Hello there, honeybees, and welcome to another edition of Binge-Worthy Buzz, our weekly series where we bring you new recommendations on what to watch next! Whether it’s on Disney+, HBO Max, Prime Video, or anywhere else, new things are coming out every single week, and we know it can be hard to keep track and choose what you want to spend your weekend binge-watching. That’s where we come in to save you and give you a list of the hottest new movies and shows we know you’ll love!
Starting off strong, we have a limited-time opportunity for Disney+ lovers located in the US. Rosaline will be available on the streaming service from February 10 to February 15 as a special Valentine’s Day celebration. After that, the movie goes back to being a Hulu-only thing. But what is the movie about anyway? Glad you asked!
Rosaline is the other side of Shakespeare’s classic Romeo & Juliet, Rosaline’s side. In this comedic twist of a timeless classic, instead of focusing on the main characters, we see the story from the perspective of Juliet’s cousin (who’s also Romeo’s ex,) Rosaline. She’s not too happy to see her guy falling for someone else, which results in her scheming to get him back. Perfect movie for Valentine’s Day, don’t you think?
No one does dramatic series like Apple TV, and Dear Edward is proof of it. In this 10-episode show, we meet Edward Adler, a 12-year-old who’s the only survivor of a plane crash. But he is far from being the only one affected by the tragedy, and throughout the episodes, we’ll see how different people deal with the aftermath of the tragedy.
The first episode dropped on Apple TV on February 3, and new episodes will be coming out every Friday all the way through March 24. As far as we know, we’ll be crying our eyes out over it, we can’t wait to see where this story goes.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
One of Marvel‘s greatest releases this year has got to be Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. The movie brings us back to the kingdom of Wakanda during one of its hardest moments: the death of King T’Challa. We were in tears watching his family dealing with grief, but at the same time, they also have a new threat to their kingdom on the horizon.
The movie was a huge hit in theaters, and it seems like the trend continued on Disney+, as it was the most-watched Marvel premiere of all time on the streaming service. Alongside Wakanda Forever, Disney+ also released the traditional Assembled episode showing the behind-the-scenes of the movie so we can see how it all came together.
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania
Continuing on our Marvel talk, let’s talk about Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. The movie is about to come to theaters on February 17, and we are buzzing with excitement to see it. Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly are back for a new adventure in the post-Blip MCU. But this time, they’re joined by Scott’s daughter, Cassie, who’s no longer a little kid, since she didn’t vanish and actually aged those five years after Avengers: Infinity War.
Also, those of us who have watched Loki will recognize another face. We are, of course, talking about Jonathan Majors returning as Kang The Conqueror. After the events of the God of Mischief’s series, Kang is loose in the Multiverse and about to become Scott’s latest problem. And based on this trailer, we have more than enough reason to be counting down the days for it.
Not Dead Yet
If it comes from the same people who gave us This is Us and The Real O’Neals, we know it’s going to be good. And that’s exactly what David Windsor and Casey Johnson did with their new show, Not Dead Yet. With Gina Rodriguez as the main character, the show is based on Alexandra Potter’s book Confessions of a 40-something F**k Up.
The show follows Nell Serrano, a “disaster,” as she herself puts it, who’s just getting out of a relationship and is also broke, to make things even better (this is irony, just to be clear.) Wanting to get back to her life and career after five years away from it, she goes to find a job. But here’s the catch: the job is to write obituaries. And surprisingly enough, this new job starts to do wonders for her. The show is currently available on Hulu.
Black Stories Always
To close our list, we have a bit of a combo recommendation, Hulu‘s Black Stories Always. Basically, Hulu will be honoring Black History Month by highlighting Black shows and movies, and there are so many of them you’ll have content for not only the rest of the month but the rest of the year as well.
Among the recommendations are things like the final seasons of Wu-Tang: An American Saga and Snowfall, the docuseries The 1619 Project, which talks about the history of African-Americans from the moment they’re brought to the US all the way to the modern day, the Emmy-winning series Abbott Elementary and so many more.
And this concludes this week’s Binge-Worthy Buzz. We hope you’ve enjoyed our selection of shows and movies, and if you did, tell us about it! You can chat with us on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook. That`s all, folks. See ya next week.
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