Episode #9×34: NSYNC Reunion Rumors, Rotten Tomatoes Gets Played By Hollywood, Cancel Culture in 2023

  • Welcome to #Millennial, the home of pretend adulting and real talk!
  • Off the top, we tune into the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing on banned books and free speech, see the full clip HERE.
  • We’ll love you forever if you take a few minutes to fill out our 2023 listener survey to help us improve the show!
  • Rumors of an NSYNC reunion began swirling earlier in the year when the first trailer for ‘Trolls: Band Together’ seemingly made several references to iconic 90s boy bands. 
  • Anticipation reached a fever pitch when all five members of NSYNC attended the MTV Video Music Awards to present the Best Pop Video award to Taylor Swift. A couple of other cryptic messages from the band culminated in NSYNC announcing their first single in over two decades… for the ‘Trolls 3’ movie.
  • In a deep dive on Vulture, we learned that studios and publicists are able to successfully skew movie rating scores. 
  • Do movie reviews mean anything to us? Are we easily influenced by the Tomatometer?
  • Have we ever been influenced by reviews or even publicists trying to wine and dine us?
  • Cancel culture in 2023 vs 2017: Lizzo sued by former backup dancers for creating a hostile work environment and Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis take heat for writing character letters for Danny Masterson in the wake of his rape convictions.
  • What is the line between boss/friend for Lizzo’s backup dancers?
  • Have inappropriate behaviors towards underage minors reduced, or just shifted and look different now?
  • This week’s recommendations will keep you entertained, educated, and well-rested! ‘Hot Ones’ featuring NSYNC (coming Thursday) (Pam), scheduling “learning time” for yourself (Andrew), and establishing a good pre-sleep routine of journaling, meditating, and winding down (Laura).

And in this week’s installment of After Dark:

  • Inspired by Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis, let’s get canceled for writing character defense letters for each others’ crimes against humanity.
  • “Hey all he had to do was buy you a slice of pizza to avoid being axe murdered.”
  • Pam is on her Vigilante Shit!

Download now