What to watch this weekend: Scott Ellis shares his TV recommendations!
Looking for something to watch this weekend? TV reviewer Scott Ellis has got you covered!
Here are Scott’s recommendations this week:
Some news – Yellowstone season 4 has been confirmed, it will air on Stan from Nov 8 – and will feature a couple of Aussies this season, with Jacqui Weaver as a tough businesswoman out to take on the Duttons and Finn Little who starred in the remake of Storm Boy.
For a very funny – but very raw, be warned! – look at modern dating, head to Paramount+ for Spreadsheet, a new Aus-made comedy which follows single mum Lauren busily trying to organise her family and her sexlife. To keep things on track she’s devised an elaborate spreadsheet of men and dates with notes and a ranking system… what could possibly go wrong? A must for Doc Martin fans, Lauren is played by Katherine Parkinson, aka Doc’s unflappable receptionist and friend Pauline.
Interesting for Wentworth fans, Robbie Magasiva and Katrina Milosovich (Jackson and Boomer) show up here too.
Speaking of which, next Tuesday do not miss the last ever episode of Wentworth on Foxtel On Demand. Without giving too much away, all bets are off, there’s a huge bomb on the way and unless every9one works together this could be the end of not only the prison, but everyone in it. High stakes indeed! It’s a fitting farewell to what has been an incredible series.
I’m not sure whether to put this under Horror or comedy, but in time for Halloween Shudder has release The Boulet Brothers Dragula, a drag queen reality series but based around horror themes. It’s… unique.
For Xena fans, Acorn TV has My Life Is Murder, starring Lucy Lawless (the original Warrior Princess) and her old castmate Renee O’Connor. Lucy is Alexa Crowe a private investigator out to solve the crimes the police can’t. In season 2 she’s back in New Zealand and as usual up to her neck in mysteries. Great for Xena fans, crime fans and also TV buffs who get to play spot the star as stacks of Aus/NZ actors pop up in cameos. So far we’ve had Magda Szubanski, Don Hany, Nadine Garner, Bernard Curry, Martin Henderson, Sara Wiseman and more and this season there will be international faces including new astronaut and former Star Trek Star William Shatner!
Possibly because of The Block, I’ve become slightly real estate obsessed and have been watching a lot of Shelter, the new streaming service that is ALL reno/house/real estate programming. My two favourites are Never Too Small, which looks at the Tony House movement (ever wanted to build a house in a shipping container?) and Inspired Architecture, a Grand Designsesque study of incredible homes, where the big question is asked – what’s it actually like to live in these places?