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What to Watch This Weekend

This weekend's new content is pure 🔥! No, like... literally. Here's what's poppin'!

HACKS: Season 2

Watch on HBO Max

Deborah Vance stans make some noise! Season 2 of the Emmy-winning comedy finds Deborah (Jean Smart) and Ava (Hannah Einbinder) embarking on a cross-country tour to test out new material. These two on the road together? What could go right? In case you forgot- last season ended with Ava sending a rather defamatory email about Deborah to TV producers. So you know that is going to go over well. We cannot wait to see how it plays out.

FIRESTARTER

Watch on Peacock and in Theaters

Zaddy Efron reporting for duty! That’s right- Zach Efron has officially graduated from High School Musical to playing a father of an 11-year-old who has the ability to set things on fire with her mind. Get your head in the game, girl! The movie is based on a Stephen King novel and follows the struggle of a couple to hide their daughter from a shadowy federal agency that wants to harness her power into a weapon of mass destruction.

CONVERSATIONS WITH FRIENDS

Watch on Hulu

If you enjoyed “Normal People” on Hulu, this is one you’re going to want to check out. It’s also an adaptation of a Sally Rooney novel that features Irish accents and lots of sex. We’re sold! You’ve definitely seen this book cover if you’ve been on a beach over the past five years. But for those who have yet to read it, the miniseries is about two college students who get tangled up with an older married couple. The cast features Sasha Lane, Joe Alwyn, Alison Oliver, and Jemima Kirke.

Further Viewing:

CANDY (Watch on Hulu)

Jessica Biel stars in this limited series as Candy Montgomery, a Texas housewife who killed her friend (Melanie-the-moment Lynskey) with an axe and got away with it. In true 1980s fashion (when the series is set) Hulu will be releasing the show’s five episodes over five successive days.

THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS (Watch on Bravo)

After an explosive eleventh season, the ladies of Beverly Hills (and surrounding valleys) are back for more drama! With the cast still intact, this season we can expect more questioning around Erika Jayne’s legal woes (does it really snow in Pasadena?), Dorit’s home invasion, and some hinted-at fractures in the relationship between sisters, Kyle Richards and Kathy Hilton. We’ve got our diamonds shined and ready to hold.

THE TIME TRAVELER’S WIFE (Watch on HBO)

Based on the beloved novel, this six-episode miniseries tells the story of an artist, Claire, and a librarian, Henry, whose relationship is complicated by the fact that Henry is… well… a time traveler. It’s giving melodrama realness and we are here for it.

OPERATION MINCEMEAT (Watch on Netflix)

Colin Firth and Matthew Macfadyen star in this WW2 drama based on a true story of two British intelligence officers who hatch a plan to throw the Nazis off their plan to invade Sicily.

THE ESSEX SERPENT (Watch on Apple TV+)

You’ve heard of the Loch Ness Monster, but have you heard of the Essex Serpent? Claire Danes and Tom Hiddleston star in this series about a sea serpent who terrorizes a small English town. Whether the serpent is real or not depends on who in town you talk to. But before long, the tables turn and what started out as a hunt for a serpent becomes a witch hunt.

THE LINCOLN LAWYER (Watch on Netflix)

This Netflix series is about an idealistic lawyer in Los Angeles who runs his practice out of his Lincoln Town Car. The show is what some might consider a return to form for creator, David E. Kelley, who is coming off of big hits like BIG LITTLE LIES but got his start doing network legal dramas.

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