Streaming highlights from the August calendars of major streaming and cable on-demand service:
Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later (Netflix): The Camp Firewood counselors come back for another go-round, minus Bradley Cooper. Instead, you get a Parks and Rec reunion between Amy Poehler and Adam Scott. Campers may be relieved to know that Royal Pains‘ Mark Feuerstein has also come on board.
Comrade Detective (Amazon): In what may be the year’s most confusing concept, Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt lead a celebrity cast in overdubbing the voices of a fake 1980s Romanian detective/propaganda show (filmed there last year with Romanian actors) with dialogue that has absolutely nothing to do with what’s transpiring onscreen, in an homage to Woody Allen’s 1966 directorial debut, What’s Up, Tiger Lily?
Difficult People (Hulu): Billy Eichner and Julie Klausner return for their third season of feeling bitter about their friends’ success.
Life of Crime (BritBox): Missing Hayley Atwell since the demise of Marvel’s Agent Carter? Watch her in this three-part miniseries about a rookie cop determined to solve the murder of a teenage girl.
Hunting the KGB Killers (Acorn): Earlier this year, a cyber-security expert urged the Senate Intelligence Committee to “follow the trail of dead Russians” for clues on the Kremlin’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election. A decade earlier, British investigators followed another trail of dead Russians, the most famous of which was former KGB and FSB agent Alexander Litvinenko, who — after discovering evidence of collusion between the Russian mob and the country’s top law enforcement officials — was poisoned with polonium 210.
Brad Paisley’s Comedy Rodeo (Netflix): Think of this stand-up comedy special as an extended version of his CMA shtick minus the trophies and Carrie Underwood.
Marvel’s The Defenders (Netflix): You know how there’s always one terrible candy bar in those variety…