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 '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.

Pop Culturing: Michelle Williams Shines in 'Fosse/Verdon' but this Miniseries is Missing Some Jazz

Pop Culturing: Michelle Williams Shines in 'Fosse/Verdon' but this Miniseries is Missing Some Jazz

TELEVISION | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 8
"Fosse/Verdon," debuting on FX Tuesday, boasts an impressive pedigree both in front and behind the camera but may leave you wanting a little more.

Pop Culturing: 'Killing Eve' Returns for a Satisfying Second Season

Pop Culturing: 'Killing Eve' Returns for a Satisfying Second Season

TELEVISION | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 6
"Killing Eve" returns for a second season Sunday on BBC America and it's every bit as entertaining and thrilling as its first installment.

Pop Culturing: Darker & More Progressive, 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' Returns for Season 2

Pop Culturing: Darker & More Progressive, 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' Returns for Season 2

TELEVISION | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 5
The "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" returns for Season 2 Friday, darker, sexier and more progressive.

Pop Culturing: In Season 3, 'Santa Clarita Diet' Settles Into its Strange Groove

Pop Culturing: In Season 3, 'Santa Clarita Diet' Settles Into its Strange Groove

TELEVISION | By Jason St. Amand | Mar 29
In "Santa Clarita Diet" Season 3, which debuts Friday, the deeply strange comedy that's the best example of a Netflix algorithmic series (a.k.a. "What the hell is this show and who is it for?"), finally settles into its incredibly weird groove.

Pop Culturing: Bad Decisions, Body Positivity, Aidy Bryant & Much More in Hulu's 'Shrill'

Pop Culturing: Bad Decisions, Body Positivity, Aidy Bryant & Much More in Hulu's 'Shrill'

TELEVISION | By Jason St. Amand | Mar 15
There's more to Hulu's "Shrill," which hits the streaming service on Friday, than you may expect.

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