What to Stream This Weekend: 'Fatal Affair' on Netflix, 'Brave New World' on Peacock and More
By Paige Gawley
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With the summer heat raging outside and the excitement of the Fourth of July having passed, there are plenty of new streaming options to keep you cool and entertained throughout this weekend.
Documentaries abound with a perfect follow-up to Hamilton and an unvarnished look at the troubles of childhood stardom. If you're in a thriller kind of mood, there are both movie and TV options that are sure to please. Comedy lovers aren't left out either, as revisiting a past sitcom is sure to make you laugh. If that's not your speed, one of Jim Carrey's most iconic roles will undoubtedly satisfy.
Keep scrolling for your go-to guide of what to stream the weekend of July 17, 2020.
Why We Love It: After you've watched Hamiltonso much you could perform it yourself, continue the Lin-Manuel Miranda content with this documentary. The film chronicles the history of Freestyle Love Supreme, the improv hip-hop group that Miranda started 15 years before Hamilton, and culminates in its 2019 performances.
Why We Love It: This action-packed, coming-of-age Netflix Original is based on the Arthurian legend and told from the perspective of Nimue, played by Katherine Langford. Nimue and Arthur (Devon Terrell), a young mercenary, team up to find Merlin and deliver an ancient sword that comes with consequences.
Why We Love It: Nia Long and Omar Epps star in this thriller that's sure to keep you on the edge of your seat. The film follows a lawyer (Long) who's caught in a terrifying game of cat and mouse when a drink with an old friend escalates into an obsession that jeopardizes everyone she loves.
Why We Love It: Written and directed by Alex Winter, Showbiz Kids delves into the reality of being a child working in the entertainment industry. The film not only holds intimate conversations with stars such as Mara Wilson and the late Cameron Boyce, but also follows three aspiring child actors to see what it takes to be a child entertainer today.
IF YOU LIKE THAT, WATCH THIS!
If you like... the stellar cast of Community and the humor on Scrubs, ignore the title and watch Cougar Town on Hulu.
Why We Love It:Courteney Cox brings the charm she displayed on Friendsto this role as a recently divorced woman who's facing the challenges, pitfalls, and rewards of life's next chapter, along with her teenage son, her ex-husband, and her wine-loving friends. While research showed that people ignored the series because of its title, doing so is a mistake that would cause you to miss out on wit, heart and hilarious ongoing gags.
If you like... the thriller elements on Westworld and the sci-fi feel of Black Mirror, watch Brave New World on Peacock.
Why We Love It: Based on Aldous Huxley's groundbreaking novel from 1932, Brave New World takes place in a utopian society called New London with three rules: no monogamy, no privacy and no family. There’s a hierarchy with Alphas on top and Epsilons on bottom, while everyone else falls into their own career categories. Actors including Jessica Brown Findlay, Alden Ehrenreich and Harry Lloyd all star on this Peacock original series.
Why We Love It: Jim Carrey plays Stanley Ipkiss, a timid, non-confrontational bank clerk who finds a mask that depicts Loki, the Norse god of mischief in this movie, which was based on Dark Horse’s Mask comic book series. When he puts it on, he becomes his inner self: a cartoon wild man. After Ipkiss' alter ego indirectly kills the friend of small-time crime boss Dorian Tyrell (Peter Greene), he wants the green-faced goon destroyed. Carrey landed a Golden Globe nomination for the film, which also includes Cameron Diaz's first acting role.
Brandon Aninipot contributed to this story.
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