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Wondering What To Watch This Weekend? ‘Willow‘ Is Finally Here

We made it — it’s officially December, and you all know what that means: it’s time to get busy. We’re talking shopping, baking, planning and all the other things that typically go hand-in-hand with the last month of the year. You know, the stuff that leaves you so exhausted by the weekend that you just want to chill with a good movie or TV show on your favorite streaming service.

And that’s where we can help. We, too, value the art of lounging around with a few fictional friends after the party winds down or the groceries are done. So, we’re here with some December recommendations that go beyond another Christmas movie.

Looking for some suggestions on what to stream and watch this weekend? From the debut of Willow to an interesting new documentary about one of the world’s wealthiest men, here’s everything we’re checking out for the weekend of December 2 to 4.


1. Branson

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Filmmaker Chris Smith is taking a deep dive into the life and times of Sir Richard Branson and we’d be kidding ourselves if we didn’t admit that we’re slightly intrigued. After all, doesn’t everyone want to see how the rich and famous actually live outside of the office? This four-part doc follows the man over seven decades and includes interviews with those who know him best — including Branson’s wife, Joan.

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2. Irreverent

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Looking for an off-kilter new drama to get into? This 10-episode Australian series revolves around a Chicago criminal (Colin Donnell) who goes on the run following a job gone wrong. When he winds up in a small northern Australian town, he finds the ultimate disguise as the local church’s reverend.  


3. Willow

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The anticipated TV follow-up to Ron Howard’s 1988 fantasy film of the same name is finally here, reuniting Warwick Davis with the title role after nearly three-and-a-half decades away. In this series, he and a cast of new characters embark on a dangerous mission to rescue Princess Kit’s (Ruby Cruz) twin brother, putting themselves in danger every step along the way.


4. Slow Horses (s2)

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The second season of this dramatic thriller drops this weekend, continuing the story of a misfit group of MI5 intelligence agents who are trying to prove their salt after career-ending mistakes. At the helm of this gang is Jackson Lamb (Gary Oldman), who leads the team back on the field when ancient Cold War secrets resurface. The show’s first season (which is currently available to stream in full) is based on the first book in Mick Herron’s Slough House series. This season continues with the second book, Dead Lion.


5. Three Pines

FRIDAY DECEMBER 2

Louise Penny’s novels come to life in this Prime Video adaptation, which shot in Quebec’s Eastern Townships and brings the story of Inspector Arnot Gamache (Alfred Molina) to a worldwide audience. Two new episodes drop weekly until the December 23 finale, introducing viewers to the small, fictional French-Canadian town of Three Pines. There’s a weekly whodunnit to solve, along with an overarching mystery that tackles the very real issue of missing Indigenous women… and the police officers who historically refused to treat their disappearances seriously.

Rewind: What We Were Watching and Streaming the Weekend of November 25 to 27

It’s the weekend, and we all know what that means: time to decompress after another long work week with all of our favorite fictional pals. Especially this weekend, now that the Thanksgiving holiday is finally here. Whether you’re looking for something to unwind with after all of that tryptophan or you just want something fun to throw on during your extra day off work, we’ve got you. Take one look across all of your streaming services, and you’ll see tons of great shows and movies to hunker down with this weekend.

We’re checking out the new Guardians of the Galaxy holiday special for sure, but we’re also ready to chuckle with Trevor Noah and his latest standup special. Meanwhile, the wild story of how the world’s most famous male strip club came to be is here with a dramatized take, and Criminal Minds returns to our screens with an updated story and premise nearly three years after its series finale.

Looking for some suggestions? Read on to see what we’re watching and streaming for the weekend of November 25 to 27.

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1. Welcome to Chippendales

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The wild, real-life story of how the world’s most famous male strip club came to be gets the dramatized treatment in this limited series. Kumail Nanjiani stars as Steve Banerjee, the Indian immigrant who conceptualized and founded the club in pursuit of the American dream. But when someone else tried to snatch it from him, crime and murder followed. Murray Bartlett, Dan Stevens, Annaleigh Ashford, Robin De Jesús, Andrew Rannells and Juliette Lewis also star.


2. Trevor Noah: I Wish You Would

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The comedian’s third stand-up special delivers more of that signature observational Noah style, as the personality tackles everything from politics to takeout food. The Toronto-shot show filmed last October when Noah was in town, just days after he revealed he’s stepping down from the Daily Show.


3. Echo 3

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Luke Evans and Michiel Huisman team for this thriller about a brilliant young scientist (Jessica Ann Collins) who goes missing near the Colombia-Venezuela border. Her husband and brother team up to find her against all odds, unraveling international intrigue and a secret war in the process. The entire film shot in Colombia last year and hails from the mind of Academy Award winner Mark Boal (The Hurt Locker).


4. Shaq

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Nowadays, all the basketball greats are getting docuseries about their lives and contributions to the sport, so why not Shaq? This four-part series comes on the heels of projects like The Last Dance and They Call Me Magic and goes in-depth into the life and times of Shaquille O’Neal. The man sits down to tell stories and offer more insights into his life, plus there’s footage and accounts from those who know him best.


5. Criminal Minds: Evolution

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The BAU is back, but they’re all a little worse for wear following the pandemic. Two years after CBS cancelled Criminal Minds, it returns in a new, highly serialized format at Paramount Plus, where returning team members take a deep dive into the case of Elias Voit (Zachary Gilford). The mastermind murderer amassed an entire cross-country team of serial killers during stay-in-place orders, and now they’re acting out their deepest, scariest fantasies.


6. The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 25

Director James Gunn is back to helm this holiday movie for MCU fans everywhere. In it, the Guardians return for a special mission: to find Peter Quill the best present ever. Of course, their definition of the best present is different than most, which is why their main target is Kevin Bacon. The actor plays a heightened version of himself, which only adds to the overall cheer, while Borat star and Oscar nominee Maria Bakalova also joins in on the fun.


Rewind: What We Were Watching the Weekend of November 18 to 20

Over the next few days, we’re getting into the holiday spirit early with the new Ryan Reynolds and Will Ferrell comedy, Spirited, which is just the latest take on Scrooge. But we’re also feeling holiday nostalgia with the premiere of the A Christmas Story sequel, the aptly named A Christmas Story Christmas.

Add in the anticipated Enchanted sequel, Disenchanted, which promises to be fun for the whole family, the more adult comedy The People We Hate at the Wedding, and a new Jesse Eisenberg and Claire Danes comedy, and there’s plenty to laugh with this weekend too.

