How to Bend it Like Bridgerton
While Netflix British period drama Bridgerton isn’t our favorite new show (think PBS and CW had a baby, CW genes dominant), we can’t deny the throngs are fascinated. Along with that comes renewed intrigue in the significance British titles, how they’re acquired today, and whether or not anyone can get one. The answer is YES, if you have the cash. Find out more on ReallyRather.com.
Ethan Hawke Soars into Marvel
Frankly, after his riveting performance as abolitionist John Brown in limited series The Good Lord Bird, we couldn’t wait to see what the mesmerizing Ethan Hawke was up to next. We just got our answer — he’ll be making his comic book adaptation and super hero debut joining closed Oscar Isaac in Moon Knight, Marvel Studios series for Disney+. Hawke will play the lead villain. We’ll keep you posted on the progress.
Netflix Does It Again
What’s up next for Netflix? The streamer is cementing its status as a behemoth with the annoucement that it will premiere “a new movie every week.” And these are not quickies produced on the cheap. They include the Zack Snyder-directed Army of the Dead, Don’t Look Up starring Jennifer Lawrence, the musical Tik, Tik… Boom! and the Dwayne Johnson actioner Red Notice, plus Halle Berry’s directorial debut in Bruised…among many others. Check out the trailer below for a preview:
And the Winners of the Critics Choice Super Awards Are…
Hey, it was a pretty good awards show, considering it was conducted virtually. Winners included Hulu and NEON’s Palm Springs and Disney+’s Soul in the film category. In the TV category, Amazon’s The Boys took home the most awards, earning a total of four including Best Superhero Series, Best Actor in a Superhero Series (Antony Starr), Best Actress in a Superhero Series (Aya Cash), and Best Villain in a Series (Antony Starr). Starr was the only actor to take home multiple awards for his work. See all results at CriticsChoice.com.
Best TV News EVER!
For me, Sex and the City is one of those shows that I could watch over and over and over. I own the complete series set on DVD. So you can imagine my euphoria when I heard that HBO Max is making a revival of the beloved show. It will be called And Just Like That, and will feature three of the four original stars; Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis. What? No Samantha? Find out more here.
Dexter Finds a Villain
We’re kind of obsessed with Showtime’s Dexter revival, and we were excited to hear that the series has found its villain. It will be none other than Clancy Brown, who will star opposite Michael C. Hall in the limited series. Brown will play a character named Kurt Caldwell, the unofficial mayor of a small town called Iron Lake, and will be the primary antagonist for Dexter the avenging serial killer. Perfect casting.
Chip and Jo Fans Rejoice! Magnolia Network Shows Now Available
Just because Chip and Joanna Gaines‘ new Magnolia Network launch has been postponed to “sometime in 2021,” doesn’t mean you can’t watch some of its home reno, cooking and more programming. The new streaming service for all things Discovery (the parent company of HGTV and Magnolia), known as Discovery+ launched some of the latest Chip and Jo shows already. Get the details an ReallyRather.
Critics Choice Super Awards Coming Right Up
Fabulous viewing alert! The Critics Choice SUPER Awards, honoring the finest movies and series in the wildly popular but often underappreciated Superhero/Comic Book, Action, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Horror and Animation genres, makes its debut Sunday night on The CW Television Network (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). It will be hosted by Kevin Smith and Dani Fernandez, and features a Special Legacy Award presented to the entire Star Trek Universe. Don’t miss it!
See the Trailer for Chip and Jo’s New Show
How’s this for a happy new year? Chip and Joanna Gaines’ Magnolia Network is finally releasing content, starting with the return of the designing duo on Fixer Upper: Welcome Home. The first four episodes of the new season will air on Discovery+ beginning Friday, January 29, 2021, with new episodes available weekly through February 19. Additionally, there’s a full slate of Magnolia Network Preview content available on Discovery+ beginning Monday, January 4th 2021. Just what we need, exactly when we need it!
Time to Ty One On Again
Long before the Property Brothers became the reining renovation hunks, Ty Pennington ruled supreme, first on Trading Spaces, then on Extreme Home Makeover. Now he’s back with his own show on HGTV called Ty Breaker, in which he will help conflicted homeowners decide whether to overhaul their current home or renovate a different property to suit their needs. It premieres Monday, Jan. 11, at 9 p.m. ET/PT.