Anti LGBTQI sentiment from Hallmark. ALSO: An hour of Netflix's 'dun dun'.
Always Be Watching is written by Dan Barrett
Have you ever wanted to watch old episodes of Siskel and Ebert reviewing movies from 1975-1996? Well, you’re in luck as there’s inexplicably an archive of them on the imdb website. Full episodes.
Have you ever wanted to watch the Netflix intro dun dun on loop for almost an hour? Just press play:
Somehow, despite the fact it is 2019, a TV commercial involving two women kissing has been the subject of a successful campaign to see the commercial pulled from TV. The advertisement is for wedding planning website Zola. The TV channel that caved into demands by One Million Moms (a lobby group with fewer members than its name suggests) was Hallmark.
Source: Rolling Stone
And speaking of lesbian kisses, Aussie soap Neighbours had its first 15 years ago. Actors Bridget Neval and Stephanie Macintosh will reunite on an episode of the show set to air in March.
Source: Radio Times
Briarpatch is a new 10-part limited series starring Rosario Dawson and adapted to the screen by former Grantland TV critic and current Ringer podcaster Andy Greenwald. It debuts Feb 6 in the US.
Obviously, you would want to put the Always Be Watching podcast at the top of your queue.
This week on the podcast Dan and Chris had a good chat about:
Mrs Fletcher (HBO)
Living With Yourself (Netflix)
Servant (Apple TV+)
Kevin Smith: Silent But Deadly
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More things to listen to…
Dan Barrett (that’s me) from the newsletter Always Be Watching (that’s what you’re reading, right now), spoke with James Manning on the Mediaweek Australia podcast about the state of streaming video in Australia - how much should you be spending? What’s worth spending on? LISTEN HERE.
Watchmen showrunner Damon Lindeloff is always great to listen to chat about his work. He’s done a number of podcasts over the last few months to promote and talk about Watchmen. This past week I’d suggest taking a listen to him appearing on podcast The Watch and a recording from a writers guild event that was published to the Fatman on Batman podcast.