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Screen Crusades: Weekly Streaming Guide 8.26.22

Posted by Nicolás Delgadillo in Culture on August 26, 2022

House of the Dragon arrives on HBO Max and much much more hits streaming entertainment this week

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‘House of the Dragon’ (HBO Max)

The reign of House Targaryen begins: House of the Dragon, the prequel to Game of Thrones, is here. Based on George R.R. Martin’s “Fire & Blood,” the series, which is set 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones, tells the story of House Targaryen.

‘Watcher’ (Shudder)

From Chloe Okuno, the mind behind the most terrifying segment of last year’s V/H/S/94, comes a classic sort of thriller with sharp direction. Julia (Maika Monroe), an American, moves to Bucharest with her boyfriend Francis (Karl Glusman). Unable to speak the language, isolated while Francis works, and in fear of a local serial killer, she begins to perceive that she is being constantly watched and followed by a sinister neighbor.

Read our full review here

‘Little Demon’ (Hulu)

In FX’s Little Demon, an animated comedy featuring the voices of Danny DeVito and Aubrey Plaza, it has been 13 years since being impregnated by Satan, and a reluctant mother, Laura, and her Antichrist daughter, Chrissy, attempt to live an ordinary life in Delaware. However, the two are constantly thwarted by monstrous forces, including Satan, who yearns for custody of his daughter’s soul.

‘See (Season 3)’ (Apple TV+)

In the final chapter of this epic series, the stakes have never been higher for Baba Voss (Jason Momoa) and his tribe, as a new form of warfare threatens to destroy the world as they know it.

‘So Vam’ (Shudder)

When an outcast is kidnapped by a predatory old vampire and killed, he is rescued just in time to be resurrected by a gang of rebellious vampires who feed on bigots and abusers.

‘Welcome to Wrexham’ (Hulu)

In 2020, Rob and Ryan teamed up to purchase the 5th tier Red Dragons in the hopes of turning the club into an underdog story the whole world could root for. The worry? Rob and Ryan have no experience in football or working with each other. From Hollywood to Wales, from the pitch to the locker room, the front office to the pub, Welcome to Wrexham will track Rob and Ryan’s crash course in football club ownership and the inextricably connected fates of a team and a town counting on two actors to bring some serious hope and change to a community that could use it.

‘Samaritan’ (Amazon Prime Video)

Thirteen-year-old Sam Cleary (Javon “Wanna” Walton) suspects that his mysterious and reclusive neighbor Mr. Smith (Sylvester Stallone) is actually a legend hiding in plain sight. Twenty years ago, Granite City’s super-powered vigilante, Samaritan, was reported dead after a fiery warehouse battle with his rival, Nemesis. Most believe Samaritan perished in the fire, but some in the city, like Sam, have hope that he is still alive. With crime on the rise and the city on the brink of chaos, Sam makes it his mission to coax his neighbor out of hiding to save the city from ruin.

‘Abbot Elementary (Season 1)’ (HBO Max)

A group of dedicated, passionate teachers — and a slightly tone-deaf principal — find themselves thrown together in a Philadelphia public school where, despite the odds stacked against them, they are determined to help their students succeed in life. Though these incredible public servants may be outnumbered and underfunded, they love what they do — even if they don’t love the school district’s less-than-stellar attitude toward educating children.

‘Wolf’ (HBO Max)

Believing he is a wolf trapped in a human body, Jacob (George MacKay) eats, sleeps, and lives like a wolf – much to the shock of his family. When he’s sent to a clinic, Jacob and his animal-bound peers are forced to undergo increasingly extreme forms of ‘curative’ therapies. However, once he meets the mysterious Wildcat (Lily-Rose Depp), and as their friendship blossoms into an undeniable infatuation, Jacob is faced with a challenge: will he renounce his true self for love?

