Hi, friends. Happy Friday! The weather is beautiful in Boston today and I'm looking forward to a fun weekend.
Since it's already mid-September (what?) the fall shows are starting to come back. Here's a look at what's ahead:
- Sunday, September 12 - The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City premieres on Bravo. The Jen Shah drama is front and center and cannot wait to watch all this go down. Set your DVR!
- Friday, September 17 - Season three of Sex Education on Netflix is almost here! This show makes me laugh so much and also gets the awkardness of high school in a way that few others have.
- Monday, September 20 - The Voice returns to NBC with Ariana Grande as one of the new judges. I don't know why, but all of the auditions make me cry.
- Wednesday, September 22 - Netflix debuts season four of Dear White People. If you aren't watching this show, you should be.
- Thursday, September 30 - The 18th season of Grey's Anatomy begins on ABC. Kate Walsh (Addison) is allegedly coming back, and Peter Gallagher has signed on for this season too.
This week, I have two recommendations for you, one movie and one TV show.
1. Cinderella (Amazon) - Amazon Studios has given Cinderella a musical reboot. Camilla Cabello stars as Cinderella. Idina Menzel plays her wicked stepmother. Billy Porter is her fabulous fairy godmother, adorned with jewels and sequins. Pierce Brosnan and Minnie Driver play the King and Queen. It's an all star cast.
The story is told through a mix of dialogue and pop songs. The list includes Janet Jackson's "Rhythm Nation," Madonna's "Material Girl," Des'ree's "You Gotta Be" and many more. You will definitely find yourself singing along!
The movie is rated PG and definitely appropriate for kids of all ages. I found it a little long, but the joy of watching at home is that you could always pause and watch it in two sittings.
2. Sex / Life (Netflix) - Netflix had been advertising this show to me pretty heavily. It wasn't immediately clear what the show was about, so I kept scrolling past it. One of my favorite podcasts, Girls Gotta Eat, recommended it on a recent episode, so I decided to give it a try.
The story centers around Bille, a woman living a picture-perfect life in Greenwich, CT with her handsome husband and two little kids. Only problem is, she can't stop fantasizing about her ex-boyfriend (and his Australian accent).
The show is all about this complicated love triangle and let me tell you, it is very racy. There is a lot of nudity, so just keep that in mind if you are watching say, in a public place.
There are eight episodes and the final one ended on a moment that makes room for a season two. We'll see if they get one!
There you have it. This week's top picks. Happy streaming!
*Images courtesy of Unsplash, Rolling Stone and Netflix.