Hello, honeybees, how are you? We’re back again for another edition of Binge-Worthy Buzz! This is our weekly series where we give you some new recommendations on what to watch next. Just so you don’t have to do all the digging for yourself, ya know? So, shall we get started?
Thor: Love And Thunder
The God of Thunder’s fourth installment in the MCU arrives on Disney+ on September 8 to join all the other Marvel projects we may or may not have watched a billion times already. This time, we meet Thor at a completely different place than he was in his last solo movie and even in Endgame. Back in Ragnarok he had already lost Jane Foster, but at least he still had his brother and the throne of Asgard. Now, he has none of that. He lost the girl, his brother isn’t alive (at least in Thor’s timeline) and he’s given up the throne to Valkyrie after realizing he didn’t truly want it.
This time, Thor’s journey is much more about self-discovery. He wants to find out who he is now that he doesn’t have the mantle of King of Asgard to define him. His plans seem to be going alright until they’re rudely interrupted by Gorr the God Butcher. As you can imagine, meeting someone called the “God Butcher” isn’t really that great if you are the God of anything. Good luck to Thor on that one, huh? In addition to the movie, Disney+ will also release Assembled: The Making of Thor: Love and Thunder, a peek behind the scenes of the movie.
You all know Brie Larson, right? Awesome actress, Captain Marvel, etc. She’s great, right? Now she’s also adding “series creator” to her already impressive resume. Along with Culture.House, she was responsible for the new Disney+ docu-series Growing Up.
Each of the ten episodes of the show will follow a different main character, or “hero,” as they put it, between the ages of 18 to 22 as they go through their own coming of age stories. As most documentaries go, a lot of each episode anchors itself to interviews with the heroes, but here’s where Growing Up differs from many, it also uses re-enactments of certain events to bring the story closer to the audience. The show becomes available on Disney+ on September 8.
You know we had to include a Latin American production on this list. Today’s choice is Tierra Incógnita. The new Disney+ mystery series produced in Argentina has Eric Dalaras as its central point. His motivation? Find out what on Earth happened that caused his parents to disappear eight years ago. After they went missing, Eric and his sister, Uma, were taken and raised by their grandparents.
But the mystery of their parents’ disappearance never stopped bothering the siblings, so one day they decide to take matters into their own hands and go back to their childhood town, Cabo Qwert, in hopes of finding out what happened. Once there, they head to their parents’ last known location: the Tierra Incógnita horror theme park. Sounds lovely, doesn’t it? And the more Eric, his sister, and their friends dig, the more weird things they find out about the park. We can’t wait for September 8 to watch this.
On her second appearance on today’s Binge-Worthy Buzz, Brie Larson is also involved in Remembering. In this short film, she plays a writer who loses a great idea when she goes to answer the phone. If you ever wondered where ideas come from and where they go when we “lose them,” Remembering may have the answer.
When the writer’s idea “gets lost,” it is found by the writer’s inner child, who becomes our guide into the World of Imagination. We all know that world, but since it’s so easy to lose touch with it over the years, not many of us remember it exists until something or someone reminds us. That’s where ideas come from and where they go when they vanish. But one extra feature of the short film is that it’s accompanied by an Augmented Reality app that is triggered by the scenes in the movie! We love to see it! Or rather, we will love to see it on September 8 on Disney+.
Obi-Wan Kenobi: A Jedi’s Return
It’s no secret that pretty much every Star Wars fan ever fell in love with the Obi-Wan Kenobi show. Seeing Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen return to their roles as Obi-Wan and Anakin after so many years was heartwarming and also a little heartbreaking considering how the lives of the characters go. But the point is: the show is great, and we can’t get enough of it.
Based on that, you can imagine how excited we were when we found out about a little something Disney+ has in store for September 8: Obi-Wan Kenobi: A Jedi’s Return. Along the same lines as Marvel’s Assembled series, this is a documentary that shows the behind-the-scenes of Obi-Wan Kenobi. Unseen footage, interviews, and much more will bring Obi-Wan and Anakin’s return to the screen into the spotlight. Our nerdy little hearts can’t wait to see it.
If we told you comedy icon Steve Carell was the main character in this very dramatic and slightly scary 10-episode show, what would you say? Crazy, right? But it really isn’t! Steve Carell does a stellar job of portraying a troubled therapist who gets held captive by an even more troubled patient (hence, the name of the show.) Yes, we know how crazy the plot sounds.
In The Patient, Alan Strauss, a therapist, is captured by Sam Fortner, a serial killer. But instead of attempting to kill Strauss, Fortner actually asks for help to stop murdering people. Of course, the therapist accepts the challenge in order to survive. But we don’t think he was expecting that in helping Sam, Alan would also start to work through his own issues, such as the death of his wife and the estrangement from his son. We’re in for a wild ride with this one on August 30 when it comes out on Hulu.
Little Demon is pretty much what the name suggests, the story of a little demon, named Chrissy. Chrissy is 13 years old and lives with her mother, Laura. They would be just like any other family in Delaware, if it wasn’t for the fact that Chrissy’s father is the Devil himself. Yep, Laura had a fling with Satan and now, 13 years later, he’s trying to fight her for custody of their daughter.
Despite Chrissy being a literal Antichrist, she and her mom are constantly trying to live a normal life, but it doesn’t look like they’ll succeed in being completely normal. At least not if dear old dad and other occult monstrous forces have any say in it. FX’s new animated series drops on Hulu on August 25.
Fearless: The Inside Story Of The AFLW
Remember a while ago when we told you about Legacy: The True Story of the LA Lakers? Well, this week we bring you a different sports documentary we think you’ll enjoy. This time, it’s Fearless: The Inside Story of the AFLW. In this series, we follow the story of the women’s teams in the Australian Football League. These are women who were told (repeatedly) they could never play Australian Rules football, looked at everyone saying it and said, “no, we’re doing it anyway.”
The six-part series will show viewers how they got here. All the commitment and sacrifice that comes with being athletes and carving out a space for them in a sport where not many people wanted them. The main focus of the show rests on four Aussie teams: the Adelaide Crows, seeking redemption after a grand final loss in 2021; The Collingwood Magpies, still after their first big win even after one of their stars gets injured; The Western Bulldogs, who believe they have all it takes to be great, including their AFL Hall of Famer coach, Nathan Burke; and finally, The Greater Western Sydney Giants, who are fighting for attention in a rugby-loving community and also fighting to bond as a team. We can’t wait to see what comes out of this show! The first episode is currently available on Hulu, with new episodes coming out each Wednesday.
And this marks the end of this week’s Binge-Worthy Buzz! We hope you’ve enjoyed yourself reading through these as much as we did writing about them. If you did, tell us all about it on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook! We always love to hear your thoughts.
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