Looking for some suggestions? Read on to see what we’re watching and streaming for the weekend of November 18 to 20.

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1. A Christmas Story Christmas

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Everyone knows what’s old is new again, and movies are no exception. Enter this continuation of a classic Christmas movie that everyone knows. A Christmas Story Christmas features the return of the original, pole-licking A Christmas Story gang, only now they’re all grown up. Follow Ralphie (Peter Billingsley) as he returns to the house on Cleveland Street to give his own children the kind of Christmas he had growing up.


2. Fleishman Is in Trouble

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Divorce is hard… divorce when your ex-wife leaves you with the kids as soon as you’re finally ready to start dating again? Well that’s just next level. It’s also the entry point to this new comedy from Taffy Brodesser-Akner based on her 2019 novel of the same. The project stars Jesse Eisenberg and Claire Danes as the couple in question, with Lizzy Caplan and Adam Brody also starring in supporting roles.


3. Disenchanted

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Have you ever wondered what happens after “happily ever after?” Or maybe you just really miss the world of this fairy tale come to life. Either way, the anticipated sequel to the 2007 film is finally here. In it, Amy Adams reprises her role as Giselle, an animated princess who finds herself alive in the real world. The storyline picks up with her and Robert (Patrick Dempsey) in the suburbs with a new baby, where Giselle learns all about mean girls in the form of Maya Rudolph.


4. Spirited

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Ryan Reynolds and Will Ferrell in a reimagining of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is the gift no one asked for, but it’s here just the same. This singing adaptation goes off the rails almost immediately, and maybe that’s the point. Whether you’re a fan of their comedy, a completist who needs all the Scrooge in your life, or just kind of interested, you can invest two hours and seven minutes of your time in the farce beginning this weekend.


5. The People We Hate At the Wedding

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There’s no drama like wedding drama to set off family members, but director Claire Scanlon is ready to use that to full comedic effect with the premiere of this film. Based on the book by Grant Ginder, this one stars Allison Janney, Ben Platt and Kristen Bell as siblings who do their best (and fail miserably) to put aside their tensions in the week leading up to their half-sister’s wedding.


6. Elton John Live: Farewell From Dodger Stadium

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Six-time Grammy winner Elton John is dropping the mic with this weekend’s final North American performance, but just because you didn’t secure a ticket to the shindig doesn’t mean you can’t participate. Disney is streaming the concert in full, live from Dodger Stadium where John first shot to fame in front of a live crowd all those years ago. The three-hour concert also features special guests and memorable moments, which any proper send-off deserves.


Rewind: What We Were Watching the Weekend of November 11 to 13

This weekend, in between catching up with some of the best war movies in time for Veterans Day, we’re pumped for the debut of Sylvester Stallone’s very first TV role in the new series Tulsa King from the creator of Yellowstone. Speaking of, Yellowstone also returns this weekend with its fifth season, unrolling plenty of high-stakes Dutton drama.

For the brunch lovers out there, Schitt’s Creek star Dan Levy is also back to dish out a new culinary competition. At the same time, Emily Blunt heads up a gritty new period western, and David E. Kelley unveils his latest police drama.

Wondering what to watch this weekend? Read on for ideas on what to stream for the weekend of November 11 to 13.

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1. The Big Brunch

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If you love that meal between breakfast and lunch and want to see how others do it right, Dan Levy’s new series is your (meal) ticket. The competition series features ten chefs going head-to-head to create the best brunches around — but there’s a twist. Not only do these meals need to be delicious, but they must also unify in some way. At stake? A delicious $300,000 prize. Catch the first three episodes this weekend, and don’t forget to pour yourself a mimosa.

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2. The Calling

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If you’re a fan of David E. Kelley’s dramatic stylings then be sure to add his latest incoming series to your watch list. This eight-episode offering is based on The Missing File by Dror A. Mishani and revolves around a spiritual detective (Jeff Wilbusch). The crime solver’s methods are put to the test, however, when a routine investigation takes an unexpected twist. Karen Robinson and Michael Mosley also star.


3. The English

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This six-part co-production with the BBC is violent and gritty, and hey — that may just be your thing. If you need more details, The English is an 1890s-set western starring Emily Blunt as a woman on the hunt for revenge on the man responsible for her son’s death. It all hails from the mind of writer-director Hugo Blick (The Honourable Woman).


4. Mammals

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11

If you like six-part British series but want something a little lighter than vengeful cowgirls, James Corden has made his way to Prime Video for this dark comedy about marriage and how to maintain it. The late-night host plays a Michelin-starred chef whose marriage begins to crumble when he learns some unsavory truths about his wife. No word on whether she bans him for bad manners.


5. Mythic Quest (s3)

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11

F. Murry Abraham is out, but everyone else on the cast is in when this workplace comedy returns for a third season. The show picks up following the Season 2 finale, in which half the videogame developers left to start their own company. Now, we get to see the fallout in all its hilarious glory.


6. Tulsa King

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13

If you ever thought to yourself just how cool it would be to see Sly Stallone play a New York mafia captain, then you probably should have been the one to pitch this new series from Yellowstone creator Taylor Sheridan. The gritty drama marks Stallone’s first scripted TV-starring role, proving that even in his 80s this guy is up for anything.


7. Yellowstone (s5)

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13

The Duttons are back for a fifth season of politicking, and the action picks up right away — with John Dutton being sworn in as Governor of Montana. We have no doubt he’ll settle into his new role quite quickly, making bold moves to squash (and anger) his rivals along the way.


Rewind: What We Were Watching the Weekend of November 4 to 6

Now that Halloween viewing is over, we’ve entered that weird transitional period between scary viewing and a zillion feel-good Christmas movies. And while we love a good holiday rom-com or small-town story as much as the next person, we’re excited to dig into a few new comedies this weekend to lighten the mood.

At the very top of our list is the anticipated Weird Al Yankovic biopic, which is exactly the hilarious, inaccurate biopic you’d expect from the king of spoof. We screened it at the Toronto International Film Festival, and we’ve been counting the days until we could watch it again.

This weekend also marks the debut of Randall Park’s new workplace comedy Blockbuster, a 10-episode series revolving around the very last Blockbuster store in existence. We also plan to tune into former Saturday Night Live star Chris Redd’s new stand-up special, which airs just days after he was attacked outside of the Comedy Cellar in New York.

