With the season coming to an end, it’s time to look back at what the last few months in entertainment have taught us. You can get your thinking caps on by clicking through our gallery of 20 Things We Learned This Summer. I’ll start the addendum to the list.
1. A bit of Swedish: For instance, Hundtricket, the title of a 2002 film that features True Blood‘s Alexander Skarsgard in a shower scene (pictured), means “The Dog Trick.”
2. Mark Feuerstein is no longer “TV poison”: Royal Pains earned a second season on USA, which means the next time we write about its leading man we won’t have to mention that he also starred in three failed NBC sitcoms — 1997’s Fired Up (shot down after 23 episodes), 1998’s Conrad Bloom (after nine episodes), and 2002’s Good Morning, Miami (30 episodes) — and one blink-and-you-missed-it CBS drama, 3 Lbs. (canceled after only three airings in 2006).
3. Movie execs do have a heart, at least the ones at Pixar. Ten-year-old Colby Curtin’s dying wish to see Up was granted with a home screening. (I will not tear up again. I will not tear up again. I will not — nope, just did.)
Your turn. What did you learn this summer?