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What to watch this first full week of June, you ask? Well, blockbuster movie season is in full swing with Top Gun: Maverick and Downton Abbey: A New Era ruling the box office. It continues this week with the long-awaited arrival of Jurassic World Dominion, which brings back original stars Laura Dern, Sam Neill, and Jeff Goldblum.
Meanwhile, MTV celebrates the best of scripted and unscripted TV and film with its annual awards ceremony live from Los Angeles on Sunday, June 5. And if you’re looking to escape, the Hallmark Channel heads to the Caribbean for a summer romance movie called—wait for it—Caribbean Summer. It’s as if the programming folks knew travel would be crazy expensive this summer and planned accordingly for those of us who won’t be planning vacations.
What else should be on your radar? Check out the list below, and I’ll see you back here next week to tell you all about the new Starz period drama Becoming Elizabeth, J. Lo’s documentary, and the Father of the Bride movie.
Sunday, June 5
MTV Movie & TV Awards, and MTV Unscripted Awards (MTV): MTV honors the best in TV, movies, and reality shows with two awards shows in one night. Here are the nominees, which include Euphoria, Inventing Anna, Squid Game, and more. 8 p.m. E.T./P.T., 7 p.m. C.T.
Tuesday, June 7
The Mutual Friend (book release): Carter Bays, cocreator of the hit CBS series How I Met Your Mother, has written his debut novel, The Mutual Friend, which he calls the “spiritual successor” to HIMYM. The book is described as “a big-hearted modern-day comedy that follows a sprawling cast of characters as they navigate life, loss, ambition, and spirituality—without ever looking up from their phones.” Available in book stores and online
Wednesday, June 8
The Janes (HBO): It doesn’t get more timely than this. The Janes is the story of an underground network in Chicago in the late ’60s and early ’70s who provided safe, affordable, illegal abortions to women in need. Per HBO, “The Janes tells the story of a group of unlikely outlaws. Defying the state legislature that outlawed abortion, the Catholic Church that condemned it, and the Chicago Mob that was profiting from it, the members of Jane risked their personal and professional lives to help women in need. In the pre–Roe v. Wade era—a time when abortion was a crime in most states and even circulating information about abortion was a felony in Illinois—the Janes provided low-cost and free abortions to an estimated 11,000 women.” 9 p.m. E.T./P.T.
Thursday, June 9
Queer as Folk (Peacock): Based on the groundbreaking British series created by Russell T. Davies, Peacock’s Queer as Folk explores a diverse group of friends in New Orleans whose lives are transformed in the aftermath of a tragedy. The series stars Devin Way, Fin Argus, Jesse James Keitel, CG, Johnny Sibilly, and Ryan O’Connell; recurring guest stars include Kim Cattrall, Juliette Lewis, Ed Begley Jr., Nyle DiMarco, Lukas Gage, and more. Streaming.
Friday, June 10
Jurassic World Dominion (Universal Pictures): The epic conclusion to the Jurassic era reunites two generations for the first time with Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard joining the O.G. trio of Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, and Sam Neill. Dominion takes place four years after Isla Nublar has been destroyed. Dinosaurs now live—and hunt—alongside humans all over the world. The film also stars new cast members DeWanda Wise, Mamoudou Athie, Dichen Lachman, Scott Haze, and Campbell Scott. In theaters.
First Kill (Netflix): Emma Roberts produced this eight-episode Y.A. vampire-slayer drama series based on the short story of the same name by Victoria “V.E.” Schwab. It follows two star-crossed lovers from rival families: the Fairmonts (vampires) and the Burns (monster hunters). The short story was originally developed as a queer fan fiction of the iconic 2000s series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Streaming
Fairfax (Prime Video): Season two of this animated series geared toward adults drops today and follows the misadventures of four hypebeast middle schools navigating their lives in a social media/influencer-driven world. Guest appearances this season include Billy Porter, Zoey Deutch, Camila Mendes, Yvette Nicole Brown, Annie Murphy, Guy Fieri, and John Leguizamo. Per Prime Video, the L.A.-based series tackles diversity issues, identity bias, LGBTQ issues, cancel/woke culture, and more. Streaming
Saturday, June 11
Caribbean Summer (Hallmark Channel): Jade (Heather Hemmens) is a morning news producer who is forced to take a vacation after an embarrassing mishap during a live broadcast. She arrives at a beautiful Caribbean island, but things automatically get off on the wrong foot thanks to her vacation digs. However, the owner of the house could unlock the key to her heart—and her next career win. Also starring Ser’Darius Blain as Ford. 8 p.m. E.T./P.T., 7 p.m. C.T.
Jessica Radloff is the Glamour senior West Coast editor and author of the soon-to-be-published 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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