TV Series and Films You Should Watch (April 2022)

A young man made half-human and half-spirit by accident is employed by a company of grim reapers, a modern take on the 1970s political Watergate scandal, and two LGBTQ+ stories.

April has come to an end, but there’s STILL so much to watch. We’ve compiled a list of television series and films which premiered this month that we think you should watch! Happy Watching!

Tomorrow – Netflix

Based on a webtoon, Netflix’s ‘Tomorrow’ sees a young man made half-human and half-spirit by accident. He is employed by a company of grim reapers in the underworld to carry out special missions.

Cast: Kim Hee-seon, Rowoon, Lee Soo-hyuk

Watch ‘Tomorrow’ on Netflix: HERE
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My Liberation Notes – Netflix

‘My Liberation Notes’ follows three siblings. They are exhausted by the monotony of day-to-day adulthood. The trio seek to find fulfillment and freedom from their unremarkable lives in this Korean-language Netflix series.

Cast: Lee Min-ki, Kim Ji-won, Son Suk-ku

Stream ‘My Liberation Notes’ on Netflix: HERE

 

We Own This City – HBO

Based on the book ‘We Own This City: A True Story of Crime, Cops and Corruption’ by Baltimore Sun reporter Justin Fenton, ‘We Own This City’ is HBO’s gritty drama chronicling the rise and fall of the Baltimore Police Department’s Gun Trace Task Force. Created and written by David Simon, creator of ‘The Wire’, the miniseries exposes the corruption and moral collapse that befalls an American city in which the policies of drug prohibition and mass arrest are championed at the expense of actual police work.

The production of ‘We Own This City’ took place in Baltimore.

Cast: Jon Bernthal (‘The Punisher’, ‘King Richard’) as Sgt. Wayne Jenkins, Jamie Hector (‘The Wire’, ‘Queen of the South’) as Sean M. Suiter, Josh Charles (‘The Good Wife’, ‘Dead Poets Society’) as Daniel Hersl, Wunmi Mosaku (‘Lovecraft Country’, ‘Loki’) as Nicole Steele, Delaney Williams as Kevin Davis, Nathan Corbett as Tariq Touré, Dagmara Domińczyk (‘The Lost Daughter’, ‘Succession’) as Erika Jensen, and Tray Chaney as Gordon Hawk, among others.

Find ‘We Own This City’ on: HBO Max | HBO | DIRECTV | Spectrum On Demand
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Gaslit – Starz

‘Gaslit’ is a modern take on the 1970s political Watergate scandal. The limited series includes untold stories and forgotten characters of the time.

Cast: Julia Roberts (‘Pretty Woman’, ‘Notting Hill’, ‘My Best Friend’s Wedding’) as Martha Mitchell, Sean Penn (‘Little House on the Prairie’) as John Mitchell, Betty Gilpin (‘GLOW’, ‘The Tomorrow War’) as Mo Dean, Dan Stevens (‘Downton Abbey’) as John Dean, Darby Camp (‘Clifford the Big Red Dog’) as Marty Mitchell, Shea Whigam as G. Gordon Liddy, Hamish Linklater (‘Midnight Mass’) as Jeb Magruder, and Allison Tolman (‘Fargo’) as Winnie McLendon, among others.

Watch ‘Gaslit’ on: Starz | DIRECTV | Spectrum on Demand
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Anatomy of a Scandal – Netflix

Parliamentary minister James Whitehouse is a happily married man with a loving family home. Sophie’s privileged life as the wife of powerful politician James unravels when scandalous secrets come to light as he stands accused of a shocking crime.

Cast: Sienna Miller (‘American Sniper’, ‘21 Bridges’) as Sophie Whitehouse, Rupert Friend (‘Homeland’, ‘The Young Victoria’) as James Whitehouse, Michelle Dockery (‘Downton Abbey’, ‘The Gentlemen’) as Kate Woodcroft, Naomi Scott (‘Aladdin’, ‘Lemonade Mouth’) as Olivia Lytton, Ben Radcliffe as James Whitehouse, Josette Simon as Angela Regan, and Joshua McGuire as Chris Clarke, among others.

Stream ‘Anatomy of a Scandal’ on Netflix: HERE
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Heartstopper – Netflix

Netflix’s ‘Heartstopper’ is a coming-of-age series wherein teens Charlie and Nick discover their unlikely friendship. Their friendship might be something more as they navigate school and young love in this half-hour eight-episode series.

Cast: Kit Connor (‘Rocketman’) as Nick Nelson, Joe Locke as Charlie Spring, Yasmin Finney as Elle Argent, Sebastian Croft as Ben Hope, William Gao as Tao Xu, Corinna Brown as Tara Jones, Olivia Colman (‘The Crown’, ‘The Lost Daughter’), and Rhea Norwood as Imogen Heaney, among others.

Find ‘Heartstopper’ on Netflix: HERE
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Grace and Frankie (Season 7) – Netflix

For as long as they can recall, Grace and Frankie have been rivals in Netflix’s ‘Grace and Frankie’. Their one-upmanship comes crashing to a halt and they learn that their husbands have fallen in love with each other and want to get married. Everything around the ladies is coming apart and the only thing they can really rely on is each other in the Netflix original, which re-teams Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin (‘9 to 5’) as Grace and Frankie, respectively. The seventh and final season of the show launched on Netflix on April 29.

