Linda Holmes Linda Holmes is a pop culture correspondent for NPR and the host of Pop Culture Happy Hour.
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Linda Holmes

Linda Holmes writes and edits NPR's entertainment and pop-culture blog, Monkey See.

Linda Holmes

Host, Pop Culture Happy Hour

Linda Holmes is a pop culture correspondent for NPR and the host of Pop Culture Happy Hour. She began her professional life as an attorney. In time, however, her affection for writing, popular culture, and the online universe eclipsed her legal ambitions. She shoved her law degree in the back of the closet, gave its living room space to DVD sets of The Wire, and never looked back.

Holmes was a writer and editor at Television Without Pity, where she recapped several hundred hours of programming — including both High School Musical movies, for which she did not receive hazard pay. Her first novel, Evvie Drake Starts Over, was published in the summer of 2019.

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Lesley Manville stars in Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris. Dávid Lukács/Ada Films/Focus Features hide caption

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Jennifer Lopez and Josh Duhamel star in the new Amazon Prime movie Shotgun Wedding. Ana Carballosa/Lionsgate hide caption

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Wednesday

Has the screenlife format of the new thriller 'Missing' gone stale by now?

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Tuesday

Shelley Long and Ted Danson in Cheers. Alamy Stock Photo hide caption

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Friday

Storm Reid stars as June in Missing. Courtesy of Screen Gems hide caption

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Thursday

Alan Cumming hosts the Peacock reality competition show The Traitors. Peacock hide caption

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Peacock

Tuesday

Guslagie Malanda in Saint Omer. Super hide caption

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Sunday

Twenty contestants are sequestered in a castle in The Traitors. Three of them are designated as traitors. If all the traitors have been banished when the game ends, the remaining faithfuls split the money. If there are any traitors left, the traitors split the money. Euan Cherry/Peacock hide caption

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Friday

Kento Yamazaki as Ryohei Arisu and Tao Tsuchiya as Yuzuha Usagi in Alice in Borderland. Kumiko Tsuchiya/Netflix hide caption

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Kumiko Tsuchiya/Netflix

Gerard Butler and Mike Colter star in Plane. Kenneth Rexach/Lionsgate hide caption

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