Streaming Guide October 21-27
Weekend binge-watch: Black Mirror: Season 3 (Netflix, October 21)
Black Mirror is an anthology series that taps into our collective unease with the modern world, with each standalone episode a sharp, suspenseful tale exploring themes of contemporary techno-paranoia. Without question, technology has transformed all aspects of our lives; in every home; on every desk; in every palm – a plasma screen; a monitor; a Smartphone – a Black Mirror reflecting our 21st Century existence back at us. The series is created and written by Charlie Brooker, and executive produced by Brooker and Annabel Jones.
Gayby Baby (Stan, October 21)
Maya Newell’s 2015 documentary observes the lives of Gus, Ebony, Matt and Graham, four children who grew up with same-sex parents, and explores how being raised as by same sex parents has affected them.
Risen (Presto, October 25)
Risen is the epic Biblical story of the Resurrection, as told through the eyes of a non-believer. Clavius (Joseph Fiennes), a powerful Roman military tribune, and his aide Lucius (Tom Felton), are tasked with solving the mystery of what happened to Jesus (Cliff Curtis) in the weeks following the crucifixion, in order to disprove the rumours of a risen Messiah and prevent an uprising in Jerusalem.
No Activity: Season 2 (Stan, October 26)
The smash hit Logie-nominated comedy returns for a second season. Detectives Stokes (Darren Gilshenan) and Hendy (Patrick Brammall) are back on stakeout duty, and this time they’re assigned to the kidnapping of wealthy couple Elizabeth (Rose Byrne) and Bernie (Damon Herriman). Meanwhile Carol (Genevieve Morris) gets a new partner when April (Harriet Dyer) is promoted from Dispatch, and Bruce (David Field) and Jimmy (Dan Wyllie) are forced to come out of retirement. This year, the comedy sensation promises more action, more romance, more… well, just more sitting around.
Rick and Morty: Season 2 (Netflix, October 26)
In Dan Harmon’s (Community) homage to Back to the Future, brilliant but boozy scientist Rick hijacks his fretful teenage grandson Morty for wild escapades in other worlds and alternate dimensions.
If that’s not enough to whet your appetite, here's the rest of the stuff dropping this week on the Australian streaming services this week:
Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories (Netflix, October 21)
Joe Rogan: Triggered (Netflix, October 21)
Word Party: Season 2 (Netflix, October 21)
Mr Peabody & Sherman Show: Season 3 (Netflix, October 21)
The Turning (Stan, October 21)
(500) Days of Summer (Presto, October 21)
Five Minutes of Heaven (Stan, October 22)
Laws of Attraction (Presto, October 22)
The Island (Netflix, October 23)
The Look of Silence (Stan, October 23)
Narc (Presto, October 23)
The Circus: Episode 23 (Stan, October 24)
Ash vs Evil Dead: Season 2 Episode 4 (Stan, October 24)
Blunt Talk: Season 2 Episode 4 (Stan, October 24)
Life of Crime (Stan, October 25)
The Sixth Sense (Netflix, October 26)
Designated Survivor: Season 1 Episode 5 (Netflix, October 27)
Younger: Season 3 Episode 5 (Stan, October 27)
Cartel Land (Stan, October 27)
Eagle Eye (Presto, October 27)
Leah Rocke is a television blogger based in Melbourne. When not writing about her favourite television shows, she's extolling the virtues of Mad Max: Fury Road to anyone who will listen.
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