Happy Friday! It has been a bit of a quiet week on the streaming front, but there is still plenty of quality watching time to be had. This week has the return of hit series, blockbuster movies, and first-rate comedy specials. We’ve taken the time to select a few highlights from the week to help get your weekend watching started. I have seen them all and would definitely recommend them.
First up is Star Wars: Episode VIII: The Last Jedi. In this episode of the space opera (I like to think of it as As The Galaxy Turns) Rey seeks out Luke Skywalker, who now wants nothing to do with the Force. Skywalker’s peaceful and solitary existence gets upended and Rey’s desire to learn the ways of the Jedi forces Luke to make a decision that changes their lives forever. Meanwhile, Kylo Ren and General Hux lead the First Order in an all-out assault against Leia and the Resistance for supremacy of the galaxy.
Get ready because the Glorious Ladies of Wrestling are back for another season and it’s even better than the first. With sharp writing and solid performances, this show takes on the issues of today through the filter of the 1980s.
Maybe not the first to spring to mind when you’re thinking of weekend watching, The Last Laugh is a documentary that deserves a look. Comics, actors, filmmakers and concentration camp survivors discuss the ramifications and ethical dilemmas of using the Holocaust as a topic for humor. It’s very engaging.
Another new title to keep on your radar is W. Kamau Bell’s new Netflix Original Special Private School Negro. He takes a very funny look at everything from parenting in the Trump era to going off the grid.
- Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds (2017)
- Big Game (2014)
- Bullet Head (2017)
- Calibre (2018) Netflix Original
- Expelled from Paradise (2014)
- Ghostbusters (2016)
- La Pena Maxima (2018)
- Recovery Boys (2018) Netflix Original
- Star Wars: Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (2017)
- TAU (2018) Netflix Original
- To Each, Her Own (2017)
New TV Series
- Chuchhill’s Secret Agents: The New Recruits (Season 1) Netflix Original
- GLOW (Season 2) Netflix Original
- Harvey Street Kids (Season 1) Netflix Original
- Kiss Me First (Season 1) Netflix Original
- Nailed It! (Season 2)
- Paquita Salas (Season 2) Netflix Original
- Secret City (Season 1) Netflix Original
- The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. (Season 2)
- The Forest (Season 1) Netflix Original
- Skydancers (2018)
- The Last Laugh (2016)
New Standup Specials
- Jani Dueñas: Grandes fracasos de ayer y hoy (2018) Netflix Original
- W. Kamau Bell: Private School Negro (2018) Netflix Original