What’s New on Paramount+

Here is a list of television shows and movies that have made their way onto the Paramount+ streaming service over the past few weeks. From new seasons of fan-favorite television shows to the long-awaited arrivals of classic films, Paramount+ has added new content that can appeal to anyone. 

1. “ICarly” Season 3

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The third season of the iCarly reboot premiered on June 1. There had been a lot of anticipation surrounding this season before its release, as Carly (Miranda Cosgrove) and Freddie Benson (Nathan Kress) finally get together in a romantic relationship. In the original iCarly seasons, viewers know how far in love Freddie was with Carly, so to see them finally working towards a healthy and successful relationship 10 years later is heartwarming for older viewers. However, being an adult is never easy and the official synopsis of Season 3 says “Adulting continues to be complicated for Carly and her friends,” according to Collider

New episodes of “iCarly” are released weekly on Thursdays on Paramount+. You can watch the “iCarly” Season 3 trailer here. 

2. “Love ALLways” 

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TikTok star Lexi Paloma sheds new light on dating shows with the premiere of “Love ALLways.” This show is a pansexual take on well-known dating shows that have been around for a while, specifically “The Bachelorette.” Seven men and Seven women are competing for Paloma’s love as she works with two matchmakers to find the right person for her. While it seems fun and like a cool spin on the original shows that have influenced the game, a lot of drama and tension seem to arise throughout the journey. It’s safe to say this is a wild roller coaster for Paloma as she searches for her one true love. 

New episodes of “LoveALLways” are released weekly on Fridays on Paramount+. You can watch the “Love ALLways” trailer here

3. “Dirty Dancing” (1987)

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This classic finally made its way to Paramount+ on June 1. The story follows Baby (Jennifer Grey) throughout her summer away from the Peace Corps with her family. While anticipating a fun summer with all sorts of plans, she lands in a boring, disappointing resort with her parents. Things begin to spark though, as she crosses paths with the resort’s dancing instructor, Johnny (Patrick Swayze), as he chooses her as his dance partner. While her parents attempt to forbid her from seeing such a spontaneous and seemingly bad influence, Baby works even harder to be able to follow the love that’s growing between her and Johnny. Time ticks as summer is coming to an end and her and Johnny’s biggest dance is approaching at the end of it. 

“Dirty Dancing” is available to stream on Paramount+.

4. “Ex on the Beach” Season 5

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This is another dating show that has released a new season, and this one is arguably one of the messiest. A group of contestants (eight women and eight men) is on a journey to find love on an island, but what dating show is ever that easy? To mix things up, each of the contestant’s exes is planted on the beach at different times to stir things up. Some of the exes are there to mend the relationship they once had with the contestant but some are there to get revenge on their exes, too. 

All episodes are currently streaming. You can watch the “Ex on the Beach” Season 5 trailer here

5. “Warrior Women with Lupita Nyong’o”

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Black Panther” star Lupita Nyong’o leads this documentary telling the tale of “the Agoji, from the Kingdom of Dahomey in present-day Benin,” according to The Guardian. The Agoji was an all-female army, similar to the one Nyong’o’s character Nakia was a part of in “Black Panther,” called the Dora Milaje. Throughout the documentary, Nyong’o is surprised at the resemblances that this real-life army had to the film that she starred in, from mantas to the prominence of panthers in the real army’s influences. It uncovers the obstacles African women have had to undergo in many different decades and why that makes them even more powerful than what is depicted through stereotypes and untold history. It’s a surprising, empowering and insightful documentary that anyone can learn from. 

““Warrior Women with Lupita Nyong’o” is currently streaming on Paramount+.

6. “Stomp the Yard” (2007) 

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After the murder of his brother, Duron (Chris Brown), DJ Williams (Columbus Short) moves from Los Angeles to attend an HBCU called Truth University in Atlanta, Georgia. Right away, Williams meets and is instantly attracted to April Palmer (Meagan Good) and wants to learn more about her. But later on, when his roommate, Rich (Ne-Yo), brings Williams to join a stepping competition with Rich’s fraternity, Theta Nu Theta, against their rivals, Mu Gamma Xi, it is revealed that Palmer’s boyfriend, Grant (Darrin Henson), is on the opposing team. The rivalry is extremely intense but becomes even worse as time goes on due to the common love interest. The movie follows the journey of conflict, an attempt at avoiding crime and Williams finding passion through dancing as he fights his way to earn Palmer’s love. 

“Stomp the Yard” is now available to stream on Paramount+.

7. “My True Crime Story” Season 1

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This VH1 series is narrated by the rapper Remy Ma. It’s a docu-series that follows different stories of people getting mixed up in crimes but making the most out of it and turning negative to positive. An example of this is being involved with drugs but later working to help recovering addicts after getting caught. It’s a show that sheds light on criminals and former criminals. It works at amplifying their voices and telling viewers that criminals are also people that make mistakes that can be turned around. 

All episodes of “My True Crime Story” season 1 are currently streaming on Paramount+.

By Amena Ahmed

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