Five thoughts on the TV of the week:

  1. Dominic West in no way looks or feels like Prince Charles in season 5 of The Crown. It's the one casting mis-step that I feel like the series has made to date.
  2. Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet launched with a little bit of buzz a few years ago. Hampered mostly by that title, I feel it was a show with goodwill. But cut to 2022 and it just feels like the pandemic has stood in the way of the bit of momentum it had.
  3. Hugo Blick (The Honourable Woman) is the creative behind new Amazon series The English, which immediately makes the show a must-watch. Even if you might take your time getting around to it.
  4. An Elvis Mitchell-hosted Netflix doco about 1970s African American cinema? Yes please. Is That Black Enough For You? is going straight to the top of my queue.
  5. Australia is on a delay to see new episodes of The Good Fight. The final episode debuted in the US two days ago and it kills me that I am yet to see it. But tonight it all comes to an end. Today's a tough one for me...


The Crown (s05), Two Doors Down (s06), Warrior Nun (s02), Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet (s03)


Dangerous Liaisons - Starz

Stars: Alice Englert, Nicholas Denton
Book-smart Célène falls for bad boy Tristan at her new Biarritz high school, unaware that she's part of a cruel bet he's made with social media queen Vanessa.

The English - Amazon Prime Video

Stars: Emily Blunt, Rafe Spall
In the Powder River region of Wyoming, cattle baron and English gentleman Thomas Trafford, despite being the first European to enter the region, is struggling to maintain his empire against the homesteader 'invasion'.

The Calling - Peacock

Stars: Jeff Wilbusch, Juliana Canfield
THE CALLING tells the story of NYPD Detective Avraham Avraham, whose belief in mankind is his superpower when it comes to uncovering the truth.

Transformers: EarthSpark - Paramount+

Stars: Alan Tudyk, Danny Pudi
Introducing a new generation of Transformers robots called Terrans, the first Transformers robots to be born on Earth; together with the humans who welcome them in and care for them, they'll redefine what it means to be a family.

Don't Leave - Netflix

Stars: Burak Deniz, Dilan Cicek
Semih's girlfriend suddenly breaks up with him. In search of answers about their relationship, he must soon confront what he had long ignored.

Is That Black Enough For You? - Netflix

Film critic Elvis Mitchell examines the craft and power of African American films released from the landmark era of the 1970s.

Mammals - Amazon Prime Video

Stars: Sally Hawkins, J*mes C*rden
The story of a Michelin-starred chef whose world implodes when he discovers shocking secrets about his pregnant wife.

That's it for the newsletter this week. It'll be back next week. Unlike The Good Fight. *sob*