Mar 3, 2023
What's Hot and Streaming in March
Ahh, Spring doth approacheth, my friends, and with it comes an entirely new crop of titles to explore, and take it from me, March has A TON in store—so much, in fact, I couldn’t even list it all here for you. What I did do, though, is take some sweet time to compile the hottest titles worth exploring. Here’s what’s dropping over the next few weeks.
Succession, Season 4 – The Roy Family drama finally returns for its fourth and final season, which will deal with the conflict of the sale of media conglomerate Waystar Royco and the effects it has on the Roy family and their personal relationships. And don’t forget that huge decision Shiv's husband Tom (Matthew Macfayden) faces: Will he side with his powerful father-in-law Logan in the battle for company control, or will he side with his wife, who is against selling the company? The power struggle between the Roy siblings has shaped their industry since the beginning and has left fans dying to know what will unfold and how it will all play out. Premieres March 26 on HBO and HBO Max.
Perry Mason, Season 2 – After a three-year hiatus, Matthew Rhys (The Americans) is back in rare form as famous hard-drinking private detective turned crusading lawyer Perry Mason. Now under new management, we see the show moving fully into the law world. In this gritty origin story set in Depression-era Los Angeles, he’s both ornery and horny as ever as he works to find justice in a world where corruption has taken over. Premieres March 6 at 9 p.m. on HBO and HBO Max.
Daisy Jones and the Six – Adapted from author Taylor Jenkins Reid’s novel into a limited series, the story focuses on a successful rock band in the 1970s falling apart because of rocky relationships between some of its members—but no, it is not a biopic of Fleetwood Mac. Daisy Jones and the Six follows the band’s epic rise and fall, then picks up decades later when the Six finally reveal the truth about what really happened. Premieres March 3 on Prime Video.
Chris Rock: Selective Outrage – In the platform’s first ever live-streamed event, Chris Rock takes the stage in this new stand-up special , sans any bitch slaps from Will Smith. Netflix will offer pre- and post-shows, featuring Ronnie Chieng, Leslie Jones, Deon Cole, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, JB Smoove, and Arsenio Hall. Airs March 4 at 10 p.m. on Netflix.
Mae Martin: SAP – Also releasing a new stand-up special this month is Comedian Mae Martin, whom you might recognize from HBO’s The Flight Attendant or the Netflix series Feel Good. Premieres on Netflix March 28.
School Spirits – This supernatural teen drama centers on main character Maddie, who finds herself dead and stuck in an afterlife limbo where she’s trapped in her high school. While no one else seems to be able to see her, she discovers a group of other teen ghosts also trapped at the school and they soon form a support group of sorts. As Maddie tries to solve her own murder, she must try to figure out a way beyond the limbo. Streaming March 9 on Paramount Plus.
Murder Mystery 2 – Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston reunite as an ordinary couple who find themselves caught up in a thrilling investigation is this rom-com sequel to 2019’s Murder Mystery. They’re now both private detectives launching their own agency, who soon find themselves as the center of an international investigation when a friend is abducted. Streaming March 31 on Netflix.
MH370: The Plane That Disappeared – Back in 2014, a plane with 239 people on board vanished into thin air from all radar. This docuseries delves deep into one of our greatest modern mysteries: Flight MH370. Lands on Netflix March 8.
Rabbit Hole – A new spy series is here, if that’s your thing. Kiefer Sutherland is James Weir, a private espionage operative who finds himself in the midst of a battle over the preservation of democracy in a world at odds with misinformation, behavioral manipulation, the surveillance state, and the interests that control these extraordinary powers. Sneaks into Paramount Plus March 26.
The Big Door Prize – A small town is forever changed in this comedy when a mysterious machine appears, promising to reveal everyone’s true potential. Soon, residents start changing jobs, rethinking relationships, and questioning long-held beliefs. Stars Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids). Premieres March 29 on Apple TV Plus.
