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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 - 27 August 2021
A Stephen King adaptation starring Adrien Brody and a She's All That remake. What a weekend you're in for!
In the before times, it felt like every week was getting to be jam-packed with an abundance of content. And then things slowed right down. Looking at this week, it feels like we're getting back to a world of peak content.
The new series *I* enjoyed the most was the moody Stephen King series Chapelwaite, starring Adrien Brody. It's set in 1850-something and is a very traditional-looking horror with women wearing bonnets, candle-lit trips down to the cellar and wandering around the estate, etc. There's nothing revolutionary about it, but it does what it does very well and Adrien Brody is compelling as always.
But, let's be honest - I know all you're going to be watching this weekend is the Netflix She's All That movie remake He's All That. The first one was pretty radical at the time with its creation of a world where men would find Rachel Leigh Cook attractive. Can you even imagine?
The Walking Dead (s11), The Talking Dead (s10), Wentworth (s09), Work in Progress (s02), Brittania (s03), American Horror Story (s10), Archer (s12), The Other Two (s02), See (s02), Supergirl (s06), Pen15 (Animated special), Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian Making of the Season Two Finale (special), Evil (s02-B)
Stars: Adrien Brody, Emily Hampshire, Jennifer Ens In the 1850s, Captain Charles Boone relocates his family to his ancestral home in the small, sleepy town of Preacher's Corners. Charles will soon have to confront the secrets of his family's history and fight to end the darkness.
Stars: Maria Wawreniuk, Ignacy Liss, Michal Sikorski Julka ends up in an amnesia treatment center after she loses her family. When she begins to have strange dreams that will become too real for her, she wonders if the place where she is is the one she thought it was so far.