Analysis: The final season of ‘Dead to Me’ is a moving eulogy

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“Health is wealth” is not just a saying, because we should all take care of ourselves in the best possible way.

Believe it or not, one of the things that has been helping me lately is just taking some time to relax.

There’s a lot to be said for slowing down and enjoying some quality new content that can help you escape the real world for a bit.

‘Dead to Me’ Season 3

Christina Applegate as Jen Harding in a scene from

The new season of “Dead to Me,” starring Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini, will be the last of the dark comedy series.

As the show’s title suggests, Applegate and Cardellini’s characters share a deadly connection; it’s the kind of twist-filled buddy series you didn’t know you needed.

I’m especially invested in this final season given Applegate’s revelation that he has multiple sclerosis. She seems to be navigating the difficult disease with grace, humor and openness, which makes the performance she gave all the more remarkable.

“Dead to Me” is streaming on Netflix.

Father Christmas’

Tim Allen (second from right) in a scene from

Apparently I’m in the minority thinking it’s too early to be ready for Christmas. Bah mess!

That said, Tim Allen is beloved for his turn as Saint Nick in “The Santa Clause” movies. He returns to the role in the new Disney+ series “The Santa Clauses,” where after 30 years as the merry gift-giver, both he and the magic of Christmas seem to be on the wane.

What’s going on? You’ll have to put “The Santa Clauses” on your wishlist—I mean, watchlist—to find out, since the show is playing now.

‘Tulsa King’

Sylvester Stallone as Dwight Manfredi in a scene from

Sylvester Stallone has finally hit the small screen.

In this new series from “Yellowstone” creator Taylor Sheridan, he plays a mobster who, as an apparent reward for not robbing his crime family during a long stint in prison, is sent to Oklahoma to build a new base for mafia operations.

If you’re scratching your head, remember that Sheridan has proven to have a great understanding of the heart and a knack for making us fall in love with movie stars all over again (looking at you Kevin Costner).

“Tulsa King” streams on Paramount+.

Busta Rhymes performs during the World Ski and Snowboard Festival on April 15, 2017 in Whistler, Canada.

If you’ve ever seen rapper Busta Rhymes perform, you know he’s straight fire. So it makes sense that their new EP is titled “The Fuse is Lit.”

On the record, the veteran MC is assisted by some fellow lyricists, including Big Daddy Kane and Capella Grey.

Originally slated for release earlier this month, Busta delayed the release out of respect for the death of fellow rapper Takeoff.

“The Fuse is Lit” is now available.

Nickelback performed on 'Today' on June 13, 2017.

Give me credit for resisting the urge to make a joke about Nickelback haters.

But it’s true: for whatever reason, people love or hate the band. Let’s focus on the positive for those in the former category, there is new music to appreciate.

“Get Rollin’,” finds Nickelback’s tenth album the Canadian rock quartet doing what they love too.

“What we’ve done that I think has gotten us to this point is we haven’t given up on ourselves, and I think that’s something that a lot of people do,” the band’s bassist and co-founder Mike Kroeger told Billboard. “They give up and quit. I don’t know if our fans started liking our music or if they just gave up because we kept hitting until they liked it.”

The new album is out now too.

Beyoncé and Rihanna attend Rihanna's 3rd Annual Diamond Ball at Cipriani Wall Street on September 14, 2017 in New York City.

The nominations for the 2023 Grammys were announced earlier this week, with Beyoncé earning the most nominations (nine in total).

Queen Bey had already been on my mind after Rihanna recently said she would be a dream model for her fashion label, Savage X Fenty.

The Grammys will be held on February 5. A week later, Rihanna will headline the Super Bowl 2023 halftime show. Call me crazy, but I’d love to have Beyoncé join her.

Imagine how great it would be for these two icons to share the stage together, even briefly.

Now I know this is pie in the sky, because Beyoncé has already been featured at the Super Bowl and it really is Rihanna’s time, but it puts me down as a fan of supergroups. Consequently, I can’t help but dream that one day they might join forces.

Heck, throw in Adele too (who’s also on the Grammy list in multiple categories) and make it a trio!

Dolly Parton performs at the Kiss Breast Cancer Goodbye Concert at the Country Music Hall of Fame on October 24, 2021 in Nashville.

Could we go ahead and find a job for Dolly Parton somewhere in the White House?

Maybe create a position like Happiness Secretary, for example, or Goodwill Administrator.

The legendary country star recently became the recipient of the Bezos Award for Courage and Civility, an honor that received $100 million.

Parton is well known for her philanthropy. From helping fund the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine to founding the literacy program “Imagination Library” to investing in royalties he earned from Whitney Houston’s version of her song “I Will Always Love You “ in an office complex in a black neighborhood in Nashville, Tennesseeit’s a gift that keeps on giving.

We need more of his kind of energy in this world.

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