What to stream this weekend: Masters of the Universe, Ted Lasso and more highlights

He-Man (Chris Wood) and Skeletor (Mark Hamill) fight in Masters of the Universe: Revelation on Netflix
(Image credit: Netflix)

With so many shows and movies to choose from on Australia's major streaming services, it can often be difficult to find the best new stuff to entertain yourself with each end of week. 

In an effort to make things easier, we've hand-picked the best new shows and movies to watch on Aussie streaming platforms this weekend, covering the likes of Netflix, Disney Plus, Binge, Foxtel Now, Stan, Apple TV Plus and Amazon Prime Video. 

Below, you'll find a list of new highlights, with binge-worthy TV shows sitting alongside some great big-budget movie arrivals – and a couple of oddball left-of-field entries, just for some variety.

The big new shows and movies in this entry include Netflix's Masters of the Universe: Revelation, Disney's Turner and Hooch series, and the horrifyingly brilliant reality series Sexy Beasts and the long-awaited return of Ted Lasso. Here are our streaming picks for the weekend of July 23-25, 2021. 

Masters of the Universe: Revelation – Part 1

(TV series – available 23/07/21)

By the power of Grayskull! He-Man is back with a brand new series from Kevin Smith (Mallrats, Chasing Amy) and the same animation studio behind Castlevania and Blood of Zeus. Join He-Man (Chris Wood), Teela (Sarah Michelle Gellar) and the rest of the Masters of the Universe gang as they battle against the nefarious Skeletor (Mark Hamill) for the fate of Eternia!

Stream Masters of the Universe: Revelation on Netflix

Ted Lasso – Season 2

(TV series – available 23/07/21)

Just in time to save us from our lockdown blues, Ted Lasso has returned for its long-awaited second season on Apple TV Plus. For those who haven't seen it, the show follows an American gridiron coach who takes a job coaching an English Premier League team – despite knowing absolutely nothing about soccer. It would not be understating things to say that Ted Lasso is one of the most enjoyable shows on television, in that it offers a shot of warmth right to the heart of anyone who watches it. 

Stream Ted Lasso: season 2 on Apple TV Plus

Sexy Beasts – Season 1

(TV series – available now)

Netflix's latest reality series, in which contestants attempt to find true love while heavily disguised in horrifying creature and animal-themed costumes, could end up being either totally brilliant or an absolute car crash of a show. There's only one way to find out!

Stream Sexy Beasts on Netflix

The Movies That Made Us – Season 2

(TV series – available now)

One of the most under-the-radar shows on Netflix, The Movies That Made Us takes a a humorous and exceedingly entertaining look at those seminal classic films of the '80s and '90s that many of us grew up on. This season, which has all the making of the best season yet, will feature Back to the Future, Jurassic Park, Pretty Woman and Forrest Gump.

Stream The Movies That Made Us on Netflix

Turner and Hooch: Season 1

(TV series – available now)

Set 30 years after the original Turner and Hooch, this new Disney Plus original series sees detective Scott Turner (Josh Peck, playing the son of Tom Hanks' character from the movie) inherit a rescue dog from his late dad that's said to be "almost like the original Hooch came back." Expectedly, the messy mutt turns his life upside down at the outset, but we expect the pair will become best friends before the end of the show's first season.

Stream Turner and Hooch on Disney Plus


(Documentary – available now)

Inspired by the late Evel Knievel, stuntman Eddie Braun attempts to recreate the stunt that his idol was never able to complete – a rocket-powered jump across the mile-wide chasm of the Snake River Canyon in Twin Falls, Idaho.

Stream Stuntman on Disney Plus

Baptiste – Season 2

(TV Series– available now) 

After an excellent first season, BBC's Amsterdam-set detective series Baptiste returns for season 2 this week on Binge. Expect a brand new mystery in this wonderful spin-off of the equally great show The Missing.

Stream Baptiste on Binge

Physical: Season 1

(TV Series – episode 8 available 23/07/2021)

The excellent Apple Original series Physical is heading towards the home stretch this week, as Sheila pays a visit to her parents in an effort to squeeze them for the money she desperately needs in order to main her husband's political campaign.

Stream Physical on Apple TV Plus


(Movie – available now)

From producer Michael Bay comes one of the most high-profile Covid-related movies released to date in Songbird, a dystopian sci-fi thriller that follows several people who live in a heightened version of current situation. One of these people is an immune bike messenger (Riverdale's K.J. Apa) who tries desperately to get his girlfriend's family an immunity wristband before they are taken away to a quarantine camp and left to die.

Stream Songbird on Amazon Prime Video

Stephen Lambrechts
Senior Journalist, Phones and Entertainment

Stephen primarily covers phones and entertainment for TechRadar's Australian team, and has written professionally across the categories of tech, film, television and gaming in both print and online for over a decade. He's obsessed with smartphones, televisions, consoles and gaming PCs, and has a deep-seated desire to consume all forms of media at the highest quality possible. 

He's also likely to talk a person’s ear off at the mere mention of Android, cats, retro sneaker releases, travelling and physical media, such as vinyl and boutique Blu-ray releases. Right now, he's most excited about QD-OLED technology, The Batman and Hellblade 2: Senua's Saga.