// Lifestyle - TV + Movies

What’s better than ending a long day by getting some snacks, cozying up on the living room couch, and putting your favorite TV show or movie on? It’s not a trick question; the answer is nothing is better! Welcome to the TV + Movies page of our Lifestyle section, where we showcase favorites of the team and highlight upcoming releases. Let this page serve as your curated list to work through during these days, weeks, and months of spending time at home.

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Will the Queen’s Gambit on Netflix be renewed for a second season?

The Queen's Gambit premiered on Netflix on October 23, and is based on a 1983 novel of the same name by Walter Tevis. Since its release, the limited series has grown widely popular, with 62 million households viewing making it Netflix's biggest limited scripted series to date.

It didn’t take long to soar to the streaming service’s top favorites, or to create a stir on social media. And if you're wondering what the fuss is all about, you may be shocked to learn—if you hadn't watched already—that the hype is around a series about the quiet game of...chess.


TV Picks from the Team

What are you watching? Let us know!

So much to watch, so little time! There are some good shows on streaming services right now. And with the colder weather and sheltering in place, we're all becoming couch potatoes. Let us know what you're binging.


// Streaming Now: www.netflix.com

Netflix's Bridgerton's approach to race and casting has precedent onstage

I’m referring to the approach to race and casting in “Bridgerton,” the sartorially splendid Netflix study in hyperactive Regency-era hormones that everyone’s talking about. Much has been made of the presence across the eight-part series of Black actors populating a Jane Austen-style landscape that is usually shown onscreen as all white.


Movie Picks from the Team

Favorite movie? Let us know!

Movie night is a thing! But what should we watch? Tell us your favorites or introduce us to a cult classic. Put your movie critic hat on and give us your best movie review.


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Watch HBO's The Flight Attendant for free. The first episode is streaming now.

The Flight Attendant is a story of how an entire life can change in one night. A flight attendant (Kaley Cuoco) wakes up in the wrong hotel, in the wrong bed, with a dead man – and no idea what happened. The dark comedic thriller is based on the novel of the same name by New York Times bestselling author Chris Bohjalian.