Disney +, starting Wednesday, October 13
"You are good thieves. Best in town. But it 'sa small town … "Teen gang Reservation Dogs runs the petty crime game in their little corner of Oklahoma as they attempt toraise enough money to escape to California. But there is an innocence in their criminality - as we join them, they ineptly steal a truckload of crisps. This deliciously googly new comedy from Sterlin Harjo and Taika Waititi stars an almost entirely Native American cast and crew. But there is no sense in boxes being checked - there is a lightness to the touch, a knack for the absurd, and an underlying sweetness that compares to Waititi's charming story, Hunt for the Wilderpeople. .
Amazon Prime Video / Sundance TV, now available
There is a tendency to compare every comedy that emerges from New Zealand to Flight of the Conchords. But this sitcom seems much less knowledgeable and archaic than the masterpiece by Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie. Written and performed by the sWith hearts Eve and Grace Palmer, it follows fictional siblings Ellie and Gwen as they inherit their late grandfather's funeral home and try to find a way to manage it without causing bankruptcy or savage crime. Think six feet under with existential glimpse scrambling for space with a berserk slapstick and you'll be in the right stadium.
BBC Three, starting Tuesday, October 12
According to this intriguing documentary, black people are three times more likely to start new businesses than whites. However, they are also less likely to be able to start these businesses. Presenter Aaron Roach Bridgeman explores black affairs in the context of an idea which, while not new, gained popularity following the murder of George Floyd: "spend black". Consumersdeciding to give financial priority to black-owned businesses provide the community with a greater degree of autonomy?
Netflix, from Tuesday
This could be a good sign that - in countries with access to vaccines at least - we have reached the "documentary epic" stage of the Covid-19 pandemic. This film (from White Helmets director Orlando von Einsiedel) uses a mix of professional imagery and citizen journalism to tell the story of our time - how a virus has spread across the world and disrupted society. normality in the process. Spanning eight countries, it presents nine individual stories and the emphasis is on whether humanity can learn from the ordeal it has faced.
Soulof a Nation
Disney +, starting Wednesday, October 13
This documentary series exploring the black experience in the United States United aims to constructively address the ramifications of American racism. Contributor Byron Pitts describes it as "a family reunion but in which hard truths are told." Each episode deals with a specific theme: topics range from arguments in favor of reparations paid to victims of historical discrimination to anti-racist activism in sport. The common thread is an attempt to connect the mistakes and injustices of the past with possible solutions in the present and the future.
Netflix, starting Friday, October 15
Penn Badgley dons his baseball cap again, as He Sneaks Into the Shadows Series is three of the soapy and hit thrillersfrom Netflix. We last saw TV's most menacing bookseller, Joe Goldberg, apparently settling into family life with his pregnant girlfriend Love (Victoria Pedretti), but fatherhood and a move to the suburbs will hold back - are they fond of stalking and bogus imprisonment? No chance. Saffron Burrows also returns as Love's hippie mom, Dottie, with Tati Gabrielle (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina) joining the cast.
I know what you did last summer
Amazon Prime Video, Friday
The classic 1997 teen slasher soaked in blood on a A group of high school kids who cover up a murder are reworked on television. It sounds like both a high-risk and a slightly unambitious maneuver - it's clear that the tampering with such a familiar source could backfirener against them, but, again, curiosity views alone will surely justify the show's existence. This is a pretty faithful rendering albeit with a brighter plating and, of course, smartphones and social media as new narrative toys. Madison Iseman, Brianne Tju and Ezekiel Goodman are among the stars.