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7 things to stream this weekend, from 'The Bachelor' finale to the new season of 'Is It Cake?'

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Here's a roundup of the best shows and movies to watch now.saravuth-photohut/Getty, Tyler Le/BI
  • Check out new historical dramas like "We Were the Lucky Ones" and "A Gentleman in Moscow."

  • Movies like "Lisa Frankenstein" are now streaming.

  • You can also catch up on the genuinely unprecedented season finale of "The Bachelor."

If you're looking for an immersive limited series to dive into, you're in luck — two new ones premiered this week.

Ewan McGregor's "A Gentleman in Moscow," about a Russian aristocrat under house arrest in a luxury hotel, released its first episode. The first three episodes of Hulu's Holocaust family drama "We Were the Lucky Ones," starring Joey King and Logan Lerman, are out, too.

Comedy fans, meanwhile, have plenty to enjoy this weekend. Jerrod Carmichael's new documentary series is out, as is Tig Notaro's latest stand-up special. And if you like your comedy with a hint of horror, you can also now stream "Lisa Frankenstein," a fresh twist on the Mary Shelley story from screenwriter Diablo Cody.

Here's a complete rundown of all the best movies, shows, and documentaries to stream this weekend, broken down by what kind of entertainment you're looking for.

Reality TV lovers will want to catch up on 'The Bachelor' season 28 finale.

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Daisy Kent on "The Bachelor."John Fleenor/Disney

For years, hosts of "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette" have over-promised season finales as the most shocking/dramatic/insert-adjective-of-choice-here ever. But for once, the hype was actually real: Joey Graziadei's finale was genuinely unprecedented. Daisy Kent, one of Joey's final two women, took herself out of the running when she realized he truly loved Kelsey Anderson, not her.

Even more shocking was the fact that Daisy, who had perhaps the greatest "Bachelorette" set-up of all time, passed over the chance to lead a season of her own. Instead, Jenn Tran, another contestant from Joey's season, will be the new "Bachelorette" — also making history as the franchise's first Asian-American star.

Streaming on: Hulu

Looking for a historical drama? Tune into 'We Were the Lucky Ones.'

Joey King as Halina in "We Were the Lucky Ones"
Joey King in "We Were the Lucky Ones."Vlad Cioplea/Hulu

Based on the book of the same name by Georgia Hunter, "We Were the Lucky Ones" stars Joey King and Logan Lerman as siblings in the Kurc family. A Jewish family from Poland, the Kurcs are split up during the Holocaust — some go into hiding, some are detained in concentration camps, and others seek refuge in the United States.

Though the story is fiction, it's based on real-life events: Hunter drew inspiration for the Kurcs' saga from her own family history. (Lerman plays a version of her grandfather.) The first three episodes are available now, with the rest released weekly.

Streaming on: Hulu

Or 'A Gentleman in Moscow.'

Ewan McGregor in "A Gentleman in Moscow"
Ewan McGregor stars in "A Gentleman in Moscow."Ben Blackall/Paramount+ with Showtime

Another historical drama offering, "A Gentleman in Moscow" is also adapted from a book: the novel of the same name by Amor Towles. Set in 1922, it stars Ewan McGregor as Count Alexander Ilyich Rostov, a Russian aristocrat confined to house arrest in a luxury hotel after being on the wrong side of the revolution.

McGregor's real-life wife, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, costars as Anna Urbanova, a film star who becomes entangled with Rostov.

Streaming on: Paramount+

If you like horror (with a dash of dark comedy), watch 'Lisa Frankenstein.'

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Kathryn Newton and Cole Sprouse put a twist on a classic in "Lisa Frankenstein."Michele K. Short/2024 Focus Features LLC

"Lisa Frankenstein," the directorial debut of Zelda Williams (aka Robin Williams' daughter), is a fresh take on the "Frankenstein" story. With a zippy script by Diablo Cody, it's witty, dark, and extremely fun. Fans of Cody's "Jennifer's Body" will love this one, too.

Streaming on: Peacock

Want something light and sweet? Binge 'Is It Cake?' season 3.

Mikey Day in "Is It Cake?" season 3
Mikey Day in "Is It Cake?" season 3.Adam Rose/Netflix

If you want to turn your brain off for a few hours, you can blow through the entire new season of "Is It Cake?" very quickly.

A refresher on the premise for those unfamiliar: Judges need to guess which is a real object and which is a hyper-realistic cake recreation from competing bakers. Host Mikey Day gets to stab stuff with a big knife for the cake-or-not reveal.

Streaming on: Netflix

If you're looking for comedy, check out the 'Jerrod Carmichael Reality Show.'

Jerrod Carmichael in "Jerrod Carmichael Reality Show"
Jerrod Carmichael in "Jerrod Carmichael Reality Show."HBO

After the success of his Emmy-winning 2022 comedy special "Rothaniel," directed by Bo Burnham, Jerrod Carmichael inked a two-year deal with HBO. The network ordered a series centered on the stand-up comedian's life and career the following year.

The first episode is out now, and the show is already getting rave reviews, with critics praising it as fearless and inventive.

Streaming on: Max

Or 'Tig Notaro: Hello Again.'

Tig Notaro in "Hello Again"
Tig Notaro in "Hello Again."Emilio Madrid/Prime Video

Tig Notaro's latest stand-up special "Hello Again" hit Prime Video this week. Notaro's storytelling and dry humor are on full display in the hour-long routine.

Fun fact: It's directed by Notaro's wife, Stephanie Allynne, who'd previously collaborated with the comedian on the 2022 comedy-drama "Am I OK?"

Streaming on: Prime Video

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