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Social distancing continues this weekend amid the global pandemic, and Netflix has new series ready to fill that time. If nothing here suits your sensibilities, check out our guide to What You Should Watch On Streaming Right Now.
Ozark Netflix series — The third season of this Jason Bateman-starring-and-directed series sets itself on fire and rises from the ashes. Yes, there will still be some Breaking Bad comparisons, whether folks agree or not, but this season is a fresh spin on the existing Ozark formula-gimmick, and it satisfyingly rises to the challenge. Marty can't cope, and as a result, the show evolves into a more complex creature.
Uncorked Netflix film — A wine enthusiast Elijah Mamoudou Athie, attempts to achieve the elite designation of “a master sommelier,” and it's the kind of dream that greatly upsets his father, Louis Courtney B. Vance, who would prefer that he take over the family business, a Memphis barbeque joint. The film digs into the politics of race and wine as Prentice Penny's feature debut.
Westworld Sunday, HBO 9:00 p.m. — The confusion continues as the third season of this series causes folks to lash out at what they see “in the mirror.” Theories abound already, so get dive into the futuristic dystopia.
Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness Netflix series — This true crime series is truly stranger than fiction and serves as a welcome distraction during a weekend of self-isolation. Watch as Joe Exotic, a mulleted, gun-toting polygamist and country vocalist, uses his charismatic ways to share his passion for big cats. He's joined, while running an Oklahoma roadside zoo, by a bizarre crew, and there's a murder-for-hire plot afoot.
Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution Netflix documentary — Barack and Michelle Obama executive produced this documentary about a landmark movement including a transformative but ramshackle summer camp for disabled teenagers that happened down the street from Woodstock.
Agatha Christie's The Pale Horse: Season 1 Amazon series — This is technically a week-old release but still fresh. Starring Rufus Sewell as the heroic Mark Easterbook, the story follows a dying woman whose last Catholic confession includes a terrible secret, and she names names. Following the priest's mysterious death, sh*t gets realer.
Blow the Man Down Amazon film — This film follows two sisters Morgan Saylor and Sophie Lowe who are grieving their mother's death in a Maine fishing village. They encounter a dangerous man and cover up the gruesome results while diving into the darkest secrets of Easter Cove.
Here's the rest of this weekend's notable programming:
Charmed Friday, CW 8:00 p.m. — The sisters must confront their worst fears — this probably has to do with more demons — in order to...
Killing Eve season 3 was originally supposed to arrive on April 26. But since we’re all currently stuck in our houses craving new content, the TV gods are taking pity on us and giving us the show two weeks early. The third season of the hit series is now arriving on April 12, and after releasing a plethora of teasers, there’s finally a trailer to bring us back into the deadly world of Eve and Villanelle.Killing Eve Season 3 Trailer
I know more than a few people were disappointed with Killing Eve season 2, but I remain hooked. While I agree that the show could use more input from creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge, the story of Villanelle Jodie Comer and Eve Sandra Oh remains compelling although I’ll admit there’s only so far this story can go before it starts to get repetitive. Season 2 ended with Villanelle shooting – and presumably killing – Eve. But of course, Eve can’t be dead, or else there wouldn’t be a show.
Season 3 “continues the story of two women with brutal pasts, addicted to each other but now trying desperately to live their lives without their drug of choice. For Villanelle Jodie Comer, the assassin without a job, Eve Sandra Oh is dead. For Eve, the ex-MI6 operative hiding in plain sight, Villanelle will never find her. All seems fine until a shocking and personal death sets them on a collision course yet again. The journey back to each other will cost both of them friends, family, and allegiances…and perhaps a share of their souls.” Sandra Oh, Jodie Comer, Fiona Shaw, Kim Bodnia, Sean Delaney and Owen McDonnell all return, joined by new cast members Dame Harriet Walter, Danny Sapani, Gemma Whelan, Camille Cottin, Steve Pemberton, Raj Bajaj, Turlough Convery, Pedja Bjelac, and Evgenia Dodina.
The big news here is that the show is returning earlier than expected. Originally set for an April 26 release, the series will now return to BBC America and AMC on April 12. “We know how adored this series is and we know how keen people are for great content right now,” said Sarah Barnett, president of AMC Networks Entertainment Group and AMC Studios. “This season of Killing Eve digs deep psychologically, and with actors like Sandra Oh, Jodie Comer and Fiona Shaw the results are nothing short of astonishing. We literally couldn’t wait for fans to see it.”