Here’s what you need to know about watching TV over the next week:
- Tonight is the debut of the HUGE budget ($150 million) Netflix action film 6 Underground. It’s a Michael Bay film and plenty of things explode in it. This is direct to Netflix - no cinema release.
- If you’re more inclined to watch artier, more grounded films, Netflix has a second high profile original film debuting on the platform today: Two Popes.
- This coming Monday is the season (series?) finale of Watchmen - 100% one of the best TV shows of 2019.
- If you’re watching The Mandalorian, know that there is an episode that debuts a few hours from now. But the next episode won’t be on Fri next week - it drops early. So, you can watch it from Wednesday - just hours before the Australian midnight release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
The Expanse (s4), The Other Guy (s2), The Grand Tour (s4)
6 Underground - Netflix (US)
Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Adria Arjona, Mélanie Laurent
Six individuals from all around the globe, each the very best at what they do, have been chosen not only for their skill, but for a unique desire to delete their pasts to change the future.
Two Popes - Netflix (US/UK/Italy)
Stars: Jonathan Pryce, Anthony Hopkins, Juan Minujín
Behind the Vatican walls, Pope Benedict and the future Pope Francis must find common ground to forge a new path for the Catholic Church.
Reprisal - Hulu (US)
Stars: Abigail Spencer, Rodrigo Santoro, Mena Massoud
A hyper-noir story that follows a relentless femme fatale who, after being left for dead, sets out to take revenge against her brother and his bombastic gang of gear-heads.
Traces - Alibi (UK)
Stars: Morayo Akandé, Carly Anderson, Andrea Hart
While attending an online forensic course, young lab assistant discovers that the fictitious case study has a link to her past. With a help of two female professors she works on bringing a killer to justice.
The L Word: Generation Q - Showtime (US)
Stars: Jennifer Beals, Katherine Moennig, Leisha Hailey
Bette, Shane and Alice are getting on with their lives and careers, along with Dani Núñez, her girlfriend Sophie Suarez, their best friend Micah Lee and former Olympic swimmer Sarah Finley.
Watch: Showtime (US)
Work in Progress - Showtime (US)
Stars: Tay Barrett, Ross Knight, Che Landon, Phil Morris
After quitting her mundane retail job and proclaiming herself a "documentarian sociologist," Taylor sets off to capture and unpack the role of work in the lives of Americans. With the help of her friends, the support of Hollywood-insider Phil Morris and the encouragement of her new girlfriend, Taylor is just trying to manage her life as a work in progress.
Watch: Showtime (US)