Shows to Watch on Apple TV+ , HBO GO, and Prime Video This Weekend

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From classics to new releases, it seems impossible to keep up with the latest hit shows — in fact, it feels like there’s a new show every day to watch. But rest assured, we’re here to help. Apple TV+ just launched last year but it came into the online streaming game hot, and HBO + Amazon Prime are just as much on the top of that totem pole with cult-classics like The Sopranos and one-of-a-kind, original content like Marvelous Ms. Maisel. We know there are tons to choose from out there, but we’ve got you covered — here are must-watch shows to binge ASAP. Happy Binging!

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Apple TV +

The Morning Show 

Talk shows can be more cutthroat than meets the eye and this series dove right into some of the issues that women and employees have experienced while filming a nationwide morning show. It is unapologetically candid and holds no punches. Oh, and FYI, Jennifer Anniston makes her first TV show debut in The Morning Show since wrapping up the beloved Friends.

Dickinson 

This refreshing and unexpected modern-take on Emily Dickinson’s early life is exactly what was needed in the streaming world. Singer and actress Hailee Seinfeld takes us into the life of Dickinson as she struggles to find who she is as a woman, a friend, a writer, a lover, and a citizen. 

See

Fast forward into a fictional future where humans have lost their sense of sight and have gone centuries living in their adapted lives of survival. Finding new ways to hunt, build, interact, and survive are the only priorities. That’s until the wife of blind warrior and chieftain Baba Voss {Aquaman himself Jason Momoa} adopts a set of twins. To everyone’s amazement, the twins can see.

Servant

Despite their successful careers, Dorothy and Sean have experienced something no parent ever should, the death of their infant son. Dorothy finds herself in a deep state of denial and believes her son is still alive in the form of a reborn doll while Sean chooses to play along in hopes that she will heal. After inviting a nanny into their home, things start to get even more unusual, to say the least. 

Visible: Out on Television

A much-needed documentary series about the history of the LGBTQ movement through the lens of American TV. Archived footage and interviews come together to put homophobia and the lives of well-known LGBTQ celebrities who have come out on the forefront of the conversation on how far representation has come and the media’s role in it. 

Oprah’s Book Club 

For book lovers who stay on top of new releases and folks who haven’t picked up a book in a while, this book club series hosted by none other than Oprah herself is for you. Through honest and open conversations between Oprah and the handpicked authors, keep up with your favorite books of the moment or learn about why you should give these books a shot.

Truth Be Told 

You’ve never heard a podcast like the one at the center of this thriller. The plot follows a conflicted veteran reporter who leaves The New York Times after watching newly released evidence about an alleged murderer that she helped put in jail and ultimately made her career. She started a podcast as an outlet to not only retell his story, but to exonerate him. 

For All Mankind

An ambitious American science fiction series based on an alternate reality where the global space race had never ended after the Soviet Union successfully landed on the moon. It is a never-ending cutthroat competition for scientific advances between countries. It hones in on NASA’s approach to staying ahead of the curve. It forces viewers to think about the “what ifs” — what if those strange historical possibilities were actually a reality?

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HBO Go

The Watchmen

Viewers have to pay attention to every detail to keep up with this one. When the comic book launched in 1986, it took the superhero world by storm. The show is set in modern-day America. Actor Robert Redford has been president for 30 years, police officers wear masks to protect their identities from a hateful public, and superheroes live undercover, out of the public eye by the government. 

The Outsider

Based on Stephen King’s novel, be prepared for a little, or rather a lot, of horror. The characters take us through an investigation into the horrifying murder of a local boy. The suspect is a teacher and coach of a little league team who pleads innocent, but the town isn’t convinced. 

Big Little Lies 

These epic women will take you through every kind of emotion in every episode starring a whirlwind cast of Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep, and more. When a major lie that was told to the police to protect their innocence, rather than coming clean, a small group of womens’ lives are turned upside down. There is so much more than meets the eye in their personal lives and their fractured friendships. The town is fueled by moms, successful husbands, beautiful children, and stunning homes.

Game of Thrones 

This isn’t just a show, it’s a religion and a lifestyle. Far far away, in the seven kingdoms of Westeros, live the Starks, Lannisters, Greyjoys, Targaryens, and more. They make up the Great Houses of the land and it is a constant war for power and peace. The Iron Throne causes more mayhem than anyone could possibly imagine. If you aren’t a part of the population who thinks of the Starks as real-life, distant family members, watch it and see what the hype is all about.

The Sopranos 

Of course, many of us have already watched this entire show from start to finish at least three times, but if you feel like watching it a fourth time, we won’t judge you. Tony Soprano, the New Jersey-based Italian-American mobster, goes through trials and tribulations in his life as he balances his home and criminal organization. How does one stay sane in the center of that? Therapy, of course. The show has been dubbed one of the greatest shows of all time, but you already knew that.

