Streaming Must-Sees (and Must-Skips) in September 2022

'Andor,' 'The Rings of Power' and 'The Greatest Beer Run Ever' lead this month's Tune In or Turn Off
Streaming Must-Sees (and Must-Skips) in September 2022
Photo courtesy of Lucasfilm
Summer blockbuster season is winding down and we're entering the prestige season typically associated with the lead-up to the major awards shows. It's fitting, then, that there's a pretty strong slate of films and series in this month's edition of our monthly streaming guide. This month brings solid series from a couple of fantasy institutions, a couple of excellent dark comedies, and a fumble from an Oscar-winning director.

All of the highlights and lowlights of this month's streaming content can be found below in the latest edition of Tune In or Turn Off.

Tune In: A League of Their Own
(Prime Video)

The 1992 film about women's wartime baseball is remade as a series. The real fun is seeing Abbi Jacobson give essentially the exact same performance as she did in Broad City, albeit in a very different context.

Tune In: Andor

The new Star Wars series is a spinoff of a spinoff — and the fact that it comes just a few months after Obi-Wan Kenobi adds to the sense that it's a bit pointless. But for fans not experiencing Star Wars burnout, this fugitive thriller is a nicely simmering look into the more obscure corners of the Empire not explored during the Skywalker Saga.

Tune In: Bad Sisters
(Apple TV+)

The worst guy in the entire world winds up dead, and his sisters-in-law are the prime suspects. The twist of this Irish detective series is that the investigator is a crooked insurance agent rather than the police — and you really, really want the killer(s) to get away with it.

Tune In: Fakes
(CBC Gem)

Set in West Vancouver, this is a fanciful retelling of a true story about teens who built an empire with their fake ID business. With unreliable narrators aplenty and maximalist, Gen Z-targeted humour, this CBC/Netflix joint production is a ton of fun — especially if you happened to grow up in an apartment building right next to Ambleside, where the show takes place. Ahem. 

Turn Off: The Greatest Beer Run Ever
(Apple TV+)

As a dumbass comedy, this story about a merchant seaman (Zac Efron) delivering beer to his buddies in the Vietnam War isn't awful — but as a war movie that attempts to comment on American jingoism, The Greatest Beer Run Ever (out September 30) is a mild and predictable take from Oscar-winner Peter Farrelly.

Tune In: The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power
(Prime Video)

Between The Rings of Power and House of the Dragon, it's a pretty good time for fans looking to relive the millennium's greatest fantasy franchises. I certainly didn't ask for this non-canonical Tolkien tale, but it looks gorgeous and decently recaptures the magic of the original LOTR trilogy.

Tune In: Prey

A young woman from the Comanche Nation squares off against the Predator in 1719. The gorgeous scenery was captured just outside of Calgary, while a great performance is delivered by Amber Midthunder — but the best thing about Prey is its many gory, hilarious, gnarly kill scenes.