Streaming Guide November 17 – November 23
Love is Love (Various, Available Now)
To celebrate the result of the same sex marriage survey, I asked friends and family for some of their favourite queer film and television. There are modern favourites including Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black, as well as Transparent and RuPaul’s Drag Race on Stan. Here are some you may not have heard of (this may become a recurring feature, if there’s something people need to know about you can find me on Twitter):
Yuri!!! on ICE (Crunchyroll): Crunchyroll is the best streaming service for anime, and Yuri!!! on ICE was one of the most popular anime series of 2016. Yuri Katsuki carried the hope of Japan on his shoulders in the Figure Skating Grand Prix, but was defeated in the finals. When he was hiding away at home, he was visited by five-time world champion Viktor Nikiforov showed up to get him back into skating.
Trixie and Katya Show (SBS OnDemand): RuPaul’s Drag Race stars Trixie Mattel and Katya Zamolodchikova examine life’s most important issues, from love and sex to fear and death, one topic at a time.
Veronica Mars: Seasons 1-3 (Stan, November 17)
Hey Marshmallows! You no longer need to dig out those DVDs to watch the cult-classic crime noir series that introduced the world to Kristen Bell (now starring in The Good Place). Bell stars as Veronica Mars, a high school aged private investigator trying to solve her best friend’s murder in a town divided by class.
The first season is nearly perfect, with guest appearances from Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty, Arrival), Krysten Ritter (Jessica Jones) and Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad). We pretend that the Paris Hilton cameo didn’t happen, but it was 2005.
And #TeamLogan. Obviously.
Marvel’s The Punisher: Season 1 (Netflix, November 17)
After appearing in season two of Daredevil, Jon Bernthal (The Walking Dead, We Are Your Friends) reprises his role as Frank Castle/The Punisher, a former Marine out to punish the criminals responsible for his family’s murder.
In this first season, Castle finds himself ensnared in a military conspiracy that is probably connected to the mysterious experiments that gave Jessica Jones and Luke Cage their powers.
Search Party: Season 2 Premiere (SBS On Demand, November 20)
Dory (Alia Shawkat, Arrested Development) fount her missing “friend” Chantal at the end of season one, but the truth of Chantal’s disappearance wasn’t as sinister or romantic as she had hoped.
Now, Dory must figure out the next steps in her life along with friends Portia (Meredith Hagner), Elliott (John Early), and her (probably) ex-boyfriend Drew (John Reynolds). New episodes will be available on SBS OnDemand at 5pm every Monday for the duration of season 2.
No Activity (US): Season 1, Episodes 1 and 2 (Stan, November 20)
This American remake of the Stan original series comes from executive producers Will Ferrell and Adam Mckay. Set against a world of a major drug cartel bust, the series follows two low-level cops who have spent far too much time together; two criminals who are largely kept in the dark; two dispatch workers who haven’t really clicked; and two Mexican tunnellers who are in way too small a space considering they’ve just met.
The cast includes actors from the original Australian production including Patrick Brammall and Darren Gilshenan along with US stars Tim Meadows, Amy Sedaris and J.K. Simmons.
She’s Gotta Have It: Season 1 (Netflix, November 23)
Spike Lee has reinvented his debut film into a series, and updated it to reflect its modern setting. Nola Darling (DeWanda Wise) struggles to define herself and divide her time between her friends, her job, and her three lovers (Cleo Anthony, Lyriq Bent and Anthony Ramos).
Active Shooter: America Under Fire: Episode 8 – Finale (Stan, November 18)
Just for Laughs Australia: Season 5, Episode 3 (Foxtel Now, November 18)
A Place to Call Home: Season 5, Episode 7 (Foxtel Now, November 19)
Good Behavior: Season 2, Episode 6 (Stan, November 20)
White Famous: Season 1, Episode 7 (Stan, November 20)
SMILF: Season 1, Episode 3 (Stan, November 20)
The Girlfriend Experience: Season 2, Episodes 5 & 6 (Stan, November 20)
The Walking Dead: Season 8, Episode 5 (Foxtel Now, November 20)
The Talking Dead (Foxtel Now, November 20)
The Real Housewives of Atlanta: Season 10, Episode 3 (Foxtel Now, November 20)
Curb Your Enthusiasm: Season 9, Episode 8 (Foxtel Now, November 20)
The Great Australian Cookbook (Foxtel Now, November 21)
The Great British Bake-Off: Season 8, Episode 3 (Foxtel Now, November 21)
Shameless: Season 8, Episode 3 (Foxtel Now, November 21)
Gogglebox Australia (Foxtel Now, November 22)
Love It or List It: Australia (Foxtel Now, November 22)
The Exorcist: Season 2, Episode 2 (Foxtel Now, November 22)
Donna Hay: Basics to Brilliance Kids (Foxtel Now, November 23)
Brian Regan: Nunchucks and Flamethrowers (Netflix, November 21)
Longmire: The Final Season (Netflix, November 17)
Shot in the Dark: Season 1 (Netflix, November 17)
Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters: Season 1 (Netflix, November 17)
Luna Petunia: Season 3 (Netflix, November 17)
Spirit: Riding Free: Season 3 (Netflix, November 17)
Godless (Netflix, November 22)
Religion of Sports: Season 1 (Netflix, November 23)
Scorpion: Season 2 (Stan, November 23)
Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond – Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton (Netflix, November 17)
Saving Capitalism (Netflix, November 21)
Mudbound (Netflix, November 17)
A Christmas Prince (Netflix, November 17)
Silver Linings Playbook (Netflix, November 17)
Happy Feet (Netflix, November 17)
Law Abiding Citizen (Netflix, November 17)
Billy Elliot (Netflix, November 17)
Hidden Figures (Foxtel Now, November 17)
Manchester By The Sea (Foxtel Now, November 18)
Inception (Netflix, November 19)
The Cowboys (Stan, November 19)
Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (Netflix, November 20)
My Young Auntie (Stan, November 21)
The Liability (Stan, November 21)
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 (Netflix, November 22)
Premium Rush (Netflix, November 22)
Cherry Pop (Netflix, November 22)
Nobody from Nowhere (Stan, November 22)
Secret in their Eyes (Stan, November 23)