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Your 2021 Watch List is Here!

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2021 is starting out with some great news! In the past year, many of us became more familiar with our electronic devices and the variety of streaming services that are out there.
Are you starting to get bored with your tv show options? You may be wondering if you’ve seen all that network and streaming services have to offer? The answer is no! There’s always more! We’ve saved you the time and energy of having to search through endless services to find the show right for you.
Do you have the right streaming service for your household? It’s possible you’ve seen all that a particular channel has to offer and you’re feeling limited with your current streaming service. It may be time to expand your options. Most streaming services offer free trial plans as well as streaming bundles.
Here are some of the top streaming platforms and pricing:
  • HBO Max: $14.99/month – Also streams in-theaters feature movies for no additional charge!
  • Netflix: $8.99-$15.99 monthly depending on your tier.
  • Hulu: $5.99/monthly, or a commercial-free plan $11.99 monthly.
  • Prime Video: $8.99/monthly – free with Amazon Prime!
  • Disney+: $69.99 year or $6.99 /month (if you bundle Disney+ with, Hulu and ESPN all 3 comes out to only $12.99/monthly)
  • Apple TV: $4.99 a month or 1 year free when you buy an eligible Apple device!
  • Tubi: Free!
Now that we’ve shown you the wide range of streaming platforms available to you, it’s time to get your favorite blanket, start popping some popcorn and check out these awesome new and classic selections for 2021 streaming fun! 
MUST watch shows and movies on HBO Max

The Fresh Prince Reunion – Do you remember the theme song to this pop culture classic? Will Smith will be joined by series regulars for a funny and heartfelt night full of music, dancing, and unscripted fun. The special looks back at the series and the cultural impact it has had since its debut 30 years ago.

Birds of Prey –  Your favorite pigtail bad girl is back! Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) has returned for more freaky fun and malevolent mayhem, as she dumps the Joker and teams up with Huntress, Black Canary and Renee Montoya to save a young girl from Gotham City crime czar Roman Sionisin this stylish DC themed colorful movie.

Selena + Chef – Who doesn’t want to cook and spill some tea with their favorite pop star? Since quarantining at home, Selena Gomez has been spending more time in the kitchen than ever. But despite her many talents, it remains to be seen if cooking is one of them. Each episode of this hilariously relatable, informative, and casual cook-along features a different master chef as they help Selena improve her skills and tackle cuisines of every variety – all via video-chat. Get your frying pans and laptops ready. Audiences are invited to join the fun and follow along at home.

Reconnect with your inner child with Disney+! Having a blast is not just for the little ones…

The Mandalorian Your favorite Baby Yoda is back for another season. The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy, far from the authority of the New Republic. Some are saying this season is the best yet! May the force be with you…

Muppets Now – Your favorite couple Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog are taking over our screens again! Watch all the muppets interact with each other and your favorite celebrates in this six episode season. Rich in muppet naughty humor fashion the hilarious show is a must watch, especially on a rough day when you need a little laugh. 

The Simpsons – This cartoon family has been an American television institution for 30 years! See where it all started as well as staying up to date with the latest episodes.

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Apple TV is stepping up its content game with some of these trendy shows!

Little Voice A beautifully written drama inspired by singer songwriter Sara Bareilles. It follows the life of a young performer Bess King as she attempts to make her musical dreams come true. Outstanding supportive cast and original music by Sara Bareille.

Billie Eilish “The World’s a Little Blurry” This Apple original documentary gives us a closer look at the extraordinary life of one of the worlds youngest and most famous Grammy winners.

On the Rocks – Bill Murray is gracing us with his wonderful talents in this new dark comedy about a daughter (Rashida Jones) who believes her marriage is failing. She joins forces with her playboy dad (Bill Murray) to her spy on her possibly cheating husband (Marlon Wayans). 

Shows on Netflix worth watching…

Bridgerton This extremely witty and steamy new series co-created with the legendary Shonda Rhimes. Bridgerton is heating up everyone’s winter nights! This fresh take on the Victorian era has a beautifully diverse cast and intriguing soundtrack. It’s already become the top show of 2021 definitely binge worthy!  

Firefly Lane Premiering on February 3 , Katherine Heigl and Sarah Chalke play best friends whose lives are shown over the course of many years. This brand new high energy series is gaining a lot of buzz already due to its star studded cast and bittersweet trailers.

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Abracadabra, season 4 of this spellbinding show is now out on Netflix! Get ready to be spooked by your favorite witchty teen and her ghostly adventures. Will this be the final season of this popular show? Stay tuned…

Get ready to be glued to your couch with these Hulu favorites!

Animaniacs Yakko, Wakko and Dot are back! These three (well no one’s sure what kind of animals they are) are back in town! Animaniacs once dominated Saturday morning cartoons on the WB with their scandalous humor and pop culture references. They always felt like an adult cartoon, even more so now that they have been rebooted by Hulu! Get ready to laugh your tail off with these old friends.

Woke – An intriguing comedy about “wokeness” in America with a strange twist. An African-American (Lamorene Morris) cartoonist is violently arrested due to racial profiling, he starts hallucinating about random objects speaking to him. Each episode these inanimate objects hold dialogue about racial and social injustice. As odd as this concept sounds, the cast and plot allows viewers the opportunity to start conversations about equality after each episode.

Catch-22 – This limited series that brings the book’s famously anti-war message to life! You may have read this book in high school or college. This series has done an incredible job sharing the World War II epic comedy/drama to life. Captain John (Christopher Abbott) desperately wants to leave the war but either has to prove he’s clinically insane or try to leave and be forced to stay and fight. This adaptation of a classic book is wonderfully achieved by this Hulu original.

As this new year begins to unfold with a general feeling of hope and positivity, we at Checkexpress understand that everything isn’t “back to normal” quite yet. Now more than ever we all understand the importance of taking a little time to decompress and practice self care. We hope that these shows and movies give you the mental break you deserve!
Do you have suggestions? We’d love to hear what your current favorite TV shows & movies are!
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