This week’s headliners include the final seasons of two contemporary comedy titans, plus a new take on religious horror, a complicated thriller and a fun addition to the mythos about the Florida man. Laughs, gasps and more await you on your streaming journey this week.
What to watch on Netflix
Florida man takes the concept it’s based on – the kind of chaos that can only be found in the hearts and minds of those who live in the Sunshine State – and turns it into a dramatic romp through the swamp. Édgar Ramirez stars as an ex-cop who returns to his home state to get a clean break from his questionable connections. All he has to do is track down the runaway girlfriend (Abbey Lee) of a mob boss, but suffice it to say, that’s easier said than done. Florida man premieres Thursday, April 13e.
This steamy limited series just might be your next favorite guilty pleasure. Obsession proudly takes on the toxic and focuses on a romantic relationship that threatens to tear an entire family apart. Richard Armitage stars as William, a happily married surgeon with a son who will soon be walking down the aisle. Well, he would be, if William hadn’t fallen for his son’s fiancé, Anna (Charlie Murphy), who shares his attraction. Their infatuation with each other becomes something much more addictive, making for an exciting erotic thriller. Obsession premieres Thursday, April 13e.
What to watch on Hulu
In The offer, a malevolent spirit stalks part of the Hasidic community in Brooklyn. Art is a man who has long since abandoned the rigid tradition that reigns in his family by marrying a non-Jewish woman and moving away from his widowed father. The prodigal son returns home – or rather to the funeral home, as his father operates one and lives in it. Determined to prove himself, Art goes to work at the morgue, but his lack of practice leads to the release of a dangerous demon. Tradition collides with rationality as this ancient ghost threatens everything it loves. The offer streams from Friday, April 14e.
What to watch on Amazon Prime
The wonderful Mrs. Maisel
The first show to begin its curtain call this week is The wonderful Mrs. Maisel. This marks the fifth and final season of the beloved period comedy, and you can bet it’s going to be a blast. Rachel Brosnahan’s Midge started her journey as an unlikely comedienne on her way to making it big before falling out of favor on stage, but last season saw her rise again. This season, it’s now or never for Midge, her career, and the family and friends who rely on her. Season 5 of The wonderful Mrs. Maisel premieres on Friday, April 14e.
What to watch on HBO Max
The second series to bid a bittersweet farewell is the deep dark black comedy Barry. Season 4 kicks off with Bill Hader’s veteran turned hit man turned actor where he probably should be – in prison. While fellow criminal Fuches (Stephen Root) joins Barry behind bars, the rest of the ensemble is scattered: acting teacher Gene (Henry Winkler) is on the outside juggling his bond with Barry with his own grief, girlfriend Sally (Sarah Goldberg) can’t agree with her leaving Hollywood, and NoHo Hank (Anthony Carrigan) has a new plan up her sleeve. Season 4 of Barry premieres on Sunday, April 16e.
What to watch on Apple TV+
The last thing he told me
The last thing he told me features an ever-expanding mystery being solved by an unlikely duo. Based on the hit novel of the same name, this thriller series stars Jennifer Garner as a woman whose husband (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) disappears in the wake of a massive fraud investigation. Before leaving, he dropped a few hints in the form of letters to his wife and his daughter from a previous marriage (Angourie Rice) and a pile of cash. Mother and stepdaughter must work together to uncover the truth that the man they love is hiding. The last thing he told me premieres on Friday, April 14e.
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