The first week of the year is off to a strong start. While Avatar: The Way of Water just became 2022’s most successful movie, ending Top Gun: Maverick’s run, this year is looking just as promising at the box office. To kick things off, we’re starting 2023 with a bit of horror. The genre seems to be having a moment in recent years and now M3GAN is looking to become our latest collective nightmare, while also ushering in the latest pop culture IT girl. The film is about a lifelike robot whose incredible capabilities start to backfire on its creators, but movie fans (and critics) seem to be more intrigued with the character itself than with the film’s storyline itself. The release of the trailer already inspired thousands of TikToks and tweets, so only time will tell if the viral success and critical praise will translate into ticket sales at the box office this weekend.
On the TV front, two of my personal favorites are back with their second seasons—BMF and Ginny & Georgia. After an extensive hiatus, Starz is finally delivering BMF’s Season 2, and from the looks of it, things are heating up for the Black Mafia Family. The show is returning with its original cast and adding some additional big names like the hilarious trio Mo’Nique, Yung Miami, and Leslie Jones (but don’t get it confused, this is not a comedy by any means!). Season 3 of Power Book II: Ghost is also returning in March, so 50 Cent’s TV reign over at Starz doesn’t seem to be slowing down any time soon. Netflix dropped Season 2 of Ginny & Georgia this week (and I’m so grateful), as well as their new limited series Kaleidoscope. Check out why you should be watching these titles below, and come back next week to see what’s in store for the rest of January. And before it’s too late to say it, Happy New Year.