Real talk: There's nothing I'm super passionate about this week. Virgin River is a show that I don't watch, but I do suspect that viewership of that series is quietly huge on Netflix. There will be a number of people excited to see that pop up on their home screen this weekend.
Something I rather liked during the week is the Vanessa Brayer comedy I Love That For You. It quietly launched and disappeared on Showtime in the US last month, but the show just appeared on Paramount+ here in Australia during the week. I've seen a few episodes and liked it. Tonally and comedically, it is inconsistent, but it tickled me. The show is about a woman who gets a dream job hosting on a home shopping network. After screwing up her first on-air appearance, she tells management she is suffering from cancer to keep her job.
Oh, and last week I referenced The Gray Man launching on Netflix. That was apparently the cinema launch and not the Netflix launch. But that Netflix launch is set for this weekend - in fact, it just went live a few minutes ago.
Grown-ish (s05), American Horror Stories (s02), Jurassic Park: Camp Cretaceous (s05), Trying (s03), Virgin River (s04), Primal (s02)
Rap Sh!t - HBO Max | Binge
Stars: Nijah Brenea, Anna Mezentseva, Victoria Richards, Daisy Fernandez
Two former high school friends from Miami who reunite to form a rap duo.
The Gray Man - Netflix
Stars: Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas
When the CIA's top asset -- his identity known to no one -- uncovers agency secrets, he triggers a global hunt by assassins set loose by his ex-colleague.
The Day the Music Died: The Story of Don McLean's "American Pie" - Paramount+
Stars: Don McLean
50 years after its release, Don McLean shares the secrets behind his iconic song.
Almost Fly - HBO Max
Stars: Andrew Porfitz, Simon Fabian, Samuel Benito, Paula Hartmann
In 1990, three outsiders from West Germany find life boring. They come into contact with hip-hop through a US Army base nearby and develop the dream of becoming rappers, changing their lives forever.
Moloch - Shudder
Stars: Alexandre Willaume, Sallie Harmsen, Markoesa Hamer
A Dutch woman is convinced she and her family are being hunted by something ancient.
This is GWAR - Shudder
Stars: Dave Brockie, Ethan Embry, Jon Freeman, Bob Gorman
Filmmaker Scott Barber follows the heavy metal band GWAR, through its early days coming up through the late '80s to near-commercial success, including dark times and triumph over adversity.
The Last Movie Stars - HBO Max
Stars: Martin Scorsese, Paul Newman, Sally Field, Melanie Griffith
Follows a celebration of Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman's lives.
Anything's Possible - Amazon Prime Video
Stars: Eva Reign, Abubakr Ali
A high school student summons up the courage to ask a transsexual teen out on a date.
Best Foot Forward - Apple TV+
Stars: Peyton Jackson, Logan Marmino, Trinity Jo-Li Bliss
Josh Dubin, 12, starts middle school and faces a brand-new set of challenges, including how to get an entire school of kids to see past his prosthetic leg, and get to know him for who he is.
That's it for the week. Enjoy your weekend and live it to the fullest. And by that, I mean I'm hoping you find something great to watch.