Tune in each week as Marhaba delves into the wonderful world of popular culture to find the best new TV series, movies, books, and music.


Man Vs Bee
Netflix, 24 June

Who missed watching Mr Bean? Rowan Atkinson is at his slapstick comedy again in this new Netflix series entitled Man Vs Bee. Atkinson plays a man who got in a war with a bee while housesitting at a luxurious mansion. Who will win, and what irreparable damage will be done in the process? Find out in the nine bitesize episodes of this series landing on the streaming platform this Friday.

BONUS: Also streaming on Netflix this weekend is the highly anticipated third season of Umbrella Academy.


The Man from Toronto
Netflix, 24 June

Netflix is also premiering The Man from Toronto this Friday. It’s a new action-comedy film starring Woody Harrelson who plays the world’s deadliest assassin and was forced to team up with Kevin Hart’s character, who let’s just say isn’t so deadly. The two were caught up in a case of mistaken identity, where each of them is confused for the other when staying at a holiday rental. What ensues is going to be a hilarious comedy of errors packaged in a high-speed action flick.

Related: See our Cinema Listings for all the latest releases you can watch in Qatar!


Penguin Classics Marvel Comics
(Black PantherCaptain America, and Spider-Man)

Kapow! Fans of the classics and of superheroes get the best of both worlds this week, with the release of three new Penguin Classics. For more than 75 years, the revered Penguin Classics series has brought readers over 2,000 titles, everything from Dickens to Homer to Hemingway. The new Penguin Classics Marvel Collection series features origin stories from superheroes Spider-Man, Black Panther, and Captain America, with more to come in the future. Along with the anthologies, there is supplemental material, including new introductions and backgrounds to how the characters were created and developed. The books are instantly recognisable, with the trade paperbacks featuring the now traditional black spines, orange font, and of course the logo. They are also being released as stunning hardcovers with gold foil stamping and edges, special endpapers and artwork, and full colour throughout. It will be difficult to choose between the paperback and hardcover – this reviewer will be getting both!


Chris Brown, 24 June

Fans of Chris Brown from all over the globe will be delighted with another album from the American music artist. His 10th studio album, Breezy, is set to drop this Friday with 23 songs for the final track list, a huge cut from the 250 tracks that the singer has reportedly recorded. Earlier, Brown already teased his fans that his new album will be giving them the ultimate R&B vibe.

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Authors: Weslee Dizon, Sarah Palmer

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