Best new shows and movies to stream this week: Undone, The Deuce, and more

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Streaming entertainment is bigger than ever, and with so many streaming services adding new shows and movies every week, it can be nearly impossible to sort the good from the bad. If you need something to watch and don’t want to wade through the digital muck that washes up on the internet’s shores, follow our picks below for the best new shows and movies to stream on Netflix, Hulu, HBO, Amazon, and other services.

On the list this week: A new season of Terrace House, trippy sci-fi Undone, and more.

Terrace House: Tokyo 2019-2020

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The hit reality show from Japan is back for another season, this time returning to Tokyo for another year of friendship, love, and mundane living. For those who haven’t seen Terrace House before, each season follows a group of strangers living together in a swanky house. Unlike American reality shows, however, Terrace House is low on drama. Although there are some inevitable tensions, for the most part, the cast behaves like ordinary people, hanging out, chatting, occasionally falling in love. It’s a wholesome reality show, a refreshing drink in a desert of melodrama.

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The Mind, Explained

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The3 Vox/Netflix documentary series Explained is back with a new batch of episodes centered around one broad topic: The human mind. Narrated by Emma Stone, each episode delves into a particular topic surrounding the human mind, including memory (and how unreliable it can be), dreams, anxiety, even the mechanics of psychedelic drugs. The show uses interviews with experts and eye-catching illustrations to convey ideas, making for a fun, educational experience.

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The Deuce season 3 premiere

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Sneakily one of the best shows on TV right now, The Deuce returns for its third and final season, once again skipping forward a few years, this time to the mid-’80s. The Deuce follows a wide cast of characters involved in the rise and growth of the porn industry, focusing in particular on prostitute-turned-director Eileen Merrell (Maggie Gyllenhaal) and bar owner Vincent Martino (James Franco). By the start of season 3, the show has expanded its scope from the seedy avenues of New York City to the West Coast, but despite the porn industry’s success, professional ennui and market forces threaten to drag the protagonists down.

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Elite season 2

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If there’s one thing TV teaches us, it’s that high school is a viper’s den, teeming with sex, lies, and betrayal. That’s doubly so in Las Encinas, a posh school in Spain where working-class teens Samuel (Itzan Escamilla), Nadia (Mina El Hammani), and Christian (Miguel Herrán) manage to secure scholarships. Although they may wear the school uniforms, the trio is outsiders among the wealthy students of Las Encinas, some of whom have dark intentions. Elite is a tense high school thriller, with all the lurid twists one could hope for.

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best new shows and movies to stream undone

For most people, getting in a car accident is the prelude to months spent haggling with insurance companies. For Alma (Rosa Salazar), it’s the beginning of a warped journey through time. Following her accident, Alma is visited by her father, Jacob (Bob Odenkirk), a strange occurrence, given that he died when she was young. Jacob explains that he was murdered and that Alma has a latent power to travel through time, which she must learn to use properly. Undone is an exciting series, filmed using rotoscoping, which gives it a dazzling look.

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