Screen Crusades: Weekly Streaming Guide 4.14.23

Screen Crusades: Weekly Streaming Guide 4.14.23

- By Nicolás Delgadillo

Kids Vs Aliens hits Shudder and thrillers dominate the rest of streaming this week


‘Kids vs Aliens’ (Shudder)

All Gary wants is to make awesome home movies with his best buds. All his older sister Samantha wants is to hang with the cool kids. When their parents head out of town one Halloween weekend, an all-time rager of a teen house party turns to terror when aliens attack, forcing the siblings to band together to survive the night.

‘Hunger’ (Netflix)

Aoy (Chutimon Chuengcharoensukying) runs her family’s local stir-fried noodles restaurant. Her life is about to change when she decides to join team HUNGER, led by Chef Paul (Nopachai Jayanama) who introduces her to the dark sides of the fine-dining industry.

‘Florida Man’ (Netflix)

A struggling ex-cop (Edgar Ramírez) is forced to return to his home state of Florida to find a Philly mobster’s runaway girlfriend. What should be a quick gig becomes a wildly spiraling journey into buried family secrets, and an increasingly futile attempt to do the right thing in a place where so much is wrong.

‘The Last Thing He Told Me’ (Apple TV+)

This gripping limited series follows Hannah, a woman who must forge a relationship with her 16-year-old stepdaughter Bailey in order to find the truth about why her husband has mysteriously disappeared.

‘Single Drunk Female (Season 2)’ (Hulu)

A public flameout at a New York media company forces 20-something alcoholic Samantha Fink to move back home with her overbearing mother; Samantha then sets out on a path to figure out her best self while confronted with remnants of her old life.

‘Door Mouse’ (Hulu)

A comic-book creator working at a burlesque club enlists the help of a colleague to figure out what's behind the disappearances of young women in their circle.

‘She Will’ (Hulu)

An aging film star retreats to the Scottish countryside with her nurse to recover from surgery. While there, mysterious forces of revenge emerge from the land where witches were burned.

‘Flux Gourmet’ (Hulu)

Set at an institute devoted to culinary and alimentary performance, a collective finds themselves embroiled in power struggles, artistic vendettas and gastrointestinal disorders.


‘Star Trek: Picard (Season 3)’ (Paramount+)

The stakes have never been higher as Star Trek: Picard boldly goes into its third and final season. Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, LeVar Burton, Gates McFadden, Marina Sirtis, and Michael Dorn of Star Trek: The Next Generation join series star Patrick Stewart for an epic adventure. The first nine episodes are now streaming with the finale arriving next week.

‘The Company You Keep’ (Hulu)

A night of passion leads to love between con man Charlie (Milo Ventimiglia) and undercover CIA officer Emma (Catherine Haena Kim), who are unknowingly on a collision course professionally. While Charlie ramps up the “family business” so he can get out for good, Emma’s closing in on the vengeful criminal who holds Charlie’s family debts in hand – forcing them to reckon with the lies they’ve told so they can save themselves and their families from disastrous consequences. The series is based on the Korean Broadcasting System series entitled “My Fellow Citizens.” The first seven episodes are now streaming.

‘The Mandalorian (Season 3)’ (Disney+)

The journeys of the Mandalorian through the Star Wars galaxy continue. Once a lone bounty hunter, Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) has reunited with Grogu. Meanwhile, the New Republic struggles to lead the galaxy away from its dark history. The Mandalorian will cross paths with old allies and make new enemies as he and Grogu continue their journey together. The first seven episodes are now streaming with the finale arriving next week.

‘School Spirits’ (Paramount+)

When high-schooler Maddie (Peyton List) finds herself a ghost trapped in afterlife limbo at her high school, she investigates her mysterious disappearance alongside a group of other ghost students. She soon learns that the closer they get to discovering the truth, the more secrets and lies they uncover. All episodes are now streaming.

‘Perry Mason (Season 2)’ (HBO Max)

Perry (Matthew Rhys), Della (Juliet Rylance), and Paul (Chris Chalk) brace themselves for the murder trial of the century in the second season to this historical fiction legal drama. The first six episodes are now streaming.

‘Ted Lasso (Season 3)’ (Apple TV+)

In the third season of Ted Lasso, the newly-promoted AFC Richmond faces ridicule as media predictions widely peg them to finish last in the Premier League and Nate (Nick Mohammed), now hailed as the “wonder kid,” has gone to work for Rupert (Anthony Head) at West Ham United. In the wake of Nate’s contentious departure from Richmond, Roy Kent (Brett Goldstein) steps up as assistant coach, alongside Beard (Brendan Hunt). Meanwhile, while Ted (Jason Sudeikis) deals with pressures at work, he continues to wrestle with his own personal issues back home, Rebecca (Hannah Waddingham) is focused on defeating Rupert and Keeley (Juno Temple) navigates being the boss of her own PR agency. Things seem to be falling apart both on and off the pitch, but Team Lasso is set to give it their best shot anyway. The first six episodes are now streaming.

