Along with another installment in the Transformers franchise, we have the return of a long-running comedy series, a flamin’ hot success story, the end of a coming-of-age show, and a classic RT25 pick that will have you saying, “good afternoon, good evening, and good night.”
To build on that 1990s connection, another reason to see this one is the fact that it introduces three new factions of live-action Transformers: the Maximals, Terrorcons, and Predacons — all robots that transform into robotic animals. If that’s not enough, there’s also the fact that along with live-action stars Anthony Ramos and Dominique Fishback, the star-studded voice cast behind some of the Transformers includes Pete Davidson, Ron Perlman, Peter Dinklage, Michelle Yeoh, and of course Peter Cullen, aka the longtime voice of Optimus Prime.
Where to Watch: In theaters
If you’re looking for a good reason to check out this comedy series, how about 15 of them? As in, it has 15 Fresh seasons under its belt already, and to be more specific, seven of those 15 are at 100% on the Tomatometer.
And while this may be the longest-running live action American comedy series, that doesn’t mean the end is anywhere near, with renewals already taking it at least through season 18. In other words, you can rest assured that if you get hooked, it won’t be last call at Paddy’s anytime soon.
For those not in the know, it’s worth mentioning that It’s Always Sunny, which won a People’s Choice Award for Best Cable TV Comedy in 2016, was created and developed by Rob McElhenney and Glenn Howerton, who also star as part of the show’s hilarious ensemble cast that critics — and the show’s cult following — just can’t get enough of.
Where to Watch: FXX, Hulu
And if your hunger for reasons to watch isn’t already satisfied, how about that it marks the feature directorial debut of Eva Longoria, who previously directed episodes of TV shows like Jane the Virgin and Black-ish. Plus, with more than 60 reviews in, Flamin’ Hot is also currently Fresh on the Tomatometer.
Now, the main reason to check this one out if you haven’t already is that it was co-created by Mindy Kaling and is loosely based on her childhood. It follows a modern-day first generation Indian-American teenage girl whose father dies suddenly, adding to the stress and worry of trying to be a teenager and find her identity.
Now’s the time to check it out, since this marks the show’s final season, with three very Certified Fresh seasons setting the stage. Critics have praised the show for its young cast and hilarious honesty as it “approaches the angst of teenage romance with frankness and charm,” and honestly, the world could use a bit more frankness and charm.
Where to Watch: Netflix
There are plenty of reasons to revisit this one, especially because it features one of Jim Carrey’s finest performances. He stars as Truman, a man who doesn’t know that his whole life is just one big reality TV show.
The film’s initial spec script was inspired by an episode of The Twilight Zone, and the film evolved into a heartfelt dramedy that earned three Oscar nominations, including Best Original Screenplay. Along with a strong audience score, The Truman Show is Certified Fresh at 95% on the Tomatometer, and one reason critics love it is that while it rode the wave of the reality TV show boom in the US, the film also eerily foreshadowed how deep America’s obsession with celebrity culture would become. But really, if you haven’t seen it, you should check it out.
Hopefully our recommendations helped you fill up your entertainment calendar this weekend. Be sure to let us know in the comments what you watched, whether it was on this list or not!
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