What to Watch Guide – August 2023

Summer is here and so is our latest monthly round of content recommendations for you to enjoy this season. Grab a drink and indulge!

Scene from Strays

Summer is officially in full swing – low temperatures and cloudy skies are out and sunscreen, sunbathing, and sun-kissed skin are in. Not only is the summer sun bringing the heat, the box office is sizzling with must-see blockbusters and streamers are coming in hot with the summer releases. Grab your favorite chilled beverage and indulge!

Scene from Strays

Upcoming Releases

Well Will Ferrell is certainly having the best summer, isn’t he? We’re excited for STRAYS a Jamie Foxx, Will Forte, and Will Ferrell live-acton/CGI hybrid directed by Josh Greenbaum (Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar) that follows a dog who gets revenge on the owner who ditched him.

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem (8/02)
  • The Sandman (8/05 Netflix)
  • Love in Taipei (8/10 Paramount+)
  • Gran Turismo (8/11 Hulu)
  • Heart of Stone (8/11 Netflix)
  • Miguel Wants to Fight (8/16 Hulu)
  • Strays (8/18 Amazon Prime)
  • Vacation Friends 2 (8/25 Hulu)
  • Slotherhouse (8/30)
  • One Piece (8/31 Netflix)
Scene from Quarterback

Best of Streaming

Catch up on all the content everyone is talking about with these great titles! This month we’re watching I’m A Virgo just in time for Virgo season! It’s a Boots Riley series starring Jharrel Jerome that chronicles the story of Cootie, a 13-foot-tall man as he meets his idol named The Hero.

  • Lioness (Paramount+)
  • The Witcher (Netflix)
  • Survival of the Thickest (Netflix)
  • Quarterback (Netflix)
  • The Bear S2 (Hulu)
  • Cruel Summer (Hulu)
  • The Horror of Delores Roach (Prime)
  • I’m A Virgo (Prime)
  • Full Circle (Max)
  • Silo (Apple TV+)
Scene from Kiff

Back to School

Kids need content too and we’re here to recommend all they can handle and cram in before heading back into the classroom! One we love is Kimiko Glenn (Orange is the New Black) voices Disney’s KIFF, an optimistic squirrel whose thirst for life takes her on countless adventures through her town with her lovable bestie Bunny-friend (H. Michael Croner from Craigh of the Creek). Southern African-based creators Lucy Heavens and Nic Smal will surely impress with this fresh new IP.

  • Haunted Mansion (Disney)
  • The Slumber Party (Disney+)
  • Broken Karaoke (Disney)
  • Pretty Freaking Scary (Disney)
  • Henry Danger (Netflix)
  • Son of a Critch (CW)
  • Surf Girl Hawaii (Prime)
  • Alma Goes to Puerto Rico (PBS Kids)
  • Hot Wheels: Ultimate Challenge (NBC)
  • American Born Chinese (Disney+)
  • Nimona (Netflix)
Ava Max


Beating the head indoors or cranking up the speakers outside, blast this Back to School playlist and celebrate the last month of Summer.

  • Campus – Vampire Weekend
  • Do It Like That – TXT, Jonas Brothers
  • Good as Hell – Lizzo
  • 9 to 5 – Dolly Parton
  • Choose Your Fighter (from Barbie the Album) – Ava Max
  • Left and Right – Charlie Puth
  • Sunflower (from Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse) – Post Malone, Swae Lee
  • I Feel It Coming – The Weeknd, Daft Punk
  • Schoolin’ Life – Beyonce
  • Be True to Your School – Grace VanderWaal
  • I’m Just a Kid – Simple Plan

Special thanks to Stacie McAdams who contributed to this month’s What to Watch Guide.

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