This Streaming Friday is won by Apple TV+ as the little network that could gets two out of our three recs today. The other goes to Hulu with the latest season of its not particulrly gritty reboot of a children’s animated classic that even adults at the time loved (or at the very least stoned college kids did).
Hello Tomorrow! [Apple TV+]
Like the retro futuristic world of The Jetsons? Can I recommend this new thriller? It’s not animated, but it does star Billy Cudrup as a traveling salesman trying to sell timeshares on the Moon. How can you not think that premise is fun?
The Warners are back with ten new episodes! In season three they save Christmas, visit an amusement park, and sing a song about why it’s important to be good stewards of the globe. And Pink and the Brain star in an action movie franchise. Sounds perfect.
Sharper [Apple TV+]
Family schisms and revenge are at the center of this thriller. Its trailer gives it one hell of a taut vibe and the cast is unimpeachable featuring Justice Smith, Sebastian Stan, Julianne Moore, and Sir John Lithgow.
BUT, WAIT, THERE’S MORE:
- Soft-spoken, but hyper-opinionated, Josh Johnson is one of the funniest young comedians out there. He’s also a writer for The Daily Show, for which he also does a web podcast where he and fellow writer/cast member Dulce Sloan debate ramdom binary choices. Peacock hosts him for the standup special Josh Johnson: Up Here Killing Myself.
- Cara Delavingne now seems to be everywhere, although to be fair, in the case of Carnival Row, it’s the second (and final) season of the fantasy program whose first season ended almost three years ago. It also stars Orlando Bloom.
- We won’t lie, we’re not UN-excited to watch a documentary about BTS’ joyful dancer, singer, rapper and choreographer j-hope. j-hope in the Box hits Disney+ today.
- The famous murder spree that inspired the 1973 classic Terrence Malick film Badlands, gets the Showtime docu-series treatment as The 12th Victim examines the 1958 crimes of Charles Starkweather and teenage accomplice Caril Ann Fugate
- In the endlessly downbeat looking Filipino film Boy from Nowhere, young Gary is orphaned in an attack and it goes downhill from there. Check it out and cry on Amazon Prime.
- There’s nowhere to run to from the Lifetime movie’s latest offering You Can’t Escape Me. So we won’t. Happy viewing!