Lord of the Rings and a New Netflix Rom-Com, Love within the Villa

Scorching on the heels of HBO’s record-breaking premiere of the Sport of Thrones prequel, Home of the DragonPrime Video rolls out its a lot anticipated fantasy drama, Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Energy, this week. No comparisons right here, apart from it is one other visually gorgeous collection with epic storytelling and an enormous finances to convey it to life.

But when interval fantasy dramas aren’t your factor—or even when they’re—there are many different new reveals worthy of your consideration. Hallmark’s Mahogany card model is coming to Hallmark’s Films & Mysteries channel with authentic made-for-TV films. First up: Unthinkably Good Issueswhich premieres tonight and is a joyous option to spend your time.

There’s additionally America’s Nationwide Parks, airing over 5 nights on NatGeo. The docuseries is simply one other reminder of how sacred our planet is. Sure, I do know you understand that, however you’ll be able to’t assist however get swept away by the breathtaking magnificence of those parks, and the hunt for survival for the wildlife that inhabit it.

On the rom-com entrance, Love within the Villa on Netflix will transport you to Italy, or at the very least encourage your subsequent trip. Should you’re in search of one thing with extra drama, then The Bachelorette has that taken care of with “Males Inform All” this week. I sat down with Rachel and Gabby afterward, and so they each had some very fascinating issues to say. (Click on right here for Rachel’s interview and right here for Gabby’s.)

There’s loads extra to look at earlier than the Labor Day vacation (together with the nice Sterling Ok. Brown and Regina Corridor within the hilarious Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul), so check out what else is premiering this week and I am going to see you again right here subsequent Sunday for the whole lot from a pizza actuality collection to Jon Bernthal in American Gigolo.

Sunday, August 28

VMAs (MTV): The VMAs are again in New Jersey on the Prudential Heart, hosted by LL Cool J, Nicki Minaj, and Jack Harlow. Nicki Minaj will carry out and obtain the Video Vanguard Award, whereas the Pink Scorching Chili Peppers are the recipient of the International Icon Award (they will additionally carry out). Further scheduled performers embody Lizzo, Blackpink, Måneskin, Jack Harlow, Anitta, J Balvin, Marshmello x Khalid, and Panic! on the Disco.

Lil Nas X, Kendrick Lamar, and Jack Harlow lead the nominations with seven apiece, whereas Doja Cat and Harry Types have six amongst them, adopted by Billie Eilish, Drake, Dua Lipa, Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, and The Weeknd with 5.

And onerous to consider, nevertheless it was practically a decade in the past that the VMAs got here to the Barclays Heart in Brooklyn. Check out this throwback video we did and see what number of well-known faces you see. And remember to come back again to glamor throughout and after the present for all the perfect seems, moments and extra. 8 pm ET/PT, 7 pm CT

Unthinkably Good Issues (Hallmark Films & Mysteries): The primary film in Hallmark’s Mahogany franchise will transport viewers to the beautiful backdrop of Montana, the serene panorama of Hawaii, and the romantic world of Tuscany, starring Karen Pittman, Joyful Drake, and Erica Ash. Try the trailer under. 9 pm ET, 8 pm CT, 6 pm PT

The Boleyns: A Scandalous Household (PBS): The three-part collection airing each Sunday till September 11 follows the rise and fall of a household dynasty whose quest for energy proved detrimental ultimately. Per PBS, “Beloved, betrayed, and beheaded, Anne Boleyn is England’s most notorious queen. The second spouse of Henry VIII, she was tried on his orders for crimes of adultery and treason, led from her rooms on the Tower of London to her demise by an executioner’s sword. However to completely perceive Anne’s rise and fall, it is necessary to know extra about her tight-knit, crafty, and power-hungry household. Based mostly on Sixteenth-century sources, together with uncommon authentic letters and paperwork, this new three-part collection makes use of insights from main Tudor students and dramatic reenactments to convey this story to life from the household’s personal perspective. Rising from obscurity to the apex of energy, the Boleyns performed a harmful sport and paid the last word value. However they modified the course of British historical past and left a outstanding legacy within the type of two magnificent monarchs: Queen Elizabeth I, daughter of Anne, and Queen Elizabeth II, a direct descendant of Mary Boleyn.” 8 pm ET and streaming on the PBS video app

Monday, August 29

The Bachelorette: Males Inform All (A B C): It is time to hear from the eradicated males (except for a few them, who apparently had elsewhere to be). “It was extra emotion than I used to be in all probability anticipating,” host Jesse Palmer informed glamor after the taping. “But it surely was an awesome evening seeing everybody being collectively.”

