3 best Netflix shows to watch (and 2 to skip) this weekend, August 18

Ballers Episode 42 (season 5, episode 4), debut 9/15/19: Dwayne Johnson.photo: Jeff Daly/HBO
Ballers Episode 42 (season 5, episode 4), debut 9/15/19: Dwayne Johnson.photo: Jeff Daly/HBO /

This weekend, sit back and relax with some outstanding new releases in Netflix shows. This week, the streamer had a fantastic list of new releases, including the Dwayne Johnson-led HBO series Ballers and the animated Netflix original My Dad the Bounty Hunter.

This week’s top Netflix shows include Painkiller starring Matthew Broderick, the second season of The Lincoln Lawyer, the reality series Down For Love, and the newest season of Sweet Magnolias.  

August 2023 isn’t over yet, and the streamer has many more exciting new releases to come this month. Also, take a peek at what’s to come in September 2023. 

Best Netflix shows to watch this weekend, August 18

Check out our list of recommended Netflix shows to enjoy this weekend, with two you can skip.

Depp v. Heard limited series

WATCH! Depp v. Heard is a three-part documentary examining the infamous case between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard and the social media frenzy surrounding it. The trial is called the first trial by TikTok, as the world watched the case infold live streaming their reactions. Watch testimonies from both parties side by side.

When I Fly Towards You season 1

SKIP! The Chinese youth drama When I Fly Towards You is another story of a group of high school students experiencing love, friendships, and growing up. While the story is heartwarming, it’s been done before. Don’t count this out completely; put it in the queue for a rainy day, but you can skip it this weekend.

Ballers seasons 1-5

WATCH! Ballers is the HBO series starring Dwyane Johnson as a retired NFL player turned financial manager. All five seasons are currently streaming and follow Johnson’s Spencer Strasmore as he navigates his new career mentoring former and current NFL players on the business side of football.

At Home with the Furys season 1

SKIP! The documentary At Home with the Furys looks into the life and career of Tyson Fury, an undefeated heavyweight boxer. This series is the same as every other “at home” that tries to make the rich and famous resemble a regular family. Fans of Tyson’s will likely enjoy this look into his life, but everyone else can skip it.

The Chosen One season 1

WATCH! The Chosen One is a fascinating story of a 12-year-old boy who discovers he has Jesus-like powers after surviving a freak accident. Based on the comic by Mark Millar and Peter Gross, the third of Millar’s comics to be adapted by Netflix, this supernatural series watches as events unfold and the truth is revealed. Is he a savior or a false prophet?

Now, sit back and relax with some amazing Netflix shows this weekend.

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