The best new shows to stream this weekend

Want a brand new present this weekend?

If you happen to’re in search of consolation, the enduring comedy The Fort simply turned 25.

However when you’re after one thing new and stuffed with Australian surfers, homosexual pirates or Korean zombies, there’s loads of new content material to dive into.

This is what we’re consuming.

Barons (ABC iView)


This new ABC drama is chockers with flared denims, browsing within the solar and a killer ’70s soundtrack.

Barons is harking back to the hit sequence Puberty Blues, and followers will acknowledge Sean Keenan enjoying a laid-back surfer on each exhibits.

However Baron’s is not only a laid-back surf scene – it follows former greatest mates Snapper and Trotter as they pioneer rival companies within the early days of Australia’s surfwear trade.

Impressed by the real-life tales of Australia’s iconic surf manufacturers, Barons is all about balancing friendship whereas chasing your desires.

For followers of: Sizzling surfers, Puberty Blues and trendy interval dramas like The Newsreader.

Happiness (Netflix)


Happiness is about within the not-too-distant future when COVID-19 ends, however the world is dealing with a brand new outbreak: Mad Human Illness.

The rabies-like sickness causes the contaminated to chunk these round them, spreading the virus. Nonetheless, not like conventional zombie motion pictures, delicate circumstances can get up from their zombified state, solely to seek out they’ve attacked these round them.

This brings the added problem of the way to combat them – would you kill a zombie, however would you kill a Mad Human who can get well?

Earlier than lengthy, the present’s protagonists find yourself locked in a high-rise residence advanced, not figuring out who to belief. This Okay-drama is not as bloody and violent as most zombie content material – it is paced and suspenseful, with a love story thrown in for good measure.

For followers of: Finish-of-the-world Okay-dramas like The Silent Sea, plus zombie motion pictures like Prepare to Busan and #Alive.

Our flag means demise (Binge)


In case your feed is flooded with the so-called ‘homosexual pirate present’ – the identical.

After I noticed this new comedy sequence come from legendary Kiwi director Taika Waititi, and star Rhys Darby (of Flight of the Conchords fame), I knew it could be a success.

The present may be very loosely based mostly on the real-life antics of “gentleman pirate” Stede Bonnet (Darby), a nobleman who left his lifetime of privilege to hit the excessive seas.

After a couple of episodes of him studying bedtime tales to his motley crew, Stede quickly meets Blackbeard (Waititi), and a timeless love story begins.

Tune in to Our Flag Means Loss of life for a enjoyable, ridiculous and downright chaotic preview.

For followers of: New Zealand comedies like Wellington Paranormal and Hunt for the Wilderpeople.

Brilliant Ladies (Apple TV+)


This spooky new thriller starring Elisabeth Moss may have you captivated from the very first scene.

The sequence follows Kirby (Moss) who’s attempting to deal with an ever-changing actuality after a brutal assault six years in the past. It is unclear if these actuality adjustments (like her hair being a special size or having a canine as a substitute of a cat) are brought on by Kirby’s inner trauma, or if there is a time-travel sci-fi component to the present.

Kirby quickly discovers {that a} lady was not too long ago murdered the identical approach she was assaulted, with the demise apparently being the work of a serial killer. She groups up with a veteran reporter to trace down the killer, whereas attempting to grasp his ever-changing current and previous.

Shining Ladies is an thrilling and terrifying addition to the homicide thriller style, and even after watching one episode, you will be left questioning what simply occurred – and whether or not or not it was actual.

For followers of: Elisabeth Moss, in addition to homicide mysteries like Mare of Easttown and Zodiac.

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