There is A LOT to watch this weekend. But that is also the case for the next few months.
The highlight is a new HBO Max series called Minx. It's a comedy set in the early 70s about a feminist launching a porn magazine featuring naked guys. The show is laugh out-loud funny, has some great characters, and is a very fun cast. Be warned, the first episode features a lot of penises.
Minx streams in Australia on Stan.
I loved this show and you can read my review of it on the ABW site:
Very watchable, but not especially good is the Apple TV+ biography drama WeCrashed about WeWork founder Adam Neumann. It stars Jared Leto and Anne Hathaway.
Like many folks this weekend, I'll be checking out the erotic thriller Deep Water starring Ben Affleck and Ana de Aramas. They really don't make movies like that anymore. Except, apparently they do. That's a Hulu film in the US, but on Amazon Prime Video elsewhere around the globe.
Mr Mayor (s02), Young Rock (s02), Bloods (s02)
Minx - HBO Max | Stan
Stars: Ophelia Lovibond, Jake Johnson, Idara Victor
In 1970s Los Angeles, an earnest young feminist joins forces with a low-rent publisher to create the first erotic magazine for women.
WeCrashed - Apple TV+
Stars: Jared Leto, Anne Hathaway, O-T Fagbenle
The greed-filled rise and inevitable fall of WeWork, one of the world's most valuable startups, and the narcissists whose chaotic love made it all possible.
Deep Water - Hulu | Amazon Prime Video
Stars: Ben Affleck, Ana de Armas, Tracy Letts
A well-to-do husband who allows his wife to have affairs in order to avoid a divorce becomes a prime suspect in the disappearance of her lovers.
DMZ - HBO Max | Binge
Stars: Rosario Dawson, Benjamin Bratt, Hoon Lee
A civil war breaks out in America and Manhattan becomes a demilitarized zone.
Lust - HBO Max
Stars: Sofia Helin, Julia Dufvenius, Anja Lundqvist
A group of friends in their 40s begin to worry about their sex lives when one of them, public health researcher Anette, conducts a study that shows that sex leads to better health.
NOTE: Lust is expected to debut in Australia on Binge at a date TBC.
Human Resources - Netflix
Stars: Aidy Bryant, Nick Kroll, Maya Rudolph
This workplace comedy pulls back the curtain on the daily lives of Hormone Monsters, Depression Kitties, Shame Wizards, and other creatures that help humans journey through every aspect of life from puberty to parenthood to the twilight years.
Eternally Confused and Eager For Love - Netflix
Stars: Vihann Samat
Guided by an imaginary wizard, an awkward and lonely 20-something struggles to get out of his own way in his quest to find a girlfriend.
Pedal To Metal / Dale Gas - Netflix
Stars: Gerardo Taracena, Benny Emmanuel, Andrés Delgado
After a race they drive in ends fatally, friends Kike and Noche flee to Mexico City to hide, rebuild their lives and escape danger - or at least try.
Welcome To Flatch - Fox
Stars: Chelsea Holmes, Sam Straley, Seann William Scott, Aya Cash
Follows a documentary crew, who go to a small town to study young adults and their current concerns. Their focus is the daily lives of cousins Kelly and Shrub Mallet and their idiosyncratic surroundings.
Funeral For a Dog - Sky Atlantic
Stars: Friedrich Mücke, Alina Tomnikov, Albrecht Schuch
The journalist Daniel Mandelkern travels to Italy to interview the famous but mysterious novelist Mark Svensson. In his remote lakeside estate, he finds himself entangled in an intriguing love story that ended in a mysterious death.
Holding - ITV
Stars: Conleth Hill, Siobhán McSweeney, Clinton Liberty
The story of Irish police officer, Sergeant PJ Collins, a gentle mountain of a man, who hides from people and fills his days with comfort food and half-hearted police work.
That's it for this week. Let's chat Monday.