Starring Michael Keaton, "Dopesick" is a new drama miniseries on Hulu.
"Maid" is a new drama limited series on Netflix starring Margaret Qualley.
"Squid Game" is a new Korean television sensation on Netflix.
From a new drama miniseries based on a real-life drug epidemic to the craziest, most horribly great new Korean show, these are the best new TV shows to stream right now. Netflix and Hulu take over good television this month.
Based on the novel “Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors and the Drug Company that Addicted America” by Beth Macy, this new Hulu drama miniseries follows the story of how the introduction of OxyContin affected a small, mining town in the U.S. in the early 2000s. Created by Danny Strong (Empire), the eight-episode show stars Michael Keaton as a family doctor who begins to prescribe the medication, Kaitlyn Dever as a miner who becomes addicted to the drug, and Rosario Dawson as a DEA agent. Deeply unsettling, the story has you on the edge of your seat as agent Bridget Meyer (Dawson) and two U.S. Attorneys (played by Peter Sarsgaard and John Hoogenakker) attempt to take the company who created the opioid down: Purdue Pharma.
This new limited series on Netflix stars Margaret Qualley and Andie MacDowell as mother-and-daughter (they are also mom and daughter in real life). The 10-episode show follows Alex (Qualley) as she leaves her abusive relationship (with Nick Robinson) and begins working as a housekeeper to make money and take care of her young daughter. Inspired by Stephanie Land’s memoir “Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive,” the show is emotional and portrays what it’s like to have to work with the limitations that government programs provide in the U.S. for the poor.
Squid Game (Netflix)
Okay, I’m afraid to watch anymore of this show in fear of having nightmares, but I know it’s incredibly popular. So, if you like thrillers and horror with lots death and blood, you must watch this new Korean TV show on Netflix. Squid Game is a nine-episode miniseries following hundreds of broke players who accept an invitation to compete in children’s games for $45.6 billion. Little do they know, a traumatic death is the consequence of losing. One day, I will face my fears and watch the entire show — I hear it’s incredible.