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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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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!

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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.

Dead Lucky: Audience Q&A | #DeadLucky #SeriesManiaMelb @SBS

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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.

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Dead Lucky: Episode 1 #SeriesManiaMelb

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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.

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Patrick Melrose: Episode 1 #SeriesManiaMelb

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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.

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Review: MasterChef Australia, Season 10

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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.

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