It is a mixed bag this week with some great new shows and some absolute trash. For a Leonard Elmore-influenced drama, you’d be hard-pressed to go past Jett. Carla Gugino is great in it and while it’s not quite as good as Elmore, it’ll scratch that itch for you.

City on a Hill has a lot of potential and with Tom Fontana (Homicide: Life On The Street, Oz) as showrunner, I’m interested to see how it develops. Euphoria is better than expected, but I found that enjoyment will really be connected to how interested you are in teen drama - my interest in the age bracket is waning.

Some late breaking news:

This afternoon came word that Bill Collins has passed away.

It is with deep sorrow we share the sad news that Australian entertainment icon, “Mr Movies” Bill Collins passed away peacefully in his sleep yesterday, June 20, 2019.

Bill was 84 and lived a life filled with love and devotion for and from his family. It was also filled with passion for movies and Hollywood and all the adventures and opportunities associated with his 55 year career in the entertainment industry.

As a kid I watched Collins presenting films from the Golden Years of Hollywood on the weekends and it was my first real exposure to the idea that film had a rich history that should be considered and preserved. It’s very sad to hear of his passing.


These are the notable new and returning shows that aired this week - meaning you can go right ahead and stream them now…

Top Gear (s27), Penn & Teller: Fool Us (s6), Ackerley Bridge (s3), The Detour (s4), Good Trouble (s2), Yellowstone (s3)


Jett - Cinemax (US)

Stars: Carla Gugino, Michael Aronov, Gus Halper

Fresh out of prison, world-class thief Daisy 'Jett' Kowalski is forced back into doing what she does best by dangerous and eccentric criminals determined to exploit her skills for their own ends.

[ Watch now - Cinemax ]

[ Watch now - Foxtel ]

Los Espookys - HBO (US)

Stars: Fred Armisen, Cassandra Ciangherotti, Ana Fabrega

A group of friends turn their love for horror into a peculiar business, providing horror to those who need it, in a dreamy Latin American country where the strange and eerie are just part of daily life.

[ Watch now - HBO ]

Euphoria - HBO (US)

Stars: Maude Apatow, Angus Cloud, Eric Dane

A look at life for a group of high school students as they grapple with issues of drugs, sex, and violence.

[ Watch now - HBO ]
[ Watch now - Foxtel ]

City on a Hill - Showtime (US)

Stars: Kevin Bacon, Aldis Hodge, Jonathan Tucker

In 1990s Boston, an assistant district attorney and a corrupt yet venerated FBI veteran work together to take on a case that grows to involve, and ultimately subvert, the entire criminal justice system of Boston.

[ Watch now - Showtime ]
[ Watch now - Stan ]

Grand Hotel - ABC (US)

Stars: Demián Bichir, Roselyn Sanchez, Denyse Tontz

A look at the professional and personal lives of people working at a family-run hotel in Miami Beach.

[ Watch now - ABC ]

Reef Break - ABC (US)

Stars: Melissa Bonne, Desmond Chiam, Poppy Montgomery

A thief-turned-fixer for the governor of an island paradise becomes enmeshed in fast-paced adventures with friends, enemies and lovers, including an FBI agent ex-husband, her imprisoned crime boss, and a police detective lover who is in over his head.

[ Watch now - ABC ]

Mr Iglesias - Netflix (US)

Stars: Gabriel Iglesias, Gloria Aung, Tucker Albrizzi

A good-natured high school history teacher tries to help gifted misfit kids at his alma mater.

[ Watch now - Netflix ]