It's another week with some pretty huge titles launching.
Serious drama viewers should probably check out The Staircase - the scripted drama retelling of the hugely successful documentary series of the same name. Colin Firth stars.
The new Mike Myers comedy The Pentaverate. Against better judgment, I found myself really liking this. But I also know that if I viewed it on a different day, in a different mood, I would have had really, really hated it. And you can see from the very mixed reviews on this one that I'm not alone. So, check it out... with caution.
A deeper review:
There's also the return this week of Amazon Prime Video's Bosch. The show has been retitled and given a very minor new direction. But don't expect a clean jumping on point for new viewers with Bosch: Legacy.
My absolute favorite thing this week, though, is the brand new Star Trek TV show Strange New Worlds. It has the playful vibe of the original 60s incarnation of the series, along with the very impressive special effects seen in recent shows like Star Trek: Discovery. And unlike ST:D, this new show doesn't have an unfortunate acronym.
I also reckon that this show is a really great jumping on point for viewers who may have previously deemed Star Trek as not being for them. This version is already a hit with a lot of fans, but it is far more playful, earthy, and relaxed than other incarnations of Trek.
Duncanville (s03), Grace (s02), Tehran (s02), Girls5Eva (s02), The Wilds (s02)
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds - Paramount+
Stars: Anson Mount, Rebecca Romijn, Ethan Peck
Captain Pike, Science Officer Spock and Number One explore new worlds around the galaxy on the U.S.S. Enterprise.
The Pentaverate - Netflix
Stars: Mike Myers, Mike Myers, Mike Myers, Lydia West, Mike Myers
A Canadian journalist tries to uncover the truth about a society of five men who have controlled the world since 1347.
The Staircase - HBO Max | Binge
Stars: Colin Firth, Toni Collette, Sophie Turner
Exploring the life of Michael Peterson, his sprawling N.C. family, and the suspicious death of his wife, Kathleen Peterson; based on a true story.
I Love That For You - Showtime | Paramount+
(Paramount relase date: TBA)
Stars: Vanessa Bayer, Molly Shannon, Matt Rogers
A woman overcomes childhood leukaemia to achieve her dream of becoming an on-air host at a home shopping network.
Welcome To Eden - Netflix
Stars: Amaia Salamanca
Zoa and four other young people are invited to an exclusive party on a secret island, sponsored by a new drink. However, the supposed paradise they find waiting for them is not what they expected.
Bosch: Legacy - Amazon Prime Video
Stars: Titus Welliver, Mimi Rogers, Madison Lintz
Harry Bosch embarks on the next chapter of his career and finds himself working with onetime enemy, Honey Chandler.
Next week is shockingly a bit lighter on for big new TV shows. Which gives y'all a chance to catch up on the last few weeks of releases. The newsletter will be back to let you know what is new and returning. As always. It ain't going anywhere anytime soon. Until then...