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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 - 3 September 2021
The new and returning shows that will keep you on the couch this weekend.
It's a pretty huge week for returning shows people have been hanging out to see.
In regards to new shows, however, I'm jazzed to have finally seen Only Murders in The Building. Any show that has Steve Martin and Martin Short immediately has my attention and I found the first three episodes released mid-week on Disney+ to be charming and delightfully daffy. It met expectations.
This weekend is the start of what will be a full-on week of 9/11 documentaries. I'm not sure how much I want to re-live any of that, but I am curious about the Netflix movie Worth. Starring Michael Keaton, the film is about the lawyer who administered the Sept. 11th Victim Compensation Fund (a govt-sanctioned fund that was designed to financially compensate the families of the victims of the terrorist attacks, while protecting the airlines from being sued out of existence). It's apparently pretty dry in execution, but US critics have said it is moving.
Code 404 (s02), AP Bio (s04), What We Do In The Shadows (s03), Grantchester (s06), Back To Life (s02), Money Heist (s05)
Turning Point: 9/11 and the War on Terror - Netflix
Chronicling events of Sept. 11, 2001, with interviews from administration officials, ex-CIA members, U.S. veterans, Afghanistan National Army soldiers, Taliban commanders, Afghan government officials, Afghan warlords, Afghan civilians and survivors.
Happier Than Ever: A Love Letter to Los Angeles - Disney+
Grammy Award-winning and chart-topping artist Billie Eilish will make her Disney+ debut with "Happier than Ever: A Love Letter to Los Angeles," a cinematic concert experience.
That's it for this week. Be safe. Let's be careful out there.
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