Hi, friends. The temperatures have started to reach freezing here in Boston (I am so not ready), which means my fleece blanket is back on the couch and in constant use.
I'm currently re-watching Friday Night Lights for what feels like the 100th time. That show is like comfort food to me.
Here are a few things coming up that I wanted to put on your radar:
- Today - Padma Lakshmi has released four holiday-themed episodes of her food show Taste the Nation on Hulu. I'm planning to start tonight!
- Wednesday, November 17 - I can't believe I am typing this, but Tiger King is returning to Netflix for a season two. I haven't decided if I'll watch.
- Friday, November 19 - I am oddly fascinated by Blown Away, the glass blowing competition on Netflix. They are releasing a holiday season with five all stars. Should be fun!
- Wednesday, November 24 - The day before Thanksgiving, Netflix will drop the new season of Selling Sunset. I am obsessed with this show, which follows the high fashion women of the Oppenheim Group as they sell some of the most luxurious homes in Los Angeles.
- Friday, December 3 - The Great British Baking Show returns to Netflix with a holiday-themed competition. I don't watch this show, but I know many of you are obsessed.
I only have one recommendation for you this week and it's Netflix's first holiday movie of the season.
1. Love Hard (Netflix) - Love Hard, which gets its name from the mash up of Love Actually and Die Hard (the two main character's favorite Christmas movies), is about a young woman named Natalie who flies from Los Angeles, CA to Lake Placid, NY to meet a guy she's been flirting with online. They met on a dating app, hit it off, and she decides to surprise him with a visit for Christmas.
Natalie is played by Nina Dobrev and her long-distance lover, Josh, is played by Jimmy O. Yang. The only problem? Josh filled his profile with photos of a guy he went to high school with, Tag. He catfished her.
Tag is played by Darren Barnet (Paxton Hall Yoshita from Mindy Kaling's Never Have I Ever) and though he's meeting Natalie for the first time, he's interested in her too.
What follows is a love triangle between Natalie, Josh (who she started to fall for over the phone) and Tag (the face she had in her mind all those weeks).
This film is everything you want a holiday movie to be: lots of festive decor, snow on the ground, awkward family gatherings, and of course, predictable love stories. I enjoyed every minute.
There you have it. My top pick of the week!