We're all counting our blessings at Popdust.
It's almost Thanksgiving, so here at Popdust we're trying our best to stop dwelling on the fact that our entire world is going to sh*t, and instead, be appreciative of all the pop culture stuff we're thankful for in 2019.
Here they are in no particular order:
The Pokemon Company
A week after the launch of Sword and Shield, the angry man-babies are still crying hard.
3. Baby Yoda
Even cuter than a whole flock of Porgs.
Keanu Reeves has continued to be infallible.
A boomer misspelled it "VeTRANS Day." Hilarious.
6. White Men arguing for more representation for White Men
If there's one thing all white men have in common, it's constant oppression.
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Keith brings me Combos to snack on. Abby is also nice.
8. That video of Amanda Bynes confirming that she was sincere about wanting Drake to murder her pussy
This was important to clarify.
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We're all failures, but at least we're not Olivia Jade Loughlin.
Attack on Titan still has my vote for absolute best TV season of 2019.
11. The optimistic hope that the FFVII Remake will actually be amazing
I'M GOING TO RELIVE MY CHILDHOOD.
12. A New Half-Life game
It might be a dumb VR game, but it gives us hope that Half-Life 3 is on the horizon.
13. Fleabag Season 2
The second season was somehow even better than the first.
14. Another year without a Toby Keith hit
No matter how bad the rest of the year was, we can all take solace in the fact that Toby Keith doesn't have any hot new songs.
15. Harry Styles
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Our boy killed it on SNL.
16. A conclusive ending for the Marvel Cinematic Universe
Mainly though, we're just done with Marvel.
Seriously though, shut your awful, racist boomer family down.
18. Dolly Parton's resurgence
Dolly Parton will always be a national treasure.
19. The Angry Woman Vs Cat meme (the cat's name is Smudge, fun fact)
Meme of the year.
Scarier than any horror movie of the past twenty years.
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22. That they still play 21 Jump Street and Superbad on TV
Some things never change.
Place your bets.
24. FKA TWIGs
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Robert Pattinson done goofed.
25. That Taylor Swift wrote the song Lover all by herself, and then didn't get nominated for a Grammy
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She has enough Grammys as is.
Really though. It was an inside job.
27. Ronan Farrow proposing to his husband on a page of his own book
Talk about balls.
28. Amanda Palmer's Antics
James Duncan Davidson
Love her or hate her, at least she's interesting.
That time when I called out The Hollywood Reporter.
30. The Edne and Mack Feud of 2019
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CBD is bullsh*t.
31. Victoria's Secret fashion show canceled officially forever
It's about time.
32. A$AP Rocky a point of discussion in impeachment hearings
We truly live in the stupidest timeline.
Conspiracy theory: They had the original design ready to go all along.
Most gorgeous anime of 2019.
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Dante Basco Talks About His New Role on "Artificial" and the New Frontier of Interactive Storytelling
Basco talks about his upcoming project and his status as an Asian-American icon, Rufio in "Hook."
Now in its third season, Artificial, the first live scripted audience-interactive sci-fi series on Twitch, has invited actor Dante Basco to be a guest star.
The plot of Artificial focuses on the challenges and consequences of humanizing a self-aware AI —reminiscent of the film Ex Machina, but with the interactivity of the Netflix series Bandersnatch. The episode structure pivots between two different formats: world-building episodes where the audience coordinates with the showrunner to determine what will happen next, followed by story episodes where their decisions are brought to life. A real AI component called LifeScore also changes the music of the show in real time based on the mood of the chatroom, adding an additional layer of interactivity to the experience.
Basco has been a fan of Artificial creator and showrunner Bernie Su's work for several years, and he closely followed his previous projects like The Lizzie Bennet Diaries and Emma Approved. Su was even featured as the keynote speaker at the February 2016 meeting of We Own the 8th, an arts collective founded by Basco to support and guide Asian American creatives. Both Basco and Su had been looking for an opportunity to collaborate for some time, but it wasn't until the pandemic that they finally got the chance to work together. When Su asked him if he would be interested in joining the third season—produced entirely remotely—Basco jumped at the opportunity.
Drew Barrymore is making the move to the other side of the talk show desk.
Drew Barrymore has been famous since literally before she can remember.
Coming from generations of hard-living actors, it must have seemed inevitable for her to go into the family business, but her first acting role was in a puppy chow commercial when she was just 11 months old. She has said that she got the role after the dog she was performing with bit her on the nose and she laughed.
Through the incredible career that has followed, she has managed to maintain that upbeat attitude through a tremendous amount of ups and downs, which has made her a charming guest on basically every talk show since the 1980s. Now she's preparing to take a seat on the other side of the talk show desk, conducting interviews on her own daytime talk show, where she plans to "spend an hour every day celebrating life."