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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 Watching - 25 October 2018
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Every morning I wake up, get ready for work, walk my dogs, and spend about 30-40 minutes going through the TV/screen culture news of the day to put together the ABW newsletter. Yesterday was no different, but there was one crucial difference - when I hit send, I apparently didn’t select to send it to Everyone, instead it just went to a handful of the ABW subscribers. So, for those who missed out yesterday, I apologise. You can read yesterday’s newsletter HERE though.
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Part of the problem was that she sometimes felt so alone. When she had misgivings about a scene, was uncomfortable or cold, or felt too naked — physically or emotionally — in between takes, it was always up to her to say so, right there in front of everyone. Like many actors, she didn’t want to disappoint the people she worked with or to seem like she was complaining. Over the years, she’d often resigned herself to taking the path of least resistance, even if it took a toll on her.
Indiewire has this very strong review of The Bodyguard, the BBC drama that has just debuted on Netflix and will be the talk of everyone this weekend who isn’t watching Chilling Adventures of Sabrina or playing Red Dead Redemption 2.
Emmy winner The Marvelous Mrs Maisel returns to Amazon on 5 December. Here’s the season 2 trailer:
If you’re anything like my wife, you spend every waking moment wondering what I am watching on my Oculus Go headset. I’m positive this is true. Now, just like Mrs Always Be Watching, you can now watch your partners/friends/housemates in-headset experience with the introduction of screen mirroring.
There are plenty of movies on Netflix. But it feels like Netflix have a bona fide movie launching on its service now with Sandra Bullock’s new film Bird Box launching on platform 21 December. It would be interesting to see the service attempt a Boxing Day release.
Look, I will tell you, after 17 fucking years, and as soon as the cameras turn off, and the crew will be sitting around and we’re having a cocktail, I fucking pinch myself because I cannot fucking believe that I get to see this or do this.
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