Not solely will we get many of the males again beneath one roof, however we’ll additionally see what occurs with Rachel’s last hometown date with Aven. After which what? “There are going to be some stunning twists,” Palmer teases of what is to come back the remainder of the way in which. “Issues which might be completely going to blow Bachelor Nation’s minds.” Cannot wait. 8 pm ET/PT, 7 pm CT, and streaming the subsequent day on Hulu

America’s Nationwide Parks (Nationwide Geographic): Garth Brooks narrates the sweeping collection, which airs over 5 consecutive nights (and facilities on the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Massive Bend, the Badlands, and Hawai’i Volcanoes) and in addition options introductions from first woman Jill Biden. NatGeo says that “the collection is an immersive, deep dive into the grandeur and great thing about the treasured landscapes that make up our collective nationwide jewels,” and having seen a few the episodes already, I can say it is absolutely the reality. 9 pm ET/8 pm CT and all episodes will stream on Disney+ starting on August 31

Maintain This Between Us (Freeform): The brand new docuseries premieres two episodes tonight (there are 4 episodes total), which follows one lady’s journey as she reexamines her previous relationship with a trainer. Per Freeform, “The collection exposes an epidemic of widespread grooming in US excessive colleges.” 9 pm ET/8 pm CT and streaming the subsequent day on Hulu

Thursday, September 1

Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Energy (Prime Video): The epic eight-episode drama is lastly right here and set 1000’s of years earlier than the occasions of JRR Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Prime Video says the collection will “take viewers again to an period by which nice powers have been cast, kingdoms rose to glory and fell to smash, unlikely heroes have been examined, hope hung by the best of threads, and one of many best villains that ever flowed from Tolkien’s pen threatened to cowl all of the world in darkness. Starting in a time of relative peace, the collection follows an ensemble forged of characters, each acquainted and new, as they confront the long-feared reemergence of evil to Center-earth. From the darkest depths of the Misty Mountains, to the majestic forests of the elf capital of Lindon, to the breathtaking island kingdom of Númenor, to the farthest reaches of the map, these kingdoms and characters will carve out legacies that stay on lengthy after they’re gone.” The primary two episodes will launch in additional than 240 international locations and territories worldwide on Friday, September 1 (or September 2 in a while zones), with new episodes obtainable weekly.

Love within the Villa (Netflix): I can not consider a greater Labor Day weekend film than this charming if predictable Netflix rom-com that includes Kat Graham, Tom Hopper, and the backdrop of Verona, Italy. Within the film, Julie Hutton (Graham) is about to go on her dream journey to the medieval city greatest often called the setting of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. The truth is, it is greater than a trip…it might even be the place she will get engaged to her boyfriend, Brandon. However then the whole lot crumbles when Brandon breaks up together with her and the romantic journey that Julie’s been planning for years turns into a solo journey overseas.

When she arrives at La Villa Romantica (sure, that’s the title), the rental is already occupied by a handsome British lad. Charlie (Hopper) desires nothing to do with Julie, and vice versa. However finally the tide turns—or possibly there’s simply one thing within the water at La Villa Romantica—and Julie and Charlie understand there is perhaps a grand plan at work in any case. Streaming

Friday, September 2

Gigi & Nate (Roadside Footage): Cue all of the feelings (and that is simply from the trailer!) on this touching and heartfelt film starring Marcia Homosexual Harden, Charlie Rowe, Josephine Langford, Hannah Riley, Zoe Colletti, Jim Belushi, Diane Ladd, and an cute capuchin monkey. Within the movie, Nate Gibson’s life is turned the wrong way up when he turns into paralyzed. Having any semblance of a “regular” life appears not possible till he meets his unlikely service animal, Gigi, who helps Nate discover what he wants most: hope. In theaters

Fakes (Netflix): The edgy 10-episode YA comedy collection follows two teenage greatest mates who by accident construct—and lose—one of many largest faux ID empires in North America. The collection stars Emilija Baranac (To All The Boys I’ve Cherished Earlier than, Riverdale), Jennifer Tong (Grand Military, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow) and Richard Harmon (The 100). Streaming

Satan in Ohio (Netflix): The eight-episode restricted collection stars fan favorites Emily Deschanel (Bones) and Sam Jaeger (Parenthood). The logline: When hospital psychiatrist Dr. Suzanne Mathis (Deschanel) shelters a mysterious cult escapee, the whole lot begins to unravel because the unusual woman’s arrival threatens to tear her family aside. Streaming

Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul (Peacock): Sterling Ok. Brown and Regina Corridor star on this satirical comedy as Pastor Lee-Curtis Childs and Trinitie Childs, respectively, of the Southern Baptist megachurch. It as soon as had a membership of tens of 1000’s, however after a scandal compelled their church to quickly shut, the Childs should reopen their church and rebuild their congregation to make the most important comeback that commodified faith has ever seen. Streaming and in addition in theaters.

Life by Ella (Apple TV+): The collection—which is primarily for teenagers and households—facilities on Ella as she returns to highschool with a brand-new perspective following her battle with most cancers. Life by Ella focuses on the significance of creating every day depend, searching on your mates, and never being afraid to take dangers. Streaming

Jessica Radloff is the glamor senior West Coast editor and writer of the upcoming e-book The Massive Bang Concept: The Definitive, Inside Story of the Epic Hit Collection (October 11, 2022). You’ll be able to observe her on Instagram @jessicaradloff14.

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