As my incredibly wise great-great-great-grandmother used to say, "The closer we get to fall, the better the streaming premieres get." And you know what, she was right! The first week of August alone brings us the third season of a ladies' wrestling dramedy, a shot of nostalgia courtesy of the hottest zip code in America, and the riveting second season of a show that has more political intrigue than Game of Thrones.
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GLOW is back Aug. 9 for a much deserved third season, and the bombastic Netflix show does not disappoint. The ladies kick off a daily live show in Las Vegas under the watchful eye of a hotel entertainment director played by Geena Davis. But it's not all fun on the Strip, as wrestling is taking its toll on the ladies physically and emotionally. The season tackles dissolving marriages, dissolving careers, and what happens when you're forced to have more of a plan than "Yeah, that sounds fun!" It's been a great run for the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, but some of them are starting to think about stepping out of the spotlight — not Ruth (Alison Brie), of course.
Beverly Hills, 90210 is back. Er, back again, that is. The hit '90s show got a modern revival (with a mostly new cast) on The CW in 2008, and now Fox is bringing the OG cast back together again — but this time, with a twist. BH90210 is most accurately described as a mockumentary. It's a behind-the-scenes look at the cast of the original series getting together to shoot a (fake) reboot. Think Inception, but set it in the soapy, sexy world of Beverly Hills upper-crusters. It'll put a smile on any fan's face.
HBO's Succession is a show that you probably saw a trailer for, thought to yourself, "Isn't that a Culkin?" and never got around to actually watching. I am here to tell you that was a mistake. The viciously funny family drama about a wealthy media scion deciding which one of his Large Adult Sons (or Daughter) to leave in charge of his billion dollar corporation is nothing short of one of the best shows on TV. The slow burn drama deliciously reveals and then ruins the lives of the 1%, and in Season 2 the Roys have so much further to fall.
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