‘The Power’ (Prime Video)

The Power is an emotionally-driven global thriller, based on Naomi Alderman’s international award-winning novel. The world of The Power is our world, but for one twist of nature. Suddenly, and without warning, teenage girls develop the power to electrocute people at will. The Power follows a cast of remarkable characters from London to Seattle, Nigeria to Eastern Europe, as the Power evolves from a tingle in teenagers’ collarbones to a complete reversal of the power balance of the world. The first five episodes are now streaming.

‘Succession (Season 4)’ (HBO Max)

The sale of media conglomerate Waystar Royco to tech visionary Lukas Matsson moves ever closer. The prospect of this seismic sale provokes existential angst and familial division among the Roys as they anticipate what their lives will look like once the deal is complete. A power struggle ensues as the family weighs up a future where their cultural and political weight is severely curtailed. The first three episodes are now streaming.

‘Great Expectations’ (Hulu)

Great Expectations is the coming-of-age story of Pip, an orphan who yearns for a greater life, until a twist of fate and a mysterious benefactor opens a dark world of possibilities. Under the great expectations placed upon him, Pip must weigh the true cost of this new world and if it will make him the man he wishes to be. The first four episodes are now streaming.

‘Rabbit Hole’ (Paramount+)

Nothing is what it seems when John Weir (Keifer Sutherland), a master of deception in the world of corporate espionage, is framed for murder by powerful forces with the ability to influence and control populations. The first four episodes are now streaming.

‘Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies’ (Paramount+)

This musical series takes place four years before the events of Grease; four fed-up outcasts dare to have fun on their own terms, sparking a moral panic that will change Rydell High forever. The first three episodes are now streaming.

‘Schmigadoon! (Season 2)’ (Apple TV+)

Josh (Keegan-Michael Key) and Melissa (Cecily Strong) miss the magic they felt in Schmigadoon and in an attempt to return, find themselves in Schmicago—the reimagined world of ’60s and ’70s musicals. The first three episodes are now streaming.

Also streaming now:

Netflix - ‘Exposed: The Ghost Train Fire’, ‘Lights Out’, ‘American Manhunt: The Boston Marathon Bombing’, ‘Obsession’, ‘Qorin’, ‘Phenomena’, ‘Queens on the Run’, ‘The Last Kingdom: Seven Kings Must Die’

Hulu - ‘13 Assassins’, ‘Jesus Camp’, ‘The Queen of Versailles’, ‘War with Grandpa’, ‘Blood Money’, ‘The Weekend’, ‘The Offering’, ‘Section 8’

Shudder - ‘Bog’

HBO Max - ‘The Last Ship’, ‘A Black Lady Sketch Show (Season 4)’, ‘Clone High’

Prime Video - ‘Ticket to Paradise’, ‘Alter Ego’, ‘Big Bad Wolves’, ‘Kill Me Three Times’, ‘Life Itself’, ‘Whose Streets?’, ‘Greek Salad’

Paramount+ - ‘Jack Reacher: Never Go Back’, ‘Yonder’

Disney+ - ‘Rennervations’, ‘It’s All Right!’, ‘Oswald the Lucky Rabbit’

Apple TV+ - ‘Jane’


Netflix - ‘Time Trap’, ‘The Best Man Holiday’, ‘The Mustang’, ‘The Snowman’, ‘Better Call Saul (Season 6)’, ‘How to Get Rich’, ‘Longest Third Date’, ‘Chimp Empire’, ‘Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Once and Always’, ‘The Marked Heart (Season 2)’, ‘The Diplomat’, ‘Bangarang’, ‘Chokehold’, ‘Rough Diamonds’, ‘The Wildflower’, ‘Welcome to Eden (Season 2)’

Hulu - ‘Main Street’, ‘Serious Moonlight’, ‘Woman Thou Art Loosed’, ‘Zero Days’, ‘New Girl’, ‘The Quake’, ‘Algiers, America: The Relentless Pursuit’, ‘Quasi’, ‘Joyride’, ‘Love Me (Season 2)’, ‘Poker Face’

Shudder - ‘Final Exam’, ‘Primal Rage’, ‘Darklands’

HBO Max - ‘Barry (Season 4)’, ‘100 Foot Wave (Season 2)’, ‘Fired on Mars’

Prime Video - ‘Dead Ringers’, ‘Bigger Stronger Faster’, ‘Demon Warriors’, ‘I Melt with You’, ‘Magic Trip’, ‘Playback’, ‘Vanishing on 7th Street’, ‘Judy Blume Forever’

Paramount+ - ‘Crank Yankers (Season 6)’, ‘Beavis and Butt-Head (Season 2)’, ‘Cyrano, My Love’

Apple TV+ - ‘Ghosted’, ‘Drops of God’

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