Saturday , June 25 2022

The TV shows you've been waiting for are finally here


No matter what your poison is, there is something for you this week.

Horror? Yes thank you. Cheesy drama? Verify. Spy thriller? Definitely. Aussie quiz show? Got you covered.

It's a snare of television choices, so cancel your plans and do not forget to see your friends ever again – (which is good, because they just want to talk about their kids anyway and who needs it?).


(Fox Showcase at Foxtel – Monday November 12 at 8:30 pm, then Foxtel Now)

Scream Queen Jane Levy

Scream Queen Jane Levy

Aussie horror fans have been clamoring for castle stone since it fell in the US in July. Well, it's finally (at last!) Here.

The 10-piece horror anthology is based on Stephen Kings characters and settings and all takes place in or near Castle Rock, Maine, which produces many other worldly go-on-king along with J.J. Abrams and five others.

Andre Holland is playing a criminal lawyer who disappeared and returned under mysterious circumstances while Bill Skarsgard plays an inmate at Shawshank Penitentiary. Jane Levy plays a character that is niche of Jack Torrance (from The brilliant).

Skarsgard was of course Pennywise last year THE and Sissy Spacek presents as someone who definitely is not Carrie.

There are obvious references to the king's creations over the years but there are also many deep cut easter eggs for the diehard fan. Cooling.


(Netflix – Friday November 16th from 19:00 AEDT)

Pupper !!

Pupper !!

Whoever says they do not like dogs has no place in your life. These adorable pooches are not only good for hugs and playtime, they fill a place in your soul that nothing else can do.

Netflix counts exactly this kind of doggo devotion with this globetrotting docuseries celebrating the deep, loving relationship between humans and dogs. Each of the six episodes is set in another place – USA, Costa Rica, Berlin, Lake Como, Japan, New York – and about different people.

In the first episode, a young girl with epilepsy meets her first service dog, a tune named Rory who will be able to detect an attack and warn other people. Another story is about a Syrian refuge called Ayham, who is desperate to be reunited with his husky, Zeus.

Helmed by Oscar-nominated documentary producers, these simple stories of salvation and joy dogs come to us, dogs is just the kind of series that makes you happy in a dark world.


(BBC first on Foxtel and Download – Wednesday November 14 at. 20:30)

They really loved the late 1970's

They really loved the late 1970's

Following the successful success of Night the boss, it is no surprise that the producers turned to another John Le Carre novel, The Little Drummer Girl, for his next project. It is a star-studded production with headlining.

Seen in the late 1970s, the story follows an Israeli spy chief (Shannon), who in his jealousy to stop a Palestinian terrorist named Khalil from bombing more Jewish goals throughout Europe challenges an undercover mission.

He recruits a young radical English actor named Charlie (Pugh) to infiltrate Khalil's network in a dangerous operation run by Gadi (Skarsgard).

A pulsating espionage thriller, miniseries was directed by Park Chan wook with superlative production values, tight planning and good performance.


(Netflix – Friday November 16th from 19:00 AEDT)

Graceless and Frank

Graceless and Frank

In a big deviation from the wet play socks, he is known for producer Chuck Lorre (Big Bang theory, Two and a half men) Kominsky Method can be described as more a drama with comic elements. There is also a single camera production instead of the multi-cam studio setup Lorre usually traffics in.

Co-starring Michael Douglas, whose star power and screen presence you just can not deny, and Alan Arkin, The Kominsky Method is a dissertation on aging, relevance and the restoring power of lifelong friendship.

The views start a bit slowly and there are too many boring scenes with Douglas character Sandy, an actor teaching his students. But there is a heart to it and its relationships, especially between Sandy and Norman (Arkin), his friend and agent.


(Netflix – Friday November 16th from 19:00 AEDT)

There has not been a more Coen-y-ram like this one

There has not been a more Coen-y-ram like this one

When Ballad of Buster Scruggs was originally thought, it was announced as the Coen Brothers' prediction on television – and why not everyone else does it – a six-part anthology animations. But when it was finally finished, it had been littered like a movie.

Now an anthology of six short films, Ballad of Buster Scruggs is a series of stories from the American border (coens love a western). One of the stories is about a "sharpshooting songster" while another presents Tom Waits as a goldprospector.

The film often stars Co's collaborator Tim Blake Nelson as an eponymous character, along with Liam Neeson, Stephen Root, Zoe Kazan, Brendan Gleeson, Tyne Daly, David Krumholtz, Saul Rubinek and James Franco.


(SBS – Monday 12 November at 19:30, then SBS On Demand)

These kids are definitely smarter than you

These kids are definitely smarter than you

In a world where ignorance prevails, it is so good that some people still value knowledge, even if they are children – or perhaps especially because they are children. Sure, most adults would find a boring childhood annoying or threatening but they are also kinda inspiring.

SBS's new "quiz show" is not like a game show you'll find on one of the commercial networks – it's trying to promote friendship and not just cutthroat competition – when you consider the participants to be seven to twelve years old, pitting them against each other can Get bullied, fast.

Hosted by Susan Carland, the show looks like crown Australia's brightest child from a mathematical field, lateral thinker, a child who jumped over three degrees and a 10-year-old who was admitted to Mensa at two years of age.

A million small things

(Channel 10 Wednesday November 14 at 21.30, then on 10 games)

A sentimental American drama is exactly what some viewers want

A sentimental American drama is exactly what some viewers want

When This is us became a classifying childbirths, American networks rushed to create television shows with similar vibes if not stories, hoping to take advantage of the weepy "heart warming" space that many audiences longed for The good doctor and God turned me.

It should give you an idea of ​​what you are associated with A million small things, an hour's drama about a group of men who became friends a decade earlier after stuck in an elevator together. When one of them inexplicably takes their own lives without warning, they are thrown back together to try to understand the tragedy.

While it is labeled as a family drama, it is more about friendship and relationships between men. A million small things stars james roday (Psych), Romany Malco (weeds), Grace Park (Battlestar Galactica) and David Giuntoli (Grimm).


(ABC – Tuesday November 13 at 20.30, then iview)

The last part of a mysterious mystery

The last part of a mysterious mystery

In 1978, teenager Trudie Adams disappeared after telling her mother that she would dance at the Newport Surf Club. She never made it home and her body never found.

Over the months leading to Trudie's disappearance, the bush near Barrenjoey Road, an area known as a former ranger called "Devil's playground", saw an escalation of violence and sexual assault.

This urgent three-part offense will end in the week with its final installment, where new evidence will be revealed and following leaders leading investigative journalists Ruby Jones and Neil Mercer to the world of organized crime.

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