Liam Mathews

Liam Mathews is the Watercooler's Senior Editor. He's written for Esquire, Gold Derby, TV Guide, and Fast Company, among other outlets. Previously, he was a Reviews and Recommendations Editor at TV Guide. Follow him on Twitter: @liamaathews.
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Sexy Beasts

You know how Belle fell for that Beast, who was really just a Furry hiding a hot stud of a prince? That’s essentially the premise of this dating show, which may or may not be a parody of The Bachelor. Shop for your next date or your next pet and have a jolly good howl.

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Halloween Kills

Halloween Kills is a worthy entry in the Halloween franchise. It doesn’t reinvent the wheel, but it’s an above-average slasher movie that will get you in the spooky season mood.

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What You Need to Know About Impeachment: American Crime Story

Each season of FX’s American Crime Story franchise, executive producer Ryan Murphy and his team of collaborators dramatize a true crime that dominated headlines in the ‘90s. It’s renowned for finding fresh, compelling angles that re-evaluate well-known stories while providing juicy parts for ambitious actors. The first season, The People v. O.J. Simpson, came out

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The Voyeurs

A fun, sexy revival of a lost genre with a modern twist. If you like movies that make you feel a little bit dirty for enjoying them, The Voyeurs will float your boat.

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After the Dystopian Drama See, Get Inspired by the Blind Magician Documentary Dealt

Welcome to What to Watch After, where you’ll find recommendations inspired by your favorite dark shows and movies that the algorithm couldn’t come up with, and only a thinking human brain would suggest.  Instead of more disturbing dystopian serial killer horror, the Watercooler’s after-watch picks work as “palate cleansers” to help clear your head so

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If You Loved The White Lotus, Here Are Six Shows to Watch Next

A biting satire series from creator Mike White (Enlightened, School of Rock), White Lotus covers one eventful week at an exclusive Hawaiian luxury resort, where conflict brews between the spoiled rich guests — who are all going through personal crises that money might not be able to fix — and the stressed-out workers who have

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The North Water

A dark and intense historical saga, The North Water is not for everyone, but it’s a must-watch for fans of nautical period pieces and truly cinematic television.

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Reservation Dogs

Reservation Dogs is a fresh comedy series from a community that’s never made a show like this before. It’s one of the best new comedies of the year so far.

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She’s Gotta Have It

Free-spirited artist Nola Darling (DeWanda Wise) juggles three lovers while trying to stay true to herself in this sexy comedy-drama series that brings a timely update to Spike Lee’s 1986 film. A hidden gem that ran from 2017-2019, it’s waiting to be rediscovered on Netflix. 

Liam Mathews

Liam Mathews is the Watercooler's Senior Editor. He's written for Esquire, Gold Derby, TV Guide, and Fast Company, among other outlets. Previously, he was a Reviews and Recommendations Editor at TV Guide. Follow him on Twitter: @liamaathews.
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Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist

An inventive new comedy-drama for anyone that wants something insanely out of this world but also a little bit relatable.

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Mythic Quest

A fun comedy that’s surprisingly layered and balanced with genuine emotional beats. Gamers and non-gamers alike should have fun with the humor and eccentric characters who stick with you.

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Hulu Shrill Season 2 Catch-Up Recap

The critically acclaimed series starring Aidy Bryan returned for a second season with an arc of growth that finally lets her character Annie make some progress in her personal and professional life.

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Noelle

Funny, heartwarming, and adorably eccentric, Disney+’s Noelle is ready to become a holiday classic in your home.

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A Very Sunny Christmas

Gross, over-the-top, brutal, and so opposite of every other Christmas special and movie that you can’t help but appreciate it. 

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The Apartment

A timeless look at the holidays from the point of view of the singletons who don’t have families to spend them with, the bitingly funny 1960 Oscar winner will appeal to cynics, cinephiles, and even romantics.

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Serendipity

A lesson in authenticity, the power of friendship, and acting on your gut feeling, even when the odds are against you.

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A Christmas Story

Looking for a holiday movie to watch with the entire family? If so this is a classic worth re-watching.

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Mistletoe & Menorahs

Perfect for showing that different views can be respected and appreciated, this holiday romance has something for everyone.

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Under the Radar Holiday Movies for Every Mood

It’s already happened, friends. I was driving around, six weeks from Christmas, the radio on, when I heard it. That one song. The one that tells us to brace ourselves, the holidays are coming: Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You.” And I am not ashamed to admit that I bellowed out every

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Napoleon

A stunning, riveting, and surprisingly funny biopic, Ridley Scott’s Napoleon is a cinematic tour de force: a visual masterclass in humanity and all its ills.

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Scott Pilgrim vs The World

A fun, comical, unexpected breath of fresh air, Scott Pilgrim vs the World blends cleverly crafted action with a story about how to deal with the pain of young love, accept ourselves and move on – shifting our focus from the past to the present.

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The Holdovers

A cross-generation watch that delivers a breath of fresh air to the holiday movie season, The Holdovers will tug at your heartstrings as it wrestles with deeper themes — ultimately nurturing hope.

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How to Jump Into The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

It has been 11 years since Katniss and Peeta were introduced in The Hunger Games, the film that broke box office records and kicked off a dystopian blockbuster trilogy. The duo were dragged back into the arena in the sequels Catching Fire and Mockingjay: Part One before they finally found some semblance of peace in

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A Need to Know Guide to Monarch: Legacy of Monsters

The first streaming series in the Godzilla monsterverse is an epic story that straddles two timelines and three generations — explaining the origin story of the people who have studied the colossal creatures over the past 70 years.

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20-Something & Figuring it Out: A Post-College Watchlist

I’ve grown accustomed to seeing people my age on screen. The problem is, 23-year-olds are usually playing high schoolers. And while I’ve relished the avalanche of shows and movies about high school’s clique-ridden trials, and even the few that explore college’s rich landscape, I was ready for something that reflected my own freshly post-commencement life.

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Rescue in the Philippines

A chilling yet inspiring documentary about an often-overlooked act of kindness that ultimately changed the course of history.

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Transport Me: Holiday Movies from Around the World

If you and your family are getting tired of the same old Christmas stories year after year, why not dig a little deeper and try these picks from around the world?

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