It’s Sunday and 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.
Stranger Things 4
- Genre: Mystery
- Where to Stream: Netflix
We’re finally getting caught up on Hawkins after three long years. And then there’s Russia. And then there’s California. A new terror develops from the depths of the Upside Down in the months following the Battle of Starcourt, as kids across Hawkins begin to face horrible murders. Everything starts to make sense in this bone-chilling, horror-movie-level season of Stranger Things. Just be prepared to sit on the edge of your seat, waiting for the second half of this season to begin. This great title is what to watch this weekend on Netflix right now.
- Genre: Action/Adventure
- Where to Stream: Amazon Prime Video, Peacock, iTunes Store, Vudu
“Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You kill my father. Prepare to die.” Get ready to die.” This is the sentence from The Princess Bride that everyone remembers and quotes ad nauseam. Why? Because vengeance is a tremendously cinematic, powerful, and passionate concept. The Northman, a film directed by Robert Eggers and released in 2022, understands the powerful pull of retribution and embraces it wholeheartedly. Amleth (Alexander Skarsgrd), the protagonist of this wild, woolly Viking epic, even has a three-sentence mantra that mirrors (and one-ups) Montoya’s: “I will avenge you, Father! I will save you, Mother! I will kill you, Fjölnir!”
90 Day Fiancé
- Genre: Documentary/Reality
- Where to Stream: Amazon Prime Video, Discovery+, iTunes Store, Vudu, Hulu, YouTube
The next title we got in our rundown of what to watch this weekend streaming is 90 Day Fiancé. This little reality show that could has grown into a cultural powerhouse over the course of 9 seasons, spawning a slew of spin-off series on TLC and Discovery Channel. This season of 90 Day Fiancé is full of the explosive arguments, hilarious cultural differences, and heartwarming romance that fans of the franchise have come to expect. From naive couples like Kara and Guillermo to star-crossed lovers like Mohamed and Yve to series veterans like Ari and Biniyam, this season of 90 Day Fiancé is full of the explosive arguments, hilarious cultural differences, and heartwarming romance that fans of the franchise have come to expect. The juggernaut continues to roll!
Broad City: Kirk Steele
- Genre: Comedy
- Where to Stream: Amazon Prime Video, iTunes Store, Vudu, Hulu
The next title we got in our rundown of what to watch this week is Broad City: Kirk Steele. Paul Downs is getting his due with his wonderful HBO series Hacks, but he was busy on Broad City long before he and his co-creators Lucia Aniello and Jen Statsky brought us Deborah Vance. Downs gave us some of his best absurd comedy with the Season 2 episode “Kirk Steele,” in which his character’s past as an adult film star resurfaces. While he delivered plenty of scene-stealing moments as condescending Soulstice boss Trey, Downs gave us some of his best absurd comedy with the Season 2 episode “Kirk Steele,” in which his character’s past as an adult film star resurfaces. Keep an eye out for outtakes from “Kirk’s” career, which include a particularly memorable — and intimate — pool scene between him and a hapless inflatable whale.
- Genre: Drama
- Where to Stream: Tubi, iTunes Store, Vudu, Pluto TV, Hoopla, Google Play
The first thing that came to me when I learned of Ray Liotta’s untimely death at the age of 67 was, of course, Goodfellas. But it was his “debut” performance in filmmaker Jonathan Demme’s 1986 masterwork Something Wild that I wanted to see first. It’s a stunning film that’s humorous, romantic, kinky, exhilarating, and scary all at once.
It stars Jeff Daniels as a mild-mannered Wall Street exec with a sneaky rebellious streak, one that lands him squarely in the sights of Lulu, an extremely unforeseen free spirit (Melanie Griffith) who persuades him to take a day off from work and accompany her to a seedy fleabag motel for a quickie romp. When Lulu’s ex-husband, played by Ray Liotta with a frightening glimmer, enters the picture, a one-night stand escalates into something more, and something WILD. It’s a fantastic, exuberant, dare I say funky film that will make your heart skip a beat and your pulse rush.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
- Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
- Where to Stream: Disney+, Amazon Prime Video, iTunes Store, Vudu, Google Play, YouTube
With Obi-Wan Kenobi dominating the pop culture conversation, now is the ideal time to start watching Star Wars: The Clone Wars again – or for the first time. The animated quasi-anthology series has evolved into the most essential piece of Star Wars lore throughout time. Clone Wars is a must-see for anyone interested in learning more about a variety of characters or lore, from the darksaber to Mandalore and Quinlan Vos. The show’s episodic format also makes it ideal for a midday viewing experience; tune in for a half-hour adventure and then return the next day at the same Jedi time and on the same Jedi channel.
The Kids in the Hall: Comedy Punks
- Genre: Documentary/Reality
- Where to Stream: Amazon Prime Video
Comedy enthusiasts will like The Kids in the Hall: Comedy Punks, which is available to stream on demand. The two-part documentary, which is now accessible on Prime Video, is an engrossing look at the legendary Canadian sketch troupe’s numerous highs and lows. The film honors the Kids while also digging into the real-life acrimony that once separated the troupe, using never-before-seen material and interviews with all five members of the group. In the documentary, Dave Foley states, “The Kids in the Hall is a love story; it’s the four worst people you could ever be forced to love for 40 years.” On Prime Video, you can watch both The Kids in the Hall: Comedy Punks and the group’s new eight-episode sketch series. This title is what to watch this weekend streaming on Amazon Prime Video.