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‘Bridgerton’ season 2 is here plus more new shows to watch this weekend

By Kara Santos Published Mar 25, 2022 4:41 pm

Dear reader, the second season of Bridgerton has finally arrived.

Netflix's soapy costume drama, produced by Shonda Rhimes, is back with a new love story focusing on Anthony Bridgerton's (Jonathan Bailey) quest to find true love. The latest season is based on the second book in author Julia Quinn's series, "The Viscount Who Loved Me."

Bridgeton first made waves when it premiered during the Christmas season of 2020, becoming Netflix's most popular series at the time, before being dethroned by Squid Game.

For fans of Asian productions, there's a new Japanese film titled Love Like the Falling Petals directed by Yoshihiro Fukagawa, based on the hit novel of the same name by Keisuke Uyama, starring J-Pop star Kento Nakajima.

Here's a look at the newest movies and series that dropped on streaming sites from March 21 to 27, 2022.

Netflix

Bridgerton (Season 2)

Synopsis: What happens when duty is in conflict with the heart's true desire? There is potential for a considerable scandal, indeed. 

Love Like the Falling Petals

Synopsis: An aspiring young photographer falls in love with a vibrant hairstylist. The future stretches before them—until a twist of fate changes everything.

The Principles of Pleasure

Synopsis: Sex, joy and modern science converge in this eye-opening series that celebrates the complex world of women’s pleasure—and puts stubborn myths to rest.

The Turning

Synopsis: Hired to look after the orphaned niece and nephew of a wealthy man on his remote estate in Maine, a nanny discovers her new home harbors a dark secret.

InuYasha: Seasons 1 to 6

Synopsis: Suddenly finding herself in feudal Japan, schoolgirl Kagome teams up with half-demon Inuyasha to retrieve the scattered shards of a sacred jewel.

InuYasha: The Final Act

SynopsisInuyasha, Kagome and their crew cross the last frontiers in their quest to end Naraku's evil reign and quash the bad karma of the Jewel of Four Souls

Transformers: Botbots

Synopsis: When the lights go out at the mall, the BotBots come out to play! Meet a fun-loving crew of everyday objects that morph into robots at closing time.

HBO GO

Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins

Synopsis: A G.I. Joe spin-off, Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins stars Henry Golding as Snake Eyes, a tenacious loner who is welcomed into an ancient Japanese clan called the Arashikage after saving the life of their heir apparent. Upon arrival in Japan, the Arashikage teach Snake Eyes the ways of the ninja warrior while also providing something he’s been longing for: A home. But, when secrets from his past are revealed, Snake Eyes’ honour and allegiance will be tested—even if that means losing the trust of those closest to him.

Finding You

Synopsis: While studying abroad in Ireland, accomplished young musician Finley meets heartthrob movie star Beckett shooting his latest medieval fantasy blockbuster. Sparks fly between the unlikely couple who inspire each other to find the strength to be true to oneself. But when forces surrounding Beckett's stardom threaten to crush their dreams, Finley must decide what she is willing to risk for love.

Twisted Strings

Synopsis: Leading Taiwan cinema names Hou Hsiao-hsien (“The Assassin,” “The Puppetmaster”) and Lee Kang-sheng (“Days,” “Goodbye, Dragon Inn”) are attached to “Twisted Strings”, a TV anthology series backed by HBO Asia and streamer Catchplay.The seven-part series is written and directed by Golden Horse-nominated director, Huang Xi (“Missing Johnny”). Hou is attached as the series executive producer. Lee, who has appeared exclusively in films over the past 30 years, notably those of famed Malaysian director Tsai Ming-liang, stars.

Prime Video

Lizzo’s Watch Out for The Big Grrrls (2022); Season 1

Synopsis: Global superstar Lizzo is on the hunt for the next big thing. She is looking for confident, badass women to join her world tour, and only the most talented dancers will have what it takes to twerk it out on world stages with her and join in the ranks of the elite BIG GRRRLS.

Apple TV

Pachinko

Synopsis: Based on the New York Times bestseller, Pachinko is a sweeping saga that chronicles the hopes and dreams of a Korean immigrant family across four generations. Starring Academy Award-winner Yuh-Jung Youn, Lee Minho, Jin Ha, and Minha Kim.