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What to Watch the Week of July 24: Shark Week, The Resort , and Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin

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What to watch this week if you feel like you've caught up on everything? Well, for starters, Shark Week kicks off with 25 hours of content on Discovery that will get your heart pounding. TBS, TNT, TruTV, Food Network, HGTV, CNN, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Animal Planet, Science Channel, ID, OWN, TCM, Discovery+, and HBO Max will all air Shark Week–inspired content or cross-promote the event, so I hope you all like these fascinating predators because they're about to be everywhere.

On the scripted side, airing later this week on Peacock is the new mystery drama The Resort, starring Cristin Milioti and William Jackson Harper. Season two of The White Lotus doesn't premiere for a bit, so if you're creating drama and suspense in a tropical-resort-like setting, then The Resort will help fill that void. And I can neither confirm nor deny that there is a shark sighting in this series.

Similarly—although not at a resort, and probably without sharks—HBO Max resurrects Pretty Little Liars by introducing Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin in what's being called “a dark take on the teen melodrama” and “a new generation of Liars who are tormented by A, a masked killer hell-bent on punishing them for the sins of their mothers, as well as their own.” I never watched the original series, but if I had, I'd be all over this continuation.

If all the above is too scary or anxiety-inducing, then I hope you're continuing to binge the fourth season of Virgin River, which came out last Wednesday. This week on Glamour Martin Henderson (who plays Jack) will break down that shocking finale (if you're already caught up, read what Alexandra Breckenridge says about it here). You won't want to miss what they have to say; it's jaw-dropping.

Also on the TV front this week, Sex and the City and Emily in Paris creator Darren Star is back with a new series, Uncoupled, starring Neil Patrick Harris. It's a passion project for Star, who first told us about the comedy series when we spoke to him last winter.

There are plenty of film offerings too, from Not Okay on Hulu to A Love Song in theaters. And here's my PSA—again—to go see Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris if you haven't already. Lesley Manville is perfection, and Alba Baptista is a rising star. But I'll let our own Caitlin Brody say it best: “If a movie were a warm hug wrapped in chiffon, Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris is it.” On that note, have a great last week of July. I'll see you back here next week.

Lesley Manville in Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris. Her character, Ada Harris, decides to splurge on a Dior couture gown, but Manville says there's one thing she'd never spend money on. Any guesses? You can read what she says here.

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Lesley Manville in Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris. Her character, Ada Harris, decides to splurge on a Dior couture gown, but Manville says there's one thing she'd never spend money on. Any guesses? You can read what she says here.
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Sunday, July 24

Shark Week kickoff (Discovery): Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is master of ceremonies for this year's Shark Week, now in its 34th year. According to Discovery, fans can expect 25 original adrenaline-inducing hours with never-seen footage of walking sharks, awe-inspiring breaches, and more. Walking sharks? This I need to see. 8 p.m. E.T.

Great White Shark Africa Breaching.

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Great White Shark Africa Breaching.
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Monday, July 25

Stranger Sharks (Discovery): Mark Rober and Noah Schnapp from Stranger Things are teaming up to explore abandoned undersea ruins and manmade artificial reefs in search of the strangest sharks in the ocean. 7 p.m. E.T./P.T.

The Bachelorette (ABC): I don't care about the guys yet (it's hard to know who's going to be a standout), but I do love seeing Gabby and Rachel put the “bad” ones in their place. Eliminations have never looked so good. 8 p.m. E.T./P.T., 7 p.m. C.T.

Thursday, July 28

Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin (HBO Max): The 10-episode season kicks off with three episodes tonight, two episodes on August 4 and 11, and then the final three episodes on August 18. Executive produced and written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Riverdale, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina), this dark take on the teen melodrama introduces a new generation of Liars.

According to the show's log line, 20 years ago, a series of tragic events almost ripped the blue-collar town of Millwood apart. Now a disparate group of teen girls find themselves tormented by an unknown Assailant and are made to pay for the secret sin committed by their parents two decades ago...as well as their own. The series stars Bailee Madison, Chandler Kinney, Zaria, Malia Pyles, and Maia Reficco as the new Liars. Check back later this week for our interview with the actors. Streaming

The Resort (Peacock): Described as “a multigenerational coming-of-age love story disguised as a fast-paced mystery about the disappointment of time,” The Resort puts a marriage to the test when a couple, played by William Jackson Harper and Cristin Milioti, find themselves embroiled in one of the Yucatan’s most bizarre unsolved mysteries that took place 15 years prior. The eight episodes of the series are 30 minutes each and were filmed in Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and Mexico. Sounds more like a dream to me. Nick Offerman also stars. Streaming with three episodes at launch and new episodes weekly

