Boy, it feels like House of The Dragon was a billion weeks ago, but apparently it only launched just five days ago. Maybe it has just been a big week for *me*? It seems to be a quiet week on the release front beside from the flying dragon show, but I reckon that is mostly perception. There's quite a few decent-sized releases.
The Netflix Kevin Hart/Mark Wahlberg film Me Time is largely being panned, but it'll still be widely watched.
Meanwhile it seems like nobody is talking at all about the Stallone superhero film Samaritan. Is there a hunger for superhero stories that aren't from Marvel/DC? One could maybe argue for The Boys.
I haven't had a moment to watch it yet, but the quiet show of the week that is more than likely worth your time is Mo. It's an A24 series starring stand-up comedian Mohammed Amer. You may have seen his Netflix special, or his role on Ramy where he played Ramy Youssef's cousin. Youssef is on board here as a co-creator. Ramy is a wonderful gem of a show that too many folks overlooked, which makes this one a must-watch.
Archer (s13), Kevin Can F**k Himself (s02), Star Trek: Lower Decks (s03), See (s03)
House of The Dragon - HBO Max
Stars: Milly Alcock, Matt Smith, Paddy Considine
The story of the Targaryen civil war that took place about 200 years before events portrayed in `Game of Thrones.'
Lost Ollie - Netflix
Stars: Jonathan Groff, Jake Johnson, Gina Rodriguez
A toy goes in search of the boy who lost him.
Mo - Netflix
Stars: Mohammed Amer
Living in Texas, Mo loses his job at a mobile store and looks for a new gig as his Palestinian family waits on their pending asylum request.
Ludik - Netflix
Stars: Arnold Vosloo
Dean Ludik uses his secret diamond smuggling operation to save a kidnapped family member.
Mike - Hulu
Stars: Trevante Rhodes
The series will explore the wild, tragic and controversial life and career of heavyweight champion Mike Tyson - one of the most polarizing figures in sports.
Little Demon - Hulu
Stars: Danny DeVito, Aubrey Plaza
An animated horror-comedy series centering on Laura, a reluctant mother who was impregnated by Satan 13 years ago, and Chrissy, her anti-Christ daughter who has just come into her demonic powers.
Running With The Devil: The Wild World of John McAfee - Hulu
Stars: John McAfee
Revealing footage and interviews uncover new layers of fugitive tech pioneer John McAfee's wild years on the run.
Samaritan - Amazon Prime Video
Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Javon Walton, Pilou Asbæk, Dascha Polanco, and Moises Arias.
A young boy learns that a superhero who was thought to have gone missing after an epic battle twenty years ago may in fact still be around.
Me Time - Netflix
Stars: Kevin Hart, Mark Wahlberg, Jimmy O Yang, Regina Hall
Follows a Dad who finds time for himself for the first time in years while his wife and kids are away. He reconnects with a friend for a wild weekend.
That's it for today. Apologies for the late newsletter today. House moving has continued to disrupt my week. Should be back on schedule next week.