Are you in the mood for some more dramatic viewing choices? There’s always John Cena’s political thriller (yes, you read that right), which is now streaming. Jennifer Lawrence also has a new drama about grief and healing to check out, and Harry Styles take over the top role in this weekend’s streaming debut of My Policeman.

Need some suggestions on what to watch and stream this weekend? Read on for our top picks for the weekend of November 4 to 6.

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1. The Independent

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Jodie Turner-Smith stars as a green journalist who discovers a major conspiracy involving a U.S. Presidential candidate in this political thriller from writer Evan Parter and director Amy Rice. What she does with that information and whom she trusts it with could change the course of the election — and the country. The impressive cast also includes Brian Cox, Luke Kirby, Ann Dowd and John Cena


2. Blockbuster

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Randall Park heads up the cast in this new workplace comedy from creator Vanessa Ramos about the last Blockbuster store in existence. Over 10 episodes, his character, Timmy, does everything he can to keep his store and employees afloat, often with comical results. Melissa Fumero stars as Timmy’s high school bestie and unrequited crush, while JB Smoove joins in a special guest-starring role as Timmy’s current best friend and landlord.


3. Chris Redd: Why Am I Like This?

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Conan O’Brien executive produces this stand-up special from former SNL star Chris Redd, who takes a deep dive into therapy, mental heath and living his life like a music video to comedically figure out why he is the way he is. It’s the comedian’s first big stand-up special on a streamer, so there’s a bit of pressure for it to do well.


4. Causeway

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4

Jennifer Lawrence and Brian Tyree Henry team for this dark drama about grief and healing. Lawrence’s Lynsey character is the entry point as a US soldier who suffers a traumatic brain injury while fighting in Afghanistan. But as she struggles to adjust to her new life at home, it’s Henry’s James character and his own grief that help to bring her through.


5. My Policeman

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4

This queer story about three young people living in 1950s England during a time when gay relationships were illegal features Harry Styles in what may be his biggest role yet. He is the “policeman” in question, at any rate, one who develops relationships with an art curator (David Dawson) and his sister’s friend (Emma Corrin). The story flashes from past to present, where the much-older trio is played by Linus Roache, Gina McKee and Rupert Everett. The Michael Grandage film is based on Bethan Roberts’ book of the same name.

6. Weird: The Al Yankovic Story

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4

Put on your best “Polka Face” and maybe make yourself a “My Bologna” sandwich, because the anticipated Weird Al biopic, starring Daniel Radcliffe in the leading role, is finally here. This film is meant to be a parody of other musical biopics that twist the truth for dramatic effect, and was co-written by Weird Al himself. The premise was inspired by director Eric Appel’s Funny or Die video and co-stars Evan Rachel Wood as Madonna and Rainn Wilson as Al’s mentor, Dr. Demento.  


Rewind: What We Were Watching the Weekend of October 28 to 30

The last weekend before Halloween is here, so you know that in between parties, perfecting our costumes and eating boxes of candy, we’ve got plenty of spooky movies and TV shows lined up to watch. After all, if you can’t indulge in all of your favorite horror movies this weekend, when can you get your fix?

Of course, we’re also adding some new projects to our viewing lists this weekend, like the debut of the British thriller The Devil’s Hour and Zach Cregger’s debut horror film, Barbarian, which is getting all kinds of rave reviews. On a less scary front, we’re also into the second season of White Lotus and a new doc featuring jazz legend Louis Armstrong.

Need some suggestions on what to watch and stream for the weekend of October 28 to 30? Read on for our top picks.

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1. Barbarian

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If you’ve been wondering what the fuss over Zach Cregger’s debut horror film is all about, this weekend is your chance to see for yourself. Horror fans have been buzzing about Barbarian for weeks now, noting its jump scares and unexpected plot twists. Critics, meanwhile, have named it one of the best horror movies of the year. Georgina Campbell stars as a woman named Tess who learns the house she’s rented is already occupied by another renter (Bill Skarsgård). Rather than booking it as fast as she can, she stays, only to encounter a terrifying monster within.

  

2. Tales of the Jedi

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Two of the Star Wars universe’s most fascinating side characters, Ahsoka Tano and Count Dooku, take center stage in the franchise’s latest animated entry, which debuted earlier this week. The bite-sized stories (each episode runs anywhere from 15-20 minutes) are all standalone installments, although if you watch them in the order listed, they do make chronological sense.

  

3. The Devil’s Hour

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28

Are creepy British dramas with a haunting twist kind of your thing? You might want to check out this thriller starring former Doctor Who Peter Capaldi and Jessica Raine. The story (by creator Tom Moran) revolves around a woman who awakes at 3:33 a.m. every night with terrifying visions. But when her name appears in connection with a string of brutal murders, the answers to her insomnia begin to emerge.

  

4. Louis Armstrong’s Black & Blues

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28

This in-depth doc is a must-see for any jazz lover as it delves deep into the life of Louis Armstrong — one of the founding fathers of jazz. The Sacha Jenkins-directed flick includes the man’s musical inclinations, of course, but it also showcases how he became an important figure during the Civil War and the civil rights movement, inspiring generations in the process.

  

5. The White Lotus (s2)

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30

After a long wait, the second season of Mike White’s award-winning anthology series is back, this time with a (mostly) new cast and a larger body count to keep track of. This year’s social commentary-infused whodunnit (or whodiedinit?) breaks down gender roles and tackles sexuality in brand new ways, all while bringing back the one and only Jennifer Coolidge as her Emmy-winning character, Tanya.

  

Rewind: What We Were Watching the Weekend of October 28 to 30

October is chugging along, and now that many of those vibrant leaves have fallen off the trees, it’s time to head inside and chill with some of our favorite fictional friends. We always love classic Halloween movies around this time of year, and this month in particular, we’ve added some underrated horror movies to our lives.

But our beloved streaming services are also pumping out many other TV shows and movies that appeal to all tastes. Do you like spooky documentaries? There’s a new reality experiment on Netflix streaming this weekend for you. Looking for a sketchy laugh? Let’s welcome back Amy Schumer together. Want something a little scarier but serialized? A new season of American Horror Story may be what you need.

If you’re looking for some suggestions on what to watch and stream for the weekend of October 21 to 23, we’ve got you covered.

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1. American Horror Story: NYC

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Like previous editions of this anthology franchise, the 11th season has been top secret until this week. Sure, we knew the cast — Joe Mantello, Billie Lourd, Zachary Quinto, Sandra Bernhard, Russell Tovey, Leslie Grossman, Charlie Carver, Isaac Powell, Denis O’Hare and Patti LuPone — but that’s about it. Now that the first two episodes are finally available to stream though, that all changes. This year AHS heads back to 1981, begins with the murder of a gay man, and follows a closeted detective tackling the case. In the spirit of Ryan Murphy, that’s all we’ll say about it for now.

