What to Watch in Australia This Weekend

What to Watch in Australia This Weekend
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It took a few years, but we now have an overabundance of streaming services in Australia. Each may have its pros and cons, but they all have good content, and keeping up with what to watch each week can be a challenge.

That’s where we come in. Each week, we’ll highlight the hottest movies and TV shows on Australian streaming services to help you plan your weekend binge-watch.

Here’s what’s grabbing our attention this week:

What to watch on Netflix Australia

The first part of Ozark’s final season hits Netflix this week and you will not want to miss this one. Will everyone end up being killed off this season as some rumours suggest? You’ll have to binge-watch and find out.

Apart from that, you can also find a new season of Netlix’s popular reality show Too Hot To Handle on the service this week as well as recent releases like After Life season 3 and Archive 81.

Start watching Netflix here.

What to watch on Stan

Line of Duty fans will love the new series Trigger Point on Stan. The white-knuckle drama follows the operatives in the bomb disposal squad who put their lives on the line every day when a terrorist campaign threatens London. You’ll be able to catch it on Stan from Monday.

Stan is also continuing its summer of originals with its latest TV show, Wolf Like Me. The story is from Abe Forsythe and stars Isla Fisher and Josh Gad who are each hiding their baggage from each other as they enter a new relationship.

Start watching Stan here.

What to watch on Disney+

New episodes of The World According to Jeff Goldblum have dropped this week, so if you want to find out what the man himself thinks about motorcycles, puzzles, monsters and more get watching.

Another Marvel Studios movie has made its streaming debut on Disney+ and superhero fans can finally watch Chloe Zhao’s Eternals at home. The sprawling movie introduces a dozen new characters who have existed over thousands of years as Earth’s secret protectors from the monstrous beings known as Deviants.

Start watching Disney+ here.

What to watch on Binge

The Suicide Squad’s Peacemaker (John Cena) debuts in his own series on Binge, which takes place directly after the events of the movie. The antihero joins a new crew and undertakes missions to protect peace at any cost. Four episodes of Peacemaker are available now.

If you’ve had enough of superheroes maybe the long-awaited return of Euphoria is more your speed. After two years the angsty, gritty teen show is back on our screens, but be warned, it’s not for everyone.

Start watching Binge here.

What to watch on Amazon Prime Video

Amazon’s new original series As We See It is a fresh coming-of-age story about three young adult roommates on the autism spectrum who attempt to keep jobs, find love and make new friends.

Start watching Amazon Prime Video here.

What to watch on Paramount+

Fans of Ray Donovan rejoice because the sequel to series seven is here with Ray Donovan: The Movie. The film weaves together timelines including the fallout of the Donovan/Sullivan feud in the present day along with Mickey and Ray’s origin stories.

A Quiet Place: Part II is another one of those movies you may have missed at cinemas due to various lockdowns and whatnot, but now you can catch up on the horror film at home on Paramount+.

Start watching Paramount+ here.

What to see in cinemas in Australia

If you’ve been waiting to see Kristen Stewart’s awards-worthy turn as Princess Diana you can finally catch it in Spencer this week. The story follows the breakdown of Charles and Diana’s marriage over one fateful weekend.

Guillermo Del Toro’s latest film Nightmare Alley is also in cinemas this week. The movie stars Bradley Cooper and Cate Blanchett in a creepy new psychological thriller that is packed with A-list talent.

You can also catch these movies in theatres at the moment:

  • Scream (2022)
  • House of Gucci
  • The 355
  • King Richard
  • The King’s Man
  • The Matrix: Resurrections
  • Ghostbusters: Afterlife
  • Spider-Man: No Way Home
  • Clifford the Big Red Dog
  • Licorice Pizza
  • Sing 2
  • West Side Story

What are we watching?

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Here’s what’s keeping the Lifehacker Australia team occupied this weekend.

Ky: These past few weeks I have been eagerly waiting for Saturday to roll around so that I can watch the newest episode of Season 14 of RuPaul’s Drag Race. The queens this season have started out very strong and there’s been some drag happening. I’m just waiting for the twist I can feel coming. P.S I’ll stop recommending Drag Race when they stop making new seasons for me to obsess over.

Lauren: I have been hearing people talk about Yellowjackets for weeks and now that I’ve finally started it I can see why. The show is an insane mixture of teen drama with supernatural mystery and survival horror. I feel like it was made for me.

Steph: My recommendation for this week is a belated one, but it’s well worth a shout out. I finally got around to watching Hawkeye and, oh my god, it is so damn good. I admittedly brushed Hawkeye off as a somewhat ‘meh’ character in the MCU before this series, but I’m now a total stan. Hailee Steinfeld (who plays Kate Bishop) and Jeremy Renner (Clint Barton/Hawkeye) have this really fun energy between them that makes for easy watching, while Florence Pugh is low-key hilarious as Yelena Belova and Alaqua Cox is a total badass as Echo. It’s a high-energy, well-written series with awesome fight scenes. Watch it!

Mel: I had a bloody emotional rollercoaster ride with Netflix last weekend. First, I smashed through Season 2 of Cheer, which I wasn’t so sure about going in after the two years of real-life drama since Season 1, but that last episode sure delivers. Similarly, the final season of After Life did not hold back. I dare say this is Ricky Gervais’ greatest work. If that last episode doesn’t leave you in a puddle of tears, I question if you have a soul at all.

Feel free to let us know what you’re watching right now in the comments.

We’ll see you next week!

Comments

  • Don’t bother with the Bond movie, nearly three hours of tedium, the villain turned out to be a wimp, none of the henchmen could shoot straight, even with advanced, high accuracy weapons, and Bond gets up from several gunshot wounds and walks away. All bloody ridiculous. You expect 007 movies to be a bit silly, but there was no lighthearted chemistry between Bond and anyone else, it was all very much actors going through the motions to get a paycheck. And then there’s the idiotic idea behind the super weapon, and the shitty CGI for the car crashes, the whole thing was a waste of a couple of hundred million $.

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