Screen Crusades: Weekly Streaming Guide 1.20.23

Screen Crusades: Weekly Streaming Guide 1.20.23

- By Nicolás Delgadillo

The Last of Us begins with an apocalyptic kickoff on HBO Max and much more this week on streaming


‘The Last of Us’ (HBO Max)

From the creator of the award winning show Chernobyl and the creator of the original video game, The Last of Us follows Joel (Pedro Pascal) and Ellie (Bella Ramsey), a pair connected through the harshness of the world they live in, who are forced to endure brutal circumstances and ruthless killers on a trek across a post-outbreak America.

‘Sorry About the Demon’ (Shudder)

What's worse than getting dumped? For Will (John Michael Simpson), it's finding out that his new place is haunted. Now faced with a quarter-life crisis and a house full of spirits, Will must figure out how to make things right with his ex-girlfriend AND banish the sacrifice-seeking demon residing in his house.

‘That '90s Show’ (Netflix)

It’s 1995 and Leia Forman is desperate for some adventure in her life or at least a best friend who isn’t her dad. When she arrives in Point Place to visit her grandparents, Red and Kitty, Leia finds what she’s looking for right next door when she meets the dynamic and rebellious Gwen. With the help of Gwen’s friends, including her lovable brother Nate, his smart, laser-focused girlfriend Nikki, the sarcastic and insightful Ozzie, and the charming Jay, Leia realizes adventure could happen there just like it did for her parents all those years ago. Excited to reinvent herself, she convinces her parents to let her stay for the summer. With a basement full of teens again, Kitty is happy the Forman house is now a home for a new generation and Red is, well...Red.

‘The Legend of Vox Machina (Season 2)’ (Prime Video)

After saving the realm from evil and destruction at the hands of the most terrifying power couple in Exandria, Vox Machina is faced with saving the world once again—this time, from a sinister group of dragons known as the Chroma Conclave.

‘Mayor of Kingstown (Season 2)’ (Paramount+)

Mayor of Kingstown stars Jeremy Renner and follows the McLusky family, power brokers in Kingstown, Mich., where the business of incarceration is the only thriving industry. Tackling themes of systemic racism, corruption and inequality, the series provides a stark look at their attempt to bring order and justice to a town that has neither.

‘Truth Be Told (Season 3)’ (Apple TV+)

Descend into the world of true-crime podcasts. This NAACP Image Award–winning drama stars Octavia Spencer as a podcaster who risks everything—including her life—to pursue truth and justice.

‘Vengeance’ (Prime Video)

Vengeance is a darkly comic thriller about Ben Manalowitz (B.J. Novak), a journalist and podcaster who travels from New York City to West Texas to investigate the death of a girl he was hooking up with. With an ensemble cast that includes Issa Rae, Ashton Kutcher, Boyd Holbrook, J. Smith-Cameron, and Dove Cameron.

‘One Way’ (Hulu)

No wrong turn goes unpunished in this wildly entertaining action-packed thrill ride starring Colson Baker, Travis Fimmel, and Kevin Bacon. After stealing from the biggest mob boss in town, Freddy (Baker) is badly wounded and on the run with a one way ticket to salvage what is left of his crime-ridden life, for one last shot at redemption with his family.

‘The Pez Outlaw’ (Netflix)

This incredible fish-out-of-water story follows the adventures of Steve Glew, a small-town Michigan man, who boards a plane for Eastern Europe soon after the fall of the Berlin Wall. His mission is to locate a secret factory that holds the key to the most desired and valuable Pez dispensers. If he succeeds, he will pull his family out of debt and finally be able to quit his job of 25 years. Steve becomes the hero of his own adventure, smuggling the rarest of goods into the U.S. and making millions in the process. It was all magical, until his arch-nemesis, The Pezident decided to destroy him.

‘Take Back the Night’ (Shudder)

Finding herself the victim of a violent monster attack, Jane launches a vigilante campaign to hunt the beast that tried to kill her.


