By EW Staff
July 04, 2019 at 06:00 AM EDT
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We know TV has a lot to offer, be it network, cable, premium channels, or streaming platforms including Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, Apple, Facebook Watch, and elsewhere. So EW is here to help, guiding you every single day to the things that should be on your radar. Check out our recommendations below, and click here to learn how you can stream our picks via your own voice-controlled smart-speaker (Alexa, Google Home) or podcast app (Spotify, iTunes, Google Play).

Stranger Things

HOW/WHEN & WHERE TO WATCH: Streaming on Netflix

After a nearly two-year wait, Stranger Things is back for its third season, and the action picks up in the summer of 1985. The residents of Hawkins, Ind. are again under attack from interdimensional threats. “We closed the gate, but there is this intelligence out there — the spider-shadow monster — and it wants into this world,” says star David Harbour. “It’s going to use a lot of different means to do that.” In addition to his Sheriff Hopper growing closer to Winona Ryder’s Joyce (“He gets to really open his heart in a new way”), Harbour teases that the season 3 finale is “the greatest episode we’ve ever shot,” he says. “It’s so emotionally powerful because you’re not expecting what happens to happen. I don’t think we’ve ever shot anything more moving.” —Tim Stack

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Into the Dark

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HOW/WHEN & WHERE TO WATCH: Streaming on Hulu

The latest installment of Hulu and Blumhouse Television’s horror anthology series (released monthly and tied to a holiday) gives a whole new meaning to the term “detention center” — it’s just one that relies entirely on tired genre tropes to make heavy-handed commentary on Donald Trump’s immigration policies. In “Culture Shock,” Marisol (Martha Higareda) illegally crosses the U.S.-Mexico border, only to find herself trapped in an eerie, nightmarish caricature of an American town à la Celebration, Fla. (where The Office‘s Creed Bratton plays the governor). Unfortunately, the mystery is more contrived and underdeveloped than compelling, and the United States’ political reality is scarier. C+ —Daniel Menegaz

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What Else to Watch

7 a.m.
Rod, White & Blue: A Twilight Zone Celebration (42-episode, 24-hour marathon) — Decades

8 p.m.
Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular NBC

10 p.m.
CMT Special: Let Freedom Ring CMT

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PBS Special: A Capital Fourth PBS

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RivieraSundance Now
Strange Angel CBS All Access

*times are ET and subject to change

Netflix’s hit sci-fi series follows a group of kids in the '80s battling supernatural forces in Hawkins, Ind.
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  • 07/15/16
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  • Ross Duffer
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