latest songs and albums ready to be the soundtrack to everyone’s antics, and here you’ll find some of the week’s standout releases. Whether you’re ready to spin an anticipated song from a favorite artist or just taking a look at what’s out there, there’s a whole lot of tunes to dive right into. Who knows—maybe you’ll find your next obsession.

All Time Low
“PMA” (feat. Pale Waves)

There’s never a dull moment in All Time Low’s new single “PMA”, even when it may be one of their most laid back songs of late. Frontman Alex Gaskarth’s lyrics gush with honesty, while the feature from UK act Pale Waves adds a different element vocally.

New Found Glory

Working with Cartel’s Will Pugh on a new set of songs has proven to work out well for pop-punk heroes New Found Glory. “Backseat” is classic NFG, catchy and has an absolute killer bridge.

Angels & Airwaves
“Losing My Mind”

The dancey grooves and Tom Delonge’s soaring vocals are undeniable on the new Angels & Airwaves track “Losing My Mind”. While most of what we’ve heard from Lifeforms, their new LP, gears toward certified rock anthems, Tom & Co. dish out a pop banger here.


There’s a lot going on with PVRIS’ new single “Monster” but what’s most important is: It’s all fantastic. After the pop pivot on last year’s Use Me, Lynn Gunn makes a massive leap musically with an aggressive tune featuring a flurry of synths. It’s going to bring the roof down when it’s played live.

Meet Me @ the Altar
“Brighter Days (Are Before Us)”

Meet Me @ the Altar gets better and better with each new song. Gearing up for their debut EP, out next month, “Brighter Days (Are Before Us)” is an optimistic rocker on the harder side musically but is evened out with an A+ vocal melody.

Luke Hemmings

Luke Hemmings’ solo venture keeps moving with the breezy “Motion”. He instantly proved he could make it as a lone wolf with the debut track “Starting Line”, but the classic pop tones of this new cut helps to further mold his signature sound into something bold and exciting.

“Lay Me to Rest”

Ska-punk legends Zebrahead are unstoppable when they mash together a melodic chorus, frantic verses, and an explosive guitar solo. It’s what “Lay Me to Rest” is all about, and it also rings in their celebration of 25 years as a band. Sounds like the best is yet to come.

Dan + Shay

There’s a weird amount of soulfulness to Dan + Shay’s latest track “Lying”. If you’re expecting an extremely infectious country-pop song, you’ve clicked play on the right one. It’s got more twang than usual and is pretty refreshing for a D+S tune.

Billie Eilish
Happier Than Ever

Sophomore slump be damned; Billie Eilish perfects her craft on Happier Than Ever. The confident yet vulnerable LP is spread out across multiple styles, incorporating jazzy ballads followed by cuts headlined by dark electronic beats.

Silk Sonic

Silk Sonic, aka Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak, said they wouldn’t release another song ’til “Leave the Door Open” got overplayed. They weren’t kidding. It makes sense, since their new song “Skate” will have no problem taking its spot on the charts—the love letter to 70s R&B is produced beautifully and has that swagger the duo brings to the table so easily.

Take the Sadness Out of Saturday Night

Jack Antonoff might find most of his success in his work with other artists, but his solo stuff in Bleachers is where he saves the best writing and producing he has to offer. His third full-length, Take the Sadness Out of Saturday Night, packs endless 80s-nostalgia pop anthems (“Don’t Go Dark”) alongside vintage acoustic ballads (“Strange Behavior”).

Welcome 2 America

The first real posthumous album from Prince arrives in the form of Welcome 2 America. Originally created in 2010, the unearthed record is devoid of demos or old ideas from the 80s—it’s instead a full LP and it shows. It’s ripe with social commentary and timely concepts, making its release now all the more meaningful.

