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Weekend Watch: June 2, 2023
A girl gang with a taste for champagne and burglary + a poetic tale of revived romance, divine fate, and cosmic comebacks + TLC Forever...
Hey there, TueNighters! As you know, the TueNight team publishes an ah-mazing list of movie releases, series drops, and tv shows in our weekly TueDo List newsletter.
Here in the Weekend Watch, we’re able to take a deeper dive into our recommendations and chat a little more about what we’re watching — LET’S GO!
Here are this week’s picks:
TLC Forever (Lifetime/A&E): formed in Atlanta, Georgia in 1990, TLC consisted of Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins, Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, and Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas. The documentary chronicles the journey of the female group who led the way with their music, their message, and their style.
When Left Eye died tragically in 2002, the group faced not only immense pain and an uncertain future but also felt abandoned by the entertainment industry despite iconic achievements.
For the first time, T-Boz and Chilli, and other music industry colleagues detail their story and lives in how they broke boundaries, influenced an entire generation, and survived against all odds.
We’re thrilled to see the group forging a new path to success, including launching a new tour slated for summer 2023.
Past Lives (Theaters): Nora and Hae Sung, two deeply connected childhood friends, are wrest apart after Nora’s family emigrates from South Korea. Two decades later, they are reunited in New York for one fateful week as they confront notions of destiny, love, and the choices that make a life, in this heartrending modern romance.
Critics Consensus via Rotten Tomatoes: A remarkable debut for writer-director Celine Song, Past Lives uses the bonds between its sensitively sketched central characters to support trenchant observations on the human condition.
Barracuda Queens | Season 1 (Netflix): a new Swedish crime drama about members of a girl gang with a taste for champagne and burglary. Set in 1995 and loosely inspired by true events, the series follows four privileged girls who, bored of their privileged lives in the affluent Stockholm suburb Djursholm, become involved in an escalating campaign of house burglaries targeting their naive rich neighbors. By day they are high-achieving students and daughters but by night, they are ruthless thieves. And no one will ever suspect them – right?