Entertainment

What to Watch This Weekend: May 8, 2020

It’s the weekend again! Do you feel like you’ve already watched everything under the sun? I certainly do. Here are some shows worth watching (or binging) you not have seen yet.

Never Have I Ever

What it’s about: After a traumatic year, an Indian-American teen just wants to spruce up her social status — but friends, family and feelings won’t make it easy on her. (Netflix)

Why you should watch: It’s not your typical teen drama with unrealistic storylines. It’s witty, relatable, and has so much depth.

Click here to watch.

Hollywood

What it’s about: In post-World War II Hollywood, an ambitious group of aspiring actors and filmmakers will do almost anything to make their showbiz dreams come true. (Netflix)

Why you should watch: Hollywood explores what would happened if barriers were broken down sooner in tinseltown. It was a bit lofty and idealistic at times, but also a beautiful alternative reality to see.

Click here to watch.

Becoming

What it’s about: Join former first lady Michelle Obama in an intimate documentary looking at her life, hopes and connection with others as she tours with “Becoming.” (Netflix)

Why you should watch: It’s an amazing look into Michelle Obama’s life before, during, and after her time in the White House. She is so multifaceted and this documentary really shows that. A must watch, in my opinion.

Click here to watch.

All American

What it’s about: Culture clashes and brewing rivalries test a teen football player from South Los Angeles when he’s recruited to the Beverly Hills High School team. (Netflix)

Why you should watch: This show has Friday Night Lights vibes (if it took place in the über wealthy Beverly Hills). It has a lot of heart and you’ll want to see where the story goes.

Click here to watch.

Family Karma


What it’s about:
Growing up in traditional, multigenerational households, this group is bonded by their strong cultural ties and vibrant Miami social lives. With parents and grandparents instilling their cherished customs, and adult children who are drifting more towards the “American Way,” the two worlds collide in the most unexpected ways. These friends are determined to live life to the fullest, navigate the pressures of being in adulthood, while maintaining their deep-rooted ties to an incredible culture. (Bravo)

Why you should watch: Family Karma is very different from the typical Bravo show. The multigenerational aspect added a lot of layers. All episodes have already aired so it’s an easy binge.

Click here to watch.

Dead to Me

What it’s about: A hotheaded widow searching for the hit-and-run driver who mowed down her husband befriends an eccentric optimist who isn’t quite what she seems. (Netflix)

Why you should watch: The plot just keeps unfolding in unexpected ways. I haven’t started season 2 yet, but I know there will be fireworks.

Click here to watch.

Upload

What it’s about: In 2033, people can be “uploaded” into virtual reality hotels run by 6 tech firms. Cash-strapped Nora lives in Brooklyn and works customer service for the luxurious “Lakeview” digital afterlife. When L.A. party-boy/coder Nathan’s self-driving car crashes, his high-maintenance girlfriend uploads him permanently into Nora’s VR world. (Prime Video)

Why you should watch: It really exposes the pitfalls of consumerism and class dynamics. In this world your afterlife is determined by the wealth you’ve amassed while living. So, you literally cannot rest in peace unless you are moderately comfortable financially.

Click here to watch.

Working Moms

What it’s about: Maternity leave is over and it’s time for these four moms to return to work while navigating kids, bosses, love and life in modern-day Toronto. (Netflix)

Why you should watch: It’s hilarious. Honestly, that’s all. It is so funny and real.

Click here to watch.

What are you watching this weekend?

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