So many crimes this week.
The sheer volume of new and returning series sometimes feels like pulling a needle out of a haystack, all further complicated by the number of recommendations you’re likely to receive from friends and social media on no matter what subject. daytime.
Well, where to begin ? Well, that’s not necessarily a measure of quality, but it might be useful to know at least what most people have been listening to. We used a streaming aggregator good reelwhich pulls viewership figures from streaming services in the US and UK, to narrow down the top 10.
From the return of everyone’s favorite lawyer to a new British court drama, here are the most popular TV shows this week. Let’s go…
To mark? Steve?
Just because a superhero is less famous doesn’t mean they’re less popular. With Oscar Isaac and Ethan Hawke, Moon Knight follows Steven Grant, a museum gift shop employee who is forced to share a body with anti-hero Marc Spector, who is in turn controlled by an evil Egyptian moon god who intends to to use Spector as a sort of ground pawn in the service of justice. Chaos!
what we thought: Despite (and because of) its lack of connection to the larger MCU, Moon Knight stands out as an original and entertaining TV show that could also delight die-hard fans and those who just want to know what TV show everyone’s going to be talking about. Moon Knight contains elements of Fight Club, Indiana Jones, James Bond and Doctor Who, all brought together in a sleek, beautifully shot package that’s almost guaranteed to become social media’s newest obsession. — Alexis Nedd, Senior Entertainment Reporter
How to watch: Moon Knight is now streaming on Disney+.
The end of episode 4 of “Moon Knight” changes everything
Protect them at all costs.
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It’s been two years since we’ve spent time with everyone’s favorite sketchy attorney, but now Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould breaking Bad prequel You better call Saul is back for its sixth and final season. The ever-shiny Bob Odenkirk returns as Saul Goodman, Rhea Seehorn as Kim Wexler, Jonathan Banks as Mike Ehrmantraut, and it’s been confirmed that Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul will appear.
What we thought: For several key players, the stakes have never been higher. Reputations, relationships, and lives are at stake, and the growing tension in the first two episodes alone exposes seldom-seen aspects of characters we thought we all understood. — Nicole Gallucci, editor-in-chief
How to watch: You better call Saul is available to stream now on Netflix.
Adam Scott, Zach Cherry, John Turturro and Britt Lower in “Severance”.
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Channeling seriousness black mirror energy, Apple TV+ Breakup sees Adam Scott as Mark, a man who opts for an implant that allows his memories of work to be completely cut off from the memories of his home life. John Turturro, Christopher Walken and Patricia Arquette make up the impressive supporting cast.
What we thought: Severance is a visually compelling work of art, a gripping mystery and an anti-capitalist dismantling of toxic work practices; it’s the first must-watch Apple TV+ show of the year. – A
How to watch: Breakup is now streaming on Apple TV+.
20 burning questions about the ‘severance pay’ we have after this final
4. Outdoor beach
Shake It Up: Josh Brolin as Royal Abbott and Imogen Poots as Autumn.
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Apparently Yellowstone With a sci-fi twist, it’s no real surprise that Prime Video’s biggest new show has made its way to this week’s most-streamed list. Brian Watkins’ neo-western stars Josh Brolin as a Wyoming rancher who one day discovers a mysterious black hole in his pasture. Add to that the arrival of a strange wanderer (Imogen Poots), the disappearance of a family member, and ongoing issues with a rival ranching family and there’s plenty to get people’s attention.
How to watch: Outdoor beach is streaming now on Prime Video.
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Yeah you already know Halo. Bungie’s popular Xbox video game series finally hit the small screen this year, adapted by Steven Kane and Kyle Killen, and starring Pablo Schreiber, Yerin Ha, and Natascha McElhone. Set in the 26th century, the story follows the genetically-engineered soldier Master Chief as he battles invading alien species The Covenant.
what we thought: The first two hours of Halo do exactly what a brand new TV show should do: they introduce the world, key characters, and overriding themes. They give us hooks to hook our interest. They’re revealing in all sorts of ways, but they also leave a lot of questions unanswered. It’s surreal to say this and feel it in my bones, but it’s true: Halo is good TV. – Adam Rosenberg, Senior Entertainment Reporter/Weekend Editor
How to watch: Halo is currently streaming on Paramount Plus.
6. Anatomy of a Scandal
The White Houses: Sienna Miller and Rupert Friend.
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Based on the novel of the same name by Sarah Vaughan, Anatomy of a Scandal tells the story of Sophie Whitehouse (Sienna Miller), the wife of a Conservative politician (Rupert Friend) who is accused of sexual assault by an assistant (Naomi Scott) with whom he had an affair. People clearly abused this six-episode miniseries, but be careful: the Comments are a mixed bag.
How to watch: Anatomy of a Scandal is streaming now on Netflix.
7. Tokyo Vice
The era of crime in the 90s:
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Set in Tokyo in the late 90s and based loosely on the first-hand account of American journalist Jake Adelstein, Deputy Tokyo sees Ansel Elgort and Rachel Keller mingling with the city’s criminal underworld. Ken Watanabe, Shô Kasamatsu, Rinko Kikuchi and Ella Rumpf also star in this dark thriller.
How to watch: Deputy Tokyo is available to stream on HBO Max.
8. Slow Horses
Not pictured: horses, slow or fast.
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Adapted by Veep writer Will Smith, slow horses is a spy thriller that follows a group of disgraced MI5 employees who have been put to pasture in a department for agents with no career prospects. This one has a pretty stacked cast – Gary Oldman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Jonathan Pryce, Jack Lowden and Olivia Cooke all star – and you can watch the first 20 minutes on YouTube now to help you decide.
How to watch: slow horses is streaming now on Apple TV+.
9. Kill Eve
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We don’t know where the time went, but somehow Kill Eve – Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s taut spy thriller about British intelligence agent Eve Polastri (Sandra Oh) and her cat-and-mouse game with assassin Villanelle (Jodie Comer) – is already back with her fourth and final season. The series was arguably at its best in its first season, but as Mashable’s Proma Khosla wrote in his review of Season 3, “Kill Eve can chain us season after season, but if these award-winning actresses can keep us hooked with their killer chemistry and quality writing, we’ll be there.”
How to watch: Kill Eve is available to stream on BBC iPlayer in the UK and BBC America in the US
This person is the best shooter in the CIA?
Steve Yockey’s dark comedy thriller is back for a second outing, following Cassie (Kaley Cuoco) a year after the messy events of the show’s first season that saw her waking up in a hotel room with a dead man whom she may or may not have murdered. The story this time is completely new (you don’t even necessarily need to have seen Season 1) but the show’s awesome silliness is back in full force.
what we thought: If The Flight Attendant gets their priorities straight, the show only works if you accept that Cassie Bowden is the most important (and only blonde) being on the planet. Several people are after her, someone there deliberately frames her, and she constantly finds herself in the wrong place for legal absolution, but in the right place to fuel rampant main character syndrome. Her alcoholism and recovery are awkwardly managed between the Cassie-clone gimmick, an unwieldy mother-daughter story, and multiple characters who time her erratic behavior but either allow or thwart her with what seems like sheer meanness. — Proma Khosla, Senior Entertainment Reporter
How to watch: The stewardess is now streaming on HBO Max.