The best new TV shows to stream this week on Netflix, HBO Max, and more

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We have six all-new streaming TV shows to watch that debuted this week. We have a 19th-century historical drama, an action series with a protagonist with some big secrets, two comedies about murders, yet another zombie show, and an adult animated series based on a popular live streaming Dungeons and Dragons campaign. Yes, there truly is something for everyone to watch this week.

Best new streaming TV shows this week

The Legend of Vox Machina Season 1 (Amazon Prime Video)

Critical Role is a very popular live-streaming series that shows several professional voice actors playing elaborate and custom Dungeons and Dragons fantasy-themed campaigns. The series became so popular that the actors decided to adapt their first campaign into an adult animated TV show. They launched a Kickstarter project to fund it in 2019 and ended up with over $11 million sent in from their fans.

Read more: Critical Role heads to Amazon

The first season of this series, titled The Legend of Vox Machina, is dropping on Amazon Prime Video. As previously stated, it adapts the first Critical Role D&D campaign, with some new material as well. The story itself has the main characters fighting to save a town from an evil threat that has already killed all of the town’s rulers.

All of the Critical Role players voice their main characters in the show. The series also features other characters voiced by guest actors, including David Tennant, Dominic Monaghan, Stephen Root, Tony Hale, and others. Amazon Prime Video will show three episodes of this season this week and three new episodes every week for the next three weeks.

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Amazon Prime Video offers access to thousands of movies and TV shows to stream. That includes great original shows and movies like The Boys and The Tomorrow War. You can also sign up for other premium services within Amazon Prime Video.

The Gilded Age Season 1 (HBO Max)

Julian Fellows, who created the hit UK historical drama Downton Abbey, has also created this new series, which you can now watch on HBO Max, with new episodes appearing late on Mondays. It’s set in late 19th century New York City, and centers on the conflicts between the “old money” citizens (played by Christine Baranski and Cynthia Nixon) and the “new money” millionaires who are now moving into the city. 

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HBO Max is your home for Warner Bros-made movies and TV shows like The Lord of the Rings, the DC Comics superheroes, and more. It’s also the home for new and original movies and shows available nowhere else.

The Afterparty Season 1 (Apple TV Plus)

This comedy series on Apple TV Plus comes from Christopher Miller, one-half of the “Lord and Miller” team that wrote and directed hit movies like Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs, 21 Jump Street, and The Lego Movie. Miller directed all eight episodes of The Afterparty, and wrote many of the series scripts.

It’s set at a high school reunion party that has gotten way out of hand. One person at the party has been murdered. It’s up to a police detective, played by Tiffany Haddish, to interview the people at the party to find out who the murderer is.

Read more: Best Apple TV Plus shows

Each episode centers on one of the suspects, and we see the night’s events through very different perspectives in each installment. Other cast members include Dave Franco as the murder victim, Ben Schwartz, Ike Barinholtz, Sam Richardson, and others. Apple TV Plus will show the first three episodes this week, with the other episodes appearing weekly on the service.

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Apple TV Plus has quickly become a major player in the streaming game since its launch in 2019. Its slate of original programming includes shows like Ted Lasso, The Morning Show, Foundation, and For All Mankind as well as movies like The Banker, Greyhound, and Palmer.

The Woman In The House Across the Street From the Girl In The Window Season 1 (Netflix)

Yes, that is the full and official title for this satirical series from Netflix. Kristen Bell plays a lonely and heartbroken woman in a normal-looking suburban neighborhood. One night, she sees what she believes is a murder across from her home at her neighbor’s house. However, she later starts to doubt what she saw. Is she just crazy, or did she really see someone get killed, and will she be the next victim?

Fans of movies like Gone Girl, The Girl on the Train, and The Woman In The Window should also enjoy this very dark comedy series, with all eight episodes coming at once.

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Netflix is still the leading premium streaming service, with over 200 million worldwide subscribers. It offers thousands of movies and TV shows to binge watch, including its always growing list of original films and series, including Stranger Things, The Witcher, Bridgerton, and many more.

