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Servant Is the Weirdest Show on TV – You Should Watch It

By | January 20, 2021

Apple TV+ is best known for being the home of The Morning Show and Ted Lasso, but the streamer also houses the most unabashedly weird show on television. That show is Servant, and you should definitely watch it. Granted, you’ll spend most of each episode confused, horrified, and flummoxed by the events unfolding in front of you, but that’s all part of its (dark) magic.

In a nutshell, Servant is about a couple, Dorothy (Lauren Ambrose) and Sean (Toby Kebbell), struggling to cope after the death of their infant son, Jericho. Sadly, Dorothy doesn’t accept that her son is dead, and at the start of the series, she’s clinging to a reborn doll to get her through her grief. However, her family believes the only way for Dorothy to move forward is for her to return to work in the hope that she might begin to accept the fact that Jericho is gone. Enter Leanne (Nell Tiger Free), a sheltered young nanny hired to placate Dorothy and “care” for the doll while she’s at work.

While Sean and Dorothy’s brother Julian (Rupert Grint) fully expect Leanne to freak out when she realizes she’s being asked to tend to a doll, she just rolls with it. By the end of the first episode we find out why: Jericho the doll has been replaced by a real baby, and Leanne behaves as if nothing strange has happened at all. Is the baby actually Leanne’s? Did she bring Jericho back to life somehow? Is the entire household suffering from the same delusion? Those are just the questions you’ll be left pondering after the first episode’s final scene – things don’t get really wild until episode two.

Before you decide to watch Servant, you should know that it could be triggering for anyone who has experienced the loss of a pregnancy or a child. The episode in which Jericho’s fate is revealed is particularly heartbreaking, and it’s also the only episode in season one without any sort of potential supernatural strangeness going on. It’s just a painful half-hour of television with a standout performance from Ambrose.

But the rest of the series is just absolutely bonkers. Here are a few things that happen in season one, without context: Sean randomly begins pulling giant splinters from his body (including his throat), an entire party full of people are fed human placenta without their knowledge, and, at one point, Grint’s Julian walks through his sister’s opulent brownstone banging a pot and screaming “Baby!” as loud as he can in a scene that manages to be both unsettling and hilarious, as is Servant‘s way. Add in a man sleeping in a crib, an actual cult that just pops over to visit Leanne, and enough grotesque shots of foods to put you off snacks for good – seriously, do not watch this show while you’re eating dinner – and you have some small idea of what you’re in for.

Ultimately, watching Servant is an experience, and I mean that in every sense of the word. Writer and creator Tony Basgallop excels at crafting a general feeling of unease. From the music to the dim lighting and the claustrophobic setting of the Brownstone, once you enter the show’s universe it’s impossible to know whether the events unfolding in front of you are happening for real or if it’s all just a long con being played by an opportunistic nanny preying on a vulnerable family. And as strange as it may sound, that’s all part of the show’s appeal.

Servant is great in part because it serves up so many questions for the audience to ponder. Will those questions ever be answered in a satisfying manner? Years of watching puzzle-box shows like Lost and Game of Thrones suggest that they won’t be, but that’s hardly the point. This supremely weird show packs mysteries inside mysteries and is full of ominous Biblical references destined to keep you up at night. I feel absolutely confident in saying there’s nothing else like it on TV – and that’s exactly why you need to check it out (just, please, for your own sake, don’t forget to heed my warning about eating food while watching Servant – even croquembouches aren’t safe from chef Sean).

Justin Timberlake Confirms He and Jessica Biel Are Now a Family of 4: “We’re Thrilled”

By | January 18, 2021

Image Source: Getty / Rodin Eckenroth

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel are parents of two! During a recent appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, which airs on Monday, the 39-year-old singer officially confirmed that he and the 38-year-old actress welcomed a baby boy named Phineas. Justin couldn’t help but gush about his newborn son. “He’s awesome and he’s so cute and nobody’s sleeping,” he said. “We’re thrilled and couldn’t be happier, very grateful.”

Ellen asked Justin what it’s like having two kids now, compared to just having their 5-year-old son, Silas. “We don’t see each other anymore,” he joked. “It’s a lot of fun. . . . It’s great and Silas is super excited.”

Back in September, Justin’s former *NSYNC bandmate Lance Bass spoke about the couple’s new addition. “The baby is cute of course, it’s Justin and Jessica!” he told Entertainment Tonight, remaining tight-lipped about details.

Justin and Jessica tied the knot in Italy in 2012. On Oct. 19, they will celebrate their nine-year wedding anniversary. See what else Justin had to say in a clip of his appearance below.

This Olivia Rodrigo and Taylor Swift Mashup Is the Musical Collab of My Wildest Dreams

By | January 12, 2021

In case you haven’t heard yet, Olivia Rodrigo is taking over the music industry. The 17-year-old dropped her debut single, “Drivers License,” on Friday, and it has been climbing the charts ever since. In addition to going No. 1 on iTunes, the track also caught the attention of a superstar and Rodrigo’s personal music idol, Taylor Swift. Following the release, Swift applauded Rodrigo’s music success with an adorable comment that read, “I say that’s my baby and I’m really proud,” echoing the famous meme of her mother, Andrea.

In honor of Rodrigo’s debut single, YouTuber Adamusic made the ultimate breakup track by mashing up “Drivers License” and Taylor Swift’s “Getaway Car” from Reputation. Let’s just say, I want to scream-cry the track as I cruise around in the car with the top down. Seriously, can we please get a real-life collaboration between the iconic songwriters? Listen to the incredible mashup above.

Start Your Engines, and May the Best Racer Win: Here’s Who Is Still in the RPDR Competition

By | January 9, 2021

Even though we saw the first big twist of season 13 of RuPaul’s Drag Race coming, it still left us shocked over the fact that the lip-sync losers were sent to the “Porkchop Loading Dock” to await their fate. Surprisingly, we actually didn’t see anyone get the “pork chop” during the first episode, with the queens learning they’d have to vote someone off at the beginning of episode two, although their pick didn’t actually go home either. In fact, no one went home during episode two.

There’s no telling what other tricks and twists RuPaul could have up her sleeve as the season progresses, but we do know that we’ll have to eventually say goodbye to each of the queens before one is crowned “a winner, baby.” Be sure to check back each week to see who is still in the running for the title of America’s Next Drag Superstar.

Surprise! Constance Wu Has Reportedly Welcomed Her First Child

By | December 29, 2020

Congrats are in order for Constance Wu – the 38-year-old actress has reportedly welcomed her first child! According to E! News, Constance and her boyfriend, musician Ryan Kattner, became parents to a baby girl over the summer. “They are doing great, and they’re so excited and happy,” a source told the outlet on Monday. The tiny tot’s name has yet to be revealed.

The Crazy Rich Asians star is pretty private when it comes to her personal life, so it’s unclear when she and Ryan first got together. Her last public appearance was in February at the Queerties 2020 Awards in LA, and she labeled her Instagram account as a “defunct account” following her last post back in May. Congrats to Constance and Ryan on their new addition!