What To Watch On Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, And HBO This Week

Sabienna Bowman

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August is coming to an end, folks, and you can definitely feel it in this week’s streaming offerings. Just like you, Netflix, Hulu, and the rest of the streaming sites appear to be craving one final break before fall and the holiday season rush begins.

Even though their list of additions is pretty short and sweet this week, there are still a few hidden gems premiering on the big four streamers to keep you entertained. True crime fans are especially in luck. Not only is Netflix serving up a second season of The Investigator, but Hulu is getting in the true crime game with an original documentary about the American criminal justice system.

True crime not your thing? There’s also an intriguing new fantasy series, a fascinating food doc, and a broad comedy starring The Office‘s Ed Helms to look forward to.

Netflix

August 19

The Investigator: A British Crime Story (Season 2) — Netflix Original

August 21

Year One

August 23

Deadwind — Netflix Original
Follow This — Netflix Original
Great News: Season 1

August 24

Ask the StoryBots: Season 2 — Netflix Original
Bert Kreischer: Secret Time —Netflix Original
Ghoul — Netflix Original
The After Party — Netflix Original Film
The Innocents — Netflix Original
Trolls: The Beat Goes On!: Season 3 — Netflix Original
Young & Hungry: Season 5

Our Picks:

The Investigator: A British Crime Story

Mark Williams-Thomas is back to investigate another cold case. This time he’s trying to solve the disappearance of Louise Kay. Follow his journey through three nail-biting episodes that will have you trying to solve the case right along with him.

Great News

NBC’s zany comedy about a mother and daughter working in a newsroom is coming to Netflix, and fans of 30 Rock need to check it out. Sadly, the series was canceled after two seasons, but that doesn’t make the journey any less hilarious.

The After Party

An aspiring rapper goes viral for the wrong reasons, but his behavior leads to an invite to a wild after party in this Netflix original film.

The Innocents

Two teens run away together in this British fantasy series, but their reason for fleeing is pretty unique. One of them possesses an incredible ability that allows them to shift into other people, and her gifts make a target.

Hulu

August 21

Eva La Trailera: Complete Series
To The Moon and Back

August 23

America Divided: 204 
Jiro Dreams of Sushi 

August 24

Crime + Punishment — Hulu Documentary

Our Picks:

Jiro Dreams of Sushi

Foodies, you’re going to love this one. This fascinating doc follows famed sushi chef Jiro Ono, and his son, who fears he can’t live up to his father’s legacy.

Crime + Punishment

Hulu’s original documentary follows a fascinating legal case involving the NYPD.

Amazon

August 21

Ambassadors of the Sky
Two of a Kind

August 23

America Divided: 204 

August 25

Disobedience 
The Escape of Prisoner 614
Woman Walks Ahead 

Our Picks:

Disobedience

Rachel McAdams plays a woman who returns to the Orthodox Jewish community that shunned her years earlier in this dramatic romance.

Woman Walks Ahead

Jessica Chastain stars as a determined painter who wants to paint the legendary Sitting Bull, in this story that highlights the Native American culture.

HBO

August 25

Father Figures

Our Pick:

Father Figures

Ed Helms and Owen Wilson play fraternal twins who are looking for their father in this broad comedy that’s perfect for a lazy summer afternoon.

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