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The Cooler gang takes a break from the Emmy race to preview 2017 Summer movies. What titles most excite or inspire dread as we kick start the season?
This week at the Water Cooler, we’re backing away a bit from the Emmy cycle. Since Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer, we thought we’d take a look at 2017 Summer movies. Over the past few months, we all at one time or another lamented on the state of Summer films. For every potential quality film like the Cannes award-winning The Beguiled, there seem to be 10 films like The Mummy, the Emoji Movie, or the seemingly fifteenth Transformers sequel. We spin through each week and discuss the season’s highs and lows. It’s a “Cruel Summer” indeed.
Our weekly TV Tidbits segment focuses on catching up with a handful of recent television series. We discuss Showtime’s return to Twin Peaks, Netflix’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and Clarence previews Netflix’s House of Cards return. We also talk about the renewal of HBO’s Veep and Silicon Valley and the news that Silicon Valley co-star T.J. Miller will not return for the fifth season.
We close our podcast, as always, with the Flash Forward to the television we’re most anticipating in the upcoming week.
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08:29 – TV Tidbits
51:02 – 2017 Summer Movies
1:44:58 – Flash Forward