  

2. Inside Amy Schumer

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It’s been six years and many headlines since Amy Schumer starred in a season of the show that made her a household name. So for lingering fans, there are some pretty high expectations heading into Season 5. Early critics seem mixed on what Schumer presents this time around, but for fans of the comedian who miss her hot takes on feminism and internet culture, this weekend is looking up.

  

3. One of Us is Lying (s2)

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The murder club is back, and no matter how much the kids at the center of this story think the death toll is capped, it’s just getting started. Based on Karen M. McManus’ New York Times best-selling novel of the same name, this show picks up immediately following the message from Simon Says. This year the stories also promise to get even darker, so if you plan on bingeing all eight episodes this weekend, maybe add a comedy in there for good measure.

  

4. 28 Days Haunted

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If watching other people get scared is in your wheelhouse, we’d like to introduce you to this new reality experiment. The show follows four teams of paranormal investigators who sign up to last 28 days in one of the most haunted locations in America. Judging from the trailer alone, this one is either going to scare the crap out of you or make you pee your pants at the participants… one of whom seems to want to fight a ghost.

  

5. The Peripheral

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If you were a fan of Westworld and appreciate shows based on popular books, consider checking out this sci-fi series from creators Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan, based on William Gibson’s novel. The Peripheral stars Chloë Grace Moretz as Flynne Fisher, a woman with a sick mother and a flailing career. So when she’s given an experimental VR device and the chance to change her life, she takes it. However, when reality and VR begin to collide, Flynne realizes she may have signed up for more than she can handle.

  

6. Raymond & Ray

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Ethan Hawke and Ewan McGregor bring star power to Apple TV+’s latest film from writer/director Rodrigo García. The pair play half-brothers who reunite following their estranged father’s death. When they discover his final wish for them was to dig his grave, themes of connection, discovery and love kick in.

  

Rewind: What We Were Watching the Weekend of October 14 to 16

This weekend we’re obviously watching the new Halloween movie, Halloween Ends. But we’re also checking out the anticipated new Barney documentary, which delves into the dark side of that famous purple dinosaur. Ryan Murphy, meanwhile, has a haunting new series that may finally make us forget about Jeffrey Dahmer for a hot minute, and there’s also the debut of Charlie Hunnam’s new TV series, Shantaram.

Need some suggestions? We’ve got you. Read on to see everything we’re watching and streaming for the weekend of October 14 to 16.

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1. I Love You, You Hate Me

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For a children’s character that was designed to inspire love, Barney the purple dinosaur sure created a lot of hate. Maybe it was that signature song that’s still stuck in our heads, or perhaps the world really is just a toxic place. Whatever you believe, this headline-generating documentary digs into it all with interviews from those involved at the time.

  

2. The Watcher

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The next project under Ryan Murphy’s overall Netflix deal might not revolve around cannibalistic serial killers, but it looks just as creepy. The Watcher is loosely based on a true story of a family who was terrorized by anonymous letters after they moved into their home. Naomi Watts and Bobby Cannavale head up the star-studded cast, which also includes Mia Farrow, Jennifer Coolidge and Terry Kinney.

  

3. Halloween Ends

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Laurie Strode is ready to end things with Michael Myers once and for all. Jamie Lee Curtis returns for the final movie in director David Gordon Green’s trilogy, and given how bloody the previous installments have been, we’re expecting more of the same. If you’re a completist or just want to see how this stacks up to the other 12 films in the franchise, definitely check it out.

  

4. Lord of the Rings: The Power of the Rings

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Whether you’ve been watching this prequel on the weekly release schedule or waiting for the entire show to become available, this weekend is monumental because it’s when the first season wraps. Catch up on all eight episodes now and take a deep dive into the origins of those rings of power, then rest assured knowing more epic stories are around the corner now that the show has kicked off production on Season 2.

  

5. High School

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If you’re a Tegan and Sara fan or just so happen to be into angsty coming-of-age stories, add this series from director and writer Clea DuVall to your list. The show is based on the sisters’ high school biography and takes place in Calgary. There, Railey and Seazynn Gilliland play the famous twins and Canadian music icons.

  

6. Rosaline

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There is no end to the Shakespeare adaptations in the world, but this modern period piece certainly offers up one of the more unique twists. The story revolves around sidelined Romeo and Juliet character Rosaline, played here by Emmy-nominee Kaitlyn Dever. The comedic retelling examines the classic play through her eyes, with plenty of modern references and twists.

  

7. Shantaram

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Charlie Hunnam is back on a bike, only this time it’s to bring Gregory David Roberts’ semi-autobiographical novel to life. In this series, Hunnam plays Lin, a heroin addict who escapes jail and reinvents himself as a doctor in Bombay before getting involved with the criminal underworld in Afghanistan.

  

8. She-Hulk: Attorney at Law

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Emmy-winner Tatiana Maslany wraps her first season as the green female superhero this week, so if you’ve been waiting to catch up on this MCU series, this weekend would be a fine time. All nine episodes, including cameos and Easter eggs, are now available to stream at Disney Plus. Catch up now, then join the conversation as we all await word on a potential Season 2.

  

Rewind: What We Were Watching the Weekend of October 7 to 9

This weekend we’re checking the reimagining of a classic horror figure, as well as a new spooky Marvel character to dissect. It’s not all ghosts and ghouls, however. This weekend there are real-life horrors to check out, like another Jeffrey Dahmer project and the dramatized retelling of the Broberg kidnapping.

Looking for ideas on what to watch as the wind picks up and the temperature drops? Here’s what we’re watching and streaming for the weekend of October 7 to 9.

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1. A Friend of the Family

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This dramatized miniseries captures the harrowing true story of the Broberg family, whose daughter was kidnapped multiple times by a “friend” of the family. The reality behind the story makes it all the more horrifying, but a standout cast, including Anna Paquin, Jake Lacy and McKenna Grace, certainly doesn’t hurt.

  

2. Catherine Called Birdy

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Lena Dunham directs this period piece, based on the award-winning children’s book by Karen Cushman. It revolves around a teen named Lady Catherine, a.k.a. “Birdy” (Bella Ramsay, Game of Thrones), whose family is desperate to marry her off. But when the vilest suitor of all arrives, her relationship with her father (Andrew Scott, Fleabag) is tested. The comedy premiered this past September at the Toronto International Film festival to rave reviews, giving us hope for Dunham as a director yet.

