With the kids at home all summer it can be hard to find time to yourself, but with a vast array of streaming shows at your fingertips there’s plenty to keep you entertained when you actually get a well-deserved mom-break. Whether you’re enjoying a date night on the couch after the kids go to bed or you’re squeezing in some me-time during a nap, these are the best streaming shows and movies to help you unwind and escape parent-mode for awhile.
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The Best Streaming Shows to Binge for Me-Time
Leave your worries behind for an hour or two and get caught up in these binge-worthy streaming shows and movies we can’t get enough of.
Streaming Shows on Apple TV+
This mind-bending series from producer and director Ben Stiller will hook your from the very first minute and take you on a twisting ride that you’ll never want to end. The workplace sci-fi mystery stars Adam Scott (Parks and Rec), Patricia Arquette, and Christopher Walken among its stellar cast.
The tale of a love affair at the heart of one of the world’s most renowned firms’ rise and fall. In under a decade, WeWork grows from a single co-working space to become a worldwide brand worth $47 billion. Then, in less than a year, its value plummets.
Streaming Shows on HBO Max
Gaming Wall Street
Narrated by Kieran Culkin, this eye-opening documentary examines the 2021 GameStop stock incident that led countless at-home-investors to strike it rich while uncovering the dark secrets of Wall Street.
The Flight Attendant
With two fast-paced seasons filled with jet-setting intrigue, fasten your seatbelts and get ready to takeoff for a binge-worthy ride without leaving your couch.
In the late 90s, Beanie Babies were the must-have toy, with some selling for hundreds of dollars. Beanie Mania takes a hard look at the strange phenomenon that had some collectors believing they could make their fortunes off of stuffed animals.
This series follows the case of Michael Peterson, who was convicted of murdering his wife in 2001. The series includes interviews with Peterson, as well as experts on the case.
Streaming Shows on Hulu
Only Murders In the Building
The hit series starring Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Selena Gomez investigating, you guessed it, more murders in their building returns for an action-packed second season on June 28.
Dopesick tells the story of the opioid crisis through the eyes of those most affected: the dealers, the users, and the grieving mothers. From acclaimed filmmaker Mary Mazzio, Dopesick is an intimate and eye-opening look at how we got here and where we might go from here.
The Dropout is the story of Elizabeth Holmes, the founder of Theranos, a startup that promised to revolutionize the healthcare industry with its new technology. But as Theranos grew in popularity and valuation, so did the doubts about its claims. The Dropout is a cautionary tale about what can happen when ambition trumps reality.
Pam & Tommy
In 1994, Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee’s sex tape was stolen from their home and leaked online. The tape made them the most famous couple in the world, and turned Anderson into a global sex symbol. Pam & Tommy is the story of how one couple’s wild antics changed the landscape of celebrity forever and the fallout that comes with life uncensored.
Streaming Shows on Netflix
In 2013, Anna Delvey, a German heiress and socialite, arrived in New York City with big dreams and an even bigger bank account. For the next two years, Anna lived the high life, hobnobbing with the city’s elite and racking up a fortune in debt. But when her scheme finally unraveled, the truth about Anna Delvey was even stranger than her fiction.
Inventing Anna is the incredible true story of a woman who managed to dupe New York’s richest and most famous, and the reporter who finally unmasked her.
Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal
This film follows the brains behind a scheme to get the children of wealthy and renowned families into top US universities through reenactments. Matthew Modine stars in the retelling of the events taken straight from FBI wiretaps.
The Tinder Swindler
Posing as a wealthy, jet-setting diamond mogul, Simon Leviev, wooed women online then conned them out of millions of dollars. Now his victims want payback in this gripping true crime documentary.
Bad Vegan: Fame. Fraud. Fugitives.
Sarma Melngailis was an A-list celebrity vegan chef far ahead of her time. Bad Vegan is the story of how the her empire crumbled thanks to twisted relationship and the trail of deception, fraud, and even fugitive chasing that followed. Featuring interviews with former employees, business partners, and the FBI agents who brought her down, Bad Vegan is a cautionary tale of love gone wrong.
Trust No One: The Hunt for the Crypto King
Gerry Cotton set out to make his fortune in the world of cryptocurrency. When the young founder of a collapsing cryptocurrency exchange dies unexpectedly, inexplicably taking fortunes to the grave, angry investors suspect there’s more to his death than it seems.
DOWNFALL: The Case Against Boeing
The 737 MAX was meant to be the crowning achievement of Boeing, the world’s largest aerospace company. But in March of 2019, two of the planes crashed within five months of each other, killing a total of 346 people. DOWNFALL is a gripping account of how one company’s drive for shareholder value led to catastrophe.
Streaming Shows on SHOWTIME
Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber
A story of greed, betrayal, and the legal machinations that brought down one of the most valuable startups in history. In just a few short years, Uber went from a scrappy startup to a behemoth valued at $70 billion. But as its valuation soared, so did the ambition of its CEO, Travis Kalanick.
We Need To Talk About Cosby
A six-part documentary series about the sexual assault allegations against Bill Cosby. Featuring interviews with Cosby’s accusers, lawyers, and journalists, We Need to Talk About Cosby is a sobering look at how one man’s crimes went undetected for so long. All four parts of the series are available now on Showtime On Demand.
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