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The New Look Brings Haute Couture to Nazi-Occupied Paris

Plus: A new group of singles enter the Love Is Blind pods, Vince Staples riffs on his career as a rapper and actor, and more.
  • Ben Mendelsohn in The New Look (Photo: Apple TV+)
    Ben Mendelsohn in The New Look (Photo: Apple TV+)

    Looking for your next binge-watch, or just need to fill an hour? Welcome to Your Weekly Watch List, our curated collection of the best shows on television. Here's what to watch from Sunday, February 11 through Saturday, February 17.

    TV looks to real life for inspiration this week as The New Look dramatizes the rise of fashion designer Christian Dior amid the Nazi occupation of Paris, and The Vince Staples Show offers a semi-autobiographical take on Staples' experience as a rapper, actor, and producer. Meanwhile, Love Is Blind hits reset as a group of Charlotte-based singles enter the pods, Ghosts returns for another season of paranormal mischief, and more.

    The New Look

    Wednesday, Apple TV+
    *Our must-watch pick of the week

    If All the Light We Cannot See painted a dark portrait of Nazi-occupied France, The New Look gives this chapter in history a glow-up. Set amid World War II, the historical drama follows Christian Dior (Ben Mendelsohn), then a talented but relatively unknown fashion designer, as he grows his business while navigating life under German rule, something made even more complicated by his sister Catherine's (Maisie Williams) work as a resistance fighter. As Dior rises to prominence and becomes a leading figure in contemporary fashion, Coco Chanel's (Juliette Binoche) grip on her empire begins to slip, and she chooses to collaborate with the Nazis in hopes of maintaining her influence.

    Beyond juxtaposing Dior's and Chanel's journeys and the moral compromises each makes along the way, creator Todd A. Kessler spotlights many of their contemporaries, including Pierre Balmain (Thomas Poitevin) and Cristóbal Balenciaga (Nuno Lopes). Kessler plays up the rivalries and surprising friendships that emerge among this generation of designers, giving the 10-episode season a campy feel that suits the subject matter. And it should go without saying that The New Look is visually stunning, particularly when it comes to its costuming (Apple says the show was produced in collaboration with the House of Dior) and set design. Three uber-stylish episodes drop Wednesday, followed by one every week through early April.

    Love Is Blind Season 6 Premiere

    Wednesday, Netflix

    Welcome back to the pods. Once again, Nick and Vanessa Lachey lead a new set of singles — this time from Charlotte, North Carolina — through a dating experiment designed to test whether it's possible to remove the physical element and fall in love "sight unseen." As the participants grow closer, unexpected love triangles develop and jealousies take hold; later, that drama carries over into the real world as the newly engaged couples determine whether they're truly ready to get married in just three weeks.

    After a disappointing fifth season that ended in only one marriage, Love Is Blind Season 6 feels like a return to form for the Netflix franchise. The show remains as messy as ever, but the cast members are worth rooting for — and more importantly, none of them have dated in the past. Episodes will be released in batches over four weeks (with the first six premiering today), so be prepared to break down the Pod Squad drama every Wednesday.

    The Vince Staples Show

    Thursday, Netflix (Full Season)

    "Who the f*ck is Vince Staples?" Netflix's new comedy poses that very question, but it doesn't come as close to answering it as you'd think. Created by and starring Staples, the semi-autobiographical series centers on the daily adventures (or misadventures) of Vince, an up-and-coming rapper. While a small population in Long Beach, California are familiar with his music — like the gunmen who hold up the bank Vince frequents — he's not yet rich or famous enough to live the life he wants. As a result, he finds himself in all sorts of scrapes, including many of the criminal variety, that threaten to derail his progress in the industry.

    The Vince Staples Show emerged from Kenya Barris' former deal with Netflix (Barris serves as an executive producer), so viewers can expect the same blend of grounded comedy and over-the-top scenarios that characterized his previous work. Plus, at only five, 25-minute episodes, it makes for a breezy binge-watch that can be completed in a single sitting.

    Ghosts Season 3 Premiere

    Thursday, 8:30 PM ET on CBS

    After ending on a cliffhanger back in May, Ghosts will finally address one of its biggest mysteries: Which ghost was "sucked off" into the afterlife in the closing minutes of the finale? In the Season 3 premiere, Sam (Rose McIver), Jay (Utkarsh Ambudkar), and their spectral roommates set out to uncover what happened that night and establish a new normal without one of their pals. While the loss — if losing a character who's already dead can really be considered a "loss" — alters the dynamic within Sam and Jay's bed and breakfast, there's still plenty of work to be done on the property, and the couple end up going to battle with an owl as they attempt to turn the barn into Jay's new restaurant.

    Since its premiere in 2021, Ghosts has established itself as one of broadcast's most delightful comedies, and creators Joe Port and Joe Wiseman have given fans every reason to believe that Season 3 will continue down that path. (And for more teases about this season, check back Thursday night for a post-premiere interview with the Joes.) The CBS sitcom may not be as defeatist as the British series that inspired it, but given the dismal state of the world — not to mention American television — maybe that's for the best.

    If You Have...

    An Hour

    Tracker Series Premiere: Sunday, 10:00 PM ET on CBS (Post-Super Bowl)
    Resident Alien Season 3 Premiere: Wednesday, 10:00 PM ET on Syfy
    Young Sheldon Season 7 Premiere (Final Season): Thursday, 8:00 PM ET on CBS
    Blue Bloods Season 14 Premiere (Final Season): Friday, 10:00 PM ET on CBS

    An Evening

    Super Bowl LVIII: Sunday, 6:30 PM ET on CBS, Nickelodeon, and Paramount+
    The Housewife and the Hustler 2: The Reckoning: Monday, Hulu
    NCIS and NCIS: Hawai'i Season Premieres: Monday, 9:00 PM ET on CBS
    FBI, International, and Most Wanted Season Premieres: Tuesday, 8:00 PM ET on CBS
    Far North Series Premiere: Thursday, AMC+ and Sundance Now
    The Dynasty: New England Patriots: Friday, Apple TV+

    A Full Day

    Gospel: Monday–Tuesday, 9:00 PM ET on PBS and Streaming on PBS Passport
    Vigil Season 2: Thursday, Peacock
    Life & Beth Season 2: Friday, Hulu

    Up Next

    True Detective: Night Country Finale: Sunday, February 18 on HBO
    Constellation: Wednesday, February 21 on Apple TV+
    Avatar: The Last Airbender: Thursday, February 22 on Netflix
    The Second Best Hospital in the Galaxy: Friday, February 23 on Prime Video

    Claire Spellberg Lustig is the Senior Editor at Primetimer and a scholar of The View. Follow her on Twitter at @c_spellberg.

    TOPICS: The New Look, Apple TV+, CBS, Netflix, Ghosts, Love Is Blind, The Vince Staples Show