Top 10 Things to Read, Watch & Listen to from August 21-27

A lot’s been happening in the world of pop culture this past week. From the adventures of an aspiring teen country singer, to the final season of Black-ish and a brand-new season of Never Have I Ever, you won’t run out of things to keep you entertained anytime soon!

1. HSMTMTS/Interview with Saylor Bell Curda (YEM interview)

In this exclusive interview, linked below, YEM got to sit down with actor Saylor Bell Curda to discuss her role as Maddox on the series High School Musical: The Musical- The Series, including what awaits her character this season, as well as what it was like working with the rest of the cast.

HSMTMTS | Interview with Saylor Bell Curda

2. Black-ish, Season 8 (Disney Plus) (August 24)

Join the witty Johnson family in their last hurrah as this acclaimed sitcom reaches its inevitable conclusion. From attempts to make new friends to working for the Los Angeles Lakers, it’s going to be a hilarious and heartfelt ride. And while you’re at it, take a look back at our last piece on its spinoff, Grown-ish.

Breakdown of Grown-ish’s Characters

3. HSMTMTS, Season 3, Episode 5 (Disney Plus) (August 24)

This new episode, ‘No Drama’, follows the cast of Frozen having their first table read following their frightful night in the woods. However, a camper’s disappearance, and Corbin Bleu’s documentary crew, lead the Wildcats into disarray. Additionally, in case you missed it, make sure to check out our interview we did with Matt Cornett (aka EJ) previously.

HSMTMTS | YEM Exclusive Interview with Matt Cornett

4. A Cowgirl’s Song (Netflix) (August 21)

An aspiring country singer moves in with her grandmother, who was once a legendary singer herself, and who’s recently fallen on some hard times. And if you’re a musical nut, check out this interview we did with Eli Golden of 13, another new cinematic showstopper.

13: The Musical | YEM Exclusive Interview with Eli Golden

5. Those Summer Nights by Laura Silverman (August 23)

After recovering from a shattered leg, Hannah must balance a summer job, a former friend, and two very charming coworkers. And don’t forget to check out this week’s New Book Tuesday List, linked below!

New Book Tuesday: August 16th

6. Give Me the Future & Dreams of the Past by Bastille (August 26)

This catchy new album critiques the state of social interaction in today’s world, where people prefer the simulated world to genuine connection, with songs from ‘Plug In’ to ‘No Bad Days’.

7. Lightlark by Alex Aster (August 23)

Young Isla Crown becomes the new ruler of Wilding, a realm full of temptresses cursed to kill anyone they fall in love with. To end this suffering, Isla must compete at the Centennial, a deadly competition for all realm leaders.

8. Four for the Road by K.J. Reilly (August 23)

Asher Hunting seeks vengeance against the drunk driver who killed his mother and got away with it. His vendetta lands him in a bereavement group, where some unexpected friendships set Asher on the road towards reconnection and forgiveness.

9. Flood by Stella Donnelly (August 26)

In this album from the Australian singer, come on a soulful journey about realizing what’s most important in life. From ‘Flood’ to ‘Restricted Account’ to ‘Morning Silence’, it’ll be a sonic gut punch.

10. Never Have I Ever, Season 3 (Netflix)

Looks like we missed last week! In this new season of Mindy Kaling’s romcom series, Davi navigates dating Paxton, a cool new guy, trolling, and ghosting. Also, don’t forget to catch our interviews with Jaren Lewis (Ben) and Darren Barnet (Paxton)!