Westworld 

Next-level sci-fi scenarios, crisscrossing timelines, existential mysteries, this futuristic drama will require all of your attention and wit. The story takes place in Westworld, a fictional, technologically advanced Wild-West themed amusement park populated by android “hosts.” The park caters to high-paying “guests” who may indulge their wildest fantasies within the park without fear of retaliation from the hosts, who are prevented by their programming from harming humans. 

Insecure 

As the brainchild of Issa Rae, TV character Issa {played by, you guessed, Issa Rae} is a modern-day woman who struggles to find purpose and passion, all while privately raping about her frustrations. She and her best friend Molly deal with their real-life flaws and awkward experiences. They may be on a long path to reaching their goals of a romantic relationship, successful career, and total self-love, but these women are stronger than they realize. This duo is relatable, strong, and above all else, hysterical. 

Euphoria

If you’re in the mood for over-the-top drama, unexpected plot twists, and cutting-edge makeup inspo, then this is your show. These teens put on a masterful story about identity, addiction, gender, love, friendships, mental health, drugs, and more. It’s nothing short of boundary-pushing and is another must-watch on this list.

Succession

A classic storyline of privileged children fighting to inherit their father’s empire, but with a twist. The show centers on the inner workings of the sprawling media corporation Waystar Royco, which is run by Roy family patriarch Logan Roy, and the maneuverings of his four children who are struggling to win power and take over the company when their father retires. Every child brings something different to the table and they are all in for a treat.

Chernobyl

An eerie story about a real-life nuclear disaster that occurred in April 1980, at the No.4 nuclear reactor in the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, near the Pripyat in the north of the Ukrainian SSR. Everyone is in crisis mode for months following the explosive, that is until the mystery of who and how it took place, was solved. The writers took liberties when writing about the political history of the time, and the characters who play heroes during the aftermath, however, it makes for an interesting drama.

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Prime Video Shows

Marvelous Ms. Maisel

Fashion, comedy, romance, drama, and fashion all wrapped up into one. Arguably the best show on Prime Video, Ms. Maisel is a force to be reckoned with. With a personality that fills a room, Midge discovers her talent for stand up comedy and now has to juggle being a newly separated mother of two, her old-school, high-maintenance Jewish parents, dating for the first time in over a decade, and establishing a name for herself in New York City, circa 1958. Her character is portrayed in the most charming and endearing form, it’s impossible not to love her. 

Hunters 

This team is more than meets the eye. It follows a diverse band of Nazi hunters living in New York City in 1977, who discover that Nazi war criminals are conspiring to create a Fourth Reich in the U.S. They search for them, hunt them down, and you can fill in the blanks. There’s action, drama, and a compelling plot.

Jack Ryan 

Jack Ryan first made its debut in a novel, then the big screen and now a very popular show. We never truly know what we’re getting ourselves into when pursuing a new career, and Ryan, an up-and-coming CIA analyst, is no different. He is pushed into a dangerous field assignment for the first time and uncovers a pattern in terrorist communication that launches him into the middle of a dangerous situation with a new breed of terrorism that threatens destruction on a global scale.

Fleabag

 

A dark British comedy series based on the award-winning play about a young woman trying to cope with life in London whilst coming to terms with a recent tragedy. The angry, grieving woman known as Fleabag, tries to heal while rejecting anyone who tries to help her, but she continues to keep up a strong front while fighting them off with dry-witted humor.

Sneaky Pete 

In short, Marcus is a con man on the run from a vicious gangster who takes cover by assuming the identity of his prison cellmate, Pete. He inevitably reunites with his estranged family, which in turn threatens to drag him into a world just as dangerous as the one he’s escaping. The plot is fun, smart, and thrilling. 

Curb Your Enthusiasm 

Larry David stars as Larry David, living the good life out in Los Angeles and stumbling through one faux-pas after another. He plays a version of himself on the improvised series and it is golden. To find this kind of humor anywhere else is impossible. Larry has been keeping viewers laughing for the last 20 years and the latest season just aired. Get your binge on!

Which of these shows will you be watching ASAP? Let us know in the comments!

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Victoria is a fourth-generation Hoboken native, BNR in the Mile Square and part-time in Jersey City. Through playing softball for fourteen years, playing the trumpet for the Hoboken High School Redwings Band, and graduating from New Jersey City University, these two cities have a special place in her heart. When she isn’t Style Assisting or volunteering at Symposia Bookstore, Hoboken Fire Museum/Hoboken Historical Museum, she’s exploring everything the Concrete Jungle has to offer. You can catch her at art exhibitions, local festivities, traveling, diving into a new book, thrifting or indulging in some form of arts and crafts.