Another week, another show (or rather: more shows) to binge on…
Whether you are still in COVID-19 self-quarantine, sticking to physical distancing or embracing the so called “new normal,” this is still the perfect time to binge on some of the best series that we can access online. So, we sifted through all the new shows on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, HBO Max, Apple TV+ and present you our list of this week’s recommendations. All hail to these streaming providers that make sure that we have more than enough to choose from. Keep staying inside and browse through our what-to-watch list this week.
As Netflix’s first original Korean series, “Kingdom” is a highly-anticipated TV series set in Korea’s medieval Joseon period. The series tells the story of Crown Prince Lee Chang’s journey to investigate the spread of a mysterious and strange plague that renders the infected immune to death and hungry for flesh. Unfortunately, the plagues has beset his father—the King of Joseon—and the country’s southern provinces. Accompanied by a physician and his personal guard, the Crown Prince must prevent the advance of the plague towards his home capital of Hanyang, while unveiling the evil scheme in a kingdom defeated by corruption and famine and save his people at the same time.
“Hollywood,” a new limited series from Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan, follows a group of aspiring actors and filmmakers in post-World War II Hollywood as they try to make it in Tinseltown, no matter the cost. Uniquely, each character offers a glimpse behind the gilded curtain of Hollywood’s Golden Age, spotlighting the unfair systems and biases across race, gender and sexuality that continue to this day. Provocative and incisive, “Hollywood” also exposes and examines decades-old power dynamics, and what the entertainment landscape might look like if they had been dismantled.
The Politician (Netflix)
“The Politician” offers a comedic and satirical glimpse into just what it takes to be a politician. The series follows on the story of Payton Hobart, who has dreamed of being elected President of the United States since childhood. Each season revolves around a different political race his character is involved in. For instance, in the first season, he is running for president of the student body .
On the other hand, he is running for a seat in the New York State Senate in the second season. Put simply, if Payton wants to rise above petty politics and succeed without compromising his character, he must find his voice and strengthen his political message to inspire and excite the voters.
The Boys (Amazon Prime)
“The Boys” is an irreverent take on what happens when superheroes, who are as popular as celebrities, as influential as politicians and as revered as gods, abuse their superpowers rather than use them for good. It’s the powerless against the super powerful as “The Boys” embark on a heroic quest to expose the truth about “The Seven,” and their formidable Vought backing.
Hanna (Amazon Prime)
In equal parts high-concept thriller and coming-of-age drama, “Hanna” follows the journey of an extraordinary young girl raised in the forest, as she evades the relentless pursuit of an off-book CIA agent and tries to unearth the truth behind who she is.
Jamie: Keep Cooking and Carry On (Hulu)
Jamie Oliver shows how to make the most of kitchen staples and how to be creative with whatever ingredients you’ve got at home, whatever the budget. From ingenious ideas for frozen food, to recipes drawn entirely from the store-cupboard, Oliver will be on hand to show home cooks how to make nutritious and delicious food using simple ingredients. In short, he shares easy-to-follow recipes, ingredient swaps and tips to inspire people staying at home.
Barry (HBO Max)
“Barry” is a dark comedy starring Bill Hader as a depressed, low-rent hitman from the Midwest. Lonely and dissatisfied in his life, he reluctantly travels to Los Angeles to execute a hit on an aspiring actor. Barry follows his “mark” into an acting class and ends up finding an accepting community in a group of eager hopefuls within the Los Angeles theater scene. He wants to start a new life as an actor, but his criminal past won’t let him walk away. The ultimate question, though, can he find a way to balance both worlds?
The Morning Show (Apple TV+)
“The Morning Show” explores the cutthroat world of morning news and the lives of the people who help America wake up in the morning. The story was told through the lens of two complicated women working to navigate the minefield of high-octane jobs while facing crises in both their personal and professional lives. All in all, it’s an unapologetically candid drama that looks at the power dynamics between women and men, and women and women, in the workplace.
Home Before Dark (Apple TV+)
As a dramatic mystery series inspired by the reporting of a young investigative journalist, Hilde Lysiak, “Home Before Dark” follows a young girl named Hilde who moves from the city of Brooklyn to the small lakeside town her father left behind. While there, her dogged pursuit of the truth leads her to unearth a cold case that everyone in town, including her own father, tried hard to bury.
Little America (Apple TV+)
Apple’s highly anticipated and critically acclaimed new anthology series “Little America” goes beyond the headlines to bring to life the funny, romantic, heartfelt and surprising stories of immigrants in America. Inspired by the true stories featured in Epic Magazine, this particular series successfully shows why they’re more relevant now than ever.
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