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This weekend I’ve … a half-hour and a toddler.
‘Rolie Polie Olie’
When to observe: Now, on Disney+.
Should you like your kids’s reveals on the gee-whiz healthful facet, it’s exhausting to beat the darling “Rolie Polie Olie,” about just a little robotic dude who lives in a teapot home and inhabits a world the place each object is anthropomorphized. The sofa, the door, the solar — all people smiles on Planet Polie. The present first aired on the Disney Channel in 1998, and now 5 (of six) seasons are streaming. One be aware of warning: The present’s bouncy theme tune — “howdy! … howdy! hurray! … hurray!” — will sadly be caught in your head for the remainder of the times you wander this earth.
… an hour, and I like sports activities documentaries.
‘All or Nothing: The Toronto Maple Leafs’
When to observe: Arrives Friday, on Amazon.
The “All or Nothing” documentary franchise turns its consideration to hockey for the primary time, having coated soccer, soccer and rugby groups the previous few years. Narrated by Will Arnett, the present follows the Maple Leafs in the course of the 2021 season, so it’s about Covid and coping, too; along with the assorted on-ice dramas, the present additionally consists of what occurs when everybody on the workforce wants a haircut. Should you’ve been candied in “Ted Lasso” syrup and wish a break, however you continue to crave the general vibe of being with a workforce by means of a season, watch this.
… many, many hours and a chocolate babka.
When to observe: Arrives Friday, on Netflix.
“Seinfeld” has come and gone from streaming platforms earlier than. Now all 9 seasons have made their method to Netflix, so we will all yada yada yada anew. The characters’ prickliness and distaste for pointless social rituals really feel apt for our justly embittered current day, and plenty of episodes nonetheless really feel completely present — aside from one factor. Some “Seinfeld” episodes clock in at a full 23 minutes, however most present community comedies are nearer to 19 minutes lengthy, and typically even shorter; that’s a giant distinction when it comes to rhythm and pacing, and the extra episodes you binge, the extra noticeable it turns into.