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Kind of A Big Deal (2022 in Review)
Jan 25 2023
Kind of A Big Deal (2022 in Review)
We're back! This week we're reflecting on what we watched in 2022. Avery and Rosey both made lists of their favorites from the year (lists below). We also recorded our disappointments but had some technical difficulties. That list is also below. We also take a peek at what's coming in 2023 that we're excited about. SPOILER ALERT for the shows on the "best of" lists below.Next week we'll be talking about the 1997 George of the Jungle (Disney+) with the crushable Brendan Fraser and Leslie Mann.Things we discussedJennifer Coolidge's Acceptance SpeechThe Summer I Turned Pretty PlaylistAFI’s Top 10 Films and TV of 2022 James Cameron on SmartlessNetflix Deletes ‘13 Reasons Why’ Suicide SceneAvery's 2022 Best Of ListThe White Lotus -- HBO MaxFresh -- HuluThe Summer I Turned Pretty -- AmazonLife and Beth -- HuluRosey's 2022 Best Of ListYellowjackets -- ShowtimeThe Summer I Turned Pretty -- AmazonAbbott Elementary -- Hulu (NBC)Insecure Season 5 -- HBO Max2023 Things We're Excited AboutTed Lasso Season 3 -- Apple TV (back in spring 2023)Yellowjackets Season 2 -- Showtime (back on 3/24)How I Met Your Father -- Hulu (back on 2/15)That 90s Show -- Netflix (premieres 1/19)Shrinking -- Apple TVTiny Beautiful Things -- HuluOur 2022 DisappointmentsReservation Dogs Season 2Sex Lives of College Girls Season 2The Flight Attendant Season 2Single Drunk FemaleWhere to WatchGirls -- HBO MaxShe Said -- PeacockModern Family -- HuluThe Menu -- HBO MaxGlass Onion -- NetflixGinny & Georgia -- NetflixSign up for our newsletter at Find us on instagram and twitter @theriftpod. See you next week for our first week of Sandra month!