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Your must-read guide to the TV shows and movies of the past week.
Here’s what you need to know about TV this week:
The best TV show out right now is Killers of The Flower Moon. Unfortunately Martin Scorsese forgot to break it up into multiple parts and, I guess, Apple were too polite to say anything. So instead they released it as a movie in cinemas and it is too long and should have been a TV show.
The most overlooked show of the week is the rather good Fellow Travellers. A Showtime/Paramount+ show, it stars Matt Bomer and Jonathan Bailey as two guys who fall in love in the 50s. Through the show we see their relationship over the course of four decades, leading into the 80s and the AIDS epidemic.
Fellow Travellers does two things very well:
1) It depicts a very relatable DC-based romance that is under threat from McCarthyism.
2) It really delivers to TV a very hot and heavy gay relationship, with the entire show predicated on an audience’s deep desire for the two leads. You’ll likely enjoy the show just fine if you aren’t sexually attracted to men. But, gosh, if you’re into them, this show really delivers in terms of on-screen sex scenes, but also in terms of audience-bait constructed desire.
Oh, also know that Fellow Travellers has nothing at all to do with Matt Bomer’s very-quickly-cancelled 2007 show Traveler. Anyone looking to find out what happened to Will Traveler in this new show will be sorely disappointed.
Pluto is an anime reimagining of The Greatest Robot on Earth arc from the manga Astro Boy. I’ve never read or seen Astro Boy at any point in my life (really!), but reading this rapturous review at Paste has me pretty interested.
Just an FYI, if you are one of the many new people to subscribe to Always Be Watching, you might not know that each week I send out this bonus edition which lists all the scripted TV shows and movies that debuted on streaming over the past week. (Or at least, I list those I find listings for). It’s a good way to stay on top of what has debuted, but it also gives you a guide on what you might want to watch yourself over the weekend.
I offer a few thoughts about the releases, as I did above. But for the full-listings, I save those for the beyond lovely folk that spend the very modest amount I ask of my supporters (AUS$37 a year). Imagine how exciting the content is behind the paywall…
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