Screen Crusades: Weekly Streaming Guide 4.21.23

Screen Crusades: Weekly Streaming Guide 4.21.23

- By Nicolás Delgadillo

Rachel Weisz takes on a modern version of a Cronenberg classic, Barry and Beavis and Butt-Head return to streaming and more on the small screen this week


‘Dead Ringers’ (Prime Video)

A modern take on David Cronenberg’s 1988 thriller starring Jeremy Irons, Dead Ringers stars Rachel Weisz playing the double-lead roles of Elliot and Beverly Mantle, twins who share everything: drugs, lovers, and an unapologetic desire to do whatever it takes—including pushing the boundaries of medical ethics—in an effort to challenge antiquated practices and bring women’s health care to the forefront.

‘Barry (Season 4)’ (HBO Max)

Cousineau (Henry Winkler) is hailed as a hero as Barry’s (Bill Hader) arrest has shocking consequences. It’s all been leading up to this - the explosive and hilarious final chapter of Barry.

‘Mike Judge's Beavis and Butt-Head (Season 2)’ (Paramount+)

So much new Beavis. So much new Butt-head. So many more reasons to never leave the couch.

‘Ghosted’ (Apple TV+)

Salt-of-the-earth Cole (Chris Evans) falls head over heels for enigmatic Sadie (Ana de Armas)—but then makes the shocking discovery that she’s a secret agent. Before they can decide on a second date, Cole and Sadie are swept away on an international adventure to save the world.

‘Better Call Saul (Season 6)’ (Netflix)

The final season of this critically-acclaimed prequel series to Breaking Bad is now streaming on Netflix. See how it all ends for Jimmy McGill AKA Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk) in the thrilling and exceptionally depressing finale.

‘Quasi’ (Hulu)

A hapless hunchback yearns for love but finds himself in the middle of a murderous feud between the Pope and the king of France when each orders the hunchback to kill the other. The guys who brought you ‘Super Troopers’ are going medieval on your ass!

‘Chimp Empire’ (Netflix)

The largest group of chimpanzees ever discovered have built a complex society deep in the forest of Ngogo, Uganda — but ambition and neighboring rivals threaten to destabilize their empire. Narrated by Academy Award Winner Mahershala Ali and directed by Academy Award winner James Reed, Co-Director of My Octopus Teacher.

‘100 Foot Wave (Season 2)’ (HBO Max)

Legend Garrett McNamara, his world-class surfing peers, and some surprising newcomers continue to push the boundaries of their sport and the limits of their minds and bodies. The one constant for these extreme athletes is contending with the highs and lows of their perilous and unpredictable lifestyle in which every big wave has the potential to write a dramatic new chapter in their personal stories.

‘Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Once and Always’ (Netflix)

Time for a good ol' nostalgia kick. The original cast returns as the Rangers come face-to-face with a familiar threat from the past. In the midst of a global crisis, they are called on once again to be the heroes the world needs.

‘Final Exam’ (Shudder)

And finally, a throwback slasher. At Lanier College, the semester is almost over. Exam week is coming to a close when some upper classmen play a prank by staging a phony terrorist attack. But the next moment of excitement at the school won't be a prank. And it's something a lot more final than an exam. Students are falling prey to a knife-wielding maniac stalking the school, bent on making sure that for some, school is out...forever!


‘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. All episodes are now streaming.

‘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 eight 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. 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 seven episodes are now streaming with the finale arriving next week.

‘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 seven 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 six 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 four 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 five episodes are now streaming with the finale arriving next week.

‘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 five 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 four 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 four episodes are now streaming.

‘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. The first three episodes are now streaming.

Also streaming now:

Netflix – ‘Time Trap’, ‘The Best Man Holiday’, ‘The Mustang’, ‘The Snowman’, ‘How to Get Rich’, ‘Longest Third Date’, ‘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’, ‘Joyride’, ‘Love Me (Season 2)’, ‘Poker Face’

Shudder – ‘Final Exam’

HBO Max – ‘Fired on Mars’

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

Paramount+ – ‘Crank Yankers (Season 6)’, ‘Cyrano, My Love’

Apple TV+ – ‘Drops of God’


Netflix - ‘Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance With Somebody’, ‘The Hateful Eight’, ‘Sweet Tooth (Season 2)’, ‘The Nurse’, ‘AKA’, ‘King of Collectibles: The Goldin Touch’, ‘The Patients of Dr. Garcia’

Hulu - ‘Secrets of the Elephants’, ‘Saint X’, ‘There There’, ‘Clock’, ‘Banana Split’, ‘Paradise City’

Shudder - ‘The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs’, ‘The Boulet Brothers’ Halfway to Halloween TV Special’, ‘From Black’

HBO Max - ‘Doctor Who: Power of the Doctor’ ‘Somebody Somewhere (Season 2)’, ‘Love & Death’, ‘The Dog House (Season 4)’

Prime Video - ‘Crazy Love’, ‘Syrup’, ‘Citadel’

Disney+ - ‘Matildas: The World at Our Feet’, ‘Peter Pan & Wendy’, ‘Path of the Panther’

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