Pop Culturing is an ongoing weekly column that looks at new television, film and music and their place in the larger cultural conversation.



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Pop Culturing: In Season 4, 'Queer Eye' Sticks to its Tried and Tired Formula

Pop Culturing: In Season 4, 'Queer Eye' Sticks to its Tried and Tired Formula

TELEVISION | By Jason St. Amand | Jul 19
In "Queer Eye" Season 4, which hits Netflix Friday, the Fab Five get a bit personal but the makeover reality show still offers up the same kind comfort TV.

Pop Culturing: 'Euphoria,' on HBO & Starring Zendya, is a Gen Z Nightmare

Pop Culturing: 'Euphoria,' on HBO & Starring Zendya, is a Gen Z Nightmare

TELEVISION | By Jason St. Amand | Jun 19
HBO's new series "Euphoria," starring Zendya, pushes the boundaries of the teen drama genre, becoming one of the most provocative, explicit and controversial shows of 2019.

Pop Culturing: Nicolas Winding Refn's 'Too Old to Die Young' Series is Neo-Noir at its Neo-Noirest

Pop Culturing: Nicolas Winding Refn's 'Too Old to Die Young' Series is Neo-Noir at its Neo-Noirest

TELEVISION | By Jason St. Amand | Jun 19
Nicolas Winding Refn is the latest auteur to head to the small screen with his ultraviolent, slow-burning neo-noir series "Too Old to Die Young," on Amazon Friday, starring Miles Teller.

Pop Culturing: 'Pose' Season 2 Jumps to a Critical Moment in LGBTQ History

Pop Culturing: 'Pose' Season 2 Jumps to a Critical Moment in LGBTQ History

TELEVISION | By Jason St. Amand | Jun 10
"Pose" returns for its second season on FX Tuesday, jumping from the 80s the 90s and landing in a pivotal moment in LGBTQ history. It's also one of the best TV shows of 2019.

Pop Culturing: 'Big Little Lies' Season 2: Mamma Mia Here We Go Again!

Pop Culturing: 'Big Little Lies' Season 2: Mamma Mia Here We Go Again!

TELEVISION | By Jason St. Amand | Jun 7
"Big Little Lies," HBO's once limited series, returns for a second and likely final season Sunday, adding a fierce Meryl Streep to the show's star-studded cast.

Pop Culturing: In 'Vida' Season 2, Sisters Doing it for Themselves (& the Community)

Pop Culturing: In 'Vida' Season 2, Sisters Doing it for Themselves (& the Community)

TELEVISION | By Jason St. Amand | May 26
Returning for its second season on Starz Sunday (or you can binge the entire season via the network's app on Friday), "Vida" is more confident, proud and thrilling than its excellent freshman effort.

Pop Culturing: Netflix's 'What/If' is a Bizarre Soap that Kicks Off the Renéeaissance

Pop Culturing: Netflix's 'What/If' is a Bizarre Soap that Kicks Off the Renéeaissance

TELEVISION | By Jason St. Amand | May 24
Renée Zellweger is at the center of Netflix's very strange new anthology neo-noir "What/If," which debuts on the streaming service Friday.

Pop Culturing: In HBO's 'Chernobyl,' Truth, Power and the Russian Way

Pop Culturing: In HBO's 'Chernobyl,' Truth, Power and the Russian Way

TELEVISION | By Jason St. Amand | May 6
Although it's been over 30 years since the catastrophic nuclear disaster at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, HBO's new miniseries "Chernobyl," which debuts Monday, is an incredibly gripping show that is rooted in today's distorted post-truth world.

Pop Culturing: Netflix's Friendship Thriller 'Dead to Me,' with Christina Applegate, Will Keep You on Your Toes

Pop Culturing: Netflix's Friendship Thriller 'Dead to Me,' with Christina Applegate, Will Keep You on Your Toes

TELEVISION | By Jason St. Amand | May 3
Starring Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini, Netflix's new dark-comedy-thriller "Dead to Me," which hits the streaming service Friday, is TV's biggest surprise of the year so far.

Pop Culturing: Netflix Shifts Gears with 'Special,' a Gay Comedy About Being in a Different Kind of Closet

Pop Culturing: Netflix Shifts Gears with 'Special,' a Gay Comedy About Being in a Different Kind of Closet

TELEVISION | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 12
"Special," now on Netflix, is based on the life of writer Ryan O'Connell, who stars in and pens the sitcom, and is unlike any comedy on TV, telling the story of a young gay man with cerebral palsy in eight brisk 15 minute episodes.

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