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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.
ABW - Easter weekend TV Guide 09 April 2020
It's a long weekend - so get ready to be intimate with the couch
Every Friday you can expect an Always Be Watching TV Guide in your inbox with a list of all the new and returning shows that are available for you to watch over the weekend. With the Easter long weekend, the guide is being published this week on a Thursday afternoon, so some of these shows may not be available to watch immediately - you might have to wait until Friday.
Here’s what you need to keep in mind for this weekend:
Bosch returns for its 6th season on Amazon Prime. It’s a great, old-school cop drama that really does a great job at bringing crime fiction to TV in a way that feels like a crime novel.
Fans of Adventure Time might want to check out The Midnight Gospel on Netflix. It’s from the same creator Pendleton Ward.
There’s a whole bunch of new shows that launched this week on Quibi - I’ve included below the big scripted shows.
The highest profile Netflix movie is Tigertail. It’s written and directed by Alan Yang (Master of None, Parks & Recreation, Little America) and based loosely on the stories his parents told him of their immigration to the US. If you liked Master of None, this is definitely worth a look.
New Netflix comedy Brews Brothers is a series from real-life brothers Jeff Schaffer (creator of The League and regular co-writer on Curb Your Enthusiasm), and Greg Shaffer (That 70s Show). If you’re a fan of The League, this is going to be similar - expect crude jokes and bad behaviour. (I’m very much there for this)
The Good Fight is back for its 4th season. It debuts on CBS All Access in the US. In Australia, where it airs on SBS, it has been delayed. I suspect that this is related to the fact that it will be an incomplete season - filming was interrupted due to production shutdowns related to the stupid virus. It’s a show that is often very reflective of real world issues, so I’d be very surprised if The Good Fight doesn’t end its last few episodes with a strong commentary on the COVID-19 shutdown.
Bosch (s6), Cardinal (s4), The Bureau (s5), The Last OG (s3), Bloom (s2), The Good Fight (s4)
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