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Pop CultureApril 1, 2024

New to streaming: What to watch on Netflix NZ, Neon and more this week


We round up everything coming to streaming services this week, including Netflix, Amazon Prime, Disney+, Apple TV+, ThreeNow, Neon and TVNZ+.

If you love an all-star cast: Scoop (Netflix, April 5)

Remember that bombshell royal interview with Prince Andrew back in 2019, in which he talked about his friendship with convicted sex offender Jeffry Epstein? Now we’re about to see how the BBC managed to pull that conversation off, with Scoop telling the inside story about how three women working for BBC Newsnight – journalist Emily Mathis (Gillian Anderson), producer Sam McAlister (Billie Piper) and editor Esme Wren (Romola Garai) – worked tirelessly behind the scenes to gain unprecedented access to the palace. Rufus Sewell plays a heavy-jowled Prince Andrew, Keeley Hawes plays his press secretary, and it’s directed by BAFTA winner Philip Martin (The Crown). Counting down the sleeps until this one. 

If you wish TV was still black and white: Ripley (Netflix, April 4)

Andrew Scott (Fleabag, All of Us Strangers) looks right at home as bad boy Tom Ripley in Netflix’s new take on Patricia Highsmith’s classic crime novel The Talented Mr Ripley. Unusually, the eight-episode psychological thriller is entirely in black and white, but still looks stylish as hell. Scott is joined by Dakota Fanning and Ruth Wilson as he plays a down-on-his-luck New York man in the 1960s, who takes off on a European OE filled with deceit, fraud and murder. That’s quite the Contiki trip, so good luck to one and all.  

If you love Nadia Lim and/or farms: Nadia’s Farm (ThreeNow, April 2)

The popular local series about Nadia Lim’s life on a Central Otago farm is back for a second season, and promises even more drama and garlic growing gaffes than the first. “This is the Masterchef winner like we’ve never seen her before: goat whisperer, sheep undertaker, frolicking farmer,” we wrote in 2022. “Nadia’s Farm follows Nadia and husband Carlos as they farm Royalburn Station, a 1,200-acre property on the Crown Range. Carlos comes from a long line of farmers, and together the couple hope to become leaders in regenerative and ethical farming. Nadia and Carlos dream of becoming the region’s top food producer, and have grand plans to run a farm store, an abattoir, a butchery, a market garden and a brewery.” Lovely!

If you like detectives with personal demons: Sugar (Apple TV+, April 5)

Colin Farrell hits the small screen as a brooding private detective in Apple TV+’s glitzy new drama Sugar. Charged with investigating the disappearance of the granddaughter of a famous Hollywood producer, John Sugar starts to uncover plenty of family secrets that some in Los Angeles would prefer stay hidden. Sugar has plenty of his own secrets to deal with, despite having a nice convertible and some flash sunglasses. Think Perry Mason meets The Lincoln Lawyer, only heaps cooler. 

If you like British panel shows: Taskmaster UK (TVNZ+, April 3)

Taskmaster truly is the gift that keeps giving, and season 17 (yes, season 17) of the delightfully pointless comedy series drops on TVNZ+ this week. This time Taskmaster Greg Davies and his assistant Little Alex Horne are joined by Joanne McNally, John Robins, Nick Mohammed, Sophie Willan and Steve Pemberton for more ridiculous hijinks, bizarre challenges and totally bonkers prize rounds. Get amongst it!

The rest


Here Today (April 1)

Romance In Style (April 1)

The Maze Runner (April 1)

Maze Runner: The Death Cure (April 1)

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (April 1)

Hardball (April 1)

Strawberry Shortcake Spring Spectacular (April 1)

Together Tr3ble Winner (April 2)

Files Of The Unexplained (April 3)

Crime Scene Berlin (April 3)

Zero To Hero (April 3)

Ripley (April 4)

I Woke Up A Vampire S2 (April 4)

Becky And Badette (April 4)

I Woke Up A Vampire S2 (April 4)

Crooks (April 4)

The Tearsmith (April 4)

Parasyte: The Grey (April 5)

Scoop (April 5)

The Antisocial Network: Memes To Mayhem (April 5)

Ticket To Paradise (April 7)

Moonage Daydream (April 7)


The Family Stallone S2 (April 1)

The Rookie S1-5 (April 1)

Skymed S2 (April 2)

The Hotel Inspector (April 2)

Alice And Jack (April 3)

Taskmaster Uk S17 (April 3)

Star Trek Discovery S5 (April 4)

Love Island Usa (April 4)

Wreck S2 (April 6)

The Bay (April 7)

Until I kill you (April 7)


Gypsy’s Revenge (April 1)

Nadia’s Farm S2 (April 3)

7 Days (April 3)

The Valley (April 6)

Hannibal S1-3 (April 7)


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem (April 1)

Fool’s Paradise (April 1)

The Best Man (April 2)

Don Jon (April 3)

The Synanon Fix S1 (April 3)

Secrets In Their Eyes (April 4)

The Da Vinci Code (April 5)

Angels & Demons (April 5)

Inferno (April 5)

Fringe S1-S5 (April 5)

Black Lotus (April 7)


Vanderpump Villa (April 1)

Wish (April 3)

UFO Factory: Season 1 (April 3)

Firebuds: Season 2 (April 3)

Tracker: Season 1 (April 3)

The Fable: Season 1 (April 6)

Go! Go! Loser Ranger!: Season 1

Apple TV+

Loot (April 3)

Sugar (April 5)

Girls State (April 5)

Prime Video

Last Tango In Paris (April 1)

Hackers (April 1)

Mannequin (1987) (April 1)

Baby Driver (April 1)

Resident Evil: Extinction (April 1)

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk (April 1)

Resident Evil: Afterlife (April 1)

Resident Evil: Apocalypse (April 1)

The Magnificent Seven (2016) (April 1)

Resident Evil (April 1)

Resident Evil: Retribution (April 1)

Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse (April 1)

Madagascar (April 1)

Penguins Of Madagascar (April 1)

Smurfs: The Lost Village (April 1)

Jumanji: The Next Level (April 1)

Hotel Transylvania (April 1)

Hotel Transylvania 2 (April 1)

Pixels (April 1)

Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle (April 1)

Peter Rabbit (April 1)

Jumanji (1995) (April 1)

Constantine (April 2)

Música (April 4)

How To Date Billy Walsh (April 5)

Defiance (April 7)


The Only Way Is Essex S33 (April 1)


Alex Rider (April 5)

Mayflies (and Acorn Tv April 1)

Keep going!