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

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

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

‘The Handmaid’s Story” Season 5

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

After a tumultuous fourth season, the present picks up with June Osborne (Elisabeth Moss) struggling to redefine her function – and nonetheless scrambling to search out her daughter, Hannah – and Serena Pleasure Waterford (Yvonne Strahovski) making an attempt to boost her profile outdoors Gilead.

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

‘Atlanta’ Season 4

Donald Glover as Earnest

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

When 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 transferring to Europe and being intercut by plenty of seemingly unconnected vignette-style episodes.

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

The primary two episodes of “Atlanta” season 4 begin streaming on FX at 10 p.m. ET/PT and will likely be obtainable 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.

Primarily based on the teaser trailer, issues are tense for some and looking forward to others. (Not too many, although, contemplating current stories that each {couples} who stated “I do” in the primary season’s finale have gone their separate methods.) What else would you anticipate from a collection wherein folks determine on the altar if they are going to 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 lately, Ok-Pop has by no means been only a boys recreation.

An awesome instance are the “Ok-Pop Queens” of Blackpink, who’re broadly considered as the most important lady group on this planet proper now, having damaged data and bounds throughout Asia and the USA.

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

“Born Pink” is out now.

‘The Hardest Half’ by Noah Cyrus

Noah Cyrus performs during the

It’s not at all times simple 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 an announcement concerning the single, “Each Starting Ends” from her new album, “The Hardest Half,” Cyrus stated she and collaborator Ben Gibbard of indie rock band Dying Cab for Cutie “talked about previous relationships, failed relationships, our mother and father’ relationships, and relationships which have lasted endlessly.”

“The Hardest Half” can 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 couple of day within the lifetime of two small-town New Jersey retailer clerks rapidly turned a cult basic.

Practically 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 essential character undergo the same close to dying expertise. The wry mixture of nostalgia and development is absolutely what maturity is all about, and I, for one, am blissful to see Smith returning to the story that launched his profession.

Generally a fast glimpse again makes wanting 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.

Depend me among the many many individuals who have been watching “The Crown” on Netflix since the current dying of Queen Elizabeth II.

Truly, it’s a rewatch for me. I’ve been diving into something and all the things Queen Elizabeth-related for the reason that information of her passing broke final week. I’ve lengthy thought of myself an anglophile and need to admit her dying made me extra emotional than I had anticipated.

No matter your views on the royal household, there isn’t any 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 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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