10 Shows and Movies to Watch This Weekend

'The Morning Show,' 'Elemental,' 'Theater Camp' and more

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Still from 'The Other Black Girl.'
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With so many streaming services, blockbuster movie releases and new shows that we’re told we must watch, it can feel overwhelming trying to keep up. Sure, we keep our eyes on lists like Netflix’s most-viewed titles, but the big hits aren’t necessarily always worth watching. So, how do you parse through it all? Well, we’ve made your job a little easier by finding all the shows and movies that are worth your time each week. Say goodbye to the scroll fatigue of the past with these selections from Disney+ (Elemental), Hulu (Theater Camp) and more.

From the return of The Morning Show to the newly-arrived adaptation of The Other Black Girl, here’s what to watch this weekend.

1. The Other Black Girl

  • Rating: TV-MA
  • Number of seasons: 1

Based on Zakiya Dalila Harris’s electric debut novel, The Other Black Girl follows Nella Rogers, an editorial assistant at a book publisher who also happens to be the only Black woman on the staff. That is, until Hazel-May McCall arrives and helps Nella to discover the publishing company’s disturbing history.

2. The Morning Show

  • Rating: TV-MA
  • Number of seasons: 3

Time to start your mornings with Jen and Reese, again. The Morning Show is back for season three, and the workplace drama is only picking up steam as we watch the talk show crew deal with a threatening cybersecurity attack.

3. Theater Camp

  • Rating: PG-13
  • Runtime: 93 minutes

In this adaptation of a 2020 short film of the same name, a ragtag group of theater aficionados try to save the AdirondACTS theater camp after its founder falls into a coma. The show must go on.

4. Virgin River

  • Rating: TV-14
  • Number of seasons: 5

After a long-awaited return, Virgin River is back with ten brand-new episodes for season five, with two special “holiday episodes” set to premiere on November 30. After season four left viewers on a major cliffhanger, the new installment begins right where the last chapter left off. As PureWow’s senior editor, Greta Heggeness, wrote in her 4.5-star review, the new season certainly won't disappoint.

5. Welcome to Wrexham

  • Rating: TV-MA
  • Number of seasons: 2

Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney’s docuseries that feels like a real-life Ted Lasso is back for season two. The sports show follows the two Hollywood actors as they purchase a Welsh football (AKA soccer) team, with the hope of reversing the squad’s losing streak. In season two, we continue to follow the team’s rise.

6. Love at First Sight

  • Rating: PG-13
  • Runtime: 91 minutes

Could you fall in love with someone in the span of 24 hours? In this new Netflix rom-com based on Jennifer E. Smith’s bestselling novel of the same name, timing is everything when Hadley finds herself stuck in an airport, where she strikes up a conversation with a boy named Oliver. Turns out, this layover could end up changing their lives forever.

7. Elemental

  • Rating: PG
  • Runtime: 106 minutes

In Pixar’s latest offering (which is now available to stream on Disney+), the four elements—fire, water, earth and air—are anthropomorphized as sentient beings, who all live together in Element City. Cut to Ember Lumen and Wade Ripple, two seemingly different elements who discover they have much more in common than they thought.

8. Dear Child

  • Rating: TV-MA
  • Number of seasons: 1

This suspenseful new miniseries is currently one of the most-watched titles on Netflix and we can see why. When a woman gets struck by a car and hospitalized, many questions start to swirl about the young girl who was with her. Soon, authorities start to realize it may connect to a disappearance from a decade earlier.

9. The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon

  • Rating: TV-MA
  • Number of seasons: 1

The Walking Dead may have wrapped its eleventh and final season in November 2022, but the franchise is alive and well. With current spinoffs still airing, like Fear the Walking Dead and Dead City, a new one just got added to the mix: The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon. This post-apocalyptic drama focuses on the titular primary hunter and takes place after the events of the original series. As Daryl washes up on the shores of France, he has to figure out how he got there...and why.

10. One Piece

  • Rating: TV-14
  • Number of seasons: 1

Based on the animated television series (which is based on the manga of the same name), One Piece is the über-popular story of Monkey D. Luffy, a boy who, with his crew of pirates, hunts down the world’s greatest treasure—the “One Piece”—in an effort to become the next Pirate King. Watch as One Piece gets the live-action treatment from Netflix. (Oh, and luckily, it's already been renewed for a second season.)

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