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)
Da 5 Bloods - Netflix [movie]
Stars: Chadwick Boseman, Jean Reno, Paul Walter Hauser, Delroy Lindo
Four African-American vets battle the forces of man and nature when they return to Vietnam seeking the remains of their fallen Squad Leader and the gold fortune he helped them hide.
I May Destroy You - HBO
Stars: Michaela Coel, Weruche Opia, Paapa Essiedu
When a carefree woman from London finds out her drink is spiked with a date-rape drug, she begins to question her entire self.
Curon - Netflix
Stars: Ezio Abbate, Ivano Fachin, Giovanni Galassi
A woman returns to her childhood home in northern Italy, which triggers terrifying hauntings.
Reality Z - Netflix
Stars: Ravel Andrade, Carla Ribas, Ana Hartmann
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.
Staged - BBC One
Stars: David Tennant, Michael Sheen, Georgia Moffett
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.