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The Guide #11: the YouTuber going viral for his Netflix knockoff
In this week’s newsletter: a YouTuber’s non-lethal version of Squid Game was a viral success – and could be the bleak future of ‘creator’ culture

Joel Golby

03, Dec, 2021 @11:45 AM

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14 Peaks: the quest to climb the world’s highest mountains in less than a year
A new Netflix documentary chronicles the lengths Nirmal Purja went to as he attempted to break one of mountaineering’s toughest records

Andrew Lawrence

03, Dec, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Parasite, Eyes Wide Shut and Shaun the Sheep: what’s new to streaming in Australia in December
Plus a Sex and the City reboot (minus one), a slick historical drama starring Nicole Kidman, and the return of Australian soap Bump

Luke Buckmaster

03, Dec, 2021 @5:00 AM

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‘The robbery is like a football match’: blockbuster binge-watch Money Heist bows out
Creator Álex Pina and others on the appeal of the Spanish series, which comes to an end on Friday

Sam Jones in Madrid

03, Dec, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Single All the Way review – Netflix’s first gay Christmas romcom
The streamer’s latest formulaic festive movie is more of the same but with an LGBT twist, competently made but lacking in chemistry

Benjamin Lee

02, Dec, 2021 @8:41 PM

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‘A cold-souled Brokeback’: queerness and desire in The Power of the Dog
Jane Campion’s Oscar-tipped Netflix period drama pits two opposed men against each other with thrilling, and surprising, results

Guy Lodge

02, Dec, 2021 @7:28 AM

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Back to the Outback review – ho-hum animation won’t thrill viewers whose age exceeds their shoe size
Isla Fisher, Tim Minchin and Miranda Tapsell voice Netflix’s high jinks-filled film that condescends to children

Luke Buckmaster

01, Dec, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Squid Game no threat to traditional British TV hits, finds Barb
First attempt to measure ratings of streaming shows suggests Strictly Come Dancing nearly twice as popular as South Korean hit

Jim Waterson Media editor

30, Nov, 2021 @5:44 PM

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Tartan and tinsel: a Scottish castle-dwelling novelist on Brooke Shields’ new romcom
Just how accurate is the new Netflix Christmas film about a bestselling New York author who buys a crumbling Scottish castle and falls for its laird? Only one woman is qualified to judge

Jenny Colgan

26, Nov, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Hellbound: the South Korean death-fest that wipes the floor with Squid Game
The terrifying Netflix show also deals in violent ends – with demonic smackdowns by CGI brutes – but it’s so much more than Squid Game. This is truly exceptional drama that will be spoken about for decades

Stuart Heritage

25, Nov, 2021 @12:25 PM

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Grammy awards: controversial comedians Dave Chappelle and Louis CK receive nominations
The prominent critics of ‘cancel culture’ received nominations for best spoken word album and best comedy album, respectively

Adrian Horton

24, Nov, 2021 @8:52 AM

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After raising kids employers want to know if I have any special skills while asking about my ‘time off’ | Ashe Davenport
Primary carers are like the troubled sports stars of the workplace, employers just need to account for the unexpected

Ashe Davenport

24, Nov, 2021 @12:23 AM

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