This week’s list of original streaming shows has something for everyone, I think: Tom Hanks as a heroic Navy captain fleeing the Nazis, a new series from the creator of Regular Show, a turning point in the legend of King Arthur who focuses on the Lady of the lake and Zac Efron who travels the world for some reason.
Greyhound (Apple TV Plus, now playing)
Greyhound is a Navy action movie set in World War II with Tom Hanks as a captain whose ship is part of a convoy of allied ships chased by the Nazis in submarines. Hanks was not too thrilled when it was announced that Greyhound would lands on Apple TV Plus instead of in cinemas, and Polygon says the show of the film has somewhat diminished since it is not on the big screen. But reviewer Karen Han says “[director Aaron] Schneider and Hanks ‘devotion to portraying the marine war as faithfully as possible brings a streak of originality to a genre that is most often characterized by explosions and actions “, with a nod to” the pure power of Hanks’ wrinkled and determined forehead “.
Close Enough (HBO Max, now playing)
JG Quintel, creator of the delay, great cartoon Regular show, has a new series on HBO Max that The Los Angeles Times he says it’s kind of a cartoon version of Black Mirror. And note well: it is not for children. AV Club He says even if it has some flaws, Close enoughThe opinion on how difficult the adult is gives him “the potential to be a decisive show of the 1920s”.
Cursed (Netflix, July 17)
Cursed it is not entirely The Witcher is not exactly game of Thrones but fans of both will probably like it. Based on the graphic novel by Frank Miller and Tom Wheeler, Cursed sees Katherine Langford as Nimue, the lady of the lake from Arthur’s legend. He must bring the Excalibur sword to Merlin (so the future King Arthur can tear it from the stone). Vulture it says like other medieval TV shows, Cursed it has “a fair amount of horseback fighting, forbidden romance and eldritch evil”. Not to mention the seemingly constant chatter about swords.
Down to Earth with Zac Efron (Netflix, now playing)
OK, therefore, in trying to understand what this show is about, I learned: 1) it is the protagonist High school musical the star Zac Efron, as the title suggests 2) is a travel show, a kind of 3) apparently he’s shirtless for quite some time and 4) eats a lot of vegan food and talks about sustainable practices. Mashable He says Down to earth it’s “a fun enough trip, silly enough, educational enough that is worth doing if you love Zac or believe you have the ability to love Zac. But you have to love Zac to love Down to earth.”