7 new movies and shows to watch this weekend on Netflix, HBO Max, Hulu and more (July 15-17)

If variety is the spice of life, you can whip up a seriously tasty meal from the new movies and shows to watch this weekend on netflix, HBO MaxHulu and more streaming services.

At the top of the weekend watch list are the return of two fan-favorite shows, Better Call Saul season 6 part 2 and What we do in the shadows season 4. The former unveils its final chapter each week, while the latter reunites the vampires (and their familiar non-vampiric Guillermo) who have been scattered to the wind.

As for a new series, Netflix’s video game adaptation of resident Evil unleashes hordes of zombies, while Nathan Felder cements his status as an agent of chaos in the goofy social experiment The Rehearsal.

On the cinema side, Dakota Johnson anchors the adaptation of Jane Austen Persuasionwhile the ever charming John Cho stars in the father-daughter comedy-drama Don’t make me go.

Here’s our guide to what to watch this weekend.

Better Call Saul Season 6B (AMC)

The final chapter of Better Call Saul will bridge the gap between Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) and the sleazy lawyer Saul Goodman we met in Breaking Bad. Over the years, we’ve seen Jimmy go from a slippery hustler to a reluctant cartel adviser. He did questionable things in the name of the law, all for his personal gain. Along the way, he had to deal with the death of his brother, danger from drug lords, and disrespect from the Albuquerque legal community.

All that’s left to do is watch him settle into his garishly decorated new office and find out what’s happening to his wife Kim Wexler (Rhea Seehorn). His fate has been a big question mark the whole series. We’ll also likely learn more about Saul’s post-Breaking Bad life as Midwestern Cinnabon’s manager – and if he’s truly capable of putting the past behind him. Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul are set to reprise their roles in Breaking Bad, while Carol Burnett will join the series to play a new character named Marion.

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Airing Mondays on AMC (via Sling (opens in a new tab) Where Fubo (opens in a new tab))

What We Do In The Shadows Season 4 (FX)

After a convenient year-long time jump, the vampires of Staten Island and their ex-familiar-turned-vampire-hunter find themselves in the uncoolest neighborhood of the world’s greatest city. Things have changed – and they haven’t. Laszlo (Matt Berry) always has sex on his mind, but he’s also become a decent caretaker for Baby Colin Robinson, whom he calls “Boy.” Nadja (Natasia Demetriou) is still hopelessly ignorant of her administrative duties with the World Vampiric Council, but comes up with a decent idea to turn the office into a nightclub.

Meanwhile, Nandor (Kayvan Novak) is still obsessed with finding love and calls on a djinn (Anoop Desai) for help. Naturally, he is also helped by Guillermo (Harvey Guillén), who eagerly assumes the role of witness for the future marriage.

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Airing Tuesdays on FX (via Sling (opens in a new tab) Where Fubo (opens in a new tab))

Resident Evil (Netflix)

The popular video game franchise has already been adapted into a bunch of movies starring Milla Jovovich. Now he gets a TV reboot. The Present Day is set in the year 2036, more than a decade after the apocalypse caused by the spread of the zombie-inducing T-virus. What remains of humanity lives in fortified city-states to escape roaming gangs of cannibalistic mutants.

Jade Wesker (Ella Balinska) fights for her survival as she is haunted by flashbacks to 2022, where her father, Dr. Albert Wesker (Lance Reddick), gets a job at the Umbrella Corporation in New Racoon City. In the past, young Jade (Tamara Smart) and her sister Billie (Siena Agudong) uncover dark secrets about the company and their own origins.

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The Rehearsal (HBO)

Comedian Nathan Fielder is once again wreaking havoc in his new series. On his previous show, Nathan For You, he acted as a consultant, pitching absurd ideas to businesses (like poo frozen yogurt). Now he helps people understand how to navigate certain situations in their lives.

His plan is to stage realistic rehearsals of these situations, with sets and actors. In the first episode, Brooklyn teacher Kor is worried about lying to his friends about a graduate degree, so Felder creates a practice session. It takes place in a facsimile of the local bar where Kor and his friends play trivia games, and an actress poses as one of his quiz team members. Yes, it’s absolutely insane – and just as hilarious as Felder’s previous work.

Airs Friday, July 15 at 11 p.m. ET on HBO Max (opens in a new tab)

Don’t Make Me Go (Prime Video)

Six years after #StarringJohnCho went viral on social media, there’s still a distinct lack of movies and shows starring the incredibly charismatic actor. Cho definitely deserves more headlining opportunities (the short-lived Cowboy Bebop series barely counts), so it’s great to see him headlining this heartwarming film on the road.

Max is a single father who is diagnosed with a terminal illness. In an attempt to bond with his teenage daughter Wally (Mia Isaac), he offers a trip across the country. Wally, who doesn’t know his secret, reluctantly agrees after being promised driving lessons. They head to New Orleans for Max’s college reunion, where he hopes to meet Wally’s long-absent mother.

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Persuasion (Netflix)

Jane Austen’s novels are regularly adapted into movies and TV shows, but Persuasion seems to have the end of the stick, for some reason, despite the novel being a great story about a second chance at love. Netflix is ​​trying to right that wrong, though Austen fans wish they hadn’t. The film uses blunt, sarcastic on-camera asides (à la Fleabag) and anachronistic phrases to bad effect. Critics aren’t enthusiastic.

Dakota Johnson stars as heroine Anne Elliot, a wallflower who is still heartbroken after she cancels an engagement with lowly naval officer Frederick Wentworth (Cosmo Jarvis) at the behest of her snobby family. Seven years later, she meets him again, but he is now a rich and famous captain. Anne longs to rekindle their romance, but is unsure if Wentworth still loves her and can forgive her.

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Everything is trash (freeform)

Comedian and co-host of the 2 Dope Queens podcast Phoebe Robinson created, wrote and starred in this comedy based on her collection of essays. She plays a fictionalized version of herself, a 30-something podcaster whose life in Brooklyn is a bit chaotic.

She is forced to start coming of age when her brother (Jordan Carlos) emerges as one of the main political candidates. Jayden is an extremely intelligent “Blerd” with Barack Obama aspirations and dreams for his community. Phoebe must rein in her wild but entertaining demeanor or risk overshadowing her campaign.

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Streams Wednesdays on Freeform (via Sling (opens in a new tab) Where Fubo (opens in a new tab))

What else to watch this weekend

The Bob’s Burgers Movie (HBO Max or Hulu)
The Belchers try to stop the restaurant from closing as a sinkhole forms in front of it.
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South Park: Streaming Wars Part 2 (Paramount Plus)
A drought drives everyone crazy enough to consider a proposal to replace water with urine.
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Tuca and Bertie season 3 (Adult Swim)
Bird girl’s best friends navigate a new relationship, a new boss, and new adult issues.
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Solar Opposites Season 3 (Hulu)
The aliens are focused on acting more like family.
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Fboy Island season 2 (HBO Max)
Three women are dating a group of men, some of whom are looking for love and some who just want to meet.
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Bill Burr: Live at Red Rocks (Netflix)
The comedian talks about cancel culture, feminism and more.
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Alfonso E. Cramer