A lot of strange stuff hits streaming this week – stories of spies, demons, and an alternate New York City
‘Blood Flower’ (Shudder)
Teen apprentice faith healer Iqbal must face his inner demons when he and his friends unwittingly unleash a malevolent spirit hungry for revenge.
‘The Changeling’ (Apple TV+)
Set in an alternate New York City, a father and husband (LaKeith Stanfield) searches through a magical world for his abducted son and missing wife.
‘Spy Ops’ (Netflix)
In this intense true crime series, intelligence operatives from MI6 to the CIA share insider stories of spy craft, Cold War campaigns, and coups carried out by covert agents. Featuring interviews with real officials, officers, and spies.
‘Never Let Him Go’ (Hulu)
Steve Johnson embarks on a multi-decade quest for justice after his brother Scott’s death, uncovering a long history of attacks in New South Wales that targeted vulnerable people.
‘The Venture Bros.: Radiant Is the Blood of the Baboon Heart’ (Max)
After Hank suddenly disappears, Team Venture is forced to fight their way through conspiracies, mysteries, and plenty of villains to find Hank and restore the world as they once knew it.
‘Dear Child’ (Netflix)
Escaping captivity in a basement, a young girl and her unconscious mother are found at the site of a car accident. But the regained freedom offers neither salvation nor security.
‘97 Minutes’ (Hulu)
A hijacked 767 will crash in just 97 minutes when its fuel runs out. Against the strong will of NSA Deputy Toyin, NSA Director Hawkins (Alec Baldwin) prepares to have the plane shot down before it does any catastrophic damage on the ground, leaving the fate of the innocent passengers in the hands of Alex (Jonathan Rhys Meyers), an undercover Interpol agent who has been embedded in the terrorist cell.
‘The Menu’ (Hulu)
A couple (Anya Taylor-Joy and Nicholas Hoult) travels to a coastal island to eat at an exclusive restaurant where the chef (Ralph Fiennes) has prepared a lavish menu, with some shocking surprises.
‘The Banshees of Inisherin’ (Hulu)
Set on a remote island off the west coast of Ireland, The Banshees of Inisherin follows lifelong friends Pádraic (Colin Farrell) and Colm (Brendan Gleeson), who find themselves at an impasse when Colm unexpectedly puts an end to their friendship. A stunned Pádraic, aided by his sister Siobhán (Kerry Condon) and troubled young islander Dominic (Barry Keoghan), endeavours to repair the relationship, refusing to take no for an answer. But Pádraic’s repeated efforts only strengthen his former friend’s resolve and when Colm delivers a desperate ultimatum, events swiftly escalate, with shocking consequences.
‘Mafia Mamma’ (Paramount+)
Mafia Mamma follows an insecure American woman (Toni Collette) who unexpectedly inherits her grandfather’s mafia empire in Italy. Guided by the firm’s trusted consigliere (Monica Bellucci), she hilariously defies everyone’s expectations, including her own, as the new head of the family business.
CONTINUED WEEKLY EPISODES:
‘Foundation (Season 2)’ (Apple TV+)
More than a century after the Season 1 finale, tension mounts throughout the galaxy. As the Cleons unravel, a vengeful queen plots to destroy Empire from within. Hari, Gaal, and Salvor discover a colony of Mentalics with special abilities that threaten to alter psychohistory itself. Meanwhile, the Foundation and Empire are on a collision course for war with the fate of humanity in the balance. The first nine episodes are now streaming with the finale arriving next week.
‘The Afterparty (Season 2)’ (Apple TV+)
Each episode of The Afterparty explores a different character’s account of one fateful evening, all told through the lens of popular film genres and unique visuals to match the storyteller’s perspective. In season two, a wedding is ruined when the groom is murdered and every guest is a suspect. Detective Danner (Haddish) returns to help Aniq (Sam Richardson) and Zoë (Zoe Chao) solve whodunnit by questioning family members, star-crossed lovers and business partners, and hearing each suspect’s retelling of the weekend, each with their own unique perspective and visual style. All episodes are now streaming.
‘Bleach: Thousand Year Blood War (Season 2)’ (Hulu)
The final conflict between the Soul Reapers and the Quincies begins as Ywach and his army invade the Soul Society once more. Ichigo Kurosaki and his friends race to complete their training with the Royal Guard in time to help before their allies are overwhelmed. The first nine episodes are now streaming.
‘Special Ops: Lioness’ (Paramount+)
Special Ops: Lioness, inspired by an actual US Military program, follows the life of Joe (Zoe Saldaña) while she attempts to balance her personal and professional life as the tip of the CIA’s spear in the war on terror. The Lioness Program, overseen by Kaitlyn Meade (Nicole Kidman) and Byron Westfield (Michael Kelly), enlists an aggressive Marine Raider named Cruz (Laysla De Oliveira) to operate undercover alongside Joe among the power brokers of State terrorism in the CIA’s efforts to thwart the next 9/11. All episodes are now streaming.
