Weekend viewing tips: The Essex Serpent, Surge, Sneakerella and more


We hardly watch traditional TV anymore. Streaming video services like Apple TV+ (try for free), Netflix, Disney+ and Amazon Prime Video are more important than ever. But local providers such as Videoland, Film1 and Ziggo also have plenty to offer. More series are added every week and it is nice if you know which series, films and documentaries really stand out. We have therefore made a selection.

New on Apple TV+: The Essex Serpent

In The Essex Serpent, we see the newly widowed Cora Seaborne (Claire Danes) leave for Essex to investigate a mythical serpent. There she forms a surprising bond with the local pastor (Tom Hiddleston), a handsome and well-read figure who is skeptical whether the monster even exists. He tries to calm the people. Meanwhile, Cora tries to convince the population with scientific arguments. But as one tragic event after another takes place, the populace begins to believe that Cora brought the monster to their fishing village.

Watch: The Essex Serpent


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Joseph works as a security officer at an airport in London. An exasperating bourgeois existence full of headaches, whining and annoying people. When Joseph is at yet another dinner party with his parents, he snaps. After biting a glass, he stumbles out with his mouth full of blood. He decides to change his life and becomes a bank robber. The moving camera and rousing soundtrack drag us into the mind of Ben Whishaw, who performs a fine example of ‘method acting’ knows how to put down. Was shown at Sundance and at the Berlin and Ghent film festivals. Now in your living room.

The Quest (S01)

On display at: Disney+

The Quest is a groundbreaking competition series in which eight real-life teenagers are dropped into the fantastical, fictional world of Everealm. They must save a kingdom by fulfilling an ancient prophecy. During the eight-part series, these heroes are immersed in a fantasy world that comes to life, filled with castles, monarchs, ethereal Fates and a sorceress bent on destruction and power.


Available at: Disney+

This pop/hip-hop musical film comes from the studio behind megahits such as ‘Descendants’, ‘High School Musical’ and ‘ZOMBIES’. Set in New York City's buzzing street sneaker subculture, it puts a contemporary spin on the classic fairy tale “Cinderella”. El, an aspiring sneaker designer from Queens, works as a shop assistant in a shoe store, hiding his creative talent from everyone. But sparks fly after meeting Kira King, the daughter of a sneaker King and a true Manhattan Princess Charming. With a nudge from his best friend and a touch of magic, El mustered up the courage. He grabs his sneakers and follows his dreams.

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Cool Abdoul

On display at: Netflix

The true story of Ismaïl Abdoul, the Ghent boxer. He has only one goal: to reach the absolute top in the boxing world. For this he has to make the right choices…

The Lincoln Lawyer (S01)

Viewed on: Netflix

L.A. top lawyer Mickey Hallera has been sidelined after an accident. He starts his career — and his famous Lincoln — resurfaces when he takes on a murder case.

Hacks (S02)

Featured on: HBO Max

Hacks investigates a dark mentorship that develops between Deborah Vance, a legendary comedian from Las Vegas, and a 25-year-old outcast.

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The Courier

On display at: Amazon Prime Video

1962. As the Cold War threatens the world, life goes on as usual for low-profile British businessman Greville Wynne. Until he is suddenly contacted by the CIA and MI-6. They want to send him as a spy to Moscow to contact Soviet officer Penkovsky. Despite Greville's total lack of experience, the men must work together to smuggle classified state information out of the country. A perilous mission and a race against time as the chance of a nuclear confrontation increases every day… Based on a true story.

Lizzo's Watch Out for the Big Grrrls (S01)

On display at: Amazon Prime Video

Lizzo's Watch Out for the Big Grrrls is a new unscripted series that follows superstar and icon Lizzo, who hunts for confident, bad-ass women to join her world tour. 10 hopeful women move to the Big Grrrls House, where they must prove they have what it takes to be on stage with Lizzo in front of a worldwide audience.

De Vrienden van Amstel Live (S14)< /h3>

On display at: Videoland

Registration of the extra edition of this music spectacle from Ahoy. Various artists once again provide spectacular performances in the largest pub in the Netherlands.

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The Worst Person in the World

On display at: Path&eacute ; Home

Four years in the life of Julie; a young woman who navigates the turbulent waters of her love life and career. When she turns thirty, Julie decides to get more out of life and puts an end to her stable relationship.

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To compile this list, we have – with permission of course – made use of the info from Nieuwdezeweek.nl