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Dan Barrett is an industry commentator & TV critic. He does radio - 4BC & ABC GC and co-hosts the Screen Watching podcast. He's a former Mediaweek deputy editor and content creator for SBS.
ABW TV Guide: All the new & returning TV to watch this weekend (22-24 Nov 2019)
Compiled by Dan Barrett.
It’s a very quiet week for new shows. But a pretty decent week for returning shows. The Crown and Ray Donovan both have strong, dedicated viewers.
If you’re scratching around for something new, there’s two new foreign language shows on Netflix. I suspect Mortel is the better of the two, but I have seen neither.
What I have seen was the Netflix movie Earthquake Bird. It’s Alicia Vikander in Japan working as a translator in 1989. She has a mysterious past and death keeps following her everywhere she goes. A quasi-introvert, her world opens up when she starts a relationship with a slightly odd local and is befriended by an American girl (Riley Keogh). It’s a psychological thriller of sorts that is low on thrills, but high on watchability. It’s not quite as weird or bold as it probably needed to be, but I had a decent time with it - the final scene is particularly well conceived.
The Crown (s3), Ray Donovan (s7), No Activity US (s3), The Dragon Prince (s3), High Seas (s2)