A guide to what we’re barely putting up with this week.
The return of The Americans. Not only is it a riveting drama, it’s the best Keri Russell has ever been. When Felicity followed her crush to college in New York City, she was actually an undercover KGB agent all along. Who knew?
Breathless, endless coverage of the Sundance “buzz.” Film festival buzz is only interesting to people attending said film festival. And even then, it’s only for about five minutes.
Kanye West, Rihanna, and Paul McCartney’s collaboration, “FourFiveSeconds.” So, Kanye, Rihanna, and Paul McCartney walk into a studio, and… to hear the rest of the joke, play the song.
J. Lo’s Body Lab commercials. According to the very scientific-sounding “Body Lab,” there’s a tiny, tawny J. Lo floating around inside all of us, and she needs diet pills to survive.
Proof that even spies can be super generic and boring, Allegiance. That NBC version of The Americans that nobody wanted is finally here!
Endless coverage of “deflate gate.” Turns out there is something more tedious than a football game: listening to people talk about actual footballs.
Watching the Super Bowl “for the ads.” If you like watching ads so much, guess what? Turn on your TV, click on a video, or just walk outside: Every day can be Super Bowl Sunday!