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TGIF, everybody. I’m sure you probably have big plans for the weekend, but if those plans include the couch, a pair of comfy pants, and your remote, here are a few shows and movies you might want to cue up.
Each week, the PCMag features team will take turns highlighting the streaming content they’re excited to watch or think you should binge. Feel free to leave your suggestions in the comments.
Bobby Axelrod returns this weekend with a new ally and a burning desire to destroy Taylor Mason. Catch up on last season’s twists and turns via the Showtime app before the fourth season of Billions premieres on Sunday, March 17 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
High Maintenance (HBO)
If the cutthroat world of hedge funds and New York politics has you on edge, chill out with HBO’s High Maintenance. The series, now in its third season, offers charming vignettes of New Yorkers trying to get by with a little help from an affable weed dealer known only as The Guy. In some episodes, he’s the focal point, in others, he floats in and out of the stories unfolding on the screen. Watch the series from the beginning, jump into season three, or just do whatever, man.
In the typical Hollywood production, fat characters are depicted as desperately trying to lose weight to get the guy, fit into that dress, or otherwise mold themselves into a wispy vision of perfection deemed acceptable by magazines, fashion designers, and society at large. Shrill is not that story. The Hulu adaptation of writer Lindy West’s best-selling memoir, this series follows Annie (SNL’s Aidy Bryant) as she tries to change her life — but not her body. It premieres on March 15.
Middle school is the worst, no matter when you attended. But for Anna and Maya, the year is 2000, and the inseparable duo are super excited for seventh grade. Unfortunately, Maya’s bowl cut and Anna’s awkwardness don’t do them any favors, but their pain is our cringe-y comedy gold.
The show is intended for adults nostalgic for some 90s goodness; Maya and Anna are actually played by actresses in their 30s—PEN15 creators Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle—while their classmates are played by pre-teen actors. It’s an odd setup, but it works, and allows for some hijinks that would likely be inappropriate for younger actors. Watch the 10-episode first season on Hulu now.
Queer Eye Season 3 (Netflix)
You know who would never shame Maya or Anna? The Fab Five. The Queer Eye boys return for a third season today, bringing love and style to a new group of people who need a little made-for-TV TLC.
Catastrophe Season 4 (Amazon Video)
Four seasons in and Sharon and Rob are still together, going through the usual ups and downs of marriage and kids. Enjoy their banter, as this is the last season of Catastrophe.
The Lives of Others (Netflix)
In 1984, Gerd Wiesler, a member of the East German secret police, is ordered to eavesdrop on a prominent playwright, Georg Dreyman—because, among other things, Wiesler’s boss has a thing for Dreyman’s girlfriend, a popular actress. The unassuming Wiesler sets up shop in Dreyman’s attic and listens to his every word. But how much does he tell his boss? Find out in The Lives of Others, which won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film in 2006, and arrives on Netflix today.
Colette (Amazon Video)
Do you work with someone who takes credit for your work? Then you’ll empathize with Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, whose husband Willy passes her series of novels off as his own in this late 19th century period drama. She puts up with it for awhile, but ultimately has the last laugh. Celebrate Women’s History Month by watching Colette on Amazon Video.
Killing Eve (Hulu)
If you’re a Grey’s fan who’s missed Sandra Oh on your TV screen, her terrific portrayal of Eve Polastri, an MI5 officer on the hunt for a crafty hitwoman, will certainly hit the spot. Season two doesn’t air on BBC America until April, but you can catch up with season one on Hulu.
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