7 Movies/TV Shows That Should Be On Your Movie Playlist This Weekend » YNaija

Many new movies and TV shows are available to stream this weekend on Netflix, Disney Plus, HBO Max, and other streaming platforms. This list will make it easier to organize movie nights and binge-watching marathons.

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

House of the Dragon (HBO Max)

House of the Dragon, HBO’s first true Game of Thrones spin-off, is unquestionably one of the most anticipated new shows of 2022.

The drama, set 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones, is based on author George RR Martin’s 2018 novel Fire and Blood and focuses on the early days of the Targaryen dynasty. Its large cast includes Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, Paddy Considine, Rhys Ifans and Emma D’Arcy, and a total of 17 distinct dragons are set to appear.

Fans have been told that “it’s powerful, it’s visceral, it’s dark, it’s like a Shakespearian tragedy,” so we can anticipate battles, bloodshed, and plenty of betrayal. The first episode of House of the Dragon will be available on HBO Max starting Sunday, with the remaining nine episodes following each week thereafter.

She-Hulk: Lawyer (Disney Plus)

August hasn’t forgotten about you, Marvel fans. Disney Plus has started streaming She-Hulk: Attorney at Law.

The official synopsis for this one reads: Tatiana Maslany plays lawyer Jennifer Walters, who must navigate the difficult life of a single woman in her thirties who also happens to be a 6-year-old green superpowered monster. feet 7 inches.

Sounds absurd, doesn’t it? Absolutely. But Jennifer Walters, better known as She-Hulk, has been a part of the Marvel Universe since 1980, when she made her debut in The Savage She-Hulk #1. How does the series fit into the complex Phase 4 storyline created by Marvel? We are unable to disclose. And neither does its director. She-Hulk: Lawyer, on the other hand, seems like a lot of fun.

Look Both Ways (Netflix)

When Natalie, a character played by Riverdale star Lili Reinhart, who is about to graduate, faces the possibility of an unwanted pregnancy, she experiences her own version of Sliding Doors. At this point, two parallel timelines separate, Natalie, who is not pregnant, continues her five-year plan for success in one and gives birth in the other.

Streaming now on Netflix.

Bad Sisters (Apple TV Plus)

This weekend Bad Sisters, another critically acclaimed series, will be available for Apple TV Plus users.

The titular Garvey sisters are at the center of the English translation of this popular Belgian production. According to Apple, the sisters “are bound by the untimely death of their parents and the promises they made to always protect each other.”

Yes, the Bad Sisters synopsis sounds suitably dark, but the series is actually a dark comedy (directed by series creator Sharon Horgan), and critics have praised it for being a “joyful, chaotic journey.” The first two episodes of the show are already streaming, with the remaining nine to follow each week.

Orphan: First Murder (Paramount Plus)

Orphan: First Kill, a movie about orphans, is currently available to stream on Paramount Plus.

This prequel to Serra’s surprisingly popular Jaume Collet’s 2009 film shows Esther (aka the orphan) posing as the long-lost daughter of a wealthy American family after escaping from an Estonian mental institution. It is one of the few new horror movies to be released in 2022.

Orphan: First Kill hasn’t received many reviews yet, but we expect fans of the first Orphan to enjoy plenty of equally gory thrills in this sequel.

Echoes (Netflix)

With his new thriller series Echoes, 13 Reasons Why creator Brian Yorkey will be back in Netflix’s writers room this weekend.

Michelle Monaghan plays Leni and Gina, two identical twins who frequently change identities in order to take advantage of each other’s different residences, partners, and… children? in this seven-episode miniseries. Yes, everything seems weird, but when one of the twins goes missing, things get even more confusing. Also included are Matt Bomer and Daniel Sunjata.

We think Echoes sounds like an eerie cross between Gone Girl and Freaky Friday, but if that kind of movie appeals to you, we’d be happy to suggest it.

Never have I never season 3 (Netflix)

The steamy teen comedy centers on Devi (Maitreyi Ramakrishnan), a 15-year-old Indian American girl grieving the recent death of her father on top of the usual stresses of high school: trying to seduce the sexiest boy Paxton (Darren Barnet). at school, beating his academic nemesis, Ben (Jaren Lewison), and navigating tensions with his best friends. On top of all this, Devi and her mother, Nalini (Poorna Jagannathan), are constantly at odds, and her beautiful, perfect cousin, Kamala (Richa Moorjani), has just moved in.

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