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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.
Watch This: New TV for 17-23 September
TV ready for you to stream this weekend
Three things worth a look this weekend. Sorry For Your Loss is a much-hyped drama starring Elizabeth Olsen and the indisputable star of Star Wars: The Last JediKelly Marie Tran that you can watch via the relatively new Facebook Watch platform. Episodes run just under half an hour each.
The show everyone will be talking about over the weekend though is Maniac on Netflix. Reviews have been glowing for this Emma Stone / Jonah Hill series. I’ve been reluctant to watch the trailer or read too much about it, but the buzz is huge on this.
And lost in that buzz is Tony Danza returning to TV in the Netflix original The Good Cop. It’s a very traditional TV show, which isn’t entirely a bad thing.
And speaking of traditional drama… is it weird that I am as enthused as I am about next week’s Magnum PI reboot debuting?
The sudden death of her husband upends and transforms every relationship in Leigh Shaw's life. It also forces her to realize there was a lot about her husband that she didn't know.
Watch:Netflix Stars:Jonah Hill, Emma Stone, Billy Magnussen, Sonoya Mizuno Annie Landsberg and Owen Milgrim, two strangers drawn to the late stages of a mysterious pharmaceutical trial, each for their own reasons. Annie's disaffected and aimless, fixated on broken relationships with her mother and her sister; Owen, the fifth son of wealthy New York industrialists, has struggled his whole life with a disputed diagnosis of schizophrenia.
Neither of their lives have turned out quite right, and the promise of a new, radical kind of pharmaceutical treatment - a sequence of pills its inventor, Dr. James K. Mantleray, claims can repair anything about the mind, be it mental illness or heartbreak - draws them and ten other strangers to the facilities of Neberdine Pharmaceutical and Biotech for a three-day drug trial that will, they're assured, with no complications or side-effects whatsoever, solve all of their problems, permanently.
Watch: NBC (US) Stars:Sarayu Blue, Paul Adelstein, Aisling Bea Emet is the perfect mom, boss, wife, friend and daughter. Okay, she's not perfect. In fact, she's just figuring it out like the rest of us. Sure, she feels bad when she has a sexy dream about someone other than her husband, David, or when she pretends not to know her kids, Lily and Louie, when they misbehave in public, or when she uses her staff to help solve personal problems. But nobody can have it all without making a few mistakes - and Emet's realizing that as long as she doesn't become her mother, it's all going to work out pretty great.
Playing For Keeps is an exciting series about the women behind the men we barrack for on the footy field. Affairs, business opportunities, fashion, groupies, harassment, racism, sexism, and an absurd amount of fun, it's a world we've read about. Now we're allowed inside.
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