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Another week, another streaming guide. It’s a good week! The first season of RuPaul’s Drag Race is available, we have a new season of Orange Is the New Black, Kendrick Lamar is going to be on Power, there are new episodes of Terrace House, AND Wellington Paranormal is fantastic. I’m so curious to see Power, which I haven’t watched since the fourth season premiere (it’s good, there was just a lot happening), and how they use Kendrick Lamar. I’m also curious about Orange Is the New Black. I enjoyed the fifth season when I watched it originally, but now that there’s some distance I’m not as fond of it. Anyway, if that mix of shows isn’t your thing, there’s plenty there to keep you entertained.
Rachel Griffiths and Yosong An in Dead Lucky.
One of the features of Series Mania at ACMI is that there are moderated sessions with the creators and stars of shows after their screening. I didn’t get to the Patrick Melrose Q&A because I went to an encore screening, and I ran out of my Harem screening (I left Patrick Melrose early to see this one) before the Q&A so I could get to Dead Lucky. If I’m only going to be at a festival for one afternoon, I’m going to pack in as much content as possible. ACMI recorded all of these sessions, which may appear on their podcast at a later date, but I don’t work there so all of this is guesswork. The Dead Lucky screening consisted of the premiere, followed by a Q&A featuring star Rachel Griffiths, creators and showrunners Ellie Beaumont and Drew Proffitt, and was hosted by Tara Lomax. I took notes during the session, and I’m writing them up here.
One of the shows screened at ACMI as part of Series Mania was the premiere of SBS’ Dead Lucky, which premieres tonight at 9:30 on SBS and SBS OnDemand. A moderated Q&A with writers Ellie Beauchamp and Drew Proffitt was held immediately following the screening, and I’ll be posting a write-up of that session after the first episode has aired. For now, here’s a short review.
Last weekend, Melbourne’s second Series Mania festival was held at ACMI. The first screening I attended was Patrick Melrose, which premieres tonight at 8:30 on BBC First. Full disclosure: they screened two episodes, but I only saw the first one (the two episodes are quite different in tone) because I dashed across the hall to a screening of another show. The screening was booked out (a great thing about Series Mania is that most of the screenings are free) in ACMI’s smaller cinema, and I wondered if it would’ve been more appropriate to hold it in the larger one across the hall. But enough about that, you want to hear about this show starring Benedict Cumberbatch.
MasterChef is in it’s tenth season. My friends Chris and Kristie over at The Washing Up podcast encouraged me to watch it this season, and there’s been some great discussion around the show. Their prompt for tonight’s podcast (which I was on, listen here), was:
I had a bit of a head start on this particular prompt, so I wrote a list, which I then tried to turn into a Preston-esque review. It basically became a regular review, which I’ve posted below. I’m also posting a screenshot of my list at the bottom. You’ll notice that some of it hasn’t changed.