If you’re wondering what you’re going to do with yourself after And Just Like That ends its polarizing run on HBO Max this week, we have some suggestions. Like another throwback series, this one about one of the most infamous celebrity couples of the ’90s. Or how about a romantic comedy that subverts the genre entirely? Here’s what we’re watching this week:
Pam & Tommy
Marvel’s Sebastian Stan and Downton Abbey’s Lily James are dead ringers for Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee and Pamela Anderson in this limited series dramatizing the events surrounding the unauthorized release of their private sex tape. It’s sure to be a wild ride! Premieres February 2 on Hulu.
Raised By Wolves
Ridley Scott’s wild, maximalist sci-fi series returns with more galactic weirdness! There’s a lot going on in this show, which centers around a pair of androids (Amanda Collin, Abubakar Salim) sent to a distant planet to raise a bunch of human children after a religious war destroyed Earth—or something like that. The various ideas and themes Wolves is playing with—religious fanaticism, motherhood, what makes us human—aren’t always successful, but even at its least cohesive, it remains a stylish, visually striking, atmospheric watch. Premieres February 3 on HBO Max.
And Just Like That
All good things come to an end—and apparently so does And Just Like That. Ha! Jokes aside, the season finale of HBO Max’s Sex and the City follow-up finds Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker) exploring a new love interest while also trying to decide what to do with her dead husband’s ashes. Plus, also Big is maybe haunting her? Whatever. I’m sure she’ll wear something pretty. Update: HBO Max is also dropping And Just Like That…The Documentary alongside the finale. The hour-plus special takes us behind the scenes, inside the costume closet and the writers room to get a glimpse of how the show got made—and will hopefully shed some light now some of its more baffling decisions. Premieres February 3 on HBO Max.
The Worst Person in the World
This tremendously buzz-worthy Norwegian romantic comedy finally arrives in US theaters with a 99-percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes and a spot on the Academy Awards shortlist for Best International Feature. Director Joachim Trier’s subversive film follows Julie (Renate Reinsve), a young woman perpetually bouncing between professions and toggling between two different men. In theaters February 4.
Bonus Listening: Mitski, Laurel Hell
Singer-songwriter Mitski describes her new album as “a soundtrack for transformation, a map to the place where vulnerability and resilience, sorrow and delight, error and transcendence can all sit within our humanity, can all be seen as worthy of acknowledgment, and ultimately, love.” Despite the title, there’s nothing hellish about it. Highlights include the propulsive new wave infused singles “The Only Heartbreaker” and “Love Me More.” It’s actually hard to imagine loving this gorgeous synth-pop more! Available February 4.