We all need a recommendation (or two) for our new favorite binge-worthy show or perfect horror flick. You know that will keep you on the edge of your seat until that crazy, wild ridiculous ending that nobody could see coming. Yeah, you know the one. As we start to wind down from summer and fall into fall we wanted to share a few great options that are available on your favorite streaming services or TV Networks which you can enjoy this weekend or sometime this month. Whether you love music, love stories, cop dramas, or cartoons, we have a great suggestion of “What to Watch” for you! Happy Binging!
Let’s start with the streaming services shall we?!?
What to Watch on: NETFLIX
Netflix has been leading the charge in nostalgic programming lately with its new slate of rereleasing Moesha, Sister Sister, The Game, Girlfriends, and coming soon, Half and Half. When it comes to any “What to Watch” list we have to start with Netflix!
An ensemble sitcom focusing on a mixed batch of black women who face life’s tests and triumphs together. From dating to divorce and friends to family to relationships, Joan, Maya, Lynn, and Toni support each other despite their differing backgrounds, learning about true friendship in the process.
SET IT OFF
After being fired from her job as a bank teller, Frankie (Vivica A. Fox) begins working at a janitorial service with her friends Tisean (Kimberly Elise), a single mother; Cleo (Queen Latifah), a boisterous lesbian; and Stony (Jada Pinkett), who is dealing with the recent death of her brother. The women are struggling with their finances, so they decide to start robbing banks. At first, the group is successful, but they soon attract the attention of an obsessive detective (John C. McGinley).
THE OLD GUARD
A group of mercenaries, all centuries-old immortals with the ability to heal themselves, discover someone is onto their secret, and they must fight to protect their freedom.
What to Watch on: DISNEY+
Disney is the newest player in the streaming game but no “What to Watch” list would be complete without things that only are available in the Disney Vault! The amount of content available to stream is insane.
BLACK IS KING
Black Is King is a 2020 American musical film and visual album directed, written, and executive produced by American singer Beyoncé. The film serves as a visual companion to the 2019 album The Lion King: The Gift, a tie-in album curated by Beyoncé for The Lion King.
Four Jamaican bobsledders dream of competing in the Winter Olympics, despite never having seen snow. With the help of a disgraced former champion desperate to redeem himself, the Jamaicans set out to become worthy of Olympic selection, and go all out for glory.
Riley (Kaitlyn Dias) is a happy, hockey-loving 11-year-old Midwestern girl, but her world turns upside-down when she and her parents move to San Francisco. Riley’s emotions — led by Joy (Amy Poehler) — try to guide her through this difficult, life-changing event. However, the stress of the move brings Sadness (Phyllis Smith) to the forefront. When Joy and Sadness are inadvertently swept into the far reaches of Riley’s mind, the only emotions left in Headquarters are Anger, Fear, and Disgust.
What to Watch on: HULU
Hulu has become a quiet giant as it is no longer known as the streaming server for reruns and rewatches but they are producing highly credible and creative stories that truly capture diverse audiences. If you haven’t seen a Hulu original yet these two are great starts!
Rob, a record-store owner in the rapidly gentrified Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, revisits past relationships through music and pop culture while trying to get over her one true love.
Ramy Hassan is a first-generation Egyptian-American who is on a spiritual journey in his politically divided New Jersey neighborhood. He becomes caught between a Muslim community that thinks life is a moral test and a millennial generation that believes life has no consequences. Through it all, he’s still trying to do the things that most 20-somethings do, like date. He is essentially a guy who is torn between praying on Fridays and going to parties on Friday nights. Which side will win out in this seemingly endless internal battle?
What to Watch on: AMAZON
Superheroes are often as popular as celebrities, as influential as politicians, and sometimes even as revered as gods. But that’s when they’re using their powers for good. What happens when the heroes go rogue and start abusing their powers? When it’s the powerless against the super powerful, the Boys head out on a heroic quest to expose the truth about the Seven and Vought, the multibillion-dollar conglomerate that manages the superheroes and covers up their dirty secrets. Based on the comic book series of the same name.
An LAPD homicide detective works to solve a murder of a 13-year-old boy.
