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.

podcast:

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.


returning:

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


new:

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.