With Prime Video, Hulu, Disney+, HBO Max, Paramount+, Apple TV+, Peacock and so many other streaming platforms, there’s no shortage of options when you’re searching for what to watch this week. But knowing where to find a great new TV show or movie can feel overwhelming.
To help you stop scrolling and start streaming, Essentials has rounded up some of the best series and movies to watch this week, from brand-new TV shows to big-box-office films you might have missed in theaters. From the streaming premiere of “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” to a new comedy series starring Maya Rudolph, we’ve got your watch list covered.
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Here’s our roundup of the best TV shows and movies to stream this week.
‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’
Following a 47-day exclusive theatrical run, “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” is finally available to stream. After casting a forbidden spell, Dr. Stephen Strange must deal with the fallout of opening a portal to the multiverse. Benedict Cumberbatch, Elizabeth Olsen and Xochitl Gomez star in the latest Marvel movie.
‘Downton Abbey: A New Era’
The second film of the “Downton Abbey” franchise follows members of the Crawley family across the Channel to France after the Dowager Countess (Maggie Smith) acquires a mysterious piece of property. Back at home, Lady Mary (Michelle Dockery) plays host to a film crew. “Downton Abbey: A New Era” is now streaming on Peacock, alongside all six seasons of the show and the first movie of the franchise.
When billionaire Molly Novak (played by Maya Rudolph) is betrayed by her husband, she begins a public spiral towards rock bottom. But when Molly discovers she has a charity foundation in her name, she decides to focus on giving back, rather than giving up. Joel Kim Booster, Nat Faxon and Mj Rodriguez also star in this lighthearted comedy series, now streaming on Apple TV+.
‘Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe’
It’s been over a decade since this dynamic duo’s last on-screen appearance, but Beavis and Butt-Head are finally back. In “the dumbest science fiction movie ever made,” the boys are recruited to join a team of astronauts, but wind up being left for dead in space after ruining the mission. Mike Judge returns as both Beavis and Butt-Head in “Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe,” now streaming on Paramount+
‘The Summer I Turned Pretty’
Isabel “Belly” Conklin’s family spends every summer at her mom’s lifelong friend Susannah’s beach house. But this summer is different. At sixteen, Belly isn’t a kid anymore. And Susannah’s handsome teenage sons, Conrad and Jeremiah, have definitely noticed.
From the author of “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before,” this new coming-of-age romance (which has already been renewed for a Season 2) is a must-watch series this summer.
‘Jerry & Marge Go Large’
Inspired by real events, “Jerry & Marge Go Large” tells the story of retired math whiz Jerry Selbee, who, with the help of his wife, uses a mathematical loophole in the Massachusetts lottery to win millions. Bryan Cranston, Annette Bening and Rainn Wilson star in this wacky PG-13 comedy.
‘Cha Cha Real Smooth’
Recent college grad Andrew is living with his parents, feeling aimless and working as a professional party starter for bar and bat mitzvahs. But when he strikes up a friendship with a mom and her autistic daughter, he begins to understand what he wants his future to look like. Cooper Raiff writes, directs and stars alongside Dakota Johnson in this unique dramedy, which brought home the Audience Award at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival.
From the co-creators of “American Vandal,” in association with Funny or Die, this mockumentary series follows a “League of Legends” e-sports team dealing with tension between their aging star player and a new wild card rookie. This scathing comedy is now streaming on Paramount+.
‘The Worst Person in the World’
Nominated for Best International Feature Film at the 2022 Oscars, “The Worst Person in the World” follows Julie, an indecisive woman trying to navigate her love life and career in Oslo, Norway. Lead actress Renate Reinsve took home the Best Actress award at Cannes for her performance in this dark romantic comedy.
Muslim American teenager Kamala Khan is living an average teenage life in Jersey City. She loves video games, writing fanfiction and superheroes — especially Captain Marvel. But fantasy and reality begin to blur when Kamala gets superpowers of her own. Starring newcomer Iman Vellani, this MCU miniseries is now streaming on Disney+.
In this series remake of Olivier Assayas’s 1996 film of the same name, reluctant movie star Mira (played by Alicia Vikander) moves to Paris to play Irma Vep in a remake of the French silent film classic “Les Vampires.” Hoping the role will help her reconnect to her craft, Mira begins to commit to her character in unsettling ways. “Irma Vep” is now streaming on HBO Max.
’90 Day Fiancé: Love in Paradise’
Five couples who fell in love on vacation reunite to see if their relationship has what it takes after the magic of paradise has worn off. The newest season of “90 Day Fiancé: Love in Paradise” notably includes two LGBTQ+ couples for the first time in the show’s history.
This retelling of Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice” follows a group of queer best friends as they set out on their annual trip to Fire Island. Joel Kim Booster stars alongside Bowen Yang, Margaret Cho, Conrad Ricamora and James Scully in this tender rom-com, now streaming on Hulu.
