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

Watch The Sandman, Beavis and Butt-Head, and more.
August 5, 2022
A man and young woman walk through a cemetery in The Sandman - new on Netflix in August

The first week of August brings a mix of new TV shows and season 2 debuts of older shows. Netflix tries to find yet another major genre hit with a long-awaited adaptation of an acclaimed DC Comics title, along with a new documentary about a failed music festival. There’s also a new version of a truly great adult animated series to check out, and new seasons for an acclaimed Native American-themed show, a crime comedy, and a financial business drama. Let’s look at the best new TV shows to stream this week.

Best new streaming TV shows this week

The Sandman Season One (Netflix)


Writer Neil Gaiman changed mainstream comics forever with The Sandman. He reimagined the old DC Comics’ superhero character as a dark fantasy figure. As a result, his series became one of the most acclaimed, award-winning, and best-selling comics of all time. Now Netflix is bringing us the first season of this long-awaited TV adaptation. Dream, also known as Sandman, is a member of a group of powerful beings known as the Endless, and he rules the plane of dreams. Decades ago, he was captured by a group of human cultists on Earth. Now, in modern times, he has been freed from his prison and has to deal with the fallout of his absence from the world of dreams.

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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.

Mike Judge’s Beavis and Butt-Head Season One (Paramount Plus)

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Before he directed comedy movies like Office Space and created TV shows like King of the Hill and Silicon Valley, Mike Judge gained fame on MTV with Beavis and Butt-Head, two intelligence-deprived teenagers who made fun of the cable network’s music videos in short subjects. They quickly received their own series and even got a feature film. Now, a few weeks after Paramount Plus released another film, Beavis and Butt-Head Do The Universe, Judge has revived the TV show once again, bringing these two TV-obsessed teens into the year 2022.

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Paramount Plus includes thousands of movies and TV shows from CBS, Showtime, and Paramount Pictures. It also includes new and original movies like The Good Fight, Infinite, and more.

Reservation Dogs Season Two (Hulu)

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Hulu brings us the second season of this acclaimed dramedy series from co-creators Sterlin Harjo and Taika Waititi. The Peabody Award-winning series continues to cover the lives of four Native American teenagers in Oklahoma. The second season begins with one member of the group leaving Oklahoma to go to California, leaving the rest to try to deal with their own lives and issues.

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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.

The Outlaws Season Two (Amazon Prime Video)

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Amazon Prime Video launches the second season of the UK import series this week. The first season saw a group of minor criminals cleaning up a property as part of their community service. They discover a bag full of money that happens to belong to a local crime lord. The second season sees this same group sticking together as they still have a few months of their sentences left to serve, but the crime lord still wants his money back, with interest. The show stars, and is co-created by, Stephen Merchant, and also features Christopher Walken. 

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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.

Industry Season Two (HBO Max)


HBO and HBO Max launch the second season of this drama series. As with the first season, it centers on a London-based financial firm and the many young stock traders who work at the company. The second season is ripped from the headlines, as the traders are now seen coming back to their offices after a pandemic forced them to work from home for a time.

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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.

Trainwreck: Woodstock 99 Season One (Netflix)


Netflix brings us this three-part documentary series about this 1999 music festival that was supposed to be a spiritual successor to the 1969 festival of the same name in upstate New York. However, the new music event, which drew about 400,000 people over four days, quickly turned into a disaster, with high temperatures at the event combined with lots of violence and looting among many attendees.

Check out last week’s picks

If you missed last week’s column, here’s a look at our previous week’s picks for the best TV shows to stream.

Paper Girls Season One (Amazon Prime Video)

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Based on the cult favorite comic book from writer Brian K. Vaughan and artist Cliff Chiang, this new Amazon Prime Video series is first set in the late 1980s and centers on a group of 12-year-old girls who deliver newspapers in their neighborhood. One day they encounter some strange phenomenon that causes the group to travel forward in time to 2019 and meet their future selves. However, that’s just the start for these kids as they get in the middle of a temporal war between two factions.

Uncoupled Season One (Netflix)


Neil Patrick Harris stars in this new dramedy series from Netflix. He plays a New York City resident who thinks he’s in a stable romantic relationship. However, he’s shocked when his partner of 17 years suddenly breaks up with him. Now he’s forced to enter the dating scene again in his late 40s.

The Resort Season One (Peacock)

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Peacock starts this new drama series this week, with some interesting twists. Cristin Milioti (Palm Springs) and William Jackson Harper (The Good Place) play a married couple who are going through some domestic issues. They decide to help their partnership by taking a trip to a tropical resort for their 10th wedding anniversary. However, they soon become involved in solving a murder case at the resort that happened 15 years beforehand.

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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.

Surface Season One (Apple TV Plus)

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The latest series on Apple TV Plus stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Loki), who plays a woman that suddenly finds herself losing large parts of her memory. She’s told that she’s suffering from the effects of a suicide attempt. However, as she tries to piece her past back together, she begins to realize that what she’s being told about her past by others may not be the truth at all.

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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.

Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin Season One (HBO Max)

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Pretty Little Liars was a major TV hit for the ABC Family (now Freeform) cable TV network over a decade ago. Now, HBO Max is launching a sequel/revival of the show, set in the same universe as the original series. Set in the modern day, it follows the storylines of a new group of teenage girls, all of which have some secrets to hide. However, they are now being stalked by a mysterious figure known only as “A,” and that person might be one of their own.

Harley Quinn Season Three (HBO Max)

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HBO Max finally brings us the third season of this very funny (and very much not for kids) animated version of the DC Comics universe. Kaley Cuoco once again voices Harley Quinn, the crazy former girlfriend of The Joker who is now romantically partnered with another Batman villain, Poison Ivy. The third season sees the duo, along with some other Batman villains, return to Gotham City, which Ivy wants to transform into her own plant-based paradise.

High School Musical: The Musical: The Series Season Three (Disney Plus)

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Disney Plus brings back one of its major original flagship shows for a third season this week. This time, the faux-documentary about a group of high school students who love making musical theater is leaving school for the summer, and entering a special camp. Their task is to create a new production of another classic Disney musical, Frozen.

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Are you looking for more? Check out our list of the best movies to watch this week.