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WWT Talks TV: Is Being High Maintenance Evil? We Discuss The Final Season of Homeland and Season 2 of Narcos: Mexico

TV Season Premieres

High Maintenance (HBO)

The Guy is a nameless marijuana dealer in Brooklyn who delivers his goods via bicycle to stressed-out clients across New York City, who try to savour the highs of life in an increasingly volatile world. While dropping off weed to his customers, he makes brief appearances in their lives to get a glimpse at their daily routines, allowing viewers to explore the existences of intriguing, colorful individuals from all walks of life. The comedy series stars Ben Sinclair, who created the show with then-wife Katja Blichfeld, as The Guy.


Homeland (Showtime)

When Marine Sgt. Nicholas Brody returns home following eight years in captivity, CIA agent Carrie Mathison thinks he has turned and is connected to a terror plot to be carried out on American soil, so she engages him in a dangerous game of cat and mouse that puts America's national security at risk. Later on, Carrie gets a promotion and returns to the front lines overseas. She is assigned to one of the CIA's most volatile and dangerous stations in the Middle East, where she is in the heart of battle in the war on terror. Years later, after being disillusioned and placing herself in a self-imposed exile in Berlin, Carrie becomes estranged from the CIA, eventually returning stateside where she works for a foundation providing aid to Muslims living in America.

 

TV Season Finale

Evil (CBS)

Skeptical psychologist Kristen Bouchard joins David Acosta, who is training to be a Catholic priest, and a blue collar contractor as they investigate the church's backlog of unexplained mysteries, including supposed miracles, demonic possessions and other extraordinary occurrences. Their job is to assess if there's a logical explanation or if something truly supernatural is at work, examining the origins of evil along the dividing line between science and religion. The series is created by Robert and Michelle King.

 

Netflix TV Sneak Peek

Narcos: Mexico

This continuation of "Narcos" explores the origins of the modern drug war by going back to its roots, starting at a time when the Mexican trafficking world was a loose, disorganized confederation of independent growers and dealers. It's the 1980s, and Felix Gallardo takes the helm of the Guadalajara Cartel, unifying traffickers to build an empire. As DEA agent Kiki Camarena moves his wife and young son from California to Guadalajara to take on a new post, he learns his assignment is more challenging than he imagined. A tragic chain of events unfolds as Camarena gains intelligence on Gallardo and becomes more entangled in the mission.

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Why Watch That Talks This Year’s Tribeca Film Festival

Featured Review: “Ottolenghi and the Cakes of Versailles”Via London, Versailles, and Instagram, Ottolenghi and the Cakes of Versailles follows famous chef Yotam Ottolenghi on his quest to bring the sumptuous art and decadence of Versailles to life in cake form at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. He assembles a team—a veritable who's who of the dessert world, including Dominique Ansel and Dinara Kasko—to help bring his vision to life. The pastry chefs create a true feast of Versailles complete with a cocktail whirlpool and posh jello shots, architectural mousse cakes, chocolate sculptures, swan pastries, and an edible garden.Throughout the film, Ottolenghi acts as a guide, disassembling pastries to give us the history of ingredients that we now take for granted, like sugar and chocolate. In conversations with experts, we also get an insight into life at Versailles, from the opulence of the Sun King to the downfall of Marie Antoinette, and including what went on in the kitchens. The film perfectly captures the heights of human achievement and the frailty of decadence, adding taste as one more sense with which to experience the Met.—Frederic BoyerDirector: Laura GabbertProduced by: Steve Robillard, Mohamed Al Rafi, Jeff Frey, Lauren DeutermanCast: Yotam Ottolenghi, Dominique Ansel, Ghaya Oliveira, Dinara Kasko, Sam Bompas, Janice WongCinematographer: Judy PhuRelease Date: April 15 , 2020 (Tribeca Film Festival)Runtime: 1 hour 15 minutesGenre: DocumentaryVisit the links below for additional information:YouTube.com/WeAreOnehttps://m.facebook.com/Tribeca/https://www.tribecafilm.com/festival/tribeca-talks-at-home
5/6/2020

WWT Talks TV: Normal People, Young Sheldon, Little Fires Everywhere and more

Series PremieresNormal People (Hulu)Months later, school has finished and Connell arrives at Trinity College, Dublin. He has found a room in a house-share and meets his new housemate Niall. Despite his efforts, he feels out of place and struggles to articulate himself.Betty (HBO)A group of diverse young women navigate the predominantly male-oriented world of skateboarding in New York City.Season FinalesYoung Sheldon (CBS)It's 1989 and 9-year-old Sheldon Cooper has skipped four grades to start high school along with his less-intellectual older brother. As he struggles to be understood by his family, classmates and neighbours, his mother arms him with the best tool she can come up with: reminding bullies his dad is the football coach and his brother is on the team. His twin sister doesn't share his exceptional mind, but she has a much clearer vision of what life has in store for the young genius. Jim Parsons, who plays the adult version of Sheldon on "The Big Bang Theory," narrates.Better Things (Hulu)`Better Things' is the story of Sam Fox, a single mother and working actor with no filter trying to raise her three daughters -- Max, Frankie, and Duke -- in Los Angeles. She also looks out for her mother, Phil, an English ex-patriate with questionable faculties who lives across the street. Whether she's struggling to keep her daughters close or trying to push one of them out of the nest, Sam approaches every challenge with fierce love, raw honesty, and humour. At the end of the day, Sam's just trying to earn a living, navigate her daughters' changing lives, survive her family, have fun with a friend or two, and also -- just maybe -- squeeze in some private time.Series FinalesLittle Fires Everywhere (Hulu)The intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and an enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives.Homeland (Showtime)When Marine Sgt. Nicholas Brody returns home following eight years in captivity, CIA agent Carrie Mathison thinks he has turned and is connected to a terror plot to be carried out on American soil, so she engages him in a dangerous game of cat and mouse that puts America's national security at risk. Later on, Carrie gets a promotion and returns to the front lines overseas. She is assigned to one of the CIA's most volatile and dangerous stations in the Middle East, where she is in the heart of battle in the war on terror. Years later, after being disillusioned and placing herself in a self-imposed exile in Berlin, Carrie becomes estranged from the CIA, eventually returning stateside where she works for a foundation providing aid to Muslims living in America.Netflix TV Sneak PeekThe Eddy (Netflix)A jazz club owner deals with the everyday struggles of running a live music venue in Paris.Covid SpecialParks and Recreation Reunion (NBC and App)Five years after its finale aired, Parks and Recreation is returning for a brand-new reunion episode. Premiering on Thursday, April 30, the episode is set to feature nearly all your favorite Pawnee residents, from Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) to Ron Swanson (Nick Offerman).The NBC comedy ran from 2009 to 2015 and followed the close-knit government employees of a small Indiana town. While the cast and creators never officially ruled out a reunion, they were waiting for a good reason to bring everyone back together."The chance to do it again should it arise would be incredible, but I think that we would all only do it if we felt like it was something compelling us to do it,” co-creator Mike Schur told Entertainment Weekly back in 2019.Clearly, that time has come. Here's what we know about the special, which will raise money for Feeding America’s COVID-19 Response Fund, which will enable food banks to stay stocked during that crisis. The cast and creators will match donations up to $500,000.