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.


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The Handmaid’s Tale
Hulu, 14 September

Critically acclaimed The Handmaid’s Tale is back for its fifth season this week. The dystopian drama which was based on Margaret Atwood’s novel of the same name picks up from the killing of Commander Waterford (Joseph Fiennes) by main protagonist June (Elisabeth Moss) and follows Serena (Yvonne Strahovski) as she tries to raise her profile in Toronto while Gilead’s influence grows in Canada. The first two episodes are now available to stream. Hulu announced the drama will end with season six.


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Goodnight Mommy
Prime Video. 16 September

Adapted from the 2014 Austrian horror film of the same title, Goodnight Mommy tells the story of twin brothers (Cameron and Nicholas Crovetti) who came home to find their mother’s (Naomi Watts) face covered in bandages and acting strangely. Now the brothers start to suspect that she isn’t their real mother and will discover the truth themselves.

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Bliss Montage Stories
Ling Ma

Ling Ma, author of the bestselling novel Severance is back with another novel that will take readers to a wild ride. Bliss Montage Stories is a collection of eight wildly different tales of people making their way through madness and reality. The official synopsis of the book narrates that the stories include a woman who lives in a house with all of her ex-boyfriends, a toxic friendship built around a drug that makes you invisible, an ancient ritual that might heal you of anything if you bury yourself alive. Despite their variance in plot and approach, the stories feel like they belong to a haunting centrepiece to a surreal collection.


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Born Pink
Blackpink, 16 September

After a two-year drought for the Blinks (fanbase), Korean pop girl group Blackpink is dropping a new album this weekend titled Born Pink. Along with the hit lead single Pink Venom, the quartet comprising Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé, and Lisa is also releasing seven new tracks.


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