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STREAM SPRING BREAK: 5 NEW SHOWS YOU’LL LOVE BINGING FROM HOME

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Tampa’s beautiful beaches and energetic nightlife have thousands of tourists flocking to the Bay yet again – but if you’re looking to stay away from all the spring break crowds, you’ve got some great options for in-home entertainment. Tune in for one of these five awesome new shows and enjoy your own cozy spring break from the couch.

Lupin

Following the dashing Omar Sy, who starred in The Intouchables, the engaging French series Lupin serves up a new take on the titular gentleman thief. Set in Paris, the story draws you in with an ambitious heist plot a la Ocean’s 11 and offers a compelling revenge narrative on the side. You’ll cruise through this one at the same hectic pace as the action.

We Are: The Brooklyn Saints

Released on Netflix at the end of January, We Are: The Brooklyn Saints offers a nuanced take on the football docuseries. Directed by Rudy Valdez, who won an Emmy for his 2018 documentary The Sentence, this short-but-sweet series follows a youth football program in East New York, drawing out the importance of community and belonging. Refreshingly, the four 50-minute episodes give less attention to the outcome of games and more to the people involved, and how they develop strength through challenge.

WandaVision

When WandaVision launched on Disney+ in January, it marked an exciting renaissance of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and it should jump to the top of the watch list for any fans of the Marvel Comics superheroes. This big-time production pulls out all the stops and features a fun cast that includes Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch), Paul Bettany (Vision), Kathryn Hahn, and Kat Dennings. Cleverly playing with black-and-white versus color, nostalgic television, and new technology, WandaVision gives you plenty to see.

Bridgerton

For a delightful change of pace, check out Bridgerton on Netflix, a period drama featuring bold costumes and characters, set in Regency England. Dame Julie Andrews narrates the drama as Lady Whistledown, and that should be reason enough for you to listen into the gossip. The first season features eight hour-long episodes, but if you get through those quickly, don’t worry: another season is on the way.

Pretend It’s a City

Do you ever ask yourself: Is anyone more cynical than I am? Why do I feel so conflicted about cities? Does anyone else think this thing is weird? If so, you’ll love the musings and meanderings of Fran Lebowitz and Martin Scorsese in Pretend It’s a City, directed by Scorsese himself. It turns out, you may not be that opinionated after all!


Looking for more things to do in and around Tampa? Check out the Olympus Harbour Island blog for tips on places to eat, play, and relax in town.

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