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New to Streaming This Week (3/15/21), Including ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ and ‘Operation Varsity Blues’

Fern Siegel

After Captain America passes his torch at the end of “Avengers: Endgame,” Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) and Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) vie for his legacy in “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” on Disney+. The Marvel Comics characters team up for a global adventure to fight two anti-patriotic super-villains, the Flag-Smashers. The series explores Wilson’s actions after receiving the superhero’s famed shield.

The “Operation Varsity Blues” documentary charts how the children of the rich and famous scammed their way into prestigious universities, while Michelle Obama does a meet cute with puppets “Waffles + Mochi.” Together, they cook the world’s culinary delights. Both shows are on Netflix.

Here’s a look at what’s premiering this week:

Monday, March 15

  • “Bloodlands,” (Acorn TV) Award-winning Irish actor James Nesbitt (The Missing, Cold Feet), stars in the four-part drama as Tom Brannick, a veteran detective who dives into his own dark past to solve an infamous cold case: a series of mysterious disappearances linked to a turbulent period in Northern Ireland history over 20 years ago.
  • No Strings Attached (IMDb TV) A man and a woman try to keep their relationship physical — only to discover they want more.
  • The Stand: How One Gesture Shook The World (Hulu) Two track stars caused controversy when they raised the black power fist at the 1968 Olympics.
  • Sister Aimee (Hulu) America’s most famous evangelist in the 1920s and 1930s, Aimee Semple McPherson, tries to escape her stressful life.
  • The Last Blockbuster (Netflix) A documentary about the last Blockbuster story.
  • The Lost Pirate Kingdom (Netflix) Real-life pirates of the Caribbean plunder the world’s riches then try and form their own country.

Tuesday, March 16

  • Waffles + Mochi (Netflix) Michelle Obama and her puppet pals discover and cook healthy foods from around the world.
  • Rebell Comedy: Straight Outta the Zoo (Netflix) Comics Khalid Bounouar, Alain Frei, Babak Ghassim tackle everything from mistaken identity to our wacky perception of animals.
  • Savages (2012) (Netflix) Two cannabis entrepreneurs take on a leader who wants to muscle in on their business.

Wednesday, March 17

  • Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal (Netflix) Matthew Modine stars in reenactments that investigate the scam of getting rich kids into top universities.
  • Under Suspicion: Uncovering the Wesphael Case (Netflix) The true-crime series is about Belgian politician Bernard Wesphael, accused of murdering his wife, Véronique Pirotton, in 2013.

Thursday, March 18

  • Trolls: TrollsTopia: Complete Season 2 (Hulu) Friendships between the tribes are stronger, especially with “Pal-entine’s Day.”
  • B: The Beginning Succession (Netflix) The anime show reveals the crime overpowering the archipelagic nation of Cremona.
  • Deadly Illusions (Netflix) A novelist, trying to overcome writer’s block, focuses all her attention on her novel – until the line between life and fiction become blurred. Kristin Davis and Greer Grammer star.
  • Come and Find Me (Peacock) David and Claire’s idyllic relationship is shattered when he discovers her living a double life.

Friday March 19

  • Hunter Hunter (2020) (Hulu) As family living in the remote wilderness finds their peace threatened by a wolf.
  • Country Comfort (Netflix) A country singer (Katharine McPhee) takes a job as a nanny, but forms a band with the talented family.
  • Sky Rojo (Netflix) Three women escape their pimp and go on the run. The Spanish series is from the creator of the successful “Money Heist.”
  • The Falcon and The Winter Solider (Disney+) The two main characters argue over who should be the next Captain America, after Steve Rogers officially ends his reign
  • Words On Bathroom Walls (Amazon Prime Video) A witty, introspective teen struggles to keep his mental illness secret from the girl he loves. It’s based on Julia Walton’s YA novel.

“The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” trailer

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