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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 TV Guide 21 - 23 Feb 2020
Helping you through the weekend.
Here’s what you need to know about TV this week:
Reviews have been middling on the new Amazon Prime Video show Hunters. It is a 70s-era show about a team of Nazi hunters in New York. I really liked it and its obvious pulpy/70s exploitation movie qualities, but a lot of critics have been middling on it. It’s not for everyone, it seems.
There’s a new UK drama that stars David Schwimmer in it called Intelligence. I feel like there has been about 30-odd shows called Intelligence over the past decade titled Intelligence. None of them have been memorable.
The hidden gem of the week might be Queen Sono on Netflix. It’s an action adventure show made in South Africa that looks like great fun (if you’re into action genre fare). I haven’t watched it yet, but it has one heck of a trailer.
A diverse band of Nazi hunters living in 1977 New York City discover hundreds of high-ranking Nazi officials are conspiring to create a Fourth Reich in the U.S. The eclectic team will set out on a bloody quest to bring them to justice.
Based on the digital series of the same title, Gentefied centers on three cousins who band together to keep their Grandfather's popular Boyle Heights taco shop in business as the neighborhood becomes more gentrified.
Ashley Garcia, the world's only 15-and-a-half-year-old robotics engineer and rocket scientist, gets the chance to work for NASA. She moves across the country to live with her Uncle Victor, a pro football player turned high school coach.