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New to streaming: What to watch on Netflix NZ, Neon and more this week

We round up everything coming to streaming services this week, including Netflix, Amazon Prime, Disney+, Apple TV+, ThreeNow, Neon and TVNZ+.

If you like British drama: Mr Bates vs The Post Office (TVNZ+, March 31)

Mr Bates vs The Post Office follows the shocking saga of how one defective IT system saw hundreds of innocent posties wrongly accused of theft, fraud and false accounting. With Toby Jones (Infamous; Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy) in the titular role alongside a bunch of other British legends (Hayley from Coro, Becky from Coro), the series “shook up” Britain when it aired earlier this year. Over nine million people tuned in, over a million people signed a petition calling for justice, and within weeks the British government announced possible law changes due to the public outcry. When asked about the response, writer Gwyneth Hughes told the BBC that it speaks to the power of television to make people care. “If you want to really get people’s attention, tell them a story. And in this case, a true story.” One to watch for sure. 

If you like comedy legends: STEVE! (martin) a documentary in 2 pieces (Apple TV, March 29)

I simply cannot wait for this two part documentary series that appears to feature extremely long sequences of present-day 75-year-old Steve Martin doing laundry and playing the banjo. Heaven. Directed byMorgan Neville (20 Feet from Stardom), the appropriately-whacky named STEVE! (martin) a documentary in 2 pieces follows the comedy legend as he reflects on his standup career, reinventing the artform, pivoting to movies, and finally finding happiness in his art. Also features interviews with Jerry Seinfeld, Tina Fey, Selena Gomez, Diane Keaton, Larry David and so many more. A must watch for comedy fans. 

If you like stressful solitude: Alone Australia (TVNZ+, March 26)

Filmed in Aotearoa, Alone Australia S2 drops 10 Aussie survivalists in the middle of the wilderness with nothing but a backpack and a GoPro to see who can last the longest. Based on the trailer, it looks like we can expect a lot of screaming into the void, terrifying chest pains in the middle of the night, and lashings of lovely unpredictable New Zealand weather. “Alone pushes people to the limits simply by stripping everything away, and as each day passes, the survivalists’ physical and mental limits will be tested more and more,” Tara Ward wrote of S1 last year. “But the best thing about Alone: Australia is despite almost nothing happening, it’s still hugely compelling telly. Life is reduced to watching branches fall from a tree or a pot of water boiling, and success is measured in the simplest of terms.” 

If you like period hijinks: Renegade Nell (Disney+, March 29)

Much like the Completely Made Up Adventures of Dick Turpin, Renegade Nell follows an eccentric young outlaw named Nell Jackson, forced into a life of highway robbery after the death of husband. But where Dick Turpin’s secret weapon was Noel Fielding wearing a series of hats, Renegade Nell has a much more potent secret: she also has superpowers. From the creator of Happy Valley, the director of Sex Education and starring Louise Harland from Derry Girls, it looks part Robin Hood, part The Power, and packs oodles of 18th century girl power. “Every member of the family will connect to this,” said star Louisa Harland at a recent panel,”it is really, really refreshing to see such strong, funny, flawed women portrayed onscreen.”

If you like Jamie Fraser in a polo: The Couple Next Door (TVNZ+,  March 28)

There looks to be suburban steaminess and sinister vibes aplenty in this new twisty new psychological thriller coming to TVNZ+ later in the week. Starring Sam Heughan, aka Jamie Fraser from Outlander, a new couple arrives to their peaceful cul-de-sac and appears to shake up neighbourhood dynamics in a big way. Far be it from us to recommend a show purely based on one man’s polo shirt, but here we are: this is your chance to see Jamie Fraser without a wig, without a cravat, and instead in a fitting black polo shirt. Don’t expect Oscar-winning performances and writing, but do expect to binge this whole series in one sitting.

Everything else

Netflix

Rewind (March 25)

Gabby’s Dollhouse (March 25)

Dave Attell: Hot Cross Buns (March 26)

Real Housewives of Salt Lake City (March 27)

Testament: The Story of Moses (March 27)

The Believer$ (March 27)

No Pressure (March 27)

Rest in Peace (March 27)

Between Lands (March 28)

Bad Dinosaurs (March 28)

The Beautiful Game (March 29)

Heart of the Hunter (March 29)

Alex and Eve (March 29)

Greenland (March 29)

Is It Cake S3 (March 29)

The Wages of Fear (March 29)

Too Much Love (March 29)

Beast (March 30)

Ghostbusters Afterlife (March 30)

Glass (March 30)

The Great Indian Kapil Show (March 31)

The Wedding Guest (March 31)

Wild Tales (March 31)

TVNZ+

Unravelling Anxiety and Misconceptions: First Trimester Miscarriages (March 25)

Alone Australia (March 27)

American Hustle (March 27)

The Nice Guys (March 27)

Sicario (March 27)

Sicario: Day of the Soldado (March 27)

The Couple Next Door (March 28)

The Missing Millionaires (March 29)

Mr Bates vs The Post Office (March 31)

Charles III: The Coronation Year (March 31)

ThreeNow

Platform 7 (March 24)

Neon

Insidious (March 27)

Are You Afraid of the Dark? S1, S2 (March 29)

Prime Video

American Rust S2 (March 28)

*The Boys in the Boat (March 29)

Disney+

BUNK’D: Learning the Ropes S7 (March 27)

Morphle and the Magic Pets (March 27)

Grey’s Anatomy S20 (March 28)

Station 19 S7 (March 28)

Madu (March 29)

Spermworld (March 30)

Apple TV+

Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock (March 29)

Acorn TV

London Kills (March 25)

Shudder

Good Boy (March 25)

The Accursed (March 25)

Hayu

Summer House: Martha’s Vineyard S2 (March 25)

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