You’re in for a Treat! Here’s Everything We’re Looking Forward to This Week

Wakanda Forever movie poster, It's One of Us book cover, The Love You Save book cover, still from Pamela: A Love Story documentary

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Whether you’re in the mood for something thought-provoking, interesting, or lighthearted, you’ll find it this week.

The days might finally be getting longer (translation: the sun is now setting after 5 p.m.), but with gnarly weather still on the forecast in many parts of the country, staying in looks like the top activity in the days ahead. We’ve got just the thing to help you pass the time: our curated list of the best movies, books, and TV shows coming out this week.

As always, there’s a little bit of something for everyone. From a heart-pumping thriller to a heart-warming comedy, you’ll find it on this list. There are also some highly anticipated movies and a poignant memoir. Plus, by the time you make it all the way through the list, the worst of the week will be over. Then it’s smooth sailing onto the weekend!

What to watch, read, and listen to this week

Pamela: A Love Story (Jan. 31)

After the blockbuster Pam & Tommy Hulu series, which Anderson slammed for re-traumatizing her, the actress is finally taking control of her narrative and telling her story. Using archival videos and personal diaries, the Netflix documentary traces Anderson’s path from small-town girl to international bombshell.

The Love You Save: A Memoir by Goldie Taylor (Jan. 31)

Taylor’s memoir, which was named a Good Morning America Best Book of January, is described as I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings meets Educated. The journalist and author’s first memoir tackles race, class, and gender and recounts how Taylor was left by her mother to live with her aunt in East St. Louis.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (Feb. 1)

The Oscar contender is landing on Disney+ this week, whether you want to see it again or catch it for the first time. The sequel is just as action-packed and funny as the first Black Panther movie while still being heartfelt and offering a poignant portrayal of grief.

It’s One of Us by J.T. Ellison (Feb. 2)

The self-proclaimed “thriller chick” (a title we wholeheartedly agree with) and bestselling author’s latest novel trends a little toward the domestic thriller subgenre, meaning it’s packed with both mystery and emotion. Olivia and Park Bender have been doing rounds of IVF with no success, and it’s been taking a toll on their marriage. But Olivia’s world gets turned upside down when she finds that, due to a sperm donation in college, Park is the father to multiple children — and one of them is suspected of murder. 

80 for Brady (Feb. 3)

Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda, Rita Moreno, and Sally Field star in this movie about a group of friends (and huge Tom Brady fans) who decide to splurge on Super Bowl tickets so they can catch their beloved Brady in action before he retires. Think of it like Girls Trip meets Golden Girls: The friends get into all sorts of funny hijinx along the way.