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  • Wrestlers. You don't need to be a fan of wrestling to enjoy this new Netflix series (from the creator of Cheer). "It’s about the scrappy vitality of independent entertainment in a world where it’s direly undervalued," writes TIME TV critic Judy Berman.
  • A Haunting in Venice. Based on one of Agatha Christie's lesser-known novels, Hallowe’en Party, this Kenneth Branagh-directed film is for anyone who loves a good whodunnit. We break down the ending here, so make sure to give it a watch first.
  • Bottoms. This much-anticipated film starring Ayo Edebiri and Rachel Sennott will have you laughing. And when you're done, check out this list of more raunchy comedies to continue the fun.


  • "Slime You Out," by Drake (feat. SZA). "The collaboration shocked fans when it was announced late Wednesday, given the long history between the two stars," writes Moises Mendez II. Mendez dives into the messy history behind this new track. Read more.
  • House on a Hill, by Eric Nam. His music reveals a narrative of “existential crisis,” Nam tells TIME—an attempt, he says, at “unpacking” what it means to be happy and fulfilled. Chaz de Guzman writes on Nam's commitment to mental health, and his new album is a balm for anyone who needs it.

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  • Why is there so much pregnancy trauma on television and podcasts? Writer Eliana Dockterman saw a pattern in pop culture: trauma related to pregnancy. "Set against the backdrop of last year’s Dobbs decision, the horror of being caught up in an uncaring system without true autonomy takes on new resonance," she writes. Dockterman explores what these stories tell us, and why some of them make her feel seen during her own pregnancy. Read more.
  • The challenges of forming reality show unions. Reality stars have recently begun to speak out about their mistreatment on popular shows like Big Brother and Love Is Blind. But unionizing is another challenge. Why? Reality TV is cheap to produce and many actors are wrapped up in non disclosure agreements, meaning they risk further career opportunities by speaking up. Still, there is a growing movement to unionize, Mariah Espada reports. Read more.
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