What We’re Watching: February Edition

In this column, our office shares what they've been watching and listening to, from classics, to blockbusters, to off-the-wall favourites.

As summer finally starts to calm down, we’re all feeling a little quieter, a little cosier. The siren song of the big screen (or silver screen, or phone screen) has never been more tempting. Let’s take a look at what the denizens of Artshub and Screenhub have been cozying up with of an afternoon or evening, over the last month: 

Work in Progress
Available on Stan
The big office favourite at the moment is Work in Progress, an 8-part comedy series from the genius brain of comedian Abby McEnany. McEnany stars in the a semi-autobiographical role, and commences the series as a deeply depressed, middle-aged lesbian who has a photo of her therapist as the background of her phone. She surprises herself and everyone around her when she meets and falls for a very handsome and much younger trans guy, Chris (Theo Germaine). Artshub’s reviews editor Jinghua Qian says, ‘their subsequent romance is smartly written and superbly directed, and doused in all the baggage, complications and self-sabotage you cringe to witness. This dark, romantic comedy absolutely smashed my heart.’ 

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Jini Maxwell is a writer and curator who lives in Naarm. They are an assistant curator at ACMI, where they also host the Women & Non-binary gamers club. They write about videogames and the people who make them. You can find them on Twitter @astroblob