4 Must-Watch Shows This Week That Aren’t ‘House of the Dragon’

If you’re looking for something to watch other than the Game of Thrones prequel series, House of the Dragon, you’ve come to the right place.

On the latest episode of PureWow’s Stream On podcast, co-hosts Phil Mutz and Rachel Gulmi highlighted four brand-new shows that are being overshadowed by House of the Dragon, which has dominated headlines ever since it premiered on Sunday. Keep scrolling for their recommendations.  

1. She-Hulk: Attorney at Law

  • Cast: Tatiana Maslany, Jameela Jamil, Mark Ruffalo

Everyone knows The Hulk’s story, but this brand-new series explores the life and career of his cousin, Jennifer. Even though it’s a superhero show, it resembles a structured, procedural drama (like Law & Order). “It’s not groundbreaking, but it’s a cool twist on a Marvel show,” Mutz says.

2. Only Murders in the Building

  • Cast: Selena Gomez, Martin Short, Steve Martin

It follows three tenants of an apartment building, who team up to investigate a murder in their complex. According to Mutz, the season 2 finale is worth the watch. “It’s a twist-filled finale, packed with tons of A-list stars,” he explains. “It was really fun, and you finally find out who the killer is. And I totally had it wrong.”

3. Five Days at Memorial

  • Cast: Vera Farmiga, Cherry Jones, Cornelius Smith Jr.

The series tells the real-life story of the Memorial Hospital in New Orleans, Louisiana. When the levees fail during Hurricane Katrina, the patients, staff and visitors find themselves stranded at the facility for five days with no resources. “I don’t want to get too much into it because I don’t want to spoil it, but each episode is one day,” Gulmi says. “And it’s just very sad, it’s very eye-opening what healthcare workers had to go through.”

4. Welcome to Wrexham

  • Cast: Rob Mcelhenney, Ryan Reynolds

If you love Ted Lasso, you need to watch this brand-new show. The docuseries follows two Hollywood actors who purchase a professional football (AKA soccer) club with little-to-no experience. “It’s already out in the world airing, and people should check it out,” Mutz adds.

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Greta Heggeness is a California-based editor at PureWow and has been writing about entertainment since 2015. She covers everything from awards shows to exclusive celebrity...