Spending quality time with your loved ones is overrated. Don’t forget your real family this holiday season: TV.
The last weeks of the year are upon us and the light of day is rapidly fading. It’s a busy time, with parties and plans, dinners and desserts, and more free time than many people have all year. And while hanging out with friends and family, especially after two years of a global pandemic, is sure to be fun, it’s safe to say that everyone will need a way to lighten their mood after 37 rounds of Apple competition. army.
If TV is your game, it’s important to spend your viewing time wisely, up to date with the best the medium has to offer, and have a bit of quality along with your quantity. With that in mind, we’ve picked out five shows, potential award contenders, nothing more and nothing less, that you should try to sneak in while everyone else drifts off to tryptophan-induced slumber. All five series are new this year, so there are no subcategories to catch up on, and most have released their entire seasons entirely.
“Only Murders in the Building” is a charming murder-mystery-comedy, with good production design and an impeccable cast starring Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Selena Gomez as the trio. True crime podcast fans just can’t get together with a potential murder in their very own Upper West Side apartment building. Once the three got together, they quickly decided to do what any real crime junkie would do: They started their own podcast.
The series has captured the attention of critics and the hearts of audiences during its weekly release on Hulu, and it’s exactly the kind of show you want to watch while lounging on the couch with your friends. dear is snoring around you.
Significantly less exciting than the finale, “The Handmaid” is nonetheless a gripping limited series focusing on a young mother struggling to keep her head above water while trapped in a system that makes it nearly impossible to do. Margaret Qualley gives another breakout performance (see also: “The Leftovers,” “The Nice Guys,” “Fosse/Verdon,” “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”) as Alex, a woman carrying follow her young daughter and leave her emotionally abusive partner. Like “The Squid Fishing Game,” “The Handmaid” is another series that takes an in-depth look at the debilitating effects of poverty. Just like “Squid Game,” it hasn’t left the Netflix Top 10 since its October 1st launch.
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“Swagger” (Apple TV+)
“Swagger,” by Kevin Durant and Reggie Rock Bythewood, revolves around an unusually motivated and talented 14-year-old boy with his team competing on the AAU track, striving for greatness and above all trying try to survive. “Swagger” is not “Friday Night Lights” and that is awesome. It’s easy to compare the two as they compete on adjacent playing fields, but while the second feels like it happened in a universe long and long ago, the former from the here and now. The opening card on the pilot reads Before: ABC, revealing the initials of Ahmaud, Breonna and COVID-19, two murders – Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor – and a global pandemic, all of which upside down 2020. “Swagger” has all the goodness of young athletes who want to be great, but adds the terrifying reality of trying to survive as a black kid in America.
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Created by Sterlin Harjo and Taika Waititi, “Reservation Dogs” is set on a sanctuary in rural Oklahoma and revolves around four teenagers as they commit potato-related crimes and engage in crime. war involving gangs (paint guns), all while trying to run away earn enough money to leave the smoky surroundings and head west to California. Not only does the series employ all Indigenous writers and directors, most of the cast and crew are also Indigenous. As a model for representing expanded and remodeled vehicles, “Dog Reservation” is great. And as a comedic coming-of-age story about lifelong friends, it’s better than that. Devery Jacobs as Elora is a star and Zahn McClarnon is a delight as Officer Big, an all-too-rare opportunity for him to stretch his comedic legs.
Centered around Deborah Vance (never better Smart Jean) and Ava Daniels (upstart Hannah Einbinder), “Hacks” was a miracle from the very beginning. Deborah is a longtime comedian whose career has fallen short of systemic injustices. However, she has become the comedy queen of Las Vegas. Ava is an up-and-coming comedy from Generation Z, who have found their stormy rise to be derailed by a few ill-placed jokes at the wrong time. As you might have guessed, they are an odd couple. “Hacks” is funny and Smart is the queen. You can’t go wrong here.
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