ET Obsessions: ‘The Wine Show,’ ‘The Disaster Artist’ and More!
By Stacy Lambe
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Here at ET, we’re obsessed with a lot of things -- and here is what we’re most excited about this week:
Why We’re Obsessed With ‘The Wine Show’
Pour another glass because our favorite import -- Matthew Goode -- is back with a second season of The Wine Show, Sky Vision’s food and travel magazine series, which moves the action from Italy to the South of France. Available on in the U.S. on Hulu, the show became a favorite among viewers thanks to the bromance between Goode and co-host Matthew Rhys and their journey through the heart of Italy in search of tasty wine and lasting memories. Joining Goode (who also stars on The Crown season two) is James Purefoy, an equally English and handsome actor, who steps in for Rhys. This season, two hosts are tasked with finding a case of wine to match a six-course French lunch cooked by Stephane Reynaud. Rhys, meanwhile, checks in with an update on the latest wine-related gadgets, from the U.K.
Season two of The Wine Show is available to stream Dec. 1 on Hulu.
Why We’re Obsessed With ‘The Disaster Artist’
There’s no doubting James Franco is experiencing an artistic high. Following a standout performance on HBO’s The Deuce, he’s back with another unexpected turn in The Disaster Artist, which tells the inside story of the worst movie of all time, The Room. Talking with ET’s Carly Steel, Franco explains why the film provided the perfect opportunity for him to team up with his younger brother, Dave, onscreen: “I knew that I wanted to play Tommy and I wanted Dave to play Greg [and] that we would have the right dynamic for that.” The chemistry between the two brothers, who portray the film’s central friendship, does indeed carry the story from start to its disastrous finish.
The Disaster Artist is in theaters on Dec. 1.
Why We’re Obsessed With ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’
From the minds of Amy Sherman-Palladino and her husband, Daniel, comes a new Amazon series about a ‘50s housewife-turned-standup comedian. Starring Rachel Brosnahan and Alex Borstein, Mrs. Maisel is the TV creator’s first original series since Bunheads and her second venture with a streaming network following the limited continuation of Gilmore Girls on Netflix. While the show features all the earmarks of a Sherman-Palladino production -- rapid-fire dialogue, a female-centric story and lots of great music -- the homey, small-town feel of her pervious series has been replaced by two faces of the big city in the era between the Korean and Vietnam wars: the old-fashioned, status-seeking uptown and a bohemian, creative downtown. Brosnahan shines in her first comedy while Borstein finally gets her due after her almost-famous moment on Gilmore Girls.
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is available to stream Nov. 29 on Amazon.
Why We’re Obsessed With Meghan Markle’s Hallmark Movie
While there’s no shortage of royal fever following the engagement of Prince Harry to Suits star Meghan Markle, many people are still getting to know the woman who captured the longtime bachelor’s heart. While she’s made a name for herself on the USA legal drama, one of Markle’s biggest roles came in the Hallmark original movie, When Sparks Fly. A story about rekindled romance, it follows the traditional Hallmark staples with love lost, love found, a charming American town, a writing or journalism career, a kiss and a proposal. Why it’s not currently on repeat on the Hallmark Channel is beyond us -- except we totally understand why this Fourth of July-themed movie might jar with viewers’ desire to watch Christmas-themed films like Candace Cameron Bure’s Switched at Christmas -- but curious fans can buy on Amazon or iTunes.
Holiday Gift of the Week: Why We’re Obsessed With ‘Dunkirk’ on Vinyl
Easily one of the best original scores of the year comes from uber-composer Hans Zimmer, the man behind iconic soundtracks for Inception and The Dark Knight Trilogy. Teaming up, yet again, with filmmaker Christopher Nolan, the German composer delivers another chilling score for Dunkirk. “Hans’s unique score drives the visceral sense of action the film needs to put the audience right into the story, using images, sound and music,” Nolan said of Zimmer in a statement to ET. Released over the summer, the film continues to remain an awards season frontrunner as the score picks up some of the film’s earliest accolades with a nomination for a 2018 visual media GRAMMY award. The soundtrack is also available as a double vinyl set, making for a unique addition to anyone’s record collection.
The Dunkirk: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is now available from WaterTower Music.