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‘Loki’, ‘In the Heights’, ‘Flack’ and more streaming debuts this week | Couch surfing | Orlando

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Streaming premieres not to be missed

Premieres Wednesday: Awake – The whole world suffers from insomnia and none of our electronic devices works anymore in a thriller that knows how to scare its target audience. After it’s over, you’ll just eat Space Force out of gratitude! (Netflix)

Freshly Fried and Crispy – Harden your arteries on a cross-country search for the finest fried delicacies America has to offer. Your host is Daym Drops, the food reviewer who is a sensation on YouTube. And soon, WebMD. (Netflix)

Loki – OK, he technically died at the beginning of Infinity War. But Thor’s cheeky half-brother is back anyway thanks to an alternate timeline. Or a bug in the multiverse. Or sunspots. Or so. This new series shows how Loki is all about us and wreaking havoc on important events in Earth’s past. Hey, do you remember when the guy who made Zelig was a big deal? That must have been an alternate timeline as well. (Disney +)

Vanderpump Dogs – Learn The Similarities Between Pet Adoption And Online Dating In A New Reality Series That Is Not Scary At All! (Peacock)

Premieres on Thursday: The Biggest Race – The only thing I wanted to attribute to the virus was the cancellation of the Olympics. But we’re going to have to endure them in a few weeks anyway, so you can get ready for this 2008 documentary portrait of Michael Phelps and the rest of the men’s swim team, too. Among the priceless archival footage: Phelps’ abandoned Wheaties commercial, which he reiterates by repeatedly claiming that he starts every day with a bowl of “that sweet, sweet cheeky”. (Peacock)

Infinite – Mark Wahlberg plays a diagnosed schizophrenic who learns that his alleged delusions are actually flashbacks to his previous lives. Come on feel the vibration! (Parent +)

Trese – Detective Alexandra Trese makes the leap from comics to a six-part anime series in which she competes against the supernatural creatures responsible for Manila’s criminal underworld. Episodes are available in three languages: English, Filipino, and whatever Matthew Perry is speaking now. (Netflix)

Friday premieres: Flack – The second and final season of the shabby British drama is finally falling, giving Anna Paquin’s PR agent character a new bunch of celebrity clients to clean up after. How bad are the skeletons in your closet? Well, one of them is Sam Neill, and this guy is the real antichrist! (Amazon Prime)

In the Heights – Music theater snobs are already howling with rage at the songs that were left out in this feature film adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s pre-Hamilton work. Listen, Man in Chair: I survived “Bushel and a Peck” being cut out of Guys and Dolls. So you can live without “Sunrise”, understand? (HBO-Max)

Lupine – In episodes 5-10 of the France-produced Suspense series, the lovable cheater Assane Diop (Omar Sy) continues his quest for revenge for his father’s death, with a beloved literary figure as inspiration. Good thing it wasn’t Madeline, because with that little hat he would never have made a fool of anyone. (Netflix)

Zenimation Season 2 – Discover a new collection of images from classic Disney films strung together with no dialogue. Yes, I always thought Pocahontas would have been better if it hadn’t been heard. (Disney +)

Premieres Tuesday: Headspace: Unwind Your Mind – The makers of the most famous relaxation app in the world bring us an interactive animated special full of tools for maximum relaxation. There’s even a bedtime story to help you fall asleep. “My name is Madeline. You killed my father. Aaaah, that’s nice. Good night. (Netflix)

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