Can you believe we're halfway through 2022 already? It's been quite a few months but thankfully all of the top streaming services – Netflix, Disney Plus and Amazon Prime Video – are offering something worthwhile to watch.
While there are normally one or two shows every month that are well worth streaming, June has gone nuts with numerous must-watch shows debuting on each platform. From superhero shenanigans to sci-fi spectaculars to standup secrets, it's truly a rich time for TV shows and series worldwide.
So to help you decide what to watch this weekend, we've rounded up the best shows to stream right now. Enjoy!
Since Marvel began developing shows exclusively for Disney Plus, it's fair to say it's been a bit of a mixed bag. Ms. Marvel, on the other hand, has come out the gate with the best opening episode of the lot. As an avid fan of the Avengers – specifically, Captain Marvel – Kamala Khan struggles to fit in at school and home, only to suddenly find herself with the superpowers like her heroes.
Starring the instantly likeable Iman Vellani, the six-episode series is modern, funny and visually stunning. No word of a lie, I grinned ear-to-ear throughout all 50-minutes, so thoroughly recommend giving this one a go.
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The Boys – season 3
Then we have the polar opposite to Ms. Marvel with The Boys. As someone who prides himself on keeping up with all things superheroes in TV or film, The Boys is unlike any of them. Hell, it's unlike anything else in Hollywood. The R-rated series, based on the comicbook of the same name by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, follows a team of vigilantes (known as The Boys) as they try to take down Vought and its team of superpowered individuals.
It's hard to explain without spoilers just how insane, gory and out there the show is. Seriously, there are several times I just need a breather after seeing what has unfolded onscreen. One major standout is Anthony Starr as the relentless Homelander, which may be the best TV villain since Charles Dance in Games of Thrones. Don't miss this!
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Stranger Things 4
The sci-fi coming-of-age Netflix hit about a group of kids in the 1980s who discover the mysterious upside down is perfect comfort watching, yet Stranger Things 4 ups the ante in terms of horror and cinematic scale. While Millie Bobby Brown still gives as good as she gets as the mysterious fish out of water Eleven, it's Sadie Sink's poignant performance as the tormented Max that steals the show.
Netflix has gone all out with a $30 million per episode budget – and it shows. There's even the new nightmare fuel villain, Vecna, that looks like something out of Resident Evil. The first seven episodes are available to watch now with the epic almost 4-hour finale dropping on July 1st, 2022.
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Backstage with Katherine Ryan
Looking for something different? Backstage with Katherine Ryan just premiered on Amazon Prime Video, giving the scoop on what happens backstage when the cameras are off with comedians... except they're not this time. Alongside the Canadian comedian herself, it also features Jimmy Carr, Rosie Jones, Frankie Boyle, Rob Beckett, Nish Kumar, Sarah Millican, Joel Dommett and many more. It's set to be a riot, providing an interesting look at the lives of some of the funniest people in Britain.
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Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen reunite after 17 years away from the world of Star Wars in Obi-Wan Kenobi. As my single favourite character in a galaxy, far far away, I was apprehensive about how Disney would handle the show, namely because of the disastrous end to the Skywalker saga.
Well, four episodes in and so far so good. McGregor, as expected, is giving a wonderful portrayal of the broken Jedi Knight, while Christensen as Darth Vadar has been used sparingly to good effect. I also think the reason given for Obi-Wan leaving his post from watching over a young Luke Skywalker is the best possible one that Deborah Chow and team could have come up with. Let's hope they can stick the landing.
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Looking for a film instead? Here are five new Netflix, Disney Plus and Amazon Prime Video movies to watch this weekend – including a surprisingly well-reviewed Adam Sandler flick.