What I’m watching this weekend: Nick Glover


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By Nick Glover, Lifestyle Editor

After a couple of hectic weeks of midterms, homecoming and essays galore, take a step back and enjoy yourself this weekend with these recommendations. 

“Don’t Worry Darling” (Amazon Prime)

“Don’t Worry Darling” is a new film that came to streaming platforms this week. The film features a star-studded cast such as Harry Styles, Florence Pugh, Nick Kroll and Chris Pine. Directed by Olivia Wilde, a star herself, the film has an interesting mix of nostalgic feelings about the Nuclear era in American history while still being a psychological thriller at its core.

“Don’t Worry Darling” follows Pugh’s character, Alice, as she finds that her seemingly perfect life is full of conspiracies. Alice’s husband, Jack, along with all of the other men in the town, work at the Victory headquarters. In an attempt to figure out what is going on at Victory and what secrets lie within the town, Alice has to break rules and go to places where she is not allowed.

 “Gilmore Girls” (Netflix)

“Gilmore Girls” is a tried-and-true classic. With writing and production by Amy Sherman-Palladino, the show revolves around small-town life for mother and daughter duo Lorelai and Rory Gilmore, played by Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel respectively.  

Book-smart Rory and street-smart Lorelai banter back and forth,  with quick quips that keep the show moving at its unceasing pace. The show is based on the everyday problems in the lives of the Gilmores. Whether it be dinner with the grandparents, first dates or school troubles, “Gilmore Girls” shines a light on the everyday problems in suburbia. 

“The Newsroom” (HBO Max)

“Newsroom” is Aaron Sorkin’s fourth TV show and premiered in 2012. Sorkin, a playwright and film director of “Social Network” and “Moneyball” fame, is known for his fast writing and intelligent dialogue. “Newsroom” is the epitome of this style. Its quick back-and-forth dialogue and large cast help it feel like a real newsroom.

“Newsroom” centers around the fictional newsroom of the TV station Atlantic Cable News. The series follows all parts of the journalistic team, from the head anchor Will McAvoy, played by Jeff Daniels, to the executive producer MacKenzie McHale, played by Emily Mortimer, to an average tech guy Neal Sampat, played by Dev Patel. Each episode features a piece of news related to the political world and deals with how the news team plans on solving that problem.