We've reached that time of year again kids.
That time between Oscar contenders and summer blockbusters.
Add to the mix the impending Winter Olympics and the pop culture landscape is pretty barren.
Sure, the Oscars are coming. The Super Bowl is next week and Black Panther
is imminent, but right here, right now, it's bleak.
Raw turned 25 this week. The Royal Rumble is Sunday. It was a big week for WWE.
Oh, and Vince McMahon announced he was resurrecting the XFL.
So much going on and so few choices.
January is a wasteland, pop culturally speaking.
Every year about this time I struggle to find appropriate cheesecake. Despite everything that's going on nothing seems to lend itself to our purposes here.
This is that week for 2018.
I've hit up all my usual venues and come up with nothing. That is to be expected this time of year.
I had to dig deep kids. I had to go seasonal co-star deep.
While playing catch-up on archived CW shows this week's hostess made herself known to me.
Please say hello to Kim Engelbrecht.
Ms. Engelbrecht is currently appearing on The Flash
as Marlize Devoe, the wife of this year's big bad, Clifford Devoe aka The Thinker.
Prior to her arrival in Central City, Ms. Engelbrecht appeared in Eye in the Sky, Dominion
and Death Race: Inferno
She's appeared in a few other things and we'll likely see her in more.
In the meantime, she's this week's light in the darkness.
For that we give her our thanks.
Let's hit the links.
Toys R Us closing down 182 stores in the US
Actors who thought they were making a different movie than what came out
Millennials have now put Costco in danger
And finally, how Breaking Bad changed the face of TV's golden age