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27.05.2023 - 00:03 / variety.com
Alison Herman TV Critic SPOILER ALERT: This review contains spoilers for Season 2 of “Yellowjackets,” now streaming on Showtime. Compared to the feverish, fan-theory-fueled heights of Season 1, the response to “Yellowjackets” has felt more muted the second time around. This lowered volume is partly due to factors outside the Showtime drama’s control. The network programmed the new season in the midst of a crowded Emmys rush, pitting it directly against fellow contenders like the final chapter of “Succession.” A confusing release schedule split new episodes between Fridays, when they became available to stream on an app that soon won’t exist, and Sundays, when they aired on Showtime’s linear network — diffusing the impact of a plot-driven, suspenseful show that might otherwise become live-tweeted, appointment TV. Worse yet, Showtime’s standalone app will be merged with Paramount+ in a month, but not in time to expose “Yellowjackets” to a potential wider audience.
But the series’ problems haven’t just been with scheduling. They’re also creative, a truth cemented by this week’s finale and its shocking, if clumsily executed, character death. The namesake soccer team’s struggle to survive in the Canadian wilderness is still riveting to watch; so, at times, are their older selves’ attempts to reckon with their trauma. But as “Yellowjackets” heads into a previously announced Season 3, there’s a widening gap between the two timelines. The flashbacks, while not without issues, are much better situated to tell a focused story; the present tense has some inherent handicaps that have grown more obvious as the show has gone on, worsened by a few unforced errors. In the 1990s, the Yellowjackets are enduring their first real winter,
Warning: This story contains spoilers about the plot of Based on a True Story season 1.
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Thania Garcia Composer Nicholas Britell, who has scored films for Barry Jenkins (“Moonlight,” “If Beale Street Could Talk”) and Adam McKay (“The Big Short,” “Vice,” “Don’t Look Up”), as well as HBO’s “Succession,” has inked a new label services deal with Secretly Distribution. The Emmy-winning composer, pianist and producer collaborated with Secretly to release “Succession: Season 4 (HBO Original Series Soundtrack)” on global streaming services — just hours after the highly-anticipated series finale aired — via the composer’s newly launched Lake George Music Group imprint. “It has long been a dream of mine to release music through my own label, and I’m tremendously excited to have the final season of ‘Succession’ as our label’s first release,” said Britell in a statement. “Lake George Music Group is proud to partner with the team at Secretly.”
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finished its second season on Friday, completing a nine-episode installment of everyone's favorite soccer team-turned-survivalists. Co-created by Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson, Showtime's mystery-thriller series follows a 1996 girls soccer team whose plane crash lands in the Canadian wilderness while en route to a tournament in Seattle, Washington. The group was left stranded for 19 months, forced to endure harsh weather and dwindling options for sustenance.
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Yellowjackets is set to return for a third season.Created by Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson, the mystery thriller series follows a girls’ football team in 1996 who, while travelling to a tournament in Seattle, crash-land in the Canadian wilderness and are left stranded for 19 months. Between their attempts to survive, the show also jumps to their adult lives in the present day.The show’s first season received seven nominations at the Primetime Emmy Awards last year, including Outstanding Drama Series and acting nods for Melanie Lynskey and Christina Ricci.Other members of the cast include Tawny Cypress, Ella Purnell, Sophie Nelisse, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Sophie Thatcher, Sammi Hanratty and Juliette Lewis.An official date has yet to be announced.
Yellowjackets season two reaches its conclusion this week (May 26).Created by Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson, the mystery thriller series follows a girls’ football team in 1996 who, while travelling to a tournament in Seattle, crash-land in the Canadian wilderness and are left stranded for 19 months. Between their attempts to survive, the show also jumps to their adult lives in the present day.The show’s first season received seven nominations at the Primetime Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Drama Series and acting nods for Melanie Lynskey and Christina Ricci.Other members of the cast include Tawny Cypress, Ella Purnell, Sophie Nelisse, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Sophie Thatcher, Sammi Hanratty and Juliette Lewis.The ninth episode will be available on Paramount+ from Friday May 26 at 12am PT/3am ET in the US.
Jordan Moreau Get ready to order some sloppy steaks because the trailer for Netflix’s “I Think You Should Leave With Tim Robinson” Season 3 is finally here. All six episodes of Season 3 will release on Netflix on May 30. Wednesday’s trailer showed a variety of bizarre and hilarious short sketches starring comedian and co-creator Tim Robinson plus a mix of new and familiar faces. The Season 3 guest stars include Jason Schwartzman, Tim Meadows, Fred Armisen, Sam Richardson, Will Forte, Patti Harrison, Ayo Edebiri, Mitra Jouhari, Tim Heidecker, Beck Bennett, Biff Wiff, Conner O’Malley and Carmen Christopher. The trailer starts with Robinson yelling at a woman at a drive-thru and ends with him freaking out as a man confronts him outside his car window. The middle is whirlwind of clips, including a muscular man in a diaper attacking Richardson, a game show involving a wall-climbing robot, Robinson swinging on a zipline over a pool and Edebiri hosting another game show with Robinson twitching wildly because he’s “really crossed up.”
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