Netflix can be leaking subscribers faster than you can say “The woman in the house across the street from the girl in the window”, but new series and back from the streaming service nonetheless form the core of this week’s recommendations.
The sixth and final season of Better Call Saul is headlining the latest generation of arrivals, while offbeat comedy-drama Russian Doll also makes its long-awaited return. Other streamers are also taking a look, including Apple TV Plus and relative newcomer Starz – so there’s plenty of content to choose from as April slowly draws to a close.
Below, then, we’ve rounded up our pick of the seven biggest new movies and TV shows to watch on netflix, First video, HBO Max and more in the coming days.
Better Call Saul Season 6 (AMC Plus, Netflix)
The latest entry in the Breaking Bad spin-off Better Call Saul has finally started streaming on Netflix (unless you’re in the US, in which case you’ll find it on AMC Plus), giving fans one last chance to bask. in the slippery genius of Bob Odenkirk’s morally corrupt defense attorney, Saul Goodman.
Having had a near-death experience the previous season, Better call Saul season 6 finds the titular crook but a shell of his usual self. For starters, he’s reverted to the uncertain Jimmy McGill and is, according to Odenkirk, “in a weak, uncertain, and scared place inside.” To us, it sounds like the series finale has all the makings of a great comeback story.
Like Money Heist and ozark before that, the show’s 13-episode climax will be split into two parts. The first two entries are available to stream now, with the next five arriving weekly every Monday. A final series of six episodes will begin airing on July 12.
Now available to stream on AMC Plus in the US and Netflix internationally
Russian doll season 2 (Netflix)
Three years after its premiere arrived, the second season of Russian Doll has finally dropped on Netflix – and it looks like more temporal issues (and reckless profanity) are on the horizon for New Yorker Nadia. sage by Natasha Lyonne.
Created by Lyonne alongside co-writers Leslye Headland and Amy Poehler, the show’s first season followed Nadia’s quest to break free from a Death Loopstyle time loop that saw her reliving her 36th birthday over and over again. This time, however, Nadia and Alan (Charlie Barnett), trapped in Season 1’s loop, won’t be stuck in a repeat cycle – instead, they’ll be faced with a portal capable of propelling them forward. by weather.
We don’t know too much about the plot of the new episodes of Russian Doll, although it has been confirmed that Annie Murphy (Schitt’s Creek), Sharlto Copley (District 9) and Carolyn Michelle Smith (House of Cards) will will join the party. . Our advice? Expect the unexpected.
Now available to stream on Netflix.
The Air Hostess Season 2 (HBO Max)
After a string of rave reviews for its first season, HBO’s dark comedy-drama The Flight Attendant returns to HBO Max this week for a second outing.
After giving up booze and now living a comfortable life as a flight attendant and civilian CIA agent, Kaley Cuoco’s once self-destructive Cassie Bowden is in a much calmer place. But when a mission goes awry and the blame is placed firmly on its direction, Cassie finds herself struggling to keep it together.
The likes of Sharon Stone, Mo McRae and Callie Hernandez join the cast of new episodes of The Flight Attendant, two of which are available to stream now. Another pair of episodes will arrive next Thursday, followed by four more on a weekly basis. UK viewers will have to wait until May to see the series on Sky and Now TV.
Now available to stream on HBO Max.
A Very British Scandal (Prime Video)
Not to be confused with Hugh Grant’s A Very English Scandal (although the two share the same producers) or the recent Netflix drama Anatomy of a Scandal (can we stop using the word scandal?), A Very British Scandal is now available to stream on Prime Video, having debuted on BBC One in the UK in December 2021.
Much like the first of its almost namesake, this three-episode series examines another notorious British controversy from the 1990s, this time focusing on the exceptionally messy divorce case – we’re talking about violence, adultery, forgery… you name it – between the Duke and Duchess of Argyll (played by Paul Bettany and Claire Foy, respectively).
A Very British Scandal won multiple five-star reviews upon its initial release last year, with particular praise for performances from Foy and Bettany, so this is definitely the one to grab if you like your factual dramas.
Now available to stream on Prime Video.
The first of many Watergate-inspired features headed to streamers next month (to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the event), Gaslit tells the untold story of the lesser-known whistleblowers involved in exposing the political scandal.
Adapted from the first season of Slate’s Slow Burn podcast, this four-part series focuses on the courage of Martha Mitchell (played by Julie Roberts), a celebrity socialite and wife of President Nixon’s loyal Attorney General John N. Mitchell ( played by Sean Penn, with a little help from some The Batman-esque prosthetics), who became one of the first to sound the alarm about Nixon’s involvement in the Watergate robbery.
Dan Stevens, Betty Gilpin, Shea Whigham, Patton Oswalt and more star alongside Roberts and Penn in this Starz production, which has so far garnered mostly positive reviews.
Now available for Starz.
Selling Sunset season 5 (Netflix)
If you’re in the mood for an easy watch this weekend, the inexplicably popular real estate reality series, Selling Sunset, returns to Netflix this week for its fifth season.
Essentially, the show follows a group of elite (or elitist?) real estate agents working at the star-studded The Oppenheim Group agency in Los Angeles. Employees put their big personalities to work selling even bigger homes — think luxury penthouses and beachfront villas — which often leads to popcorn-worthy drama between who is vying for the most commissions .
Selling Sunset isn’t reinventing the reality TV mould, but if you have a thing for Love Island or The Kardashiansit will certainly entertain you.
Now available to stream on Netflix.
They Call Me Magic (Apple TV Plus)
Just as Netflix’s The Last Dance focused on the exploits of basketball legend Michael Jordan, Apple’s latest docuseries They Call Me Magic applies the same treatment to Los Angeles Lakers icon Magic Johnson. .
Across four episodes, director Rick Famuyiwa chronicles Johnson’s rise from high school prodigy to Olympic and national champion, combining the usual tricks of the genre – stock footage, talking heads, and more. – to paint the portrait of one of basketball’s greatest stars.
Those not inspired by sports documentaries probably won’t find much to chew on here, although The Last Dance has proven that the on-pitch drama of years past can be as engrossing as a Hollywood movie script.
Now available to stream on Apple TV Plus.