A daily newsletter guide to what is happening on your screens - TV, streaming, movies, games, VR, AR
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.
This is what you are watching this weekend: 31 May - 2 June 2019
Always Be Watching is by Dan Barrett whose drug of choice is 1996 NBC sitcoms
It’s incredible how much heat there is behind Chernobyl as a series right now. It seems like my Twitter feed has just lit up with people watching it. Meanwhile, I’m currently obsessing over the BBC drama Years and Years which is the most frightening TV show I’ve seen in years - set in the near future, it is striking just too close to every fear I have about where the world is going.
I’m also rewatching 30 Rock, which surprisingly holds up exceedingly well. A handful of references aside…
But here’s what is worth considering for your weekend viewing:
NEW & RETURNING
These are the notable new and returning shows that aired this week - meaning you can go right ahead and stream them now…
Returning Shows:Vida (s2), Animal Kingdom (s4), Wentworth (s7), Private Eyes (s3), Archer (s10), My Next Guest Needs No Introduction… (s2)
Based on the eponymous international bestseller by Richard Preston, The Hot Zone recounts the terrifying true story of the origins of the Ebola virus, a highly infectious, deadly virus from the central African rain forest and its first arrival on U.S. soil. In 1989, when this killer suddenly appears in chimpanzees in a scientific lab in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. -- a stone's throw away from the White House -- there is no known cure. A heroic U.S. Army veterinarian, working with a secret military SWAT team, puts herself in mortal peril when she tries to head off the outbreak before it spreads to the human population. The Hot Zone is a dramatic, hair-raising account of a rare and lethal virus and its impact on the human race.