Hello, friends. Happy Friday! I have the day off work today and I am thrilled to be enjoying a long weekend.
There is so much good TV coming out right now. Love on the Spectrum and Dear White People are both back on Netfllix, and here are a few others to put on your radar:
- Tuesday, September 28 - The day before my birthday, Netflix is going to drop Britney vs. Spears, a documentary from Erin Lee Carr about Britney Spears' conservatorship. Carr also directed How to Fix a Drug Scandal and At The Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal.
- 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.
- Tuesday, October 12 - The third season of The Movies That Made Us hits Netflix. This show has the most brilliant editing.
I just have one recommendation for you this week and it's Sex Education on Netflix. The third season dropped last Friday and I watched three episodes in one sitting.
The Moordale High crew is back, this time with a new head of school, played by Jemima Kirke. Kirke is best known for her role as Jessa in HBO's Girls. She's the perfect person for this role - people pleasing to the school board, but trying to be seen as the cool / relatable adult with the students.
Otis and Maeve try to repair their relationship, and find themselves in a love triangle when Maeve's neighbor, Isaac, expresses his deep feelings for Maeve. Maeve is also juggling her difficult relationship with her mother, as well as a prestigous scholarship opportunity that would send her to the United States.
Jakob and Ola move in with Otis and his mother, Jean, now that she's expecting. We didn't get as much Jean this season as I would have liked. I find her to be one of the best and most fascinating characters.
Jackson gets an interesting story arc this season. He's stepping away from swim team and student government, and finding release in hanging out with a new student, Cal. Cal identifies as non-biary and is teaching Jackson how to be more thougthful and inclusive.
My favorite story line of all was the budding relationship between Eric and Adam. Adam's character has evolved so much since season one. For those who have already watched, I will just say two words: dog show.
Season three felt much more poignant and emotional (bordering on sad) than the previous two seasons. I used to love this show for its humor and boldness, but it's transtioning into a new phase that is much deeper. Defintely worth watching the entire season!