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When I meet Jimmy Laird (Jason Segel), it’s 3am and he’s enjoying a booze- and Adderall-fueled pool party. , there are tragic reasons for his unraveling. How will this impasse involving his grief and his alienated daughter affect his work?Jimmy goes rogue and breaks the code of ethics, but in doing so also breaks through the patient’s problem. increase. The tone of this comedy from the makers of Ted Lasso is more downbeat with hard-won moments of redemption. The great cast also includes Jessica Williams and the grumpy Harrison Ford.
Apple TV+, starting Friday, January 27
What if you were the only one in the world without a superpower? This is the fate of Jen (Myread Tires), a scruffy 20-something in his 18th birthday surrounded by people who have discovered “their thing”. It’s a shame Jen’s date, who specializes in inducing orgasms with one touch and realizes this ability while enjoying a manly birthday handshake with his father, it’s a fun premise and Tyers is a compelling lead. There are dangerously wholesome hints about self-acceptance that underpin the story, but a hilarious, snarky irreverence undercuts them nicely.
Disney+, starting Wednesday, January 25
A real version of Squid Game is in the works (presumably with a lower mortality rate), but in the meantime the series may satisfy your instinctive Korean elimination contest cravings. Gender, age and class are all sidetracked. Survival is the only requirement as 100 candidates perform a variety of grueling running, hanging, lifting, fighting and other tasks. South Korean Netflix enthusiasts may recognize a familiar face. Single’s Inferno’s Hyunseung Cha is one of those who signed up for the challenge.
Netflix, starting Tuesday, January 24
deep fake neighbor wars
An imaginative CGI comedy that makes a sensitive celebrity snort. Initially it was amazing. Is it really Stormzy and Harry Kane arguing over cracked patio tiles? Ultimately, as with all comedies, it stands or falls on the strength of the script. In that regard, Deep Fake can feel a little monotonous. When it comes to all tech magic, it’s basically a celebrity in a mediocre situation. It’s fun, but it only goes so far.
ITVX, from Thursday, January 26th
pack of wolves
This latest by Jeff “Teen Wolf” Davis is based on the novel series by Edo van Belkom, in which a group of teenagers develop lycanthropic tendencies when a wildfire draws terrifying creatures to their neighborhood. I notice that It’s decent fun and is based on an allegorical subtext about teenage mental health. We have a secret weapon in the form of Sarah Michelle Gellar, who plays the arson investigator who finds herself.
Paramount+, starting Thursday, January 26
KSI: in real life
An exemplary name in the influencer era, 29-year-old KSI (Knowledge, Strength, Integrity, real name Olajide Olayinka Williams Olatunji) began her career as a video game YouTuber. He now has more than 24 million subscribers on the platform and is expanding his output to include boxing and chart-topping music. Amazing proof that anything is possible with enough digital likes. This documentary follows him as he prepares for his tour of the world and plays at Wembley. Holly Richardson
Prime Video, starting Thursday, January 26
Lockwood & Company
“Agents needed for unusual supernatural investigations.” Stranger Things has many answers. Lockwood & Co is another one of his series in which his feisty teen throws himself into battle with the supernatural. It’s set in London, full of both paranormal activity and the agents working on it.Our maverick team consists of Anthony and George, his two young lads, and Lucy, a girl with supernatural powers. It consists of Joe Cornish takes it from Jonathan Stroud’s book series and benefits from his dry wit, even if the themes feel a little overblown.
Netflix, starting Friday, January 27
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