Streaming Guide March 30 – April 5

 

 

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The first streaming guide of the month – regardless of how many days the new month takes up in a week – is always the longest of the streaming guide. Netflix and Foxtel drop all majority of their titles (okay, Netflix is an exception this month) on the first, and there’s a lot of copying and pasting dates. There are still some really good things this week!

I just watched the latest episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race, and my list of favourite queens has now expanded beyond Miz Cracker and Mayhem Miller, who I mentioned in the piece. Dusty Ray Bottoms was great this week in the main challenge and on the runway, and I love what she’s doing. Comedy and slightly unconventional queens are my favourites – Sharon Needles and BenDeLaCreme come to mind immediately, and there are probably more I haven’t met in seasons 5-9.

The other thing that’s happened over the last few weeks is my return to A Series of Unfortunate Events. I really like the Netflix show, but after re-reading the first four books and watching the movie twice last year (once with commentary – it’s one of the best directors commentaries I’ve ever heard), seeing the same story for basically a fourth time was a bit of a drag. I only had time to watch one episode this season, and I’ve read all of book 5, and the start of 6 and 7, and I have a suspicion it might be better to re-read after watching the show. I also discovered something in the books that I thought was stupid when I was 15 – entirely because I was 15. When Lemony Snickett explains words, he doesn’t talk down to children, although that’s how I perceived it when I was 15. Now that I’m older, I see that it’s funny and clever – which is why, when I read the first page of book six, I decided that I wanted to do a reading of it on The Washing Up podcast. I still need to sort out these thoughts and feelings, and I hope to write more about that in the future. Also I haven’t seen any of her episodes yet, but Lucy Punch is perfect casting for Esmé Squalor. I also love Sara Rue as the librarian.

I also wrote about Legion, which is Noah Hawley’s X-Men show that I don’t know what I think about half the time. I love Hawley’s work on Fargo, but I have a suspicion that his shows are better when they’re binged. We’ll see.

I started a new job Thursday last week so I’m still getting into a routine, which is why I didn’t blog last week’s guide. I really wanted to because I got to put in the quote from a friend about Wolf Hall: “They should call it Good Hall because it’s really good.” As far as working goes, I need to figure out the balance of working full time and still writing for myself at least once a week, so this will be a good test. I also started a new dance class last night and it’s a lot of fun. I just needed to share that with everyone. I hope you have a pleasant Easter and I’ll be here next week!

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Streaming Guide March 16 – March 22

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At the moment nothing really matters because I just watched the RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars 3 finale and it was amazing (at least I think it was, Drag Race twitter seems to disagree which is fine. I’m new to the show and I have a lot to learn). This is a preview space, so no spoilers. I need there to be a reunion show because this group of queens was fantastic, and it can’t be over yet. Season 10 starts next Friday and I’m not ready for this season to be over yet – it’s the first season I’ve watched live, which definitely impacts how I feel about it. Speaking of RuPaul’s Drag Race, there are also new episodes of The Trixie and Katya Show up on SBS OnDemand, which I found out about as I was putting the guide together.

I thought it was going to be a quiet week but there’s still a lot on – and there are quite a few finales on Foxtel, which is going to make next week’s “Weekly Episodes” section a little easier. It’s still quieter than last week when I was rushing to finish season 2 of Jessica Jones and excited about Terrace House: Opening New Doors (Tsubasa!) and Annihilation. I’m thrilled that Annihilation is getting a positive reception outside of the U.S. and that we’re all annoyed about not being able to see it at the cinema. Until next week! I have a lot of The Good Fight to catch up on.

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.

Streaming Guide March 2 – March 8

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Every once in a while you get to write about two shows you love at once, and this week that was Marvel’s Jessica Jones and The Games. There’s so much TV coming back. I’m still behind on Atlanta and The Good Fight, which seems strange given that Community and The Good Wife were once my favourite comedy and drama on television respectively. Thanks to SBS we’re getting them relatively quickly, but there’s too much TV!

In other news, I’ve seen the first two episodes of Jessica Jones and I love it. I’d especially like Trish to become Hellcat because Patsy Walker, a.k.a. Hellcat! is a delightful comic. I realise that if that does happen it’ll be nothing like the comic, but it’d be great. Let’s do that one. I’m not sure at this stage, but I think this season is set pre-Defenders – then again I’ve only seen two episodes. Until next week!

Streaming Guide February 23 – March 1

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The Olympics are nearly over, which means it’s time for all the shows to come back! I haven’t seen any screeners for this week – I got back from Perth on Sunday evening, and I still haven’t figured out how to get back to East Coast hours. I had a great time at Perth Fringeworld, and I might write something about it in the coming week. ANYWAY: there are new or returning shows on all of the major streaming services, and I can’t very well highlight UnREAL without also highlighting Arie’s season of The Bachelor. I’m interested to see what happens in the new season of iZombie, which distinguished itself as an unconventional zombie show but pointed towards the more conventional route by the end of season 3.

I got dates for March the other day, and I was going to do the spreadsheet today but I watched figure skating instead. Anyway, there’s a lot to look forward to.

Streaming Guide January 19 – January 25

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Some of the cast of The Office.

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Confession: I’ve seen one episode of The Office, and I don’t remember a thing. It was during a family Christmas celebration and the younger people (I was a teenager) decided to see what was on TV. It was on Foxtel, and we watched it because it was on, but I didn’t really think much of it. I know it’s a show people love, but it seemed mean and that’s not really my thing. So now I guess I can see what all the fuss was about next week when it comes to Stan.

In other news, the new season of Grace and Frankie (which I also haven’t watched, thanks Peak TV) drops today, and we’re getting Black Lightning weekly, but also a week after it airs on The CW. I don’t know the reasoning behind this – Netflix fast-tracks other CW shows within 24 hours – but I’m glad I get to see it. I’m also a big Hart of Dixie fan, so I’m excited to see Cress Williams in a new role. I would also like the rest of the Hart of Dixie cast to guest on the show. As I wrote in the guide, I watched the first two seasons of The Detour in three days (it’s been very hot, so going outside isn’t really an option), and I’m looking forward to season three. Given that it took me 3 days to watch 20 episodes, I’m not quite sure how I’ll go watching it weekly. Are there fun theories about this show? I hope so. Now if you’ll excuse me I’d like to go back to watching One Day at a Time screeners.

Streaming Guide January 12 – January 18

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After several weeks of dreading the “weekly episodes” section of the guide, I’ve finally culled some of Foxtel’s outings – sorry Revenge Body with Khloe Kardashian and other shows that I can barely remember. In other news Jane the Virgin finally returns to Foxtel on Sunday but I left that off (in case you can’t tell by this weird disjointed copy, I’m not feeling great at the moment). There’s nothing I’m really excited about that’s dropping in the next week, which is good because I have several screeners to watch and shows to catch up on before their new seasons air. The Detour dropped on Stan yesterday and I watched the first season in two sittings. I have nearly two weeks before season 3 drops, so I think I’ll take the second season at a slightly slower pace. Until next time!

Oh, The Great Australian Bake Off premieres next week and I will be writing recaps for that again, which will be appearing both here and on DeciderTV.