Other new releases:
Dolly Parton - “Sent From Above”
Aly & AJ - “I Need My Girl”
Monsta X - “Kiss or Death”
Third Eye Blind - “Box of Bones”
Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! - Gone are the Good Days
Logic - Bobby Tarantino III
BANNERS - It’s Gonna Be Ok EP
Creeper - American Noir
Raleigh Ritchie - “Say What You Mean”
UPSAHL - “Time of My Life”
Jungle - “Truth”
Alok & John Legend - “In My Mind”
Clean Bandit x Topic - “Drive (feat. Wes Nelson)”
Sleigh Bells - “Locust Laced”
Dermot Kennedy - “Better Days”
Skepta, J Balvin - “Nirvana”
Don Diablo, Galantis - “Tears For Later”
Jackson Wang, Internet Money - “Drive You Home”
DallasK - “Try Again (featuring Lauv)”
Mark Ronson - Watch the Sound (Official Soundtrack)
MØ - Kindness
Nao - “And Then Life Was Beautiful”
IV JAY - “Vibrate (feat. Pink Sweat$)”
NEEDTOBREATHE - Into The Mystery
Serena Isioma - “Really, Really”
Arlo Parks - “Too Good (Unknown Mortal Orchestra Remix)”
Zella Day - “Golden”
Amber Run - “I’m Tired”
Des Rocs - “MMC”


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Get to Know Weathers in their Tell Me Live Thu, 29 Jul 2021 16:00:00 -0400 Tom Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to sway to the sweet &...

Photo credit: Paige Sara

Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to sway to the sweet & seductive melodies of Weathers for their very own Tell Me Live

Every time you listen to Weathers you’re sucked right into the dark theatricality that runs through their music—and this stripped down performance makes their sound truly intimate. You won’t be able to resist stomping your foot to the beat and nodding your head to the truth of each song, including their sparkling new single “Karma”. 

In between performances they share some stories about hitting milestones as a band, reaching out to seek help, and even running at the speed of light. 

Dive into Weathers’ Tell Me Live video below—or catch the songs right now on idobi Radio + on idobi Anthm!


Keep up with Weathers:

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idobi Billboard in Toronto’s Yonge-Dundas Square – Sing It Your Way: idobi Hosts Campaign Thu, 29 Jul 2021 12:00:00 -0400 Tom Be honest, we’ve all sung along to a song when we have no idea...

Be honest, we've all sung along to a song when we have no idea what the actual lyrics are. idobi Radio’s Sing It Your Way: idobi Hosts Campaign celebrates that feeling when the speakers are thumping, you're dancing like no one's watching, and you're singing whatever sounds & feels right in the moment.

We took that feeling to Yonge-Dundas Square in Toronto and called on some of our hosts to rock out & rep everything idobi for a new billboard campaign! [photos below] Because we don't care if you don't know the words to all the songs we're playing, so long as you're listening to idobi Radio.

Catch our billboard in Yonge-Dundas Square in Toronto for the next few days and...

Don’t forget: Wrong lyrics are the best lyrics. Sing along on idobi.

“Sing It Your Way. Listen to idobi Radio” The Host Edition Credits:


Creative director: Sherin Nicole

Project managers: Alex Bear, Aud Lew

Video Director: Tommy Wooldridge 

Art Director/Photographer: Matty Vogel

MakeUp Artist: Nikki Carmela

Styling Assistant: Jamal East

Production Assistants: Nick Major, Jack Ryan

Motion designer: Jamal Sullivan


Bowie Jane

Katie Leclerc

Nick Major

Sasha Capelli 

Wesam Keesh

Yesod Williams


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Rise Rock n’ Shine Presents: Love Again – “Saratoga Streetlights” Thu, 29 Jul 2021 11:00:00 -0400 Tom Record-setting heat demands pool parties which, in turn, demand pool party tunes. “Saratoga Streetlights”...

Record-setting heat demands pool parties which, in turn, demand pool party tunes. “Saratoga Streetlights” is an ice-cold jam ready to complement your beach ball antics and water balloon skirmishes. As the band states, this song has been released “just in time for summer” and we couldn’t agree more!

San Antonio-based trio Love Again refer to it as the “lone summer jam” off their EP What I Left Behind. “Saratoga Streetlights” is a thumping, finely crafted cut that has us reeling. A ska scaffolding and punk interior is built upon a solid emo foundation. The master craftsmen accented the sound with electric wisps and soft xylophone notes. The finished danceable domicile allows us to weather the most brutal of summers in a level of comfort only damn good music can afford.

