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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.
Always Be Streaming - 11 June 2021
Your weekly guide on what you can press play on and be your best shut-in self.
There's a lot of new and returning series worth taking note of. The big draw this week is the new Marvel series Loki on Disney+, but I wouldn't be entirely surprised if more people are excited about the return of Lupin on Netflix. That batch of episodes are the second half of the first season.
In the US, it's a big weekend for movies. In The Heights debuts on HBO Max, while the new Mark Wahlberg flick Infinite is a big drawcard for Paramount+. Here in Australia, home of the Always Be Watching head office, there are preview screenings for In The Heights across the country. The film is released properly on June 24. Meanwhile, Infinite doesn't see a cinema release until 9 September. I'm sure it'll do gangbuster business when all of that great word of mouth builds.
Intelligence (s02), DC Super Hero Girls (s02), Home Before Dark (s02), Flack (s02), Sistas (s03), Lupin (s02-Part B), Love Victor (s02), The Chase (s02)
Stars: Sean Bean, Stephen Graham, James Nelson-Joyce Eric is a prison officer who tries to protect those in his charge. When one of the most dangerous inmates identifies his weakness, Eric faces an impossible choice between his principles and his love for his family.
Stars: Anthony Ramos, Corey Hawkins, Leslie Grace A film version of the Broadway musical in which Usnavi, a sympathetic New York bodega owner, saves every penny every day as he imagines and sings about a better life.
Stars: Gina Rodriguez, Ariana Greenblatt, Lucius Hoyos After a devastating global event wiped out all electronics and eliminated people's ability to sleep, a former soldier may have found a solution with her daughter.
Stars: John Cho, Jimmy Wong, Natasha Liu Bordizzo Determined teen Din is longing to reconnect with his childhood best friend when he meets a wish-granting dragon who shows him the magic of possibilities.