In a world of overwhelming choice, it’s easy to watch the same three TV shows or listen to the same five playlists. There’s a time and place for these practices, but sometimes it’s worth shaking things up. There are some new and engaging stories that span the many oceans of streamable entertainment.
Love Jennifer Coolidge in White Lotus? She plays essentially the same character in Ryan Murphy’s new Netflix series The Watcher. Based on a real-life true crime saga, ‘The Watcher’ follows her Brannock family who receive a spooky letter from a stalker called The Watcher. It requires creative freedom, but it’s the perfect balance between thrilling and silly. The first season is available to stream on Netflix.
If HGTV is your bread and butter, HBO Max picked up “Trixie Motel,” a fixer-upper show starring drag queen Trixie Mattel. Known for his love of pink and retro style, Mattel renovated a rundown motel in his Springs, Palm, California. It’s lighthearted, fun, funky and has everything you need to relax.
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I don’t like reboots, but I’m excited for “That ’90s Show.” Red and Kitty Forman play with their grandchildren in the sequel to the hit sitcom That ’70s Show. With most of the original cast making cameo appearances, it’s set to be a show to watch in 2023. The series will premiere on his Netflix on January 19th.
Moviegoers and queer film lovers alike will be celebrating the addition of Brokeback Mountain to Netflix this month. A timeless Love He story that follows her two cowboys who find love and heartbreak. If you haven’t seen it yet and are a Heath Ledger fan, I highly recommend it.
Bowen Yang of ‘Saturday Night Live’ and Joel Kim Booster of ‘Loot’ join ‘Fire Island,’ a gay reinterpretation of Jane Austen’s novel Pride and Prejudice. It’s fresh, fun, and breathes new life into a story English majors feared. You can watch this well-crafted comedy on Hulu.
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Fans of ’70s rock star looks and Italian rock’n’roll should look out for Måneskin’s sophomore album, Rush! The Eurovision 2021 winner has his first album “Teatro d’ira-Vol. 1”, going platinum in Italy. They bring a fresh take to rock ‘n’ roll and don’t allow bassist Victoria de Angelis to be sexualized any more than the male members of the band. The new album will be released on her January 20th.
Pop princess Caroline Polachek is set to release her new album Desire, I Want to Turn Into You this Valentine’s Day. Previously she has worked with artists such as Charli XCX and AG Cook, and she continues to reinvent her pop space with her music.
Can’t wait for new music to be released? British rapper Little Sims has released his seventh album, NO THANK YOU. She is a masterpiece of her sheer talent. Not featured on any of her albums, she’s focused solely on her own talent. And her British accent is intoxicating to listen to.