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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 - May 22, 2020
Your weekly guide to pressing play on your Netflix box.
Here’s what you need to know for your viewing this weekend:
The Great is a costumed period comedy. And if that sounds like the sort of thing that might put you to sleep, still give this one a look. I think you’ll be surprised at how laugh out-loud funny it is. The Great is tremendously dirty and wild. I loved it.
A lot of you will probably check out The Lovebirds on Netflix this weekend. I haven’t seen it yet, but it’s apparently a predictable, by the numbers comedy. Maybe it’s the comfort TV you need this week. I sure do.
There’s a quarantine special episode of Mythic Quest on Apple TV+ debuting today. I’m curious, but my tolerance for quarantine-themed TV peaked weeks ago. I do like this show, though.
Homecoming is back for season 2 on Amazon Prime Video. The first season of the show was stellar. Really incredible TV. The creative team have largely moved on, so don’t expect it to be more of the same. But… maybe they’ll surprise us?
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Set in 1880s Ireland in the Victorian era heyday of 'postmortem photography' the six-episode period drama follows a renowned memorial photographer who is drawn into a series of apparent murders which appear to be linked to his work.
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