The first half of 2019 is almost done, and so far we’ve had the Thanoscopter, Detective Pikachu leaks, and whatever the hell that Game of Thrones ending was about. Thankfully, the fun doesn’t stop there. The coming months are set to unleash another huge flood of entertainment, pop culture bites, and fresh new meme material.
So if the breakneck pace has got you winded, we’ve gathered a few interesting things to watch out for (that are hopefully worth the hype) this June.
The show that always tells you that it can get worse, Charlie Booker is back with three new tales starring Anthony Mackie, Andrew Scott, and Miley Cyrus.
Tales Of The City
Inspired by the books of Armistead Maupin, Netflix Original Limited Series, Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City, begins a new chapter in the beloved story. Mary Ann (Laura Linney) returns to present-day San Francisco and is reunited with her daughter Shawna (Ellen Page) and ex-husband Brian (Paul Gross), twenty years after leaving them behind to pursue her career. Fleeing the midlife crisis that her picture-perfect Connecticut life created, Mary Ann is quickly drawn back into the orbit of Anna Madrigal (Olympia Dukakis), her chosen family and a new
generation of queer young residents living at 28 Barbary Lane.
The Chef Show
Have you watched Chef? Director Jon Favreau and celebrity chef Roy Choi, along with a few famous friends, take the show on the road as they explore the culinary world one dish at a time. (Read: Robert Downey Jr., Tom Holland, Gwyneth Paltrow, Binging with Babish’s Andrew Rea and more.)
Big Little Lies – HBO, 9 am
If you like small town rumors, PTA mom drama, AND murder mysteries then you have to watch this show. This is, in my personal opinion, one of HBO’s best shows last year and it’s best consumed with a glass of wine. Shailene Woodley, Reese Witherspoon, and Nicole Kidman lead the cast as moms who find themselves in the midst of a murder investigation. Meryl Streep joins the cast for Season 2.
Pose – FX
If Pose’s opening scene doesn’t reel you in, then I don’t know what to tell you. Ryan Murphy’s telling of New York’s underground African-American/Latino ball culture in the late 80s during the height of the AIDS crisis has been a critical favorite for capturing an important era in the history of the LGBTQ+ community and for shining a spotlight on their amazing transgender actors, (plus Billy Porter as Pray Tell is always a delight to watch on-screen.) The first season is available on Netflix, while the second season has already garnered rave reviews.
Jessica Jones – Netflix
Jessica Jones, the last of Netflix’s Marvel shows, is gearing up for a final season. Details are still a bit hush, but the latest trailer reveals the show’s final big bad Foolkiller, a new love interest for Jessica, and a bit of a teaser for Hellcat that has frankly been a long time coming.
Trinkets – Netflix
When three teenage girls from different corners of the high school cafeteria find themselves in the same mandated Shoplifter’s Anonymous meeting, an unlikely friendship forms. Elodie — the grieving misfit, Moe — the mysterious outsider, and Tabitha — the imperfect picture of perfection will find strength in each other as they negotiate family issues, high school drama and the complicated dilemma of trying to fit in while longing to break out.
Euphoria – HBO
Zendaya stars in what is already being dubbed as the new Skins. Euphoria tells the story of a group of high school students that go on a journey to discover themselves through drugs, trauma, love, and social media. The Hollywood Reporter described it as “Boundary-pushing, real and exceptionally realized, HBO’s new drama starring Zendaya tracks sex, drugs, and rap in the life of modern teens.”
Toy Story 4 – In Theaters
The toys embark onto another adventure as they settle into their new life with Bonnie. When an unexpected detour leads Woody to reunite with Bo Peep, their differing views cast doubt on Woody’s confidence about a toy’s place in the world. The whole cast is back to make you cry another bucketload of tears, with a few new additions like Tony Hale and Key and Peele. Early social media reactions are already calling the film a more emotional gut punch than Toy Story 3 if you can believe that.
Yesterday – In Theaters
The world is already as drab as it is, I can’t possibly imagine living in a world without the Beatles. Such is the case for Yesterday, where struggling singer Jack Malik wakes up to a world where not a single soul knows Hey Jude.
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One of the biggest and long-running pop culture events is back for another year. Expect to see a whole other level of play with local and international artists, exhibitors and of course, the toys. Keep an eye out for this year as the rumor mill is hinting that a certain sorcerer is arriving in Manila.
Tickets can be purchased online at SMTickets.com or at any SM Ticket Outlet nationwide.
To celebrate Pride month, there are more shows you can watch that is now streaming on Netflix!
All In My Family
Grab your tissues for this documentary. After starting a family of his very own in America, a gay filmmaker documents his loving, traditional Chinese family’s process of acceptance.
Based on the creator and star Ryan O’Connell’s memoir, Special is a funny, heartwarming and irreverent comedy about a gay young man with cerebral palsy who decides to go after the life he has always wanted.
Chains, whips, and hilarious quips! For grad student/dominatrix Tiff (Zoe Levin) and her cash-strapped gay best friend Pete (Brendan Scannell), is a business, not a pleasure. Well, maybe there’s a little pleasure. Their professional relationship redefines their friendship, but more importantly, helps them find themselves.
Laugh, cry, and be inspired by the Fab Five, as they change the lives of men and women, touching on everything from LGBTQ+ rights, social commentary, fashion, and how to whip up a tasty avocado dish. Yaaas, henny!
RuPaul’s Drag Race
Shantay, you stay… and watch fabulous queens lipsync for their lives in this long-running, Emmy-winning reality show hosted by RuPaul.
Call Me By Your Name
Swoon and cry (all over again!) with this emotional and award-winning portrayal of first love between Elio (Timothée Chalamet) and Oliver (Armie Hammer). Luca Guadagnino’s coming-of-age drama earned multiple accolades, including a Best Picture nod and a Best Adapted Screenplay trophy at the Oscars.
Will & Grace (Season 1 to 8)
Relive the LOLs all over again, because all eight seasons of the classic sitcom Will & Grace is now streaming on Netflix! Join roommates Will and Grace as they search for Mr. Right with the help of their hilarious sidekicks, Karen and Jack.
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