What to Watch on: NETWORK
We all have our guilty pleasure watches (hint hint, hello reality tv) and Love Island is captivating the world right now. If reality isn’t you thing however you can also check out new series ALL RISE and FOR LIFE or Binge the new medical drama, THE RESIDENT.
ALL RISE (CBS)
A look inside the chaotic, hopeful, and sometimes absurd lives of judges, prosecutors, and public defenders as they work with bailiffs, clerks, and cops to get justice for the people of Los Angeles amidst a flawed legal process. Among them is newly appointed Judge Lola Carmichael, a highly regarded and impressive deputy district attorney who doesn’t intend to sit back on the bench in her new role, but instead leans in, immediately pushing the boundaries and challenging the expectations of what a judge can be.
FOR LIFE (ABC)
Inspired by the life of Isaac Wright Jr., “For Life” is a fictional serialized legal and family drama about an imprisoned man, Aaron Wallace, who becomes a lawyer, litigating cases for other inmates while fighting to overturn his own life sentence for a crime he didn’t commit. His quest for freedom is driven by his desperate desire to get back to the family he loves and reclaim the life that was stolen from him. Aaron’s complicated relationship with a progressive female prison warden helps shine a light on the flaws and challenges in the U.S. penal and legal systems.
LOVE ISLAND (CBS)
Host Arielle Vandenberg and narrator Matthew Hoffman return with an all-new cast for the U.S. version of the international reality sensation, this time taking place in Las Vegas sequestered in a “bubble” at Caesars Entertainment’s boutique hotel, The Cromwell, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. They are on the lookout for romance, but as always, the road to love never runs smoothly. They must not only choose their partner wisely, they must also win the public’s heart. Challenges and dramatic twists abound as the contestants form alliances and relationships are built in an effort to win the ultimate prize. Viewers have the opportunity to shape the events on screen as they watch the relationships develop before ultimately crowning one lucky couple as the winner.
THE RESIDENT (FOX)
Conrad Hawkins is one of Chastain Park Memorial Hospital’s best doctors. Charming and arrogant, Conrad likes to take an unconventional approach whenever possible and believes it’s his personal duty to shatter the romantic illusions of the first-year residents. Dr. Devon Pravesh is an innocent idealist who leans on his finely tuned moral compass, but with Conrad’s help, he begins to realize that the practice of medicine is a business, like any other, with less-than-angelic patients and fallible doctors
What to Watch on: CABLE
When it comes to cable, our “What to Watch” list is integrating a little bit old and a little bit new. From searing dramas to fabulous fantasy you will love the selects available now on HBO, STARZ and SHOWTIME
LOVECRAFT COUNTRY (HBO)
Atticus Black joins his friend Letitia and his Uncle George to embark on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America in search of his missing father.
POWERBOOK II: GHOST (STARZ)
On his own for the first time, Tariq St. Patrick divides his time between school and hustling to pay for his mother’s defence attorney. When he runs out of options, Tariq turns to a familiar drug game.
An American adaptation of the Israeli show of the same name, “Euphoria” follows the troubled life of 17-year-old Rue, a drug addict fresh from rehab with no plans to stay clean. Circling in Rue’s orbit are Jules, a transgender girl searching for where she belongs; Nate, a jock whose anger issues mask sexual insecurities; Chris, a football star who finds the adjustment from high school to college harder than expected; Cassie, whose sexual history continues to dog her; and Kat, a body-conscious teen exploring her sexuality. As the classmates struggle to make sense of their futures, the series tackles the teenage landscape of substance-enhanced parties and anxiety-ridden day-to-day life with empathy and candor.
CITY ON THE HILL (SHOWTIME)
In early 1990s Boston, violent criminals, corruption and racism are part of the norm. Hailing from Brooklyn, District Attorney Decourcey Ward seeks change and forms a surprising alliance with a hardened FBI veteran. This unlikely duo takes on a family of armored car robbers from Charlestown. The case evolves into the change that Boston needs by altering the city’s criminal justice system.
Well there you have it a hefty list of “What to Watch” this month if you are stuggling to figure out what story to fall in love with next. If you check out any of the suggestions, don’t be shy, share with Shaun! Screenshot and share it on IG while tagging @ShaunT. We would love to repost you and hear your thoughts!