culture

Streaming highlights: February 2019

Adolescent antiheroes in ‘Sex Education’ and ‘Pen15’, Eric Bana shines darkly in ‘Dirty John’, new ‘Counterpart’, and the irreverent charm of ‘Russian Doll’

A bug in the code: ‘Russian Doll’

This existential comedy is 2019’s first must-see Netflix series

Unhappy ‘Camping’

Lena Dunham’s new comedy series is an accidental portrait of toxic femininity

ABC TV’s ‘The Cry’

This Scottish–Australian drama successfully subverts the missing-child genre

‘The Little Drummer Girl’: a masterclass in subterfuge

‘Oldboy’ director Park Chan-wook takes on a le Carré spy drama, with genre-rattling results

‘My Brilliant Friend’ breaks the spell

The television adaptation lacks the all-consuming magic of Elena Ferrante’s novels

The magnificently messy ‘House of Cards’

The show that made Netflix a major player comes to a satisfying and ludicrous end

Comedy gets a reset with ‘The Good Place’

This innovative NBC/Netflix series has reversed TV’s slide into darkness

‘Dark Tourist’ fails to shed light on extreme travel’s shortcomings

David Farrier becomes the darkest ghoul on the bus in this Netflix travel series

A golden age of popular Indigenous storytelling

Against the blinding whiteness on Australian stage and screens

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