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.
Another thought I had: How on earth are we up to season 8 of The Goldbergs?
The Goldbergs (s8), The Conners (s3), Black-ish (s7), Unsolved Mysteries (s2), My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman (s3)
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan - Amazon Prime Video
On The Rocks - Apple TV+
Once Upon a Snowman - Hulu
Stars: Josh 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
Stars: Anya Taylor-Joy, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Bill 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
Stars: Gaetano Aronica, Bence Ferenczi, Jeanne 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
Stars: Lily James, Armie Hammer, Kristin 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
Stars: David Byrne, Jacqueline Acevedo, Gustavo 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 Kelley, Corinne Massiah, Elle 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.