You'll have to wait until Sunday evening to watch the epic series finale of Game of Thrones, but there are a lot of amazing streaming options to binge while you wait. Lounge about this weekend with the premiere of Catch-22, George Clooney's adaptation of Joseph Heller's iconic novel; See You Yesterday, a new sci-fi movie about two genius teens who build a time travel machine to save a friend who was shot by the police; and the long-awaited second season of Phoebe Waller-Bridge's Fleabag.
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Though the Coen brothers are not actually involved in the making of Hulu's Catch-22, the show is a siren call for Coen stans. Adapted by George Clooney, the show follows a young pilot determined to get out of his remaining missions and get home. But in his quest, Yossarian (Chris Abbott) runs into increasingly dark and comical hurdles, like military bureaucracy and fallacy of sanity in wartime. Slick, visually lush, and now with approximately 70 percent less misogyny (Heller's novel is... not nice to women), Catch-22 is the perfect weekend watch for those who need to laugh to keep from crying.
2. See You Yesterday
The premise of See You Yesterday feels less wild than it should. Two genius teens from Brooklyn invent a time machine to go back in time to stop the shooting of their brother (and unlike Avengers: Endgame, the time travel in this movie actually makes sense!). But the true core of this Spike Lee production is not the sci-fi, however well executed, it's the the relationship between a teenage girl and her big brother and how quickly a statistic can turn into a way of life. If you need an emotionally gripping movie that also challenges the societal rules we live under — with a dash of time-travel — then this is the pick for you.
Fleabag began its life as play written by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, but it gained an entirely new life when it was adapted into a hit TV show, in 2016. It's been three long years since we've seen Waller-Bridge on-screen as the eponymous Fleabag, and the second season delivers on all the character growth promised in the first. Our protagonist finds herself embroiled in what from the outside seems like a deliciously juicy and inappropriate affair, but those who've been with her since Season 1 can see how different she feels about this man. She's beginning to make choices based on what she wants instead of making them based on whatever keeps the pain away. This darkly funny dramedy is the way to go this weekend if you want to watch a woman start to come into her own.
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