Mad Dogs (Season One - Stan, April 22)
The entire highly acclaimed first (and only) season of US drama Mad Dogs arrives on Stan today just in time to binge over the long weekend. The series opens with five lifelong friends coming together to celebrate an important milestone in a luxury Belizean villa. But their camaraderie doesn’t last long as old grudges resurface, secrets explode, and their trip to paradise quickly becomes a labyrinthine nightmare of lies, deception and murder.
The series features a great cast including Ben Chaplin (“The Thin Red Line,” “Murder By Numbers”), Michael Imperioli (“The Sopranos,” “Goodfellas”), Romany Malco (“The Forty-Year-Old Virgin,” “Weeds”), Steve Zahn (“Dallas Buyers Club,” “Treme”) and Billy Zane (“Titanic,” “Twin Peaks”).
Patton Oswalt: Talking for Clapping (Netflix, April 22)
Netflix has a fantastic library of stand-up comedy, featuring comedians as diverse as Hannibal Buress, Kitty Flanagan and Greg Fleet. Comedian and prolific character actor Patton Oswalt is the focus of Netflix’s latest stand-up special, in which he discusses proms, Star Wars and baristas in San Francisco.
The Fast and the Furious; 2 Fast 2 Furious; Fast & Furious (April 22, 23 & 24)
If you prefer a movie marathon to a binge watch, Presto is dropping films 1, 2 and 4 in The Fast and the Furious franchise this weekend. 2015’s Furious 7 is already available on the streaming service, so you can have a high octane fuelled marathon this long weekend.
Comedy Showroom (ABC iView, April 27)
Over the next 6 weeks, the ABC will broadcast comedy pilots from some of Australia’s best comedic talent at 9pm on Wednesdays. You can watch all 6 pilots on iView from the evening of April 27, and vote for which ones you’d like to see made into a series. Comedy Showroom features work from Ronny Chieng, Lawrence Mooney, and Eddie Perfect.
Weekend binge-watch: Better Call Saul (Stan)
It’s a long weekend, so it’s the perfect time to watch the first two seasons of Better Call Saul on Stan. The prequel to Breaking Bad finished its second season this week, hinting at the return of a fan-favourite character and the possible end of Jimmy McGill’s law career.
If that’s not your cup of tea, here’s a list of everything else that’s coming to streaming this week:
Boxcar Bertha (April 22, Presto)
Just My Luck (April 22, Presto)
Mad Dogs (US): Season 1 (April 22, Stan)
Fire With Fire (April 22, Stan)
Into the Unknown (April 22, Stan)
Boys on the Side (April 23, Presto)
The Hitcher (April 23, Presto)
People Places Things (April 23, Presto)
Malibu’s Most Wanted (April 23, Presto)
Lock Out (April 23, Stan)
At Home With Julia (April 23, Stan)
Wonders of Life (April 23, Stan)
Inside the Human Body (April 23, Stan)
Life (April 23, Stan)
Pixels (April 24, Presto)
The Year of Living Dangerously (April 24, Presto)
Rabbit Hole (April 24, Stan)
World’s End (April 24, Stan)
A Few Best Men (April 25, Presto)
Sex, Lies & Videotape (April 25, Presto)
Cadet Kelly (April 25, Presto)
The Kings of Mykonos (April 25, Presto)
Trespass (April 25, Stan)
Hamlet (April 25, Stan)
Life Off Grid (April 25, Stan)
Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of… (April 26, Stan)
Him and Her: Seasons 1-4 (April 26, Stan)
Smoking Room: Seasons 1-2 (April 26, Stan)
My Life in Film (April 26, Stan)
Mr Bean’s Holiday (April 27, Netflix)
Son of No One (April 27, Stan)
Every Secret Thing (April 27, Stan)
The Men Who Made Us Thin (April 27, Stan)
Cordon: Season 1 (April 27, Stan)
The House at the End of the Street (April 28, Stan)
Space Dive (April 28, Stan)
Superheroes: A Neverending Battle, 3 episodes (April 28, Stan)
The Fades: Season 1 (April 28, Stan)
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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