New to View: November 15 – 21

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


The Crown Netflix

“Netflix’s lavish dramatisation of Britain’s favourite soap opera is back and is more compelling than everThe Crown’s 10-part fourth season drops today and this instalment feels almost as action-packed and emotionally wrought as Game of Thrones’ fourth season – and not just because Charles Dance’s characters meet an untimely end in both. All that’s missing are the dragons.” — Stuff.


 All Creatures Great and Small Vibe, 8.30

“Rest assured, this six-part All Creatures Great and Small [succeeds in] piling on the charm without ever getting cloying, and tipping just enough winks to the original (the belated arrival of the famous theme is positively Proustian) to satisfy those who treasure the Christopher Timothy iteration … The casting is smart and veteran Downton Abbey director Brian Percival knows his way around spectacular scenery. The sense of warmth and community, now more than ever, feels nigh on irresistible.” — The Telegraph.

Murder on Middle Beach SoHo, 9.30

“On March 3, 2010 Barbara Beach Hamburg was found murdered on her front lawn. The suspect pool seemed small and obvious; Hamburg was going through a contentious divorce with her husband who owed her a significant amount of alimony and child support. But as with most true crime documentaries, that’s only the tip of a deep iceberg that, over four episodes, is revealed to be a miasma of mistrust and dark family secrets.” — IndieWire.


➢ Salvation Prime, 8.30

“A meteor is going to hit Earth. In the meantime, you should probably watch a better drama than this … Salvation isn’t terrible …  It’s just … familiar. And predictable. ” — The Hollywood Reporter.

➢ His Dark Materials SoHo, 9.30/Neon

His Dark Materials‘ chilly emotional core and imposing complexity is unlikely to win over the unconverted, but its sophomore season rewards the faithful with impeccable production values and cerebral thrills.” — Rotten Tomatoes.


➢ SIS Prime, 9.30

Free-to-premiere of the Pasifika sketch show about three cousins who try to create a comedy show with their racist boss. “But it’s not all big laughs and dick jokes – it’s much more sophisticated than that.” — The Spinoff.


➢ The Pack Amazon Prime Video

“Like The Amazing Race with dogs.” — Entertainment Weekly.

➢ The Other Two Neon

Comedy Central series named after the stuck-in-a-rut adult siblings — one a wannabe actor, the other a professional dancer — of a 13-year-old who becomes an overnight pop star sensation. “An unexpected take on the curse of fame and bonds of family.” — Rolling Stone.


The Fast Fix: Diabetes Prime, 8.30

“Can diabetes be reversed in just four WEEKS? Radical TV experiment appears to cure the condition with an 800-calorie diet.”  — Daily Mail.


➢ The Pet Talent Agency: Barking Mad TVNZ 1, 8.30

“TV shows involving animals — and here we had dogs, cats, parrots, sheep, ponies, alpacas, skunks and more — are normally disaster-proof because their winning cuteness overrides everything. The problem here was that the humans wanted to hog the screen far more than the animals and there was barely one that wasn’t acting up to the camera … However, they were all likeable, gentle souls.” — The Times.

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