What To Watch This Weekend: ‘The Falcon & The Winter Soldier’ & More

If you’re looking for something new to watch this weekend, there is so much to choose from. From ‘Zack Snyder’s Justice League’ to ‘Operation Varsity Blues,’ HL has a list of what’s worth watching.

As we await the arrival of spring, now is the perfect time to cozy up on the couch or in bed to watch the latest movies and TV shows. This March, the big networks and streaming services are bringing new and exciting content for viewers to enjoy. This weekend alone features the premieres of exciting new TV movies and series.

HollywoodLife has rounded up the key things to watch this weekend. There’s a wide range of new content coming out this weekend, including the highly-anticipated Zack Snyder’s Justice League. Netflix continues its documentary streak with a dive into the college admissions scandal with Operation Varsity Blues. Disney+’s latest Marvel series, The Falcon & The Winter Soldier, has finally arrived as well. Here’s a list of notable movies and TV shows to watch from March 19 to March 21 across networks and streaming services.

The cast of ‘Zack Snyder’s Justice League.’ (Warner Bros.)

‘Zack Snyder’s Justice League

At long last, the Snyder Cut has arrived. Zack Snyder’s Justice League premiered on March 18 exclusively on HBO Max. Zack Snyder’s Justice League is Snyder’s intended version of Justice League before he left the original 2017 production. Joss Whedon took over the 2017 production, and it was released in November 2017. In Snyder’s director’s cut, Bruce Wayne teams up with Diana Prince with plans to recruit a team of metahumans to protect the world in the wake of Superman’s sacrifice. They form a league of heroes that also includes Aquaman, Cyborg, and The Flash. The team faces off against Steppenwolf, DeSaad, and Darkseid. The film stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, and Ezra Miller.

‘Operation Varsity Blues’

The college admissions scandal completely rocked our world. Netflix dives into the scandal and uncovers how Rick Singer, the man at the center of the shocking scandal, persuaded his wealthy clients to cheat an educational system already designed to benefit the privileged. The series, which premiered March 17 on Netflix, combines interviews and narrative recreations of the FBI’s wiretapped conversations between Singer and his clients. Operation Varsity Blues also features Matthew Modine as Rick Singer.

‘The Falcon & The Winter Soldier’

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Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan star in ‘The Falcon & The Winter Soldier.’ (Marvel Studios)

WandaVision may be over, but there’s more Marvel to love on Disney+. The first episode of The Falcon & The Winter Soldier dropped March 19 on Disney+. The new series is totally different than WandaVision, focusing on Sam Wilson/Falcon and Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier in the aftermath of Avengers: Endgame. These two characters must put their differences aside and team up to take down a new (and possibly familiar) enemy. The Falcon & The Winter Soldier will consist of 6 episodes. Who will truly take over as Captain America? Time will tell. The series also stars Emily VanCamp, Daniel Bruhl, and Wyatt Russell.

‘The Gloaming’

The Gloaming is a new mystery drama that premieres on March 21 at 9 p.m. on STARZ. When a woman is found brutally killed, the clues surrounding her death connect to murders both past and present. Political corruption and shady business dealings are soon entwined with sinister crimes and occult practices. At the center of this web are two detectives who share a tragic past. In a harrowing journey to find the truth, their fate is coerced by the ghosts of the unsettled dead that linger in the liminal space between life and death. The series stars Emma Booth and Ewen Leslie.

‘Genius: Aretha’

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Cynthia Erivo stars as Aretha Franklin. (National Geographic)

The new season of the National Geographic anthology series focuses on the legendary singer Aretha Franklin. The series premieres on March 21 at 9 p.m. ET on National Geographic. The limited series will air double-stacked episodes over four consecutive nights. Genius: Aretha will explore Aretha’s musical genius, her successful career, and the immeasurable impact she had on the world. Oscar nominee Cynthia Erivo stars as Aretha Franklin. Genius: Aretha also stars Courtney B. Vance, T.I., Malcolm Barrett, David Cross, Marque Richardson, and more.

‘Chasing Waterfalls’

The new Hallmark Channel original movie Chasing Waterfalls, starring Cindy Busby and Christopher Russell, premieres on March 20 at 9 p.m. ET. The movie follows aspiring photographer Amy Atwater, who gets the break of her career when the high-profile magazine Explorer Worldwide puts her on an assignment to shoot one of North America’s most fabled waterfalls – if she can prove it really exists, that is. As Amy spends her days hiking to remote areas to photograph the spectacular waterfalls, she is surprised to find herself falling for her rugged guide, Mark North, and bonding with his young daughter Kyra (Cassidy Nugent). Their blossoming romance is threatened when Amy’s work brings her close to revealing one of the area’s, and Mark’s, most treasured secrets.

‘Country Comfort’

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The cast of Netflix’s ‘Country Comfort.’ (Netflix)

If you’re looking for a simple and fun show to watch with the whole family, then Country Comfort is right up your alley. The sitcom premiered March 19 on Netflix and follows an aspiring singer named Bailey, who winds up becoming a nanny to 5 kids. Bailey becomes a part of the family and becomes a mother figure to the youngsters. Katharine McPhee stars as Bailey, alongside Eddie Cibrian as Beau. The young cast includes Ricardo Hurtado, Jamie Mann, Griffin McIntyre, Pyper Braun, and Shiloh Verrico. LeAnn Rimes also makes a special guest appearance!

‘Ruby’

Lifetime is kicking off its V.C. Andrews movie event starting with Ruby on March 20. The first film in the series centers on Ruby Landry. Ruby is filled with hope as she falls in love with her high school sweetheart Paul Tate. However, dark family secrets begin to reveal themselves, and Ruby is forbidden to see Paul. Ruby is further devastated when her beloved Grandmère passes away. Ruby’s forced to flee to New Orleans, where she searches for her estranged father. The movie, which stars Raechelle Banno as Ruby Landry, premieres March 20 at 8 p.m. ET on Lifetime.

‘Pearl In The Mist’

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Raechelle and Karina Banno in ‘Pearl In The Mist.’ (Lifetime)

Pearl In The Mist is the second book in the Landry Family series. The Lifetime movie will premiere on March 21 at 8 p.m. ET. In this book, Ruby is still struggling to find true happiness after a year of living with her father. When Ruby and her twin Giselle (Karina Banno) are sent away to an exclusive all-girls boarding school, Ruby is hopeful for a new start with her sister. But when Ruby is once again shamed for her backwater upbringing. The school’s cruel Headmistress, Mrs. Ironwood (Marilu Henner), along with her stepmother Daphne and Giselle, continue to plot against her. Ruby holds out hope and continues to dream of a better future until tragedy leaves her alone in a world of deceits.

‘The Office’

For just one week starting on March 18, all seasons of The Office will be available to watch for free on Peacock. Yes, that means you can watch all 201 episodes of the hit comedy series without paying a dime. Peacock is also offering The Office: Superfan Episodes for fans to enjoy, which includes never-before-aired footage (starting with season 3), behind-the-scenes bloopers, interviews, and more. Basically, this is an Office fan’s dream come true. After the week is up, you’ll have to have a Peacock subscription, which costs $4.99, to keep watching The Office.