If you are a Lovefilm subscriber, come February 26th, you will find your streaming service rebranding itself to the much easier on the tongue name of Amazon Instant Prime Video. Surely 11 syllables must be better than two, but how will this affect existing or new subscribers?
It’s our biggest Four Corners yet this week, what with Australia’s ABC going bananas with new seasons and series, along with Lovefilm/Amazon Instant Video rolling out their latest pilots, all free to watch, whether you are a paying subscriber or not.
This week we feature at Four Corners a rather broad range of highlights from the US, UK, Australia, Ireland, Canada and Iran, with everything from animation to outback crime drama.
This week couldn’t go without a couple of documentary links to the life of Nelson Mandela. We also highlight the only official biography to Stephen Hawking, but it’s not just seriousness, with a couple of comedy highlights, a zombie apocalypse, and of course the first of the Christmas food specials.
This week there are a lot of comedy highlight in Four Corners, and with the introduction of Now TV’s new Entertainment Pass from Sky, we’ve begun to include some great shows you can only watch there. But if the comedy and drama out this week is not serious enough, a BBC documentary on global population and poverty may just leave you with a nice positive feeling – really.
If two genres could be said to dominate this week’s Four Corners, it would be a selection of drama from the UK, US and Australia, and new seasons of Fox animated favourites including the Simpsons and Family Guy. That said, we still manage to squeeze in a documentary and comedy or two.
It’s a week focusing on comedy this time, with sitcoms from Australia, Britain and the United States. But that doesn’t mean we can’t find space to highlight some great documentaries and that rather big sporting season that just started this weekend!
It hasn’t been a prolific week of fresh new dramas around the world, but the BBC pulled off a second series of the Field of Blood, whilst Heston Blumenthal’s new cooking show begins on Channel 4, and a rather major film on Netflix UK and Ireland that is almost worth signing up for alone!
The new Doctor Who has been announced, but has it left you wondering exactly who he is? Check out Peter Capaldi in an earlier award winning comedy series along with a fresh season of New Tricks and our first Argentinean drama, not to mention films from Australia, Britain and the US.
A week of great drama from the UK, Australia, New Zealand and Canada, topped up with some comedy, food, architecture and two great films from the US and France. Who said there is nothing on the telly this week?