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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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Your Quick Guide to the 2022 Oscars – Presenters, Performers, Predictions & Takeaways

Your quick guide to the 2022 Academy Awards, including the presenters, performances, streaming options, and takeaways from this year’s most talked about nominees.

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Transport Me: Ten Irish Gems to Watch on St. Patrick’s Day

Don’t feel like partying in a crowded bar on St. Patrick’s Day? Stay home and pay tribute to Irish culture with these movies and shows.

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Understanding Russia & Ukraine: What to Watch for Context

The best films and series to watch for a deeper understanding of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the historical events that led up to the current conflict.

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Your Valentine’s Day Streaming Date

So, you’re single this V-day, and debating whether to hit up the apps for a good distraction.  Now, you could go on Tinder and swipe your heart — and $500,000 — away to some swindler.  Or you could save yourself some trouble and cozy up with some of the best characters across the streamers this

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The Shows and Movies We’re Looking forward to in 2022

We asked some of our contributors about their most anticipated shows of 2022. Read on for their picks, and feel free to add your own.

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Amanpour: Sex and Love Around the World

A fun and fascinating look at cross-cultural sexual mores and how they’re changing, Sex and Love Around the World will definitely spark conversation, if not something more.

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Reality vs Fiction: The True Stories Behind Succession’s Finale & What it Predicts

Over a week after its third season finale, Succession is still the subject of articles and social media conversations. And you might find yourself asking: How has a series full of double-crossing family members and sociopathic billionaires captured so much attention…for months? Succession can be gripping, for one, a jolting clash of piercing satire, masterfully

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Last Chance for Cyber Monday Streaming Deals 

So many streaming services, so many Cyber Monday deals.  But which of these streamers have enough of the shows and movies you will actually watch?  And how much will you really save?

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The Best of What’s New on Netflix: June 2021

Only three things are certain in life: death, taxes, and Netflix putting out an enormous amount of new content every month. We’ve rounded up the best of what’s new in June.

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Get Ready for Cruella: Your Guide to the 101 Dalmatians-verse

Beginning with the original animated film in 1961, fans can’t seem to get enough of those spotted dogs and their nemesis, the despicable Cruella De Vil.

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American Housewife and Its Fans Deserved More

After five seasons, ABC’s secretly subversive sitcom got the ax last week, disappointing fans who weren’t ready to say goodbye to the Ottos.

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Master of None Presents: Moments in Love

Moments in Love is an impressive reinvention of Master of None that gives a beautifully shot look into the most intimate parts of life. It has a lot of style and a lot of substance.

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The Me You Can’t See

For anyone dealing with any kind of mental issue, this series will show them they’re not alone. It doesn’t have all the answers, but it sparks a conversation and may even provide a lifeline to those longing to be seen.

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The Best Shows to Watch on Peacock

So many streaming services, so little time! Next up in our series of recommendations by platform is Peacock. The NBCUniversal app launched in July 2020, yet another option in an increasingly segmented and competitive field. More than 42 million people have signed up for Peacock as of April 2021, but with new original shows being

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The End of Kim’s Convenience is a Loss for TV Culture at Large

As one of the few shows to center around an Asian family, Kim’s Convenience broke barriers and was a big step forward in representation and diversity on North American television. Is there hope after its cancellation?

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A Black Lady Sketch Show

A Black Lady Sketch Show is a fun, funny, and smart way to spend 30 minutes. Don’t be mad if you find yourself binging the entire series in one sitting.

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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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The Umbrella Academy

The Umbrella Academy is a wildly imaginative take on the superhero genre, but it works mainly because of the strong characters and dysfunctional family at its core.

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Rutherford Falls

Rutherford Falls is a clever and sweet satire similar to Michael Schur’s other half-hour comedies. Like Parks and Recreation and The Good Place, it’s surprisingly deep and deserves just as much attention.

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Cha Cha Real Smooth

Cha Cha Real Smooth is a sweet, intimate antidote to all the noisy summer blockbusters out there. Filmmaker Cooper Raiff proves he’s someone to keep a close eye on.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Love, Death + Robots

Netflix’s animated anthology Love, Death + Robots includes so many worthwhile episodes, but these 10 are a great place to start.

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We are Lady Parts

This is a funny, endearing, fresh show that demonstrates what proper representation looks like.

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Why I’m Watching Ms. Marvel and You Should Too

Ms. Marvel delivers the representation Muslims finally deserve. And you don’t have to be Muslim to appreciate it.

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Fire Island

Fire Island is one of the best gay films released in recent memory. It’s funny, it’s romantic, and it is beautifully written, acted, and directed. It may not win Oscars–comedies rarely do; gay films more rarely still–but it is an instant classic that critics and audiences will be citing for years.

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