Analysis: ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ will get a brand new season

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This week’s Emmy Awards had been a reminder of how a lot good tv exists – and the way a lot the medium has modified.

Gone are the times once you needed to wait week by week for successful present’s new episodes. Sure, streaming is king, however the success of exhibits like “Abbott Elementary” is proof there’s nonetheless love for the networks.

Personally, I like having each choices. Talking of, let’s bounce proper into what’s accessible now.

‘The Handmaid’s Tale” Season 5

Dystopian dramas may hit a bit too near dwelling nowadays, however the brand new season of Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” has been eagerly awaited by many.

After a tumultuous fourth season, the present picks up with June Osborne (Elisabeth Moss) struggling to redefine her goal – and nonetheless scrambling to seek out her daughter, Hannah – and Serena Pleasure Waterford (Yvonne Strahovski) trying to lift her profile exterior Gilead.

The first two episodes of “The Handmaid’s Tale” season 5 are streaming now on Hulu.

‘Atlanta’ Season 4

Donald Glover as Earnest

I each love and hate that the ultimate season of “Atlanta” has arrived.

In case you watched the present’s third season earlier this yr, you both beloved it or hated it. For me, the brilliance of creator and star Donald Glover shone by way of, regardless of the motion primarily shifting to Europe and being intercut by quite a lot of seemingly unconnected vignette-style episodes.

Season 4 returns to each a extra conventional narrative type in addition to town that provides the present its title. However don’t anticipate that Glover received’t throw some surprises our manner, as a result of that’s completely his type.

The first two episodes of “Atlanta” season 4 begin streaming on FX at 10 p.m. ET/PT and will probably be accessible on Hulu Friday.

‘Love Is Blind: After the Altar’ Season 2

The main cast of season two of

The Pod Squad is again!

Nearly all the season two solid of “Love Is Blind” are returning for an “After the Altar” miniseries to catch us up on life, love – and a few interpersonal battle, in fact.

Based mostly on the teaser trailer, issues are tense for some and eager for others. (Not too many, although, contemplating latest studies that each {couples} who mentioned “I do” in the primary season’s finale have gone their separate methods.) What else would you anticipate from a sequence through which folks determine on the altar if they may marry or not?

It begins streaming Friday on Netflix.

‘Born Pink’ by Blackpink

(From left) Lisa, Jisoo, Jennie and Rosé of BLACKPINK attend the 2022 MTV VMAs at Prudential Center on August 28 in Newark, New Jersey.

Regardless of the unbelievable success of teams like BTS in recent times, Okay-Pop has by no means been only a boys sport.

An amazing instance are the “K-Pop Queens” of Blackpink, who’re broadly seen as the largest lady group on the earth proper now, having damaged data and bounds throughout Asia and the USA.

Blackpink’s sophomore album, “Born Pink,” comes on the heels of a latest efficiency on the VMAs, a 2020 collaboration with Woman Gaga and the Netflix documentary “Blackpink: Light Up the Sky.” Clearly, the group is a pressure to be reckoned with.

“Born Pink” is out now.

‘The Hardest Part’ by Noah Cyrus

Noah Cyrus performs during the

It’s not at all times straightforward being the little sister of a star who has lengthy excelled in the identical trade as you.

However 22-year-old Noah Cyrus appears decided to make her personal mark as a singer, separate from her elder sibling Miley’s success.

Not that her household doesn’t think about, although.

In April, her mom, Tish Cyrus, filed for divorce from her father, Billy Ray Cyrus, after greater than 28 years of marriage, and their cut up has served as an inspiration for her new music.

In a press release concerning the single, “Every Beginning Ends” from her new album, “The Hardest Part,” Cyrus mentioned she and collaborator Ben Gibbard of indie rock band Demise Cab for Cutie “talked about past relationships, failed relationships, our parents’ relationships, and relationships that have lasted forever.”

“The Hardest Part” can also be out now.

Brian O'Halloran as Dante Hicks and Jeff Anderson as Randal Graves in a scene from

Increase your hand in case you are sufficiently old to recollect when “Clerks” got here out.

The yr was 1994, and Kevin Smith’s low-budget comedy a few day within the lifetime of two small-town New Jersey retailer clerks shortly grew to become a cult basic.

Almost 30 years later, Smith is revisiting themes from each the unique film and its 2006 sequel. “Clerks III” presents a meta twist on its predecessors by specializing in its characters’ movie-making throughout the film, and highlights life experiences that come together with each age and – in his case – surviving a significant coronary heart assault.

The filmmaker pays homage to that final half specifically by having a foremost character undergo an identical close to loss of life expertise. The wry mixture of nostalgia and development is admittedly what maturity is all about, and I, for one, am pleased to see Smith returning to the story that launched his profession.

Generally a fast glimpse again makes trying forward all of the sweeter.

Queen Elizabeth II attends a state banquet at the Philharmonic Hall in Bratislava, Slovakia, on the first day of a tour of the country on October 23, 2008.

Rely me among the many many individuals who’ve been watching “The Crown” on Netflix because the latest loss of life of Queen Elizabeth II.

Really, it’s a rewatch for me. I’ve been diving into something and the whole lot Queen Elizabeth-related because the information of her passing broke final week. I’ve lengthy thought of myself an anglophile and must admit her loss of life made me extra emotional than I had anticipated.

No matter your views on the royal household, there isn’t a denying that Her Majesty was the embodiment of doing one’s responsibility. Her steadfast dedication to the crown appeared to hark again to a time many people now not even acknowledge.

The grace with which Queen Elizabeth reigned will most likely by no means be seen once more.

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