Cultural summer | A not boring summer on the platforms

Thanks to the platforms, summer is no longer the season when you can say: “There is nothing on TV. Here are 10 titles we’ve been waiting for for all sorts of reasons…good and bad!

First line | 1er june | HERE Extra


Constance Munger in First line

Five years later, we still haven’t digested the cancellation of Tomorrow of men after just one season. Despite this self-diagnosed post-traumatic stress disorder, we want to give a chance to First line, a new series set in the world of junior hockey. Intended for 9-13 year olds, this dramatic comedy recounts the journey of Chloé (Constance Munger), a star player invited to the selection camp of a bantam AAA men’s team. As expected, his arrival will upset the established order within the club, and some players will give him a hard time. (The next 13 episodes will go live on July 6.)

The Idol | June 4 | crave


Lily-Rose Depp and Abel Tesfaye (The Weeknd) pose for photographers in Cannes.

Presented as a world premiere at Cannes, the new offering from the creator ofEuphoria is already causing controversy, in particular because of a report by the RollingStone which reported a “chaotic” film set. The six-episode series, which tells the unhealthy love story between Joss, a losing pop singer, and Tedros, a guru/bar manager, is said to feature scenes of physical and sexual violence. Another detail to mention: its two main stars are Lily-Rose Depp, daughter of Vanessa Paradis and Johnny Depp, and Abel Tesfaye, alias The Weeknd.

Villeneuve-Pironi | June 12 | crave


The documentary Villeneuve-Pironi

On the sidelines of the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal, Crave offers this 90-minute documentary directed by Torquil Jones (14 Peaks, nothing is impossible) which examines the rivalry between Gilles Villeneuve and Didier Pironi, a French racing driver. On the program: archive footage and interviews with Jacques Villeneuve, Alain Prost and Jackie Stewart, as well as members of both families and former colleagues at Ferrari. The platform will continue to exploit the F1 theme by putting online productions such as Fast and Dangerous 9: The Saga, Lamborghini: the man behind the legendas well as Pimp My Ride And Bullet Proof in French version.

I salute you bitch | June 13 | TRUE

Released in theaters last September, then presented on ICI Télé in December, the documentary Hail Bitch: Violence in the Digital Age examines violence against women on the internet. Directors Léa Clermont-Dion and Guylaine Maroist follow Laura Boldrini, a harassed politician in Italy, Kiah Morris, an African-American politician from Vermont who has received threats from the far right, Marion Seclin, a French youtuber who has been the target of tens of thousands of sexist messages, Laurence Gratton, a young Quebec teacher who has been harassed for five years, and Glen Canning, father of Rehtaeh Parsons, this teenager who committed suicide when images of the rape she suffered went viral.

Amy Schumer: Emergency Contact | June 13 | netflix


Amy Schumer

Amy Schumer has kept a low profile over the past few years. At least, on our radar. It must be said that we have not (yet) looked Life & Beth, his series on Disney+. Anyway, we are happy to reconnect with the comedian in this capture of a show she gave at the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles. This is the third one woman show of the author and actress proposed by Netflix after The Leather Special in 2017 and growing in 2019. In a statement, the platform talks about a show in which the actress and author will speak without censorship. We expect no less from her.

And Just Like That… | June 22 | crave

Did we like And Just Like That…this sequence of Sex And The City without Samantha (Kim Cattrall)? No way. Are we still looking forward to seeing the second season? Yes, but especially to be able to criticize it after each episode. And according to the teaser of the 11 new hours expected over the next three months, the whining sessions promise to be long. Aidan’s return smacks of desperation. Big’s (Chris Noth) death had the added benefit of propelling Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker) in a whole new direction. The authors will still not dare to take one step forward and two back… at least, we hope so.

The dress | June 27 | TRUE


Craig Major and Emmanuelle Rochon in The dress

Because it’s summer and we need lightness, the Quebecor platform offers this documentary series that highlights the work of stylists Emmanuelle Rochon and Craig Major. In each episode, the two play elbows to find THE dress for a candidate for a special occasion: prom, wedding, etc. Relatives of the competitors (a friend who is a little too honest, a husband moved to tears…) attend the fittings and comment on the outfits. In the end, as in Sell ​​or renovate, one of the two options will prevail. Directed by Vanessa Cournoyer (An almost perfect dinner, At the table with my ex) produced by Sphere Media (Restaurant, How much do you love me ?).

Jack Ryan | June 30 | Prime Video


John Krasinski in Jack Ryan

Six episodes, and it’s over. After four seasons, the hero of Tom Clancy packs up. At least, in this TV incarnation led by actor John Krasinski. We remember that before being transposed to the small screen, the adventures of Jack Ryan were the subject of five films starring four different actors: Alec Baldwin (The Hunt for Red October in 1990), Harrison Ford (Patriot Games in 1992 and Clear and Present Danger in 1994), Ben Affleck (The Sum of All Fears in 2002) and Chris Pine (Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit in 2014). In this final season, the CIA is interested in drug cartels, terrorist organizations, as well as conspiracy theorists. Small menu.

black-mirror | June | netflix

We got bored of the nightmarish worlds of black-mirror. And for good reason: the last season dates back to 2019. A dystopian anthology series exploring the frightening consequences of technology, this creation by British satirist Charlie Brooker alternates between horror, science fiction and thriller. Recently uploaded, its teaser portends a dark, violent and twisted sequel and, according to a Netflix statement, the new episodes are “unpredictable” and “unclassifiable”. Salma Hayek, Annie Murphy (Schitt’s Creek), Kate Mara (House of Cards), Michael Cera (Super bad) and Aaron Paul (breaking Bad) will appear in the credits.

Only Murders in the Building | August 8 | Disney+


Steve Martin, Selena Gomez and Martin Short in Only Murders In The Building

The unlikely trio is back in business, but this time with the help of an unknown actress named Meryl Streep. As promised, the Oscar-winning actress will appear in the credits of new episodes of the adventures of Charles (Steve Martin), Oliver (Martin Short) and Mabel (Selena Gomez), three New Yorkers who love crime documentaries (commonly known as true crime) who are trying to solve crimes that occur in their Upper West Side apartment complex. No trailer has been released yet, but the 30-second teaser released online last winter promises more laughs, surprises, and moments of suspense.

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