What I’m watching this weekend: Michael Mollsen


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By Michael Mollsen, News Reporter

With the weekend coming up and the third week of school almost over. Take some time to watch something new, from cowboys to tennis to animated rats.

“Yellowstone” (Hulu and Peacock)

“Yellowstone” takes place in modern Montana on the Yellowstone Dutton Ranch. The show is led by Oscar-winner Kevin Costner who plays John Dutton, a tough, relentless land owner. John and his family have owned the land for seven generations, constantly fighting for it. The rough-and-tumble show promotes the ruthless life of cowboying, Montana politics and bar fights while also displaying the beauty of Montana’s nature.

The show just recently went on hiatus after releasing the mid-season finale episode “A Knife and No Coin.” A perfect time to catch up before season five picks back up again.

“Break Point” (Netflix)

I have never been a fan of tennis myself. In fact, I’ve never watched a single match except for maybe once at my grandparent’s house. That all changed for me after watching this series. “Break Point” follows the lives of pro-tennis players. Although audiences get a deeper look into the family life and pastimes of players, the best scenes come from the intense emotions of the matches before, during and after. I am officially a Nick Kyrgios fan.

The series is only five episodes long and each episode is an hour. If you are looking for something in-depth but also not overly long, this is the series for you.

“Flushed Away” (Netflix)

Looking for nostalgia this weekend? If you were born in the early 2000s then you definitely know this movie. A pet rat Roddy is used to his lavish lifestyle until a sewer rat named Sid turns his life upside down, flushing him into the depths of Ratropolis. Roddy must venture out of his comfort zone and conform to the sewers while also fighting off the main antagonist The Toad and his other amphibian cousin Le Frog in order to get back home.

The movie runs for a duration of 1 hour and 26 minutes.