YOU, Season 4 - Part 2 – Part 1 of Season 4 aired a few weeks ago, then left us hanging after five episodes. I gotta say, this mid-way break in our shows is bullshit! There. I said it. The first half of Season 1 saw the murderous tables turned on Joe as he was taunted by a mysterious murderer offing people in a certain wealthy social circle. The “Eat the Rich” killer turned out to be charming author and aspiring politician Rhys Montrose (Ed Speleers, Outlander), and now Joe has to figure out how to escape being framed for Rhys’s misdeeds while at the same time protecting his love interest, Kate. Part Two airs March 9 on Netflix.
Waco: American Apocalypse – This immersive three-part docuseries is the definitive account of what happened in Waco, Texas, in 1993 when cult leader David Koresh faced off against the federal government in a 51-day siege that began with the biggest gunfight on American soil since the Civil War. The fiery inferno that ensued was aired live on national television to a nation of shocked, horrified viewers. Streaming March 22 on Netflix.
Money Shot: The Pornhub Story – In the hopes of presenting a substantial dive into both the good and bad of the porn site, this film features interviews with performers, past employees, activists, and more. Pornhub is the internet’s most famous adult entertainment platform, because it fundamentally changed how porn is made and distributed. But for every bit of success they saw, there were also scandals. Many, many, many scandals. Airs March 15 on Netflix.
Luther: The Fallen Sun – A continuation of the British television series Luther, this film stars Idris Elba in a crime thriller that sees disgraced police detective John Luther sitting behind bars for using illegal means to catch criminals. Haunted by his failure to capture the cyber psychopath who now taunts him, Lutherbreaks out of prison to hunt down the sadistic serial killer terrorizing London. Premieres March 10 on Netflix.
Shadow and Bone, Season 2 – After two years, the fantasy series based on Leigh Bardugo’s books is finally returning to the Grishaverse. In Season 1, sinister forces plotted against a young soldier after she revealed a magical power that may unite her world. Of course, they bolt. Season 2 finds Alina and best friend Mal still on the run from the Darkling, General Kirigan. As the Sun Summoner, Alina can eliminate the Shadow Fold, the dangerous expanse of darkness that divides their kingdom, but Kirigan has gained more power and is a bigger threat than ever. In order to beat him, Alina and Mal travel to new lands in search of new allies. Premieres March 16 on Netflix.
History of the World, Part II – Mel Brooks reportedly never actually intended to make a sequel to the 1981 smash hit History of the World, Part I. The title itself was meant to be a joke, yet here we are 40 years later on the cusp of a sequel. Brooks gave Nick Kroll his blessing to continue the film that spoofs different events from history, and you will see Brooks acting and credited as a writer. This sensational cast features Seth Rogen, Taika Waitit, Josh Gad, Ike Barinholtz, Wanda Sykes, Danny DeVito, Quinta Brunson, David Duchovny, Sarah Silverman, Johnny Knoxville, and Sam Richardson, to name a few. The four-night anthology event series is set to explore satirical versions of an array of historical figures, like Noah of the Ark, Sigmund Freud, and William Shakespeare. Premieres March 6 on Hulu, with two new episodes premiering every following day until the finale on March 9.
UnPrisoned – This half-hour dramedy is a dysfunctional family sitcom focusing on the struggles that former prison inmates have when the time comes for them to readjust to modern society and reconnect with their friends and families. Kerry Washington (Scandal) plays Paige, a single mother and therapist who undergoes a dramatic life change when her father, Edwin (Delroy Lindo, Gone in Sixty Seconds), is released from prison. Now living with his daughter and grandson, he must find a way to reforge the bonds he once had with those he loves. Season 1 drops March 10 on Hulu.
Boston Strangler – Led by Oscar-nominated Kiera Knightley (The Imitation Game), this true-crime thriller follows a reporter for the Record-American newspaper, who becomes the first journalist to connect the Boston Strangler murders. As the mysterious serial killer continues his spree, journalist Loretta McLaughlin (Knightley) and her colleague and friend Jean Cole (Carrie Coon, The Sinner) find themselves hindered by the rampant sexism of the Sixties. Nevertheless, they bravely pursue the story at great personal risk to uncover the truth. Arrives on Hulu March 17.
