Weekend Watch — 3/18/23
A killer Beyhive + craving Ted Lasso's biscuits + was Marie-Antoinette really "That Girl" in the 18th century?
Hey there, TueNighters — we’re THRILLED to celebrate the last weekend of Winter (woohoo!) and sliding into Spring with brand new drops on our watch list — LET’S GO!
Here are this week’s picks:
Swarm | Season 1 | Amazon Prime Video: a stalker-thriller series set between 2016-2018 inspired by the Beyhive. From co-creators and executive producers Janine Nabers and Donald Glover, Swarm follows Dre (Dominique Fishback) an obsessed, Houston-based fan who goes to increasingly violent lengths for her favorite R&B singer.
Fun fact: Billie Eilish plays a mysterious young woman in her acting debut as Eva.
Ted Lasso | Season 3 | Apple TV+: it’s been 18 months since we last saw new episodes of the hit series. The winner of 11 (eleven!) Emmy Awards is back with its third season. Co-writer Jason Sudeikis stars as Ted Lasso, an American football coach hired to manage a British soccer team; what he lacks in knowledge, he makes up for in optimism, determination, and biscuits.
Fun fact: speaking of Ted Lasso’s biscuits… there’s a recipe for that.
Marie-Antoinette | PBS: the successes of independent and feminist Marie Antoinette provoke jealousy and rivalry — a fresh take to discover who MA was, what she thought, and what she felt. Far from the usual portrait of the selfish and superficial young queen, discover a modern and progressive woman.
Fun fact: “Let them eat cake!” Nope. According to the series, MA never said it. Or there’s no historical fact available to claim she did. Either way, we’re excited to watch this!
I watched “The Boston Strangler,” which included the trifecta of true crime, mid-century, and women being smarter than men.