New to View: June 20 – 26

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


➢ Wife Swap Australia TVNZ 2, 8.40

“Answers the question ‘What if we took two women and forced them to be dreadful to each other’s families instead of their own for a bit?’ … A fascinating look at how someone deals with being put in an unfamiliar situation, or to say that another way, a fascinating look at how television producers can, if they feel like it, trigger complete nervous breakdowns in anyone foolhardy enough to sign a contract.” — Sydney Morning Herald.


➢ Intergalactic SoHo, 8.30

Linear premiere of Neon’s space drama. “Strip away the sci-fi trappings, female-led cast and special effects – and this eight-part tale about a wrongly convicted law enforcer who gets caught up in the overthrow of a prison ship is essentially a glitzy riff on that beloved Nicolas Cage action-thriller Con Air.” — Stuff.


➢ Mr Inbetween SoHo, 8.30

S3 of the Aussie sensation about a hit man with a heart if not a conscience. “With good reason, the series has been discussed favourably in the same breath as Barry and Killing Eve (both of which began in 2018), with which it has much in common and is every bit as richly textured and nuanced as they are. At the same time, in its delightfully dry way, it’s distinctively Australian … After 26 half-hour episodes, it will come to an end, sensibly leaving us wanting more. It will be missed.” — The Age.


➢ The Commons TVNZ OnDemand

Belated premiere of an acclaimed 2019 drama series set in the near future. “By contemplating big, meaty subjects – such as the continued effects of the climate crisis – within a distinctively Australian context, with plenty of recognisable (CGI-enhanced shots) of Sydney, we are forced to contemplate how our own communities and cities might look going forward.” — The Guardian.

Sex/Life Netflix

“Inspired by BB Easton’s memoir ’44 Chapters About 4 Men,’ the new eight-episode Netflix original series Sex/Life centres on one woman’s turmoil as she questions her life choices … Told with humour and heart, this series has that Sex and the City meets Sliding Doors vibe with a lot of 9 1/2 Weeks mixed in.” — Forbes.

➢ The Mysterious Benedict Society Disney+

“Quirky, entertaining fantasy drama … features Tony Hale as Nicholas Benedict, a narcoleptic philanthropist … determined to end a global crisis known as The Emergency, which has plunged the world into disaster thanks to strange subliminal messages that are being broadcast.” — TV & Satellite Week.

➢ Pride Disney+

Pride’s decade-by-decade approach to the story of LGBTQIA+ civil rights fills in just enough new information to make watching worthwhile.” — Decider.

Bosch Amazon Prime Video

The seventh and final season of Amazon’s longest-running drama series, a solid procedural starring Titus Welliver as an LA detective. “Based on Michael Connelly’s popular novels, this is a show that doesn’t try to wow you with genre reinventions, instead understanding that a great title character is enough.” — The Times.

➢ Central Park Apple TV+

“The hit animated musical comedy has been renewed for a third season by Apple TV+ ahead of [today’s] release of Season 2 … Two more seasons of Central Park means twenty-nine more episodes and a whopping 115 new songs.” — Variety.


A Black Lady Sketch Show Neon

“Another season of exhilarating comedy … The show’s strengths are on display in its second season: crack timing, excellent cast chemistry, surprises both whimsical and profound, and a knack for esoteric jokes.” — The AV Club.

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