‘Mike’ (Hulu)

From creator/screenwriter Steven Rogers and the team behind I, Tonya and showrunner Karin Gist (Our Kind of People) comes Mike. The limited series tells the story of the dynamic and controversial life of boxing icon Mike Tyson, starring Trevante Rhodes.

CONTINUED WEEKLY EPISODES:

‘Only Murders in the Building’ (Hulu)

An unlikely trio (Selena Gomez, Martin Short, Steve Martin) become amateur true crime podcasters in hopes of solving the mysterious homicide that happened in their apartment building. After closing the case at the end of the first season, Mabel, Charles and Oliver become the suspects in a new murder that took place in the building — and the subjects of a new podcast hosted by their favorite host Cinda Canning (Tina Fey). All episodes are now streaming.

‘What We Do in the Shadows (Season 4)’ (Hulu)

Hilarious and spooky fun, What We Do In the Shadows looks into the daily (or rather, nightly) lives of four vampires, who’ve lived together for over 100 years, on Staten Island. The series is now back for a fourth season of undead antics and further hilarity that’s sure to keep fans wheezing for air. The first eight episodes are now streaming.

‘Rap Sh!t’ (HBO Max)

From executive producer Issa Rae comes a new show that follows two estranged high school friends from Miami, Shawna (Aida Osman) and Mia (KaMillion), who reunite to form a rap group. Join Shawna and Mia as they try to make it in the rap scene all while staying true to themselves. The first six episodes are now streaming.

‘American Horror Stories (Season 2)’ (Hulu)

American Horror Stories is a spin-off of Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk’s award-winning anthology series American Horror Story. The weekly anthology series features a different horror story in each episode and is now back for a season round of creepy thrills. The first six episodes are now streaming.

‘Surface’ (Apple TV+)

Set in high-end San Francisco, Surface stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw who also executive produces, as Sophie, a woman who has suffered a traumatic head injury that has left her with extreme memory loss. As Sophie embarks on a quest to put the pieces of her life back together with the help of her husband and friends, she begins to question whether or not the truth she is told is in fact the truth she has lived. Through twists and turns and an unexpected love triangle, this sexy, elevated thriller asks: What if you woke up one day and didn’t know your own secrets? The first seven episodes are now streaming with the finale arriving next week.

‘Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin’ (HBO Max)

Twenty years ago, a series of tragic events almost ripped the blue-collar town of Millwood apart. Now, in present day, a disparate group of teen girls — a brand-new set of Little Liars — find themselves tormented by an unknown Assailant and made to pay for the secret sin committed by their parents two decades ago…as well as their own. In the dark, coming-of-age, horror-tinged drama Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin, we find ourselves miles away from Rosewood, but within the existing Pretty Little Liars universe — in a brand-new town, with a new generation of Little Liars. All episodes are now streaming.

‘Five Days at Memorial’ (Apple TV+)

Based on the nonfiction book by Sheri Fink, Five Days at Memorial chronicles the impact of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath on a hospital. When the floodwaters rise, power fails and heat soars, exhausted caregivers at a New Orleans hospital are forced to make decisions that will follow them for years to come. The first five episodes are now streaming.

‘She-Hulk: Attorney at Law’ (Disney+)

Jennifer Walters (Tatiana Maslany) becomes the powerful She-Hulk after a blood transfusion from her cousin, Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo). Walters struggles to juggle her career as a lawyer – specifically one who specializes in superhero-related cases – with her recent big and green transformations, as well as a romantic life. Jameela Jamil also stars in the series as Titania, a rival for Walters, and Tim Roth will be reprising his role as Emil Blonsky AKA The Abomination from the original The Incredible Hulk. The first two episodes are now streaming.

‘Bad Sisters’ (Apple TV+)

A delicious blend of both dark comedy and thriller, “Bad Sisters” follows the lives of the Garvey sisters, who are bound together by the premature death of their parents and a promise to always protect one another. The first three episodes are now streaming.

