The Best Movies and TV to Stream This Week: April 22

Bill Hader a barry Season 3. Photo by Merrick Morton/HBO

If the past few weeks have been particularly movie-heavy, then this week’s streaming guide should be a welcome relief for those of you who prefer a good old-fashioned bingefest. Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, and HBO all have brand new series this week, and many of them have a decidedly true crime bent. Whether it’s an absurd divorce case from the 1960s, a corrupt police force from the last decade or the return of a critical favorite barrythere is much to see.

What to watch on Netflix

heart stopper

This cute coming-of-age series is full of imagination, creativity and bright colors. heart stopper is a new adaptation of the graphic novel of the same name that follows the budding relationship between teenagers Charlie and Nick. The show wears its webcomic origins on its sleeve, creating a beautiful and fun visual world for these two boys to find themselves in. She promises to be a sweet, true-to-life interpretation of love and friendship in the 21st centurySt Century, and it’s a welcome step forward for young gay representation at a time when so many seem opposed. heart stopper Premiering Friday, April 22ndnd.

Big eyes

Is Amy Adams one of the best actresses of the 21st century?St Century? I think so and am convinced that everyone else should too. Big eyes, although one of their lesser recognized projects, is definitely one of their best. Directed by Tim Burton (if not nearly as gothic as usual), Adams plays painter Margaret Keane, a talented but mild-mannered woman who has had her husband credited for her work for over a decade, in this 2014 biopic grew to great popularity in the 50’s and 60’s. It’s an extremely empowering story about a woman who trusts herself and her vision, and Adams plays it perfectly. Big eyes will be available to stream starting Monday, April 25thth.

What to see on Hulu

Under the banner of heaven

Fresh from his Oscar nomination and her starring role in FreshAndrew Garfield and Daisy Edgar-Jones star in the new miniseries Under the banner of heaven. This true crime story follows a fundamentalist Mormon detective (Garfield) as he investigates a murder somehow connected to the church. The show takes a close look at the intersection of religion and wrongdoing (similar to other hit crime shows such as True detective or ozark), and this tension always results in a fascinating watch. Plus, behind-the-camera talents like Dustin Lance Black and David Mackenzie promise to make this series more gripping than your average true-crime adaptation. Under the banner of heaven Premieres Thursday, April 28th.

What to see on Amazon Prime

A very British scandal

In 2018, a deceptively delightful, twisted story about political blackmail called A very English scandal premiered to great acclaim and many Emmy nominations. A new installment in this anthology of British cultural errors is out this week, A very British scandal. Centered on the infamous Argyll vs Argyll Divorce case from the early 60’s, the show stars Claire Foy and Paul Bettany as a feuding couple. It’s a devilishly good look at a scandalous court case, complete with ducal feuds, sketchy bribes, and all the wildest accusations you could dream up. A very British scandal Premiering Friday, April 22ndnd.

What to watch on HBO Max


When we last heard barry, it was the summer of 2019. Three years later, people need their favorite Hitman dramedy now more than ever. The brainchild of creators, writers and frequent directors Alec Berg and Bill Hader, barry has broken many genre rules since coming on the scene: comedy has never been so gory, and drama has never been so absurd. Between acting class, Chechen prodigy NoHo Hank and a crazy little girl slash martial arts master, barry kept audiences engaged with its depth, wit and novelty; the coming season will certainly meet the same standard. Season 3 of barry Premiering Sunday, April 24thth.

We own this city

For fans of The cablea fascinating spiritual sequel premieres this week. We own this city From David Simon and George Pelecanos, two of the minds behind Baltimore’s other crime drama, the series follows the rise, fall and outright corruption of the Baltimore Police Department’s Gun Trace Task Force. Jon Bernthal – who seems to have cornered the market by playing complicated cops and other tense authority figures – stars. Also, all six episodes of the miniseries will be directed by King Richard Director Reinaldo Marcus Green. We own this city Premieres Monday, April 25th.

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What you can see streaming this week: April 22-28

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