Always Be Streaming - 5 March 2021

Your weekly guide to the things you can watch on your TV. If you want. No pressure.

Hello from the temporary ABW field office in Prospect, South Australia.

It appears that with a spot of travelling on my schedule, I forgot to actually hit the Publish button on the weekly Always Be Streaming email. You may be unaware of such technical information, but hitting send is actually a vital part of the email process.

The big release this week is Coming 2 America. Reviews have been mixed, leaning negative. It’s a full weekend for me, so it may be an early week watch. Heck, I still haven’t seen the WandaVision finale - but considering I spent more than 30 seconds online without being hit by a massive spoiler, I presume there’s no Luke Skywalker cameo.

Because Eric LaSalle is not in Coming 2 America, I do think it is important to give the Coming 2 America audience the pleasures that the film is denying them.


podcast:

On this week’s pod, Simon reviews Coming 2 America, Nomadland, and Chaos Walking. And I take a swing back to look at The Knick - one of the all-time great shows that there’s a good chance you haven’t watched (change that soon, I promise you’ll dig it).

We also talk to the General Manager from DOGTV, a streaming service for your dog.

Listen onApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotifyPocketcasts, and all the usual places you listen to your pods.


returning:

The Flash (s07), New Amsterdam (s03), Wynonna Earp (s04)


new:

Coming 2 America - Amazon Prime Video

StarsEddie MurphyArsenio HallShari Headley
The African monarch Akeem learns he has a long-lost son in the United States and must return to America to meet this unexpected heir and build a relationship with his son.

Moxie - Netflix

StarsHadley RobinsonLauren TsaiAlycia Pascual-Pena
Fed up with the sexist and toxic status quo at her high school, a shy 16-year-old finds inspiration from her mother's rebellious past and anonymously publishes a zine that sparks a school-wide, coming-of-rage revolution.

Pacific Rim: The Black - Netflix

StarsAndy McPheeCalum WorthyVictoria Grace
A teenage boy and his younger sister search for their parents using a giant mobile weapon known as a Jaeger. Anime series based on the feature film 'Pacific Rim'.

Biggie: I Got a Story To Tell - Netflix

StarsSean 'Diddy' CombsDr. DreFaith Evans
This documentary features rare footage filmed by Christopher Wallace's best friend, Damion "D-Roc" Butler, and interviews with his closest friends and family, revealing a side of Biggie Smalls that the world never knew.

Raya and The Last Dragon - Disney+

StarsKelly Marie TranAwkwafinaGemma Chan
In a realm known as Kumandra, a re-imagined Earth inhabited by an ancient civilization, a warrior named Raya is determined to find the last dragon.

Boss Level - Hulu

StarsFrank GrilloMel GibsonNaomi Watts
A retired special forces officer is trapped in a never ending time loop on the day of his death.

Debris - Peacock

StarsRiann SteeleThomas CadrotJonathan Tucker
A pair of agents work together to investigate an alien spacecraft that is causing mysterious effects on people.


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