Melissa Roth

Melissa Roth

Melissa Roth has written for Rolling Stone, VanityFair.com, Marie Claire, The Washington Post, and many other outlets you've likely never heard of.
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The Last Letter from Your Lover

A date night movie that transports you to a lush 1960s French Riviera, the adaptation of the JoJo Moyes novel entwines two eras and two sharply contrasted romances, delivering a wistful summer escape watch.

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Sex and Lucía

A cinephile’s choice for a Netflix and Chill night, Sex and Lucia is an intoxicating, arousing portrait of two lovers — and their other lovers — that explores the blurry lines between reality and imagination, love and lust, tragedy and obsession.

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My Neighbor Totoro

A joyful, enchanting classic, My Neighbor Tortoro is the rare film that can captivate all ages, from young kids to their parents and grandparents.

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Origin Story: How Friends Became the Ultimate Watercooler Hit

After a year-long delay due to the pandemic, the much-anticipated Friends Reunion Special finally has a “stream date”:  Thursday, May 27th, a tribute to its original “Must-See TV” night.  The big event has already driven legions of fans sign up for HBOMax, turning the service into “Must Stream TV.” David Janollari was a young development

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I May Destroy You

An addictive, provocative, Emmy-nominated limited series that challenges how we think and feel about our own relationships – romantic, platonic, and professional. Creator and star Michaela Coel captivates.

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Dolores

A gripping history lesson that also sheds light on the methods, risks, and compromises required to organize and sustain a movement.

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I Am Greta

Surprising and inspiring, I Am Greta is a testament to the power of one voice — no matter the age.  Watch it with the disenchanted young student in your life.

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What to Discover on Discovery+

If you don’t know where to start when it comes to streaming services, The Watercooler is here to help. To kick off the new year, we’re running down our must-watch shows and films by platform so you can dive into the world of streaming and head straight for the good stuff. Be sure to read

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Promising Young Woman

The surprise Oscar winner for Best Original Screenplay, Promising Young Woman challenges assumptions as it upends our expectations.

Melissa Roth

Melissa Roth

Melissa Roth has written for Rolling Stone, VanityFair.com, Marie Claire, The Washington Post, and many other outlets you've likely never heard of.
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Woodstock 99: Peace, Love, and Rage

This well-crafted and in-depth documentary about a festival gone horribly wrong may be horrifying to watch, but it tells us as much about the present as it does about the past.

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Emmy Watch: How PEN15 Elevates the Awkward Teen Comedy

In all its embarrassing glory and inadvertent hilarity, PEN15 shows us what it is to be a teenager—specifically a teenage girl–and reminds us that those days are not so far behind us.

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The Best New Shows to Stream in August 2021

This month is unusually light on marquee new streaming shows, but there are still some gems in the mix. We’ve picked out five that will be worth your time. And in an unusual twist, three of those five are on Hulu. We see you, Hulu! You’re crushing it this month! We also have the latest

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FBoy Island

A fresh and fun twist on the dating show genre that is definitely created from the female point of view. Set in the stunning Cayman Islands, with 24 gorgeous men, it says the quiet parts out loud and doesn’t take itself too seriously, so you don’t have to either. Get the girls together and play

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Nevertheless

A racy, seductive drama that defies K-drama tropes, Nevertheless is about a friends-with-benefits relationship that explores all of the confusion, lust, insecurity and pain of college-age relationships. Watch this one with a crush and cocktail.

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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. 

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My Unorthodox Life

Julia Haart is one of the biggest names in fashion and modeling, but it’s her ultra-Orthodox Jewish past and conflicted family that provides the drama for this reality series.

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Too Hot to Handle

If the summer heat is cooking your brain, finish it off by throwing it on the grill that is Too Hot to Handle. There’s an all new season to binge, and you’ll only regret it if you actually feel guilt from your guilty pleasures.

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The Evolution of The Rock & His Khakis

In honor of the upcoming Jungle Cruise film, we present a list of some of the best films where The Rock rocks his signature khaki look.

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Woodstock 99: Peace, Love, and Rage

This well-crafted and in-depth documentary about a festival gone horribly wrong may be horrifying to watch, but it tells us as much about the present as it does about the past.

Featured Image

Emmy Watch: How PEN15 Elevates the Awkward Teen Comedy

In all its embarrassing glory and inadvertent hilarity, PEN15 shows us what it is to be a teenager—specifically a teenage girl–and reminds us that those days are not so far behind us.

Featured Image

The Best New Shows to Stream in August 2021

This month is unusually light on marquee new streaming shows, but there are still some gems in the mix. We’ve picked out five that will be worth your time. And in an unusual twist, three of those five are on Hulu. We see you, Hulu! You’re crushing it this month! We also have the latest

Read More »
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FBoy Island

A fresh and fun twist on the dating show genre that is definitely created from the female point of view. Set in the stunning Cayman Islands, with 24 gorgeous men, it says the quiet parts out loud and doesn’t take itself too seriously, so you don’t have to either. Get the girls together and play

Read More »
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Nevertheless

A racy, seductive drama that defies K-drama tropes, Nevertheless is about a friends-with-benefits relationship that explores all of the confusion, lust, insecurity and pain of college-age relationships. Watch this one with a crush and cocktail.

Featured Image

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. 

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My Unorthodox Life

Julia Haart is one of the biggest names in fashion and modeling, but it’s her ultra-Orthodox Jewish past and conflicted family that provides the drama for this reality series.

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Too Hot to Handle

If the summer heat is cooking your brain, finish it off by throwing it on the grill that is Too Hot to Handle. There’s an all new season to binge, and you’ll only regret it if you actually feel guilt from your guilty pleasures.

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The Evolution of The Rock & His Khakis

In honor of the upcoming Jungle Cruise film, we present a list of some of the best films where The Rock rocks his signature khaki look.