It’s a long-weekend here in Australia with a holiday on Monday. It’s actually my favourite public holiday: the Queen’s Birthday. I love it because it’s so meaningless.

This gives extended hours of TV viewing this week. Some things you should know:

  • The biggest shows this week are all returning series - the final seasons of both 13 Reasons Why and Fuller House.
  • The show  I’m most keen to watch is new Aussie dramatic comedy Operation Buffalo. It’s from Rake creator Peter Duncan, so that should give you an idea of the type of comedy we’re in for.

Dirty John returns for a second season, but is really just in name only. It’s an entirely new story with new leads: Amanda Peet and Christian Slater.


13 Reasons Why (s4), Dirty John (s2), Ramy (s2), Fuller House (s5-B), Queer Eye (s5)


The Last Days of American Crime - Netflix [movie]

Stars: Michael Pitt, Sharlto Copley, Edgar Ramírez, Anna Brewster

Two men and a woman plan the heist of the century before a government-broadcast signal wipes out crime forever.  Based on the Rick Remender comic series.

Choked: Paisa Bolta Hai - Netflix [movie]

Stars: Saiyami Kher, Rajshri Deshpande, Amruta Subhash

A bank employee weighed down by her jobless husband's debts — and her own broken dreams — finds a secret source of seemingly unlimited cash in her home.

Alex Rider - Amazon Prime Video

Stars: Otto Farrant, Ronke Adekoluejo, Brenock O'Connor

When Alex Rider learns that his Uncle Ian was killed in the line of duty as a British spy – and not a car accident like he's been told – everything changes for this otherwise normal teen.

Operation Buffalo - ABC (Australia)

Stars: Ewen Leslie, Jessica De Gouw, James Cromwell

In Maralinga, South Australia, at the height of the Cold War, at a remote army base carrying out British nuclear testing, paranoia runs rife and nuclear bombs are not the only things being put to the test.


To infinity and beyond! This week on the Always Be Watching podcast:

  • Dan and Chris want to get boots on the moon as they talk about the new Steve Carell comedy Space Force - the critics hate it... Chris really digs it.
  • Dan watched the buzzy new doco Spaceship Earth - spoiler alert: it's not really about people on a spaceship. They were on Earth all along.
  • Chris raves about new animated comedy Central Park.
  • And then the guys wrap up the reviewing portion of this podcast by talking about TV's most basic romcom: Love Life.

And then they quiz.

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