I know I’m the recapper, but someone is going to have to tell me what happened on ‘House of the Dragon’ last night because I couldn’t see a damn thing

Start off your week with a bunch of animals being rescued and released into the wild:

Here’s A BUNCH OF TV News

Hold up, most people at The Daily Show had no idea Trevor Noah was leaving until he announced it during taping? Well, THAT’S AWKWARD.

Remember how I said Bruce Willis became the first celebrity to sell his likeness to a deepfake company? Yeah, now his representatives are claiming this never happened.

You’d have thought HBO would have learned something about making Game of Thrones episodes too dark after the backlash to the episode “The Long Night.” But if you watched last night’s House of the Dragon … can you tell me what happened, because half of that damn episode was in complete blackness and I couldn’t see a thing.

HBO responded to all the criticism — and there was a lot of criticism — by claiming this was a “creative decision.”

The episode, like “The Long Night” episode, was directed by Miguel Sapochnik, who has since left the series, so maybe in coming seasons WE CAN HAVE SOME PROPER LIGHTING.

Yes, Cecily Strong is still on Saturday Night Live, she’s just on hiatus while starring in a play in Los Angeles. As for why she wasn’t in the opening credits on Saturday’s episode? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Nexstar’s purchase of The CW has finally closed. Mark Pedowitz, the man who helped save The CW by bringing in the DC series, Greg Berlanti and working out a deal with Netflix, is out as CEO. According to the creative folks from The CW, Pedowitz claimed to have watched every episode of every show The CW aired, which is remarkable.

Padalecki said he knows, without a doubt, that “Supernatural” wouldn’t have lasted as long as it did — 15 seasons and 327 episodes — if it wasn’t for Pedowitz. “If we didn’t know that we had Mark, driving the winds that blew the sails on our little boat called ‘Supernatural,’ we would have been canceled [long before then],” he said. “But we knew that [Pedowitz] really believed in us and because he believed in us, it was the rocket fuel to whatever spark we had.

“We knew that one way or the other, he cared about us as human beings,” he added. “That was even more important. I’ve been public about my relationship with depression and anxiety. And whenever I talked to Mark, he was always more concerned about that than he was about the show. He was always more eager to hear if I was willing to talk about, was I ok?”

Kim Kardashian is in trouble with the SEC.

Putting the “cyber-sex” part of this letter to Ann Landers aside, is there someone out there older than me who can explain what the hell this person is talking about when they claim Jack Paar’s late night show broke up marriages? How would a late night show break up marriages? This wasn’t a thing, right? They’re just straight-up making this up? Right?

I guess maybe I knew that Kaley Cuoco and Johnny Galecki dated while making The Big Bang Theory, but it still feels like new information to me, gotta be honest. Anyway, they open up very honestly about their relationship in this Vanity Fair piece if you are interested.

Anne Schwartz, the journalist who broke the Jeffrey Dahmer story for the Milwaukee Journal, has her own problems with Dahmer on Netflix — not that anyone is paying attention, as it remains at the top of Netflix’s charts.

Stay cancer-free, Terry Bradshaw!

Oh no, get better soon, Ringo Starr!

Heal quickly, Michael Wilson Hardy!


In Development

Casting News

Mark Your Calendar

  • Emancipation will debut on Apple TV+ on December 9.
  • Reno 911! returns on Roku on October 19.
  • I Am Vanessa Guillen will debut on Netflix on November 17.

  • I Am a Stalker will debut on Netflix on October 28.
  • Young Royals returns on Netflix on November 1.
  • Tiger & Bunny 2 will premiere on Netflix on October 7.


Sacheen Littlefinger, Native American activist who declined Marlon Brando’s Oscar at the 1973 ceremony

Antonio Inoki, Japanese wrestling legend who once fought Muhammed Ali


The Good Doctor: Sean and Lea’s wedding reception is interrupted by a violent attack at the hospital in the season premiere. 9 p.m., ABC

Mysteries Decoded: Spirit Squad: A team of paranormal investigators explores the haunted Leonis Adobe residence in this new Mysteries Decoded special episode. 8 p.m., The CW

A Sinister Halloween Scary Opposites Solar Special: The Solar Opposites do a spooky Halloween special. Premiere.  Hulu

Late Night:

  • Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Naomi Watts, Jacob Batalon, Justin Thomas, Sam Hunt
  • Late Night with Seth Meyers: Constance Wu
  • The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Nancy Pelosi, Armando Iannucci
  • The Late Late Show with James Corden: Rosie O’Donnell, Marcus Mumford, Utkarsh Ambudkar
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live: Charlie Hunnam; Iliza Shlesinger; NAV feat. Don Toliver
  • The Daily Show: TBA
  • Watch What Happens Live: Jerry O’Connell, Rebecca Romijn

MON. 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30
ABC Bachelor in Paradise
The Good Doctor
CBS The Neighborhood
Bob ♥ Abishola
NCIS: Hawai’i
CW Mysteries Decoded
Mysteries Decoded: Spirit Squad
FOX 9-1-1
The Cleaning Lady
NBC The Voice
Quantum Leap

2 thoughts on “I know I’m the recapper, but someone is going to have to tell me what happened on ‘House of the Dragon’ last night because I couldn’t see a damn thing

  1. Here’s my speculation on Paar: The Tonight Show, initially with Steve Allen but especially with Paar, became the first wildly popular late night TV program. Significant numbers of couples found that when they finally turned off the TV, they no longer had the time or energy for sex.

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