What’s on this Weekend
Did you know your weekend could include some drama, some scandal, or perhaps even a journey into space? How, you may ask? Well, through the wonderful offerings of streaming TV, of course! So here’s our weekly roundup of the best streaming has to offer.
The Puppet Master: Hunting the Ultimate Conman – Documentary | Crime
This three-part series follows the search for infamous British conman Robert Hendy-Freegard. Hendy-Freegard’s masquerades will keep you on the edge of your seat as it is slowly revealed how he was able to keep people away from their families for 10 years. As the victims share their stories, learn how he used the cover of being a British spy, stole money from numerous people for more than two decades and left families in ruin. Watch The Puppet Master: Hunting the Ultimate Conman on Netflix.
Russian Doll – Comedy
Emmy nominated actress Natasha Lyonne stars in this thrown-for-a-loop comedy about Nadia, a 36-year-old who keeps dying and reliving her birthday party. Stuck in this time loop, Nadia must relive the excitement of a new birthday while facing her impending death, all in one day, over and over. Lyonne co-created this show alongside Amy Poehler. Season 2 was released on April 13. Watch Russian Doll on Netflix.
Around the World in 80 Days – Action | Fantasy
A thrilling new adaption of the beloved classic Jules Verne novel comes to our TVs this spring. Gentleman adventurer Phileas Fogg, played by David Tennant (Doctor Who, Broadchurch), races to circumnavigate the world in just 80 days and sets off on an adventure of a lifetime. Watch Around the World in 80 Days on CBC Gem starting April 8.
Better Call Saul – Drama | Crime
The wait is finally over for fanatics of the Breaking Bad prequel Better Call Saul. Season five of the show is out on Netflix on April 4. Better Call Saul follows the journey of Jimmy McGill, a small-time attorney, and what leads him to one day eventually become an attorney to meth dealer Walter White. Watch Better Call Saul on Netflix.
The First Lady- Drama
Behind the men who have led the White House, powerful women have been the heart of their leadership. The First Lady explores life in Washington, family life, world politics, and beyond through the eyes of America’s first ladies. The show stars Viola Davis as Michelle Obama, Michelle Pfieffer as Betty Ford, and Gillian Anderson, as Eleanor Roosevelt. Watch the First Lady on Crave TV starting April 17.
Roar – Dark | Comedy
Based on a book of short stories by Cecelia Ahern, this anthology series weaves together eight dark comedic feminist stories. The series tackles subjects like gender roles, identity, and autonomy. The show stars Nichole Kidman, Alison Brie, Merritt Weaver, and many more. Watch Roar on Apple TV+ starting April 15.
Return to Space – Documentary
Will space travel become a norm for us in the future? Perhaps the answer to that can be found in the new documentary Return to Space which chronicles Elon Musk and Space X’s two-decade mission to send astronauts to space and enhance space travel. Watch Return to Space on Netflix.
All the Old Knives – Thriller
Based on a novel by Olen Steinhauer of the same name, All the Old Knives centres around Henry Pelham, who is assigned to root out a mole at the CIA, a mole that cost the lives of more than 100 other operatives. The movie stars Chris Pine, Thandiwe Newton, Lawrence Fishburn, and Jonathan Pryce. Watch All Old Knives on Prime TV.
The Bay Season 3- Crime, Drama
The wait is over for fans of The Bay as Britbox released Season 3. Set in the picturesque seaside town Morecambe in Lancashire, north-west England, The Bay revolves around the fictional West Lancashire Police Service. Season 3 introduces DS Townsend, a new team member, as she is thrown into the family liaison officer role. If you have missed the first two seasons, be sure to catch up. This BBC show is binge-worthy. Watch The Bay on Britbox.
Anatomy of a Scandal – Drama
The life of a powerful politician’s wife is suddenly and unexpectedly upended when a series of scandalous secrets come to life, and her husband is accused of a shocking crime. The show stars Sienna Miller, Michelle Dockery, (Downton Abby) and Rupert Friend (Homeland). Watch Anatomy of a Scandal on Netflix.
Harry Wild – Drama | Crime
After retired literature professor Harriet “Harry” Wild, played by Jane Seymour, is mugged, she spends time recovering at her son’s home, who is a detective with the Dublin police. While at his house, she becomes interested in his current case and catapults into the world of private investigating—new episodes weekly on Acorn TV.