The weekly Recurrent Events column features the latest retro pop culture headlines. Listen to Jason and Mickey go in depth on select stories in the upcoming TRN Podcast this Tuesday. Movies, TV, Food, Video Games, Music, Toys…we’ve got you covered on all the nostalgic stuff that matters to you.
The big story this week is more free streaming content continues to be made available! HBO is one of the latest premium services, now offering 500 hours of TV and movies for free. Originals like The Sopranos, The Wire, True Blood, and Veep along with film Detective Pikachu are just some of the titles available to watch now. More services are following suit as you’ll see under our TV/Streaming headlines for the week. Also be on the lookout this week for TRN’s Retro Streaming Guide for April that will give you the latest on new content across several streaming platforms.
Here are the Recurrent Events headlines for the week of March 29-April 4, 2020.
(Stories marked with *** are discussed on TRN Podcast this week.)
- ***‘Dark Side of the Ring’ Season 2 Premiere Sets Vice Ratings Record – Wrestling is still on our minds and thise series taps into years past and the real-life storylines of popular wrestlers. Chris Benoit’s 2-part episode that kicked off season 2 is available on YouTube. (Part 1 Part 2)
- LeVar Burton is Streaming Live Story Time Readings on Twitter – YES! Reading Rainbow is back!]
- ***ESPN Releasing Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls Documentary Beginning April 19 – As much as I hated the Bulls back in the day, I’m looking forward to watching this series now.
- ***NFL Adds Playoff Games On Nickelodeon & Peacock As Postseason Expands To 14 Teams – Very interested in seeing the game on Nickelodeon and how they adapt the telecast toward kids.
- ***Masters Of The WWE Universe Wave 3 Official Images From Mattel – The Man-E-Faces with the 3 guys from New Day is pretty genius, but the best of the bunch is definitely the Scareglow Taker.
- ***Top 100 1980s Baseball Cards and What Makes Them So Great – Mickey and I cover the Top 10 which was a real mind jolt for when I was at my peak of card collecting.
- The Horror Movie BBQ Podcast: Ninja Turtles! – Chad and pals cover the 30th anniversary of the movie and merchandise surrounding the release.
- Branded in the 80s Podcast – Nostalgic Bliss – Shawn has a unique take on how nostalgia is a deep feeling of homesickness at its roots.
Recurrent Events can be found each week as a segment on The Retro Network Podcast. Please subscribe and leave a comment on your favorite story from the list above. Also visit the Recurrent Events Archive for headlines from previous weeks!