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Inside Streaming (Sep 9th, 2019)

Inside Streaming is on hiatus all week, so here's a quick rundown of everything that'll hit the major streaming services until we're back. We'll see you right back here next Monday! - Lon

WHAT'S NEW ON STREAMING THIS WEEK?

Monday

THE DEUCE: The third season will be the last for creators David Simon and George Pelecanos' drama series about the rise of the porn industry in '70s and '80s New York. James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal co-star. [HBO]

HOTEL MUMBAI: 2018 thriller relating the story of the 2008 terrorist attacks at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai, India. Dev Patel, Armie Hammer, Nazanin Boniadi, and Jason Isaacs lead an international cast. [Hulu]

NORM OF THE NORTH: KING SIZED ADVENTURE: This 2019 feature is the third film in the animated "Norm of the North" trilogy, about a polar bear with the uncanny ability to speak with humans. [Netflix]

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Tuesday

MR. MERCEDES: The crime drama series -- based on a trilogy of books by Stephen King -- returns for a third season to AT&T's Audience network (which is available to stream for DirecTV Now subscribers). Brendan Gleeson stars as retired detective Bill Hodges, haunted by a string of unresolved cases involving a brilliant psychopath (Harry Treadaway). [Audience]

BILL BURR: PAPER TIGER: The stand-up's sixth special was shot in London, and features discussions of male feminism, sex with robots and "outrage culture." [Netflix]

EVELYN: Intimate, personal 2019 documentary feature from Orlando von Einsiedel ("The White Helmets," "Virunga") that looks at the impact of a suicide in the filmmaker's own family. [Netflix]

SHAMELESS: The 14-episode ninth season of Showtime's long-running comedy-drama series -- about the dysfunctional Gallagher clan -- hits Netflix after wrapping up earlier this year on TV. It's the final season featuring lead actress Emmy Rossum. [Netflix]

TERRACE HOUSE: TOKYO 2019-2020: The Japanese reality series -- in which six strangers share a fabulous house together -- returns to Tokyo for its fifth season. [Netflix]

CURIOUS GEORGE: ROYAL MONKEY: This is the fourth entry in Universal's animated series of films based on the classic children's books by H.A. and Margaret Rey, and illustrated by Allan Shalleck. [Hulu]

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Wednesday

IN THE SHADOW OF THE TOWERS: STUYVESANT HIGH ON 9/11: Original HBO documentary, directed by Amy Schatz ("Song of Parkland"), featuring conversations with eight Stuyvesant High alumni who witnessed the September 11 attacks on New York as teenagers. [HBO]

WHAT HAPPENED ON SEPTEMBER 11: Another original Amy Schatz documentary, this one was produced for HBO Family and offers young viewers a "sensitive and informative" explanation of the events of September 11, 2001. [HBO]

NFL: THE GRIND: Epix's new weekly series is produced in collaboration with NFL Films, and will feature recaps of the week's major events along with deep dives and filmed pieces exploring daily life in the league. Rich Eisen hosts. [Epix]

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Thursday

THE I-LAND: Debut sci-fi thriller series from creator Neil LaBute about a group of young people who wake up to find themselves stuck on an island, with no memory as to how they arrived there. [Netflix]

THE MIND, EXPLAINED: Short-form documentary series, narrated by actress Emma Stone, exploring how our brains work, and the specific neurological processes taking place when we dream or have experiences like anxiety. [Netflix]

THIS CLOSE: Shoshannah Stern and Josh Feldman co-created, write and star in this comedy-drama series, about two deaf friends in their 20s in Los Angeles. It's returning for a second season. [Sundance Now]

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Friday

THE RANCH: The two-part, 20-episode final season of "The Ranch" kicks off on Friday. Ashton Kutcher, Sam Elliott, Debra Winger, and Elisha Cuthbert co-star as a family running a ranching business in Colorado. [Netflix]

UNBELIEVABLE: When a teenager (Kaitlyn Dever) is accused of lying about a rape, two female detectives (Toni Collette and Merritt Wever) take up the investigation in this eight-episode limited drama series that's based on a true story. "Erin Brockovich" screenwriter Susannah Grant co-created the series along with married novelists Ayelet Waldman and Michael Chabon. [Netflix]

THE CHEF SHOW: The cooking show from filmmaker Jon Favreau and celebrity chef Roy Choi returns with new episodes just three months after it first premiered. Season 2 guests will include Seth Rogen, David Chang and animation director Dave Filoni. [Netflix]

TALL GIRL: Teen romantic comedy feature starring Ava Michelle as a high school student who feels self-conscious about her height. [Netflix]

HELLO, PRIVILEGE. IT'S ME, CHELSEA. Documentary feature in which comedian Chelsea Handler explores the idea of "white privilege" and how it impacts American culture. [Netflix]

HEAD COUNT: In Elle Callahan's indie horror debut, a group of teens partying in the desert near Joshua Tree accidentally summons a monster that can mimic anyone's appearance. [Netflix]

I'M SORRY: Andrea Savage created and stars in this sitcom -- which airs on truTV -- about a suburban mom balancing motherhood, marriage and her writing career. The second season hits Netflix on Friday; a third season will debut on truTV next year. [Netflix]

KABANERI OF THE IRON FORTRESS: THE BATTLE OF UNATO: Anime film that serves as a follow-up to the 2016 series "Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress," about a newly-industrialized society's fight against undead monsters. (The original series is streaming on Amazon Prime.) [Netflix]

UNDONE: Animated comedy-drama series for adults created by Kate Purdy and "BoJack Horseman" mastermind Raphael Bob-Waksberg. Rosa Salazar plays Alma, a young woman who seems to become unstuck in space and time following a near-fatal car accident. The unconventional animation style is realized through a technique called rotoscoping, in which animators trace over actual video footage. [Amazon Prime Video]

EL CORAZÓN DE SERGIO RAMOS: Documentary series from Spain profiling the iconic soccer star. Cameras followed Ramos throughout during the 2018-2019 season, featuring his time with both the Spanish national team and Real Madrid. [Amazon Prime Video]

ROOM 104: The genre-bending HBO anthology series -- in which wildly different and unpredictable stories unfold in the same New York hotel room -- returns for a 12-episode third season. [HBO]

MURDER IN THE BAYOU: Five-part true crime documentary series, based on the best-selling 2016 book by Ethan Brown, about a string of unsolved murders in the small town of Jennings, Louisiana in the mid-'00s. [Showtime]

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Saturday

WELCOME TO MARWEN: Robert Zemeckis directed this 2018 drama, based on the documentary "Marwencol," about an assault survivor with PTSD (Steve Carell) who finds solace in the creation of a fictional village populated by handmade dolls. (The doc is wonderful and streaming on both Criterion Channel and Fandor.) [HBO]

WE HAVE ALWAYS LIVED IN THE CASTLE: 2018 mystery-thriller, based on the Shirley Jackson novel of the same name, about the arrival of a scheming cousin (Sebastian Stan) that threatens to upend the quiet, isolated life of two sisters (Taissa Farmiga, Alexandra Daddario) and their uncle (Crispin Glover). [Netflix]

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Sunday

LOS TIGRES DEL NORTE AT FOLSOM PRISON: Concert documentary chronicling the performance of Mexican band Los Tigres del Norte at the California state prison in April of 2018. The show commemorated Johnny Cash's famous performance at Folsom in May of 1968. [Netflix]

SURVIVING R. KELLY: The documentary series, which aired in January on Lifetime, features a number of women making allegations of abuse, predatory behavior, and pedophilia against the R&B singer. A number of experts and members of R. Kelly's family also speak out about the case and investigation. [Netflix]

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