Do you want to watch something on Netflix and other streamers this weekend? It’s not the busiest week for new releases, but there are some highlights worth picking from. The White Tiger is a critically acclaimed new movie from Netflix and probably the pick of the originals you’ll want to add to your watch list in the coming days. But that’s not all that’s currently available.
In the world of US network TV, a slew of shows have just begun as productions are finally catching up with the pandemic-related delays dating from last year’s premiere to 2021. They include the second season of DC Comics drama Batwoman and a reboot of Walker, Texas Ranger someone must have asked for something.
Here are the highlights of what to stream this weekend and how to watch them in the US and UK where possible.
The White Tiger (Netflix)
Netflix promised at least one new original movie every week in 2021, and while the result isn’t always something we love (last weekend’s robotic sci-fi thriller Outside the Wire didn’t do us much), the subscription fee feels worth it worth.
This week’s big movie is an adaptation of the 2008 novel The White Tiger, which is about a man from a poor background in modern India who becomes a driver for a pair of rich bastards as he tries his own journey to financial success. to forge. However, one incident will soon change the course of his life. Expect extremely dark twists and turns in this critically acclaimed film, starring Adarsh Gourav and Priyanka Chopra.
Stream now on Netflix
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
A massive anime landed on Netflix this weekend. Demon Slayer is a show that got so big that it spawned a sequel that became Japan’s top-grossing film of all time at the box office. The series has already streamed on Crunchyroll and Funimation in the US, but here’s another way to catch it. Demon Slayer is about a young man whose parents are being murdered – he travels with his sister, suffering from a curse, in search of revenge. It’s based on a manga aimed at younger male readers, so don’t expect it to be to sandy. The animation is great though – you can see why it resonated with viewers.
Stream now on Netflix
Gomorrah season 3 (HBO Max)
The big news around HBO Max is that it’s the controversial home of blockbuster movies this year. But despite Christopher Nolan not being a fan the service is pretty good. It’s the place to watch every HBO original ever made, as well as an insanely good library of movies and old TV shows. Now it is the home of the acclaimed Italian crime drama Gomorrah, a great series about the tensions between crime families in Naples. It’s worth checking out if you think you’ve exhausted every prestige drama on your watch list.
Gomorrah has been a long-standing staple for UK viewers, with every episode already available on Sky and Now TV.
Stream now on HBO Max and Sky
Walker (The CW)
This week, many of The CW’s shows came back to the air after a long hiatus. But if you’re not interested in teen fare like Riverdale, one of the craziest points is a reimagining of the corny Chuck Norris crime show Walker, Texas Ranger from the 90s. from that show. Padalecki plays Cordell Walker, who has worked undercover and is now back to his Austin, Texas home to tackle the crime.
Critical reception arises 18% positive about Rotten Tomatoes at the moment of writing. Au! This one doesn’t have a UK broadcaster yet, but it’s certainly only a matter of time.
Stream now on the CW app and website
Batwoman season 2 (The CW)
Batwoman actress Ruby Rose left the superhero show after one season, which would be a death sentence for many series. However, Batwoman’s producers took it up and found a new star in Javicia Leslie, playing a new iteration of the character Ryan Wilder while surrounded by largely the same cast. Critics were especially enthusiastic about the change.
Batwoman season 2 aired on The CW last week, and in the UK it is expected to air on E4 sometime later in 2021.
Stream now on the CW app or website
WandaVision Episode 3 (Disney Plus)
MCU fans probably don’t need to be told to tune in to the third installment of WandaVision, but it’s worth taking the spotlight anyway. If you thought the first two episodes of this sitcom-esque unconventional MCU show were a bit lacking when it came to answers about what’s actually going on with Wanda and Vision, this one sheds a little more light. This week’s sitcom riff has already hit the color time of the ’70s. Still, you’ll have to wait a little longer for the correct answers to what’s really going on in this cool new show.
Stream now on Disney Plus
Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous season 2 (Netflix)
The spin-off of the Jurassic World animated TV show is back for a new batch of episodes. It’s about a group of young campers taking a trip to Jurassic World, when – absolutely not! – dinosaurs are breaking out and on the run. We don’t like the look of the animation, but big fans of everything related to the Spielberg franchise can get a kick out of it, and it’s intentionally aimed at a younger audience anyway.
Stream now on Netflix
Star Trek: Lower Decks (Amazon Prime Video)
If you’re in the US, you already had the chance to watch Star Trek adult animated comedy series Lower Decks in 2020. Now anyone who has Amazon Prime Video outside of the US can finally give the show – which got great reviews upon release – an in-depth look.
As the name suggests, it’s about the crew that man the lower decks of the USS Cerritos, with the voice cast including a few notable names like The Boys’ Jack Quaid and Jerry O’Connell. Maybe one for Trek diehards to watch, or anyone who’s already burned through Netflix’s library of animated shows.
Stream now on CBS All Access and Amazon Prime Video