Satisfy those lingering Halloween vibes by diving into the Stephen King’s multiverse, revisit the intertwining relationships from The L Word and get a peek at the real life marital ups and downs of one of Hollywood’s most iconic couples in our Crave recommendations for this weekend.
Executive producers J.J. Abrams and Stephen King reunite for season two of the horror anthology series, Castle Rock. In this installment, comedic actress Lizzy Caplan shifts gears to portray the iconic King character Annie Wilkes, the cunning and mentally unstable nurse from King’s 1987 novel, Misery. Captain Phillips’ Barkhad Abdi and Eighth Grade’s Elsie Fisher are also part of the cast of the series that expands King’s horror multiverse and is filled with subtle Easter eggs. Catch up on season one now and stream new episodes every Wednesday on Crave.
The surreal, groundbreaking melodrama that centered on the interweaving and sometimes messy relationships of a group of fashionable lesbians living in L.A. premiered in 2004 to great fanfare since there was little mainstream LGBTQ representation to be had on TV. In her first stint as an executive producer, The Handmaid’s Tale’s Ilene Chaiken’s soapy drama didn’t skimp on the sexy scenarios and jaw-dropping moments and in December, the gang is getting back together. Jennifer Beals, Katherine Moennig and Leisha Hailey will all reprise their roles in the series’ sequel, The L Word: Generation Q that drops December 8th. Until then, revisit the original, or watch all six seasons for the first time, on Crave.
Hidden Gem: Sid & Judy
Showtime’s documentary Sid & Judy is any Hollywood history buff’s dream as it dives deep into the life and exploitation of legendary entertainer Judy Garland and her complicated relationship with producer, manager and third husband Sidney Luft. This doc is guaranteed to take you down a 1940s Hollywood rabbit-hole and features rare concert footage, intimate excerpts from Ms. Garland herself and is soothing narration from Jon Hamm and Jennifer Jason Leigh and caps off a year where there’s been increased attention paid to the Wizard of Oz actress with Renee Zellweger’s performance in Judy earning her Oscar nods.