The week coming out of the US Thanksgiving has kept things pretty quiet. Two movies debuting on Netflix are the shining lights in an otherwise weak week of new offerings.

The Power of The Dog is the new Jane Campion film. With Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, and Jesse Plemons in lead roles, it should draw some interest. The film is being spoken of as part of the Oscars competition, so maybe worth watching if only for that.

Another film with Oscars buzz is the animated French mountain climbing epic The Summit of The Gods. I gave a rapturous write-up about that in the daily Always Be Watching newsletter this morning. There's one sequence that hits at about the 25 minute mark that is as thrilling as any live action sequence you've seen.

Fans of Money Heist will be keen to see that show is back on Netflix with its final run of episodes.

There's also a Sex & The City wannabe called Harlem on Amazon Prime Video. It puts four African American women in the lead roles and manages to completely mimic the Starz series Run The World, which debuted six months ago. I rather liked Run The World - it's the far better version of this sort of show. In Australia it streams on Stan.


This weekend marks the 40th anniversary of Canadian kids sketch comedy show You Can't Do That On Television debuting on Nickelodeon in the US. In the spirit of that, here's the banned episode of the show which focused on Adoption.

I believe that episodes of the show are available to stream in the US on Paramount+. There's no legitimate place for my Aussie brothers and sisters to see it, unfortunately.


It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (s15), Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous (s04), Money Heist (s05-2), Alex Rider (s02), Lost in Space (s03)


Harlem - Amazon Prime Video

Stars: Meagan Good, Jerrie Johnson, Grace Byers
A group of four friends follow their dreams after graduating from college together.

The Summit of The Gods - Netflix

Stars: Lazare Herson-Macarel (voice), Eric Herson-Macarel (voice), Damien Boisseau (voice)
A photojournalist's obsessive quest for the truth about the first expedition to Mt. Everest leads him to search for an esteemed climber who went missing.

The Power of The Dog - Netflix

Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons
Charismatic rancher Phil Burbank inspires fear and awe in those around him. When his brother brings home a new wife and her son, Phil torments them until he finds himself exposed to the possibility of love.

Zoey's Extraordinary Christmas - Roku | Stan

Stars: Jane Levy, Peter Gallagher
On her first holiday without her father, Zoey wants to create a magical Christmas for her family just like the ones Mitch used to do.

Queen of The Universe - Paramount+

Stars: Graham Norton, Leona Lewis, Trixie Mattel
Features drag queen contestants from 10 different countries, singing for the crown.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid - Disney+

Stars: Cyrus Arnold (voice), Braxton Baker(voice), Erica Cerra (voice)
Greg Heffley is an ambitious kid with an active imagination and big plans to be rich and famous. The problem is that he has to survive middle school first.

Mariah's Christmas: The Magic Continues - Apple TV+

Stars: Mariah Carey, Kirk Franklin, Khalid
Brings together Mariah Carey, Khalid and Kirk Franklin in a new holiday special to perform their new single, "Fall in Love at Christmas".

That's it for this week...