The week that was: Second debate, return of Superman, award for Dylan

Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to our weekly recap of the world of pop culture, the Week That Was.

In this space each week we try to tune out our editor bellowing “Spider-Man is a menace!” long enough to rank from Huzzah! to Hmmm… to Horrors! the most notable achievement of each day.

Without further ado …


Sunday: Hmmmm. Ratings for the second presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton drop, but nonetheless manage to draw almost 66 million viewers. Still, do you get the feeling if they didn’t have each other neither would stand a chance?


Monday: Huzzah! “Supergirl” returns for its second season, its first on The CW. Not only was it a ratings success, but it brought back Superman — the happy, fun and good version, not the mopey, poopy pants version from “Batman v Superman.” (Hate the cape straps, though.)


Tuesday: Hmmmm. What the what? Tuesday marks a decade since “30 Rock” debuted? Ah, blerg.


Wednesday: Horrors! R.I.P., Thomas Ford, the actor who played Martin Lawrence’s best friend Tommy Strawn on the ’90s sitcom “Martin.” The 52-year-old died in Atlanta.


Thursday: Huzzah! Congratulations to the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, Bob Dylan, the man who wrote, “He just smoked my eyelids and punched my cigarette.”


Friday: Huzzah! “Ben Affleck’s “The Accountant,” the KC-filmed “American Honey” and Kevin Hart’s “What Now?” open, but we might just stay at home and watch the new “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” trailer over and over and over and over …