You’ve got free time to kill, and you want to spend these rare moments with a TV show. But you have a ton of options on a handful of streaming platforms. In an era when keeping up with contemporary TV is beginning to feel more and more like homework, it’s about time there was a cheat sheet.
HuffPost’s Streamline is a go-to source for what to watch online right now. It includes recommendations for scripted TV shows, both live-action and animated, chosen by writers who watch dozens of series and have an eye on what other critics are ecstatic about this minute.
The weekly list values newness to promote shows that might not be on your radar yet. On the navigation bar above, you can choose specific recommendations for series streaming on Netflix, Hulu and Amazon. The main list below also includes shows that you can stream online with a cable package (such as programs on HBO, Showtime and FX Networks).
The idea: Come to Streamline before you accidentally waste your time with a bad show. Wait a minute to save a minute.
For the weekend of March 10, “Atlanta” tops the list for the second time. As mentioned last week, the show just returned for a second season after a long hiatus as Donald Glover became a movie star. The show is incredibly good and is the best of 2018 so far. You can watch it at the FX website. New To The List This Week So many Netflix shows! “Collateral” on Netflix. Season 1. Read more at the Netflix Streamline. “Marvel’s Jessica Jones” on Netflix. Season 2. “Love” on Netflix. Season 3. (Supposedly the last season.) Also “Champions,” which airs originally on NBC, but you can watch on Hulu as well. Season 1. Read more at the Hulu Streamline. Other Notable New Shows This Week “Sneaky Pete” on Amazon. Season 2. Read more at the Amazon Streamline. Recent Shows From The Last Month That Are Also Decent “Absentia” from Amazon. Season 1. Read more at the Amazon Streamline. “A.P. Bio” from NBC, also on Hulu. Season 1. You can read more about that show at the Hulu Streamline. “Baskets” from FX. Season 3. “Britannia” from Amazon. Season 1. Read more about that show at the Amazon Streamline. “Divorce” from HBO. Season 2. “Everything Sucks!” from Netflix. Season 1. Read more about that show at the Netflix Streamline. “Good Girls” from NBC. Season 1. Read more about that show at the Hulu Streamline. “Homeland” from Showtime. Season 7. “The Looming Tower” from Hulu. Read more about it at the Hulu Streamline. “The Tick” from Amazon. Season 1, Part 2. You can read more about that show at the Amazon Streamline. “Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G.” from USA. Season 1. “Waco” from the Paramount Network. Mini-series. Assorted Streaming News David Chase is working on a prequel movie for “The Sopranos.” The working title is “The Many Saints of Newark” and it will be set in the 1960s. It’s unclear how long the movie will be, but presumably, it will just abruptly end like its predecessor in the middle of the Jon Favreau will write and executive-produce a live-action “Star Wars” series. It will likely be one of the first shows on the upcoming Disney streaming service. Is there too much “Star Wars” yet? It feels like there’s too much “Star Wars” again. The ratings haven’t been great for “The Assassination of Gianni Versace.” The Ringer examined why and why that’s too bad. And if you’ve been following Streamline for awhile, you’ll know that Apple has been announcing an overwhelming number of new projects for its upcoming streaming service. Vulture created a guide to help you sort through all that. News about Netflix, Hulu and Amazon at those respective Streamline articles. Streamline Newsletter Streamline now has a weekly newsletter. If you want streaming news and recommendations like this in your inbox on Saturdays, you can subscribe here. Good luck this week. Hope this helps.
Season 2 Finale: April 26, 2018
Season 1 Release: March 9, 2018
Season 2 Release: March 8, 2018
Season 3 Release: March 9, 2018
Season 2 Finale: March 23, 2018
Season Finale: March 21, 2018
Season 1 Finale: March 18, 2018
Season 1 Release: Feb. 23, 2018
Season 8/Series Finale: March 22, 2018
Season 1 Finale: TBA
A note on methodology:
Streamline recommendations do not include reality shows, game shows, awards shows, news shows and other shows that aren’t streaming online.
Along with HuffPost’s own “research” (watching countless hours of TV), Streamline opinions are informed by critical reviews from publications like The New York Times, Vulture, The A.V. Club, The Ringer and Collider, and aggregators like Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic. Twitter is also providing HuffPost with data on the most tweeted-about streaming shows on its platform.
Shows can appear on the main list for two months after their most recent season’s final episode. Shows that debut all episodes at once will also be eligible for only two months.
If broadcast shows want a chance at showing up on the main list, they should make their episodes easily available to stream.
This article originally appeared on HuffPost.