This week’s list of Crave recommendations features an up-and-coming comedy star and a hard-hitting documentary produced by Drake.
Series creator Jordan Weiss describes Dollface as a show for women more worried about finding a maid-of-honor than a husband. It stars Two Broke Girls’ Kat Dennings as a recently-dumped young woman who attempts to rekindle the female friendships she neglected during her long-term relationship. Dennings brings her charm and witty humour to the lead role and is joined by The Suite Life of Zack and Cody‘s Brenda Song and Mississauga’s own Shay Mitchell. If you enjoy stories with strong female leads and satirical fantasy elements, you won’t want to miss Dollface. You can stream the entire first season on Crave today.
Ready for War
After garnering serious credibility as an executive producer with Euphoria and Top Boy, Drake continues to make his mark on the small screen with his latest project, Ready for War. A Showtime documentary, Ready for War sheds light on the shockingly large number of Mexican immigrants who volunteered for the American military, but were deported after returning from their tours of duty. Joining Drake is elite Hollywood producer David Ayer, who has worked on films such as Training Day, Fury and End of Watch. The film received positive reviews following its premiere at TIFF, and if it’s anything like Drake’s earlier projects this year, it should be a hit. Ready for War begins streaming on Crave on November 22 at 9 p.m.
Hidden Gem: Lil Rel Howery: Live in Crenshaw
From Get Out to Insecure to Bird Box, Lil Rel Howery has a knack for standing out in supporting roles. But this weekend he takes centre stage for his HBO stand-up comedy debut, Lil Rel Howery Live in Crenshaw. This hour-long comedy special showcases the Chicago native’s knack for telling hilarious stories from his life and performing impressions of the characters he has met along the way. Lil Rel Howery Live in Crenshaw is a hysterical special from one of comedy’s best kept secrets and is available to stream on Crave beginning on November 23 at 10 p.m.