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


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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.


Streaming Guide June 23 – June 29


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It’s a big week in streaming! Apparently there’s no such thing as an off-season any more. Better Call Saul just had its finale (I’m behind), and the finales of RuPaul’s Drag Race and iZombie are next week. And there are so many shows premiering! I’m very much looking forward to the new season of Younger, and all the new Diana Trout gifs. Power is a very good show that I’ll probably leave for a month (to catch up on all the other shows) before binging. As for the others…

People are raving about the new Netflix show GLOW, which I like but don’t love. Many of the critics I read watched the entire season, I just watched the first two. To be fair, I watched the first episode in April and the second this week, and I remember enjoying the first episode much more than the second. The gap could account for that. I have another four screeners I can watch, but the video quality is much better on Netflix proper, which I am paying for.

I didn’t watch much of Preacher‘s first season, but I’ve seen the first two episodes of the new season and they’re really good. For those of you who want to give it another shot, the advice I followed was to watch the premiere, the angel battle in episode 6, and the finale. The first season arguably (I haven’t seen all of it, so I can’t comment) has pacing problems, which makes sense when you find out that the events in the first season finale happened in the first issue of the comic. The second season is fun and has one of the two best uses of “Come on Eileen” in television this year (the other is Jane the Virgin, and while they are the only two instances I know of, they were both done really well). It’s still a very graphic show, which is part of what put me off season one, you just need to figure out when to cover your eyes.

I have a screener for Okja, but I haven’t watched it yet. I’ll wait until I can watch it on the TV. Snowpiercer is one of the best films I’ve seen in the past five years, and it would be great if I could see this film in cinemas, but the fact that I get to see this film at the same time as everyone else is a step in the right direction. Film distribution in Australia has a lot of problems, and I hope there’s a way that we can get both.

Television Review: Power, Season 2

That was a good season finale. When I watched the finale for Power‘s first sesason, I could immediately move onto the season two permiere, because it was all available on Stan. Having finished the second, much meatier season of Power (those two additional episodes are more than they seem), the first season seems more and more like a prologue to the show that the producers wanted to make in season two. And man, season two is good. Power isn’t The Wire, but I also don’t want it to be. This is a Starz show, which means it should be soapier, and it also doesn’t pretend to have the pedigree the way a Showtime show would. It just does what it wants to do.

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Television Review: Power, Season 1

Over the past week I’ve watched the first season and episodes 1-4 of the second season of Power, a Starz Original Series that is available for streaming on Stan. I had absolutely no idea what the show was about when I started watching it, I just knew that Stan was heavily promoting it, and 50 Cent is a producer. Expectations have a lot of influence on whether or not we enjoy a particular piece of popular culture, and I’m so glad I had zero expectations for Power, because I enjoyed it a lot. It’s not the best show about drug dealers and organised crime out there, but it has really great things going for it. The actors are fantastic and incredibly attractive, and there’s definitely an element of the female gaze to it. The characters make some stupid decisions, but this is a show that’s fun enough for me to keep watching.

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