Gone are the times when you needed to wait week by week for a successful present’s new episodes. Yes, streaming is king, however, the success of reveals like “Abbott Elementary” is proof there may be nonetheless love for the networks.

I like having each choice. Speaking of, let’s soar proper into what’s out there now.

Dystopian dramas would possibly hit a bit of too near house as of late, 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 search out her daughter, Hannah — and Serena Joy Waterford (Yvonne Strahovski) attempting to lift her profile outdoors Gilead.

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

‘Atlanta’ Season 4

Donald Glover as Earnest "Earn" Marks in a scene from season four of "Atlanta."
I each love and hate that the final season of “Atlanta” has arrived.

If you watched the present’s third season earlier this 12 months, you both cherished it or hated it. For me, the brilliance of creator and star Donald Glover shone via, regardless of the motion primarily transferring to Europe and being intercut by plenty of seemingly unconnected vignette-style episodes.

Season 4 returns to each an extra conventional narrative type in addition to a town that offers the present its identity. But do not count on that Glover will not throw some surprises our method, as a result of that is completely his type.

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

‘Love Is Blind: After the Altar’ Season 2

The main cast of season two of "Love Is Blind" is pictured during the show's reunion episode alongside hosts Nick and Vanessa Lachey (front row, center).

The Pod Squad is again!

Almost 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 battles, after all.

Based on the teaser trailer, issues are tense for some and looking forward to others. (Not too many, although, contemplating the latest studies that each {couple} who stated “I do” in the principal season’s finale have gone their separate methods.) What else would you count on from a sequence in which individuals determine on the altar if they’ll marry or not?

It begins streaming Friday on Netflix.

Two issues to hearken to

‘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.
Despite the unbelievable success of teams like BTS in the latest years, OkPop has by no means been only a boy’s sport.

An ideal instance is the “Ok-Pop Queens” of Blackpink, who’s extensively seen as the largest woman group in the world proper now, having damaged data and limits throughout Asia and the United States.

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

‘The Hardest Part by Noah Cyrus

Noah Cyrus performs during the "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest" broadcast special on December 31, 2020.

It’s not all the time straightforward being the little sister of a star who has long excelled in the identical business as you.

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

Not that her household would not issue in, 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 break-up has served as an inspiration for her new music.
In a statement concerning the single, “Every Beginning Ends” from her new album, “The Hardest Part,” Cyrus stated she and collaborator Ben Gibbard of indie rock band Death Cab for Cutie “talked about previous relationships, failed relationships, our mother and father relationships, and relationships which have lasted eternally.”

“The Hardest Part” can be out now.

One factor to speak about

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

Raise your hand if you’re sufficiently old to recollect when “Clerks” got here out.

The 12 months was 1994, and Kevin Smith’s low-budget comedy a couple of days in the lifetime of two small-town New Jersey retailers clerks rapidly grew to become a cult basic.

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

The filmmaker pays homage to that final half explicit by having a major character undergo analogous close-to-dying expertise. The wry mixture of nostalgia and development is de facto what maturity is all about, and I, for one, am glad to see Smith returning to the story that launched his profession.

Sometimes a fast glimpse again makes wanting forward all of the sweeter.

Something to sip on

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.
Count me among the many many individuals who have been watching “The Crown” on Netflix since the recent death of Queen Elizabeth II.

It is a rewatch for me. I’ve been diving into something and every part Queen Elizabeth-related for the reason that information of her passing broke final week. I’ve long thought about myself as an anglophile and must admit her dying made me extra emotional than I had anticipated.

Whatever your views on the royal household, there isn’t any denying that Her Majesty was the embodiment of doing one’s duty. Her steadfast dedication to the crown appeared to hark again to a time many people did not even acknowledge.

The grace with which Queen Elizabeth reigned will in all probability by no means be seen once more.

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