Ricky Gervais is David Brent

What to stream: Ricky Gervais takes ‘David Brent’ on the road, a new Paris ‘Collection,’ and more streaming arrivals

15 years after the end of the original British comedy series The Office, Ricky Gervais checks back in on insufferably self-satisfied office manager David as he tries to launch a career as a singer-songwriter in David Brent: Life on the Road. “Brent hasn’t changed much except that he’s older and more insecure than he was 16 years […]

Timothy Olyphant in Drew Barrymore in the Netflix original series 'The Santa Clarita Diet'

What to stream: ‘Santa Clarita Diet’ is people! and more on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, HBO, and VOD

Suburban sitcom meets zombie comedy in the new Netflix original series Santa Clarita Diet, created by Victor Fresco (Better Off Ted). Drew Barrymore stars as a suburban wife and mother who wakes from a fatal fit with a sudden craving for human flesh and Timothy Olyphant as her resigned husband who is roused from apathy […]

Christina Ricci is Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald in 'Z: The Beginning of Everything'

What to stream: Christina Ricci’s ‘Z’ and Studio Ghibli’s ‘Ronja’ on Amazon Prime and more on Netflix, Hulu, HBO Now

Amazon picks up the gauntlet of original streaming drama with two new shows debuting this week. Christina Ricci is Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald in Z: The Beginning of Everything, an Amazon original series about the high-spirited Southern Belle who took New York society by storm as the fiercely independent wife and muse of F. Scott Fitzgerald […]

Landon Liboiron and Jason Momoa in "Frontier."

What to stream: Jason Momoa on the Netflix ‘Frontier,’ ‘Christine’ and ‘The Girl on the Train’ on VOD

Jason Momoa, still best known as Khal Drago in Game of Thrones but soon to be the big screen Aquaman, stars in Frontier as a trapper battling the British Hudson’s Bay Company monopoly on the 18th century fur trade. His character, Declan Harp, is part-Irish, part-Native American, all furious renegade ready to declare war on […]

Neil Patrick Harris, Malina Weissman, and Louis Hynes in "A Series of Unfortunate Events."

What to stream: an ‘Unfortunate’ Netflix original and ‘Sneaky Pete’ on Amazon

Neil Patrick Harris is Count Olaf, master of disguise and scheming uncle of the orphaned Baudelaire children, in the darkly comic Netflix original series A Series of Unfortunate Events, based on the books by Lemony Snicket (aka Daniel Handler). If you don’t know them, or haven’t seen the disappointing 2004 movie version with Jim Carrey, […]

Rita Moreno and Justina Machado in the revival of "One Day at a Time." on Netflix

What to stream: A new ‘Day’ on Netflix and dozens of new movies on Amazon, Hulu, Netflix, and HBO Now

Netflix remakes the seventies sitcom One Day at a Time with Justina Machado as a Cuban-American single mother raising her kids in an apartment she shares with her mother (Rita Moreno). Machado’s Penelope is a military veteran now working as a nurse, Moreno’s Lydia a conservative, outspoken woman arrived in the U.S. as a teenage […]

Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars in Oliver Stone's "Snowden."

What to stream: Oliver Stone’s ‘Snowden,’ plus superheroes and more on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and HBO Now

Pay-Per-View / Video-On-Demand Joseph Gordon-Levitt is disillusioned idealist Edward J. Snowden in Snowden, Oliver Stone’s drama about the controversial NSA whistleblower. Framed by the famous meeting in a Hong Kong hotel room where Snowden (played with modest integrity by Joseph Gordon-Levitt) shared top-secret files revealing illegal surveillance programs with journalist Glenn Greenwald (Zachary Quinto) and […]

Guillermo del Toro and Marc Guggenheim, Dreamworks animation

What to stream: ‘Trollhunters’ on Netflix, ‘Café Society’ and ‘The Expanse’ on Amazon Prime, and more

Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro, the most gleefully inventive fantasist making movies today, adapts his young adult novel to the small screen in Trollhunters, an animated series from Dreamworks Animation created for Netflix. The heroes are human kids but their world is vastly expanded when schoolkid Jim (voiced by the late Anton Yelchin) inherits the Amulet […]

The OA created by director Zal Batmanglij and actress Brit Marling

What to stream: Trust the unknown in ‘The OA’ on Netflix and more new arrivals

The OA, a Netflix original series created by director Zal Batmanglij and actress Brit Marling (who collaborated on the indie films The Sound of My Voice and The East), practically came out of nowhere. Though it was not a secret, Netflix didn’t publicize the film until this week, when it dropped a trailer with the enigmatic tag […]

What to stream: ‘Fauda’ tackles the complexities of Palestine, plus new arrivals on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, and HBO Now

Four new shows from around the world make their respective American debuts on Netflix this week. Fauda, an action thriller that launched in Israel in 2015, focuses on an elite undercover unit of the Israeli Defense Forces who embed themselves in Palestinian culture. It was a critical and popular hit in Israel, drawing praise from […]