So many shows, so little time! Fortunately, Birdie makes it easy to decide your next binge through the power of personal recommendations. If you’re wondering what we’ve been watching this past month, look no further. We’ve summed up five of our favorite movies and series of June.
MARE OF EASTTOWN
Set in a small town outside of Philadelphia, this dramatic series follows Detective Mare Sheehan (Kate Winslet) as she investigates a local murder — all while juggling family issues and reentering the world of dating after divorce. This seven-episode thriller is filled with suspense, with Kate Winslet leading this cast flawlessly. Easttown is filled with twists and turns, so don’t let anyone on twitter spoil the ending before you’ve made it to the finale.
Available on Hulu, Amazon Prime, and HBO.
If you liked Mare of Easttown, then check out City on a Hill.
The brilliance of streaming series, is that any moment a blast-from-the-past can begin trending again. And this month, the X-Files are back in the conversation. Starting David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, this 1993 SciFi follows the FBI agents as they explore the unexplained cases known as “X-Files”. If you’re looking for a classic throw-back television show, then look no further than Mulder and Scully’s quest to discover the truth.
Available on Hulu, Apple TV, Youtube, and Amazon Prime
If you liked X-Files, then stream The Handmaid’s Tale
FRAMING BRITNEY SPEARS
All eyes are on Britney Spears, as legal battles have ramped up surrounding her conservatorship — a process which began in 2008, when her father was given complete custody over the pop-star’s life and estate. The conservatorship kept Britney from having any control over her finances, as well as little say in her personal and professional life for over a decade. When fans discovered these upsetting details, the Free Britney movement was sparked, that led to this film being released in February of this year. This documentary sets the scene for events happening in real time, so give it a watch to understand the current news updates.
Available on Hulu, or via The New York Times
If you liked Framing Britney Spears, then watch Amy
BO BURNHAM: INSIDE
With nearly a year off from traditional production, Bo Burnham got creative when creating his pandemic special ‘Inside’. Known for his satirist, deprecating humor, Burnham takes his jokes a step further through an experimental solo-comedy performance — which he wrote, filmed, and performed while in isolation. While it’s certainly rooted in comedy, this special takes a dark turn, looking at the harsh realities that 2020 exposed. Fortunately, he creates some catchy music in the process, that you’ll be singing for weeks to come.
Special available on Netflix, with songs on Spotify
If you liked Inside, take a look at Three Mics
THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL
Rachel Brosnahan is back as Miriam “Midge” Maisel, in the modern-day period comedy. We follow Midge — upper class Jewish-American housewife by day, low brow stand-up comedian by night. This show’s stunning costumes match the colorful 1950s New York City set. Created by Amy Sherman-Palladino, you’ll be entranced by the quick-witted dialogue, that is both humorous and heart-felt.
Available on Amazon Prime
If you liked The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, then binge-watch Gilmore Girls
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