What to Stream This Weekend

It's a nostalgia-filled weekend with the return of Animaniacs, the Fresh Prince, and the Diana years on The Crown.

The content pile is vast and infinite, and you've got the whole weekend to decide how you want to slice it. We're in the midst of the ever-intensifying streaming wars, and there are too many shows and movies to choose from, spread across too many video-streaming services. So we're making it easier for you. Each week, the PCMag features team takes turns highlighting the streaming content they're excited to watch or think you should binge. Fire up your media-streaming device of choice, and get watching.

Animaniacs (Hulu)

90s kids, rejoice! The cheeky Warner siblings return for a reboot of Animaniacs on Hulu. Expect the same sort of irreverance found in the original series run, updated for 2020 across 13 episodes.

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Reunion (HBO Max)

Speaking of 90s nostalgia, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air cast reunites for a 30-year anniversary (!) special on HBO Max this week. Will Smith leads a discussion in that familiar Bel-Air living room, as his fellow cast member reminisce and remember (RIP Uncle Phil) the blockbuster NBC sitcom (with a little surprise thrown in). The original series is also streaming on HBO Max.

The Crown (Netflix)

For a more serious throwback, the fourth season of Netflix's The Crown brings the British monarchy into the 1980s, and introduces Princess Diana. But we also get Gillian Anderson as Margaret Thatcher; she goes toe-to-toe with Queen Elizabeth II, who finds it difficult to remain apolitical in the face of Thatcher's harsh approach to governance.

The Princess Switch: Switched Again (Netflix)

For a lighter royal tale, Vanessa Hudgens returns for a follow-up to last year's The Princess Switch in The Princess Switch: Switched Again. This time around, there's a coronation afoot, attempts to rekindle love, and other hijinks you come to expect from a low-stakes holiday movie. Turn off your brain and settle in.

Lego Star Wars Holiday Special (Disney+)

This Disney+ Original is a time-traveling adventure that takes us back through Star Wars history. For the Star Wars trivia lovers, it's a reminder of what really matters around the holidays: Star Wars, of course.

His Dark Materials: Season 2 (HBO)

Grief-striken over the death of her friend Roger, Lyra enters a whole new world in the second season of the show, where she and her friend Will try to track down his father.


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