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By Christian Imperio Published Aug 28, 2020 12:00 am Updated Aug 28, 2020 9:11 am

There’s a number of streaming platforms and a growing digital library of content to choose from. So, if you are looking for some quick suggestions, then you’ve come to the right place. Here’s our latest weekly roundup of movies and shows across all streaming services to help you decide what to watch this weekend.

HBO GO

Watchmen

Synopsis: This American superhero drama limited television series from Damon Lindelof is set in an alternate history where superheroes are treated as criminals. This nine-episode series continues the legacy of the 1986 DC Comics graphic novel Watchmen, created by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons while attempting to break new ground of its own, focusing on events surrounding racist violence in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 2019.

Lovecraft Country

Synopsis: Based on Matt Ruff's novel of the same name, Lovecraft Country follows Atticus Freeman (Jonathan Majors) as he meets up with his friend Letitia (Jurnee Smollett) and his uncle George (Courtney B. Vance) to embark on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America in search of his missing father (Michael Kenneth Williams). This begins a struggle to survive and overcome both the racist terrors of white America and the terrifying monsters that could be ripped from a Lovecraft paperback.

Westworld

Synopsis: This dystopian television series based on the 1973 film is set in a fictional, technologically advanced Wild-West-themed amusement park populated by android "hosts". The park caters to high-paying "guests" who may indulge their wildest fantasies within the park without fear of retaliation from the hosts, who are prevented by their programming from harming humans.

Silicon Valley

Synopsis: This HBO series is a parody of Silicon Valley culture, focusing on Richard Hendricks (Thomas Middleditch), a programmer who founds a startup company called Pied Piper, and chronicles his struggles along with five other programmers to make their mark while facing competition from larger entities. Premiered in 2014, this quirky underdog series ran for a total of six seasons before concluding on December 8, 2019.

YOUTUBE

Smaller and Smaller Circles

Synopsis: Two Jesuit priests, Gus Saenz and Jerome Lucero, perform forensic work to solve the mystery revolving around the murders of young boys in Payatas, one of Metro Manila's biggest slum areas. While dealing with the systematic corruption of the government, church and the elite, the two priests delve into criminal profiling, crime scene investigation and forensic analysis to solve the killings.

Sunday Beauty Queen

Synopsis: Beneath Hong Kong's glittering facade, Filipinas working as domestic helpers work in relative anonymity and for near slave wages. In a beauty pageant like no other in the world, five helpers give themselves makeovers for a day and gleefully reclaim their dignity.

Heneral Luna

Synopsis: Set during the Philippine-American war, Heneral Luna follows the life of one of Philippine History’s most brilliant military men, General Antonio Luna, as he tries to lead his countrymen against colonial masters new and old, and to rise above their own raging disputes to fulfill the promise of the Philippine Revolution.

NETFLIX

Goyo - Ang Batang Heneral

Synopsis: With this film (the second war trilogy set during the Filipino-American war in the early 1900s), the revolution marches on against the Americans after the bloody death of General Antonio Luna. The conflicted philosophies behind the heroic struggle continue and become personified in the colorful character of General Gregorio “Goyo” del Pilar.

Cobra Kai

Synopsis: Set 34 years after the tournament that changed their lives, the rivalry between Johnny and Daniel reignites in this sequel to the original "The Karate Kid" film (1984). William Zabka and Ralph Macchio reprise their iconic roles in this nostalgic and immensely fun action-comedy-drama television series which was a major breakout hit on YouTube.

AMAZON PRIME

Tales From the Loop

Synopsis: Inspired by the futuristic paintings and designs of Swedish artist Simon Stålenhag, this Amazon original series centers on a small rural town where people live above “The Loop,” a machine built to unlock and explore the mysteries of the universe. Duncan Joiner and Rebecca Hall star in this drama that aims to make the science fiction appear more real-life than ever.

The Boys

Synopsis: The Boys is an irreverent take on what happens when superheroes, who are as popular as celebrities as influential as politicians and as revered as Gods, abuse their superpowers rather than use them for good. It’s powerless against the super powerful as The Boys embark on a heroic quest to expose the truth about “The Seven,” and their formidable Vought backing.

Upload

Synopsis: In the future people can upload their consciousness to a luxurious digital afterlife. When party boy Nathan gets uploaded to a virtual resort he meets the down-to-earth Nora who starts as his customer service “angel”, but becomes so much more as she helps him find friendship, love and purpose.

Fleabag

Synopsis: Fleabag is a hilarious and poignant window into the mind of a dry-witted, sexual, angry, grief-riddled woman, as she hurls herself at modern living in London.

The Man in the High Castle

Synopsis: Based on Philip K. Dick’s award-wining novel, The Man in the High Castle explores what it would be like if the Allied Powers had lost WWII, and Japan and Germany ruled the United States.

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