Fun Findings Friday #172

TGIF! As of yesterday we officially made it to fall, and I’m getting so excited about all of the fall things coming up, including hitting Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights (an annual tradition) and heading out of Florida for some true fall weather!

Last night my dad and I went to the Heart, Joan Jett, and Cheap Trick concert and it was AMAZING! All three bands are really leaders in the classic rock genre and despite really being big in the 70s (and a bit of the 80s), these lead singers have still got it! It was Joan Jett’s birthday yesterday too, so it was really cool to see everyone come out on stage and serenade her with the “Happy Birthday” song (along with the rest of the packed venue)!

Now for this week’s fun findings…

Fall TV Lineup

Hellooooo fall TV! This week marks the return and premiere of many of our favorite shows – with more to come over the next month.  Have you watched any of the pilot episodes of new shows this week? I caught a few and must say the must notable is This is Us. I had seen bits and pieces of the promos and didn’t think I’d be too interested, but it’s pretty incredible and has a twist that I wasn’t expecting at all! Usually the new shows I like end up getting cancelled early on, but I think this one will stick. I read that it had the highest number of viewers tuned in for a fall premiere ever!


Hamilton’s America Special

Mark your calendar! PBS will be airing a Hamilton special on Friday, October 21! The NYC broadway went completely viral after debuting last year. And despite tickets being nearly impossible to get, it’s a popular topic of conversation everywhere you go. I somehow managed to snag tickets for a show in spring, and can’t wait to experience it in person (although not with all of the original cast unfortunately). I can’t wait to watch this special in the meantime!


Stranger Things Kids Performing “Uptown Funk”

Did you watch the Emmys last weekend? I tuned in for parts of it (YAAA Tatiana Maslany for FINALLY getting that win for Orphan Black), but the best part took place behind the scenes with a few of the cast members from Netflix’s Stranger Things, which I’m totally obsessed with. Watch the clip below to see them performing “Uptown Funk!”

  • AWE How did I miss the kids from Stranger things doing this?!!? I LOVE it!! I love that show, and so excited for the fall line up!!

    Rachel |

    • They’re the cutest + coolest kids! Which fall shows are you excited for?

      • omg there are too many to count! Quantico, scream queens, this is us, superstore, the reutnr of Ellen, exorcist, once upon a time, secrets and lies, notorious, pitch… i watch entirely too much tv lol

  • Angie

    Oh good tip on the Hamilton special! I can’t wait for that!


  • I hope you love Hamilton as much as I did<3! I saw it over a year ago and the magic still hasn't worn off!

    • I know! I remember talking about it when we were at BlogHer! I can’t believe how tough its been to get tickets. April can’t come fast enough!

  • So I don’t watch TV so a lot of this is greek to me, but I have heard a lot about Stranger Things. What is the appeal of that show?

    • I think a lot of things! I love the time setting (80s) and it has a lot of cool sci-fi things in it. I can’t believe how big it got so fast!

  • Oh my gosh…I love those kids! Stranger Things was such a good show. Hooray for Orphan Black too. I haven’t watch This Is Us yet, but it’s on my to do list for the weekend.

    • Aren’t they the best?! I can’t wait for season 2! Get the tissues ready for This is Us. It’s so good though!

  • I totally hadn’t seen the Stranger Things kids perfoming uptown funk, that’s awesome!!

    • Isn’t it?! That must’ve been such an awesome experience for them with all the big actors + actresses too!

  • You got tickets to Hamilton? Omg, that’s so exciting! That performance by the cast of Stranger Things is so cute. My boyfriend and I binge watched that show within just a couple of days, so good!

    • Yes – I couldn’t believe I was able to snag them! We binge watched Stranger Things too. Can’t wait for next year so we can find out what happens next :)

  • I haven’t watched a single fall premiere! I’m so behind on tv. I really wanted to check out This Is Us, i’m sure I can find it somewhere. Have a great weekend!!

    • They just started to roll out last week (and this coming) so you still have time :)

  • Kari Guastella

    Happy Fall! I’ll have to check out some of these shows!

    • Hooray! Now we just need some fall weather down here in FL :) Hope you had a nice weekend, Kari!

  • I am SO excited about the premiere of Grey’s!!!! I want to watch This is Us.

    • I gave up on it when it started going downhill years ago but I heard it picked back up so I think I might need to catch up! Get the tissues ready for This Is Us!!

  • The only fall premiere I caught was This Is Us and it happens because my roommate was watching it and I was home. Before that I figured “Eh, not for me.” But I was pleasantly surprised. It wasn’t overly hokey or sentimental, but still hugged on the heart strings. Plus the twist at the end really sealed my curiosity. I did not see that coming AT ALL and normally I’m great at picking up on those.

    • SAME! I usually watch the pilot of most shows and I like Milo and Mandy so I figured I’d give it a try and I was really surprised at how much I enjoyed it!

  • Shani Ogden

    I’ve heard a lot about Stranger Things but haven’t watched it yet! I am interested in checking out Hamilton when it airs though.

    • It’s really good! I think only 8 eps too so you can breeze through it pretty quickly :)

  • Kim S

    I totally want to see Hamilton! It’s been here in Chicago for a bit but it’s so hard for me to get downtown to see it with two little ones!

    • Really?! I thought it was only in NYC? That’s awesome! I hope you can catch it soon!

  • I want to see Hamilton! I haven’t caught a single fall premier yet, but I have them all dvr’d and waiting for me. :)
    xoxo, erin |

    • I can’t wait to see Hamilton! Which fall shows are you most excited to see?

      • I’m happy Law & Order SVU is finally back on. :) I did catch that premiere last week. OH, and I’m really happy to have The Voice back. That show is so positive it just makes me smile the entire time I’m watching.
        xoxo, erin |

  • I’m so glad that fall TV is back!

    xoxo, Jenny

  • I love everything about Fall tv! Though that means I am hooked to the tv, which may not be the best for me at times. I am so happy The Voice, HTGAWM & Quantico are back!

    • Same! I don’t even want to know how much time I spend on watching all the shows :)