The Ringer’s Guide to Broadcasting in August

With temperatures soaring in July, the number of must-see shows has decreased. But don’t worry: the dragon is coming. HBO’s Dragon House It highlights what should be a huge month of broadcasting – so turn up the AC, turn off the lights, and get on some TV.

What’s new in live broadcasts in August

A curated list of upcoming movies and TV shows this month ringer very excited about.

industryseason two (August 1, HBO Max)

Julian Kimble: industryHBO’s financial drama about abusive people working long hours to fill in the blanks with big sums of money creates nothing moral, but it does make one thing straight: money can’t fix you. However, it can empower and distract from glaring personal problems – like the Bank of England’s Band-Aid, which slaps indiscriminately and weakly on internal chaos.

booking dogsseason two (August 3, Hulu)

Alison Hermann: Season 1 of booking dogs It ends with a deferred dream. Throughout the first season of the FX comedy, its namesake crew have set their sights on California, a fictional solution to some very real problems. Every scheme, from stealing a truck full of chips to selling pasties outside a health clinic, was supposed to save money for a fresh start for the quad, away from the Muscogee reserve they call home. But at the end of the eighth and final episode, Elora Danan (Devery Jacobs) – the more realistic member of the group, named after the character Willow – manages to escape. Cheese (Lane Factor) and Willie Jack (Paulina Alexis) chose to stay; Bear (D’Pharaoh Woon-A-Tai) was ready to go, only to be left behind by Elora. She partnered with the leader of a rival group instead, and properly sensed a clan spirit under the Stale Grass War.

Light year (August 3, Disney+)

Resort (August 4, Peacock)

Hermann: in the beginning, Resort It instills a certain sense of dejá vu. The limited series, which now airs the first three of eight episodes, is a tropical getaway full of mystery and awe, styled white lotus or Old. It’s also the latest story of the mind boggling genre yet Made for loveAnd the black mirrorUSS Callister, and more – starring Christine Milioti in a role that combines romance with the supernatural. These similarities make more sense when the credits start rolling in: ResortThe show’s author and presenter, Andy Ciara, is a screenwriter Palm Springson the countryside hard day who trapped the character Milioti in a desert wedding with Andy Samberg.

I never did beforeSeason 3 (August 12, Netflix)

She-Hulk: Attorney at Law (August 17, Disney+)

Jodie Walker: You know what hasn’t been done? A 30-minute legal drama about a superhero with the generic shape and sexiness of an all-new Range Rover. She-Hulk is an opportunity to combine a Marvel superhero about the size of a barge with a Marvel sexting superhero.

Dragon House (August 21, HBO Max)

Zach Cram: Dragon House It was a great secondary choice for author George R.R. Martin, because “it had all the intrigue, the iron throne contest, the murders, the duels, the big fights, and 20 dragons,” he said. THR. Based on the part of Martin fire and blood the book, a house The War of the Targaryen Succession will date around 150-200 years before the events of Thrones, with major players including King Viserys I; Crown Princess Rhaenyra his daughter; Demon Prince, his brother; and Alicent Hightower, Rhaenyra’s close friend and daughter of the King’s Hand.

We seeSeason 3 (August 26, Apple TV+)

Alex Sekweg: A fiery spirit on planet Earth, no matter how strange, has been dreaming of finally answering the age-old question of how credible Jason Momoa is in portraying a blind man – and not just any blind man, but someone who kicks a ton of ass and lives in a bleak, semi-Neolithic future where Mankind has lost sight for centuries. The counterpoint of course is that if the so-called golden age of television teaches us anything, it’s that people will watch (or binge, which is kind of watching, but sad) literally anything damn if it looks like it’s filmed with professional cameras and it shows people going crazy for each other With swords, or things that at least look like swords.

Andor (August 31, Disney+)

Some new things you may have missed

Since it’s hard to keep up with everything, here are a few things that premiered relatively recently that might be worth catching up.

blackbird (Apple TV +)

Hermann: blackbird Adapts to the Diary James “Jimmy” Kane, a former convict who was once recruited to extract a confession from an alleged serial killer. (Kane himself serves as executive producer.) Both Kane—played by Taron Edgerton, making an entirely different kind of impression than his role as Elton John in Rocketman—and target Larry Hall (Paul Walter Hauser) are real people. But it’s possible that some viewers will be attracted to a different real-life character: Ray Liotta, Recently deceased actor who plays Kane’s father.

sh rap! T (HBO Max)

Hermann: In 2015, FX announced its latest comedy with a simple phrase: “Atlanta It is about two cousins ​​making their way through the rap scene in Atlanta.” This brief synopsis included a different kind of show than the show. Atlanta Turned Out: A sitcom about a strange couple and their depraved adventures this week. Donald Glover’s show ended with a mood swing, less linear, than described—or even experimental—implicitly. Seven years later, though, this alternative version was finally released. sh rap! T He trades in Atlanta for Miami, and cousins ​​to distant high school friends. However, the series shares a starting point with its predecessor and counterpart, even if it is going its own way.

boysSeason Three (Prime Video)

replay (HBO Max)

Hermann: replaya six-episode series, is the second product of The overall deal Between Nathan Fielder and HBO, but Fielder’s first appearance on camera. (Fielder is an executive producer at How about John Wilson?The A quirky and discursive documentary series which gives a softer advantage to the gonzo trick.) The show is, in essence, an enlarged version of Nathan for youFinding Francis dry experience. In an effort to reduce uncertainty in everyday life, Felder volunteers “rehearsed” the charged interactions, from confessing a secret to confronting a brother. Inevitably, Felder finds himself drawn to the experience as more than just a neutral observer.

vampire (Netflix)

I will see: Netflix vampire It follows two new characters created for the series: Jade and Billie Wesker. In the 2022 timeline, Jade and Billie move with their father, Albert Wesker, to New Raccoon City, a company town in South Africa created by the mysterious Umbrella Corporation. (Taking into account the Albert’s History In the games as a superior villain, it’s a bit disturbing to see him present as a father managing two angry teens.) Meanwhile, we also deal with adult Jade in the year 2036, when the planet has been reduced to a post-apocalyptic wasteland filled with zombies, or “Zeros”. As the survivors on Earth call it. The Wesker family is clearly the connective tissue between the two timelines – the thrill is to discover how the events of 2022 lead to the collapse of civilization, and why Billy and Albert can’t be seen anywhere in 2036.

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