In From The Cold Season 1 (Netflix)

Here’s a Netflix eight-episode action series with a couple of interesting twists. Margarita Levieva plays an American single mom who we later learn is actually an ex-spy from Russia. She’s brought back into the espionage fold by the CIA to stop a major threat to the government of Spain. Oh, and there’s one other major thing about this ex-spy that we will not reveal here, although the trailer does hint at it.

All Of Us Are Dead Season 1 (Netflix)

Here’s the latest Netflix South Korean genre series hoping to be as big as Squid Game. A zombie outbreak begins at a high school and spreads throughout the country. Can anyone survive this invasion of the undead? This series looks like it will have elements of horror and humor, with some self-aware references peppered along the way.

Check out our last week’s picks

In case you missed last week’s column, here’s another look at the new streaming TV shows that we picked for you to binge-watch.

Ozark Season 4 Part One (Netflix)

It’s the beginning of the end for this popular and acclaimed Netflix original series. The crime drama has started its fourth and final season with seven episodes, with an additional seven to drop on the service sometime later in 2022. 

Read more: Shows like Ozark

Based on the trailer, it looks like the money laundering Byrde family is getting in deep with both the FBI and the Mexican drug cartel, in a perhaps vain effort to walk away from their life of crime, free of all their obligations. At the same time, they also have to deal with their former employee Ruth and her family and friends, who want to create their own drug empire. 

How I Met Your Father Season 1 (Hulu)

One of the most acclaimed sitcoms of the past 20 years, How I Met Your Mother, finally has its follow-up series as a Hulu exclusive. Like the original, this series is bookended sometime in the near future, as an older version of the main character explains to her son how she met his father.

The rest of the show has that younger version, played by Hillary Duff, living in 2022, where she can’t seem to find any man that’s good enough for her. She gets some support from her group of friends in New York City. So how does this series link up to the original? You can find out now.

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Hulu offers not only thousands of movies and TV shows to stream, it also has original shows and films like The Handmaid’s Tale. You can upgrade to Hulu Plus Live TV to get live channels, including your local stations.

As We See It Season 1 (Amazon Prime Video)

This Amazon Prime Video original series comes from Jason Katims, the acclaimed creator of numerous TV series like Roswell, Friday Night Lights, and Parenthood. His latest show stars three newcomer actors who live on the autism spectrum. They play fictional characters also on the autism spectrum who are allowed to live together in a New York City apartment.

With the help of family members, aids, and each other, this trio navigates through their jobs, their love life, and more as they make roads towards acceptance.

Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock Season 1 (Apple TV Plus)

Jim Henson’s acclaimed Muppet-based children’s series is back for a season of all-new episodes, exclusively on Apple TV Plus. As with the original series, this new season tells stories about the Fraggles, small creatures who typically live in a series of caves. The original Fraggles, including Gobo, Red, Boober, Mokey, Wembley, and Uncle Travelling Matt, will join new Fraggles and other creatures.

You can watch all 13 episodes now.

Servant Season 3 (Apple TV Plus)

This supernatural thriller series’ third and final season is now available on Apple TV Plus. If you haven’t watched the first two seasons of this series, we would suggest binge-watching this very strange and creepy look at young parents raising their baby in New York City with the “help” of their nanny.

Based on the trailer for the final season, it looks like the nanny’s past is finally coming back to take her, along with the parents and the child in her care. The series has M. Night Shyamalan as its executive producer, who directs some of its episodes.

True Story With Ed and Randall Season 1 (Peacock)

Ed Helms (The Office) and Randall Park (WandaVision) host this new comedy series, a Peacock exclusive. They listen to some wild and comedic true stories from the real people involved. As these folks tell their stories to Ed and Randall, we see some comedic reenactments of these events, starring many famous actors and comedians.

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NBCUniversal’s Peacock streaming service offers a lot of great movies and TV shows to stream on demand, along with live news and sports. Best of all, you can watch lots of its content for free, or watch all of it with a paid subscription starting at just $4.99 a month.

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