TeuxDeux Recs: August 2022

To Watch:

  • Fly back to Westeros in House of the Dragon, a Game of Thrones prequel series whose debut drew in nearly 10 million viewers, the biggest HBO series debut ever.

  • Prey, a new entry in the 'Predator' franchise, and one of the best entries at that. A young Comanche warrior sets out into the wilderness to protect her tribe from an unknown alien threat.

  • Home on Apple TV+: a docuseries about the world's most innovative homes. Season 2 now streaming.

  • Reservation Dogs: Sterlin Harjo and Taika Waititi's FX comedy series about indigenous teenagers in rural Oklahoma, now in its second season.

  • Primal: Genndy Tartakovsky's (Dexter's Lab, Samurai Jack) Emmy-award winning magnum opus about a prehistoric man that befriends a t-rex embarks on its second season.

  • A party game goes horribly awry in Bodies Bodies Bodies, a black comedy horror from A24 featuring Amandla Stenberg, Rachel Sennott, Maria Bakalova (Borat 2), Lee Pace, and Pete Davidson, among others...

  • The Resort: an anniversary trip to a dream resort takes a dark turn as it becomes entangled with an unsolved mystery from 15 years prior.

  • Season 2 of Only Murders in the Building finds protagonists Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Selena Gomez at the center of a new murder mystery...this time as prime suspects 🕵️

  • We're going to double down on our recommendation of HBO's The Rehearsal. In its season finale, Nathan Fielder questions the ethics of his increasingly absurd simulations of everyday life.

To Read:

  • Having trouble communicating with a toddler? Take a page from writer Bess Kalb and try passive aggressive emails! You know, since they're so effective at work 😂

  • Bullet Train - read the satirical thriller before heading to the theater to watch Brad Pitt's film adaptation, the handsomest thing to happen to train cinema since Arrival of a Train!

  • This contemplation on showing ourselves kindness with intentional language in our to-do lists, by Beck Tench.

  • Revisit Lord of the Rings, in preparation of the new Amazon Prime series.

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