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This is a great week for original streaming series. Nicole Kidman’s Expats is available if you’re a serious drama fan, and super-ripped superhero He-Man is back in a new Masters of the Universe cartoon if you don’t want to take anything seriously. The Queer Eye folks are dropping new episodes that are sure to inspire, there’s a new season True Detective on Max, and you can check out cartoon series Hazbin Hotel if you want something unique and new.

Queer Eye, season 8

There are six new episodes of Queer Eye available on Netflix now. If you’ve seen the show, you’re probably already watching them, but if you haven’t, now’s the time to dive in. The premise of a gaggle of LGBTQ+ experts fixing up regular people’s looks and lives would get old fast if the cast wasn’t so charming and the presentation wasn’t unfailingly empathetic and tolerant. It’s tear-jerking, transformation TV made with honesty and care that transcends the “reality” genre entirely.

Where to stream: Netflix

True Detective: Night Country

The fourth season of True Detective is set in a tiny arctic community at the beginning of polar night, and things get crazy when the lights go out. Jodie Foster and Kali Reis are investigating the strange disappearance of the entire population of an arctic research center and its possible connection to a the grisly murder of a native woman. If the rest of the series lives up to the creepy, atmospheric vibe of the first couple episodes, Night Country is a must-watch.

Where to stream: Max


Nicole Kidman is the driving force behind this drama about a group of rich American expatriates in Hong Kong. Expats is a heavy, only-for-adults drama about loss, grief, class, and alienation as architect-turned-housewife Margaret (played by Kidman) tries to cope with the disappearance of her son while her expat friend deals with her own failing marriage. In the background is the uncomfortable fact that the troubled rich people’s servants are expats of a different kind.

Where to stream: Prime

Hazbin Hotel 

Series creator Vivienne “VivziePop” Medrano financed the pilot for Hazbin Hotel largely through her Patreon followers, earning enough buzz to get a series on Prime. The not-for-little-kids cartoon series tells the story of the Princess of Hell, Charlie Morningstar, who builds the Hazbin Hotel to rehabilitate demons so they can go to heaven. Bright, colorful, and packed with memorable songs, Hazbin Hotel crackles with youthful energy and will appeal to every theater kid, goth, weirdo, and creative—my people!


Sofía Vergara turns in a ruthless performance as real-life Columbian kingpin Griselda Blanco in Griselda. Blanco was on par with Pablo Escobar in the 1980s; she controlled most of Miami’s cocaine trade, and her rise to power and subsequent fall from grace is detailed over six episodes in this intense new series. 

Where to stream: Netflix

Masters of the Universe: Revolution 

The world needs He-Man right now, and luckily he’s there waiting for you to beam his muscular, heroic form right into your home. Sci-fi icons Mark Hamill and William Shatner lend their voices to this animated series that updates the source material enough to make it current while keeping the essential vibe of the original series intact. By the power of Greyskull!

Where to stream: Netflix

Superhot: The Spicy World of Pepper People

“Let’s look at people who like spicy food” might seem like a thin premise for a TV show, but these folks really like spicy food, and examining their subculture reveals an unseen world of inspiration, obsession, beauty, and controversy. Plus, you get to see people sweat a lot as they consume inhumanely spicy peppers. What’s not to like?

Where to stream: Hulu


Zorro has been around since 1919, and the masked swordsman’s derring-do is still inspiring adaptations. This one finds Zorro in Los Angeles in the 1800s, dishing out justice to scoundrels of all types at the point of his shiny rapier. If classic cinematic heroics and good vs. evil storytelling turn your crank, check out Zorro.

Where to stream: Prime

On the Roam with Jason Momoa

Megastar Jason Momoa is doing good things with his fame, including hosting reality show On the Roam. In it, Momoa travels the country exploring the work and lives of craftspeople, artists, and others on unconventional personal journeys, whether they’re dirt-bikers or photographers.

Where to stream: Max

Six Nations: Full Contact 

The 2023 NFL season is nearing its end; the perfect time to dive into the sport’s father: rugby. Docu-series Six Nations: Full Contact was made by the people who brought us Formula 1: Drive to Survive, and like that series, it examines a sport that most American have heard of but few understand. The setting is the Six Nations tournament, the Super Bowl of rugby, and we have a front row seat to all the drama, beauty, and violence of the sport as the tough-guy bruisers of rugby strive toward the ultimate championship.

Where to stream: Netflix

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