As we settle into 2022 with the pandemic still going strong, it is an excellent reason to stay inside in binge. Technically speaking, it is your civic duty.
We round up some oldies, new films, television, and foreign dramas to satisfy your binging needs. It is time to gear up for staying in, grab a remote, a few subscriptions, some fuzzy loungewear, and settle in.
If Hulu, Netflix, Amazon Prime, HBO Max, or Disney+ aren’t doing it for you, head over to Sundance Film Festival to stream this year’s line-up of phenomenal indie films.
In Chloe Zhao’s installment of the Marvel franchise, which made its theatrical release in November 2021, Eternals documents the celestial beings sent to protect humankind from demonic spirits. It includes an all-star cast including Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Kit Harrington, Gemma Chan, Richard Madden, plus many more.
In the sparkly second season of Euphoria, all that glitters is not gold. The cast continues to navigate the tricky waters of addiction, coming-of-age, sex, and teenage warfare. After earning Zendaya a Golden Globe for Best Actress, the world waits with bated breath.
The Tender Bar
Set in the 1970s, The Tender Bar follows J.R. Maguire as he moves in with his grandfather in Long Island, N.Y. He eventually finds a father figure with uncle Charlie, a bartender in town. As a decade passes and J.R. growing up, he heads to Yale in search of becoming a writer. Directed by George Clooney, the film stars Ben Affleck.
In the fourth installment of the drama series, Jason Bateman as Marty Byrde, and wife Wendy and their two kids, continue on their quest to evade Byrde’s money-laundering scheme gone wrong. The isolation has built a closer nuclear family, but are they completely out of harm’s way? Check in to see the final season.
How I Met Your Father
After we tuned in for nearly a decade to see how he met their mother, Hulu has updated the beloved sitcom to bring life into modernity. Dating is hard, dating in a big city is harder. Hilary Duff stars as the bewildered protagonist on her quest for love.
One of the greatest films produced in the last few decades, Girl Interrupted watches women navigate societal norms imposed on them, societal concepts within confined dystopias, and customer expectations at ice cream stores. Watch as Winona Ryder, Angelina Jolie, and Brittany Murphy give the performances of their lives.
If you were a Mexican teenager from 2004 to 2006, Rebelde ruled your life. The Mexican telenovela set off band, RBD, which ruled the airwaves. With over 440 episodes, 20 years later, Netflix is tasked with updating Rebelde in a way that honors the cultural value of its predecessor.
Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness
Not much is known about the upcoming Season 1 of Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness. Netflix released a statement saying, “Jonathan Van Ness lets his curiosity lead the way as he roves from snacks to wigs in this podcast spinoff chock-full of experts and special guests.”
The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window
A parody on suburban horror films, Kristen Bell watches her life go by from the inside of her home, before developing a crush on her neighbor across the street. That is, until she witnesses a murder (or so she thinks).