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What to Watch January 2021: ‘Cobra Kai,’ ‘Riverdale,’ ‘WandaVision’ and MORE!

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There’s never been more excitement to kiss a year away. 

With 2020 heading out the door, 2021 is welcoming brand new content from streamers and broadcast networks that’ll keep you entertained throughout the cold, winter months!

Here’s what we can all look forward to in January:

Cobra Kai – Netflix (January 1)

Netflix is the gift that keeps on giving. The streamer moved up the series release date from January 8 to January 1. 

The 10-episode third season “finds everyone reeling in the aftermath of the violent high school brawl between their dojos, which has left Miguel in a precarious condition. While Daniel searches for answers in his past and Johnny seeks redemption, Kreese further manipulates his vulnerable students with his own vision of dominance. The soul of the Valley is at stake, and the fate of every student and sensei hangs in the balance,” per the synopsis.

 

Dream Home Makeover: Season 2 – Netflix (January 1)

Syd and Shea McGee are back with their impeccable interior design skills. I dare you to watch season 2 and not get inspired to re-do a part of your home/apartment! 

 

The Bachelor – ABC (January 4)

Matt James takes the lead as the first ever Black Bachelor in a season that fans are hoping will be better than what was served up on The Bachelorette.

 

This Is Us –  NBC (January 5)

Reuniting with the Pearson family in the new year means new drama. Will Randall and Kevin patch things up? Will we find out more about Kate’s teenage pregnancy? And when will Kevin become a dad?

 

One Chicago – NBC (January 6)

Chicago’s heroes from Chicago Fire, Chicago Med, and Chicago PD are ready to jump back into action as they tackle important storylines around BLM and COVID-19. 

 

The Expanse – Amazon Prime (January 6)

The sci-fi series returns with additional season 5 episodes after humans leave the solar system in search of new homes. 

 

Dickinson – AppleTV (January 8)

Dickinson is a half-hour comedy series starring singer and Oscar-winning actress Hailee Steinfeld. It explores the life of young poet Emily Dickinson and includes a slew of big names like Jane Krakowski and Wiz Khalifa. 

 

Lupin – Netflix (January 8)

The French heist series tells the story of Arsène Lupin, the world-famous gentleman thief and master of disguise, who steals a necklace from the Louvre Museum in Paris.

 

The Resident – Fox (January 12)

Conic wedding… enough said! 

 

Search Party – HBO (January 14)

We’ve waited six months for this month! The fourth season picks up right where season 3 left off as the gang tries to move on with their lives as Dory remains misssing.

 

WandaVision – Disney+ (January 15)

The streamer is finally launching the Marvel spinoff series WandaVision, originally delayed by the pandemic shutdowns. Elizabeth Olsen reprises her role Wanda Maximoff from the films in the six-episode retro series. 

 

Batwoman – The CW (January 17)

When Kate Kane goes missing (Ruby Rose exited the series after season 1), Gotham is in need of a new hero. Enter Ryan Wilder (Javicia Leslie) who discovers Kate’s batsuit and embraces the vigilante inside of her. 

 

Nancy Drew – The CW (January 20)

The Drew Crew gears up to solve new mysteries plaguing Horseshoe Bay! 

 

Riverdale – The CW (January 20)

Prom, graduation, and solving the mystery of the eerie VHS tapes are all on Riverdale’s “to-do” list before the season jumps five-years forward as initially planned in the fifth season before it got delayed by the pandemic. 

 

Legacies – The CW (January 21)

Can the students at the Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted wake Hope and Landon? 

 

Fate: The Winx Sage – Netflix (January 22)

Netflix’s teen adaptation of the Nickelodeon animated series takes place in a magical boarding school in the Otherworld where fairies must master their magical powers. 

 

Euphoria – HBO Max (January 24)

The second special episode aims to hold fans over until season 2, which isn’t expected until late 2021 or even early 2022. 

