Always Be Streaming: 08 May 2020

Your guide to the new and returning TV shows ready for you to stream right now.

Here’s what you need to know for your weekend viewing:

  • New Netflix drama The Eddy is a modern-day drama set in Paris about a jazz club from La La Land director Damien Chazelle. I think it looks great, but I have sometimes have trouble getting access to Netflix screeners and haven’t been able to check it out yet. Reviews generally are mixed, but leaning more toward favourable than not.

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  • Betty is an HBO youth-targeted drama about a group of teen girl skateboarders in New York. It’s a spin-off of sorts from the movie Skate Kitchen. It uses some of the same actors, but with reworked characters. Crystal Moselle, who directed the film, is back for the series and directed all 6 episodes.

  • If you’re in Australia, can I suggest checking out one of my favourite TV comedies: Happy Endings. To my knowledge, it hasn’t legitimately screened in Australia before, but every episode is now streaming at SBS On Demand. The firt few episodes are a bit basic, but it very quickly finds its rhythms. It’s a fun hangout show.

returning: 

Billions (s5), Good Witch (s6), Dead To Me (s2), Brassic (s2), The A Word (s3), Blindspot (s5)

new: 

The Eddy - Netflix

StarsAndré Holland, Leïla BekhtiYannick BouangaVincent Heneine

A French club owner deals with the everyday chaos of running a live music venue in the heart of Paris.

Betty - HBO

StarsDede LovelaceKabrina AdamsNina Moran

A diverse group of young women navigating their lives through the predominantly male oriented world of skateboarding.

Valeria - Netflix

StarsIbrahim Al Shami J.Diana GómezMaxi Iglesias

Valeria is a writer who's hit a dead end with both her writing and her husband. She finds solace in her three friends Carmen, Lola and Nerea.

Becoming - Netflix

StarsMichelle Obama, Barack ObamaPhoebe Robinson

Join former first lady Michelle Obama in an intimate documentary looking at her life, hopes and connection with others during her 2019 book tour for 'Becoming.'

Jerry Seinfeld: 23 Hours To Kill - Netflix

StarsJerry Seinfeld

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld performs at the Beacon Theatre in New York City with his take on everyday life, uncovering comedy in the commonplace.

Into The Night - Netflix

StarsPauline EtienneLaurent CapellutoStefano Cassetti

When a mysterious cosmic disaster strikes Earth, survivors on an overnight flight from Brussles race to find refuge and escape the sun's rays.

Tyler Perry’s Bruh - BET

StarsBarry BrewerCaroline HarrisMahdi Cocci

The lives of a group of 30-something Black men as they explore the world of dating, careers and friendship in a present-day society.