What to Watch This Week: 'Euphoria,' 'Snowfall,' 'Race: Bubba Wallace,' and More

Our picks for the best new movies & shows for Feb. 25-27. From the 'Euphoria' finale and Bubba Wallace's series to 'Snowfall''s Season 5 premiere, and more.

What to Watch this Week: 'Snowfall,' 'Euphoria' Finale & more

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What to Watch this Week: 'Snowfall,' 'Euphoria' Finale & more

Welcome back to our weekly list of the best options to watch this weekend. This week might seem a bit slow in terms of new releases but there is still plenty worthy of your time. The start of something new often signifies the end of something else. This week ushered in fan-favorite Snowfall’s Season 5, but fans will also be saying goodbye to Euphoria’s Season 2 on Sunday, Feb. 27—so it’s safe to say that this is one hell of a week for television. The first two episodes of The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder are now available on Disney+, but if you’re looking for something to binge-watch this weekend, Race: Bubba Wallace hit Netflix this week and it’s a must-watch.

If you’re looking to watch something on the big screen, Cyrano, starring Game of Thrones’ Peter Dinklage, is hitting theaters this week. We’re not sure if that’s your cup of tea, but we’re just here to inform you about the latest so you’re in the know. The Omicron wave attempted to slow down moviegoers who were making their way back to theaters in droves thanks to Spider-Man: No Way Home and other titles. Last weekend’s releases Uncharted and Dog both opened to over $15 million (both films are also original and non-franchise titles), showing that things are slowly getting back to normal. The films’ box office performance is a good sign since there were just six weekends in the last two years that had two new releases grossing $10 million. The Batman is dropping next week on March 4, so there is so much more in store this year. For now, scroll down to see our choices for which new releases are worth watching this week, and be sure to come back next weekend for more.

'Snowfall' (Season 5)

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When: Feb. 23

Where: Hulu

Season 5 could be the best season of FX’s Snowfall, if they want it to be. The series, which has gained steam with each new season, saw Season 4 explode with all kinds of chaos and war, leaving most of Franklin’s foes by the wayside. Standing atop the mountain alone, Season 5 makes you wonder: How does one maintain power while everything around them is changing? Maybe Snowfall Season 5, which premiered with two(!) episodes on FX this week, will help us find out. —khal

'The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder'

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When: Feb. 23

Where: Disney+

A revival of the early 2000s Disney Channel series, The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder brings us back to the life of 14-year-old Penny Proud (Kyla Pratt) and her family of familiar crazy as they try to make their way through today. With Disney+ reviving and rebooting everything else, it’s dope that they took the time to take one of the better series made for and with African American audiences, especially one that many have remembered fondly in the 17 years since it ended. And for those wondering, not only do we have KeKe Palmer and Billy Porter making appearances in the series, but there will also be cameos from Lizzo, Jaden Smith, Brenda Song, and many more. —khal

'Race: Bubba Wallace'

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When: Feb. 22

Where: Netflix

I normally don’t give a damn about NASCAR or fast cars unless it’s regarding the Vin Diesel movie franchise or Bubba Wallace. Netflix has released a six-part series that will dive into the race car driver’s life both on and off the race track. The docuseries follows Wallace, who is currently the only Black driver in NASCAR’s Cup Series, and will look back on the events of 2020 amid the fight against racial injustice in the United States, and also follows the driver through his 2021 season and a changing NASCAR landscape. (In 2020, he successfully pushed NASCAR to ban the Confederate flag from its events! It was a shock to me to learn that was still allowed this late in the game.) 

Wallace has been using his fame, talent, platform, and his voice to change the sport from within, but he also opened up about his experience with depression in the docuseries, which is just as impactful. His story is what many athletes and people of color deal with in predominantly white spaces, and having this docuseries available on Netflix will allow more people to learn about Wallace and the struggles against injustices that many are still fighting against in 2022. —KR

'Euphoria' Season 2 Finale

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When: Sunday, Feb. 27

Where: HBO and HBO Max at 9 p.m.

Euphoria has had us glued to our TVs every Sunday for the past seven weeks straight. Fans had been anticipating the show’s second season since 2019, and man, it was worth the wait. Each episode of the Sam Levinson-created series was better than the last this time around. The cast also didn’t come to play. Zendaya, Sydney Sweeney, Nika King, Colman Domingo, Eric Dane, Maude Apatow, and the rest of the cast have delivered some of the most mesmerizing performances I’ve seen on TV in a long damn time.

So far, viewers have seen Rue hit rock bottom after relapsing at the start of the season, Cassie and Nate are found themselves in an entanglement, Fezco’s relationship is evolving, and she put on the most scandalous high school play that has ever existed. For the finale, things will finally hit a climax. The preview shows Maddy finally confronting Cassie for her relationship with her ex-boyfriend Nate, and Fezco and Ashtray’s fate is up in the air. If none of this makes sense to you, don’t fret. You have two days to catch up. You don’t want to be the only one who hasn’t watched what is undeniably one of the best shows of 2022.  —KR

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