Each week, our TV and film experts list the top ten streaming choices for you to add to your queues. We don’t work solely on ratings or accumulated streaming clicks (although we’ve scoured streaming site charts), but on choices that are truly worth considering amidst the choppy sea of content. After all, there’s a lot to do out there, and your time is valuable.
10: TIE. You guys (Netflix Movie)
This powerful feature film directorial debut from Kenya Barris combines the comedic genius of Eddie Murphy with the wit of Nia Long and the presence of Jonah Hill. The latter portrays Ezra Cohen, who takes a fateful ride with a woman, Amira Mohammed (Lauren London), and the adventure may prove life-changing. Portrayed by the adorable couple David Duchovny and Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Ezra’s parents are a modern love story, yes, but also so much more.
10: TIE. Murder in the Big Horn (Showtime series streaming on Paramount+)
The world awaits Martin Scorsese Killer of the Flower Moon, which has faced delays on several fronts. First, this series follows similar themes in three parts that depict the century-long epidemic of missing and murdered Native American women in Big Horn County, Montana. Local journalists dive deep and you’ll see in-depth interviews with law enforcement and local families. When all is said and done (though not resolved), the long-suffering, grieving families will have communicated their truth through a powerful and moving portrait of their community.
9. The menu (Searchlight Pictures/20th Century Studios film streaming on HBO Max)
“Foodie horror” is one thing, and it’s a damningly beautiful thing to witness. Ralph Fiennes portrays a sinister and downright insane bad boy of the kitchen who goes much further in his degenerative behavior than meets the eye. Maybe you crave some relief from the chefs, played by Jeremy Allen White (The bear) and Lucas Bravo (Emily in Paris) after watching this one, but it’s all worth the drive, especially since Anya Taylor-Joy can’t go wrong on screen.
8th. the Walking Dead (AMC series on AMC+ and Netflix)
The last of us Viewers keep emphasizing how prestigious their apocalyptic wasteland series is (and it’s true), but damn it, I’ll never be able to give up on Daryl Dixon and his friends. Soon we will see the conclusion of Fear the walking death along with at least three spinoffs, including a Maggie and Negan Feinmause adventure in Manhattan, the reunion between Rick and Michonne, and Daryl who’s kind of in Paris. One can only hope that his crossbow washed ashore with him.
7. The Drew Barrymore Show (CBS Media Ventures shows streaming on Paramount+)
Let’s get real here. I’d like to talk to Drew Barrymore about this ET And Santa Clarita Diet, but since that’s unlikely to happen, all credit is due to the best daytime talk show on TV right now. This thing makes gangbusters on Paramount+ (Watch out, yellowstone) and her perennial optimism and commitment to a concept are contagious. Drew is a rare example of a former child star who’s seen some shit and pushed past all of Hollywood’s crap to really do her own thing. However, be warned that despite what else happens in life, this show will make you smile.
6. Pamela, A Love Story (Documentary streaming on Netflix)
In the wake of Hulus Pam & Tommy, Pamela Anderson set out to tell the real story and finger-fuck those she thinks are “a**holes”. Produced by Brandon Lee (son of Pamela and Tommy), this project takes us behind the bombshell blonde curtain to give us a more structured picture of Pamela’s true personality. After five bad marriages, Pamela has many stories, but this project shows us her essence beyond the public image dominated by a stolen home video. It was a traumatic experience and one that had a knock-on effect on her professional and personal life. She has a lot of adoration for the world and her fans adore her too.
5. poker face (peacock series)
Natasha Lyonne continues to conquer the market for tough, stubborn characters who would make the ideal drinking buddy. She has teamed up with Rian Johnson who is in his midst knife out trilogy and still bring the twisted fun here. And of course, it’s obvious that Natasha’s Charlie is a not-Columbo-but-still-Columbo character in charge, even in the face of those trying to turn off her ability to spot a lie. Natasha’s co-stars (Adrian Brody, Benjamin Bratt, Dascha Polanco, Lil Rel Howery, Chloe Sevigny and more) all give their best, and Johnson is still the modern master of cameos.
4. level (Lionsgate Movie on Amazon Prime)
Gerard Butler stars in this film, which he seems to have spent his entire career preparing for its release. As our own Mike Ryan wrote, this actioner unlikely tears and shines and is a perfect example of why Butler is one of the few actors who hasn’t walked the superhero path for one important reason: he doesn’t have to to be profitable become movies. He has creative control and produces and banks, and he can entertain like a mofo. Those days of dancing in shamrock boxers have really paid off, and now he’s the guy having a blast while filming throwbacks like it’s nothing.
3. Harley Quinn: A Very Troubled Valentine’s Day Special (HBO Max Special)
HBO Max has trimmed a lot in the content department lately, but everyone’s blue-and-pink hued supervillain remains. Kaley Cuoco’s voice work and a cast of fabulous henchmen can’t be beat, so it’s time to catch up. And what do you know, here’s a standalone episode that has us Harley enjoying a first Hallmark vacation with Ivy, while Bane perks up with skyscrapers to disastrous effect. If that doesn’t interest you, then I don’t know how to help you.
2. You (Netflix series)
This Penn Badgley show strives for reinvention and succeeds, but it also suffers from a bad case of boredom. Joe Goldberg has another new name, Jonathan Moore, and he’s keeping a low profile, trying to avoid any resemblance of his old stalker life. However, another stalker begins to stalk Joe, so his dream of a quiet life across the pond just isn’t in sight. Even a Predator can’t shake its own streaks, meaning it’s just plain frustrated and boring, but there are some interesting side players. Lukas Gage stands out among the wealthy D-Bag characters who give Joe the creeps, and Tati Gabrielle’s Marienne continues to play the show’s most nuanced female role. It’s not quite finished here, so make sure you hold onto the note.
1. The last of us (HBO Series Streaming on HBO Max)
As if there weren’t enough reasons to kickstart the latest HBO epic, Melanie Lynskey’s arrival is a standout event. This series recently gave us (maybe) the last great pandemic love story, and the pre-Super Bowl episode came early and will get your adrenaline pumping. Neil Druckmann and Craig Mazin have managed to deliver a rare hit video game adaptation that will have you freaking out about mushrooms and warn you against ever trying to make friends in the apocalypse if it ever happens.
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