New This Week on DVD, July 6, 2021

 Nova: Picture A Scientist (TV-14)

Women make up less than one-quarter of the amount of people employed in STEM, and the number is even smaller for women of color. Starring Craig Sechler

 Nature: Sharks Of Hawaii (TV-PG)

Nearly 40 species of shark live in the warm waters of Hawaii’s volcanic islands, including white tip reef sharks, Galapagos sharks and tiger sharks. Starring Scott Brick

 Defending Jacob: The Complete First Season (TV-MA)

The limited drama series is a gripping, character-driven thriller based on the 2012 New York Times best selling novel of the same name by William Landay. An assistant DA’s world is shattered when his beloved son gets charged with murder. Starring Chris Evans, Michelle Dockery, Jaeden Martell 

 Hetty Feather (NR)

The show follows young foundling Hetty who lives in a Victorian foundling hospital and faces daily battles against matron Bottomley and gang leader Sheila. Hetty makes friends and discovers untold stories and truths about her past as she searches for her real mother. Starring Isabel Clifton, Polly Allen, Dasharn Anderson 

 Christmas Tears (NR)

Story of 3 best friends hitting rock bottom on Christmas Eve. The toll it takes on their family and the chooses they make leads them on a magical day that they will never forget. A film of hope, faith, love and family. This film is a tear-jerk-er, one you’ll never forget. Starring Jonni Albetta, Anayka, Julie Bender-Day 

 Kung Fu Masters Of The Zodiac: Season 2 (NR)

Welcome to 12 Zodiac Way! This is a story of the twelve animals of the Chinese Zodiac like you’ve never seen them before! Come journey with us to a charming little town called Fortune Valley, where the twelve animal-totems now associated with the Chinese lunar calendar spend their days frolicking merrily, often joining together to pursue a host of colorful projects and plans. This tale unfolds around the one spot in town where the action never stops-that’s Zodiac Way. Our twelve animals each take on roles designed to help their community flourish, assuming such varied posts as town sheriff, blacksmith, doctor, innkeeper, and noodle-maker extraordinary. Being the lively and imaginative lot that they are, these neighbors tend to turn day-to-day activities into one-of-a-kind adventures. A number of them employ formidable kung fu skills to aid them in the daily round, but at times their antics can prove to be a real handful for the peace-loving townsfolk of Fortune Valley! The Valley is a magical place hidden away in a mountain range that has been undisturbed for centuries. Since coming to reside there, The Twelve have added immeasurable zest to daily life in that locale. The streets are now filled with laughter, and good-natured hijinks abound. These twelve friends have not only brought to the town a new kind of energy, but most importantly, they are teaching the denizens of Fortune Valley to be strong and to persevere, even in the face of hardship. No problem is too big or too small for the twelve key inhabitants of Zodiac Way, and they’re always willing to go that extra mile to help someone in need. Starring Paul ‘Maxx’ Rinehart, Toni Thompson, Justin J. Wheeler

 The Magic School Bus Rides Again: Season One (TV-Y)

Ms. Frizzle and her class along with an inventive high-tech bus that invites children on high-flying hijinks that introduce the incredible world of science. Starring Mikaela Blake, Gabby Clarke, Birva Pandya 

 Backstrom: Series 1 (NR)

Unscrupulous and arrogant murder detective Evert Bäckström finds himself with the hardest case he ever had when a skull pierced with bullet holes is found on an uninhabited island in the archipelago. Starring Kjell Bergqvist, Agnes Lindström Bolmgren, Livia Millhagen 

 No Activity: Season 2 (TV-MA)

Two low-level cops who have spent too much time in a car; two criminals who are kept in the dark; two dispatch workers who haven’t really clicked; and two Mexican tunnelers who are in a small space considering they’ve only just met. Starring Patrick Brammall, Sunita Mani, Tim Meadows 

Synopsis by IMDB. 

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