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The most anticipated April streaming series

By b0oua May 10, 2024

While looking at Big Mood—my top Stan recommendation for April—this week, I had an epiphany. Nicola Coughlan’s presence at the top of the Millennial comedy’s cast list piqued my interest. I still watch Bridgerton mostly because of the Irish actor; he was brilliant in Derry Girls (RIP). Her deftness at the intersection of comedy and melancholy is truly remarkable.

An exciting aspect of the advent of the streaming era and the subsequent programming boom across all platforms was the appearance of famous actors and actresses on television. Meryl Streep has joined Big Little Lies for a second season. Though I must admit that most of those famous faces have given outstanding performances, it is the performers who were previously on television but have discovered new avenues to stardom, like Coughlan, that I have grown to like the most.

For example, Unbelievable‘ Merritt Wever, Foundation’s Jared Harris, and I Think You Should Leave’s Tim Robinson come to mind. Additionally, we have Dominique Fishback from Swarm, Charlotte Nicdao from Mythic Quest, and Aisling Bea from This Way Up. I could go on and on, but I think you get the idea: if you enjoy acting, you should definitely check out the wide variety of roles they’ve played. There are performances that are both interesting and strange, as well as those that are excellent.

That roster will hopefully grow with the addition of April’s new series. The lineup for this month is appropriately diverse, with a lavish video game adaptation (Fallout) on Amazon Prime and a clandestine story of treachery and deceit (The Veil) on Disney+.

Filmmakers have been captivated by Patricia Highsmith’s spine-tingling psychological thriller Tom Ripley series since its 1955 debut, The Talented Mr. Ripley. The series follows the egotistical American expat Tom Ripley, whose icy calculations prove fatal. Actors such as Alain Delon, John Malkovich, Dennis Hopper, and most notably, Matt Damon (in the much-lauded 1999 film by Anthony Minghella) have all performed the role. This gloomy limited series is written by prominent Hollywood playwright Steven Zaillian (Schindler’s List, Moneyball), and it stars Irish actor Andrew Scott (Fleabag, All of Us Strangers) as Ripley. Staying true to Highsmith’s plot but eschewing the sun-drenched beauty of Minghella’s film, this tale of infatuation and mimicry uses magnificent black and white tones to emphasize the threat. Stunning and alluring all over again.

Netflix also has: Prince Andrew, the British royal, spoke with BBC journalist Emily Maitlis in November 2019 regarding rumors that he was friends with American financier and convicted child sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, who had just taken his own life. Giuffre, one of Epstein’s victims, had accused Epstein of trafficking her to the royal family. It was an iconic appearance by Andrew, and it was both hilarious and terrifying at the same time. Featuring Gillian Anderson (Sex Education), Rufus Sewell (The Diplomat), and Billie Piper (I Hate Suzie) as producer Sam McAlister, whose book about the interview serves as the drama’s source material, Scoop (April 5) is a feature film about the negotiation and execution of the interview, which led to Andrew’s withdrawal from public life.

It was inevitable that Heartbreak High, a revival of the popular Australian high school drama from the 1990s that provided a humorous and outspoken portrayal of modern teenagers, would receive a second season after its local and international popularity (April 11). The risk of a recurrence of the sophomore slump may be high if writer Hannah Carroll Chapman and her team hurriedly returned to Hartley High in the upcoming episodes. Amerie Wadia (Ayesha Madon) is back in the middle of controversy as the new school year starts, and we’ll find out if 19 months is the correct length of time when the original cast returns.

Reminders for March: The science-fiction blockbuster 3 Body Problem was both exciting and fast-paced; director Guy Ritchie revived the gangster genre with The Gentlemen, and a documentary The nightmare that is a disciplinary school was shown on the show Cons, Cults, and Kidnappings.

Time is of the essence. This adaptation of Viet Thanh Nguyen’s 2015 Pulitzer Prize–winning novel shows Robert Downey Jr.’s polymath talents as he plays many supporting characters, two months after winning his best supporting actor Oscar for Oppenheimer. A paranoid thriller set in the 1970s, the plot revolves around an unknown North Vietnamese spy (Cowboy Bebop, Hoa Xuande, an Australian actor) whose mission continues even after the North Vietnam War is won. On the contrary, he remains covert and accompanies his CO into exile in Los Angeles, delving into a labyrinth of contradictory loyalties and several identities. Watch out for co-creator and head director Park Chan-wook if the fact that Downey plays multiple roles doesn’t give you a clue about the show’s purpose. The South Korean director is a cinematic virtuoso; his films include Oldboy and Decision to Leave.

Also airing on Binge on April 12 is a British romance drama called Alice & Jack, which follows an unlikely couple who had a one-night stand but are haunted by each other’s presence even after fifteen years apart. Actress Andrea Riseborough (Oblivion, The Regime) plays cold finance executive Alice, and actor Domhnall Gleeson (Ex Machina, The Patient) plays gentle research scientist Jack; creator Victor Levin (Mad Men) is attempting to capture the wonderful and wrenching, and he has cast the entire cast. That screen pairing is really exciting.

Wow, I didn’t see this coming. The 2015 true-crime documentary The Jinx collapsed on April 22. New York real estate magnate Robert Durst consented to be interviewed by director Andrew Jarecki despite his long-standing associations with a slew of mysterious deaths, including his first wife’s. Despite distressing evidence, Durst repeatedly argued for his innocence in interviews; but, at his last sit-down, while still wearing a microphone, he confessed aloud. Durst was subsequently sentenced to life in prison after his arrest due to the recording; he passed away in 2022 while serving that sentence. But how can Jarecki surpass that? Rumor has said that Durst will make prison calls and new interviews will be part of the upcoming season.

A few favorites from March include Julianne Moore’s delectably Machiavellian performance in Mary & George, an adaption of Liane Moriarty’s Apples Never Fall starring a star-studded cast, The Regime starring Kate Winslet, and The Reckoning, which was inspired by the horrific acts of Jimmy Savile.

Even though it’s a March release at the last minute, we couldn’t pass up this hilarious comedy about the highs and lows of friendship. This six-part comedy from Camilla Whitehead stars Lydia West of It’s a Sin and Bridgerton MVP Nicola Coughlan of Bridgerton as best friends Maggie and Eddie, respectively. It follows in the footsteps of a number of female creators who have recently pushed the boundaries of British television, such as Phoebe Waller Bridge with Fleabag, Michaela Coel with I May Destroy You, and Cash Carraway with Rain Dogs. Both women are clumsily navigating their thirties; one is battling bipolar disorder and a failing writing career, while the other is frantically attempting to save her pub from closure. Get ready for honest, awkward laughter, turmoil, and harsh realities.

Actress Natalie Dormer, well known for her portrayal as the manipulative royal wife Margaery Tyrell in Game of Thrones, stars as the protagonist in the upcoming South African crime thriller White Lies (April 8). The film explores the secrets that lay within families and cities. Dormer plays the role of Edie Hansen, an investigative journalist who goes back to Cape Town following the gruesome murder of her brother and his wife. The adolescent children of the victims are immediately suspected of being involved in the crime. Due to their disagreements over the course of the investigation, Edie and head detective Forty Bell (Brendon Daniels) are sure to throw you a curveball.

Population 11, a comedic thriller set in a small Australian village, became a lasting mystery in March, while Gray, a spy thriller, gave Patricia Clarkson a leading woman spotlight.—Chocolate-adelga/10656823–chocolate-adelgazante-para-un-cuerpo-ideal-en-el-salvador-687052123

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