‘Futurama (Season 11)’ (Hulu)
Fry risks permanent insanity when he attempts to binge-watch every TV show ever made. Amy and Kif’s children emerge from an alien swamp. Bender and the crew head west to join the bitcoin mining rush. That’s right, Futurama is back – again. The first seven episodes are now streaming.
‘Reservation Dogs (Season 3)’ (Hulu)
From Sterlin Harjo and Taika Waititi, Reservation Dogs is a half-hour comedy that follows the exploits of four Indigenous teenagers from rural Oklahoma. This season, the Rez Dogs find themselves stranded in Cali and have to figure out their way back home. Season three is full of road trips, bathroom wisdom, unexpected fathers, boarding schools, Bigfoot, rumors, revenge and healing. The first seven episodes are now streaming.
‘Physical (Season 3)’ (Apple TV+)
Set in the idyllic but fragile beach paradise of sunny 1980s San Diego, Physical is a dark comedy following Sheila Rubin (Rose Byrne), a quietly tortured, seemingly dutiful housewife supporting her smart but controversial husband’s bid for state assembly. But behind closed doors, Sheila has her own darkly funny take on life she rarely lets the world see. She’s also battling a complex set of personal demons relating to her self-image… that is, until she finds release through the unlikeliest source: the world of aerobics. The first seven episodes are now streaming.
‘Only Murders in the Building (Season 3)’ (Hulu)
Charles, Oliver & Mabel investigate a murder behind the scenes at a Broadway show. Starring Steve Martin, Martin Short, Selena Gomez, Paul Rudd & Meryl Streep. The first six episodes are now streaming.
‘Invasion (Season 2)’ (Apple TV+)
Invasion is a sweeping, character-driven science fiction drama series that follows an alien invasion through different perspectives around the world. The action-packed second season picks up just months later with the aliens escalating their attacks in an all out war against the humans. The first three episodes are now streaming.
‘Star Wars: Ahsoka’ (Disney+)
Former Jedi knight Ahsoka Tano investigates an emerging threat to a vulnerable galaxy. The first four episodes are now streaming.
‘Archer (Season 14)’ (Hulu)
Archer is an animated, half-hour comedy that follows Sterling Archer as he navigates the changing landscape of the spy world. In the final season, Archer and The Agency are finding their own way with Lana at the helm. Her goal is to make money while also making the world a better place, but she quickly finds out running a spy agency isn’t so cut and dry. The first three episodes are now streaming.
‘The Wheel of Time (Season 2)’ (Prime Video)
The lives of five young villagers change forever when a strange and powerful woman arrives, claiming one of them is the child of an ancient prophecy with the power to tip the balance between Light and Dark forever. They must choose whether to trust this stranger – and each other – with the fate of the world before the Dark One breaks out of His prison, and the Last Battle begins. The first four episodes are now streaming.
Also streaming now:
Netflix – ‘Crank’, ‘Crank: High Voltage’, ‘Anchorman’, ‘Anchorman 2’, ‘Infamy’, ‘Predators’, ‘Scouts Honor: The Secret Files of the Boy Scouts of America’ ‘Burning Body’, ‘Rosa Peral’s Tapes’
Hulu – ‘Ready Player One’, ‘Taurus’, ‘The Friendship Game’
Shudder – ‘The Autopsy of Jane Doe’, ‘Relic’
Max – ‘Devil’s Road: The True Story of Ed and Lorraine Warren’, ‘Tiny Toons Looniversity’
Prime Video – ‘One Shot: Overtime Elite’, ‘Sitting in Bars with Cake’
Paramount+ – ‘Reno 911! (Season 7)’, ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks (Season 4)’
Disney+ – ‘The Little Mermaid (2023)’, ‘I Am Groot (Season 2)’
COMING NEXT WEEK:
Netflix – ‘A Nation of Kimchi’, ‘Glow Up (Season 5)’, ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’, ‘Freestyle’, ‘Ordinary Men: The Forgotten Holocaust’, ‘Wrestlers’, ‘Band of Brothers’, ‘El Conde’, ‘Inside the World’s Toughest Prisons (Season 7), ‘Love at First Sight’, ‘Miseducation’, ‘Surviving Summer (Season 2)’, ‘The Pacific’
Hulu – ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’, ‘Corsage’, ‘The Other Black Girl’, ‘Welcome to Wrexham (Season 2)’, ‘Girl in the Closet’, ‘Phrogging: Hider in My House’, ‘Maze Runner: The Death Cure’, ‘Robots’, ‘The Wrecking Crew’, ‘World’s Greatest Dad’
Shudder – ‘Elevator Game’, ‘Come True’, ‘The Hallow’
Max – ‘Ambient Swim (Season 2)’, ‘FLCL: Grunge (Season 4)’
Prime Video – ‘Inside’, ‘A Million Miles Away’, ‘Wilderness’
Paramount+ – ‘America in Black’, ‘Buddy Games’
Apple TV+ – ‘The Morning Show (Season 3)’
Disney+ – ‘Elemental’, ‘The Other Black Girl’, ‘Animals Up Close with Bertie Gregory’, ‘Assembled: The Making of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’