This weekend, I have… a few minutes and algorithmic fantasies.
Watch when: Part 2 arrives on Friday, on Explore +.
If in the midst of the Big Resignation, one of your “maybe someday” ideas is to open a luxury boutique motel, try this short-form series on people who have done it. (“Netflix’s Motel Makeover” is easier to listen to but more annoying.) Episodes are about 9 minutes long and cover a wide variety of people and places. But viewing more than three photos in a row makes one feel apprehensive about the spread of Instagram-flavored monoculture, a similarity in Scandi-Brooklyn’s aesthetic. One by one though, and it’s for sure, quick viewing.
… Three o’clock, and I like comedy.
Watch when: Come Friday, on Amazon.
This three-part documentary follows the rise of Phat on Tuesdays at the Comedy Store, a weekly show created by Guy T’s (and producer of the series), which helped set established a new era and a new black community rose up in Los Angeles. Oftentimes, nonfiction works of comedy, especially of stance, list toward suffering and self-seriousness, and while “Phat” does not shy away from ideas of weight and real conflict – personal and social – it’s also humorous. The great editing makes for a break from the various head-to-head interviews and some of the show’s best moments are when you can hear the off-camera interviewers chirping.
… Several hours, and I like foreign dramas.
Watch when: Now Netflix.
Oftentimes, shows about loosely connected networks of people whose paths cross paths that the audience, not the characters, perceive as tense horror films. . Not so here. This Turkish series (in Turkish, with subtitles or dub) is a beautiful, grounded drama that revolves around Meryem (Oyku Karayel) as she begins therapy to deal with her anxiety. his ecstasy. She lives with her fickle brother and unwell sister-in-law, relies heavily on the wisdom of a religious elder in her community, and perhaps goes a little overboard with baking cakes for her. the man she cleans the house with. Sublimation and indirect communication reign, but “Ethos” feels more novel than tortured. If you like “Shtisel”, check this out.
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/03/arts/television/ethos-phat-tuesdays.html How much watch time do you have this weekend?