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The wait is over for fans of the fast-paced hit TV series, Billions.
Season five is upon us, as of June 9, on Showmax and M-Net.
Things seem to be heating up for Bobby Axelrod, whose bid to hang onto power will be challenged by social impact pioneer Mike Prince.
It’s guaranteed to give you everything you loved about the first four seasons, as alliances crumble and the fight for power turns into s struggle for survival.
More importantly, if you’re coming to the end of all of the good series on whatever streaming service you use, you now have something new to watch.
Someone asked me what I was watching the other day, and I told them I was close to the season finale of Netflix. The struggle is real during lockdown.
Check out the trailer:
Billions: Season Five
If Billions isn’t your vibe, we’ve got you covered there, too.
Vanity Fair recently put together a list of the best series in 2020 so far, and we took the liberty of picking out three of our favourites:
How many television shows are actually sexy? Like, genuinely have the casual sensuality of that word’s coolest implications—easy and atmospheric and thrillingly pulsing with possibility? It’s a rare thing, and yet High Fidelity manages it, despite being about a lovelorn sad sack who can’t get over her exes. That’s owed to a combination of Zoë Kravitz’s excellent lead performance (her best work to date) and the way that creators Veronica West and Sarah Kucserka have deftly transposed the story from the 1990s London of Nick Hornby’s novel to the here-and-now of a tenuous Brooklyn in flux.
Streaming on Hulu.
In this nine-part look at the history of the Equal Rights Amendment, screen siren Cate Blanchett plays Phyllis Schlafly, the Midwestern matron who put a stop to it—and ushered in an era of radical conservatism. Other real-life figures portrayed include Democratic congresswoman Bella Abzug (Margo Martindale), presidential candidate Shirley Chisholm (Uzo Aduba), pro-ERA Republican Jill Ruckelshaus (Elizabeth Banks), Feminine Mystique author Betty Friedan (Tracey Ullman), and the face of the movement, Gloria Steinem (played by a dry, charming, peerless Rose Byrne).
Catch it on FX.
Never Have I Ever
Perhaps the smartest thing that Mindy Kaling and Lang Fisher’s pert, witty teen comedy did was employ first-time screen actor Maitreyi Ramakrishnan. Ramakrishnan postponed drama school to do her first TV gig, one which required her to essentially carry an entire series on her affable, relatable, sometimes irksome moxie (her character is a teenager, after all). She more than succeeds, giving palpable credibility to the center of Never Have I Ever—about Devi, an Indian American high schooler trying to soldier on after the death of her father. (It’s funny, I swear.)
Don’t be put off by the repetitive use of the word “teen” in that description. I watched the entire series in an afternoon and it’s a completely fresh take on the genre.
It is really funny, and you can watch it in full on Netflix.
Keep warm this weekend.
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