 

Big Sky – ABC (January 26)

After the newbie series pulled the trigger on two main characters, we’re intrigued to find out how it’ll continue to mystery of the missing girls. 

 

50M2 – Netflix (January 27)

The Turkish dark comedy centers on, Gölge, a former hitman who betrayed his bosses and takes refuge in a vacant tailer shop and assumes the identity of the late owner’s son.
 

 

 

Movies

Stuck Apart/ Azizler – Netflix (January 8)

The Turkish film tells a story about a man named Aziz, who is going through an existential crisis that’s all too relatable. 

 

The Dig – Netflix (January 21)

The historical drama stars Ralph Fiennes and Carey Mulligan and finds an excavator and his team recovering a wooden ship from the Dark Ages. 

 
 

The Little Things – HBO Max (January 29)

Since HBO Max subscribers will be getting access to the whole slate of Warner Bros. 2021 films the same day they hit theaters, the first film on the roster is a crime drama starring Denzel Washington as a deputy Sheriff tracking down a serial killer in Los Angeles. It also stars Rami Malek and Jared Leto. 

 

Palmer – Apple TV (January 29)

The gritty film marks Justin Timberlake’s return to the small-screen as a former college football star who navigates life after prison and develops an unexpected connection to a local boy.


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What to Watch April 2021 Guide: Manifest, Younger, The Handmaids Tale, and MORE!

Spring showers bring plenty of new content your way this April. 

So, who is ready to do some serious binge-watching? We didn’t practice for this all of 2020 to give up now! Especially because there are some really great TV shows premiering and a handful of highly-anticipated shows returning! 

Here’s what’s on tap!

 

TV

Law & Order: Organized Crime – NBC (April 1)

Has there been a more anticipated TV return? Detective Elliot Stabler (Christopher Meloni) returns to the NYPD and joins a new task force while reuniting with ex-partner Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay). 

 

 

Manifest – NBC (April 1)

What happened to Flight 828? TV’s biggest mystery continues into season 3. Ben pursues a tail fin that may have belonged to the plane he was on while the rest of the passengers continue to follow Callings.

 

Home Economics – ABC (April 7)

The new comedy series looks at the uncomfortable and frustrating relationship between three adult siblings from the Hayworth family. 

 

Kung Fu – The CW (April 7)

The reboot of the 1970s drama of the same name stars Legacies actress Olivia Liang as Nicky Shen, a young Chinese-American woman who drops out of college and travels to a monastery in China only to return home to San Francisco and find it overrun by crime. As she doles out justice, she finds herself the target of an assassin.

 

Rebel – ABC (April 8)

Katey Sagal stars as Annie “Rebel” Bello, a blue-collar legal attorney who ruthlessly fights for the cases she believes in. The series is inspired by the life of Erin Brockovich.

 

Them – Amazon Prime (April 9)

The limited horror anthology hails from Lena Waithe and finds a black family in the 1950s moving into a white neighborhood in L.A. where they not only have to deal with terrible neighbors but also supernatural forces that mean to do them harm. 

 

Fear the Walking Dead – AMC (April 11)

Season 6B picks up with John Dorie reuniting with an old friend who helps him through a dark moment. 

 

The Circle – Netflix (April 14)

The highly-addictive reality series, described as Big Brother meets Catfish, returns for a second season. Contestants move into the same apartment building but never meet face-to-face as they’re only allowed to communicate through a special social media app. 

 
 

Dad Stop Embarrassing Me – Netflix (April 14)

The sitcom, inspired by Jamie Foxx’s relationship with his daughter, Corinne, finds him playing the role of a single dad and cosmetics brand owner who must navigate raising a teen daughter. 

 

Younger – Paramount+ (April 15)

The seventh and final season of Younger wraps up Liza’s journey at Empirical/Millennial and hopefully reveals if she ends up with #TeamJosh or #TeamCharles once and for all. 

