These days, every media corporation has a streaming service that can make it pretty hard to sift through the endless shows and decide which ones for you. But that’s where we come in to help you break down the world of streaming. So, here’s our weekly roundup of the best streaming has to offer.
Operation Mincemeat: Historical, Film
An ensemble cast, including Colin Firth (King’s Speech), Matthew Macfayden (Succession), Penelope Wilton (Downton Abbey), and Kelly Macdonald (Nanny McPhee), bring to life the book of the same title by Ben Macintyre. The plot is based on the British Operation Mincemeat, a successful British deception operation to disguise the 1943 Allied invasion of Sicily. Watch Operation Mincemeat on Netflix.
Bad Country: Action, Film
Starring Matt Dillon (Crash) and William Dafoe (Spiderman), Bad Country is a 2014 action film based on a true story about Baton Rouge police detective Bud Carter (Dafoe) and his harrowing journey into bringing down the South’s most powerful crime ring. Released on May 3 watch Bad Country on Netflix.
With the backdrop of the East Coast, this dramedy focuses on a dysfunctional family. After one of the siblings receives a surprise inheritance, the bonds of the family of half-siblings are put to the test as family members race to take control of the family business, a ramshackle summer resort on the south shore of Nova Scotia. Moonshine features Jennifer Finnigan, Anastasia Phillips, Jonathan Silverman, with Canadian actor Allan Hawco slated to join the cast for the second season. Watch Moonshine on Netflix and CBC Gem.
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds: SciFi
Star Trek fans rejoice and get ready to explore new worlds in the latest instalment of the Star Trek series: Strange New Worlds. Paramount+ new series features Captain Pike, Science Officer Spock, and Number One exploring new worlds around the galaxy in this revival of the beloved sci-fi franchise. Watch Strange New World on CraveTV.
Time Traveler’s Wife: Science-Fiction Romantic Drama
This heart-wrenching romance stars Brits Theo James and Rose Leslie. Based on Audrey Niffenegger’s novel, the series centres around Henry (James), a time traveler, and the entanglements his condition causes him, eventually leading him to meet the love of his life Claire (Leslie). You can watch Time Traveler’s Wife on CraveTV.
The Staircase: Crime, Mystery
This case is inspired by a true story from 2001. The centre of the investigation in The Staircase is writer and war veteran Michael Peterson (played by Colin Firth). After what the local police deem a suspicious death of his wife Kathleen, a spurring, a high-profile trial ensued. The question everyone is wondering – did he do it? Watch The Staircase on CraveTV. In addition, you can watch the documentary on Netflix.
The Drop Out: Suspense, Crime
Starring Amanda Seyfried (Mama Mia), and Naveen Andrews (Lost), The Drop Out chronicles the epic rise and fall of Elizabeth Holmes, founder of biotechnology company Theranos, once valued at $9 billion. Holmes received much praise, including three American presidents, plus investments in the millions of dollars. Based on ABC’s podcast, The Dropout depicts Holmes life as a child, teen, and adult, featuring the experiences that likely motived her deception and lies. It truly is mindblowing. Watch the Drop Out on Disney+.
The Contractor: Thriller, Action
After decorated serviceman James Harper (Chris Pine) is involuntarily discharged from the United States Army Special Forces, he lands a contract with a private underground military. But, once things quickly go off-track on his first job, he’s caught in a deadly web that he must unravel to stay alive. The show also stars Kiefer Sutherland. Watch The Contractor on Prime.
The Essex Serpent: Period
Starring Claire Danes (Homeland) and Tom Hiddleston (Thor), The Essex Serpent is based on the novel of the same name by Sarah Perry. It follows the story of a widow who moves to Essex, England, to investigate reports of a mythical serpent. But locals quickly turn on her when tragedy strikes. Watch The Essex Serpent on Apple+.
Twenty Twelve: Comedy
This British comedy hilariously tells the story of the Olympic Deliverance Team, the team tasked with ensuring the 2012 Olympics in London goes off without a hitch. The show features Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abby), Olivia Coleman (Broadchurch), and Amelia Bullmore (Scott & Bailey). Watch Twenty Twelve on Britbox.
Ten Percent: Comedy
Based on the French comedy Call My Agent, Ten Percent takes place at a London talent agency, where the sudden death of its founder has the agents scrambling to keep their star clients happy and business as usual. Watch as the founder’s son, Jonathan Nightingale (Jack Davenport), deals with his father’s death and keeping the agency running. Each episode has a “guest” star client, which includes: Dominic West (The Affair), Helena Bonham Carter (The Crown), Oliva Williams (The Crown), Himesh Patel (Tenet), David Harewood (Line of Duty), Phoebe Dynevor (Bridgeton), plus more. Watch Ten Percent on British Prime.