Also streaming now:

Netflix – ‘Fullmetal Alchemist the Revenge of Scar’, ‘Chad and JT Go Deep’, ‘Nightmare of the Wolf: Bestiary’, ‘The Witcher Season 2 Bestiary’, ‘Lost Ollie’, ‘Mo’, ‘Running with the Devil: The Wild World of John McAfee’, ‘Superbros’, ‘Under Fire’, ‘History 101’, ‘Disobedience’, ‘Loving Adults’, ‘Me Time’, ‘Partner Track’, ‘Seoul Vibe’

Hulu – ‘Hostile Territory’

Shudder – ‘100 Monsters’, ‘Spook Warfare’, ‘Along with Ghosts’, ‘Snake Girl and the Silver Haired Witch’ 

HBO Max – ‘American Sniper’, ‘Katrina Babies’

Amazon Prime Video – ‘RoboCop (2014)’, ‘Sausage Party’, ‘Untrapped: The Story of Lil Baby’

Paramount+ – ‘We Need to Talk’

COMING NEXT WEEK:

Netflix – ‘I AM A KILLER (Season 3)’, ‘Untold: Operation Flagrant Soul’, ‘I Came By’, ‘Collateral’, ‘Fast & Feel Love’, ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’, ‘Love in the Villa’, ‘Resident Evil: Retribution’, ‘Rock of Ages’, ‘Snow White & the Huntsman’, ‘The Poison Rose’, ‘This is 40’, ‘Collision Course’, ‘Devil in Ohio’, ‘Fakes’

Hulu – ‘10 Things I Hate About You’, ‘A Good Old Fashioned Orgy’, ‘The American’, ‘American Pie’, ‘Anaconda’, ‘Batman Begins’, ‘Chronicle’, ‘Cowboys & Aliens’, ‘The Dark Knight’, ‘The Eyes of Tammy Faye’, ‘Fight Club’, ‘Get Smart’, ‘Hook’, ‘Hostel’, ‘Hostel: Part II’, ‘Law Abiding Citizen’, ‘Lost in Space’. ‘The Man with the Iron Fists’, ‘The Mask of Zorro’, ‘The Social Network’, ‘Van Helsing’, ‘Won’t Back Down’, ‘Cuttputli’. ‘Lupin III: The First’

Shudder – ‘Who Invited Them’, ‘31’, ‘The Devil’s Rejects’, ‘The Lords of Salem’, ‘Lady in White’

HBO Max – ‘The Accused’, ‘Airplane!’, ‘The Beach Bum’, ‘Divergent Trilogy’, ‘Frankenstein (1970)’, ‘Hot Tub Time Machine’ ‘Melancholia’, ‘My Bloody Valentine’, ‘The Ring Two’, ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2’, ‘We’re All Going to the World’s Fair’, ‘Elvis’

Amazon Prime Video – ‘The Adjustment Bureau’, ‘American Beauty’, ‘American Ninja’, ‘An American Werewolf in London’, ‘The Blair Witch Project’, ‘Blair Witch 2: Book of Shadows’, ‘Cabin Fever’, ‘The Clan’, ‘Cold Creek Manor’, ‘The Expendables Trilogy’, ‘How to Train Your Dragon’, ‘Legally Blonde’, ‘Let the Right One In’, ‘Mother!’, ‘The Silence of the Lambs’, ‘Skyfall’, ‘Trollhunter’, ‘The Usual Suspects’, ‘Wanted’, ‘War of the Worlds’, ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’

Disney+ – ‘Nature Boy’

Paramount+ – ‘10 Cloverfield Lane’, ‘Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy’, ‘Area 51’, ‘Congo’, ‘Shanghai Noon’, ‘Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow’, ‘Teen Wolf’, ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’, ‘Three Days of the Condor’, ‘True Grit’, ‘Up in the Air’, ‘Zodiac’

Peacock – ‘Jurassic World Dominion’


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