 

Big Shot – Disney+ (April 16)

John Stamos moves on from Uncle Jesse in a new role former men’s basketball coach who gets fired and is forced to become a coach at an elite all-girls school. If you’re looking for a new sports drama with heart, look no further.

 

Cruel Summer – Freefrom (April 21)

Hailing from executive producer Jessica Biel, Freeform’s newest thriller takes the spot left behind by Pretty Little Liars. Set in the 90s, it follows the disappearance of a popular and charming girl and the nerdy wannabe who is blamed for the crime. 

 

Shadow & Bone – Netflix (April 23)

In the fantasy series, based on a book of the same name, sinister forces plot against a young woman who has the powers to unite her world. 

 

93rd Oscars – ABC (April 25)

As they say in show biz, the award show must go on. The 93rd Oscars, which originally mandated an in-person attendance amid the coronavirus pandemic, have reversed course and are allowing remote participation. 

 

The Handmaid’s Tale – Hulu (April 28)

June and her fellow Handmaids go beyond the walls of Gilead following an uprising as they seek freedom in the dystopian series.

 

MOVIES

Concrete Cowboy – Netflix (April 2)

Stranger Things‘ Caleb McLaughlin stars as a teen who befriends a community of Black cowboys in Philadelphia when he stays with his estranged dad (played by Idris Elba) for the summer.

 

Thunder Force – Netflix (April 9)

Dynamic duo Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer are former childhood best friends who invent a formula that gives them superhero powers. 

 

Stowaway – Netflix (April 22)

A stowaway crashes a mission to Mars and risks the lives of the whole crew on-board. The sci-fi thriller stars Anna Kendrick and Daniel Dae Kim.

 

Without Remorse – Amazon Prime (April 30)

Michael B. Jordan stars as John Clark, an elite NAVY Seal who uncovers a covert plot while investigating the death of his pregnant wife.


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What to Watch in March 2021 Guide: Good Girls, Coming 2 America, The Irregulars, and MORE!

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Can you believe it’s almost March?

2021 is flying by, and I have to credit the fact that there has been so much good television available!

Despite COVID-19 still holding a grasp on the world, plenty of our favorite TV shows were able to return to production and deliver outstanding seasons that are keeping us entertained every single day of the week. 

March sees a return of some favorites on primetime along with some new additions to streaming. 

Here’s everything to watch on March 2021: 

 

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Debris – NBC (March 1)

Calling all sci-fi fans! Two international agents are tasked with investigating mysterious wreckage that falls from the sky. As British agent Finola Jones and American agent Bryan Beneventi lead the charge to track down all the debris scattered across the Western Hemisphere, they realize it’s a race against time!  

 

The Voice – NBC (March 1)

The singing competition returns for season 20 with Blake Shelton, Nick Jonas, John Legend, and Kelly Clarkson at the helm! 

 

Biggie: I Got a Story to Tell – Netflix (March 1)

The documentary on famed rapper The Notorious B.I.G. celebrates his life and tracks his journey to rap king alongside rare footage and in-depth interviews. 

 

New Amsterdam – NBC (March 2)

With the pandemic still in full-swing, season 3 kicks off with a plane crash in the East River.

 
 
Wandavision – Disney Plus (March 5)
 
One of the longest episodes of the season marks the season finale of the series as it embarks into full MCU territory. 
 

 
 

Good Girls – NBC (March 7)

Your favorite suburban criminals are back for season 4! Beth, Ruby, and Annie continue their life of crime by pouring themselves into Boland Bubbles to wash money for “homeboy.” With the FBI hot on their trail, will they find a way to stay above water?

 

Station 19 and Grey’s Anatomy – ABC (March 11) 

After going on hiatus in December, the Shondaland shows return with a crossover that tackles the issue of human trafficking.

