Can you hear that deafening silence? Without a handful of big, buzzy series like WandaVision in the past few months, the TV landscape has been very quiet. COVID really has TV at a trickle now as the cupboards start getting increasingly empty.

With that in mind, I want to hear some suggestions from you. Over the past 2-3 years Netflix, Amazon, and the other streamers have had an avalanche of series. What under-seen shows do you think people should take a moment to go back and check out? Leave a comment on this post on the ABW website. Or if you get this by email, hit reply and give me some suggestions. I *will* be featuring them in upcoming newsletters.


Hit play on this week’s podcast for reviews of Fisk, Then Came You, Dealer, and Judas, and The Black Messiah.

You’ll also hear some news. And there’s a competition giveaway for sports movie The Grizzlies.

Listen on: Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Pocketcasts, and all the usual places you listen to your pods.


Paradise PD (s03), Good Girls (s04), Pennyworth (s02), Station 19 (s04), A Million Little Things (s03)


Yes Day - Netflix

Stars: Jennifer Garner, Edgar Ramírez, Jenna Ortega
Allison and Carlos decide to give their three kids a "yes day", where for 24 hours the kids make the rules.

Dealer - Netflix

Stars: Abdramane Diakite, Mohamed Boudouh, Sébastien Houbani
A music video director tries to film Tony, a charismatic but unpredictable drug gang leader wanting to break into the rap music scene. His work reveals the hidden, true face of drug dealing, while he gets caught in a bloody gang war.

The One - Netflix

Stars: Stephen Campbell Moore, Olivia Chenery, Lois Chimimba
Love -- and lies -- spiral when a DNA researcher helps discover a way to find the perfect partner, and creates a bold new matchmaking service.

Bombay Begums- Netflix

Stars: Pooja Bhatt, Shahana Goswami, Amruta Subhash
Set in contemporary urban India, five women, across generations, wrestle with desire, ethics, personal crises and vulnerabilities to own their ambition.

Cherry - Apple TV+

Stars: Tom Holland, Ciara Bravo, Jack Reynor
An Army medic suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder becomes a serial bank robber after an addiction to drugs puts him in debt.

Making Their Mark - Amazon Prime Video

Players and executives from six AFL teams are in pursuit of the ultimate goal of an AFL Grand Final victory.

Generation - HBO Max

Stars: Chloe East, Haley Sanchez, Lukita Maxwell
Ensemble dramedy centering on a group of high school students exploring their sexuality in a modern world.

Bloods - Sky One

Stars: Nicki Vickery, Peter Guiney, Manorma Joisi
When tough-acting loner Maleek (Kayo) is paired with over-friendly divorcee Wendy, their partnership looks dead on arrival. But pretty soon they're giving each other life support.

That’s it for this week. Let’s be careful out there.