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What’s New In Streaming For The Next Seven Days — DeciderTV

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Every once in a while a show comes along that I don’t want to highlight. Sometimes I find a way around it, like making sure people have access to the resources that were published for the second season of 13 Reasons Why. When it came to Insatiable, I just put it on the list. The controversy surrounding the show, and Jenna Guillaume‘s fantastic article on Buzzfeed were enough to put me off. Go and read Jenna’s piece, I’ll wait. Meanwhile Ballers and Fear the Walking Dead are back, and there’s a new season of Get Shorty on Stan, but I want to talk about Space Jam. And Mission: Impossible.

Space Jam is the best, I don’t want to hear any bad words about it. Also, here’s one of the greatest moments of early My Brother, My Brother and Me. Listen in full.

I also watched all six Mission: Impossible films in the space of a few weeks, and I really wanted to highlight another great Tom Cruise action flick in Edge of Tomorrow, which was underrated. And underperformed at the box office. I also wanted to highlight Guy Ritchie’s take on The Man From U.N.C.L.E. because of the Henry Cavill factor in Mission: Impossible – Fallout, but I’ve only seen that film once. I enjoyed it but didn’t remember enough to write a paragraph. Space Jam is a better film anyway. Don’t @ me.

Next week: a great new animated show from Netflix, and I make an obscure podcast reference.

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Flavors of Youth

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Sometimes you get a press release in your inbox while you’re in the middle of writing something. I’d nearly finished the streaming guide when I got the Geordie Shore press release. I have no idea what any of it meant, but I needed something to round out the guide, and Foxtel gave it to me!

Aside from that, there are a few things I’m looking forward to including the return of Better Call Saul (I’m thinking of bringing back recaps, which I did for the first two seasons). I’m also looking forward to Flavors of Youth, the new film by the studio that made Your Name. I also just logged onto the Netflix PR site and saw that Like Father is the film starring Kristen Bell and Kelsey Grammer, so now I’m kicking myself that I didn’t include it in the highlights. It’s a pretty quiet week, but sometimes that’s what you need – especially when MasterChef is finally over and you’ve just discovered Kim’s Convenience, and you’re also very behind on Terrace House. Until next week!

Streaming Guide March 9 – March 15

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Sorry, The Good Fight. You’ll have to wait until next week. There’s a lot on at the moment and I’m not getting press releases from Amazon, so those shows get put in when I find out about them. Anyway, there are lots of great things. I don’t watch Will & Grace, but a check-in seemed like a good idea, so I went with it. Rise sounds like Friday Night Lights meets Glee, and it’s by Jason Katims, so I’m hopeful. Stan is importing good content, and I’m glad that they do.

Over on Netflix there’s Annihilation, which Paramount sold to Netflix for distribution outside The United States, Canada and China. This is a film I’ve been looking forward to since I first heard about it, and I was really disappointed to hear the Netflix news. Having seen it, I’m still a bit disappointed. This film is stunning visually, and it definitely wasn’t supposed to be viewed on my laptop screen. I was also looking forward to seeing Gina Rodriguez on the big screen, she’s one of my favourite actresses. Tessa Thompson was great in Thor: Ragnarok, and her character in the film is probably my favourite.

Guess what else is back? If you guessed Terrace House, you are correct! There’s a new series of Terrace House subtitled Opening New Doors, and I am quite excited for the new show and the return of my favourite celebrity panellists. There’s also a new baking show on Netflix that has just dropped called Nailed It, in which home bakers (who have had baking disasters) battle against celebrity bakers. Sounds fun. I’m thinking of recapping it, but if I do, I’d probably do it through Patreon because they take time. Please let me know if you’re interested.

January Wrap-Up: Television and Film

In an effort to write more often (frequently) and keep up with the things I’ve watcched so it’s easier to write lists at the end of the year, I’m going to publish thoughts on some pop culture I’ve consumed. If it becomes too unwieldy, this might even become several posts. Let’s get to it.

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2018 Pop culture resolutions

I like to say that I don’t do resolutions, I do goals, but when it comes to pop culture, resolution makes more sense. What I want to do this year is expand my knowledge of pop culture including knowledge of history, so I have a variety of things that I’d like to do. And since this draft has been sitting here for a few weeks, the last day of January seems like an appropriate time to publish.

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Some notes on the Australiana in Thor: Ragnarok

I saw Thor: Ragnarok eight days ago now, and I loved it. This post isn’t about my feelings on the movie (I got most of them out at comic book club which was later this afternoon), but on the touches of Australiana that Kiwi director Taika Waititi put in the film. A couple of weeks ago, he did an interview on triple j breakfast, where he revealed that he snuck in some nods to Australiana in the film to make the movie unique.

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Streaming Guide October 13 – October 19

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Hey, remember when I posted this GIF yesterday? It was so my erstwhile editor Steve Molk could save it, because Slack won’t let you save GIFs. That’s what I learned late last night while I was watching the Dynasty premiere. Netflix did a number on me when they didn’t give me any warning that the latest seasons of Jane the Virgin and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend were dropping, so I had to highlight them retroactively. Last week was a little busy, so I couldn’t do both which meant I got really into my Crazy Ex-Girlfriend synopsis.

So, other things in streaming: I’m still not sure how I feel about The Babysitter, which I watched on Tuesday night. If you want to talk about it, please leave a comment or contact me on Twitter. At the start of the film I began counting how many songs had been used – there were 5 in the first 15 minutes – but when it gets to the point, it’s pretty fun. I know that last song choice as they cut to credits is supposed to be funny but it still rubbed me the wrong way. I liked that last line though! Oh well.

I haven’t watched The Meyerowitz Stories yet, but I’m looking forward to it. I have seen the season two premiere of Good Behavior, and I was drawn in immediately, despite not having seen the second half of the first season. I think Michelle Dockery’s performance is fantastic, but when I read the description, I was hoping it would be a little more like Leverage. Plus Ann Dowd and Laura Bell Bundy are guest starring! Okay, Ann Dowd was in the first season, but I’m definitely more interested in the show now than I was during the first season.

I think I’m going to start writing Riverdale recaps, but starting next week. I might put in a few bullet points tomorrow if I have time/remember. There’s a direction I think it’s going to take based on plot points I’m not allowed to reveal from my screener emails, so I’m looking forward to seeing if I’m right (I haven’t watched ahead yet – I’ll probably stick to one episode per week because I like talking about it with my friends).