Always Be Streaming - 19 June 2020

This weekend delivers Love Victor and a whole lot of Netflix movies

It’s a quiet week for new shows this week. There’s a few reasons for this:

  1. The Emmy nominations deadline closed, so any shows with even a sniff of eligibility (even just craft) will be held back for a bit.

  2. I suspect the streamers are all being a little more strategic about making inventory last with the COVID shutdown of production.

  3. This weekend see’s the launch of the highly anticipated blockbuster game The Last of Us Pt 2 - if you’re not much into gaming you might not be aware of this, but this film will move a tremendous number of copies over the weekend and occupy a lot of potential viewers eyeballs.

That said - Netflix have a bunch of films debuting this weekend...

One Way To Tomorrow look like it’s Turkey doing Before Sunrise but staying on the train. And I’m there for that.

Wasp Network looks like great fun, while Lost Bullet looks like it might have a solid grindhouse vibe to it. And then there’s Feel The Beat which looks like somebody made a movie out of the plot description to the TV show Bunheads.

Wasp Network Trailer: Olivier Assayas Thriller Stars Cruz and ...

And then there’s the sole new show worth mentioning: Hulu’s Love Victor. A TV adaptation of the teen romcom Love Simon, the show was moved from Disney+ to Hulu where a show with a gay protagonist would be less likely to upset anyone. The downside of the shift means that the show isn’t available outside of the US.

The general consensus from reviews has been that the spirit of the show is great, but it isn’t as substantial as it should have been.

returning: 

Mr Iglesias (s2), Marcella (s3), Most Beautiful Thing (s2), The Order (s2), Girls From Ipanema (s2), The Politician (s2)

new: 

Love Victor - Hulu

StarsMichael CiminoRachel HilsonAnthony Turpel

Victor is a new student at Creekwood High School on his own journey of self-discovery, facing challenges at home, adjusting to a new city, and struggling with his sexual orientation.

A Whisker Away - Netflix [movie]

StarsMirai ShidaNatsuki HanaeSusumu Chiba

Miyo Sasaki in love with her classmate Kento Hinode and tries repeatedly to get Kento's attention by transforming into a cat, but at some point, the boundary between herself and the cat becomes ambiguous.

Feel The Beat - Netflix [movie]

StarsSofia CarsonEnrico ColantoniWolfgang Novogratz

After failing to find success on Broadway, April returns to her hometown and reluctantly is recruited to train a misfit group of young dancers for a big competition.

Wasp Network - Netflix [movie]

StarsAna de ArmasEdgar RamírezPenélope Cruz

The story of five Cuban political prisoners who had been imprisoned by the United States since the late 1990s on charges of espionage and murder.

Lost Bullet - Netflix [movie]

StarsAlban LenoirNicolas DuvauchelleRamzy Bedia

A small time delinquent, turned police mechanic for a go fast task force, is forced to defend his innocence when his mentor is killed by dirty cops.

One Way To Tomorrow - Netflix [movie]

StarsMetin AkdülgerDilan Çiçek Deniz

A romantic story of two strangers who come across each other on a journey from Ankara to Izmir.


Enjoy your weekend.