  

3. Conversations With a Killer: The Jeffrey Dahmer Tapes

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If you finished Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story (a.k.a. Netflix’s most-watched series of all time) and want to know more about the famous serial killer behind Ryan Murphy’s scripted project, the next season of Conversations With a Killer delivers. In it, we learn more about the actual man who murdered men and ate some of his victims, as told by the killer himself.

  

4. Hellraiser

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The latest take on Pinhead that you didn’t know you needed is here to kick off the month of Halloween in a newly imagined way. Here Jamie Clayton (Sense8) stars as the prickly character, while Goran Visnjic plays a billionaire trying to summon Cenobites and Odessa A’zion plays a young woman struggling with addiction. Naturally, both of the former characters come into Pinhead’s territory, with all the pleasures and pains that go with it.

  

5. The Problem With Jon Stewart (s2)

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The former Daily Show host (no, not Trevor Noah) returns for a second season of his satirical series this weekend. In each in-depth episode, Stewart tackles some of the world’s most tiring problems and tries to unite people to manifest genuine and actual change. He may use his signature humor to do it, but there’s a reason this guy has been on our TV screens for as long as he has: he continues to charm the pants off of us.

  

6. Werewolf by Night

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Marvel’s latest one-off (for now, anyhow) may leave you howling. This Michael Giacchino-directed special revolves around Jack Russell (Gael García Bernal), a werewolf with supernatural abilities. Some believe this special could be the introduction to another Marvel comic, the Midnight Sons, but for now, we’re just calling it appropriate spooky viewing given this month’s Halloween festivities.

  

Rewind: What We Were Watching the Weekend of September 30 to October 2

This weekend there are a few Halloween-themed movies and TV shows to check out. Those include the anticipated Hocus Pocus sequel, a new teen horror flick and the debut of an Interview With The Vampire remake. Not into the scares? There’s also a downright glitzy drag variety show to check out starring a ton of notable queens.

Of course, it’s not all tricks and treats. This weekend we’re also watching the buzzy Marilyn Monroe flick Blonde, featuring Ana de Armas as the famous performer. Zac Efron is also on our screens this weekend since we plan on streaming his latest film involving beer and the Vietnam War.

Looking for some ideas on what you can chill out with this weekend? Read on to see everything we’re watching and streaming for the weekend of September 30 to October 2.

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1. Blonde

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Ana de Armas deserves all the flowers anyone is willing to throw at her for this film, which has been a decade in the making. She transforms into the late performer with every scene and will probably earn an Oscar nomination for the role. While we can’t say we were as into the actual story of this movie or the way it was shot, it’s worth checking out for Armas’ performance alone (even if you only pop in and out during the nearly three-hour runtime).

  

2. The Greatest Beer Run Ever

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Zac Efron, Russell Crowe, Bill Murray and Viggo Mortensen are just some of the recognizable names starring in this dramatized film. It’s based on a guy named Chickie (Efron) who leaves New York to track down his buddies in Vietnam with some brews to pick up their spirits. However, once he gets there, he faces war’s very real and not-so-celebratory realities.

  

3. Hocus Pocus 2

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It’s been 29 years, but the Sanderson Sisters are back for this anticipated sequel. Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy reunite as the famous, youth-seeking witches. Only this time, we learn a lot more about their origins. This updated take is still about sisterhood, but it also introduces a new one between three best friends, played by Whitney Peak, Lilia Buckingham and Belissa Escobedo.

  

4. My Best Friend’s Exorcism

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This comedy-horror from director Damon Thomas is based on the book by Grady Hendrix and may be just the thing for families with older kids (or those who like coming-of-age stories) this weekend. It revolves around two best friends who face their biggest friendship challenge yet when a demon takes up residence in one of their bodies.

  

5. Huluween Dragstravaganza

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Fans of RuPaul’s Drag Race (or even fans of drag in general) definitely won’t want to miss this extravagant Halloween special featuring Kesha and several of the popular reality show’s most beloved contestants. Follow along as Monét X Change and Ginger Minj enter a haunted alternative reality where they must host a variety special — or else. Joining them for all the fun are drag icons Lady Bunny, Mario Diaz, Selena Luna and Jackie Beat.

  

6. Interview With the Vampire

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Anne Rice’s popular novel (which once inspired an entire movie thirst trap starring Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt) is back, only this time in TV form. The eight-episode series (which has already been renewed for a second run) stars Sam Reid as Lestat and Jacob Anderson as Louis. According to the young stars, this show digs even deeper into these characters than the books or novel ever did.

“We’re looking at a much broader scale,” Reid told reporters, including SPY during a Television Critics Association panel. “I love what Tom Cruise did as Lestat, and I think he should be loved and remembered for that role. I’m never trying to touch that. It’s a huge honor to take on this extraordinary part created by Anne, but we are doing a different show. We are actually looking at all of her books. So it is a different feeling than what that 1994 film did.”

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Rewind: What We Were Watching the Weekend of September 24-26

Okay, okay, so we missed a couple of weekends. We can’t be the only ones trying to get into the September swing of things, though, can we? The good news is we’ve finally got our schedules together and are back with some hot TV and movie recommendations to stream this weekend. If you’re like us and looking to grab some downtime with your favorite streaming service (or considering which streaming services with a free trial to check out next), we’ve got you covered.

This weekend is all about checking out buzzy titles like the new Star Wars TV series Andor or Ryan Murphy’s killer new drama, Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story. There are also a few comedies on our radar, including a rom-com starring Kaley Cuoco and Pete Davidson. Add in a Sidney Poitier doc and a coming-of-age story about a 16-year-old female rapper, and there’s more than enough fare to stay inside with all weekend long.

Want to know what you should watch this cool fall weekend? Read on to see what we’re watching and streaming for the weekend of September 24-26.

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1. Reboot

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Tired of all the crappy reboots taking up space on your TV screens? Or maybe you’re just into meta shows that aren’t afraid to make fun of themselves. Whatever your stance on TV’s latest trend, we’re here to tell you this show will improve your weekend. Essentially, it’s a show about a show trying to get back together for a revival, and the characters are just as messed up as you’d think. It hails from Modern Family co-creator Steve Levitan and stars an impressive cast. That includes Judy Greer, Keegan-Michael Key, Johnny Knoxville, Paul Reiser, Rachel Bloom, Krista Marie Yu and Calum Worthy. The first two episodes dropped earlier this week, with single weekly installments to follow each Tuesday.

