The best new TV shows to stream this week on Netflix, Hulu, and more

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This week we have six shows to talk about and stream for the new weekend. We have a new show on the real world of Japanese organized crime, and a docuseries about one of the most horrible criminals ever in the UK. We have the fifth season of a Spanish-language teenage drama, and new seasons for a family-friendly sitcom, a teenage crime drama, and a comedy about a man who “chats” with normally inanimate objects. Let’s look at the best new TV shows to binge-watch this week.

Best new streaming TV shows this week

Tokyo Vice Season One (HBO Max)

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Tokyo Vice is one of the most long-awaited HBO Max original series. Set in the late 1990s, the series is based on the book of the same name by journalist Jake Adelstein. Ansel Elgort plays Adelstein, who moves to Japan to learn more about the country in general, and the Japanese yakuza crime gangs in particular. Ken Watanabe plays a detective in Tokyo who Adelstein befriends. The first episode was directed by Michael Mann, who also directed the pilot episode for the crime TV show classic, Miami Vice. The other installments in the eight-episode first season were directed by Destin Daniel Cretton, who also directed Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.

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HBO Max is your home for Warner Bros-made movies and TV shows like The Lord of the Rings, the DC Comics superheroes, and more. It’s also the home for new and original movies and shows available nowhere else.

Elite Season Five (Netflix)

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One of the most popular shows internationally on Netflix is Elite and now the fifth season is debuting on the service this week. The show is set in Spain in a high-end private school, and tells the many tales of the school’s students. You can expect drama, fights, and even murder in the many seasons of this show. In fact, it’s so popular that Netflix has already commissioned a sixth season of the series.

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Netflix is still the leading premium streaming service, with over 200 million worldwide subscribers. It offers thousands of movies and TV shows to binge watch, including its always growing list of original films and series, including Stranger Things, The Witcher, Bridgerton, and many more.

Jimmy Savile: A British Horror Story Season One (Netflix)

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Jimmy Savile was one of the most well-known British TV personalities in history. He hosted a number of popular shows, including the children’s series Jim’ll Fix It. He passed away in 2011, but shortly afterward, reports of his much darker side finally came to light. During his career, Savile used his fame to sexually abuse hundreds of people, including children. This Netflix docuseries shows just how Savile was able to get away with these horrific crimes over the span of decades.

iCarly Season Two (Paramount Plus)

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One of the biggest hits in the first year of Paramount Plus was the revival of iCarly, the hit kids-themed Nickelodeon sitcom. The revival showed Carly (Miranda Cosgrove) all grown up but still wanting to become an internet-based star. The second season will continue to show Carly expanding her internet-influencing empire, with the help of her big brother and her friends.

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Paramount Plus includes thousands of movies and TV shows from CBS, Showtime, and Paramount Pictures. It also includes new and original movies like The Good Fight, Infinite, and more.

Woke Season Two (Hulu)

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Lamorne Morris (New Girl) returns as the star of this Hulu comedy series for its second season. He plays Keef, a cartoonist that expresses activist themes in his artwork. The second season shows how his work is making him increasingly famous, but there’s a price to be paid for his higher visibility. Oh, and he sometimes chats with inanimate objects like wine bottles and trash cans.

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Hulu offers not only thousands of movies and TV shows to stream, it also has original shows and films like The Handmaid’s Tale. You can upgrade to Hulu Plus Live TV to get live channels, including your local stations.

The Hardy Boys Season Two (Hulu)

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The latest TV incarnation of the popular teen boys mystery book series is back with a second season on Hulu. Brothers Frank and Joe Hardy are once again solving cases, and in the second season, they are trying to figure out what happened to a local teenager who has gone missing in their small town. The boys also have to deal with a new mysterious corporation that has moved into town.

Check out our last week’s picks

If you missed last week’s column, here’s another look at the best new streaming TV shows that we picked for you to binge-watch.

Moon Knight Season One (Disney Plus)

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After a few months’ break, Disney Plus debuted the first episode last week of its latest Marvel Cinematic Universe TV series. It’s the first true MCU show centered around a Marvel Comics character that has not appeared previously in a live-action series. Oscar Isacc plays Steven Grant, a meek gift store employee in London. What he doesn’t know is that he’s also Marc Spector, a ruthless mercenary, and also Moon Knight, a being that has powers based on the Egyptian moon god. He will have to encounter Arthur Harrow (Ethan Hawke), a religious cult leader who is likely up to no good. Each episode of the six-episode series will drop weekly.

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Julia Season One (HBO Max)

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Julia Child became the first true celebrity chef and this HBO Max mini-series shows how this middle-aged woman became one of the most unlikely TV stars of all time. British actress Sarah Lancashire plays Julia Child, and the series starts in the early 1960s when her book Mastering the Art of French Cooking was first published. The series shows how the popularity of the book caused a Boston PBS TV station to recruit Child to host her own cooking show, The French Chef. It turned into a nationwide hit and made her a household name.

Slow Horses Season One (Apple TV Plus)

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Apple TV Plus debuted its latest live-action series last week, based on the novel by Mick Herron and starring Gary Oldman. His character leads Slough House, a division of the UK MI5 spy organization where agents that have had some issues are sent as punishment. They are supposed to be forgotten as they do boring statistical work. However, the series shows there’s a crisis in England that may require the use of the misfit Slough House team. A second season is already in the works.

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Apple TV Plus has quickly become a major player in the streaming game since its launch in 2019. Its slate of original programming includes shows like Ted Lasso, The Morning Show, Foundation, and For All Mankind as well as movies like The Banker, Greyhound, and Palmer.

The Girl From Plainville Season One (Hulu)

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Elle Fanning, who is so funny as Catherine the Great in the Hulu comedy series The Great, gets much more serious in this latest Hulu limited series. This true-crime docudrama has her playing Michelle Carter of Plainville, Massachusetts. In 2015, when she was 18, Carter was arrested and charged with involuntary manslaughter in the 2014 death of her boyfriend, Conrad Roy. He committed suicide, but text messages sent by Carter beforehand showed she was encouraging him to take his own life.

The Outlaws Season One (Amazon Prime Video)

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This UK series makes its US debut via Amazon Prime Video. Stephen Merchant, who co-created the original UK version of The Office, also co-created this series and stars in it as well. It takes a look at seven people who are trying to work off minor law infractions with some community service, namely cleaning out a derelict building. Things get much more interesting when they find a bag full to the brim with money. Will they try to claim it for themselves, and if they do, what happens when the real owners try to find it? Christopher Walken also stars in this comedy series.

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Amazon Prime Video

Amazon Prime Video offers access to thousands of movies and TV shows to stream. That includes great original shows and movies like The Boys and The Tomorrow War. You can also sign up for other premium services within Amazon Prime Video.

The Last Bus Season One (Netflix)

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Here’s another UK import, this time on Netflix.  A group of young students in England are bused over to a tech complex where they and others are supposed to check out a new kind of robot. Instead, these robots start making everyone at the event disappear. These young folks manage to get on board their bus and escape, but they soon realize these robots have done the same thing worldwide. Can they continue to evade this threat while also trying to figure out who or what is behind it and stop it once and for all?

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