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Another busy Friday in the world of streaming, the wait is finally over for fans of The Marvelous Mrs. Maiselas the pioneering comic tries to get its career back on track in Season 4. Apple Breakup takes a dark look at work-life balance in a sci-fi allegory. The last weekend of Winter Olympics starts with pair skating. RuPaul’s Drag Race gets her Dynasty with a parody soap opera challenge.

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First of the season

Things don’t look so wonderful for Midge Maisel (Rachel Brosnahan) as the long-awaited season 4 of the charming period comedy opens in 1960. The stand-up pioneer’s career has been derailed, her finances are under water, but jokes still fly fast and furious, culminating in a prank ride on Coney Island’s Wonder Wheel. Don’t miss it. (See the full review.)

Adam Scott as Mark Scout in Severance

First in the series

Some people can only dream of leaving their jobs behind when they return home. This sinister sci-fi allegory turns that dream into a nightmare, imagining a monolithic corporation whose employees have agreed to surgically separate their work from their outer “real” lives. Parks and recreation Adam Scott stars as office drone Mark Scout, caught in an existential impasse when his two worlds begin to blur. The nine-part series is a classic slow burn – the first two episodes drop Friday – morphing into a paranoid thriller that will have you begging for a second season. (See the full review.)

After the spectacular arrival of women’s free skating, Olympic Games move on to the short program in pairs in Figure skatinga centerpiece of primetime coverage, which also includes live coverage of the halfpipe final at Men’s Freestyle Skiing. (Skating can be streamed live on Peacock at 5:30 a.m. ET, also streamed live on USA Network, which airs men’s hockey semi-finals starting at 8:45 a.m./ET.) Other events covered during the day and evening on NBC, USA, CNBC, streaming live (with replay options) on Peacock, NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app include Men’s Speed ​​Skating and BiathlonTwo women and four men Bobsledthe team event Alpine skiing and Curling. For a complete list by sport of what to watch, where and when, go to nbcolympics.com/schedule.

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In the glamorous 1980s, many felt the shenanigans on Dynasty-the truth Dynasty, not the pale imitation of The CW – seemed like the next best thing to a drag fight. As a tribute, the Emmy-winning drag contest’s “Daytona Wind” episode puts the queens in shoulder pads worthy of Alexis (Joan Collins version) for a campy ’80s soap opera challenge. The guest judge is an LGTBQ activist Ts Madison.

  • the after party (streaming on Apple TV+): The comedic murder mystery comes to life as we enter the psyche of Zoë (Zoë Chao) for her replay of the fateful night. We already know “the good Zoë”, but we are about to meet “Fun Zoë” – the reason why she attended the meeting – “Stoner Zoë” (a side effect of Fun Zoë) and “Tiny Rage Zoë “. While trying to eavesdrop on her interview with Detective Danner (Tiffany Haddish), Aniq (Sam Richardson) and Yasper (Ben Schwartz) find themselves on the wrong side of a panic.
  • Lincoln’s Dilemma (streaming on Apple TV+): Just in Time for the Presidents Day Holiday, a four-part historical docuseries, narrated by Jeffrey Wright and featuring the voices of Bill Camp (as abraham lincoln) and Leslie Odom, Jr. (as Frederick Douglass), delves into the struggles of the 16th president to unify a nation divided by the institution of slavery he was destined to end.
  • Sneakerella (streaming on Disney+): enjoy reverse gender Cinderella the story of El (Chosen Jacobs), an aspiring sneaker designer from Queens who realizes his fairy tale dream after meeting Kira (Lexi Underwood), daughter of a basketball legend turned sneaker mogul (John Salley). Another new feature on Disney+: a second season of The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse.
  • space force (streaming on Netflix): A second season of the military comedy in space finds General Naird (Steve Carell) defending his fledgling program in front of a new Secretary of Defense (Tim Meadows) while dealing with budget cuts, Russian hackers and a girl (Diana Silvers) who is interning in the Space Force.
  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (streaming on Netflix): Leatherface returns to terrorize a new group of hapless youngsters in a reboot of the infamous cult horror film from 1974. Also back: Sole survivor of the 70s massacre, Sally Hardesty (now played by Olwen Fouéré ), who wants revenge.
  • Fall: the case against Boeing (streaming on Netflix): by Rory Kennedy A new documentary investigates corporate malfeasance that led to two fatal Boeing MAX 737 crashes in five months in 2018 and 2019.
  • The Cuphead Show! (streaming on Netflix): Beneath the streaming giant’s something for everyone mindset comes an animated buddy comedy series based on the video game.
  • Uprooted (streaming on discovery+): A three-part true-crime documentary series reveals new information about the unsolved 1986 death of a 19-year-old black man Keith Warren, found hanging from a tree in Silver Spring, Maryland. No autopsy or criminal investigation ensued after what was officially ruled a suicide, but Warren’s family never stopped searching for the truth.
  • NBA All-Star Celebrity Game (7 p.m. ET, ESPN): As part of the celebration surrounding Sunday’s NBA All-Star Game, celebrities are gathering at the Wolstein Center in Cleveland to show off their hoops skills. Among the star players: beginners Machine Gun Kelly (from Cleveland), Tiffany Haddish, rapper Jack Harlowmayor of cleveland Justin M. Bibb and instructor Peleton Alex Toussaintjoining five times Quavo and other guests including Single Matt James and country stars Kane Brown and Jimmie Allen.
  • Peril! Collegiate National Championship (8/7c, ABC): Find out who will advance to Tuesday’s final in the second round of the semi-finals.
  • Painting with Jean (11/10c, HBO): A second season of the meditative series, featuring the watercolors and daydreams of Renaissance man John Lurie, features Cowboy Beckett in the opening episode.
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