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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 March 2021
Your weekly guide to the things you can watch on your TV. Or not watch them. I'm not the boss of you.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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