"We are excited to finally share with y’all the video for “Saratoga Streetlights”, the lone summer jam off our EP 'What I Left Behind'”

Lead singer and guitarist, Joseph Rodgriguez explains it is “a nostalgic party song dedicated to the city of Corpus Christi, Texas and the friends I made there during my college years.” This comes through in the down-to-Earth lyrics that are simultaneously personal and universal. Saratoga could be a campground, cul-de-sac, or neighborhood bar. Any place memories are made is easily conjured while screaming “we ran the streets” with a happy tear in your eye.

The accompanying video for “Saratoga Streetlights” is grounded and intimate, following a group of young adults as they make their way through a typical summer day. Moving from working a boring college/high-school job to a bonfire party, we catch glimpses of the band in a surfboard shop, presumably the only one in San Antonio. This meshes with Love Again’s intention: “We wanted the video to have an early 90’s coming of age movie vibe to it, something along the lines of Dazed and Confused.”

Throw some dogs on the grill and don’t forget the sunscreen when you break out the boombox to blast this bad boy at your next summer shindig!


Fun Fact about Love Again - "Saratoga Streetlights":

“We’ve partnered together with Young Giants Media and put together this awesome video for “Saratoga Streetlights” just in time for summer! ... We wanted the video to have an early 90’s coming of age movie vibe to it, something along the lines of Dazed and Confused. Luckily A.J. Garces and Ignacio Trevino from Young Giants Media took care of that for us.” - Love Again

Keep up with Love Again:

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Rise Rock n’ Shine: The Aquadolls + more tunes for later Thu, 29 Jul 2021 10:00:00 -0400 Tom Hey! Get up! Your dog is licking the drool from your pillow. It’s time...

Hey! Get up! Your dog is licking the drool from your pillow.

It's time to Rise Rock n' Shine...

Who: The Aquadolls are a So-Cal trio primed to blast off. Featuring surf-rock vibes alongside pop-punk vocals, these witty women excel at blending genres and garnering attention they rightfully deserve. They have opened for the likes of Pennywise and Kate Nash, while preparing to open for Jimmy Eat World this weekend in Chi-town.

What: “Disappearing Girl” is ready to haunt your summer romance.

Why: The opening guitar lick is a deep, fuzzy invitation to a feeling somehow both nostalgic and fresh. We had the most fun untangling the poetic threads in the lyrics and rhymes through repeated listens; finding the song’s tapestry is a heady, warm reward.

FFO: idobi Radio

Find The Aquadolls on Instagram, Facebook, Youtube and Twitter.

“Our new song “Disappearing Girl” was written about being in a relationship but not being able to put your full heart into it. No matter how hard you want it to work out, sometimes things just aren't meant to be. The song was recorded at the beginning of 2020 and we’ve been waiting to share it with you! We hope this becomes your new summer jam, and that you can connect to it as much as we do. At the end of the day, don’t be afraid to get lost in the music and just… disappear.“ - The Aquadolls



We are so excited about our Tell Me Live with Weathers later today, we just had to make sure you know about it Right Now! Weathers takes some time between an idobi-exclusive acoustic set to chat with us about some things happy, some things heavy, and some things hilarious. Don’t miss out when Tell Me Live with Weathers premieres today at 4PM Eastern simultaneously on idobi Radio, idobi Anthm, the idobi YouTube, AND right here on!


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HIGHKEY AS F#%K WITH WATERPARKS! Thu, 29 Jul 2021 04:15:00 -0400 Tom Cancel your Friday plans because Waterparks is taking over idobi Radio and taking your...

Cancel your Friday plans because Waterparks is taking over idobi Radio and taking your calls!

Starting Friday at 7PM ET they’ll be giving you an inside look into their favorite songs on Greatest Hits! The guys will also be handing out tickets to their A Night Out On Earth Tour...but we’ll let them tell you the criteria to win. It’s your chance to ask Waterparks your questions AND maybe get tickets for their North American tour. So you’d better be listening!

