Perhaps one of the Always Be Watching historians can verify it, but I believe today was only the third time in the history of ABW that the newsletter missed publication. Apologies to paid subscribers. And to the rest of you freeloading jackals - you're already getting a great deal. I still love you all, though.
Today did not go as planned. It involved getting up at 2am, a 10+ hour drive, a four-hour wait in a border town, and a McDonalds decision I couldn't regret more. And the greatest indignity: I still haven't watched the last two episodes of Hawkeye. That had been my long drive treat. Instead, here I am pushing out the a-few-hours-late Always Be Streaming newsletter.
The big show this week is undoubtedly Netflix's wildly popular The Witcher. But worth making time for is AMC+ Aussie vampire hunting show Firebite. Also flying under the radar is the post-apocalyptic drama Station Eleven - I'm yet to see it, but advance buzz is huge on it.
Quietly, fans of Superstore and The Office might be keen to check out creator Justin Spitzer's new show: American Auto.
The Witcher (s02), Aggretsuko (s04)
Firebite - AMC+
Station Eleven - HBO Max | Stan
Stars: Joe Pingue, Mackenzie Davis, Danielle Deadwyler
A post apocalyptic saga spanning multiple timelines, telling the stories of survivors of a devastating flu as they attempt to rebuild and reimagine the world anew while holding on to the best of what's been lost.
With Love - Amazon Prime Video
Stars: Emeraude Toubia, Mark Indelicato, Isis King
Follows the Diaz siblings, Lily and Jorge, who are on a mission to find love and purpose. The Diaz siblings cross paths with seemingly unrelated residents during some of the most heightened days of the year -the holidays.
MacGruber - Peacock
American Auto - NBC
Stars: Ana Gasteyer, Tye White, Harriet Dyer
The headquarters of a major American automotive company in Detroit, where a floundering group of executives try to rediscover the company identity amidst a rapidly changing industry.
Grand Crew - NBC
South Park: Post COVID: The Return of COVID - Paramount+
If Stan, Kyle and Cartman could just work together, they could go back in time to make sure Covid never happened and save Kenny's life. Traveling back to the past seems to be the easy answer until they meet Victor Chaos.
Swan Song - Apple TV+
Stars: Mahershala Ali, Naomie Harris, Awkwafina
In the near future, a terminally ill man explores a heart wrenching, emotionally complex solution to save his wife and son from grief by duplicating himself without them knowing.
That's it for this week. As always...