There’s a lot of content available across Australia’s streaming services, with new TV shows and movies being added to Netflix and Stan regularly. Because of this, settling on something to watch each weekend can be somewhat daunting.
And, with the recent arrival of Amazon Prime Video to Australia, we can add a even more weekend streaming options to our list!
To make your weekend streaming session as smooth and relaxing as possible, we’ve taken the liberty of highlighting the best new content added to Netflix, Stan and Amazon Prime Video this week.
So grab some popcorn, invite some friends over and get ready for an awesome weekend of non-stop streaming. Because really, going outside is for suckers.
Here are the best movies and TV shows to stream this weekend.
Streaming on Netflix
Master of None (Season 2): Returning after a terrific first season, Master of None finds Dev (Aziz Ansari) in Italy on a spiritual quest of sorts after a failed relationship. Joining him is hilarious pal Arnold (Eric Wareheim). Expect the duo to go on some spontaneous adventures and eat at a lot of great restaurants. Fresh, hilarious and brutally honest, Master of None is one of the best comedies on Netflix – perfect for a weekend binge session.
Small Crimes: A dark indie thriller from the director of Cheap Thrills, Small Crimes stars Game of Thrones’ Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as a disgraced former cop who returns home from a six-year prison stint to find all his old problems waiting for him. Turns out redemption is much harder than it seems. A lean, mean piece of pulp fiction with a comedic edge, Small Crimes should satisfy those looking for a break from the typical Hollywood blockbuster.
Streaming on Stan
Better Call Saul (Season 3): In the third season of Better Call Saul, ‘Slippin’ Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) continues his moral descent as he heads towards his eventual Breaking Bad outcome, and we’re loving every minute of it! This season marks the return of a Breaking Bad favourite in notorious drug kingpin and fried chicken peddler Gus Fring (Giancarlo Esposito). Things are bound to get out of control.
Hardcore Henry: Like an even crazier first-person version of the Crank films, Hardcore Henry is like an extremely violent video game come to life. Some people might experience nausea from this kind of cinematography, but those who can stomach it are in for a wild, action-packed ride. Best of all, the vast majority of this Russian-shot movie’s death-defying stunts are all too real. Stars Sharlto Copley (District 9) as a number of comical ‘NPCs’.
Streaming on Amazon Prime Video
American Gods (Season 1): Destined to be the most talked-about new show of the year, American Gods is an adaptation of the award-winning Neil Gaiman novel of the same name. The show maintains the book’s trippy, hyper-violent and sexed-up tone, upping the ante with some truly mind-blowing visuals (stand up and take a bow, Bryan Fuller and David Slade – also known as the visionary team behind the acclaimed Hannibal TV series). The story follows a man named Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle) who is released from prison and immediately encounters a number of gods, demons and other mythological creatures. While there’s a good chance you won’t initially know what the hell is going on, it won’t matter – just sit back and enjoy the wonderfully-wordy characters, most notably Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane), a mysterious individual who hires Shadow to be his right-hand man. New episodes are fast-tracked from the US every Monday, but trust us – you’ll want to get onboard early with this show.
By Stephen Lambrechts
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