Keep Breathing (Netflix): The survival thriller set in the Canadian wilderness stars In the Heights and Vida actor Melissa Barrera as Liv, a brilliant Manhattan attorney who finds herself a fish out of water when her smile plane crashes and she has to battle for her survival. The six-episode series (at one hour each) also stars Austin Stowell, Jeff Wilbusch, Florencia Lozano and Juan Pablo Espinosa. Streaming

Tiger Queen (Discovery): More Shark Week programming for you! In Tiger Queen, shark enthusiast Kinga Philipps joins Dr. Austin Gallagher to help figure out why the shark population in Turks and Caicos has such a large concentration of female tiger sharks and where all the males are hiding. I ask myself that same thing in Los Angeles (well, the good ones, at least). 11:00pm E.T./P.T.

Friday, July 29

Not Okay (Hulu): Searchlight Picture's satire about the perils of fame in the social media age stars Zoey Deutch and Dylan O'Brien. Deutch plays Danni Sanders, an aspiring writer in New York City who fakes a trip to Paris to boost her social media clout. But when a terrifying incident occurs in Paris, Danni falls into a lie bigger than she imagined. Forbes 30 Under 30 list maker and Independent Spirit Award nominee Quinn Shephard directs; she tells Glamour that with the film she “aimed to tackle a lot of issues that I feel are exceptionally relevant to my generation—mental health, privilege, social media, and the horrors of living in today’s America—through a story that was both darkly funny and, well, kind of terrifying.”

Shephard also says that the character of Danni is certainly meant to provoke because she wants audiences to see themselves in her and then have to grapple with that realization. “In my opinion, it’s the best thing someone can take away from the film: How do I not become Danni, [and] how do I not feed the machine that creates people like her?” she says. “You don’t have to hate her, but you certainly should feel she’s a cautionary tale.” Streaming

Uncoupled (Netflix): In this new comedy from Darren Star (Emily in Paris) and Jeffrey Richman (Modern Family), Michael (Neil Patrick Harris) thought his life was perfect until his husband (Tuc Watkins) blindsides him by walking out the door after nearly two decades. Okay, so apparently it wasn't so perfect. Doesn't matter, because now Michael has to face a future that wasn't at all what he thought it was going to look like. Marcia Gay Harden and Tisha Campbell also star. All eight episodes streaming

A Love Song (theatrical release): Bleecker Street’s new romantic drama takes place in the Colorado Rockies as a widowed woman awaits her longtime reunion with her childhood crush. A Love Song was a nominee for the Next Innovator Award at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival, where it received raves for its intimate and quietly moving performances from Dale Dickey (Winter’s BoneHell or High Water) and Wes Studi (Dances With WolvesThe Last of the Mohicans).

Honor Society (Paramount+): The original movie (clocking in at a very bingeable 97 minutes) stars Stranger Things fan favorite Gaten Matarazzo. In the film, Honor (Angourie Rice) is an ambitious high school senior whose sole focus is getting into an Ivy League college, but first she has to get a coveted recommendation from her guidance counselor, Mr. Calvin (Christopher Mintz-Plasse). Willing to do whatever it takes, Honor devises a manipulative plan to take down her top three student competitors (um, not cool, Honor), until things take a turn when she develops feelings for her biggest competition, Michael (Matarazzo). Streaming

Amber Brown (Apple TV+): Actor Bonnie Hunt is the writer, director, and showrunner of this new 10-episode series based on the best-selling books by Paula Danziger. Per Apple TV+, “Amber Brown is an unfiltered look at a girl finding her voice through art and music. Between her parents’ divorce and best friend moving away, Amber (Carsyn Rose) is having a tough time. But her art, video diary, and new friend Brandi provide outlets for Amber to express her feelings and find gratitude in the love that surrounds her.” Grey's Anatomy and Cruel Summer actor Sarah Drew also stars. Streaming

Shark Women: Ghosted by Great Whites (Discovery and Discovery+): How's this for being fearless? Alison Towner has risked her life many times, tagging and studying great white migration patterns in South Africa for the past decade. Well, now she's taking it a step further by assembling the next generation of shark explorers—an all-female crew—who will cage-dive, free-dive, and use drones, decoys, breaches, and more to track missing white sharks. I am happy to watch from the comfort of my home, thank you very much. 10 p.m. E.T./P.T.

From left: Zandile Ndhlovu, Alison Towner, Leigh de Necker on the boat

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From left: Zandile Ndhlovu, Alison Towner, Leigh de Necker on the boat
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Jessica Radloff is the Glamour senior West Coast editor and author of the upcoming book The Big Bang Theory: The Definitive, Inside Story of the Epic Hit Series (October 11, 2022). You can follow her on Instagram @jessicaradloff14.

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