9 Shows and Movies to Watch This Weekend

'Gen V,' 'Naked Attraction' and more

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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 Prime Video (Gen V), Hulu (No One Will Save You) and more.

From Netflix’s adaptation of Roald Dahl’s The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar to the highly-anticipated finale of Hulu’s Only Murders in the Building, here’s what to watch this weekend.

1. Gen V

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

If you love the dark comedy and the gritty violence of The Boys, this spinoff series (which is set in the same universe) follows a group of students at the only college designated for superheroes. However, as these classmates vie for a spot on the exclusive superhero team, they discover unsettling secrets tied to the school’s history.

2. No One Will Save You

  • Rating: PG-13
  • Runtime: 93 minutes

Kick off your scary movie marathon with this newly-released sci-fi horror flick starring Kaitlyn Dever (Dopesick). In this thriller, Dever plays an isolated seamstress named Brynn, who has an unlikely encounter with aliens that forces her to confront her past.

3. Naked Attraction

  • Rating: TV-MA
  • Number of seasons: 6

Can these singles find *the one* solely based on someone’s appearance au naturel? That’s the gist of the reality dating series Naked Attraction, which has been around since 2016, but was recently uploaded to Max in the U.S. With the salacious first six seasons now available to binge, the show has quickly become the number-one title on the streaming platform. (And in case it wasn’t obvious—don't watch this one with kids around.)

4. Only Murders in the Building

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

Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez won us over again with the third season of their Hulu dramedy, as they try to solve yet another mysterious murder (this time involving a major Hollywood star). With the finale set to air this Tuesday, October 3, now is the perfect time to catch up on all the twists before the curtain closes on season three.

5. Sex Education

  • Rating: TV-MA
  • Number of seasons: 4

This show is about a socially awkward high school student named Otis (Asa Butterfield) whose mother is a sex therapist. Can he navigate the ins and outs of intimacy? (FYI, season four is now streaming on Netflix.)

6. American Horror Story: Delicate

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

The anthology series is back with another bone-chilling installment—this time, the story centers around a woman (Emma Roberts) who’s having an embryo transfer. When she realizes that someone is following her, she becomes extremely paranoid (and for good reason).

7. Love Is Blind

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

Love Is Blind has returned for season five, so buckle up. The reality show follows single contestants as they get to know each other in “pods,” which are designed so they can hear each other…but can’t see each other.

8. The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar

  • Rating: PG
  • Runtime: 39 minutes

Visionary director Wes Anderson adapts a Roald Dahl tale in this new short film from Netflix. In the movie, the titular Henry Sugar gains the ability to see through playing cards, allowing him to win large sums of money at casinos. With this power, Henry decides to help others around the world.

9. Love Is in the Air

  • Rating: TV-14
  • Runtime: 88 minutes

As a hardworking seaplane pilot tries to keep her family’s business afloat, she finds herself falling for the man who has been sent to shut her business down. Check out the rom-com that is currently the top movie on Netflix.

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