Always Be Streaming - 23 October 2020

Your weekly guide to the new and returning shows now streaming.

These things are certain:

  • It is the weekend of Borat. The world didn’t know it wanted a new Borat film, but most people are on board for the fact it exists.

  • Use of the phrase “my wife” will skyrocket a billion percent next week.

  • People who say they are above watching the new Borat film will instead check out the new Sofia Coppola movie On The Rocks. They might say it was good (it’s okay), but they won’t enjoy it anywhere near as much as the audience watching Borat.

Borat 2: Sacha Baron Cohen is back to mess with your head — and heart |  Star Tribune

Another thought I had: How on earth are we up to season 8 of The Goldbergs?

returning: 

The Goldbergs (s8), The Conners (s3), Black-ish (s7), Unsolved Mysteries (s2), My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman (s3)


new: 

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan - Amazon Prime Video

StarsSacha Baron CohenMaria BakalovaNicoleta Ciobanu
Follow-up film to the 2006 comedy centering on the real-life adventures of a fictional Kazakh television journalist named Borat.

On The Rocks - Apple TV+

Writer/Director: Sofia Coppola
Stars
Bill MurrayRashida JonesMarlon Wayans
A young mother reconnects with her larger-than-life playboy father on an adventure through New York.

Once Upon a Snowman - Hulu

StarsJosh Gad
Olaf's first steps as he comes to life and searches for his identity in the snowy mountains outside Arendelle.

The Queens Gambit - Netflix

StarsAnya Taylor-Joy, Thomas Brodie-SangsterBill Camp
Set during the Cold War era, orphaned chess prodigy Beth Harmon struggles with addiction in a quest to become the greatest chess player in the world.

Barbarians - Netflix

StarsGaetano AronicaBence FerencziJeanne Goursaud
The famous battle of the Teutoburg Forest, in which Germanic warriors halted the northward advance of the Roman Empire in AD 9, is the focus of "The Barbarians."

Rebecca - Netflix

StarsLily JamesArmie HammerKristin Scott Thomas
A young newlywed arrives at her husband's imposing family estate on a windswept English coast and finds herself battling the shadow of his first wife, Rebecca, whose legacy lives on in the house long after her death.

David Byrne’s American Utopia - HBO Max

StarsDavid ByrneJacqueline AcevedoGustavo Di Dalva
Spike Lee documents the former Talking Heads frontman's brilliant, timely 2019 Broadway show, based on his recent album and tour of the same name.

Bad Hair - Hulu

Writer/Director: Justin Simien
Stars
Zaria KelleyCorinne MassiahElle Lorraine
In 1989 an ambitious young woman gets a weave in order to succeed in the image-obsessed world of music television. However, her flourishing career may come at a great cost when she realizes that her new hair may have a mind of its own.


That’s it for another week. Let’s be careful out there.