There’s a lot of content available across Australia’s streaming services, with new TV shows and movies being added to Netflix and Stan regularly. Because of this, settling on something to watch each weekend can be somewhat daunting.
And, with the recent arrival of Amazon Prime Video to Australia, we can add a even more weekend streaming options to our list!
To make your weekend streaming session as smooth and relaxing as possible, we’ve taken the liberty of highlighting the best new content added to Netflix, Stan and Amazon Prime Video this week.
So grab some popcorn, invite some friends over and get ready for an awesome weekend of non-stop streaming. Because really, going outside is for suckers.
Here are the best movies and TV shows to stream this weekend.
Streaming on Netflix
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Season 3): Back for its third season, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt sees our titular heroine (played by the amazing Ellie Kemper) strike out on her own by going to college. Of course, she'll have the help of her friends, Titus (Tituss Burgess), Lillian (Carol Kane) and Jaqueline (Jane Krakowski). Expect a lot of rapid fire punchines and lovably zany adventures from everyone involved.
Mindhorn: In Netflix's latest original movie, a has-been actor from a ridiculous 80s detective show named Mindhorn is pulled from obscurity when a modern-day serial killer insists that he'll only speak to the eye-patch wearing fictional cop. Starring Julian Barrett of The Mighty Boosh fame, Mindhorn is a hilariously offbeat comedy that should please fans of British humour.
Streaming on Stan
Key and Peele (Season 2-5): Though only the first season of the hilarious sketch-comedy show Key and Peele was originally available on Stan, the service has now added seasons 2 through 5, so settled in for a weekend full of laughs!
Hardcore Henry: Like an even crazier first-person version of the Crank films, Hardcore Henry is like an extremely violent video game come to life. Some people might experience nausea from this kind of cinematography, but those who can stomach it are in for a wild, action-packed ride. Best of all, the vast majority of this Russian-shot movie's death-defying stunts are all too real. Stars Sharlto Copley (District 9) as a number of comical 'NPCs'.
Streaming on Amazon Prime Video
American Gods (Season 1): Destined to be the most talked-about new show of the year, American Gods is an adaptation of the award-winning Neil Gaiman novel of the same name. The show maintains the book's trippy, hyper-violent and sexed-up tone, upping the ante with some truly mind-blowing visuals (stand up and take a bow, Bryan Fuller and David Slade – also known as the visionary team behind the acclaimed Hannibal TV series). The story follows a man named Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle) who is released from prison and immediately encounters a number of gods, demons and other mythological creatures. While there's a good chance you won't initially know what the hell is going on, it won't matter – just sit back and enjoy the wonderfully-wordy characters, most notably Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane), a mysterious individual who hires Shadow to be his right-hand man. New episodes are fast-tracked from the US every Monday, but trust us – you'll want to get onboard early with this show.