It’s a quiet week on the ol’ ABW homestead. Lots of things debuting, only a few really worthy of chatting about.

The brand new Superman and Lois show - it’s fine. The show has ambition to match the spirit of Friday Night Lights and doesn’t quite get there. But also - at least it has that ambition. It’s a bit better than most of the DC superhero shows on the air, but it’s too talky with zero subtlety and that’s very much to its detriment.

Also, Tom & Jerry launches on HBO Max this weekend. Here in Australia, we’re waiting for the Easter school holidays for its release on the 1st of April.

The show that will probably get the most buzz over Twitter this week will be the Gilmore Girls wannabe on Netflix Ginny & Georgia.

VIDEO] 'Ginny and Georgia' Trailer: Netflix Dramedy, Brianna Howey | TVLine

podcast:

This week on the Screen Watching podcast Dan and Simon review the new show Superman and Lois, and movies Blackbird, and Boss Level. Simon has a chat with the Ocean Film Festival director Jemima Robinson. Oh, and there’s some chat about the news of the week: the launch of Star, the Woody v Farrow doco series, confirmation on Zack Snyder’s Justice League, and a chat about the timeliness of the new series Kevin Can F**k Himself.

Listen on: Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Pocketcasts, and all the usual places you listen to your pods.

returning:

Snowfall (s04), Unforgotten (s04), When The Heart Calls (s08)


new:

Superman & Lois - The CW | Binge

Stars: Tyler Hoechlin, Elizabeth Tulloch, Alex Garfin
Follow the world's most famous super hero and comic books' most famous journalist as they deal with all the stress, pressures, and complexities that come with being working parents in today's society.

Ginny & Georgia - Netflix

Stars: Brianne Howey, Antonia Gentry, Diesel La Torraca
Ginny Miller, an angsty fifteen-year-old, often feels more mature than her thirty-year-old mother, the irresistible and dynamic Georgia Miller.

Punky Brewster - Peacock | Stan

Stars: Soleil Moon Frye, Lauren Lindsey Donzis, Quinn Copeland
A follow-up series to the 1980s sitcom about a young foster child named Punky. Now she's grown up with kids of her own.

Brian Regan: On The Rocks - Netflix

Comedian Brian Regan is trying to understand the absurdities around him.  In this second Netflix special launching Feb 23, the legendary comedian confronts his befuddlement with animals, people, dinner parties, Reiki healers, and his recent realization that he has O.C.D.

Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry - Apple TV+

Teenage singer-songwriter Billie Eilish rises to stardom as she navigates life on the road, on stage, and at home with her family.

Crazy About Her - Netflix

Stars: Álvaro Cervantes, Luis Zahera, Susana Abaitua
After a magical night together, Adri voluntarily turns himself into the psychiatric institution where Carla lives.

Bigfoot Family- Netflix

Stars: Kylian Trouillard, Alexis Victor, Marie Chevalot
Follow up to Son of Bigfoot: Father uses his new fame to fight against an Alaska oil company but when he disappears the son, the mother, a raccoon and a bear head North to rescue him.

Pelé - Netflix

Looks back at the extraordinary 12-year period in which Pelé, the only man to win three World Cup titles, went from young superstar in 1958 to national hero in 1970; a radical yet turbulent era in Brazil’s history.

Canine Intervention - Netflix

Canine Intervention follows renowned Oakland dog trainer, Jas Leverette, as he runs one of the top dog training facilities in California. Cali K9 works with all breeds and are confident in being able to correct any type of behavior issue. There is no dog they can’t help and they’ve never turned a dog away. Using his unique training methods and techniques, each episode will feature Jas as he works with a variety of dogs and their owners to fix their obedience and behavior issues.

Tom & Jerry - HBO Max

Stars: Chloë Grace Moretz, Michael Peña, Colin Jost
Adaptation of the classic Hanna-Barbera property, which reveals how Tom and Jerry first meet and form their rivalry.


That’s it for this week. Let’s be careful out there.