Cast: Lily Tomlin (‘9 to 5’) as Frankie, Jane Fonda (‘Monsters-In-Law’, ‘Our Souls at Night’) as Grace, Sam Waterston (‘Law and Order’, ‘The Killing Fields’) as Sol, Martin Sheen (‘Apocalypse Now’, ‘The West Wing’) as Robert, Brooklyn Decker (‘Just Go With It’) as Mallory, Baron Vaugh as Nwabudike Bergstein, Ethan Embry (‘Can’t Hardly Wait’) as Coyote Bergstein, Peter Gallagher (‘The O.C.’) as Nick Skolka, and Peter Cambor as Barry, among others.

Watch ‘Grace and Frankie’ on Netflix: HERE
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Ozark (Season 4 Part 2) – Netflix

Created by Bill Dubuque (‘The Accountant’, ‘The Judge’), this hit drama series stars Jason Bateman (‘Horrible Bosses’, Arrested Development’) as Marty Byrde. He is a financial planner. Marty relocates his family from Chicago to a summer resort community in the Ozarks, with his wife Wendy and their two kids in tow, Marty is on the move after a money-laundering scheme goes wrong.

This forces him to pay off a substantial debt to a Mexican drug lord in order to keep his family safe while Byrdes’ fate hangs in the balance. The dire circumstances force the fractured family to reconnect. The second part of the fourth and final season came to Netflix on April 29, 2022.

Cast: Jason Bateman (‘Horrible Bosses’, Arrested Development’) as Marty Byrde, Julia Garner (‘Inventing Anna’, ‘The Assistant’) as Ruth, Sofia Hublitz as Charlotte, Laura Linney (‘The Truman Show’, ‘Primal Fear’) as Wendy Byrde, Skylar Gaertner (‘Locke & Key’, ‘Daredevil’) as Jonah Byrde, Lisa Emery (‘Jessica Jones’, ‘Catch the Fair One’) as Darlene Snell, and Charlie Tahan (‘I Am Legend’, ‘Charlie St. Cloud’) as Wyatt Langmore, Carson Holmes (‘Instant Family’) as Three Langmore, and Tom Pelphrey (‘Outer Range’, ‘Iron Fist’) as Ben Davis, among others.

Stream ‘Ozark’ on Netflix: HERE
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The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

Nicolas Cage stars as Nick Cage in the action-comedy ‘The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent’. The fictionalized version of Cage, who is creatively unfulfilled and facing financial ruin, must accept a $1 million offer to attend the birthday of a dangerous superfan (Pedro Pascal) where things take a wildly unexpected turn.

There, Cage is recruited by a CIA operative (Tiffany Haddish). He is forced to live up to his own legend. Cage must channel his most iconic and beloved on-screen characters in order to save himself and his loved ones, with a career built for this very moment. “The seminal award-winning actor must take on the role of a lifetime: Nick Cage,” states Rotten Tomatoes.

Cast: Nicolas Cage (‘Face/Off’, ‘National Treasure’, Pig’), Pedro Pascal (‘The Mandalorian’, ‘Narcos’), Lily Mo Sheen as Addy, Ike Barinholtz (‘The Mindy Project’, ‘The Afterparty’) as Martin Etten, Alessandra Mastronardi as Gabriela, Tiffany Haddish (‘The Afterparty’, ‘The Card Counter’) as Vivan, Neil Patrick Harris (‘How I Met Your Mother’, ‘Doogie Howser, M.D.’) as Richard Fink, Sharon Horgan (‘Catastrophe’) as Olivia Henson, Jacob Scipio (‘Pieces of Her’) as Carlos, among others.

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The Northman

In ‘The Northman’, Prince Amleth (Alexander Skarsgård) is on the verge of becoming a man when his father is brutally murdered by his uncle. His uncle kidnaps the boy’s mother and two decades later, Amleth is now a Viking. He is on a mission to “save his mother, kill his uncle and avenge his father.”

Cast: Alexander Skarsgård (‘True Blood’, ‘Big Little Lies’) as Amleth, Nicole Kidman (‘Big Little Lies’, ‘The Undoing’, ‘Nine Perfect Strangers’) as Queen Gudrún, Claes Bang (‘Dracula’, ‘The Square’) as Fjölnir the Brotherless, Ethan Hawke (‘Before Sunrise’) as King Aurvandil War-Raven, Anya Taylor-Joy (‘The Queen’s Gambit’, ‘Last Night in Soho’) as Olga of the Birch Forest, Gustav Lindh (‘Queen of Hearts’) Thórir the Proud, and Willem Dafoe (‘Spider-Man’, ‘The Lighthouse’) as Heimir the Fool, among others.

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Crush – Hulu

Hulu’s ‘Crush’ sees an aspiring young artist join her high school track team. Later, she discovers what real love feels like when she finds herself falling for an unexpected teammate.

Cast: Rowan Blanchard (‘Girl Meets World’, ‘Snowpiercer’) as Paige, Auliʻi Cravalho (‘Moana’, ‘All Together Now’) as AJ, Megan Mullally (‘Will & Grace’, ‘Hotel Transylvania 2’), Aasif Mandvi (‘Today’s Special’) as Coach Murray, Michelle Buteau (‘First Wives Club’), Tesla Dunn, Isabella Ferreira (‘Love, Victor’), and Tyler Alvarez (‘American Vandal’), among others.

Find ‘Crush’ on Hulu: HERE
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