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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 - 12 June 2020
A few thoughts about TV watching over this weekend:
Spike Lee’s new movie Da 5 Bloods was made for Netflix and debuts today. It’s his love letter to the film Apocalypse Now. Any film by Spike Lee is worth watching. Not all of them hit the mark, but oh my… when they do…
New Brazilian drama Reality Z is apparently a remake of the Channel 5 Charlie Brooker series Dead Set.
All 10 episodes of the HBO Max show Love Life are now available to stream (it’s on Stan in Australia). It’s incredibly beige and there’s better things to do with your time. The last four episodes, especially, were quite a slog.
F Is For Family (s4), Alone (s7), Kipo and The Age of Wonderbeasts (s2), RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars (s5)
A zombie apocalypse that imprisons participants and producers of a reality show called Olimpo, The House of the Gods. The studio becomes a shelter for those who seek salvation in Rio de Janeiro where chaos and hopelessness begin to rule.
David Tennant and Michael Sheen (playing themselves) were due to star in a production of 'Six Characters in Search of an Author' in the West End. The pandemic has put paid to that, but their director (Simon Evans - also playing himself) is determined not to let the opportunity pass him by. He knows how big a chance this is for him and turns his attention to cajoling his stars into rehearsing over the internet.
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