11 Movies and Shows to Watch This Week on TV and Streaming


11 Movies and Shows to Watch This Week on TV and Streaming
  1. 11 Movies and Shows to Watch This Week on TV and Streaming
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    Check out five shows from Amazon's latest pilot season, plus new episodes of "Empire" and new seasons of "Grace and Frankie" and "Dancing With the…
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Monday marks the first day of spring. Pair your hopes for warmer weather and your spring cleaning efforts with a watch list full of new episodes, new seasons, new pilots and a recent documentary about an old favorite band. There’s plenty to watch in the background as you sort and scrub that might keep your mind off the fact that you are also sorting and scrubbing.

Here are some suggestions:

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Amazon’s Pilot Season (Amazon, March 17)

Some of Amazon’s biggest shows—including Mozart in the Jungle, Transparent, Man in the High Castle and Good Girls Revolt—were green-lit via the “pilot season” process, in which the first episode was presented to audiences, who gave their feedback on which should be made into full seasons. The most recent pilot season, launched last Friday, features five potential series.

Here’s how Amazon describes the offerings: The Legend of Master Legend “is a dark comedy about the life of Frank Lafount, aka Master Legend—a homemade superhero whose mission is to protect the people of Las Vegas from evil-doers.” Budding Prospects, set in 1983, is about “three hapless city boys [who] move from their comfort zone of the San Francisco counter-culture to Mendocino to grow marijuana.” The New V.I.P.’s, an animated comedy for adults, “follows a group of low-level employees who seize control of a major corporation after accidentally murdering their boss.”

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, a new series from Amy Sherman-Palladino (Gilmore Girls), focuses on Miriam “Midge” Maisel (Rachel Brosnahan, House of Cards), who in 1958 Manhattan “charts a course that takes her from her comfortable life on Riverside Drive through the basket houses and nightclubs of Greenwich Village as she storms the world of stand-up comedy.” Finally, Oasis, based on the Michael Faber’s novel The Book of Strange New Things, “follows a chaplain (Richard Madden, Game of Thrones) who is sent into space to help establish a colony on a distant planet.”

You Are Wanted: Season 1 (Amazon, March 17)

The first German Amazon original follows Lukas Franke (Matthias Schweighöfer), a Berliner who works in the hotel business and becomes a terrorism suspect after he is hacked and his data is altered to “implicate him as having masterminded a cyberattack on Berlin resulting in a citywide blackout.” American audiences can watch the series with English subtitles.

Dancing With the Stars: Season 24 premiere (ABC, March 20; Hulu, March 21)

Dancing With the Stars celebrates two dozen seasons’ worth of celebrities with varying levels of coordination performing the tango, salsa, Viennese waltz and other dances with professional dancers as partners. The newest roster includes the stars Charo, Nancy Kerrigan, Simone Biles, Rashad Jennings and David Ross, along with professional dancers such as Sharna Burgess, Peta Murgatroyd and Maksim and Valentin Chmerkovskiy.

Empire (FOX, March 22)

This hit drama about a hip-hop family and its media company, Empire Entertainment, returns with a new episode on Wednesday after a three-month midseason break. The show’s leading lady, Taraji P. Henson, won a Golden Globe for her portrayal of Cookie Lyon, and the show was nominated for the best drama series award. You can catch up on the season’s first nine episodes on Fox’s website.

  1. Anti-graft TV drama to air in China

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    "In the Name of the People," an anti-corruption TV drama, will be aired from Tuesday on Hunan Satellite…
  2. This Is What Budapest’s Cathedral-Like Water Storage Looks Like Without Water – Photos!

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    03.28 / 12:54 hungarytoday.hu
    During most of the year, the water level in the water strage of Kőbánya in Budapest’s 10th district reaches about 8 meters high. However, the water has been drained for a few days last week to mark the water world day on March 22. The monumental facility, which looks rather tiny above but magnificent beneath the ground, was constructed between 1869 […] The post This Is What Budapest’s Cathedral-Like Water Storage Looks Like Without Water – Photos! appeared first on H…
  3. The Three Best Hungarian Photos Of Sony World Photography Award

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    03.28 / 12:26 hungarytoday.hu
    The Sony World Photography Awards is free to enter and open to all photographers. This year the world’s largest photography competition celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2017.  The hugely successful National Awards reaches more than 60 countries worldwide, from Australia to Argentina, Russia to Vietnam, and is unique in its scope and reach. An expert panel of judges is tasked with uncovering and […] The post The Three Best Hungarian Photos Of Sony World Photography Award app…
  4. Why Madalyn Murray O’Hair Was the Most Hated Woman in America

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    03.28 / 12:14 europe.newsweek.com
    A new Netflix biopic portrays the woman who got prayer out of U.S. schools and her volatile life as a pioneer in…
  5. Seven Movies and Shows to Watch This Week on TV and the Web

