The 3 new TV shows you should be watching this weekend.

I'm a firm believer in quality couch time, always. But especially after a huge TV week like this one.

A lot has dropped this week, so we've waded through and got you covered with three TV show recommendations that'll keep you entertained this weekend: 

Only Murders in the Building.

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Our favourite bumbling true crime podcasters are back!

Only Murders is back for its third season, and this time Paul Rudd and MERYL STREEP(!!!) join Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez for more ridiculous, laugh-out-loud funny hijinks.


If you haven't gotten on board this satirical not-at-all-true crime train yet, the first two seasons are ready to dive into on Disney+. I suggest bingeing those and then joining in with the fun that is watching weekly for season three.

After each ep, the experience is made even better by exploring all the theories and clues along with everyone else.

In season three, we pick up right where we left off. Rudd plays Ben Glenroy, a Hollywood action star whose turn to Broadway has, uh, deadly consequences. Charles, Oliver and Mabel, aided by Ben's co-star Loretta Durkin (Streep), embark on their toughest case yet, all while poor director Oliver desperately attempts to put his show back together.

The first two episodes of Only Murders in the Building are streaming Disney+, with new episodes weekly on Tuesdays.


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Painkiller is a fictionalised retelling of the origins and aftermath of the opioid crisis in the United States, highlighting stories of perpetrators, victims and truth-seekers whose lives are permanently altered by the invention of OxyContin.

Across six one-hour episodes and through characters played by Uzo Aduba, Matthew Broderick, Taylor Kitsch and more, the limited series examines crime, accountability and the systems that have repeatedly failed hundreds of thousands of people.

Painkiller is streaming on Netflix.

Cruel Summer.

Image: Prime Video.


Cruel Summer is back for another season telling a story about a... cruel summer.

This is the series' second season, but it is an anthology series so you don't have to have watched season one to get involved (although, you should! It's good!)

This time around, it's set in an idyllic waterfront town in the Pacific Northwest and follows the rise and fall of an intense teenage friendship.

The story takes place across three different timelines, tracking the friendship between Megan, Isabella and Megan's best friend Luke, a complicated love triangle that blossomed and the mystery that would impact all of their lives going forward. 

Cruel Summer is streaming on Prime Video.

Chelsea McLaughlin is Mamamia's Senior Entertainment Writer and co-host of The Spill. For more pop culture takes, recommendations and sarcasm, you can follow her on Instagram.

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