Hello, friends! Happy Friday. The Thanksgiving holiday is finally starting to feel close. I am headed to Miami, FL to visit with my family. It will be my first time back there in two years. I hope you have celebrations plans you're excited about!
Speaking of exciting, there are so many great shows and movies coming up, including the new season of Queer Eye on Netflix! Here's a quick run down:
- Today - I am oddly fascinated by Blown Away, the glass blowing competition on Netflix. The new holiday-themed season is out today featuring five all star competitors. Hulu also dropped season two of The Great today, which stars Elle Fanning as Catherine the Great.
- 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.
- Wednesday, December 1 - The Real Housewives of Orange County return to Bravo. Heather Dubrow rejoins the cast after many years away. Do you remember the mansion she and Terry were building the last time they were on the show? I can't wait to see it now.
- 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.
- Friday, December 10 - This a big movie day. Netflix will release The Unforgivable, which stars Sandra Bullock as a woman recently released from prison and in search of her little sister. This is also the day that the Steven Spielberg remake of West Side Story will hit movie theaters.
- Thursday, December 31 - It was just announced yesterday that the sixth season of Queer Eye will hit Netflix on New Year's Eve! This time the Fab Five are headed to Austin, TX. Giddy up!
I have three recommendations for you this week. Let's get right to it.
1. Adele: One Night Only (CBS) - If you missed this special on Sunday night, stop what you're doing and watch it on demand. It is part live concert and part sit down interview with Oprah. During the chat (in Oprah's rose garden), Adele answers questions about everything from motherhood to divorce to weight loss to finding power in exercise.
Adele's voice is unmatched, in my opinion, and hearing her sing live again gave me the chills. She opened with "Hello," and went on to sing "Someone Like You" (always a tear jerker), "Skyfall" (from James Bond), "Easy on Me" (from her new album) and many more. There was even a surprise proposal!
The performance took place at the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles and she had the most star-studded audience. It included: Gayle King, Ellen DeGeneres, Lizzo, Melissa McCarthy, James Corden, Seth Rogen, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Kris Jenner, Gordon Ramsay, Gabrielle Union and Dwayne Wade. Every single celeb seemed in total awe of Adele.
There was a time in my life where I listened to Adele's album, 21, on repeat. It was truly the soundtrack to my life for about eight months. Her music lifted me up during a hard and sad time, so I will always make time to celebrate and support her.
Seriously, go watch this!
2. DIANA (CNN) - If you're a fan of The Crown, then you must watch this six-part documentary series about the life of Princess Diana. Who has more access to archival footage than CNN? No one.
This series is a mix of Diana's voice over (from her interviews with Andrew Morton) and commentary from both British and American journalists who have spent their careers covering the royals.
Two of my favorite gals are featured, Elizabeth Holmes and Rachel Bowie. Elizabeth published a royal style book titled HRH, and is the brain behind the amazing Instagram series "So Many Thoughts" which dissects royal fashion. Follow her @eholmes.
Rachel Bowie is a fellow Wheaton College alum, a writer for PureWow and the co-host of the Royally Obsessed podcast, which I listen to every single week.
Even if you consider yourself a royals expert, I guarantee you will learn new things watching this. My only gripe is I wish there had been more episodes.
3. Nine Perfect Strangers (Hulu) - I was late to this show. Many friends were watching it (and posting about it on Instagram) right when it came out, but I wasn't interested at the time. This past week I was looking for a new show and decided to give it a whirl.
The story is inspired by Liane Moriarity's book and centers around a wellness retreat center. Nicole Kidman plays the guru, Masha, and there are nine guests for this session. It's an all star cast including Melissa McCarthy, Bobby Cannavale, Michael Shannon, Luke Evans and Regina Hall.
Each of the nine guests have come to face some kind of demon. Masha micro-doses them to encourage hallucinations that will help them find peace. If I've lost you already, then skip this one because it only gets weirder!
There are eight episodes, each one hour long. I watched the whole thing in two sittings.
You may be wondering if this has any connection to Big Little Lies. Yes and no. That show was also based off a Liane Moriarty book, also produced by David E. Kelley, also starred Nicole Kidman and also had a moody theme song, but that is where the comparisons end. I found Nine Perfect Strangers much darker.
There you have it! This week's top picks. Happy streaming.