Two things I want to highlight this week:
1) Don’t let Watchmen get past you. If you’re not really into superhero stuff, Watchmen isn’t really that. But it is probably the smartest, most culturally relevant show of the moment. Give it a look - it’s clever fun.
2) Castle Rock is returning for a second season. I wasn’t crazy about the show - it draws together a large number of Stephen King stories and sets them in the same shared universe. I’m keen to check out season 2 tho - Lizzy Caplan has joined the show as Annie Wilkes from Misery. That sounds like wild fun that I need to see.
This week on a special Always Be Watching Podcast we focus explicitly on Watchmen. It’s such a unique TV show that we wanted to go deeper on it. At the end of the podcast, Dan & Chris also chat a bit about the trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and how it sits along our expectations for the live-action series The Mandalorian. Check it out HERE.
Castle Rock (s2), Will & Grace (s11), Bojack Horseman (s6), The Kominsky Method (s2)
Watchmen - HBO (US)
Stars: Regina King, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson
Set in an alternate history where masked vigilantes are treated as outlaws, Watchmen embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel of the same name, while attempting to break new ground of its own.
Watch: HBO (US)
Watch: Foxtel (Australia)
Daybreak - Netflix (US)
Stars: Matthew Broderick, Austin Crute, Colin Ford
High school outcast Josh is searching for his missing girlfriend in post apocalyptic Glendale. He's joined by a group of misfits Angelica and his former bully Wesley. On the way they'll face many weird things.
Looking For Alaska - Hulu (US)
Stars: Charlie Plummer, Kristine Froseth, Timothy Simons
Based on the John Green novel. A new arrival at a boarding school falls in love with a beguiling female student.
Watch: Hulu (US)
Watch: Stan (Australia)
The Oval - BET (US)
Stars: Brad Benedict, Lodric D. Collins, Vaughn W. Hebron
Newly-elected U.S. President Hunter Franklin and his family move into the White House.
The Accident - Channel 4 (UK)
Stars: Genevieve Barr, Jade Croot, Mark Lewis Jones
A Welsh community devastated by tragedy is forced to confront difficult truths amid the search for justice.
Watch: Channel 4