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Reworded: Expats, listen up! Here are the top seven shows to stream this week from Masters of the Air.
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Reworded: Expats, listen up! Here are the top seven shows to stream this week from Masters of the Air.

Pick of the week

Masters of the Air

The creators of Band of Brothers and The Pacific, including Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg, have finally released their latest epic about World War II. This production has been years in the making and has a generous budget. It focuses on the story of the Bloody Hundredth, also known as the US Air Force’s 100th Bomb Group. The initial episodes are not as intense in terms of violence and gore, but rather highlight the struggles of frostbite and illness. The main focus is on developing the relationships within a large ensemble cast, with Austin Butler leading the way. Barry Keoghan, from Saltburn, delivers a captivating performance as a lieutenant and Ncuti Gatwa, the new Doctor, joins the impressive cast later on.

“Starting on Friday, January 26th, Apple TV+ will be available.”


Brian Tee as Clarke and Nicole Kidman as Margaret in Expats.

Lulu Wang, the director of The Farewell, presents a poignant exploration of loneliness and sorrow. In the film, Nicole Kidman portrays Margaret, a wealthy woman living in Hong Kong with her family. Despite her lavish lifestyle, Margaret’s tense demeanor hints at underlying issues. At the same time, a young Korean expat (Ji-young Yoo) and Margaret’s neighbor (Sarayu Blue) also face their own personal struggles, including a failing marriage. Through her careful direction, Wang delves into the complexities of relationships, friendships, and parenthood in the aftermath of trauma. Kidman’s portrayal of suppressed mania is unsettlingly effective.

On Friday, January 26, 2018, Prime Video will be available.

Queer Eye

From left: Antoni Porowski, Tan France, Jonathan Van Ness, Karamo Brown, Bobby Berk and Alison McCrary in Queer Eye.

“Let’s assist this ex-nun in discovering her future mate!” The Fab Five will return for a second season in New Orleans, as there is no shortage of fascinating and unique individuals in need of a makeover. Along with the isolated nun, potential candidates for a transformation in this series include a devoted Kiss fan who has lost his sense of self due to caregiving responsibilities, a dedicated coach at a school for deaf children, and a married couple who have become disconnected from themselves and each other, along with their fashion sense.

Starting on January 24, 2018, Netflix will resume all notifications and comments.

“Life as a Real Insect”

A spiny flower mantis in A Real Bug’s Life.

The narration by Awkwafina emphasizes that this nature series is intended for a younger audience than most. The concept is that real bugs, spiders, and other creepy-crawlies are even more bizarre and humorous than their animated counterparts in Pixar films. However, there is no compromise in the high-quality close-up shots, as we discover the intelligence and impressive physical abilities that allow spiders, centipedes, and beetles to thrive – or sometimes just make exhilarating leaps of approximately 0.75 inches.

On Wednesday, January 24th, Disney+ will be available.

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Six Nations

Six Nations.

A television series that presents the 2023 Six Nations tournament from various unique perspectives – through exclusive interviews and behind-the-scenes footage from training grounds and dressing rooms, as well as its own cameras capturing the games from different angles. Alongside the intense physicality and team spirit, each squad is individually highlighted before the final two episodes wrap up the season’s pinnacle. Throughout the series, mental health issues and personal insecurities are frequently addressed.

Starting Wednesday, January 24th, 2018, Netflix will be available.

Sexy Beast

James McArdle as Gal Dove and Sarah Green as Dee Dee Harrison in Sexy Beast.

Over two decades after the film’s release, here are the backstories of the characters from Sexy Beast. Set in East London during the 1990s, Gal, a robber, falls in love with a porn actor named Deedee. Along with his quick-tempered colleague Don, they are offered a job by the smooth-talking crime boss Terry Bass. The film may bring to mind the low-budget British hooligan movies of the 90s and 2000s, but James McArdle’s performance is captivating. Keep an eye out for Tamsin Greig’s daring portrayal as Don’s bottle-blonde and verbally abusive sister.
Paramount+, from Thursday 25 January


Sofia Vergara as Griselda and Christian Tappan as Arturo in Griselda

There was a recurring joke in Modern Family about how everyone was a little afraid of Sofia Vergara’s character. Therefore, her transition into the role of a drug boss in a new drama may not be a surprising change. She now portrays Griselda Blanco, a Colombian drug trafficker who will eventually become known as the “Godmother of Cocaine.” At the start of the series, Blanco is moving to Miami with only a stolen block of high-quality cocaine and a dream. The setting is 1979, so disco and flared pants are prominent, and there is no shortage of violent confrontations. However, Vergara portrays Blanco with fierce determination as she begins to seek revenge for past wrongdoings.

Starting on Friday, January 26th, Netflix will be available.

Source: theguardian.com