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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 Rise of Phoenixes (Tiānshèng Cháng Gē)

Appealing characters, dazzling costumes, lightning-fast martial arts – and a plot with so many twists and turns, you’ll need a notebook to keep track.

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Love is Blind

Not nearly as catty as The Bachelor and a lot less out there than Married at First Sight, it seems that love really might be blind after all — and this show’s ready to renew our faith in falling in love.

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Workin’ Moms

When you can’t make it out of the house to attend a support group for new moms, this can be a great substitute. By showing the human side of motherhood, the series helps normalize maternal ambivalence, “mommy guilt,” and the pressure many women feel to be “perfect” moms.

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The Painter and the Thief

An enthralling true story about forgiveness and redemption that plays with point of view – while ultimately leaving you on a hopeful note.

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His Dark Materials

An important coming-of-age story about the relationship between adults and children that’s relevant in any world.

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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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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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