Historically (ie the last few years) streaming services and cable would pump the summer months in the US with buzzy titles that would conclude by early September to stay out of the way of the launch of the new US network dramas. That's certainly not how it works anymore with most of the anticipated shows new and returning being streaming or cable series. And so this week, a week ahead of the launch of that new US broadcast season, we have a list of rather good titles to choose from. The times, they are a-changin'.
Pick of the bunch I say is the 6th and final season of The Good Fight. Ultimately, it is more of the same: Smart and funny story-of-the-week episodes that deliver really strong reflections of the confusing modern times we live in. It returns to Paramount+ in just a few hours. My Australian brothers and sisters... you can find it on SBS On Demand Saturday evenings.
The worst show of the week is Hulu/Disney+/Star UK comedy Wedding Season - but here's the thing... the show is perfectly okay. And for a week where this is the worst show: that's a pretty great week. Wedding Season is a romcom that concerns a wedding mass murder. No, really. It's not great, but it is funny in parts and pretty unique.
War of The Worlds (s03), Rick & Morty (s06), Central Park (s03), Queen Sugar (s07), The Good Fight (s06), Cobra Kai (s05), Doc Martin (s10)
Tell Me Lies - Hulu | Disney+
Stars: Grace Van Patten, Jackson James White
Follows a tumultuous but intoxicating relationship as it unfolds over the course of 8 years.
Wedding Season - Hulu
Stars: Gavin Drea, Rosa Salazar
We meet Katie on her wedding day, surrounded by the dead bodies of her new husband and every member of his family. The police think Katie's lover Stefan did it. Stefan thinks Katie did it. Katie thinks her ex-husband did it. No one knows what the truth is.
Last Light - Peacock | Stan
Stars: Matthew Fox, Joanne Froggatt
Your family. Your world. What if it all disappeared tomorrow? If society were collapsing, how far would you go to save the ones you love?
The Imperfects - Netflix
Stars: Rhianna Jagpal
After undergoing an experiment that gives them monstrous side effects, Abbi, Tilda and Juan join forces to hunt down the scientist responsible and force him to make them human again.
Entrapped - Netflix
Stars: Ólafur Darri Ólafsson
In this "Trapped" sequel, Andri and Hinrika dig into the murder of a cult member linked to a biker gang's land dispute and a woman's 2013 disappearance.
Narcos-Saints - Netflix
Stars: Ha Jung-woo
An ordinary entrepreneur joins a secret government mission to capture a Korean drug lord operating in South America.
End of The Road- Netflix
Stars: Queen Latifah, Beau Bridges
In this high-octane action thriller, a cross-country road trip becomes a highway to hell for Brenda and her family. Alone in the New Mexico desert, they have to fight for their lives when they become the targets of a mysterious killer.
Pinocchio - Disney+
Stars: Tom Hanks, Cynthia Erivo
Tom Hanks makes wood into a real boy.
Out of Office - Comedy Central (coming soon to Paramount+ internationally)
Stars: Ken Jeong, Leslie Jones, Jason Alexander, Cheri Oteri
A young woman learns that keeping her job is tied to helping her boss navigate his failing marriage.
That's it for the week. Have a swell weekend.