DECIDER | February 22, 2019 | Claire Spellberg
📷Photos: Everett Collection, HBO, NETFLIX; Illustration: Dillen Phelps
Happy Friday, folks! It’s the last weekend in February, and depending on where you live, spring may (or may not) be just around the corner. But until that happens, it’s still one hundred percent winter, which means you can still use “It’s too cold to go out” as an excuse to watch Netflix all weekend. Nice.
This weekend is all about movies. Your favorite streaming services are dishing up tons of new flicks over the next few days, so no matter your genre preferences, you should have no problem finding something to watch. On Netflix, be sure to check out Paddleton, a buddy dramedy starring Ray Romano and Mark Duplass, as well as Paris Is Us, The Photographer of Mauthausen, and more. HBO is also debuting a new film this weekend: O.G., a prison drama starring Jeffrey Wright that will leave you reeling. Over on HBO and Prime Video, don’t miss Death Wish, Bruce Willis’ remake of the 1974 thriller.
But Netflix isn’t just about movies this weekend — it’s also got new series galore. Today, Chef’s Table is back with Volume 6, Italian original Suburra returns with its highly-anticipated second season, and raunchy comedy Workin’ Moms debuts its first batch of episodes. Regardless of your mood, you’re sure to find something great to stream on Netflix this weekend.
Curious what else is hitting Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and HBO? Here’s what’s new on streaming this weekend.
Madeleine Sackler’s O.G. tells the story of Louis (Jeffrey Wright), a maximum-security inmate who is scheduled to be released after 24 years in prison. In his final days, Louis takes a young inmate (Theothus Carter) under his wing to prevent him from joining a gang, but their relationship quickly threatens to upend Louis’ impending release. Can Louis make it out clean, or will his good deed be his undoing? Filmed with real-life inmates (including Carter) in a prison in Indiana, O.G. is a unique and innovative take on the criminal justice system that proves once and for all that Jeffrey Wright deserves a damn Oscar.