Cheers and Jeers for July 21
Cheers to Stranger Things’ Secret Weapons.
After being a bit back- burnered in Season 2 of the Netflix hit, Will Byers (Noah Schnapp, pictured)—the kid who first took us to the Upside Down!—is back with some juicy stuff for Season 3, as is our new favorite, Max. We should all be as lucky as Eleven to have a
bestie like her.
Cheers to Pop TV
for knowing a good thing when it sees it. As if we didn’t love the cable outlet already for the comedy glory that is Schitt’s Creek, it won our eternal admiration for snatching up the fabulous One Day at a Time (starring Justina Machado and Marcel Ruiz, pictured) from Netflix’s cancellation heap.
Jeers to The View
for losing sight of its intentions. Originally designed to showcase all sorts of perspectives, the ABC talk show has become such a one-sided conversation that conservative cohost Meghan McCain (pictured) is ready to bolt. Like her or not, she represents a part of the audience that deserves a place at the table.
Jeers to Big Little Lies
for not warning us about Zoe? Kravitz. While all the ads for the HBO drama have been “Streep! Streep! Streep!,” the Monterey Five’s hippie-dippie Bonnie (pictured) has been the quiet storm of Season 2 as she tries (and fails) to hide her pain over Perry’s death. More promos should be touting her killer performance!