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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 - 22 January 2021
Your weekly guide to the new and returning TV & movies to watch
A bit of a so-so week ahead of us for new shows, but there are some beloved shows returning. I’m very excited to see Kim’s Convenience and the Mitchell / Webb comedy Back returning.
If you’re keen on the Walker: Texas Ranger reboot now titled just ‘Walker’, set your expectations now. Expect way less ass-kicking and a lot more family drama. There’s a reason the show dropped ‘Texas Ranger’ from the title.
Feature film Losing Alice on Apple TV+ is probably the safest bet for the weekend, but worth a look will be the new Russell T Davies show It’s A Sin. Any Davies show is worth your time, but to date I’ve not seen a limited series by him with a series that ends anywhere near as compelling as the series began.
Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous (s02), Batwoman (s02), 9-1-1 (s04), 9-1-1: Lone Star (s02), All American (s03), Kim’s Convenience (s05), Riverdale (s05), Legacies (s02), Nancy Drew (s02), Back (s02), NCIS (s18), Grown-ish (s03), Young Sheldon (s04), Mom (s08), Call My Agent (s04), Busted (s03)
Stars: Jared Padalecki, Lindsey Morgan, Keegan Allen A widowed father returns to Austin after two years, attempting to reconnect with his children, navigate clashes with his family, and find common ground with his new partner, while growing increasingly suspicious of his wife's death.
Stars: Christine Chiu, Kevin Kreider, Kim Lee Follow LA's wildly wealthy Asian and Asian American fun seekers as they go all out with fabulous parties, glamour and drama in this reality series.
Daughter From Another Mother (Madre solo hay Dos) - Netflix
Stars: Ana Karina Guevara, Rocío Leal, Vicky Araico After finding out their babies were switched at birth, two women develop a plan to adjust to their new lives creating a single and very peculiar family.