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    Check out the new "Harlots," the second season of "Better Call Saul," the movie "A Man Called Ove" and the new docuseries "Five Came…
  6. Watch: Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine Break Bad in 'Going In Style'

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    Geriatric crime caper stars Hollywood legends as bank…
  7. Barry Jenkins to Write, Direct Adaptation of Colson Whitehead’s ‘Underground Railroad’ for Amazon

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    03.28 / 12:14 europe.newsweek.com
    The "Moonlight" writer and director is set to turn Colson Whitehead's best-selling, award-winning novel into a drama series for…
  8. A Timeline of Joe Biden's Conflicted Presidential Run That Wasn't

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    03.28 / 12:14 europe.newsweek.com
    The former vice president over the weekend said for the first time that he regrets not entering the…
  9. New Ways Of Education – “We Should Give Harry Potter To The Children To Read“

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    03.28 / 12:10 hungarytoday.hu
    The Hungarian education will change in the future, as a new National Curriculum of Education will be announced. The leader of the project, Valéria Csépe, surprised many people with her points of view and comments about the new educational curriculum currently being developed. The psychology professor is the project’s Ministry Commissioner, and she announced they are up to radical changes. […] The post New Ways Of Education – “We Should Give Harry Potter To The C…
  10. Ferenc Rákóczi II, Last Prince Of Transylvania, Leader Of Hungary’s Anti-Habsburg Freedomfight Was Born On This Day

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    House Speaker László Kövér attended a ceremony to mark the birth anniversary of Ferenc Rákóczi II, leader of Hungary’s anti-Habsburg freedomfight between 1703-1711, at Rákóczi’s birthplace in Borsi. At the celebration, held in front of the Rákóczi chateau, Kövér said that the legendary prince “had made the ideals of Hungary’s freedom, independence, and unity a reality once again”. Rákóczi Ferenc […] The post Ferenc Rákóczi II, Last Prince Of Transylvania, Leader Of Hungary’s Anti-Habs…
  11. Let Us Introduce The New Actor of the Nation: Mari Csomós

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    Hungarian actress Katalin Berek has passed away at the age of eighty-seven. After the death of Katalin Berek, who was an Actor of the Nation, a new recipient of state award has been chosen. Mari Csomós was awarded and has been chosen as the Actor of the Nation. The election was held in the National Theater. Actors can be elected […] The post Let Us Introduce The New Actor of the Nation: Mari Csomós appeared first on Hungary T…
  12. 'Du Liniang and Juliet' mixes Oriental and Western theater

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    03.28 / 12:08 www.china.org.cn
    A cross-over drama "Du Liniang and Juliet" was staged in Beijing for the first time last Saturday night before a packed auditorium, winning much praise for the…
  13. Victoria's Secret gets closer to Chinese women

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    Caution marks US lingerie major's full-fledged China foray as local factors present…
  14. Beijing exhibit spotlights modern works

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    03.28 / 12:08 www.china.org.cn
    Man and Woman by A Vase by Pablo Picasso. Thomas Eller, a German artist who has lived in Beijing for three years, had a "strange yet sweet" feeling when he looked at some 50 works of modern and contemporary art displayed at the National Art Museum of China last week. They were donated to the museum by German art collector Irene Ludwig and her late husband, Peter Ludwig, more than two decades ago. "The shown artists are all familiar to me and seeing their works reminds…
  15. 'Beauty and the Beast' continues to lead box office

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     Actors Dan Stevens (left) and Emma Watson pose for photographers at a media event for the film Beauty and the Beast in London, Britain, February 23, 2017. Disney's live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast continued to dominate the North American box office with an estimated $88.3 million this weekend, and powered the movie studios to have the best cumulative march film attendance ever. The Disney monster's North American cume of $317 million is the…
  16. Aaron Kwok plans to wed internet star

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    Hong Kong superstar Aaron Kwok could be marrying his girlfriend Moka Fang within this…
  17. The Chainsmokers unveil heartbreaking ballad “The One”

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    The band’s upcoming album serves as the follow-up to their 2016 EP "Collage", which features their chart-topping single "Closer" featuring H…
  18. Idris Elba confronts Matthew McConaughey in “The Dark Tower” 1st footage

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    The movie follows The Gunslinger (Elba) who attempts to reach the mythical Dark Tower to save dying…
  19. Ryan Gosling’s “Blade Runner 2049” reveals new footage at CinemaCon

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    It shows a better look at apocalyptic Los Angeles and Las Vegas, which are packed with snow, dust storms and…
  20. George Clooney, Julianne Moore’s “Suburbicon” gets award season release

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    The movie will be set in the quiet family town of “Suburbicon,” where the best and worst of humanity is reflected through the deeds of seemingly ordinary peo…