‘The Boys’ (Season 3)
In a world where superheroes are treated as gods and behave as villains, the Boys are on a quest to expose the powerful figures’ dirty secrets. Season 3 of Prime Video’s “The Boys” sees the return of Antony Starr, Karl Urban, Jack Quaid and Erin Moriarty. New episodes of “The Boys” are now streaming weekly.
Ewan McGregor reprises his role as Obi-Wan and Hayden Christensen returns as Anakin-turned-Vader in the newest “Star Wars” prequel series, “Obi-Wan Kenobi.” The show picks up 10 years after Obi-Wan’s apprentice turned to the dark side and became Darth Vader. Still grappling with the fallout from his friend’s betrayal, the Jedi Master is living in exile on Tatooine while keeping a distant but watchful eye on young Luke Skywalker.
‘Physical’ (Season 2)
This dark comedy follows an unhappy housewife (played by Rose Byrne) in the 80s who struggles daily with her inner critic. Her life starts to turn around, however, when she discovers the wonderful world of aerobics.
‘Stranger Things’ (Season 4)
After three long years, “Stranger Things” is finally back. The long-awaited fourth season of this beloved sci-fi series picks up six months after the Battle of Starcourt. With the gang all separated and struggling through their first year of high school, a new supernatural threat is headed to Hawkins, putting everyone’s lives (and their spring break plans) in jeopardy.
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‘Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers’
In this reboot about a reboot, beloved classic cartoon characters live their lives alongside humans out in society (think “Who Framed Roger Rabbit”). In present-day Los Angeles, the dynamic chipmunk duo Chip and Dale are still struggling after the cancellation of their show, Rescue Rangers. But when a former castmate goes missing, the pair gear up for a reunion (of sorts). Comedians Andy Samberg and John Mulaney star in this Easter egg-filled movie, now streaming on Disney+.
‘RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars’
In “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars,” fan-favorite queens from past seasons come back for the chance to be inducted into RuPaul’s Drag Race Hall of Fame. This upcoming season will feature the franchise’s first all-winners cast, with past victors making a valiant return to fight for the title of “Queen of All Queens” and a doubled-up cash prize of $200,000. The stakes have never been higher.
Peacock’s latest limited series takes a deeper look at an 80s Hollywood icon. “Angelyne” explores the little-known past of the woman behind a series of mysterious Los Angeles billboards carrying just her image and name. Starring Emmy Rossum, Alex Karpovsky, Lukas Gage, Martin Freeman and more, all five episodes of “Angelyne” are now available to stream on Peacock.
HBO Max’s legendary ballroom competition is finally back. For the uninitiated: the show follows eight “houses” or teams as they compete across nine “balls” comprised of dancing, voguing and fashion-based challenges for a $100,000 prize and the title of “Legendary.” The first three episodes of “Legendary” season three are now streaming on HBO Max.
‘The Lost City’
Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum star in this fun, flirty adventure flick, which opened in March at No. 1 at the domestic box office. “The Lost City” casts Bullock as a reclusive romance novelist, Tatum as her longtime cover model — and a delightful Daniel Radcliffe as the treasure-hunting billionaire who kidnaps her.
‘Conversations With Friends’
Set in Dublin and based on the Sally Rooney novel of the same name, “” is about a college student and her former girlfriend who come into the orbit of a married couple. Complications ensue! Alison Oliver, Sasha Lane, Joe Alwyn (“The Favourite”) and Jemima Kirke (“Girls”) co-star in this new Hulu limited series. The show is from the same team behind “Normal People,” the streamer’s previous Rooney adaptation.
Josh Brolin stars in this Amazon original sci-fi/Western series about a Wyoming rancher — and the gaping black hole that exists on his land.
‘Star Trek: Strange New Worlds’
In “,” Anson Mount, Ethan Peck and Rebecca Romijn reprise their “Star Trek: Discovery” roles as Captain Pike, Spock and Una, respectively. “Strange New Worlds” is a spin-off of “Discovery,” and is set roughly a decade before the events of “Star Trek: The Original Series.” At last look, the show had a 98% critical rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
“Girl Meets World” actress Rowan Blanchard stars in this coming-of-age lesbian rom-com now streaming on Hulu. “Moana” fave Auli’i Cravalho also stars.
“Shining Girls” is an Apple+ thriller series starring Elisabeth Moss, and based on the same-titled bestselling novel by Lauren Beukes about a newspaper archivist who teams with a reporter to solve a murder case — and her own years-ago traumatic assault. If you couldn’t tell from the newspaper reference, the show is set in the early 1990s.
