Hi there! There’s nothing cozier than curling up with a good mystery. And this week’s streaming premieres are full of intrigue, from chilly CIA thrillers to charming old-fashioned detective stories to disturbing true-crime documentaries. With so many shows and movies to choose from, the only riddle left to solve is which one to watch first.
“The first year doing The Sex Lives of College Girls was terrible. … I hated going to work.”
A month after Part 1 dropped, we finally get to see how things pan out for Joe Goldberg, who might have met his match in London. After a fun detour into murder mystery in Part 1, we’re back to basics on Thursday as Joe tries to outwit the Eat the Rich killer.
The Ghostface Killer is taking Manhattan with the first installment to take place outside of the fictional town of Woodsboro. That’s not the only thing that’s changed: Scream star Jenna Ortega blew up huge in the past year, too.
The story of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 is creepy: After it disappeared with 239 people on board on March 8, 2014, not a single trace of any of them have ever been found. What happened, you ask? Watch the doc to find out!
Starring Kerry Washington and Delroy Lindo, this family dramedy about a “messy but perfectionist relationship therapist” who welcomes her dad back after he gets out of prison is sure to get us thinking.
Ready for your next British TV addiction? This sharp, intellectual spy series stars Guy Pearce as the MI6 director who, as co-star Damian Lewis puts it, “hoodwinked an entire generation” as a double agent.”
The second live-action adaptation of Disney’s theme park ride stars Rosario Dawson as a single mother who purchases a mansion in New Orleans that has a strangely low price tag. She puts together a team of "specialists,” including a priest (Owen Wilson), a psychic (Tiffany Haddish), a historian (Danny DeVito), and a paranormal expert played by LaKeith Stanfield. The movie will haunt theaters on July 28.
“SOS. Any really good true crime docs so far this year?!”
As you no doubt know, true crime is a REALLY popular genre. So when you’re in the mood for murder, how do you know if the docuseries you’re about to watch is going to be any good? We’re here to help.
Stolen Youth: Inside the Cult at Sarah Lawrence
One of the absolute wildest news stories of the past few years is that of the Sarah Lawrence cult, a case where a former CIA contractor(!) moved in with his daughter at her college house(!!) and gradually broke the brains of her roommates(!!!) until they were paranoid shells of their former selves(!!!!).
If anyone ever makes fun of you for taking too many selfies, first of all: That person is a jerk. Second, your social-media vice might one day come in handy. This series profiles nine murder victims who left clues behind that helped detectives solve their cases—and yes, selfies are a big part of it.