A teen horror K-drama! Multiple murder-mystery parodies! Lily James as Pamela Anderson! It’s a fantastic week for all things New! Why the streaming powers that choose to overwhelm us with such a wealth of choice, I can’t say. But what I can do is tell you what the watch is worth this week.
What to watch on Netflix
we are all dead
Netflix’s K-drama dominance continues this week with the premiere of we are all dead, a new zombie thriller series. When a South Korean high school becomes the site of a zombie virus outbreak, the students must fight each other, alive and dead, to escape. Mixed into this horror plot are the beats that come with any high school story; Along with the trials and tribulations of adolescence, these students face a threat that may very well prevent them from completing their coming-of-age stories. we are all dead premieres Friday, January 28and.
The woman at home opposite the girl at the window
Good, this was definitely a mouthful, or, well, a full keyboard. But Netflix’s latest true-crime spoof promises to be much faster than its title, with Kristen Bell leading the charge as the titular woman who notices increasingly suspicious happenings in her quaint neighborhood. Included between The girl on the train, The woman at the windowand most Lifetime movies, the “single woman faces off with a potential murderer” genre has gotten a little tired, to say the least. The woman at home promises to liven up these over-the-top tropes with some much-needed wit, while following a fun mystery. The woman at home opposite the girl at the window premieres Friday, January 28and.
What to watch on Hulu
Pam and Tommy
To throw critical distance out the window for a moment, I’m very exited for Pam and Tommy. I have posters of both Me Tonya and Mama Mia! Here we go again hanging in my house, so anything that combines director Craig Gillespie with actors Sebastian Stan and Lily James is bound to be a massive hit in my book. Fortunately, most reviewers seem to agree with me. The series tackles the high-profile wedding, honeymoon and sex tape leak of Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee. James’ turn as Anderson has already been hailed as eye-opening, and I for one can’t wait to watch. Pam and Tommy premieres Wednesday, February 2n/a.
alley of nightmares
For the sake of continuity, I must say that I Also have a poster of The shape of water on my wall, and I will always sing for director Guillermo del Toro. This week, that means letting everyone know that alley of nightmares is coming to streaming. This current award contender stars Bradley Cooper as Stanton Carlisle, a man who sneaks across the country as a carny carny and carnival trickster. As always, del Toro directs the film with her signature spooky style, and Cate Blanchett’s femme fatale is worth your streaming service price alone. alley of nightmares will be available for streaming (on Hulu and HBO Max) on Tuesday, February 1st.
What to watch on Amazon Prime
The Legend of Vox Machina
Yes Invincible proven anything is that Amazon Prime seems to know what it’s doing in the adult animation department. With The Legend of Vox Machina, they seek to stay on top of this world, albeit in very different ways. The show is from the hit web series critical rolewhere a group of voice actors broadcasts Dungeons & Dragons campaigns through different story arcs. The anime series represents an interesting development in modern storytelling, blending elements of comic books, live streaming, and role-playing into a real, well-funded spectacle. The Legend of Vox Machina premieres Friday, January 28and.
What to watch on HBO Max
West Side Story (1961)
In a timely acquisition, HBO is giving everyone the chance to watch the original film adaptation of West Side Story. Whether or not you’ve seen last year’s Spielberg version – and you certainly have should see it, for too many reasons to list here – it’s always a pleasure to take a peek at how big budget films were made back in the day. The camerawork is no less fluid, the dancing no less dynamic, and Rita Moreno? She’s perfect in both films, across both centuries. West Side Story will be available to stream from February 1st.
What to watch on Apple TV+
the after party
the after party is a new murder mystery comedy series that is sure to have you hooked. On the one hand, it is filled to the brim with big names, Skip the street comedy duo Christopher Miller and Phil Lord behind the camera in front of actors Tiffany Haddish, Ilana Glazer and Dave Franco. Additionally, following the murder of a former classmate at a high school reunion afterparty, the series takes a creative approach to deconstructing its mystery in that each episode comes from a different character’s point of view. . Who doesn’t love an unreliable narrator (or 8)? the after party premieres Friday, January 28and.
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