Wondering what to watch this weekend? Get ready for football season, enjoy a cartoon binge, or remember a singer who was wise beyond his years.
Quarterback - Netflix
Picked by Growth Associate Keara O’Driscoll
To be honest, I have zero interest in football. However, I love a good docuseries. Quarterback takes a glimpse into the lives of three of the NFL’s top quarterbacks: Kirk Cousins (Minnesota Vikings), Marcus Mariota (Atlanta Falcons), and Patrick Mahomes (Kansas City Chiefs). Even if you, like me, are not scheduling your fall Sundays around the NFL lineup, you still might recognize Mahomes in particular, who has become a household name as he's a two-time Super Bowl winner and MVP. The series takes viewers into their lives on and off the field.
Loud House - Paramount+
Picked by Senior Editor Dina Ross
Here's a fun family-friendly pick if you (or your kids, nieces, nephews, grandkids, etc.) want to binge-watch some cartoons that everyone can enjoy. The Loud family, composed of mom, dad, and 11 kids (just one boy), is funny and full of love, with all of the children causing and solving mischief in each episode. The writing is quick and smart and hits at a level that parents and kids alike can appreciate. The show premiered in 2014, became a movie in 2021, and is still going strong, with season seven scheduled to begin September 11.
Searching for Sugar Man - Max
Picked by Newsletter Writer Graison Dangor
Sixto Rodriguez, the singer-songwriter who died on Tuesday at the age of 81, would not have been so widely remembered by U.S. news outlets had it not been for this film, which won the Oscar for best documentary in 2013. His 1970s protest songs didn't take off in the U.S., but unbeknownst to him for many years, they made Rodriguez a star in South Africa, where the socially-conscious music inspired anti-Apartheid activists. The film's popularity finally brought him fans in the U.S., including me, but I'd never got around to watching the movie. I wish it had been a few more years for this news to remind me of it.