 

A Million Little Things – ABC (March 11)

After a nearly three-month wait, A Million Little Things is finally getting new episodes and it’s going to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic. Per the synopsis: “As [the virus] becomes more widespread across the U.S., Boston goes into lockdown putting Rome’s movie in jeopardy and forcing Maggie to return home from Oxford. Because the hospitals are overwhelmed with patients, Eddie’s back surgery is cancelled, leading him to take desperate measures to cope with the severe pain.

 

Love Alarm – Netflix (March 12)

The popular K-drama about an app that alerts people if someone in the area likes them returns for its second season on Netflix!

 

Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal – Netflix (March 17)

You’re familiar with the college bribery scandal that brought down Aunt Becky and other wealthy parents who stopped at nothing to get their children into top-tier universities. The documentary synopsis reads: “Using an innovative combination of interviews and narrative recreations of the FBI’s wiretapped conversations between Singer and his clients, Operation Varsity Blues offers a rare glimpse into the enigmatic figure behind a scheme that exposed the lengths wealthy families would go to for admission into elite colleges, and angered a nation already grappling with the effects of widespread inequality.”

 

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier: Episode 1 and 2 – Disney Plus (March 19)
 

The highly-anticipated Marvel action series brings together Falcon and the Winter Soldier, who “team up for a global adventure that will test their survival skills — as well as their patience.” Starring Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan, the action picks up after the events of “Avengers: Endgame” with the first two episodes airing on the streamer on March 19 and March 26, respectively.

 

 

The Irregulars – Netflix (March 26)

The Sherlock Holmes spin-off series follows a group of “troubled street teens” who are wrapped into solving crimes and saving London from supernatural elements by the “sinister Doctor Watson.”

 

Pooch Perfect – ABC (March 30)

Pitch Perfect star Rebel Wilson is set to host this dog grooming reality competition that’s based on a UK competition of the same name (also hosted by Wilson). The episodes will spotlight 10 dog groomers around the country competing in challenges. 

 

Movies

Coming 2 America – Amazon Prime (March 5)

Comedic geniuses Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall reunite as Akeem and Semmi to take audiences back to Zamunda, the royal country made popular in the 80s. It’s worth the watch if only for nostalgia’s sake. 

 

Raya and the Last Dragon – Disney Plus (March 5)

After being delayed the coronavirus pandemic, the film will finally debut months later. It’ll premiere simultaneously on Disney+ Premier Access and in theaters on the same day! Per the synopsis: ” Long ago, in the fantasy world of Kumandra, humans and dragons lived together in harmony. However, when sinister monsters known as the Druun threatened the land, the dragons sacrificed themselves to save humanity. Now, 500 years later, those same monsters have returned, and it’s up to a lone warrior to track down the last dragon and stop the Druun for good.”

 

Moxie – Netflix (March 3)

Amy Poehler lends her talents to a second Netflix original about a shy 16-year-old who is inspired by her mom’s rebellious past and publishes an anonymous zine to tackle sexism inside the high school hallways. 

 

Yes Day – Netflix (March 12) 

Saying “no” to your kids can be difficult, so parents Allison (played by Jennifer Garner) and Carlos give their kids one day where they say “yes” to all their requests.

 

Paper Lives (Kağıttan Hayatlar) – Netflix (March 15)

The Turkish drama finds warehouse worker Mehmet (starring Çağatay Ulusoy) working in an impoverished neighborhood where he becomes responsible for a small boy.

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What to Watch in February 2021: ‘Young Rock,’ ‘Firefly Lane,’ ‘Malcolm & Marie’ and ‘Superman & Lois’

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What to Watch February 2021: Superman & Lois, Firefly Lane, Malcolm & Marie, Young Rock

The one thing that has remained constant and reliable amid the coronavirus pandemic has been television. 

Could you imagine if we didn’t have our favorite shows to keep us entertained during quarantine?

Primetime television and streaming services have been more than happy to deliver some of the best content to audiences who are largely sitting at home and spending time in front of the television. 

And that trend continues into February, a month jam-packed with new shows and new season premieres. 