Great Expectations – This Tom Hardy-produced series of the Charles Dickens’ classic novel is once again adapted for the screen, this time by Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight. The coming-of-age tale focuses on Pip, a poor orphan who years for a better life. He is chosen to visit wealthy, eccentric spinster Miss Havisham (Olivia Colman, The Crown), then meets and falls for her beautiful but cold adopted daughter Estella. Wanting to become a gentleman to win her over, Pip is thrilled when he receives funding from a mysterious benefactor, but his fortune is short-lived when the truth about his inheritance is revealed. Episodes one and two air March 26 on Hulu, with a new episode premiering every following Sunday until April 23.
Yellowjackets, Season 2 -This addictive blend of mystery box thriller, survival drama, and coming-of-age tale returns and has a new cast member in tow: everyone's favorite hobbit Elijah Wood. The first season saw an endless spiral of theories about what really happened in the 90’s timeline when the high school girls’ soccer team crashes and is left stranded in the wilderness. Ritualistic cannibals, anyone? The present-day timeline is a consuming exploration of the survivors’ psyches, and you can absolutely expect dynamic performances from Melanie Lynskey (The Last of Us), Christina Ricci (Wednesday), and Juliette Lewis (Natural Born Killers). Premieres Friday, March 24 on Showtime.
Extrapolations – In the near future, the effects of climate change have become embedded into people’s everyday lives. Eight interwoven stories explore the intimate, life-changing choices that must be made when the planet is changing faster than the population. Stars Meryl Streep, Sienna Miller, Kit Harington, Diane Lane, Edward Norton, Tobey Maguire, and Forest Whitaker, among other A-listers. Drops March 17 on Apple TV Plus.
Ted Lasso, Season 3 – Get ready for all the feels this season as Jason Sudeikis returns as head coach of British soccer team AFC Richmond. Despite their advancement to the Premier League at the end of season two, all is not well. Coach is still battling anxiety on the field, and everything everywhere is still going wrong. Nate turned traitor to side with Rupert Mannion, and the flames of the weird love triangle with Roy, Keeley, and Jamie are still burning bright. Season 3 is rumored to be the final season of the series (though spinoffs seem possible), so have your Kleenex ready to wipe away your tears and snot through all the laughs. Returns March 15 on Apple TV Plus.
Lucky Hank – Man, Better Call Saul left a gaping hole in our hearts when it ended last year, but there’s hope Bob Odenkirk’s new dramedy will be a worthy consolation. Based on Richard Russo’s novel “Straight Man,” the story centers around grumpy and “difficult” William Henry “Hank” Devereaux Jr., chairman of the English department at the fictional Railton College, as he navigates a mid-life crisis. He consistently finds himself involved in irritating situations, from an encounter with an aggressive goose to a public call-out for belittling students. Oh, and his wife is ready to move on, with or without him. Premieres March 19 on AMC and AMC+.
The Mandalorian - The long-awaited thrid season brings more space adventures for Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) and his adorable sidekick Grogu. Now free from Moff Gideon (Giancarlo Esposito), Djarin is returning to Mandalore to seek forgiveness for breaking his people's core tenants by removing his helmet. Meanwhile, Grogu's Jedi training is on hold, and a bigger threat looms as Bo-Katan Kryze (Katee Sackhoff) lusts after that Darksaber. Now streaming Wednesdays on Disney Plus.
Tetris – While video game shows and movies (The Last of Us, Uncharted) have been direct adaptations, Tetrisis more about how the iconic and obsessively popular game was made. Taron Egerton (Black Bird) stars as game publisher Henk Rogers, who risked it all to sign a deal for Tetris. Egerton has spoken publicly on how the film will have a tone similar to that of The Social Network, and the film promises to be so full of nostalgia and drama it could turn out to be the best movie you didn’t know you needed to see. Premieres March 31 on Apple TV Plus.
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