By EW Staff
August 30, 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).

FRIDAY

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance

HOW/WHEN & WHERE TO WATCH: Streaming on Netflix

Series Debut
Even if you’ve never seen Jim Henson’s cult-favorite 1982 film The Dark Crystal, the new Netflix prequel series is a visually spectacular feat of magnificent world-building that can impress new viewers just as much as diehard fans. Set on the beautiful world of Thra, the plot follows members of the well-meaning Gelfling race as they rebel after uncovering horrific truths about the Skeksis, the evil bird-like creatures who rule over them. Yes, there’s a lot of fantasy-flavored jargon, but the combination of a top-notch voice cast (including Taron Egerton, Nathalie Emmanuel, Anya Taylor-Joy, Mark Hamill, and many more) with beautiful Henson-style puppets makes the story engaging and easy to follow. “It’s so, so complicated to build a puppet, hire puppeteers, all that stuff,” director Louis Leterrier tells EW. “We chose the long, hardest road, and we’re very thankful [we did]. It looks absolutely stunning.” —Christian Holub

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Carnival Row

HOW/WHEN & WHERE TO WATCH: Streaming on Amazon Prime Video

Series Debut
Though a big-budget fantasy drama (starring Orlando Bloom to boot), Amazon Prime’s Carnival Row is a far cry from the medieval worlds of Tolkien or Game of Thrones. Set in a steampunky, Victorian London-esque city where mythical creatures live as refugees, the show moodily blends noir, fantasy, political drama, social commentary, and romance into a richly realized world. As human Inspector Rycroft “Philo” Philostrate (Bloom) hunts a serial killer, his former lover, faerie Vignette Stonemoss (Cara Delevingne) arrives in the city after fleeing her war-torn homeland. All the while, tensions between the human and “fae” populations continue to grow. “It’s a fantasy story, but with the social awareness of a sci-fi story,” co-creator Travis Beacham tells EW of the series, though he adds any allegory was subordinate to “delivering a very ripping yarn.” “You’re going to see a lot of characters have secrets,” he teases. “And there’s secrets wrapped within secrets.” —Tyler Aquilina

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What Else to Watch

Streaming
Keeping Faith (season 2 premiere) — Acorn TV
The Great British Baking ShowNetflix
The A List (series debut) — Netflix
The Good Bandit (series debut) — Netflix
Angel of Mine (movie starring Noomi Rapace, Yvonne Strahovski, Luke Evans) — VOD

7:30 p.m.
VICE News Tonight (“Escaping the Kingdom”) — HBO

SATURDAY

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My One & Only

HOW/WHEN & WHERE TO WATCH: 9 p.m. on Hallmark

Reluctant to be a contestant on a dating filming at a Wyoming ranch show called The One, Stephanie (Pascale Hutton), a young executive takes a leap of faith and unexpectedly falls in love, not with the guy she’s paired up with on the reality show, but a local rancher (Sam Page).

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1 & 1:30 p.m.
Addiction UnpluggedA&E

9 p.m.
Restaurant: ImpossibleFood Network

SUNDAY

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Succession

HOW/WHEN & WHERE TO WATCH: 9 p.m on HBO

The Roys are back on their merger bullsh— with Shiv shadowing Logan and Kendall as they attempt to sway a Pierce executive (played by guest star Holly Hunter) into believing that conservative network ATN would not poison the integrity of the rival, Pulitzer Prize-winning news organization upon acquiring them. Meanwhile Roman finds his way into a mascot uniform, Tom and Greg have an alleged Nazi to deal with, and presidential candidate Connor has a eulogy to give. If that’s not enough of a sell, throw in an office-wide lockdown that screws with all of the above. —Marcus Jones

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What Else to Watch

8 p.m.
Big BrotherCBS
PowerStarz

9 p.m.
The Affair — Showtime

10 p.m.
On Becoming a God in Central Florida — Showtime
Righteous GemstonesHBO

10:30 p.m.
BallersHBO

*times are ET and subject to change

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