Hollywood 2019: Netflix, Hulu and Company Dominate Entertainment

Netflix

“The Casketeers”

The reality series follows husband-and-wife Francis and Kaiora Tipene running their funeral home, Tipene Funerals, in New Zealand.

“Terrace House”

The Japan-based reality show–centered on telegenic twentysomethings living in a posh minimalist house–has developed a cult following in the U.S. as a version of MTV’s “The Real World.” There are roommate fights, food porn and witty color commentary by the show’s panel.

“Documentary Now!”

SNL alumni Bill Hader and Fred Armisen parody famous documentaries from “The Thin Blue Line” to “Wild Wild Country.” 

“Big Mouth”

The animated comedy, created by childhood friends Nick Kroll and Andrew Goldberg, follows awkward middle schoolers dealing with the confusing feelings associated with puberty. The show’s Hormone Monsters heckle the characters into giving in to their newfound sexual desires.

“When They See Us”

Ava DuVernay series tells the devastating true story of the Central Park Five, in which five young black boys were wrongfully convicted for the rape and assault of a female jogger in 1989. Brutally honest in its portrayal, the four-part series shows how systemic racism plays a part in modern America.

Hulu

“Love Island”

The U.K’s version of “The Bachelor” is finally available in the U.S.  A group of singles are sent to a deserted mansion in a paradisiacal island to find love, and take home cash prize.

“Project Runway”

A fashion competition show that has been revamped and rebooted for 2019 with 14 episodes. Judges included Christian Siriano and Brandon Maxwell, with his signature glasses and snark.

“Pen15”

Anna Konkle and Maya Erskine revert to their 13 year-old selves in the web series that now streams on Hulu. Set in the year 2000, the two 31 year-old comics play their middle school selves as they relive the anxieties of first “heartbreaks.”

Amazon Prime

“Fleabag” 

The bittersweet British show is both funny and heartbreaking.  Only two short seasons.