Hello, honeybees, and welcome to another edition of Binge-Worthy Buzz, our weekly series where we recommend you a list of new things to watch. There’s always something new coming out and, because we love you all, we’re here to help you pick out the best stuff for you to binge-watch every week. Now, enough talking, let’s dive in!
Only Murders In The Building
Selena Gomez, Martin Short, and Steve Martin, who created the show, all star in this Hulu murder comedy (yes, you read that right.) The trio lives in the same apartment building and has a shared interest in true crime stories, which comes up in conversation after another resident of the building dies under mysterious circumstances. Naturally, they all decide to investigate it and make a podcast about it. Because of course, there had to be a podcast (which we would all love to listen to, tbh.) The show will have new episodes available on Hulu every week.
Sparking Joy With Marie Kondo
Marie Kondo is the queen of tidying up, which we all know. But this time, she’ll be tidying up the personal and professional lives of three business owners on Netflix‘s new three-episode series: Sparking Joy With Marie Kondo. We don’t know about you, but we’re sure this will spark joy in our lives. We may even rewatch Tidying Up With Marie Kondo afterward just because. And you should too, honestly.
Does everyone remember crying their eyes out during Up back in 2009? ‘Cause, we do. And now Disney+ is coming up with a new series of shorts focusing on one of the best characters in the original movie: Dug the Golden Retriever! Premiering on September 1, the four episodes will follow Dug in different adventures and are guaranteed to put a smile on all our faces.
Also, on September 1, but this time, hopping over to Netflix, we have to talk about Q-Force. The animation has been in the works since 2019, and it is finally here! Spinning the trope of the “token LGBTQ+ person” on its head, Q-Force is a show about a rogue team of LGBTQ+ geniuses in an espionage agency who, after a whole decade, gets the support of the agency. But there’s a catch: they must add a new member… who happens to be straight. Representation, an awesome cast – including Sean Hayes, Gary Cole, and David Harbour, among others – and one heck of a creator like Gabe Liedman, it’s safe to say we’re hyped to binge-watch it.
Doing something a little different this week, we’re also going to recommend a whole YouTube channel. Watcher was created by former Buzzfeed employees Ryan Bergara, Shane Madej, and Steven Lim in 2020 as a new outlet for their creativity, and boy, has it been paying off! Over the last year, they’ve rolled out all sorts of content, from interviews in haunted houses to a D&D game that lasted several videos. We’re particularly fond of Puppet History just because of how much we enjoy learning about weird stuff that’s happened in the past, and the puppets are just a very fun bonus.
He’s All That
If you were a fan of 90s rom-coms, you’ve watched She’s All That. Or at least you’ve heard of it. What if we told you that Netflix made a gender-bent version of it: He’s All That. We won’t give any spoilers because everyone should watch it for themselves, but here’s the general idea: a makeover influencer played by Addison Rae makes a bet with a friend. They bet that if Addison’s character, Paget, can turn a “loser” into a prom king, she wins the bet and also gets a chance to recover her career, which has taken a serious blow after (spoiler!) Also, the screenplay is by the same guy who wrote the original, and they have Rachel Leigh Cook and Matthew Lillard from the original cast coming back, so our nostalgic little hearts are pretty happy. And they also play ‘Kiss Me,’ also from She’s All That during the prom scene in this one!
And that’s it for this week’s Binge-Worthy Buzz! We hope you’ve enjoyed it and stay around to read more! If you want, you can tell us your thoughts in the comments or tweet us @TheHoneyPOP!
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