Melissa Roth

Melissa Roth has written for Rolling Stone, VanityFair.com, Marie Claire, and The Washington Post, among other outlets.
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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.

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Tehran Season 1

A timely, nail-biting spy thriller that you won’t be able to stop watching, Tehran is as illuminating as it is gripping.

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My Octopus Teacher

A stunning, often magical and emotional documentary that inspires awe and empathy, My Octopus Teacher brings a personal narrative to a nature documentary and captures the brilliance of a familiar sea creature like nothing before it.

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Roadkill

Political leaders dedicating their waking hours to dodging scandals are not native to the U.S., but they’re more fun to watch when playing out in a fictional version from the other side of the pond.

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The Good Lord Bird

What can seem like a wild-ride Coen brothers adventure-comedy on one level is actually a stirring exploration of history: a peeling away of the layers of religion, identity, and race that have intertwined to drive some of the biggest events that collectively shaped us.

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The Oprah Conversation

A timely, much-needed series that combines raw honesty with the moderation only Oprah can bring, offering a road map for how to move forward.

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Hamilton

Dazzling, rousing, and enlightening, Hamilton is a cultural phenomenon that’s as entertaining as it is inspiring.  The Broadway show united politicians and won a Pulitzer, a Grammy, and record-breaking Tony nominations, and it’s now available for everyone to see thanks to streaming.

Melissa Roth

Melissa Roth has written for Rolling Stone, VanityFair.com, Marie Claire, and The Washington Post, among other outlets.
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What to Expect from the This Is Us Finale

What does the finale of This is Us have left to say about the beloved characters we’ve been following for six seasons now?

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Conversations with Friends

A captivating adaptation of Sally Rooney’s bestseller, Conversations with Friends takes you deep into in the agony and ecstasy of a secretive affair as well as an open relationship, and forces you to ask the big questions.

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Get Organized with The Home Edit

Though organizing and tidying can be stress-inducing, The Home Edit experts demonstrate that the key to taking control of your space again is to have a system that works for you and your workflow.

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The Essex Serpent

Like the mythical creature of the title, The Essex Serpent slowly draws you out to sea and before you know it you’re in deep, totally immersed.

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Operation Mincemeat

This isn’t a high-octane spy thriller or a war film in the style of Saving Private Ryan. It’s a quiet piece whose entertainment value is found in the incredulous fact that this really did happen, but that doesn’t make it any less enjoyable.

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Why We’re Still Obsessed with The Golden Girls 30 Years Later

It is impossible to overstate the lasting success of The Golden Girls, which enjoys a level of popularity and staying power few shows have ever reached.

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What’s So Funny about Hacks?

Hacks is one of the best comedies on TV right now. And if you don’t believe us, we’ve got the receipts to prove it.

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Pachinko

Pachinko is a beautiful, sweeping, historic epic spanning generations as one family faces wars, strife, peace, and its own complex legacy.

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Watercooler Guide: What You Need to Know about The Staircase

Our Watercooler guide to The Staircase will help you jump right into the conversation about HBO Max’s new true-crime series.

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What to Expect from the This Is Us Finale

What does the finale of This is Us have left to say about the beloved characters we’ve been following for six seasons now?

Featured Image

Conversations with Friends

A captivating adaptation of Sally Rooney’s bestseller, Conversations with Friends takes you deep into in the agony and ecstasy of a secretive affair as well as an open relationship, and forces you to ask the big questions.

Featured Image

Get Organized with The Home Edit

Though organizing and tidying can be stress-inducing, The Home Edit experts demonstrate that the key to taking control of your space again is to have a system that works for you and your workflow.

Featured Image

The Essex Serpent

Like the mythical creature of the title, The Essex Serpent slowly draws you out to sea and before you know it you’re in deep, totally immersed.

Featured Image

Operation Mincemeat

This isn’t a high-octane spy thriller or a war film in the style of Saving Private Ryan. It’s a quiet piece whose entertainment value is found in the incredulous fact that this really did happen, but that doesn’t make it any less enjoyable.

Featured Image

Why We’re Still Obsessed with The Golden Girls 30 Years Later

It is impossible to overstate the lasting success of The Golden Girls, which enjoys a level of popularity and staying power few shows have ever reached.

Featured Image

What’s So Funny about Hacks?

Hacks is one of the best comedies on TV right now. And if you don’t believe us, we’ve got the receipts to prove it.

Featured Image

Pachinko

Pachinko is a beautiful, sweeping, historic epic spanning generations as one family faces wars, strife, peace, and its own complex legacy.

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Watercooler Guide: What You Need to Know about The Staircase

Our Watercooler guide to The Staircase will help you jump right into the conversation about HBO Max’s new true-crime series.

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