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Crave on TELUS - May 2022


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Hope everyone's doing well and having a great spring! If you're not aware, the Crave + Movies + HBO package on Optik TV is amazing, and it's the easiest way to check out all the new must-see HBO and Showtimes series, amazing Crave originals, and of course the newest Hollywood blockbusters. While you wait for the next movie to drop, you can get caught up in the almost endless catalogue of classic HBO series like Billions, The Handmaid's Tale, and Game of Thrones. You can also watch everything via On Demand, and through the Crave app. How awesome is that?


Let's check out what great new stuff is headed our way in May, as well as what I'm currently watching!



Most Anticipated


The Staircase


Nothing beats a good thriller and if you're looking for a miniseries that'll have you on the edge of your seat throughout, look no further. Colin Firth and Toni Collette lead a solid cast in the nail-biting The Staircase. Based on a true story, this tale surrounds the harrowing true life story of famed writer Michael Peterson (Firth) who was convicted of murdering his wife Kathleen (Collette) after she was found dead in their home. As the authorities dig into his life further, they uncover a secret that may have been motive for the act itself...if he really did do it.



As I said, I love a good thriller series and when the cast is as renowned as it is here, you know it's going to make for a compelling watch. There are a ton of true crime docuseries and movies these days, so it takes something extra special to make something jump out at you, and this is it. Find out what happens when The Staircase streams on Crave May 5!



Currently Watching


Euphoria (Seasons 1 and 2)


There's a reason Euphoria is one of the most buzzworthy (and award winning) series as of late, and you can check out what everyone's talking about right now on Crave. Gorgeously shot, with important subject matter, this series is definitely worth your time. Starring Zendaya as Rue Bennett, Euphoria follows her and her friends as they navigate the complex struggles and pressures of present-day high school life. The cinematography is incredible, and the cast is top notch. There are some difficult topics presented here, but it's all very compelling.




A third season was greenlit recently, so you have time to catch up on the first two seasons. I found Euphoria hard to watch at certain points, as it really shows how hard things are for kids these days, even more so than when I was their age. It really portrays how overwhelming things can be for teenagers when it comes to the topics of drugs, peer pressure, and finding your way. Check out both seasons now on Crave, you won't be disappointed.




Let me know if you plan on watching something new or if there's something you're hooked on right now in the comments below!


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