To stave off possible boredom while at home, every week Marhaba delves into the wonderful world of popular culture to find the best new TV series, movies, books, and music.


Behold, fans of The Crown, the Netflix series chronicling Queen Elizabeth’s reign, you won’t have to wait too long for the show’s next chapter. All fresh 10 episodes of the fourth season are set to drop on 15 November, just in time for a Thanksgiving binge. New cast members Emma Corrin as Princess Diana and Gillian Anderson as Margaret Thatcher help to bolster what is already an A-list ensemble with equally captivating performances of their own, headed by Oscar-winner Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II and Josh O’Connor as Prince Charles. Critics say The Crown continues to reign supreme as one of the best shows on television. Although this upcoming season is bittersweet as Netflix will recast the casts’ roles with older actors for the final two seasons.


Set in the gloriously vibrant town of Cobbleton, Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey follows the story of legendary toymaker Jeronicus Jangle (Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker) whose fanciful inventions burst with whimsy and wonder. This holiday musical film will take you to an imaginary world filled with whimsical and joyous colour. Witness how eccentric toymaker Jeronicus and his adventurous granddaughter discover a magical invention that has the power to change their lives forever. The film will start streaming on the platform on Friday, 13 November.


Kate Baer beautifully describes the the beauty and hardships of being a woman in the world today, and the many roles they play – mother, partner, and friend, in her latest work What Kind of Woman. Her words make women feel seen in their own bodies, in their own marriages, and in their own lives. Kate’s poems are those you share with your mother, daughter, sister, and friends.

This debut poetry collection by Kate Baer is available on Amazon in kindle, audiobook, paperback and hardcover versions. This will make a perfect gift this holiday season.


TOP CHOICESFans knew, hoped rather, it was coming. And after months of rumours and whispers and four long years of waiting, rock ‘n’ roll band AC/DC are back with their new album to rock the house down!

Power Up (shortened as PWR/UP and stylised as PWRϟUP) is the 17th studio album by the Australian rock band set for release on 13 November. The album marks the return of vocalist Brian Johnson, drummer Phil Rudd and bassist Cliff Williams, all of whom left AC/DC before, during, or after the accompanying tour for their previous album Rock or Bust for various reasons. This will also be the band’s first album since the death of co-founder and rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young in 2017 and serves as a tribute to him, according to his brother Angus. Charged up for the next decade, AC/DC cut twelve new tracks for the album, proudly maintaining their signature sound and all of its powerful hallmarks.

Author: Weslee Dizon 

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