New to View: July 11 – 17

A weekly guide to what’s new of note on air and online


➢ Oslo SoHo, 8.30 (Neon from Saturday)

“Playwright J.T. Rogers and director Bartlett Sher adapt their Tony-winning Broadway hit chronicling the back-channel peace talks between Israel and Palestine secretly organised by married Norwegian diplomats in 1993 … Illuminating and timely.”  — The Hollywood Reporter.

➢ Great Barrier Reef: A Living Treasure National Geographic, 9.30

Russell Crowe narrates this four years-in-the-making series about life beneath the world’s richest and most complex eco-system.


➢ The White Lotus SoHo, 8.30

“Someone has been killed at The White Lotus resort in Hawaii. We don’t know who or why or how but the action then jumps back to the start of the week as we try to figure out the specifics … 2021’s best, and most uncomfortable, TV show.” — The Guardian.

Animal Kingdom Neon

The penultimate season of this family crime saga can be streamed weekly ahead of its SoHo debut. It will be the first without Ellen Barkin’s matriarch, Smurf, whose absence, TV Line says, unleashes an “epic power struggle” between J and his Uncle Pope.


Diana’s Decades TVNZ 1, 8.30

Stripped across three nights, this ITV documentary series re-covers overly-familiar ground. “Lately, royal docs have been coming thick and fast. Alas, the barrel is not empty, but is certainly being lightly scraped … It skipped through a history of the 1970s and 1980s before and during Diana’s rise to fame as a pretext for regurgitating footage so overused I can almost recite it by heart.” — The Times.

➢ Grey’s Anatomy TVNZ 2, 9.45

“Features one of the most coronavirus-centric TV plots we’ve seen since studios started filming again. The result is one of the most moving season premieres in the show’s history, which after nearly two decades is saying a lot.” — NBCNewsThink.


Fast Justice Duke, 9.30

High-octane observational documentary series following Suffolk Police’s specially-trained officers armed with the latest in camera technology as they track down the county’s most wanted.” — Radio Times.

➢ American Woman TVNZ OnDemand

Alicia Silverstone plays the wife of a philanderer who starts life over on her own in ’70s America. “Stereotypes and ambiguity shadow the well-meaning intentions of American Woman, though the nostalgic period setting is cute.” — Rotten Tomatoes.


McCartney 3,2,1 Amazon Prime Video

McCartney 3,2,1 is a great six-part interview series with music superstar Paul McCartney. Each part runs about a half hour, and each part contains information that you’ve never heard, even if you’ve watched every interview that McCartney has done in the last five decades.” — San Francisco Chronicle.

Schmigadoon! Apple TV+

In this parody of iconic musicals, two backpackers discover a magical town where life’s like a 1940s studio musical. “Offers grand musical numbers but squanders its cast.” — The AV Club.

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