So you watched (and loved) Barbie: Now what?
It’s a Barbie world and we’re all just living in it
So there's this new movie called Barbie and it's kind of a big deal.
Barbie is a visual marvel, and the film's over-the-top performances and vibrance will leave you thinking about it for days afterwards. But what do you watch once the dust has settled?
Best in Miniature
You've heard about the Barbie Dreamhouse but what if you had the chance to create the house of your dreams — in miniature? How would you design it?
Enter Best in Miniature: If you appreciated the set decoration of Barbie, and its painstaking attention to detail, this is the show for you. Each season follows a group of miniaturists as they each attempt to create their dream house at a 1:12 scale.
Barbie's cast is stacked with A-list talent and one of the main Kens (yes, there are multiple Kens, including Ryan Gosling) is played by Toronto's own Simu Liu.
It's funny and it'll tug at your heartstrings when you least expect it — just like Barbie.
Barbie's aesthetic is brilliantly bonkers.
If you're in the mood for high energy and colourful comedy, look no further than Lido TV.
If Barbie's social messages resonate with you, this show also explores timely subjects with humour and heart.
One of the interesting themes in Barbie is how we are shaped by culture and consumerism, including the cartoons that were essentially program-length commercials to sell toys.
Stay Tooned is a documentary series that explores the history of cartoons and the impact they have had on society, hosted by the legendary voice actor Eric Bauza.
Plus, Barbie makes an appearance during one of the episodes.
One of the biggest themes in Greta Gerwig's film is sexism and how it impacts women's perceptions of themselves.
Maiden is a documentary that follows the story of Tracy Edwards, a British sailor who captained the first female team to enter the Whitbread Round the World Race (now called The Ocean Race).
It's an inspiring tale of a team of women who overcome barriers to excelling in a formerly male dominated world.
One of the great things about Barbie is its killer soundtrack.
From Billie Eilish to Dua Lipa, the movie is stacked with some serious musical heavyweights and the songs from the film are making waves in charts worldwide.
The soundtrack is spearheaded by producers Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt.
Among an impressive body of work, one of Ronson's best-known projects is Amy Winehouse's iconic album Back to Black, which he co-produced.
He features prominently in the documentary Amy, an exploration of the late singer's life.
Call the Midwife
It's safe to say that Barbie's cast is absolutely stacked.
Among them is British actor, writer and director Emerald Fennell, who is best known for writing and directing the Oscar-winning film Promising Young Woman. Fennell plays Midge, Barbie's best friend and an often-maligned character in the toy line's history.
Earlier in her career, Fennell had a role in British drama series Call the Midwife.
The show follows the trials and tribulations of nurse midwives working in the East End of London, U.K., in the 1950s. It's an often lighthearted drama that isn't afraid to touch upon serious issues like prejudice and the importance of local communities.
You can stream Call the Midwife right now for free on Gem.