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Stuff To Watch This Week (May 8-14, 2023)

Are you ready for a Ben Affleck-Jennifer Lopez double-bill this weekend? 

Stuff To Watch This Week (May 8-14, 2023)

Race

Non-uni grads, rise! Lee Yeon-Hee (Welcome to Wedding Hell) stars in this workplace dramedy as a PR exec battling prejudice as she struggles to scale the corporate ladder despite the lack of academic qualifications. The 12-part serial also stars Hong Jong-Hyun, Moon So-Ri and Jung Yun-Ho.

Watch it on: Disney+, Wed

Photo: Disney+

 

Black Knight

Grab meets Mad Max! This six-part webcomic-inspired sci-fi series is set in 2017 when the air is so bad that everyone stays indoors and relies on badass couriers — aka knights — to bring them essential supplies. Our Blues’ Kim Woo-Bin plays Knight 5-8, one of the top knights who takes a refugee (Kang You-Seouk) under his wing.  

Watch it on: Netflix, Fri

Photo: Netflix

 

Air

Who knew a movie about footwear can be this exciting? Believe the hype: it is. Ben Affleck stars and directs this compelling origin story of Nike’s Michael Jordan-inspired line of sneakers, with Matt Damon and Jason Bateman as the execs who must persuade the then-wunderkind’s mother (Viola Davis) to sign with them, and Chris Messina as Jordan’s combative agent. Watch our exclusive interview with Bateman and Messina here.

Watch it on: Amazon Prime Video, Fri

Photo: Amazon Studios

 

The Mother

It’s a big week for Affleck. He also has a new movie, Hypnotic, out in cinemas this week, as does his other half, Jennifer Lopez with this action thriller. She plays as an assassin who comes out of hiding to protect her estranged daughter from some really, really bad people (led by Joseph Fiennes) from her past. Niko Caro (Mulan) directs the mayhem.   

Watch it on: Netflix, Fri

Photo: Netflix

Queen Cleopatra

Netflix drew flak (translation, free publicity!) for casting Adele James, a British actress of mixed heritage to play the Egyptian monarch in this Jada Pinkett Smith-produced docuseries. So did Cleopatra have African roots? Watch this show and save the questions for your history teacher.

Watch it on: Netflix, Wed

Photo: Netflix
 

Love, Lizzo

Lizzo: Live in Concert

Good news for Lizzo fans! Learn about the three-time Grammy-winning performer’s upbringing and rise to fame in the documentary Love, Lizzo. Then catch Lizzo with her band, The Lizzbians and the Little Bigs, and The Big Grrrls, live at Kia Forum in Inglewood, CA, with guests Cardi B, SZA and Missy Elliott.

Watch it on: HBO Go, Thur

Photo: HBO Go

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