New to TVNZ+: November 4-10

NCIS: Sydney, which streams from Friday, is the first international version of the 20-year-old procedural that’s spawned three other spin-offs.

It follows a multinational taskforce of NCIS agents and the Australian Federal Police (AFP) investigating naval crimes amid rising tensions in the Indo-Pacific.

Todd Lasance (Home & Away, Bite Club), Olivia Swann (DC’s Legends of Tomorrow) and Tuuli Narkle (Mystery Road: Origin) star in a show that the Sydney Morning Herald reports is “piggybacking off” the AUKUS  nuclear submarine deal between Australia, the US and the UK.

The SMH dubbed it a “throwback” to police action dramas like Police Rescue and Water Rats. “It’s zippy and light on its feet, with a distinctive Australian twang …

“Whereas the US versions are cheesy, at best – Mark Harmon couldn’t crack a smile if he tried – NCIS: Sydney burrows into the culture clash between the US and Australia. The slang for yanks, ‘septic’, has to be explained, as does our coffee.

“There’s drag queens at Bondi and mustachioed hipsters in Marrickville, while a chase through a narrow terrace house is one you won’t find in Los Angeles.”

NCIS: Sydney streams weekly, a day behind Paramount+ in Australia and a week ahead of P+ in the US.

Also new this week are:

  • the Dutch thriller Anonymous, about a husband and wife who, unbeknownst to one another, launch a secret vigilante mission to combat organised crime;
  • the original I’m Alan Partridge;
  • sports documentaries Eddie Hall: Battle of the Strongmen and More Than a Game; and,
  • Crashed: $800 Million Festival Fail, the astonishing story of the rise and fall of British music and festival company, Pollen, who went bust last year owing tens of millions of pounds to staff and customers.
Twitter Digg Delicious Stumbleupon Technorati Facebook Email

No comments yet... Be the first to leave a reply!

Leave a Reply