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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 you'll be watching this weekend: 26-28 July 2019
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It is an interesting week for fans of genre TV. The big release of the week has been the series revival of Veronica Mars. Technically its fourth season, it is a fairly standalone season of TV (I’ve included it below as a new series). There’s certainly minor references to seasons gone by, but there’s nothing that would prevent anyone from understanding what’s going on. And I enjoyed the heck out of the season. It is smart, easy to watch TV.
Sci-fi fans might get a kick out of Another Life. I don’t think the show is mature enough with its storytelling to succeed with the ideas it keeps skirting around exploring, but it is watchable.
And then there’s the debut of Amazon Prime Video’s The Boys - it’s an incredibly dark, adult, filthy show about superheroes. And I am absolutely here for it.
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Veronica Mars used to be the popular girl with the cool friends and the jock boyfriend. A series of personal and family traumas have made her an outcast - albeit one with a sarcastic side and a snarky sense of humor. Now, she helps her private investigator father dig into the lives of the rich and famous in the messed-up town of Neptune, Calif.