67 episodes

There's too much TV to watch. We're all feeling it.

Each week Dan & Chris meet to talk about what they've been watching and enjoying. Sometimes they're joined by famous friends, or play TV trivia games. You never quite know what you're going to get from these guys.

Always Be Watching Dan Barrett and Chris Yates

    • Arts
    • 5.0, 10 Ratings

There's too much TV to watch. We're all feeling it.

Each week Dan & Chris meet to talk about what they've been watching and enjoying. Sometimes they're joined by famous friends, or play TV trivia games. You never quite know what you're going to get from these guys.

    Floor is Lava and the rise of the great dumb game show

    Floor is Lava and the rise of the great dumb game show

    The biggest show on the planet has been Floor is Lava - Dan and Chris have both watched the show and absolutely bought into its ridiculous simplicity. Obviously, Dan has some criticisms.

    Floor is Lava is just one of several big format activity-based game shows on the air right now. Dan offers a rundown on what else is happening in this space at the moment.


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    • 34 min
    Perry Mason | Eric Andre: Legalize Everything | Freaks and Geeks

    Perry Mason | Eric Andre: Legalize Everything | Freaks and Geeks

    HBO launched a new Perry Mason TV series. Dan has one big concern with it. Meanwhile Chris lavishes praise on the new Netflix Eric Andre special. And then it's time for a look back at Freaks & Geeks. How does it hold up 20 years later?


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    • 57 min
    Frak The Police

    Frak The Police

    Bad boys! Whatcha gonna do?

    Cops on TV have been around for as long as, well, as long as there has been TV. The cop show is unquestionably the most successful genre of TV, each week delivering morality plays with good guys vs bad guys are the lines that blur inbetween.

    This week on Always Be Watching we talk about cop shows and what we want from them. 


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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Ramy | All The Right Stuff | Trip To Greece

    Ramy | All The Right Stuff | Trip To Greece

    Is Ramy the best show currently on TV? It's right up there, so Chris and Dan discuss the first episode of that. They also flashback to the 1983 film The Right Stuff. And then there's the fourth installment of the Trip To movies which takes Brydon and Coogan to Greece.

    Oh yeah... there's also the season finale of the Always Be Watching TV Masters trivia competition.


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    • 52 min
    Space Force | Love Life | Central Park | Spaceship Earth

    Space Force | Love Life | Central Park | Spaceship Earth

    To infinity and beyond! This week on the Always Be Watching podcast Dan and Chris want to get boots on the moon as they talk about the new Steve Carell comedy Space Force (02:30) - the critics hate it... Chris really digs it. Dan watched the buzzy new doco Spaceship Earth - spoiler alert: it's not really about people on a spaceship. They were on Earth all along (16:36). Chris raves about new animated comedy Central Park (25:31). And then the guys wrap up the reviewing portion of this podcast by talking about TV's most basic romcom: Love Life (32:01).

    And then they quiz. (39:08)


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    Superstore | How To Make It In America. PLUS we talk Binge. AND: The weekly quiz

    Superstore | How To Make It In America. PLUS we talk Binge. AND: The weekly quiz

    The gang this week discover they're creating too much content for one podcast.

    Chris finally gets off his keister and watches Superstore after Dan told him months ago that he'd love it. Spoiler alert: He loves it. (05:30)

    And Dan revisits an HBO classic How To Make It In America. (18:50)

    Why are they watching older shows this week? They found them on new Australian streaming service Binge. Dan and Chris offer their thoughts on it and delve into the morality of paying for a partially Murdoch-owned service. (28:26)

    And then they wrap up the week with a trivia quiz. (47:35)


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    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

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10 Ratings

10 Ratings

Annoyed667 ,

Excellent

Best easy listening playlist ever. This is the Margaret and David of the current age only much more funny than they ever were. Great content and banter. I’m giving it five stars.

Pele 67 ,

INSIGHT, HUMOUR, NEWS FIRST...

Great coverage of the crowded film/television landscape. Required listening if you want to be aware of the best, latest content. Great production values, too. Quality listening.

dylanjoele ,

Some great suggestions

Been a fan of Dan since his Televised Revolution days and love the suggestions for shows to watch. BBC drama series Years and Years, a suggestion of Dan’s, was my favourite new program this year. Thank you!

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