We’ll be telling you the number to call right at 7PM ET / 4PM PT so check back here OR follow idobi Radio on Twitter and Instagram—it’ll be in our story.

And don’t forget to tune-in for ‘Highkey as F#%k’ hosted by Waterparks at 7PM ET right here:


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News Flashes 07.28.21: Arthur, TURNSTILE, A Great Big Pile of Leaves Wed, 28 Jul 2021 12:17:54 -0400 Tom oday we've got the scoop on PBS Kids show Arthur coming to an end,...

[Left Clockwise: Photo by Jimmy Fontaine, Photo via PBS]

Today we've got the scoop on PBS Kids show Arthur coming to an end, TURNSTILE dropping a new song and video, and A Great Big Pile of Leaves releasing a new track.

Arthur Is Ending

Photo via PBS

After 25 glorious seasons of the hit PBS Kids show, Arthur is coming to an end. The final season of the iconic children’s series is set to debut in the winter of 2022. The news comes after an interview with Kathy Waugh, who developed the show from the books by Marc Brown. She shared on the Finding DW podcast, “Arthur is no longer in production. We had our wrap party two years ago.” She continued by adding, “I think [PBS] made a mistake, and I think Arthur should come back and I know I’m not alone in thinking they made a mistake. I don’t know if it was a ratings issue or if it felt like it needed to be retired. To me, it felt evergreen, like it was never going to end but it did end, we finished the last episode, season 25, two years ago.”

Carol Greenwald, executive producer of the show, confirmed the news to Deadline but shared that Arthur would be available on PBS Kids for many years into the future. While we’d like to have some words with the team on this decision, we at least find some peace in knowing kids will understand that “having fun isn’t hard when you’ve got a library card” for years to come. 

TURNSTILE Drop New Track + Video


TURNSTILE is back with another new single off of their upcoming album GLOW ON. The band dropped “BLACKOUT” today along with an animated music video to accompany it. GLOW ON comes out August 27, pre-order it here.

A Great Big Pile Of Leaves Reveals New Single


Indie-rock trio, A Great Big Pile of Leaves has released their new single titled “Hit Reset” off of their upcoming album Pono. The forthcoming album, in partnership with Topshelf Records, will be the band’s first in eight years. Pono is set to drop August 13 and you can pre-order it here


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News Flashes 07.27.21: Live-Action Pokémon Series, Cooking With Paris, Simone Biles Tue, 27 Jul 2021 14:15:17 -0400 Tom Today we've got a new live-action Pokémon series in the works, Cooking With Paris...

[Top Left Clockwise: Photo via Everett Collection, Photo by Kit Karzen/Netflix, Photo by Fernando Frazão/Agência Brasil]

Today we've got a new live-action Pokémon series in the works, Cooking With Paris coming to Netflix, and Simone Biles withdrawing from the team final at the Tokyo Olympics.

Live Action Pokémon Series On The Way 

Courtesy of Everett Collection

We might be getting a live action Pokémon series according to Variety. Sources told the outlet that the new project is in the early stages of development at Netflix and that Joe Henderson is set to write as well as executive produce. The series is expected to be similar to the recent live-action movie Detective Pikachu

Cooking With Paris Coming To Netflix 


Paris Hilton
is taking “that’s hot” to an entirely different level by heading to the kitchen in her new Netflix series titled Cooking With Paris. This isn’t your typical cooking show where you learn a new recipe from a trained chef. Paris, with the help of some celebrity friends, will try new ingredients, navigate some new recipes and figure out how to use some exotic kitchen appliances. Her special guests include Kim Kardashian West, Demi Lovato, Nikki Glaser, Saweetie, Lele Pons, Nicky Hilton, and Kathy Hilton. Cooking With Paris hits Netflix August 4. 

Simone Biles Pulls Out Olympic Team Final 

Photo by Fernando Frazão/Agência Brasil

Earlier today it was announced that Simone Biles had withdrawn from the women’s team gymnastics final at the Tokyo Olympics. Initially it was reported that it was due to injury but later on she shared that it was due to mental health concerns. Biles said to reporters, "I have to focus on my mental health and not jeopardize my health and well-being." She continued by adding, “I was like: I think the girls need to do the rest of the competition without me. They were like 'I promise you'll be fine, we watched you warm-up'. But I said 'no, I know I am going to be fine but I can't risk a medal for the team and I need to call it.” 

