Welcome to another edition of 'Up Next' here at Screen Times. This week, 'Trying' returns to TV+ for what is sure to be another heartfelt, emotional rollercoaster of a season, 'For All Mankind' begins to head into the later part of its third season at light-speed and 'Black Bird', 'Loot' and 'Physical' fill out a jam-packed schedule of TV for the weekend ahead.
There's also another baseball doubleheader tonight and plenty of new content on Apple Arcade, as well as a ton of brand-new workouts to power through over on Fitness+.
The second half of the MLB season is underway as teams battle it out for a spot in the postseason. This week on Apple TV+, the Cubs visit the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park and in the late game, the Cleveland Guardians head to Guaranteed Rate Field for a clash with Tim Anderson and the Chicago White Sox.
Play as one of six epic heroes, summon troops, sling spells, and destroy enemy towers to achieve victory in this exciting head-to-head castle defense game. Players can enjoy single-player adventures with three campaigns filled with campy storytelling, sweeping musical scores, and hand-crafted environments. Or they can dive into fast-paced battles with friends and family in competitive 1v1 or 2v2 matches. Players can build custom decks and upgrade cards to create monstrous combinations of troops and spells as they aim to defeat their opponents, destroy the Soul Gem that gives them power, and move to the top of the leaderboards.
This week, Bakari has a tough new 30 minute HiiT, where the order of the moves keeps changing in each round. Music plays a big part in Kim's new strength workouts, where the biggest moments tie in with each beat drop! This week's Time To Run also takes us to Key West for a run in the sun.
We're digging into the archives this week and heading back to our teenage years with Third Eye Blind's self-titled debut album. Recently, Friday Night Baseball's Katie Nolan appeared on After School Radio with Mark Hoppus and after discussing this album, it's been on constant repeat here at Screen Times. A perfect summer listen.
Devon: "Lifeslide was one of the earliest games released on Apple Arcade, and it’s been my favorite mobile game ever since. You play as a paper airplane flying through the different stages of life, from birth to old age, trying to stay afloat and navigate all of the twists and turns that come your way. As you progress, the landscape and obstacles adapt to fit the stage of life that you’re in. It’s beautiful, fun, and not too terribly challenging, which I appreciate. Playing this game calms my mind in a way that no other video game ever has. I can play it for hours on end, and it always leaves me with a soothing feeling. Unfortunately, Lifeslide was added to a list of games leaving Apple Arcade soon, which is why I’m recommending it this week. I want everyone to have a chance to experience this game before it’s gone! And I really hope that its developers make it available for purchase on the App Store once it’s removed from the Apple Arcade. We’ve never seen a mass exodus of games from the service before, so this will be new for all of us. Either way, I’m really grateful for Lifeslide and glad it’s been such a positive presence in my life over the past few years."
James: "The gang are back for another season and after leaving for pastures new at the end of season 3, they return to their home in Staten Island to find the building in total disrepair, with no money to fix it. Nandor decides that it's time to settle down to search for love, Nadja tries to realise her dream of opening a vampire night-club and Laszlo struggles with raising baby Colin Robinson, after the events of last season. Season 3, for many, felt like a slight dip in terms of quality but this new season is already off to a fantastic start and the show feels like it's back on top form again. The new season feels fresh and it's funnier and more chaotic than ever before.
Sigmund: "Ever since the series finale of Insecure took it’s final bow last year I’ve been patiently anticipating Issa Rae’s return project. Rae’s latest creation, Rap Sh!t, centre’s on two Miami-based rappers portrayed by Aida Osman and KaMillion who, after being estranged for many years, reconnect and try to find success in the music industry. A story of black female empowerment, intention, sacrifice, personal limits, and the chase for likes, streams and views in pursuit of a better life. The first two episodes premiere this weekend, featuring groundbreaking female characters and a banger of a soundtrack to boost!”
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