A daily newsletter guide to what is happening on your screens - TV, streaming, movies, games, VR, AR
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 - 20 November 2020
The Crown, Mank, and LEGO Star Wars will rule your weekend.
Right now all of my passion is wound up in The Crown - with the show setting its focus now on the younger generations of the family, the show is now in a really interesting place - it has evolved to reflect the changed cultural tone (intensified media scrutiny on the family, along with signifiers of the 80s like that great scene with Diana roller-skating through the palace listening to Duran Duran’s Girls on Film).
Tomorrow my brain shifts gears to fully embrace Mank. David Fincher’s Netflix film is playing in cinemas this weekend ahead of its streaming debut. If you have never seen it, make sure you watch Citizen Kane before you get to watching Mank. It’s a lot more entertaining than you probably realise.
The Crown (s4), The Blacklist (s8), The Neighborhood (s3), Bob Hearts Abishola (s2), All Rise (s2), Bull (s5), NCIS (s18), FBI (s3), FBI: Most Wanted (s2), For Life (s2), A Million Little Things (s3), Animaniacs (s6)
Stars: A.J. LoCascio, Anthony Daniels, Ben Prendergast Rey leaves her friends to prepare for Life Day as she sets off on an adventure to gain a deeper knowledge of the Force. At a mysterious temple, she is hurled into a cross-timeline adventure. Will she make it back in time for Life Day?
Stars: John Jack, Vanessa Hudgens, Sam Palladio When Duchess Margaret unexpectedly inherits the throne to Montenaro and hits a rough patch with Kevin, it's up to her double Stacy to save the day before a new lookalike, party girl Fiona foils their plans.
A four-part documentary series that explores the many surprisingly unexamined aspects of the Reagan White House, and how Nancy Reagan's paper-doll image was at odds with the power she ultimately wielded throughout her husband's presidency.
Stars: James Krishna Floyd, Jo Ben Ayed, Julia Faure A family grieves the death of their daughter in a suicide bombing. Meanwhile, her brother suspects she is still alive after glimpsing her in a news report and sets off to find her in the Middle East.
Join the newsletter to receive the latest updates in your inbox.