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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!

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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 1 – June 7

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Hey it’s a streaming guide post! I’ve still been writing these every week but I was working full time for a couple of months, so the idea of promoting them fell by the wayside. I’m now part time, and I hope that means I can put a little more time into writing (I have an Avengers: Infinity War post that’s been sitting in my drafts for five weeks) or even television in general. I currently watch Westworld one or two days before the next episode is out. Anyway, it’s a new month (Winter is Here, and it is cold when you’re not in the sun), which means that Foxtel dropped about 30 new films just today.

The things I’m really excited for this week are L.A. to Vegas, a workplace sitcom about an airline crew on the titular route, and the return of Younger. I have no idea what’s going to happen in the fifth season, and I’m excited. I’m mainly excited that this show is still around for a fifth season, which is something I didn’t think would happen when I watched the first two seasons of this show in a single weekend. The thing I’m most excited about is Killing Eve, which is not on the streaming guide because no one told me it was on iView. So I might watch that one with mum tomorrow night.

Meanwhile, a few weeks ago I learned about Busted!, which is now airing its finale, and I haven’t seen a single episode yet, so I’m going to have a better look at this Korean comedy-thriller-variety-mystery show. All I can hope for is that it’s as wild as Whodunnit?

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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!

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.