‘Tulsa King’ (Paramount+)

Tulsa King follows New York mafia capo Dwight “The General” Manfredi (Sylvester Stallone), just after he is released from prison after 25 years and unceremoniously exiled by his boss to set up shop in Tulsa, Okla. Realizing that his mob family may not have his best interests in mind, Dwight slowly builds a “crew” from a group of unlikely characters, to help him establish a new criminal empire in a place that to him might as well be another planet. All episodes are now streaming.

‘National Treasure: Edge of History’ (Disney+)

Jess (Lisette Olivera), a brilliant and resourceful dreamer, searches for answers about her family; she embarks on the adventure of a lifetime to uncover the truth about the past and save a lost Pan-American treasure. The first seven episodes are now streaming.

‘Star Wars: The Bad Batch (Season 2)’ (Disney+)

Months have passed since the events on Kamino and the Bad Batch continue their journey navigating the Empire after the fall of the Republic. They will cross paths with friends and foes, both new and familiar, as they take on a variety of thrilling mercenary missions that will take them to unexpected and dangerous new places. The first four episodes are now streaming.

‘Velma’ (HBO Max)

This adult animated comedy series telling the origin story of Velma Dinkley (Mindy Kaling), the unsung and under-appreciated brains of the Scooby-Doo Mystery Inc. gang. This original and humorous spin unmasks the complex and colorful past of one of America’s most beloved mystery solvers. The first four episodes are now streaming.

‘Servant (Season 4)’ (Apple TV+)

From M. Night Shyamalan, Servant follows a Philadelphia couple in mourning after an unspeakable tragedy creates a rift in their marriage and opens the door for a mysterious force to enter their home. The reckoning arrives in this fourth and final season. The first two episodes are now streaming.

Also streaming now:

Netflix - ‘Miu404’, ‘The Devil to Pay’, ‘Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales of the Macabre’, ‘Women at War’, ‘Awaken’, ‘Big Mäck: Gangsters and Gold’, ‘Mission Majnu’, ‘Jung_E’

Hulu - ‘A Kind of Murder’, ‘Paris, 13th District’, ‘Web of Death’

Shudder - ‘Road Games’

HBO Max - ‘Batman and Superman: Battle of the Super Sons’

Prime Video - ‘An Officer and a Gentleman’, ‘Man Who Shot Liberty Valance’, ‘Road Trip’

Disney+ - ‘Night Stalkers’, ‘Secret Life of Predators’, ‘Ocean’s Breath’, ‘Sharkatraz’


Netflix - ‘Demon Slayer (Season 2)’, ‘The Post-Truth World’, ‘Black Sunshine Baby!’, ‘Minions: The Rise of Gru’, ‘Narvik’, ‘Against the Ropes’, ‘Begin Again’, ‘An Action Hero’, ‘Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song’, ‘Kings of Jo’Burg (Season 2)’, ‘Lockwood & Co’, ‘The Snow Girl’, ‘You People’

Hulu - ‘Dig’, ‘Happening’, ‘The Tax Collector’, ‘Accused’, ‘How I Met Your Father (Season 2)’, ‘Extraordinary’, ‘The 1619 Project’, ‘Killing County’, ‘The Deer King’, ‘Maneater’

Shudder - ‘Let the Wrong One In’, ‘Isolation’, ‘The Lair’

HBO Max - ‘Hercules (2014)’, ‘The King’s Speech’, ‘Shotgun Wedding’

Paramount+ - ‘Teen Wolf: The Movie’

Apple TV+ - ‘Shrinking’

Disney+ - ‘Bloody Tales of Europe’, ‘Hacking the System’, ‘Mila in the Multiverse’, ‘Riding Britain’s Railways’, ‘American Blackout’, ‘Challenger Disaster: Lost Tapes’, ‘T. Rex Autopsy’

Peacock - ‘Poker Face’

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