Support local journalism. Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club.

Laia Costa and Guillermo Pfening in 'Foodie Love'

photo courtesy HBO Max

Laia Costa and Guillermo Pfening in 'Foodie Love'

Mucho Mucho Amor, Expecting Amy, Foodie Love, Palm Springs and more streaming premieres to binge this week 

Premieres Wednesday: Mucho Mucho Amor: The Legend of Walter Mercado – Remember Walter Mercado, the Puerto Rican TV astrologer who was kind of a cross between Liberace and Miss Cleo? If you do, you're the target audience for this documentary. If you don't – well, Lin-Manuel Miranda is in it. Just in case you didn't get enough of him last week. (Netflix)

Stateless Season 1 – Cate Blanchett co-created and co-stars in an Australian drama series about four strangers who meet in an immigration detention center. I can't believe The Real World didn't get around to this first. (Netflix)

Premieres Thursday: Close Enough – Regular Show creator JG Quintel is back with a self-avowed "surreal" animated series that pits a quintet of Los Angeles residents against bizarre and supernatural forces. You know, like public transportation. (HBO Max)

Expecting Amy – Documentary cameras follow Amy Schumer for three episodes as she prepares to birth two of the most miraculous things on Earth: a human baby and a comedy special. (HBO Max)

Premieres Friday: The Old Guard – Greg Rucka's graphic novel comes to life, with Charlize Theron as the leader of a group of immortal mercenaries. Wow, we're really going to get to see her play Mick Jagger? (Netflix)

Down to Earth With Zac Efron – Actor Efron travels around the world with wellness expert Darin Olien to shine a light on advancements in environmentalism. In one episode, he reportedly eats a meal that was smoked in excrement. So hey, at least you got one thing you wanted out of 2020. (Netflix)

Dating Around: Brazil – What do you get when six singles from São Paulo go on blind dates with five potential mates each? Ideal entertainment for anyone who thinks the perfect reality series is equal parts tongue twister and SAT question. (Netflix)

Palm Springs – Our younger readers may not realize that Andy Samberg had a career before Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Take our word for it, kids: He used to be the Pete Davidson who would show up for work and not insult your college. Now Samberg is starring in a romcom that holds the distinction of having sold for the most money in the history of the Sundance Film Festival. Meanwhile, Pete is out there somewhere taking potshots at DeVry. (Hulu)

Premieres Monday: Foodie Love – My Life Without Me director Isabel Coixet helms an eight-episode drama series about a single guy and gal whose relationship develops at restaurants throughout Europe. If they leave Milan at 2 p.m. going 60 miles per hour, what time will they get to schtup the cast of Dating Around? (HBO Max)

Premieres Tuesday: Showbiz Kids – Alex Winter of "Bill and Ted" fame directed this feature-length documentary about former child stars. Florida's Marc Slater is one of two current hopefuls the documentary profiles who are seeking to become tomorrow's Henry Thomas or Wil Wheaton, but not tomorrow's Joey Lawrence, because that's equivalent to last week's Frankie Muniz. Pencils down, everybody. (HBO Max)

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at [email protected].

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club for as little as $5 a month.


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Read the Digital Print Issue

January 19, 2022

View more issues


© 2022 Orlando Weekly

Website powered by Foundation