Rachel Brosnahan in <i>The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel</i>
Rachel Brosnahan in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Photo: courtesy of Prime Video)

Happy Valentine’s Day to Rachel Brosnahan and Adam Scott and John Oliver only. Here’s what we’re watching this week:

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

The wait is over! Mrs. Maisel returns after a two-year hiatus, and that’s just, well, marvelous! After the debacle at the Apollo, Midge (Rachel Brosnahan) and manager Susie (Alex Borstein) are focused on the future, in search of a gig that will give the budding stand-up total creative freedom. Which, if the trailer is any indication, means a rougher, more unapologetic act á la mentor Lenny Bruce (Luke Kirby). “Every single show, I’m gonna say exactly what’s on my mind,” she tells Susie. In the process, she’s out to change the comedy business. We can’t wait to see how that goes! Streaming February 18 on Prime Video.

Severance

If you’re the kind of person who watched Office Space and thought, “If only this was more dystopic,” Apple TV+ has a show for you! Parks and Recreation alum Adam Scott stars as Mark Scout, an office worker at a company where employees’ memories have been surgically divided between their work and personal lives. They can’t remember their home lives while on the job and retain no memories of what goes on at work once they’ve clocked out. Obviously, something sinister is going on behind this experiment in work-life balance. Premieres February 18 on Apple TV+.

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Oh, John Oliver, how we’ve missed you these last few months! After basically sitting out the Omicron wave, the comedian returns to help make sense of the chaotic weekly news cycle. Premieres February 20 on HBO and HBO Max.

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Jurassic World Dominion

Dinosaurs in the snow! Lauran Dern! What more could you possibly want?

Nope

The enigmatic trailer for Jordan Peele’s latest unsettling flick seems to center around a ranch where Daniel Kaluuya and Keke Palmer train horses, and some kind of world-ending phenomenon. Maybe it’s aliens? Do we know what’s going on? Nope. Are we psyched for this movie? Yup!

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

Obviously, every Marvel movie is a huge big culture-dominating deal, but this latest in the ever expanding MCU features the return of the franchise’s undisputed MVP: Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen)! Plus, the internet thinks Patrick Stewart’s Professor X will finally be introduced into the Marvel Universe, which seems fun!

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power

Prime Video is betting big on this Lord of the Rings prequel series. This first teaser is kinda giving…Willow vibes.

thoughts?