What’s new on Netflix? Hot on Hulu? Amazing on Amazon? Crossing the Streams scours the streaming services to find the best shows and specials freshly available for online viewing. You’re welcome!
GRACE AND FRANKIE: SEASON 2 (Netflix)
Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin’s sitcom returns for a second season with some fresh twists. Tomlin’s Frankie confesses to her children that she got it on with their father (Sam Waterston) — even though he’s in a committted relationship with Grace’s ex-husband (Martin Sheen). And Grace (Jane Fonda) meets a new man in the form of Sam Elliott, who should’ve earned an Oscar nomination for his searing scene opposite Tomlin in last year’s Grandma. It’s all so complicated!
FILTHY PREPPY TEEN$ (Fullscreen)
The new Streaming Video on Demand Service Fullscreen rolls out the fourth of eight 11-minute episodes of this Mean Girls-esque high-school satire cocreated by Paul Scheer (The League) and Jonathan Stern (Wet Hot American Summer). In this week’s installment, Meegan (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’s Dylan Gelula) runs for Class President after the incumbent inexplicably dies, and Chaad (Desperate Housewives alum Max Carver) tries to solve the murder. Watch for cameos by Scheer, SNL vet Chris Parnell and Scott Wolf — himself a graduate of the teen genre from his days on Party of Five.
From the producers of Broadchurch and one of its stars — Olivia Colman — comes another dysfunctional family saga, only this time it’s a comedy. But, as you might suspect, a very dark comedy. Colman plays Deborah Flowers, a music teacher who fears her children’s book author husband (The Mighty Boosh’s Julian Barratt) is having a gay affair with his Japanese illustrator (played by Will Sharpe, who created the show). Meanwhile, the Flowers 25-year-old twins Amy and Donald are both trying to sleep with their sexy neighbor Abigail. All six half-hour episodes of Flowers are available now, so take a sniff!
IN THE FLESH: SEASONS 1 AND 2 (Hulu)
Can zombies be rehabilitated? That’s the question explored by this BAFTA-winning horror drama, which follows a formerly deceased teen (Luke Newberry) who returns to his hometown after allegedly being turned into a productive member of society by the government. The first season comprises three hourlong episodes, and Season 2 doubles that number. There will be no Season 3, so don’t count on a happy ending.
ALI WONG: BABY COBRA (Netflix)
Perhaps the first stand-up special ever done by a seven-months pregnant woman, this hysterical hour featuring the Fresh Off the Boat writer covers topics ranging from the downside of feminism to the reason why Asian men are the sexiest in the world (“They have no body hair from the neck down. It’s like making love to a dolphin!”). She’s so Wong, she’s right!
Currently Senior Articles Editor for Closer Weekly, Bruce Fretts has written for The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, TV Guide, Emmy Magazine, Fast Company, and Vulture. You can follow him on Twitter @brucefretts.