A new year means new fun and entertainment! Here are some of the hottest new TV shows/movies to get into this year.

Three TV Shows 

The Bear 

Scoring an impressive 99% on Rotten Tomatoes, “The Bear” is a new Hulu series about a talented young chef, played by Jeremy Allen White (“Shameless”, “Iron Claw”) who finds himself back in his hometown of Chicago because of a death in the family. He is tasked with running his family’s small sandwich shop while navigating the harsh realities of everyday life. 

“The Bear” is a critically acclaimed series, dominating the Emmys and Golden Globes in both 2023 and 2024. With season one and season two now streaming on Hulu, season three is currently in the works. 


“Succession” is an HBO series that tells the story of the Roy family, the owners of a multi-million dollar media conglomerate. The patriarch of the family’s health is declining while his children fight for control of the company. Starring Jeremy Strong, Keiran Culkin and Sarah Snook “Succession” has won a total of 32 awards, including 19 Emmys and nine Golden Globes. Although concluding in 2023, Succession remains a top choice for viewers, taking home six Emmys in 2024. 


“Griselda” is a brand new limited series starring Sofia Vergara (“Modern Family”), as the real life crime boss, Griselda Blanco. Earning an impressive 87% on Rotten Tomatoes, “Griselda” is a must-watch if you’re a fan of true crime. “Griselda” is currently streaming on Netflix. 

Three Movies


“Wonka” (2023) is the second adaptation of the cult-classic children’s film, “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” (1971). Starring Timothee Chamalet (“Dune”, “Beautiful Boy”), “Wonka,” tells the story of Willy Wonka from his early life to the events of the original film. One of the biggest hits during the 2023 holiday season, “Wonka” is a must-see. 

American Fiction 

“American Fiction” (2023) is a drama-comedy that tells the story of Thelonious “Monk” Ellison, a novelist who is fed up with the establishment that profits from black stereotypes in entertainment. To rebel, he writes a ridiculous book with over-exaggerated stereotypes and offensive tropes using a pen name, unintentionally writing a bestseller. Monk is left to balance his stressful life and his false identity. Starring Jeffrey Wright, Sterling Brown, John Ortiz and Erika Alexander “American Fiction” is nominated for 5 Oscars. 

The Iron Claw 

“The Iron Claw” (2023) tells the tragic story of the Von Erich brothers, one of the WWE’s most prominent wrestling families. It’s a powerful film that shows the ugly side of a glamorous life in the limelight. With an A-list cast of Zac Efron, Jeremy Allen White, Holt McCallany and many others “The Iron Claw” was a huge success upon its release. “The Iron Claw” is currently streaming on HBO Max and still playing in theaters. 

So many new great shows and movies to check out this year. Better get started on your newest binge!

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