Wayne’s 4 X 2: The Bear, Dry Cleaning and MORE!
Do you want something to watch but aren’t sure where to start?
Entertainment junkies rejoice! 2SER’s entertainment wizard, Wayne Massingham is back and he’s s got you covered with his reviews of the latest and greatest in film and music.
It’s Wayne’s 4 by 2!
4 Reviews, 2 minutes each.
Here what he had for us this week:
Television: The Bear
This 8 episode, half hour series follows Carmen “Carmy” Berzatto (Jeremy Allen White) who returns to Chicago to run his family’s restaurant after his brother dies. Capturing the visceral tension and chaotic energy of working in a restaurant kitchen, this great human drama is brought to life with beautiful performances and touching moments in between the chaos.
The Bear is out now on Disney+. Watch the trailer here.
Film: The Woman King
From director Gina Prince-Bythewood comes an historical epic based on a true story. Set in 1823 West Africa, The Kingdom of Dahomey is under threat from the neighbouring Oyo Empire that desires to enslave it. Viola Davis plays General Nanisca, the titular Woman King, who trains her elite group of female warriors to fight their enemies and protect the kingdom.
The Woman King is out now in cinemas. Watch the trailer here.
Television: Abbotts Elementary
Shot in mocumentary style, this comedy sitcom follows the lives on teachers in a fictional Philadelphia school and the up and downs of what it takes to be an educator. This funny and delightful show is perfect for fans of The Office and Parks and Recreation, sharing much of the same comedic DNA, the strange little world of Abbotts Elementary School is well worth a visit.
Abbotts Elementary is available now on Disney+. Watch the trailer here.
Album: Stumpwork, Dry Cleaning
The second album from the English four piece band sees Dry Cleaning exploring a post-punk, slow rock sound. Led by Florence Shaw with his lowkey and deadpan vocal delivery, Stumpwork features jagged guitar work with an expanding sound that’s quite slower than their first album New Long Leg. The definition of a grower album, Stumpwork has new things to find every time you listen.