Saturday , January 16 2021

The television series you are waiting for is finally here

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

Horror, please. Cheesy drama Check Spy thriller Definitely Aussie quiz show Covered you

It's a cornucopia of TV options, so I cancel your plans and forget to see your friends once again ((that's fine, because they only want to talk about their children anyway and who needs it?).


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

Scream queen Jane Levy

Scream queen Jane Levy

Aussie horror fans were crying Castelo Rock since it fell in the United States in July. Well, finally (finally!) Here.

The series of terror antogens of 10 parts is based on the characters and configurations of Stephen King and everything takes place in Castle Rock or Maine, the epicenter of many other beginnings of the world. King produces along with J.J. Abrams and five others.

Andre Holland plays a criminal lawyer who has disappeared and reappeared under mysterious circumstances while Bill Skarsgard plays an inmate at Shawshank Penitentiary. Jane Levy plays a character who is the niece of Jack Torrance (of O Brillo).

Skarsgard, of course, was Pennywise last year IT 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 straw eggs for the genius's fan. Refrigeration


(Netflix – Friday, November 16th from 19:00 a.m. AEDT)

Pupper !!

Pupper !!

Anyone who tells you that they do not like dogs does not have a place in their lives. These adorable puppies are not only good for hugs and playtime, they fill a place in their soul that nothing else can.

Netflix is ​​telling exactly this kind of devotion to doggo with this docuserie that celebrates the famous love relationship between humans and canines. Each of the six episodes are in a different place: United States, Costa Rica, Berlin, Lake Como, Japan, New York and about different people.

In the first episode, a girl with epilepsy knows her first service dog, a pupper named Rory who can detect an attack and alert other people. Another story focuses on a Syrian refugee called Ayham who is desperate to meet his husky, Zeus.

Attended by Oscar-nominated documentaries, these simple stories of the dogs of salvation and joy brought us, Dogs It's exactly the type of series that will make you happy in a dark world.


(BBC First at Foxtel and Fetch – Wednesday November 14 at 8:30 p.m.)

In fact, they really worshiped mustard cloth in the 70s

In fact, they really worshiped mustard cloth in the 70s

After the fugitive success of The Night Manager, it's no surprise that their producers have turned to another novel by John Le Carre, The Little Drummer Girl, for your next project. It is a stellar production with headlining.

Located at the end of the seventies, the story follows an Israeli spy chief (Shannon), who in his zeal to arrest a Palestinian terrorist named Khalil to bomb more Jewish targets throughout Europe, develops a subordinate mission.

He recruits a new British radical actor named Charlie (Pugh) to infiltrate Khalil's network in a dangerous operation led by Gadi (Skarsgard).

A thriller of pulsing spying, the miniseries was directed by Park Chan-wook with superlative production values, narrow strokes and great interpretations.


(Netflix – Friday, November 16th from 19:00 a.m. AEDT)

Graceless and Frank

Graceless and Frank

In a huge game of the comedies of canned laughter that he knows, the producer Chuck Lorre (The theory of the Big Bang, Two and a half men), The Kominsky method It could be described as a drama with comic elements. It is also a single camera production instead of the installation of several Lorre cameras that usually draws on it.

Starring Michael Douglas, whose star power and presence on the screen can not deny, and Alan Arkin, The Kominsky Method is a treatise on aging, the relevance and the restorative power of friendships throughout life.

The shows start a little slow and there are many tedious scenes with the character of Douglas Sandy, who is an intervention coach, teaching his students. But there is a heart for it and its relationships, especially between Sandy and Norman (Arkin), his friend and agent.


(Netflix – Friday, November 16th from 19:00 a.m. AEDT)

There were no more pictures of Coen-y like this one

There were no more pictures of Coen-y like this one

When The Scratch Buster Ballad It was originally conceived, it was announced as the incursion of the Coen brothers on TV – and why not, everybody is doing it – a miniseries of six-part anthology. But when it was finally finished, it had been reshaped as a movie.

Now an anthology of six short films, The Scratch Buster Ballad It is a series of stories from the American border (the Coens make a Western love). One of the stories is about a "power singer", while another feature is Tom Waits as prospecting gold.

Co-star Tim Blake Nelson co-star Coens collaborator, along with Liam Neeson, Stephen Root, Zoe Kazan, Brendan Gleeson, Tyne Daly, David Krumholtz, Saul Rubinek and James Franco.


(SBS – Monday, November 12 at 7.30pm, then SBS On Demand)

These children are definitely smarter than you

These children are definitely smarter than you

In a world where ignorance prevailed, it is good that some people still value the knowledge, even if they are children or perhaps especially because they are children. Of course, most adults would find an early childhood genius annoying or threatening but they are also inspiring.

The new "test show" of SBS is not like a gaming show you would find in one of the commercial networks; He tries to promote camaraderie and not just downcast competition – when he considers that the contestants are seven to 12 years old, putting oneself with each other could turn into bullying, fast.

Hosted by Susan Carland, the program seeks to crown the brightest children in Australia from a field of mathematics, side thinkers, a boy who jumped three degrees and a 10-year-old boy who was admitted to Mensa at the age of two.

A million of rare things

(Channel 10 Wednesday, November 14th at 09:30 p.m., then the 10th of Play)

A sentimental American drama is exactly what some viewers want

A sentimental American drama is exactly what some viewers want

When We are It became a barnstormer of classifications, the American networks rushed to create TV programs with similar vibrations, if not stories, hoping to take advantage of that tedium, the "heart-waking" space that many audiences want – they think The good doctor e God adored me.

This should give you an idea of ​​what you are doing A Million Little Things, an hour drama about a group of men who became friends a decade before being trapped in an elevator together. When one of them inexplicably carries his own life, without warning, they are thrown together to try to make sense of the tragedy.

While marked as a family drama, it is more about friendships and relationships between men. A Million Little Things stars James Roday (Psych), Romany Malco (Weeds), Grace Park (Battlestar Galactica) and David Giuntoli (Grimm).


(ABC – Tuesday, November 13 at 8:30 p.m., soon iview)

The final part of a criminal mystery

The final part of a criminal mystery

In 1978, Teenager Trudie Adams disappeared after she told her mother that she was going to dance at the Newport Surf Club. He never turned home and never found his body.

In the months leading up to the demise of Trudie, the bush near Barrenjoey Road, an area that an ancient staircase calls the "demon park," saw an escalation of violence and sexual assault.

This three-part suspended crime ends this week with its latest installment, which will uncover new evidence and follow the clues that will lead investigative journalists Ruby Jones and Neil Mercer to the world of organized crime.

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