5 things to watch this weekend

Television favorites like 'Bridgeton' and 'Atlanta' are back while Prime Video and HBO Max drop brand new releases

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From the return of Netflix’s smash hit Bridgerton, to Lizzo’s first foray into the reality TV genre, theGrio is back with 5 things you must watch over the weekend.


(L to R) Adjoa Andoh as Lady Danbury, Simone Ashley as Kate Sharma in episode 201 of Bridgerton. Cr. Liam Daniel/Netflix © 2022

Get ready to reunite with Lady Whistledown. Over a year after it took Netflix by storm, Bridgerton is back with another steamy and addictive season, this time focusing on Lord Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathan Bailey). The second season introduces viewers to the Sharma family, Indian characters who are sure to become fan favorites in the series.

In true Netflix fashion, the second season has all been dropped at once, making for a perfect weekend binge. Check out a clip from the premiere below:


After three long years, Donald Glover’s acclaimed series is back for its third season, and FX celebrated it by airing the first two episodes of the season on Thursday evening. The long wait for the series was a mix of creative decisions and fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, which halted production.

Still, if the latest reviews are any indication, Atlanta’s third season was worth the wait. In a recent statement, Glover announced that the series will end after its fourth season saying, “Death is natural. The story was always supposed to be what it was. And the story, it really was us. Everybody in that writers’ room, everybody on set. It really was what we were going through and what we talked about. … I think it ends perfectly.”

The first two episodes are available to watch now on FX.

Premiere Of The 3rd Season Of FX's "Atlanta" - Red Carpet
Donald Glover, Brian Tyree Henry, LaKeith Stanfield, and Zazie Beetz attend the third season premiere of of FX’s “Atlanta” at Hollywood Forever on March 24, 2022 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by JC Olivera/Getty Images)

One Perfect Shot

Just days ahead of the Academy Awards, film fans are in for a treat with One Perfect Shot on HBO Max. From the mind of Ava DuVernay, One Perfect Shot takes viewers into the lens of directors, pulling back the curtain on some of their most prolific shots. In the series, “directors enter each shot, walking through the scene in 360-degree moments that allow viewers to join an immersive exploration of moviemaking,” per the press release.

The series features filmmakers Patty Jenkins, Aaron Sorkin, Kasi Lemmons, Jon M. Chu, Malcolm D. Lee, and Michael Mann, taking audiences behind some of the biggest shots in films like Girls Trip, Wonder Woman, Crazy Rich Asians, and more. One Perfect Shot was inspired by the popular Twitter account of the same name. It debuted Thursday, March 24 on HBO Max. Watch a clip from the series below:

Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls

Lizzo’s splash into reality TV is finally here. As theGrio previously reported, the “Truth Hurts” singer announced her reality TV series earlier this year, which will see her on the hunt for backup dancers for her next tour. Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls is her first project to come out of her first-look deal with Prime Video she signed in 2020.

In the trailer, Lizzo says, “I’m looking for dancers to join me on my tour. Girls who look like me don’t get representation…it’s time to pull up my sleeves and find them myself.” With guest appearances from artists like SZA, choreographer Charm La’Donna and more, the series is a must-watch for reality TV and music fans alike.

King Richard

Just in time for the Oscars this weekend, HBO Max has put King Richard back on the streaming service. If you haven’t caught the Academy Award-nominated film already, this weekend is the perfect time to check out the biopic on Richard Williams, played by Will Smith in an acclaimed performance.

2022 15th Annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Awards Luncheon – Backstage
Aunjanue Ellis and Will Smith at the 15th Annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Awards Luncheon on March 24. (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images for ESSENCE)

Aunjanue Ellis also stuns as Oracene Price, Venus and Serena Williams’ mother. She’s up for an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for the role. The Oscars air Sunday night at 8:00 p.m. on ABC.

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