  

2. Andor

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The prequel series no one knew they needed is here to further expand the Star Wars universe over at Disney. The show takes place five years before the events in Rogue One and traces the rise of Cassian Andor (Diego Luna) — hence the title. K-2SO fans will be pleased to know Alan Tudyk also returns as the droid. The first three installments of the 12-episode run hit Disney+ on Wednesday, and so far, we’re going to say the franchise did a good thing by pulling back on the Mando and Skywalker of it all to focus on other areas of the universe.

  

3. Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story

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Netflix threw a whole bunch of money at Ryan Murphy to produce must-see TV, and that alone is an incentive to see how his latest project stacks up. Dahmer is the dramatized retelling of the notorious killer, which fits right in with the current true-crime trend. It also features recurring Murphy players Evan Peters as Dahmer and Niecy Nash as his neighbor, Glenda Cleveland, which is another reason to stream if you’re a fan. It’s not an easy watch and some episodes are better than others, so if you’re determined to get through all 10 installments, you might want to put on a pot of coffee.

  

4. Meet Cute

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If you loved Groundhog Day, we’re here to tell you this movie doesn’t compete. However, it does feature a similar premise, and as far as rom-coms go, it’s an interesting twist. The main reason to check this flick out though, is its stars: Kaley Cuoco and Pete Davidson. She plays a woman who continually goes back in time to relive a perfect first date, and he’s the schmuck who doesn’t realize his life is being tampered with.

  

5. On the Come Up

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We highly recommend Sanaa Lathan’s directorial debut if you love coming-of-age stories but want something new. We caught the Love & Basketball star’s film at the Toronto International Film Festival, where everyone raved about newcomer Jamila Gray’s performance as 16-year-old rapper Bri. The film traces her come up following her legendary father’s death, and it’s filled with powerful messages about self-acceptance, family and friendship. It also features a killer soundtrack and epic rap battles, which is half the fun.

  

6. Sidney

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If you were wondering why Oprah and Cher were posing for photographs on red carpets together earlier this week, it was for the premiere of this new documentary. The film traces the legendary Sidney Poitier, who died earlier this year. It features a ton of archived footage and interviews with prominent Black actors like Denzel Washington, Halle Berry, Spike Lee and Morgan Freeman. Director Reginald Hudlin uses it all to trace Poitier’s life and career while highlighting his accomplishments as an artist and activist who changed what it means to be Black in America.

  

Rewind: What We Were Watching the Weekend of September 2-5

This weekend we’re streaming the return of our beloved animated series Rick & Morty and Steve Carell’s latest serious TV gig, The Patient. The highly anticipated Lord of the Rings prequel also makes its debut this weekend, and to be honest, we’re curious what all the buzz is about. On the doc front, we can’t forget about the salacious Armie Hammer documentary that’s been making headlines ahead of its premiere, nor the in-depth investigation about the Boston Marathon bombing that promises to showcase those events in a new light.

Need some suggestions as you plot out your last weekend of summer? Read on to see what we’re watching and streaming for the long weekend of September 2-5.

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1. The Patient

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Steve Carrell in a serious role? You bet. And if you ask us, it’s a little meatier than his work in The Morning Show. The FX series kicked off earlier this week and is now available to stream on Hulu. In it, Carrell plays a psychotherapist with plenty of problems of his own. However, his biggest hurdle now comes from a patient played by Domhnall Gleeson — a serial killer who decides the best way to bond with his doc is to kidnap him.

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2. The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power

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Lord of the Rings fans have been waiting for years for this moment, so it’s surreal that it’s finally here. The first two episodes drop Friday to transport us back to Middle Earth, roughly 3,000 years before the books and films take place. The series is all about the forging of the Rings of Power (hence the title), how they were distributed and why they were ultimately (mostly!) destroyed. There’s a five-season plan in place for this show and a giant budget, so the expectations on how well it should do are… well, let’s just say they’re higher than Mount Doom.

  

3. Honk For Jesus, Save Your Soul

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Regina Hall and Sterling K. Brown are the power comedy couple we didn’t know we needed in our lives, so we’re thanking the heavens for this godly film. The mockumentary follows the former leaders of a megachurch in the aftermath of a scandal. As they try to repair the damage and climb back to the top, the cameras capture their every eccentric move, showing us all who they are underneath the gospel and the prayers.

  

4. House of Hammer

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It’s no secret that 2020 was not a stellar year for Armie Hammer. For several months he became the unexpected center of scandalous news stories that included allegations of sexual abuse, cannibalism and more. In the end, he dropped out of projects like Shotgun Wedding with Jennifer Lopez and limited series The Offer. Now, Discovery+ is shedding more light on the story with this three-part doc that includes interviews with victims who claim they have hard evidence. If you’re interested, catch the series this weekend before reading the headlines on Monday.

  

5. Rick and Morty (s6)

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One of our favorite twisted animated adult offerings is back for a sixth season, so naturally, we’re making big plans to stream the first episode this weekend. In the first episode back, the Smiths deal with last season’s fallout and Rick and Morty are stranded in space, floating in the remnants of the citadel.

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6. The Murders Before the Marathon

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After journalist Susan Zalkind lost a friend in the Boston Marathon bombing, she spent years following paper trails linking bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev to another ghastly murder. This murder (a triple homicide, to be exact) occurred in 2011, and Zalkind wants to know why no one, including main suspect Tsarnaev, was ever charged. Had he been apprehended back then, could the marathon bombing have been prevented? Was there enough evidence to stop him? These are the questions this series attempts to answer.

  

7. Ted Lasso

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In 2020, Ted Lasso made Apple TV+ a streaming service worth having. And although some feel it stumbled a bit creatively in its second season, the comedy still has a whopping 20 nominations heading into this month’s Emmy Awards. That means if you’ve been meaning to watch Jason Sudeikis do his positive Polly thing but haven’t gotten around to it, now is as good a time as any. It’s the perfect binge for the last weekend of summer because it will leave you on a high. Or, at the very least, it will remind you of the power of positivity… and a good pun.

  

Rewind: What We Were Watching the Weekend of August 26-28

This weekend we’re itching to watch Sylvester Stallone’s new movie, as well as the third and final season of Jason Momoa’s Apple TV+ series See. Add in a new animated show starring Aubrey Plaza and Danny DeVito, plus the controversial Mike Tyson dramatized doc, and there’s something for everyone.

