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How Much Watching Time Do You Have This Weekend?

‘Good Grief’
When to look at: Now, on Sundance Now.

In Season 1 of this New Zealand comedy, the sisters Ellie (Eve Palmer) and Gwen (Grace Palmer) inherited a funeral dwelling and its quirky staff, which the extra uptight Ellie began to embrace however the extra free spirited Gwen bristled at. In Season 2, Gwen has tried to sow her wild oats as a D.J. in Bali, and she or he returns dwelling with a contemporary, if not at all times welcome, perspective.

“Grief” clearly has the makings of a tragic present, however it’s way more “take a look at all these lovable goofballs; life is brief, however now we have enjoyable” than “behold the limitless chasm of unhappiness, a darkness so dense no mild can escape; demise is coming.” Season 2 is streaming now and in addition airs weekly on IFC beginning on Aug. 17.

‘Recipe Misplaced and Discovered’
When to look at: Friday, on Discovery+.

There’s an episode of “Pals” during which Phoebe’s grandmother’s secret cookie recipe seems, after a lot agonizing, to be the Nestlé Toll Home recipe, printed on the bag of chocolate chips. “Recipe Misplaced and Discovered” is kind of that, in its most gentle and well-meaning type. In every episode, the chef and meals anthropologist Casey Corn meets with a household that’s making an attempt to reconstruct a beloved however misplaced recipe, after which Corn units out to be taught in regards to the dish and its cultural influences earlier than superb everybody along with her recreations. It’s a captivating premise, even when the episodes made obtainable for assessment all appear to hinge on apparent, eminently Googleable components.

‘State of Happiness’
When to look at: Now, on Amazon (Season 1 solely) and Topic (Seasons 1 and a pair of).

This Norwegian drama (in Norwegian and English, with subtitles) begins in 1969, and its characters are linked to the rising oil trade, as divers, as secretaries, as executives, as farmers in peril of exploitation. Anna (Anne Regine Ellingsaeter) is our Peggy Olsen, straddling class and tradition divides to forge a method within the enterprise world.

“State” lands proper between “Name the Midwife” and “For All Mankind,” exhibits about drive and social change, with no actual villains however many good costumes. There’s additionally a refreshing lack of twists or schtick; all of the power and urgency of the present come from relatable human conduct. Unbelievable! In case you favored “Deutschland 83,” the latest season of “Borgen” or PBS exhibits during which younger folks maintain lambs and fall in love on lush inexperienced landscapes, watch this.

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