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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 - 31 July 2020
Your weekly guide to all of the new and returning shows from US | UK | Australia
There’s things to watch this week, even if it is a bit of a mixed bag. The new Disney+ Muppets show has gotten some good reviews and folks are excited to see The Umbrella Academy back for its second season.
Me? I’m going to try and figure out where I can see the new Charles Manson doco series from Epix: Helter Skelter: An American Myth.
Wynonna Earp (s4), Wentworth (s8), Last Chance U (s5), The Umbrella Academy (s2)
In July 2005, black teenager Anthony Walker was murdered by two white men in an unprovoked racist attack in a Liverpool park. He was just 18 years old. This film tells the story of how this talented young man's life might have turned out.
In the most comprehensive telling of the Manson Family yet told in a visual medium, Helter Skelter features never-before-accessed interviews from former family members and journalists first on the scene and in the courtroom, weaving these original narratives with archival footage and newly-unearthed images. It will upend what people think they know about this layered and complex story and cast an entirely new light on this Crime of the Century.
On the surface Kitty, Margot, Bree and Olivia appear to have nothing in common - but there's one passion which unites them: to expose injustice. They form their own secret society, DGM - they Don't Get Mad, they Get Even - playing anonymous pranks to expose bullies.
This is a comic book released this week. It looks wonderfully daffy.
It’s available to buy digitally via Comixology. You can also buy it as a physical book at your local comic book store. In Australia I recommend: Kings Comics in Sydney, Comics Etc in Brisbane, and All-Star Comics in Melbourne.
See you next week!
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