Need some suggestions? Read on to see what we’re watching and streaming for the weekend of August 26-28.

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1. Welcome to Wrexham

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Most people bought extra toilet paper or cheesy poofs during the pandemic. Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney bought a struggling Welsh soccer team without meeting each other. Now, we all get to see how that played out. This series tracks the social media friends as they meet in person for the first time and plot to bring their new team some much-needed glory. Will they succeed? Who knows. But whenever Ryan Reynolds is involved, you know it’s going to be a show that doesn’t take itself too seriously.

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2. The End is Nye

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If you’ve ever watched any kind of disaster movie, you’ve probably noticed that a good chunk of the time, the really bad stuff happens when those in power ignore the smart scientists. That fact isn’t lost on Bill Nye (yep, “the science guy”), who is here to tackle that issue with his new series. In each episode, he explains in-depth potential global catastrophes (like hurricanes or volcano eruptions) and how we can prevent them… if we pay attention to the science of it all.

  

3. House of Ho (S2)

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The Ho family is back, and from the first look, the Vietnamese family is still living the American Dream in Houston. The second season promises more family drama, a new engagement and some new characters who add their own storylines to the mix. This family may have a ton of cash at its disposal, but if the second-season trailer is any indication, they face many of the same problems regular old Americans do.

  

4. Little Demon

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Have you ever wondered what would happen if Aubrey Plaza and Danny DeVito got together and had a kid? No, of course you haven’t. But now you will with this animated series. In the show DeVito plays Satan (yes, that Satan), who returns after being an absentee father to his teen daughter (voiced by DeVito’s real-life daughter, Lucy DeVito). Of course that doesn’t bode well with the girl’s mother Laura (Plaza), and hilarity — as they say — ensues.

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5. Mike

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Is there a sports figure more polarizing than Mike Tyson? That’s probably up for debate, but for now his life story is certainly intriguing enough for creators to devote an entire TV series to it. The eight-episode dramatized take stars Trevante Rhodes as the soft-spoken, ear-munching boxer, with Russell Hornsby on board as Don King and Li Eubanks as Desiree Washington (the beauty queen Tyson assaulted and raped in 1991). Tyson has slammed about the series, claiming Hulu stole his life story. But to be honest, that makes us want to check it out even more.

  

6. Samaritan

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Need more Sly Sty in your life? Then definitely add his latest action flick to your docket this weekend. Even though Sylvester Stallone is 76 years old, he’s still showing everyone who’s boss as the legendary vigilante Samaritan in this flick. Although he’s in hiding when we first meet him, a city on the brink of chaos and a passionate 13-year-old boy named Sam Cleary (Javon “Wanna” Walton) eventually convince him to come out of retirement. And that’s when the real fun starts.

  

7. See (S3)

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The third and final season of Jason Momoa’s post-apocalyptic series (in which the entire world is blind) hits Apple TV+ this weekend. The second season ended with Momoa’s Baba Voss character winning a battle against his brother, then ditching his wife and kids to wander solo in the woods. He’ll be called back this year when a scientist develops a new sighted weapon that could threaten humanity, because we all know no one protects the tribe like Baba Voss.

If you haven’t yet caught the series, one of the cool things about it is that it employs many blind or low-vision people both onscreen and behind-the-scenes. Interested in catching it from the beginning? The first two seasons are also available to stream now.

  

Rewind: What We Were Watching the Weekend of August 19-21

This weekend we’re taking our new obsession with Apple TV Plus to the next level with its latest murder show, but we’re also super curious about Alison Brie’s new film. Add in the oh-so-anticipated premiere of a certain Game of Thrones spinoff series and there are lots of projects to fire up.

Need some suggestions? Read on to see what we’re watching and streaming for the weekend of August 19-21.

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1. She-Hulk: Attorney At Law

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After months of anticipation, Tatiana Maslany’s turn in the MCU finally hits the streaming service. Hulk’s cousin, lawyer Jennifer Walters, inherits his raging abilities following a life-saving blood transfusion. Now, she’ll need to balance her straight-edged love of the law with her newfound powers, all while adjusting to a world that holds superheroes to a higher standard.

Early reviews are critical of the CGI and the first episode in general, but those who have ventured further into the series following this week’s premiere promise the show gets better as it goes on. It’s also worth noting this series features the return of Charlie Cox as Daredevil, in an updated suit and everything.

  

2. Bad Sisters

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Apple TV Plus’ latest dark comedy has a murderous edge, which is also the main plot that will hook you in this weekend’s premiere. The 10-episode series is from Irish creator-star Sharon Horgan (Catastrophe) and revolves around the Garvey sisters — women who promise to always protect one another no matter what. But when one sister marries a monster, their commitment is… tested. Early critics are all-in on the wicked writing and stellar performances, but this one is also worth a watch for the stunning Irish locations. Anne-Marie Duff (Suffragette), Eva Birthistle (Brooklyn), Sarah Greene (Dublin Murders) and Eve Hewson (Behind her Eyes) also star.

  

3. Orphan: First Kill

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If you were a fan of the 2009 thriller about a small but chilling killer, then you may have already marked your calendars for this absurd but brilliant prequel film. Why so absurd? Well, Isabelle Fuhrman is no longer a child actor, for one. So when she reprises the role of Esther 13 years later, it’s a little… freaky. You’ll have to tune in to see how it’s all explained; however, this tale hones in on the adopted family that’s mentioned in the first Orphan, and yes — it also includes that fiery demise.

  

4. Spin Me Round

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Pour yourself a Peroni and get ready to be immersed in some breathtaking Italian scenery with this indie flick staring Alison Brie and Aubrey Plaza. The rom-com (with a slight thriller twist) revolves around the manager of an American chain restaurant (Brie) who is selected to attend special training in Italy. There she falls for the wealthy owner and lands herself on a much more twisted adventure than she imagined. Brie co-wrote the script with director Jeff Baena and the cast also includes Molly Shannon, Lil Rey Howery, Zach Woods, Fred Armisen, Alessandro Nivola and Ben Sinclair.

  

5. House of the Dragon

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It’s been several years since Game of Thrones wrapped with one of the most controversial series finales of all time. Now we need to decide if we’re ready to invest again in George R.R. Martin’s televised world of Westeros when the first of several planned spinoff series debuts this weekend. House of the Dragon traces the events that went down nearly 200 years before Game of Thrones, and follows the Targaryens at the height of their power.

