What to Watch This Weekend: Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+ and More
It’s time to look at what to watch this weekend on the best streaming services – Netflix, Disney+, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu etc. Let’s dive into the rundown of what to watch right now.
The Challenge: USA
- Genre: Documentary/Reality
- Where to Watch: CBS, Paramount+
TJ Lavin, our all-time favourite host, is back on our screens once more. And this time, a little bit has changed. Fresh faces from Love Island, Big Brother, Survivor, and The Amazing Race will participate in this new offshoot of the venerable series The Challenge for the chance to earn a whopping $500,000. The winners will then proceed to a worldwide contest. You shouldn’t miss this show because it features one house, numerous alliances, taxing challenges, and a tonne of backstabbing. Which virtual reality will prevail?
- Genre: Comedy
- Where to Watch: Paramount+
Players is the newest addition to Paramount+’s streaming library, and it comes from the makers of the sleeper comedy success on Netflix called American Vandal. This clever mockumentary, which is set in the competitive gaming world, charts the rise and fall of the professional League of Legends esports team Fugitive. They hire the hotshot newcomer Organizm (Da’Jour Jones) to bring them back to their former glory, much to the chagrin of their controversial leader, Creamcheese (Misha Brooks). Players is a well-crafted and entertaining look at the world of esports, full of vibrant characters, clever writing, and stunning game play. This new family title is what to watch on Paramount+ right now.
Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed: The Underground Rock Experience
- Genre: Children’s/Family
- Where to Watch: HBO Max
Is dressing frightful? Maybe if you’re a naked mole rat like Wilbur from Mo Willems’ effortlessly endearing new HBO Max special, voiced by Jordan Fisher. With an all-star ensemble of moles as they struggle with the notion that one of their own has chosen to not be nude, the children’s book titan has produced another hit for the streaming service. The melodies are catchy, the jokes are silly and adorable, and the messages are timeless: sometimes all it takes to make a difference is to provide an easy “why not” explanation. This new addition to HBO MAX is what to watch this weekend streaming.
- Genre: Drama
- Where to Watch: Netflix
A drag queen named Loretta works as a menswear tailor named Sylvestre in Paris in the Polish television series Queen. His strategy was to retire to the South of France after hanging up his double-breasted suits and glittering gowns. His issue is that he has both a daughter who needs a kidney transplant and a grandchild. This elderly woman is currently drawn to a family he never knew he had in a little Polish village. Queen is a very sincere family drama with a good heart and lots of good looks, including the suits! It’s not every day that Netflix creates a series specifically for me, with drag, menswear, and old gays. ‘Queen’ is what to watch this weekend on Netflix.
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The Strangers: Prey At Night
- Genre: Horror
- Where to Watch: Netflix, Prime Video, iTunes, VUDU, Google Play, YouTube, Microsoft Store
“Because you were home.” Anybody who has seen the violent home invasion film The Strangers would flinch in horror at the mention of this statement. This reviewer suffered psychological harm from that film that was comparable to that caused by Jaws or The Descent (to this day, you’ll never get my ass within a mile of a cave). All of this is to say that The Strangers: Prey At Night had a lot to live up to when it was initially launched in 2018, and I doubt there is a single person who thinks this sequel is better than the first.
But despite all of that, there is one scene in this film that I will never, ever forget for the rest of my life. It involves a young man being pursued while “Total Eclipse Of The Heart” by Bonnie Tyler is blasting through a waterpark that is lit up with neon signs. Without giving anything away, it is visceral, unexpected, horrifying, and a set piece that everyone involved in the making of this movie should be proud of.
Cha Cha Real Smooth
- Genre: Comedy
- Where to Watch: Apple TV+
Writer/director Cooper Raiff has developed into a master. Shithouse, the multi-debut hyphenate’s movie, was one of my favourite films of 2020, and Cha Cha Real Smooth, his most recent picture, is a sincere examination of aimlessness after college. The movie, which also stars Dakota Johnson, Vanessa Burghardt, Evan Assante, Leslie Mann, Brad Garrett, Ral Castillo, and Raiff, centres on Andrew (Raiff), a Bar Mitzvah party host who befriends a mother and her autistic daughter. Cha Cha Real Smooth infuses the tired coming-of-age genre with an indefinable vitality through an effervescent fusion of smart comedy and earnestness.
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- Genre: Comedy
- Where to Watch: Adult Swim
This spinoff series starring Paget Brewster will appeal to fans of Space Ghost: Coast to Coast and Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law. Judy Ken Sebben works as the CEO of Sebben & Sebben Worldwide throughout the day. However, Judy morphs into Birdgirl at night or whenever the world needs her, a superhero determined to battle crime. It’s a typical Batman tale with a few extra teaspoons of angst and insane fervour. The answer to the question “What kind of insane person would truly moonlight as a superhero?” is the hilarious Birdgirl. The title is what to watch this weekend on Adult Swim.