Here’s what’s gracing our screens in February:

 

TV

Tiffany Haddish Presents: They Ready Season 2 – Netflix (February 2)

Need a good laugh? Tiffany Haddish and other up-and-coming comics deliver in half-hour stand-up sets.

 

Firefly Lane – Netflix (February 3)

The series marks Katherine Heigel’s return to television. In the story of friendship, Heigel stars as Tully, who befriends Kate at a young age. The series chronicles their unbreakable bond from teens to their 40s.

 

Malcolm and Marie – Netflix (February 5)

Zendaya and John David Washington star as Malcolm and Marie, a filmmaker and his girlfriend in the black-and-white film. It’s a gritty look into a couple who want to keep their relationship in-tact and open up about past relationships. Word is, it’s even looking to be a contender for awards season.

 

Super Bowl LV – CBS (February 7)

This one kind of goes without explanation… Kansas City Chiefs and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will face-off during the biggest sports night of the year. The Weeknd is set to provide some grooves during the halftime show. 

 

American Idol – ABC (February 14)

The series will have you singing, crying, and laughing. Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, and Lionel Richie return as judges on season 4! 

 

Young Rock – NBC (February 16)

Love Dwayne Johnson? Have you followed The Rock’s career since his WWE days? Now, you can get to know his childhood in the upcoming sitcom about his life! 

 

Queen Sugar – OWN (February 16)

The Bordelon siblings are back for a fifth season which tackles COVID and BLM. 

 

The Kenan Show – NBC (February 16)

The new single-cam comedy follows a widowed dad (played by Kenan Thompson) who is juggling a high-profile job as the host of an Atlanta morning show and raising two daughters. 

 

The Real Housewives of New Jersey – Bravo (February 17)

Teresa Giudice, Melissa Gorga, Dolores Catania, Margaret Josephs, Jackie Goldschneider, and Jennifer Aydin are back!!! The 11th season will address cheating rumors, excessive drinking, and more explosive fights. 

 

Flora & Ulysses – Disney+ (February 19)

Based on the book of the same name, Flora & Ulysses follows 10-year old Flora who befriends a squirrel named Ulysses who possesses superhero powers. Your children will love this one! 

 

Superman & Lois – The CW (February 23)

The CW introduces a new super-family into the fold of superhero shows. Per the synopsis, the show picks up years after facing supervillains and aliens with Clark Kent and Lois Lane facing their greatest challenge ever — “dealing with being working parents in today’s society” to two boys, Jonathan and Jordan. Who knew even superheroes struggle with parenting?! The premiere is 2-hour event! 

 

Punky Brewster – Peacock (February 25)

The beloved ’80s series is returning to your TV screens! Soleil Moon Frye will reprise the titular character in the 10-episode revival. She is now a single mom of three hoping to get her life back on track when she meets a young girl in the foster system named Izzy who reminds her of her younger self. 

 

The Walking Dead – AMC (February 25)

The series returns after a months-long hiatus. Maggie is back, which doesn’t sit well with Negan, whose safety is at risk again.

 

Movies

To All the Boys: Always and Forever – Netflix (February 12)

The saga comes to an epic (and romantic) conclusion with the third installment dropping ahead of Valentine’s Day. Cozy up on the couch with your besties and get lost in Peter and Lara Jean’s love story. Senior year is upon them, but will their plans for the future lead to a break up? Or is their relationship strong enough to withstand anything?

 

It’s groundhog day in the coming-of-age teen comedy. Two teens try to make the best of being stuck in the same day every day by searching for all the things that make a day perfect while falling in love in the process. 

 

The United States vs. Billie Holiday – Hulu (February 26)

Andra Day takes on the legendary R&B and jazz crooner, Billie Holiday, in the drama, which finds the Federal Bureau of Narcotics launching an undercover sting operation against her. 

 

What shows/movies are making it onto your “must-see” list in February?

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