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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.
What to watch this weekend: 20 - 22 September 2019
Always Be Watching is by Dan Barrett who will always be there for you.
It is another quiet week this week, but as I mentioned in last week’s newsletter, it is the quiet before the TV-fueled storm.
I’ve been watching The Crown - I have the second season finale to watch this weekend. What amazes me about the show is that Peter Morgan’s writing is so incredibly smart and the performances are all rich. And the show is gorgeous. But the opening credit sequence and theme are so exceptionally dull. It baffles me every-time I press play.
Something else that I watched last night: Friends. Now, it isn’t the first time I have watched the show. But in the 90s I was a Seinfeld guy. Friends was fine, but wasn’t for me. Cut to 2019 and I’m trawling streaming services to find older sitcoms on a regular basis and it only dawns on me this week that if I’m looking for a perfectly fine sitcom from the era, I should give Friends a proper look. I’ve only watched the first episode, but there was something so comforting about the theme song on my screen.
The brand new Always Be Watching Podcast is now available to download. Dan and Chris discuss:
Matrix Reloaded and Matrix Revolutions
It: Chapter 2
You can listen to the podcast on your favourite podcast apps, or listen to it via the web HERE.
Murdoch Mysteries (s13), Frankie Drake Mysteries (s3), American Horror Story (s9), Black Jesus (s4)
Zach Galifianakis and his oddball crew take a road trip to complete a series of high-profile celebrity interviews and restore his reputation. Celebrity cameos include: Matthew Mcconaughey, Will Ferrell, Peter Dinklage, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Rudd, Tiffany Haddish, Jon Hamm, David Letterman, Jason Schwartzman, Adam Scott, John Cho, Chance the Rapper, Rashida Jones, Hailee Steinfeld, John Legend, Chrissy Teigen, and Tessa Thompson.