Miles Teller stars alongside Juno Temple and Colin Hanks in this dramatic new Paramount+ limited series about the making of “The Godfather.” “” drops new episodes weekly, through June 2, 2022.
‘Under the Banner of Heaven’
Inspired by Jon Krakauer’s true-crime bestseller, “Under the Banner of Heaven” follows a devoutly Mormon detective as he investigates the 1984 murder of a mother and baby daughter in Utah. Andrew Garfield stars alongside “Fresh” actress Daisy Edgar-Jones and Sam Worthington. The seven-episode, limited FX series is streaming exclusively on Hulu.
Now you can watch Robert Pattinson and Zoë Kravitz fight crime together in Gotham City from the comfort of your own couch. Jeffrey Wright, Colin Farrell and Paul Dano also star in this epic, action-packed film.
This eight-episode, Apple TV+ anthology series about the trials and tribulations of womanhood is adapted from a collection of short stories by Cecelia Ahern. “Roar” features an all-star cast including Nicole Kidman, Issa Rae and Cynthia Erivo.
One year after ending their 20-season-old E! show, “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” Kris, Kourtney, Kim, Khloé, Kendall and Kylie are back in the Kardashian-Jenner clan’s all-new reality series for Hulu.
This new Peacock comedy, starring Craig Robinson (“The Office”), is self-described as a series about “class, capitalism and one man’s quest to achieve the American dream. And also about hunting really big snakes.”
“Pachinko” is an international drama series from Apple+ that’s told in three languages (Korean, Japanese and English). The epic family saga is an adaptation of a New York Times best-selling novel, and stars the Oscar-winning Youn Yuh Jung and Korean superstar Lee Minho.
Starring Jake Johnson and Ophelia Lovibond, “Minx” is a new HBO Max comedy series about a feminist (played by Lovibond) who teams with a porn mogul (played by Johnson) to publish a Ms.-style magazine, with, well, nudes. HBO Max has already ordered a second season.
The 2021 version of Frank Herbert’s classic science-fiction saga of the same name was the most-honored film at the 94th Academy Awards: The movie, starring Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya and Jason Momoa, won six categories, including best original score and best visual effects.
“Fresh” stars Daisy Edgar-Jones (“Normal People”) and Sebastian Stan (the Marvel Cinematic Universe, “Pam & Tommy”). While the film appears to be a usual rom-com, the dark comedy soon takes an unappetizing turn.
“Severance” is a new workplace-thriller series from Apple+ that stars Adam Scott (“Parks and Recreation”). Executive producer Ben Stiller directed six of the Season 1’s nine episodes. The show has been renewed for a second season. You can catch the complete first, trippy season on Apple+.
The best TVs and TV deals right now
If you find yourself forgoing the movie theater in favor of streaming the best new movies and TV shows at home, it might be time to upgrade your TV setup. Keep reading to check out the best 4K TVs and TV accessories, as well as the best deals on TVs.
Samsung’s ‘The Frame’ QLED 4K smart TV 2022
The latest edition of “The Frame” uses a matte, anti-reflection display. The 1-inch-thick screen can stream all your favorite TV shows and movies in 4K resolution, and seamlessly transition to Art Mode to display your favorite paintings and photographs.
55″ LG OLED GX gallery design 4K smart TV 2020
Prefer your painting-inspired TV to be an LG? The LG OLED GX can hang on your wall just like a painting — hence, why it’s known as a gallery-design TV. This LG OLED TV takes wall mounting to the next level: LG promises there’ll be “no gap” between your ultra-thin screen and the wall.
Amazon has the 55-inch 2020 model of the LG OLED GX marked down 7% right now. The LG OLED GX boasts 4K resolution, built-in Alexa and Google Assistant, as well as built-in streaming apps for Netflix and more.
Looking for an even bigger deal on an even newer TV? Right now, you can get at least $500 off the 2021 LG G1 gallery 4K smart TV direct from LG. The TV comes in three screen sizes: 55 inches, 65 inches and 75 inches. The biggest discount is for the 77-inch TV: It’s marked down $1000, down to $3,000.
Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K
Amazon’s in-house streaming platform is Fire TV. This 4K device comes with an Alexa voice remote, and supports Dolby Atmos Audio. Right now, the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K is on sale for $10 off its usual price.
Fire TV Stick Lite
Sure, the Fire TV Stick Lite is the Amazon streaming stick with the least frills, but it’s also Amazon’s most affordable streaming stick. With the Fire Stick Lite, you can stream TV shows and movies in full HD, and enjoy some Alexa-enabled voice controls. If you’re looking for the cheapest way to stream on an older TV, the Fire TV Stick Lite is a great option.
2022 Chromecast with Google TV
For Google loyalists, the new 2022 Chromecast with Google TV can, ahem, streamline your streaming experience. Get personal recommendations based on your subscriptions, viewing history and purchase history.
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