It’s Friday, the weather is looking a bit gloomy, at least here in the UK, so we figured there’s no better way to spend the coming weekend than snuggling up on the couch, watching the latest releases that Netflix and the like have. to offer. If you’re thinking the same thing and are looking for some streaming recommendations, we’ve got you covered below as we list the six most exciting titles to drop online in the past few days.
In TV terms, there’s Andor, the Star Wars spinoff, which focuses on the Rogue One character of the same name and his rise from rogue thief to rogue spy, or Abbott Elementary season 2, if you prefer your shows with More laughs than lightsabers. Prime Video subscribers in the UK will be able to tune in to John Wick: Chapter 2 for free, while the US platform recently added the Zac Efron-directed Firestarter reboot. There really is something for everyone, no matter where you are in the world, so what are you waiting for? Keep scrolling and check out our top streaming recommendations of the week…
Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story – Netflix
Available: All over the world
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Neither Ryan Murphy nor Evan Peters are strangers to bringing real-life serial killers to the small screen. In Netflix’s chilling new ten-part Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story, the latter plays the infamous serial killer, in a story that’s reportedly largely told from the point of view of his victims.
Richard Jenkins plays Jeffrey’s father, Lionel, while Molly Ringwald appears as his stepmother, Shari. Michael Learned and Niecy Nash round out the supporting cast as Catherine Dahmer and Jeffrey’s neighbor Glenda Cleveland.
Andor – Disney Plus
Available: All over the world
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Andor, the new Star Wars spin-off, follows Cassian Andor (Diego Luna), the rogue rebel who helped Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) steal the Death Star plans in Rogue One: A Star Story. Wars, and traces his journey from the thief. to spy Adria Arjona, Fiona Shaw, Kyle Soller, Denise Gough, Stellan Skarsgård and Forest Whitaker, reprising their role as Saw Gerrera, also appear.
The first three episodes are available to stream now. In our review of the first batch, we championed the series’ “gritty” take on the franchise, reminiscent of Blade Runner, and noted how exciting it is that Andor feels so unlike anything in the series we’ve seen before; even though we know how Andor’s story ends.
John Wick: Chapter 2 – Prime Video
Available: United Kingdom
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Yes! We’re thinking he’s back… for a sequel, which has just been uploaded to Prime Video in the UK. Following the events of the first film, John Wick: Chapter 2
In 2017, Total Film gave the action-packed film four out of five stars and praised its “impressive” choreography and “super cool” leadership. The review continues: “John Wick: Chapter 2 doesn’t live up to the heights of the original, partly because the element of surprise when it comes to fighting work is gone, partly because it lacks the emotional pull of Wick avenging Wick’s wife. the”. memory. But as B movies go, this really gets the blood pumping.”
Abbott Elementary season 2 – Hulu/Disney Plus
Available: YOU SUCK
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Everyone’s favorite teachers are back for more classes and mayhem in Abbott Elementary’s sophomore season. For the uninitiated, the acclaimed mockumentary comedy follows a group of passionate educators (and their slightly deaf principal), who set out to turn a struggling Philadelphia public school around. They may be overworked and underfunded, but they sure will try.
In the new batch of episodes, Janine (played by creator Quinta Brunson) tries to shake off the breakup by throwing herself into her job, while the rest of the teachers prepare for the upcoming academic year. Meanwhile, Ava (Janelle James) organizes a school parking lot hustle while Gregory (Tyler James Williams), now a full-time teacher, is overwhelmed with the curriculum.
Quantum Leap – Peacock
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Set 30 years after the 1980 series of the same name, in which Scott Bakula’s Dr. Sam Beckett stepped onto the Quantum Leap accelerator and disappeared, Quantum Leap the Series follows a new team tasked with rebooting the project. Your mission? To shed some light on the mysteries behind the machine and its creator.
Developed by Donald P. Bellisario, the show stars Ernie Hudson, Caitlin Bassett, Nanrisa Lee, Raymond Lee, and Mason Alexander Park from The Sandman.
Arsonist – Prime Video
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Adapting the Stephen King novel of the same name, and later the 1984 film as well, Firestarter sees Zac Efron play Andy, a young father who goes to great lengths to keep his daughter’s pyrotechnic powers a secret. But in true sci-fi thriller fashion, shady government officials soon take notice of his potentially dangerous abilities and begin hunting them both down. However, Andy has some secrets of his own, and young Charlie certainly won’t go quietly.
We’re not going to sit here and lie to you readers, Firestarter didn’t get great reviews upon its release. But, you never know what you could do with it.
If there’s nothing here that tickles your fancy, you may need to start digging through each streaming service’s back catalog, which can be a daunting task given how many titles each one hosts.
Fear not though… if you’re a TV fanatic, we’ve got you covered with our guides to the best Netflix shows, the best Disney Plus shows, and the best Amazon Prime Video shows. If it’s movies you’re looking for, be sure to check out our lists of