Finding something to watch this week is easy – you have plenty of options to choose from with new movies and shows available right now on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video and other streaming services.
People are buzzing about the limited series Pam and Tommybased on the true story of the sex tape filmed by Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee in 1995 that ended up becoming one of the first viral videos in internet history.
For some LOL, try the improv comedy/mystery series Murderville, which sees real celebrities try to solve fake murder cases alongside a detective played by Will Arnett. If you’re more in the mood for a thriller, Amazon has a new Reacher series and Uma Thurman stars in Apple’s new Suspicion series.
Additionally, Raised by Wolves season 2 and Sweet Magnolias season 2 are streaming now, so fans of those shows should prepare for a binge. As for what’s to come in the future? The canceled TV series Criminal Minds is being reborn on Paramount Plus.
Here’s our guide to what to watch this weekend – and we’ve got plenty more recommendations in our list of new shows and movies to watch in February 2022. Plus, watch these Netflix movies before they depart in late February.
Pam and Tommy (Hulu)
In the 90s, Baywatch siren Pamela Anderson and Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee married after a whirlwind romance and filmed their honeymoon, ahem, Activities. And thus, one of the first viral videos was born. Hulu’s limited series tells the story of the infamous sex tape and how it lit up on the internet.
Downton Abbey alum Lily James plays Pam and Sebastian “Bucky Barnes” Stan is Tommy. Set to a punchy soundtrack of 90s hit songs, the show follows the couple from their first meeting in a nightclub through their wedding and honeymoon, to the tape being stolen by the disgruntled entrepreneur de Lee, Rand Gauthier (Seth Rogen). Gauthier then teams up with a sleazy porn producer (Nick Offerman) to sell the tape online. The pair are suing in response, but Anderson is far more public-shamed than Lee “because I’m a woman,” as she cries. Sexism, misogyny, fame and greed – sounds like a story from today’s headlines.
Stream now on Hulu
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The comedy-mystery genre is really going out of the park lately. Hulu’s Only Murders in the Building was a delight last year (and my favorite show of 2021), and Apple’s The Afterparty is fantastic so far. Now Netflix is getting in on the action with Murderville, which ups the ante by adding improv.
Will Arnett plays Detective Terry Seattle, who tackles a new murder mystery in each episode with a celebrity partner. The celebrities – Kumail Nanjiani, Conan O’Brien, Annie Murphy, Ken Jeong, Marshawn Lynch and Sharon Stone – have no prior knowledge of the case. With Terry’s help, they must investigate the crime scene and interrogate three suspects before naming one as the killer. Along the way, goofy distractions and hijinks threaten to trip the celebrities up.
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Reach (Amazon Prime Video)
Fans of Lee Child’s Jack Reacher books have spoken out against choosing Tom Cruise as the title character in the 2012 film adaptation. You see, the novels portray Jack Reacher as a 6-foot-5 juggernaut; Cruise is 5’7″ at best. Well, now they can all shut up because the Amazon series has cast 6ft 2in actor Alan Ritchson as the war hero turned vigilante investigator. .
The show follows Jack after he returns to civilian life. Vagabond who does not have a telephone, he criss-crosses the country. But when he arrives in Margrave, Georgia, he is arrested as a suspect in the small town’s first murder in 20 years. Jack must find a way to prove his innocence, but a deeper conspiracy is at work against him. Reacher season 2, by the way, is already confirmed.
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Suspicion (Apple TV Plus)
Uma Thurman stars in this thriller about CEO Katherine Newman, whose son Leo is kidnapped from a New York hotel. Footage of the incident is going viral largely because the kidnappers are wearing royal family masks. Days later, four seemingly ordinary British citizens are arrested for the crime and questioned by an FBI agent (Noah Emmerich) and a London police inspector (Angel Coulby).
The suspects were all staying at the hotel and had ties to Katherine’s business: computer expert Aadesh Chopra (Kunal Nayyar), bank financier Natalie Thompson (Georgina Campbell), University of ‘Oxford Tara McAllister (Elizabeth Henstridge) and Eddie Walker, another student of Leo at Oxford. (Tom Rhys Harries). They team up to prove their innocence, engaging in a transatlantic game of cat and mouse with law enforcement.
Stream now on Apple TV Plus
Sweet Magnolias season 2 (Netflix)
The romantic drama returns with more complications and surprises for best friends Maddie (JoAnna Garcia Swisher), Helen (Heather Headley) and Dana Sue (Brooke Elliott). The story picks up after a big cliffhanger that endangers the women’s children in a car accident.
Season 2 will throw more romantic curveballs at all three women. Maddie’s relationship with baseball coach Cal (Justin Bruening) may be strained by the accident, and she may have to lean on her ex-husband Bill (Chris Klein). Meanwhile, Dana Sue must decide whether to sue the sexy farm girl or get back together with her husband. And Helen takes advantage of the sparks between her and Sous Chef Erik (Dion Johnstone).
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Raised by Wolves season 2 (HBO Max)
The dystopian drama answers some questions and asks even more in its second season. The mother (Amanda Collin), father (Abubakar Salim) and their children have moved to a new, more comfortable home in the tropical area of Kepler-22b. They join an atheist collective, which aligns with Mother’s beliefs. However, the children’s Mithraic origins and beliefs threaten to disrupt the community.
Meanwhile, Marcus (Travis Fimmel) hasn’t given up on his quest to convert everyone to believers in Mithraism, despite the destruction of his crew. He seeks the Tree of Knowledge, which is prophesied to save mankind.
Stream now on HBO Max
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Book of Love (Amazon Prime Video)
Ahead of Valentine’s Day, Prime Video unveils this light and sweet romantic comedy about uptight English writer Henry (Sam Claflin) whose novel is a massive flop everywhere but Mexico. When he is invited to do a promotional tour across the country, he meets the book’s translator, Maria (Verónica Echegui), who will travel with him.
Soon Henry finds out why his book is such a hit in Mexico – Maria rewrote it as an erotic novel. He is furious, but also finds himself very attracted to her. You can probably guess how this story ends.
Stream now on Amazon Prime Video