The United States team consisting of Grace McCallum, Jordan Chiles, Simone Biles, and Sunisa Lee have been awarded silver in the Women's Gymnastic Artistic Team All-Around at the Tokyo Olympics. 


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Watch This Week – 7/26/21 Mon, 26 Jul 2021 18:30:00 -0400 Tom Properties featured: Motherland: Fort Salem, Love is Blind: After the Altar, Tattoo Redo, Grown-ish,...

This week: Motherland: Fort Salem, Love is Blind: After the Altar, Tattoo Redo, Grown-ish, Jungle Cruise, Central Park, Outer Banks, Centaurworld, The Pursuit of Love

Motherland: Fort Salem

“My 3 Dads” - Season 2, Episode 6
Tues July 27 - 10PM
On Freeform

Photo: Freeform/Jeff Petry

The Bellweather Unit heads home for a break...but they don’t get quite the welcome they’re expecting. Raelle (Taylor Hickson) brings Tally (Jessica Sutton) to the Cession to see her father, giving Tally a glimpse into a different way of life. And Abigail (Ashley Nicole Williams) takes Adil (Tony Giroux) to meet her family—but they have other plans. By removing the cadets from their Army home, you get to see new layers to them and the history they carry with every step. It’s a bittersweet reprieve from the darkness looming over the witches—for how long? Meanwhile, Anacostia (Demetria McKinney) and Scylla (Amalia Holm) disagree on their next steps...but bigger things threaten to derail everything. “My 3 Dads” is like the calm before the storm—you can feel trouble brewing but you still won’t be able to stop the adrenaline rush when the thrilling action finally hits.

Motherland: Fort Salem airs on Freeform tomorrow.


From Freeform:
Raelle brings Tally home to the Cession, where they struggle with the past. Abigail is confronted with pressure from her family when Adil accompanies her home.

Love is Blind: After the Altar

Season 1
Wed July 28
On Netflix

Photo courtesy of Netflix © 2021

Love is Blind is a series that kept us entertained through the beginnings of lockdown and now it’s back to give us an update. Find out where the couples from S1 are now—are they still together? What scandals have happened in the two years since they first met? And will there be the sparks of some new romances? We won’t spoil anything, of course, but it’s no surprise that there will be plenty of drama and hijinks from singles and couples alike. Pour yourself a glass of red and make your predictions, while enjoying the TV series equivalent to stalking your ex’s Insta to see what they’re up to now.

Love is Blind: After the Altar hits Netflix on Wednesday.


From Netflix:
In Netflix’s Love is Blind: After the Altar, the season one cast is back for an anniversary party you won't want to miss. For three episodes, catch up with your favorite couples and singles as they settle back into their daily lives in Atlanta. How will Amber and Barnett feel about seeing Jessica? Will Diamond and Carlton ever make amends? Who might make a surprise appearance? And who won’t even show up for the party because of all the drama that’s happened in the past two years? Ultimately, when it comes to love, the experiment never ends.

Tattoo Redo

Season 1
Wed July 28
On Netflix

Photo courtesy of Netflix © 2021

Netflix is trying to get on the tattoo fixers* game with Tattoo Redo. The series brings in clients who have some of the most ridiculous & regretted tatts you’ve ever seen—and challenges its team of tattoo artists to fix each one. But there’s a twist! Each client brings their friend/loved one along for the ride…who gets to choose what the coverup tattoo will look like. And no one can see the ink ’til it’s done. Yikes! Will their relationships last after seeing the tattoo redo? Place your bets now. It’s fun seeing everyone involved squirm—whether from secondhand embarrassment or…y’know…a needle—and the artists are pros at covering up. The big reveals are pretty cool and hearing the wild stories behind the original tattoos will have you giggling. And it’ll make you think twice before getting your next piece of body art.

*(note: This show is a riff on Tattoo Fixers meets Just Tattoo of Us, two popular British TV shows with extremely similar concepts. Watch those too to give yourself a crash course on what not to tattoo).

