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

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Yes, there is a French show set in 2026 in which clothing has been outlawed. I watched about 5 minutes of it, but the subtitles weren’t working, and it’s been 10 years since I studied French. Anyway, I’m looking forward to this one because the premise is interesting – I don’t know yet what happens in winter – and it’s somehow in the Venn diagram intersection of all the things SBS loves. And it’s a murder mystery.

Also, this might be the longest streaming guide I’ve put together in the time I’ve been doing them, simply because it’s a new month, and that month is September. I could’ve highlighted at least 10 properties for this week alone – there are new weekly shows starting on Foxtel and Prime Video, and also Magic Mike XXL is coming back to Netflix. I really wanted to highlight The Tale, which I’ve heard a lot about since it premiered at Sundance and aired on HBO. The subject matter is difficult, but I’m interested in the way the story is told. I got an email from Stan this morning to let me know that the first episode of Kidding will drop at 3pm AEST. It would’ve been nice to know earlier, but I also wouldn’t have been able to cut anything out.

Anyway, September is going to be great, and there’ll be a lot for you to watch.

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One thing you may not know about me is that I don’t watch a lot of animated comedies. I’m one of a handful of people who didn’t grow up watching The Simpsons – to the extent that most references go over my head – but I like what I’ve seen. It was never appointment viewing though. I really like what I’ve seen of Futurama, but same deal. I’m only talking about Matt Groening shows because they’re the ones I’ve spent the most time with, and I’m here to tell you that his new show Disenchantment is great. It’s a fully realised fantasy world, and the artwork is stunning. The character design is great, but what I loved the most were the wide shots of the kingdom. It’s all 2D, but it’s drawn and composed in a way that conveys depth, and it’s beautiful. I really like the core trio of characters as well, there’s a lot to recommend.

In other news, I really wanted to top last week’s Space Jam shout-out, so I talked around the fact that I’ve never seen Ballers, because I wanted to make a reference to Hello From the Magic Tavern. I love Usidore and Chunt’s interpretation of “Hibbo’s Ballers starring a sentient rock,” which is now my official headcanon for the show. The final season of A Place to Call Home starts this weekend, and Deep State starts on SBS next week. It’s a shame I didn’t have time to preview that one, but I might have a look. Until next week!

 

 

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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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