Several times a week, our TV and film experts list the ten most important streaming selections for you to put in your queues. We don’t run strictly on reviews or accumulated streaming clicks (although yes, we’ve scoured the streaming site’s charts and ratings) but, instead, on picks that are truly worth noticing. amid the seething sea of content. There are many, after all, and your time is precious.
10 (tie): Russian doll (Netflix series)
Natasha Lyonne’s walk that walks better than anyone in this world with a more trippy journey that transcends the first season groundhog day– time loop. Nadia and Charlie face new challenges to save themselves, and Annie Murphy and Chloe Sevigny crash their supporting roles. Get ready for more staircase shenanigans and transcendence from Oatmeal the Cat.
10 (tie): Unexplored (Sony movie on Amazon Prime)
Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg go on a treasure hunt together, and it’s a bit of a heist story based on the PlayStation phenomenon. We better not expect a serious story and just enjoy the ride here because these two movie stars make an odd couple, and that’s probably part of the intended charm of this project. It’s really fun, and if you want a little more bite, maybe go watch free guy again?
9. barry (HBO series on HBO Max)
After a three-year hiatus, Bill Hader’s hitman is back and not happy about doing, you know, hitman. He’s here to question everything he knows and explore why he can’t quit the game. Anthony Carrigan and Henry Winkler are back in their supporting roles to amp up the irresistible quotient here. Dance and photos of fish for all!
8. Ziwe (Showtime series, but you can stream it on Hulu)
No one can escape the scathing and satirical point of view of Ziwe Fumudoh, former Desus & Mero writer and YouTube star in his own right. This season’s guests include Emily Ratajkowski, Hannibal Buress, Mia Khalifa, Charlamagne Tha God, and Chaotic King Chet Hanks.
7. Batman (Warner Bros. movie on HBO Max)
Goodbye for good, Edward Cullen. Robert Pattinson has been warning us for some time that he’s on a roll when it comes to reinvention, and his Caped Crusader will see a sequel. Before that, you’ve got time to catch up on his gritty, gothic version of Bruce Wayne as he’s joined by Zoe Kravitz’s Catwoman, Paul Dano’s The Riddler and Colin Ferrell’s Penguin. Like for Joaquin Phoenix Jokeris not the DCEU, so let creative freedom roll, Matt Reeves.
6. Flight attendant (HBO Max series)
Kaley Cuoco’s Cassie thought she had her (ending messy) life, but as this season proves, the massive mayhem has only just begun. Cassie kicked the booze and replaced that fix with life as a CIA asset, which obviously isn’t a recipe for slowing down and chilling out. The action is non-stop again and travels to Iceland, while Cassie tries to dabble in another murder case that seems very personal. Thank goodness Zosia Mamet and Rosie Perez are always there to flesh out the friendship dynamic while we all feed our need for globe-trotting escape.
5. Under the banner of heaven (FX series on Hulu)
Andrew Garfield stars as a detective (Jeb Pyre) who digs deep into a Salt Lake Valley, Utah double murder that took place in the 1980s. Daisy Edgar-Jones again plays a character who doesn’t do well in this story based on Jon Krakauer’s true-crime bestseller. As Pyre investigates the circumstances of the violence in question, he eventually stumbles upon truths that make him wonder exactly what is going on within his own (LDS) church. Sam Worthington and Rory Culkin are helping round out the cast.
4. We own this town (HBO Limited Series on HBO Max)
Thread The creator takes a very different spin on law enforcement here with this six-part series that traces the rise and fall of a Baltimore PD branch that’s rife with corruption and sketchy tactics aplenty. Jon Bernthal, Wunmi Mosaku and Jamie Hector lead the cast in this following story Baltimore Sun Journalist Justin Fenton’s book, which sets police practice ablaze regarding the efforts of some cops to look like champions of drug prohibition while doing their own dirty deeds.
3. You better call Saul (AMC Series on AMC+)
Last week’s episode didn’t go well for one key character, but there are plenty of others whose fate hangs in the balance. The good news: Kim Wexler keeps kicking, so maybe stop worrying about it, even if the series is about to hit the breaking Bad chronology. An atypical opening scene for this season means we may see Cinnabon Gene down the line, but the good news is that we’ll apparently see Walt and Jesse make an appearance. The first five seasons stream on Netflix while this sixth and final round makes the weekly release.
2. Heart stroke (Netflix series)
A ferociously enthusiastic audience almost guarantees a second season for this story that follows Charlie and Nick as they go from classmates to friends to love interests. In the process, they must navigate between other friendships and various influences on the path to self-discovery and authenticity. Oh, and there’s rugby involved. Lots of rugby.
1. ozark (Netflix series)
Jason Bateman’s baby has been an intense ride, and the final season is (deservedly) both heartbreaking and wild. Allow time to do everything, because everything is planned to send Ruth Langmore and the Byrde family in an unforgettable way. In the end, the show is not quite up to par breaking Bad model, but it is undeniable that ozark is a force of nature on its own two feet. Plus, Killer Mike shows up for an appearance, and that cookie jar is back for one last hurray.