Mar 28, 2024 - Economy

What to watch on Hulu, Peacock, Max and Netflix

Scene from the documentary "The Synanon Fix" on HBO

"The Synanon Fix." Photo: San Francisco Chronicle/Hearst Newspapers via Getty Images/HBO

Here's what's new on Max, Peacock, Hulu, Netflix, Apple TV+, Prime Video and Disney+.

What we're watching: New documentaries about a rehab program turned religious movement and comedians including Jerrod Carmichael, Steve Martin and Mike Birbiglia.

"The Synanon Fix" — Available Monday on Max

Driving the news: Jady Dederich Montgomery, daughter of Synanon founder Chuck Dederich, speaks publicly about her experience for the first time in this four-episode docuseries about the rise and fall of the group.

My thought bubble: It was interesting to watch how drastically the organization changed from a small support group for addicts to a popular cultural movement that unraveled over time.

"Good One: A Show About Jokes" — Available now on Peacock

Behind the scenes: This adaptation of the Vulture comedy podcast follows comedian Mike Birbiglia as he develops his stand-up based on his upbringing and anecdotes from family, close friends and his fellow comedians, including Hasan Minhaj and Seth Meyers.

What they're saying: "We were trying to create a new avenue of exploration where the audience could go on a journey with a comedian and see how they craft their material, and how the material dovetails with their life," director Eddie Schmidt told Axios.

"Jerrod Carmichael Reality Show" — Available Friday on Max

The intrigue: This eight-episode docuseries follows the comedian as he discusses his love life and gaining his family's acceptance since coming out as queer.

Driving the news: Carmichael's doc premiered at this year's SXSW Film & TV festival.

"We Were the Lucky Ones" on Hulu

  • This limited series starring Joey King ("The Act") and Logan Lerman ("Bullet Train") is based on the true story of one Jewish family trying to find each other after being separated at the start of World War II. Available now.

"The Beautiful Game" on Netflix

  • This new sports drama is inspired by the real-life Homeless World Cup, which represents about 70 countries and has been around since 2001. Available Friday.
  • Behind the scenes: Some of the players in the movie really played for HWC.

"Steve! (Martin): A Documentary in Two Pieces" on Apple TV+

  • Academy Award winner Morgan Neville ("Won't You Be My Neighbor?") directs this doc about Steve Martin's life and legendary career with commentary from Martin, Finn Wittrock, Martin Short, Tina Fey, Jerry Seinfeld, Eric Idle, Diane Keaton and Selena Gomez. Available Friday.

"American Rust" season 2 on Prime Video

  • Del returns to the Pittsburgh P.D. and tries to balance new work responsibilities with his home life with Grace in Buell as a series of murders stirs up more unrest. Available now.

"Spermworld" on Hulu

  • This new documentary follows members of an online community of sperm donors and the families they help create. Available Friday.

"Dave Attell: Hot Cross Buns" on Netflix

  • The comedian and actor returns to the screen for his first comedy special in a decade. Available now.

"Renegade Nell" on Disney+

  • A young woman with superpowers is framed for murder and becomes the most wanted outlaw in 18th-century England in this new series. Available Friday.

"The Baxters" on Prime Video

  • This new faith-based show is based on the book series by New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury. Available now.

"Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock" season 2 on Apple TV+

  • This Emmy Award-winning reboot of Jim Henson's 1980s series returns with big changes affecting the Rock, the Fraggles, Doozers and Gorgs. They confront their past and move through new challenges, all while singing and dancing. Available Friday.

"The Magic Prank Show With Justin Willman" on Netflix

  • Willman pulls off magical pranks for people looking for (playful) revenge in this new series. Available Monday.

"Tig Notaro: Hello Again" on Prime Video

  • The Emmy- and Grammy-nominated comedian talks about family, health scares, hallucinatory text messages, Hollywood business meetings gone wrong and late-night encounters with firemen in this new comedy special. Available now.

"Madu" on Disney+

  • This new documentary follows 12-year old Anthony Madu of Lagos, Nigeria, as he chases his dream to study ballet in England. Available Friday.

"A Gentleman in Moscow" on Paramount+

  • Ewan McGregor stars in this new limited series based on the New York Times bestselling novel by Amor Towles. Available Friday.
  • Caveat: A Showtime subscription is required to stream the show on either platform.

"Is It Cake?" season 3 on Netflix

  • Mikey Day ("Saturday Night Live") returns to host this cake baking competition show. This season's guest judges include Jay Pharoah, Lauren Lapkus, Oscar Nuñez, Kamie Crawford, Michael Ealy, Heather McMahan, Adam Shapiro, Storm Reid, Lana Condor, Taran Killam and Ego Nwodim. Available Friday.
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