Earlier this month, Katy Perry was announced as the newest American Idol judge — which, for some, was surprising news. The series, tentatively scheduled to relaunch with its 16th season in March 2018, is in the midst of a serious overhaul, with even mainstay Simon Cowell having jumped ship. So why would a major A-list star like Katy Perry step in? It doesn’t make sense. Except that it does. Especially if you were paying attention to Perry’s official statement.
There are many jokes to be made about Baywatch. There’s its long legacy of slow-motion running. There’s its swimsuits, its Barbie doll tie-ins, and the pandemonium that revolved almost exclusively around the beaches of Los Angeles County. Baywatch was dramatic, excessive and unapologetically over-the-top. In that way, the beach-bound action series became a brilliant soap opera while nobody was paying attention.
There's this clip from Happy Valley my friend Rebecca posted the week Trump won the election. Sarah's walking down the street and shouts, "WHAT A SHIT WEEK!" and boy oh boy what a slogan for 2016-2017 so far.Here is what we know: right now everything feels scary and bad. Everyone's feelings and emotions are heightened. Most of us are walking the line between cynicism and feeling absolutely bananas but also super reactionary and sensitive.