In need of some suggestions on what to watch this weekend? You’re in luck. The writing team at Cord Cutters News just so happen to be experts at knowing the best shows on streaming right now, or at least in their humble opinions. If you’re looking for recommendations, keep reading as they fill you in on what they’ve been streaming lately.
I wouldn’t say I’m the world’s biggest true-crime junkie, but like all of us I love a good murder mystery. That’s why right now, I’m into NBC’s The Thing About Pam since it has all the necessary components of a riveting true crime story but with a light-hearted twist thanks to the quirky narrator and incredible acting by Renee Zellweger who transformed into a diabolical, murderous Midwest housewife for the role, big gulp in hand. The final episode of the limited series comes out Tuesday April 12, and streams next day on Hulu, so you have time to binge them all before it airs.
Stream The Thing About Pam on Hulu
When I’m not watching the final week of the NBA season and worrying about Play-In Tournament seeding this weekend, I’ll be rewatching Community for nearly the 400th time. In my opinion, six seasons weren’t enough and I hope there’s a movie one day, but until then, every time I rewatch the series there are jokes and references that I didn’t catch the first time. If you’re looking for something quick, funny, and easy to watch then the study group at Greendale Community College is for you.
I’ll be watching the Guardians at Kansas City all weekend and getting mad all over again about the super limited availability of RSNs for cord cutters. But I’ll also be watching season 2 of The Other Two. It’s a scripted series on HBO Max, from two former head writers for SNL, Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider. The series is about an adult brother and sister trying to figure out their lives while their teenage brother has become famous overnight from a viral video. Season 1 came out in 2019 so I had forgotten about it by the time season 2 came out in September last year. I’m ready to binge watch it all this weekend.
Stream The Other Two on HBO Max
I know these days, Netflix is laser-focused on churning out new, trend-worthy content. But it used to be the premier place to binge watch tons of classic shows. And while the service’s identity has clearly shifted, there are still older gems left to rewatch — or, in our case, check out for the first time. That was the case a few weeks ago when my wife and I finally got around to checking out Friday Night Lights. Yes, I know we’re more than 15 years behind everyone else, but we’ve had fun following along with Coach Eric Taylor, his family, and his other family (the football players of Dillon, Texas). If you’re also diving into the show for the first time, just a heads-up for the abrupt end to Season Two. The 2007-08 Writers Strike forced that sophomore season to end partway through. And when Season 3 kicked off, we literally had to stop and check the Netflix menus to see if we somehow skipped a few episodes. Regardless, the series is a fascinating and engaging bit of storytelling with interesting, multidimensional characters. And I’m also trying to imagine the mindset of folks who caught the show during its original run, and then flipped over to Breaking Bad wondering what the actor who played that nice Landry kid would be up to.
Stream Friday Night Lights on Netflix