The Best New Shows to Stream in August 2021

This month is unusually light on marquee new streaming shows, but there are still some gems in the mix. We’ve picked out five that will be worth your time. And in an unusual twist, three of those five are on Hulu. We see you, Hulu! You’re crushing it this month! We also have the latest

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She’s Gotta Have It

Free-spirited artist Nola Darling (DeWanda Wise) juggles three lovers while trying to stay true to herself in this sexy comedy-drama series that brings a timely update to Spike Lee’s 1986 film. A hidden gem that ran from 2017-2019, it’s waiting to be rediscovered on Netflix. 

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Hacks

“When you share a sense of humor with someone, you make each other better.” This fascinating comedy spans the generational divide to tell the story of an unlikely partnership between two very funny women.

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Moonstruck

Warm and comforting, Moonstruck feels like spending time with people you love. It does exactly what you want a movie like this to do, which is to warm your heart, make you laugh, and feel a little wistful. It’s perfect.

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Physical

Physical is an in-depth character piece that can be uncomfortable at times, but thanks to Rose Byrne’s performance and the totally awesome period setting it’s a fascinating watch.

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Bo Burnham: Inside

To call Bo Burnham: Inside a comedy special doesn’t quite do it justice. There are moments of humor, to be sure, but also moments that will make you want to cry.

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Girls5eva

Emmy-nominated in the writing category, this throwback musical comedy is wacky fun with a satirical edge. It’s also loaded with talent in front of and behind the cameras.

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