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What to watch this weekend on Netflix, YouTube, HBO and more

By Christian Imperio Published Sep 04, 2020 12:00 am

Content on various streaming platforms continue to pile up almost everyday. And now that we've entered the first weekend of September, another stockpile of movies, TV shows and documentaries have been added to the collection which tends to be overwhelming more often than not.

So, if you just want to quickly get started with your weekly routine, then look no further. Because we've put together some of the best shows and movies that you can watch this weekend.

YouTube

Dagitab

Synopsis: Jimmy and Issey Tolentino, both professors in the University of the Philippines, are on the brink after almost 25 years of marriage. Jimmy, a Philippines Studies professor, falls in love with a deity that is the subject of his research when he mistakes it for the ghost of an ex-girlfriend. Issey, a creative writing professor, retreats to Makiling where she mentors young writers in a workshop. Here, she is drawn to a young writer named Gab, who is also a student back in the University. And when Gab wins the national literary prize for a non-fiction piece on his sexual awakening, a scandal ensues that puts their relationships under the spotlight.

Baka Bukas

Synopsis: Alex, is a twenty-something year old creative based in Manila. She is out to most people except her best friend- Jess who she has been secretly in love with since they were kids. When Jess discovers the truth about Alex, they are forced to confront the feelings they have for each other.

Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros

Synopsis: Maxi, a boy on the cusp of his teens, is already comfortable with his homosexual feelings. He dresses in girls' clothing and wears makeup, with nothing but acceptance from his family. When Maxi is assaulted one evening, Victor, a police officer, comes to his aid. Maxi soon develops a crush on Victor, who shows a platonic affection for the young lad. The unorthodox friendship is strained when Victor's job leads him to Maxi's brothers and father.

NETFLIX

Away

Synopsis: Starring Hillary Swank, Away follows Emma Green, an American astronaut who must leave her husband and teenage daughter behind in order to command an international space crew embarking upon a treacherous, three year-long mission.

HBO MAX/HBO GO

Raised by Wolves

Synopsis: Two androids are tasked with raising human children on a mysterious virgin planet; as the human colony threatens to be torn apart by religious differences, the androids learn that controlling the beliefs of humans is a treacherous and difficult task. This sci-fi drama series stars Travis Fimmel, Amanda Collin, and Abubakar Salim, and is a gripping must-watch for this month.

Yesterday

Synopsis: After a mysterious blackout, a struggling songwriter discovers that he is the only one who remembers The Beatles and he rises to fame by passing off their songs

Dream Raider

Synopsis: A Misfit team of scientists and cops are trying to get to the bottom of a criminal conspiracy that exploits human consciousness.

Amazon Prime

Good Omens

Synopsis: The End of the World is coming, which means a fussy Angel and a loose-living Demon who’ve become overly fond of life on Earth are forced to form an unlikely alliance to stop Armageddon. But they have lost the Antichrist, an 11-year-old boy unaware he’s meant to bring upon the end of days, forcing them to embark on an adventure to find him and save the world before it’s too late.

Eureka

Synopsis: A newly hired Sheriff reports for duty in the small, bucolic Pacific Northwest town of Eureka and soon discovers that it is not what it seems. For years, the government has been relocating the world’s geniuses (and their families) to this small town, creating the ultimate think-thank community in which strange, amazing, and bizarre things happen as the quirky inhabitants unleash scientific and technological creations still unknown by the outside world.

You Were Never Really Here

Synopsis: A traumatized veteran, unafraid of violence, tracks down missing girls for a living. When a job spins out of control, Joe’s nightmares overtake him as a conspiracy is uncovered leading to what may be his death trip or his awakening.

Agatha Christie's The Pale Horse

Synopsis: 1933. Hercule Poirot, older and greyer, receives letter threatening murder. The sender signs themselves only as “A.B.C.” When he takes the letters to the police looking for help, Hercule finds all his old friends have moved on. But soon there is a murder and the once-great detective must take matters into his own hands.

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