Watch Tattoo Redo on Netflix on Wednesday.


From Netflix:
When terrible tattoos are too much to bear…you cover them up. Five of the most talented tattoo artists in the business take on some of the most embarrassing tattoos and turn them into amazing masterpieces. While comedian and host Jessimae Peluso teases the clients over their lack of judgment, in a fun twist, what they don’t know is that the person that brought them in is going to choose the Tattoo Redo! Will they love it or hate it?


“Daddy Lessons” - Season 4, Episode 4
Thurs July 29 - 8PM
On Freeform

Photo: Freeform/Tiffany Roohani

College is a place where kids can have fun figuring out who they are without any real guidance from their parents. But when college students let loose a little too much…it’s time for the grown-ups to step in. Yup, jail time, pregnancy, or academic probation ain’t half as scary as an angry parent. So Zoey (Yara Shahidi) is in for a shock when her dad (Anthony Anderson) shows up at her house. His visit causes Vivek (Jordan Buhat) to consider how his parents will react to his recent brush with the law. Getting to see Dre give out a few life lessons in his own hilarious yet heartfelt way is great to watch; seeing the grown-ish crew learn to take responsibility for their actions is even better. “Daddy Lessons” makes the heart and family element of grown-ish shine while setting the crew on a new step toward growing up.

Grown-ish airs on Freeform on Thursday.


From Freeform:
After learning about his expulsion, Vivek dreads telling his parents about his failures. Dealing with the aftermath of Mexico, Dre questions Zoey’s recent choices. Meanwhile, Doug meets Kiela, a new resident at Hawkins.

 Jungle Cruise

Fri July 30
On Disney+ 

Photo © 2021 Disney Enterprises, Inc.

It’s a wonder that after close to 20 years Disney has [in The Rock’s voice] FINALLY made another movie based on a ride that is as fun and good as the first Pirates of the Caribbean. I was starting to lose faith and I think the Mouse did as well as they pivoted to remakes of their classics and buying up Marvel and Lucasfilm. But leave it to Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt to really turn it around with Jungle Cruise(read Julian Lytle's review)

Jungle Cruise debuts on Disney+ on Friday.


From Disney:
Join fan favorites Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt for the adventure of a lifetime on Disney’s “Jungle Cruise,” a rollicking thrill-ride down the Amazon with wisecracking skipper Frank Wolff and intrepid researcher Dr. Lily Houghton. Lily travels from London, England to the Amazon jungle and enlists Frank’s questionable services to guide her downriver on La Quila—his ramshackle-but-charming boat. Lily is determined to uncover an ancient tree with unparalleled healing abilities—possessing the power to change the future of medicine. Thrust on this epic quest together, the unlikely duo encounters innumerable dangers and supernatural forces, all lurking in the deceptive beauty of the lush rainforest. But as the secrets of the lost tree unfold, the stakes reach even higher for Lily and Frank and their fate—and mankind’s—hangs in the balance.

Central Park

“Sir Bricks a Lot” - Season 2, Episode 8
Fri July 30
On Apple TV+

Photo courtesy of Apple Studios

The Tillermans are considering moving (we know, we’re crying in horror too). Together they figure out this huge decision through…Lego bricks. Yup. They each play out their fantasy for a new life using Lego figurines and they dream BIG with some poppin’ musical numbers. Which makes for a fun detour kind of episode where bricks rule and dreams are limitless (especially when Cole is writing them). “Sir Bricks a Lot” is a seemingly fun and fluffy Central Park episode but it pushes the Tillerman family’s boundaries in its own quirky way. What will they decide? Well, you’ll just have to watch and enjoy the journey for yourself.

Watch Central Park on Friday on Apple TV+.


From Apple:
When Owen considers a new job in Connecticut, the family uses Cole’s toys to imagine what their lives would be like if they moved out of the park.

