Always Be Streaming - 22 January 2021

Your weekly guide to the new and returning TV & movies to watch

A bit of a so-so week ahead of us for new shows, but there are some beloved shows returning. I’m very excited to see Kim’s Convenience and the Mitchell / Webb comedy Back returning.

If you’re keen on the Walker: Texas Ranger reboot now titled just ‘Walker’, set your expectations now. Expect way less ass-kicking and a lot more family drama. There’s a reason the show dropped ‘Texas Ranger’ from the title.

Feature film Losing Alice on Apple TV+ is probably the safest bet for the weekend, but worth a look will be the new Russell T Davies show It’s A Sin. Any Davies show is worth your time, but to date I’ve not seen a limited series by him with a series that ends anywhere near as compelling as the series began.


returning:

Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous (s02), Batwoman (s02), 9-1-1 (s04), 9-1-1: Lone Star (s02), All American (s03), Kim’s Convenience (s05), Riverdale (s05), Legacies (s02), Nancy Drew (s02), Back (s02), NCIS (s18), Grown-ish (s03), Young Sheldon (s04), Mom (s08), Call My Agent (s04), Busted (s03)


new:

Walker - The CW | Stan

StarsJared PadaleckiLindsey MorganKeegan Allen
A widowed father returns to Austin after two years, attempting to reconnect with his children, navigate clashes with his family, and find common ground with his new partner, while growing increasingly suspicious of his wife's death.

Fate: The Winx Saga - Netflix

StarsAbigail CowenDanny GriffinHannah van der Westhuysen
A live-action adaptation of Nickelodeon's Winx Club (2004). It follows Bloom as she adjusts to life in the Otherworld, where she must learn to control her dangerous magical powers.

Bling Empire - Netflix

StarsChristine ChiuKevin KreiderKim Lee
Follow LA's wildly wealthy Asian and Asian American fun seekers as they go all out with fabulous parties, glamour and drama in this reality series.

Daughter From Another Mother (Madre solo hay Dos) - Netflix

StarsAna Karina GuevaraRocío LealVicky Araico
After finding out their babies were switched at birth, two women develop a plan to adjust to their new lives creating a single and very peculiar family.

Losing Alice - Apple TV+

StarsAyelet ZurerLihi KornowskiGal Toren
Fascination spirals into Faustian bargain after an ambitious female film director meets-and obsesses over-a younger femme-fatale screenwriter.

It’s a Sin - Channel 4 | Stan

StarsOlly AlexanderNeil AshtonNathaniel Curtis
When an old friend, Gloria, asks Jill for a strange favour, Jill becomes trapped in a world of lies as the shadow of AIDS gets closer.


That’s it for this week. Will be back on Monday with a new ABW newsletter and news of the new podcast.

Let’s be careful out there.