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Julie Crabb's binge-worthy recommendations

Jason Sudeikis in "Ted Lasso."
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Jason Sudeikis in "Ted Lasso."

Julie Crabb is our Mom of Pop Culture who doles out TV and movie recommendations. She’s our regular guest on Friday mornings and is host of Green Cheese trivia.

GRAND RAPIDS — When it’s almost the end of March in northern Minnesota and you just got another dump of snow, hibernation and binge watching are sometimes necessary.

Julie Crabb joined Heidi Holtan and Scott Hall on Friday, March 24, with a host of ideas of what to watch this spring while the sap isn’t running, snow keeps falling and summer seems like a year away. As she put it, “I’ve made a concerted effort all winter long to stay inside.”

Here’s some of Crabb’s suggestions.

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  • John Wick Chapter 4 in theaters, 1-3 on HBO: “I’m not embarrassed at all. I love John Wick. The first movie was really fun.”
  • Ted Lasso on Apple TV: “Jump on this bandwagon. ... These are dropped one by one, but I can’t wait for the whole season, it’s that good.”
  • Top Chef Season 20 on Bravo or Peacock: “I can’t wait for all the episodes either also, that good.”
Melanie Lynskey has been nominated for an Emmy for her role as Shauna in the Showtime series <em>Yellowjackets</em>.
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Melanie Lynskey has been nominated for an Emmy for her role as Shauna in the Showtime series Yellowjackets.

  • Truth be Told on Apple TV, featuring Octavia Spencer: “A little dark but the causes she fights for on her podcasts are worth it and it exposes the dark side of life as we know it.”
  • Succession Season 4 on HBO: “A truly nasty, wealthy family where the writing is so good and the wit is so acerbic, you can’t help but hate every one of them.”

  • Yellowjackets Season 2 on Showtime: “High school girls soccer team goes to national championship, plane crashes in remote mountains. Very dark and exciting.”

  • Rain Dogs on HBO: “This one is British and dark and about another really terrible family that really love each other. The mother is problematic. Brilliantly funny.”
  • The Last of Us on HBO: “I’m a big fan of post-apocalyptic stories, in this one there’s an infection, they don’t call it a zombie. It’s an infection in the brain.”

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