We need to talk about ‘The Midnight Club,’ because Mike Flanagan has done it again, y’all.



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Here’s A BUNCH OF TV News

I was traveling this weekend, and when I travel, I tend to binge a series, especially while I’m flying. This weekend’s series was Mike Flanagan’s The Midnight Club on Netflix. I was a little hesitant as it is based on a young adult series, which isn’t really my jam. But, on the other hand, it is a Flanagan horror series, and it turns out I am helpless in the face of this very specific genre.

Like all of Flanagan’s other Netflix series (The Haunting of Hill House; The Haunting of Bly Manor; Midnight Mass) the series suffers from some ham-fisted sentimentality and cheesiness, a lot of big ideas that he doesn’t entirely have a grasp of, and it’s more therapy than it is actual horror (although it could be argued that this is exactly what makes it scary). But damned if I didn’t become completely absorbed and deeply moved by it.

Three sentence recap: A bunch of dying teens live in a mysterious hospice in Northern California which may or may not have healing properties. They form a club where they share scary stories, and a promise to send a message from the Great Beyond if they are the first to die. Also, there’s a cult.

Also, Elliott from E.T. plays a dangerous hitchhiker named “Freedom Jack.”

As opposed to his other series, The Midnight Club could possibly be renewed for additional seasons — in fact, season one ends on a bit of a cliffhanger — and Flanagan suggests he already knows what a second season would look like.

For those of you who have watched the series, an important question that I still haven’t answered for myself: did the ritual work? DO NOT CLICK THE CLICKY IF YOU HAVE NOT WATCHED, IT HAS ALL THE SPOILERS.

And (again, huge spoilers in this link) the ballerina? Here’s an interesting theory.

And finally, one of Midnight Club‘s major characters, Doctor Stanton who runs the hospice, is played by Heather Langenkamp, better known as Nancy from the Nightmare on Elm Street movies. She’s wonderful in this series, and says that it’s the best role she’s had since Elm Street.

This weekend, BravoCon was held in New York City (there is plenty of show, casting, and dates news below), and Variety has a good roundup of some of the more gossipy news from the event if you love you some Housewives. That said, some of the DRAMA took place away from the convention floor: After telling E! News that she was tired of all the drama involved with her sister-in-law Teresa Giudice, Melissa Gorga got into a fight with Jennifer Aydin in a hotel lobby, which ended, in typical Housewife fashion with Aydin throwing a glass of ice water on Gorga.

You can’t take these ladies anywhere.

Elsewhere, all of the former Real Housewives of Dallas ladies are swearing they know nothing about a reboot. 

And Yolanda Hadid opened up about how much her mental health suffered while filming Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. And I am CERTAIN that this interview has nothing to do with the fact that Hadid has inspired a whole conversation on TikTok about so-called “Almond Moms,” based on the way she policed her daughters’ eating habits when she was on the show.

Netflix has postponed a documentary about Harry and Meghan so that it won’t coincide with the season five premiere of The Crown. This comes after days and days of negative front-page tabloid stories in the U.K. about The Crown, speculating on what will be in this season (which will cover Diana’s death), and complaining that it is TOO SOON after Queen Elizabeth’s death. Yes, well, I suppose they could wait until the spring and time it up with Charles’ coronation, would that be better?

Jim Acosta is NOT leaving CNN. I repeat: NOT leaving CNN. (For now.)
R.I.P. G4.

But don’t be too hasty to mourn Cartoon Network.

Rob Lowe credits hosting Saturday Night Live in 1990 for keeping his career alive. (Funny how this article never mentions the infamous 1988 sex tape with a 16-year-old as being one of the things that had derailed his career at that point.)

I don’t know about Guy Fieri hosting an entire episode of SNL, but I would enjoy him doing a “Weekend Update” cameo, maybe.

Be prepared to lose the basic tier on Netflix when the ad-supported one comes online next month.

Dikembe Mutombo, get well soon. Kick cancer’s ass.




In Development

Casting News

Mark Your Calendar

  • A Christmas Story Christmas will debut on HBO Max on November 17.
  • Tulsa King will premiere on Paramount+ on November 13.
  • The Real Housewives of Miami returns on Peacock on December 8.
  • Becoming Abi will debut on Netflix on October 28.
  • Once Upon a Time in Londongrad debuts on Peacock on November 15.
  • Wild Is the Wind will premiere on Netflix on October 28.
  •  Terror Train debuts on Tubi on October 21.
  • HBO premiered this teaser for 2023 releases, including Succession:


Robbie Coltrane, Legendary actor in countless roles, but will be remembered as Hagrid in the Harry Potter films

Daniel Radcliffe in a statement: “Robbie was one of the funniest people I’ve met and used to keep us laughing constantly as kids on the set. I’ve especially fond memories of him keeping our spirits up on Prisoner of Azkaban, when we were all hiding from the torrential rain for hours in Hagrid’s hut and he was telling stories and cracking jokes to keep morale up. I feel incredibly lucky that I got to meet and work with him and very sad that he’s passed. He was an incredible actor and a lovely man.”


Ted White, Stuntman and actor who played Jason Voorhees in one Friday the 13th film

Antonio Dennard, Former NFL player

Joyce Sims, Singer

Noel Duggan, Founding member of the band Clannad

Max Woodward, Producer for the Kennedy Center

Maria Salud Ramirez Caballero, The woman who inspired “Mama Coco” in the Pixar film, Coco


The Vow: The second season of this docuseries explores the federal trial against NXIVM cult leader Keith Raniere, including interviews with Raniere himself and his partner Nancy Salzman. 8 p.m., HBO

Clue: A classic. Educate your children. 8:45 p.m., Flix

Rising Against Asian Hate: An exploration of the fight against hate crimes against Asian-Americans following the horrific March 2021 spa massacre, and the rash of violent assaults in the aftermath of the pandemic. 9 p.m., PBS

Late Night:

  • Jimmy Kimmel Live: Amy Schumer; Charlamagne Tha God; Run The Jewels
  • The Daily Show: TBA

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 All American
All American: Homecoming
FOX 9-1-1
The Cleaning Lady
NBC The Voice
Quantum Leap

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