We’ve got five reasons to watch the House of the Dragon (and three good reasons to skip it). Having seen the premiere, we will say this: It’s got all of the plotting, meetings, fight scenes and hard-to-watch twists popularized by Game of Thrones… and then some.

  

6. The Rehearsal Finale

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Is this Nathan Fielder’s magnum opus, or a failed experiment? Is it both?

The finale of the controversial docu-series airs this weekend, and if you haven’t been watching the internet’s favorite new cringe-watch, then this weekend is the perfect time to binge. We would try to explain what The Rehearsal is about, but let’s not even go there. If you love Nathan Fielder’s unique brand of comedy, then this is a must-watch.

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7. Weekend Rewind: Severance on Apple TV

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Severance, the Apple TV+ sci-fi workplace drama, won big at the Hollywood Critics Association awards, which means that it’s an early contender for the awards season proper. Starring Adam Scott and Christopher Walken, this show has become one of the most-talked about new series of the year. It’s also something of a sleeper hit, as word-of-mouth has buoyed its viewership long after the season one finale aired.

If you’re not impressed by House of the Dragon and wondering what to watch this weekend, try catching up on this head-spinning series. Apple TV has a 7-day free trial, and you can watch the whole series before your free trial runs out.

  

What We Were Watching the Weekend of August 12-14

It’s summer and we’re getting outside more than ever, so you’ll have to forgive us for not updating this list as regularly as we should. The good news is we’re back for another round of what to watch this weekend picks, and we’re kind of excited about some of the new stuff coming up on our favorite streaming services. (Who knows, some of these shows and movies may even make the back half of our best streaming releases of the year list in a few months.)

For now, we’re super jazzed about the release of A League of Their Own, the baseball TV show that’s been in development for years but is only now premiering. We’re also cueing up a dramatized take on real-life events that went down in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina, taking a bite out of the latest Walking Dead series, and gathering up the family for Owen Wilson’s new superhero flick.

Need some suggestions on what to stream this weekend? We’ve got you covered with the following picks for the weekend of August 12-14.

If none of the titles below speak to you, be sure to check out SPY’s guide to the best new streaming releases of the month. And if something catches your eye on an app you don’t have, check out our guide to the best streaming services with free trials.

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1. Five Days at Memorial

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Hurricane Katrina devastated many lives in 2005, but the stories detailing what happened during that fateful time are only beginning to surface. Case in point? This limited series from John Ridley and Carlton Cuse. Over eight episodes, it dramatizes the very dramatic events that went down at a New Orleans hospital. There, for five days without any supplies and cut off from the rest of the world, the staff was forced to make unfathomable decisions about the people they were tasked with caring for, changing their lives forever in the process. Vera Farmiga, Robert Pine and Molly Hager star.

  

2. A League of Their Own

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Penny Marshall’s beloved baseball movie that forever taught us why there’s no crying in baseball is getting the TV treatment this weekend with the debut of co-creator and star Abbi Jacobson’s extended take. Jacobson earned Marshall’s blessing before her 2018 death, so there are homages and callbacks to be sure. But this show delves deeper into the themes presented in the 1992 film: like racism, female rights and America’s obsession with a certain national pastime — even during the war.

  

3. Secret Headquarters

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Looking for a super new movie to get into with the kiddos this weekend? Owen Wilson has you covered with his latest flick, in which he plays an unlikely superhero. The movie revolves around the hero’s son, Charlie, after he and his buddies discover Dad’s secret headquarters. Expect lots of action and a few laughs, especially since this project was initially intended for a big-screen release.

  

4. Day Shift

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Jamie Foxx is back, this time with as much action as there is comedy. In the new movie, he plays a blue-collar dad whose day job as a pool cleaner is about as exciting as chlorinating the water. But secretly, he’s a vampire hunter, tasked with unmasking some of the most dangerous bloodsuckers around and then eliminating them. Dave Franco and Meagan Good also star.

  

5. This Fool

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Comedian Chris Estrada is taking his act one step further this weekend with the debut of his autobiographical comedy. In it, he plays a 30-year-old man who still lives at home (more realistic than you’d think in today’s economy). He’s also still dating his high school girlfriend and working at a gang rehabilitation center called Hugs Not Thugs. We’ll let the rest of the show speak for itself.

  

6. Children of the Underground

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If you haven’t heard of Faye Yager, don’t worry; you’ll be intimately familiar with the female rights leader by the end of this five-part documentary series. The entire FX show hits Hulu this weekend to dive into the story of Yager, a woman who fought to help and save women and children from abusive relationships when the courts and legal system failed them. Hailed as a hero by some and a criminal by others, her story reached new heights when she became the target of an FBI investigation and trial.

  

7. The Princess

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We may never know all there is to know about the late Princess of Wales, but that hasn’t stopped endless biographers and historians from trying. If you want to add to your knowledge, check out this Sundance film, which arrives on the complicated streaming service this weekend. Headed by filmmaker Ed Perkins, the doc relies on archival footage to retrace Diana’s life on the 25th anniversary of her death.

  

8. Power Book III: Raising Kanan (s2)

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The third Power spinoff returns for a second season this week, solidifying the franchise even further on Starz. Kanan (Mekai Curtis) is back in Queens, where Raq (Patina Miller) is still trying to put the family back together. As Kanan questions his future in the drug game, Det. Howard (Omar Epps) is back on his feet and more intent than ever.

  

9. Tales of the Walking Dead

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Need more walkers in your life? You’re covered with a subscription to AMC+, which gets you access to the first two episodes of this anthology series when it debuts this weekend. The six-part project is an extension of The Walking Dead world and features six standalone, hour-long episodes revolving around different characters in that universe. Look for some familiar faces and plenty of new ones. Anthony Edwards, Terry Crews, Olivia Munn, Samantha Morton, Poppy Liu, Jessie T. Usher, Parker Posey, Embeth Davidtz and Jillian Bell star.

  

10. South Park: The 25th Anniversary Concert

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Whether you need more South Park in your life, you’re a completist and need to see anything and everything from the show, or you just feel like checking in on the animated crew, Paramount Plus has you covered this weekend. Following Saturday night’s airing on Comedy Central, the 25th-anniversary special hits the streaming service on Sunday in all its glory. Check out creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker as they take the stage with renowned musicians for a performance of the theme song and more. There’s also a Rush reunion, a small orchestra, surprise appearances and plenty of renditions of classic South Park songs to look forward to, and it all goes down from the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Denver.

  

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