With so many shows and movies to choose from on Australia’s major streaming services, it can often be hard to find the best new things to entertain yourself at the end of the week.
In an effort to make things easier for you, we’ve rounded up the best new shows and movies to watch this weekend on Aussie streaming platforms, including Netflix, Disney Plus, Binge, Foxtel Now, Stan, Apple TV Plus, and Amazon. Prime Video.
Below is a list of new highlights, featuring binge-worthy TV shows alongside some great big-budget movie arrivals – and a few eccentric left-of-the-field entries, just for some variety.
The weekend will bring a number of hitters to the Australian streaming scene, including the premiere of Moon Knight on Disney Plus, More Halo on Paramount Plus, the Judd Apatow comedy The Bubble on Netflix and The Girl From Plainville on Stan. Here are our streaming picks for the weekend of April 1-3, 2022.
(TV Series – Episode 1 now available)
Disney’s first live-action Marvel series with a new character has finally arrived with Moon Knight, the story of a man (Oscar Isaac) with a sleep disorder who routinely blacks out only to find himself in some crazy situations. It turns out that the man has Dissociative Identity Disorder and one of his other personalities is the violent vigilante Moon Knight.
Stream Moon Knight on Disney Plus
(TV Series – Episode 2 now available)
The long journey to a (true) live-action Halo adaptation has finally paid off with this big-budget series from producer Steven Spielberg. In the series finale, Master Chief (Pablo Schreiber) and the girl he rescued (Yerin Ha) are on the run from the United Nations (UNSC) space command after refusing an order to terminate her.
Stream Halo on Paramount Plus (or through Amazon Prime Video channels)
(Movie – available 1/4/2022)
Writer-director Judd Apatow (The 40 Year Old Virgin, Knocked Up) takes a meta approach to his latest comedy, about a big-budget film production that locks up during on-location filming. Expect moderate laughter and a long playing time. Starring David Duchovny, Karen Gillan, Iris Apatow, Keegan-Michael Key and Fred Armisen.
Stream The Bubble on Netflix
(Limited Series – Available Now)
Hollywood is back with a new miniseries that re-enacts a recent true crime story with The Girl From Plainville, starring Elle Fanning in a transformative role. Based on the case of Michelle Carter (Fanning), who persuaded a young man to commit suicide via text message. Sounds like heavy watching.
Stream The Girl From Plainville on Stan
(TV Series – Episode 4 now available)
Writer/director Adam McKay (Don’t Look Up, Anchorman) returns with a fantastic new series that chronicles how basketball became one of the most glamorous and successful sports of all time. Set in the late 1970s, Winning Time follows Jerry Buss (John C. Reilly), a man who saw the potential of basketball not just as a sport, but as entertainment. His first assignment: to put every dollar he has into buying the Los Angeles Lakers. His second? Drafting a star like Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson (Quincy Isaiah) to explode the NBA in popularity. In Episode 4, the team struggles under tough (but unproven) new coach Jack McKinney (Tracy Letts).
Stream Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty on Binge
(TV series – available 1/4/2022)
Apple’s latest series has an incredible cast that includes Gary Oldman, Olivia Cooke, Jonathan Pryce, and Kristin Scott Thomas, making it a must-see show before we explain the premise. Fortunately, the plot, which follows a team of MI5 errors trying to save themselves by stopping a journalist’s execution, also sounds pretty good.
Stream Slow Horses on Apple TV Plus