Outer Banks

Season 2 
Fri July 30
On Netflix

Photo: Jackson Lee Davis/Netflix © 2021

John B (Chase Stokes) & Sarah (Madelyn Cline) are on the run. They’re wanted back home but managed to escape during an intense storm that should have killed them. Now they’re in the Bahamas laying low while still looking for the $400 million treasure. But they’re being followed and are forced to make some desperate promises they may not be able to keep. Back at home, JJ (Rudy Pankow) & the rest of the Pogues try to figure out how to clear John B’s name and get Rafe (Drew Starkey) to confess…but they don’t realize how much danger they’re in. If you thought the revelations and drama were high in S1, you’re in for a wild ride as there are kidnappings, blackmail, and a prize worth killing for (and that’s just the tip of the iceberg). Anchors away and set sail for Outer Banks—just prepare for a whole lot of mystery & theatrics.

Outer Banks returns to Netflix on Friday.


From Netflix:
Outer Banks is a coming of age story that follows a tight-knit group of local teens (the “Pogues”) in the beach vacation destination of the Outer Banks of North Carolina. After their near-death escape, Season Two finds John B & Sarah on the run - and in over their heads - in the Bahamas. New friends also bring new foes as they’re back on the trail of the gold, while the stakes for Kiara, Pope, and JJ rapidly escalate at home. The $400M is still in the game, but will the uncovering of a new-found secret reunite the group for a fresh mission? The adventure of a lifetime awaits, but uncharted waters ahead mean our Pogues must do all they can to make it out alive.


Season 1
Fri July 30
On Netflix

Photo courtesy of Netflix © 2021

What do you get if you cross Adventure Time with Bojack Horseman? It’d be something close to the vibe of Centaurworld—but you’d need to add in some extra strange sauce & sparkle. In this story a war horse is fighting with her rider in the midst of battle...until she gets magically transported into another realm. That realm is a mystical rainbow-hued acid-trip full of centaurs of all shapes and sizes and weirdness. Once Horse (Kimiko Glenn) stops screaming and realizes she’s not having a bizarre candy-fueled dream, she’s taken in by some curious but loving (and definitely oddball) centaurs who want to help her even if they don’t quite know who...or what...she is. 

As they head on a journey to help Horse find her way back home, she learns more about herself than she ever imagined as her newfound friends encourage her to embrace her inner magic. Centaurworld is definitely a trip but once you get over the initial WTF-ery of the centaurs, this series settles into a fun adventure filled with lots of heart and plenty of musical detours (because in Centaurworld you sing your feelings…obviously). Don’t try to wrap your head around it, just relax and get swept up in this offbeat but totally amusing experience.

Stream Centaurwold on Friday, only on Netflix.


From Netflix:
Centaurworld follows a war horse who is transported from her embattled world to a strange land inhabited by silly, singing centaurs of all species, shapes, and sizes. Desperate to return home, she befriends a group of these magical creatures and embarks on a journey that will test her more than any battle she's ever faced before.

The Pursuit of Love

Season 1
Fri July 30
On Amazon Prime Video

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Life for women pre-WWII was pretty grim (you could argue it still sucks but we don’t have time to get into that today). Everything about the life of a young woman revolved around preparing for marriage to a respectable suitor. Love was hard to find, particularly in the middle–upper classes where matches were made based on money and status. The Pursuit of Love is a witty and wry observation of what life and relationships were like back then. The series focuses on cousins Linda (Lily James) and Fanny (Emily Beecham) who have different ideas of what they want for their future. As they court eligible bachelors and attempt to avoid their uncle’s madcap beliefs about education and hunting, they share real and deeply funny commentary with each other, often whispered in the sanctuary of the linen cupboard. And as they grow and find their own identities beyond the walls of their Alconleigh home, the show takes on wider worldviews and moves through eras, ever narrated by Fanny with a wink. The Pursuit of Love is whimsical and sharply insightful, bringing light tones to often tragic situations, making for a charming watch for any period-drama lover or, indeed, anyone looking for an entertaining vignette into how women lived their lives during times society tried its best not to let them.

The Pursuit of Love comes to Amazon Prime Video on Friday.


From Amazon:
The Pursuit of Love follows the friendship between cousins Linda and Fanny, which will be put to the test as Fanny settles for a steady life and Linda decides to follow her heart.


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