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A photo showing two girls with light hair swishing it over their faces in a field. One is wearing a cotton striped V-neck T-shirt and cutoff jean shorts. The other is wearing a black tank and black shorts or it could be a black romper. She is holding a cigarette.

"Brandy Hellville & the Cult of Fast Fashion." Photo: Courtesy of HBO

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

What we're watching: A new doc about a controversial fast fashion brand, a time-traveling rom-com and a show based on a popular video game series.

My pick of the week

"Brandy Hellville & the Cult of Fast Fashion" — Available now on Max

The intrigue: This new doc covers the controversy behind women's apparel brand Brandy Melville and the adverse effects of fast fashion on our ecosystem.

What they're saying: "A lot of companies have been exposed," director Eva Orner told Axios. "The difference is that the owners acknowledged it … and they were impacted. The thing with Brandy [Melville] is when the exposé came out, they did nothing."

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"The Greatest Hits" — Available tomorrow on Hulu

The vibe: Lucy Boynton ("Bohemian Rhapsody") stars in this romantic drama about a woman with the power to time-travel to moments with her late boyfriend when she hears certain songs.

My thought bubble: The film is worth a watch for the unique twist on time travel, but the love story falls flat.

"Fallout" — Available now on Prime Video

State of play: In this film based on the acclaimed video game series, Ella Purnell ("Yellowjackets") plays a vault-dweller in search of her father in a post-nuclear version of the U.S.

The big picture: Shows based on popular video games like "The Last of Us," "Halo" and "Twisted Metal" are becoming trendy and successful.

More to watch

"The Sympathizer" on Max

  • Robert Downey Jr. and Sandra Oh star in this limited satirical series about a Vietnam War-era communist spy who relocates to Los Angeles after the war and quickly learns his spying days aren't over. Available Sunday.
  • Behind the scenes: The series is based on Viet Thanh Nguyen's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.

"Good Times" on Netflix

  • J.B. Smoove, Yvette Nicole Brown and Jay Pharoah star in this animated rendition of the classic '70s sitcom. Available tomorrow.
  • Driving the news: Reactions to the trailer have been mostly negative.

"Franklin" on Apple TV+

  • Michael Douglas stars as Benjamin Franklin in this new series about the diplomat's secret mission to gain French support during the Revolutionary War. Available tomorrow.

"What Jennifer Did" on Netflix

  • "American Murder: The Family Next Door" director Jenny Popplewell is behind this true crime documentary about a young Canadian woman and the investigation of her parents' violent murder. Available now.

"The Challenge: All Stars" season 4 on Paramount+

  • Taking place in South Africa, this season will include a few notable (but rarely seen) cast members from "The Challenge," including Kefla Hare, Flora Alekseyeva, Adam Larson and Rachel Robinson. Available now.

"Unlocked: A Jail Experiment" on Netflix

  • This new series follows a real social experiment in an Arkansas detention center where inmates are given the freedom to leave their cells and make their own rules. Available now.

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