What makes us happy: a guide to watching and listening over the weekend

This week, we heard the latest Beatles song (sort of), someone made a regrettable decision about a Halloween costume and instantly regretted it, and the actors' strike continued.

Here's what the NPR Pop Culture Happy Hour team has been paying attention to – and what you should check out this weekend.

Official Podcast "Gilded Age" from HBO Official Podcast "Gilded Age" HBO The official "Gilded Age" podcast accompanies the HBO show, whose second season has just begun. I started listening out of curiosity, and I got hooked very quickly. It's hosted by TCM's Alicia Malone and Tom Meyers from the Bowery Boys NYC History podcast. They bring so much context to the show – there are plenty of things you can miss while watching, but in this podcast, they delve deep into the details. As a history enthusiast and a fan of "The Gilded Age," I adore this podcast. — Kristen Meinzer

I am absolutely fascinated by TikTok videos dedicated to culinary authority Kit Lee. At this point, Lee can alter the entire course of a restaurant with one review. This week, he was in Atlanta, and he was met with so much drama – the city's restaurant scene is on fire. There are so many rules in Atlanta restaurants – he pulls up to these places, and they are like, "Oh, it's a two-hour wait," or "Oh, your whole party has to be here," or "Oh, you can't DoorDash or order takeout or call ahead." Kit Lee's thing is that he wants to be a regular person – he doesn't want special treatment. So, he shows up at all these places with his family and sees what's next – and he encounters rules, drama, and chaos. — Reanna Cruz

YouTube I binged all six episodes of "Bargain," a Korean drama series that's been compared to "Squid Game." It's a capitalist satire and a disaster epic, and I think the less you know about it, the better. But I'll just say that the first episode starts with a young woman auctioning off her virginity to a man in a hotel room. And then this episode ends with an earthquake, and the hotel collapses, leaving everyone inside to fight for survival. Each episode is shot as if it's one continuous take, so it feels like a video game, but you also constantly shift perspectives between different characters. It's fun, weird, and dark. — Aisha Harris