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If You're Looking For A New TV Show To Fall In Love With, Give Miracle Workers A Go And Feel Your Soul Soar

Have you always wanted to see Steve Buscemi play God? Today is your lucky day!

In case you’re looking for a new show to become incredibly invested in now that The Good Place is off the air until season four, consider Miracle Workers.

The premise is that a burnt-out God, played by Steve Buscemi, is ready to destroy the Earth and move on to his next idea (a lazy river/restaurant hybrid, in case you were wondering).

One of his employees, a recent transfer from the Department of Dirt, Eliza, makes a bet with him that if she can make an impossible miracle happen in two weeks, he will agree to not destroy the Earth. Oh, and Daniel Radcliffe plays an overwhelmed angel who was solely responsible for answering all of humanity’s prayers until Eliza came along.

In addition to Buscemi and Radcliffe, some of the big names behind the show include Lorne Michaels (of SNL and 30 Rock fame) and Jorma Taccone (of SNL and The Lonely Island Fame). My favourite cameo in the first episode is from Angela Kinsey, AKA Angela from The Office, because anyone who was involved with The Office has my heart forever.

If the premise and impressive lineup of producers aren’t enough to sell you, consider checking it out for Geraldine Viswanathan.

She’s from Newcastle, and prior to Miracle Workers, appeared in the movie Blockers alongside John Cena and Leslie Mann, which led to Refinery29 describing her as the film’s “breakout star”. A well-earned title, considering how naturally funny she is, and how much she manages to steal every scene she features in.

Having followed her career since she started performing with the Sydney-based Freudian Nip, it’s been amazing to watch her go from strength to strength. But despite her success internationally, she isn’t getting the attention she deserves at home.

Writing for The Guardian, Debbie Zhou analyses the different way Australians embrace white actors and performers compared to the way Australian creatives of colour have been ignored. For example, James Wan, the Malaysian-Australian director of Saw and Aquaman, should be a household name based on those titles alone, but he isn’t.

Geraldine, with her upcoming roles in Bad Education starring fellow Australian Hugh Jackman and Hala, which received rave reviews following its debut at the Sundance Film Festival, should be generating the same amount of buzz back home that she is in Hollywood, but that doesn’t seem to be happening, and it’s an incredible shame.

These talented performers and artists should be celebrated and championed the way Margot Robbie, Naomi Watts, Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, Heath Ledger and so many more have been. How much longer until we start referring to actors like Geraldine as ‘our Geraldine’ and fighting other countries (usually New Zealand) for the right to claim her? In this case, it’s long overdue.

If you want to join me aboard the Geraldine Viswanathan train, episode one of Miracle Workers is available on Stan now.

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Might As Well Face It, You're Addicted To Killing Eve, So Here's The Trailer For Season Two

"Why are you and Villanelle so interested in each other?"

The wait is almost over: the trailer for season two of Killing Eve has been released ahead of its premiere on April 7, and it’s thrilling.

Set to the soundtrack of a cover of Robert Palmer’s ‘Addicted to Love’ by Skylar Grey, it opens with Sandra Oh as MI5 officer Eve Polastri sitting on a train station bench, eating… blue popcorn? I honestly have no idea. But she looks incredibly nervous.

We then see Eve on the phone to an unidentified person, saying “I found Villanelle… I think I might have killed her.”

She says this in front of a couple who’ve just gotten engaged, so she wishes them congratulations before disappearing.

We then see Villanelle in hospital following last season’s finale where Eve stabbed her. Soon after that, we see her rummaging through some random guy’s drawers for a knife. When asked why she’s looking for a knife, she calmly responds: “To stab you with.”

At one point, this appears in the trailer, and I have literally no idea what it means, so if you have a theory, I’m all ears.

It reminds me of that scene from The Shining with the guy in the bear mask, but I don’t think that’s deliberate, my mind is just a weird place.

Killing Eve, a show developed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge for BBC America, took the world by storm when it came out last year. It has won several awards, including a Television Critics Association Award, a Critics Choice Television Award, a Golden Globe and a Screen Actors Guild award – the last two of those were specifically awarded to Sandra Oh for her outstanding performance as Eve.

The second season premieres on Sunday April 7 on BBC America, and will hopefully air on the ABC shortly after.

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Big Mouth’s Valentine’s Special Is A Kinky Ode To Rom-Coms And It's Coming To Your Screens Next Week

It's the Valentine's special you've been waiting for.

Netflix has announced a special Valentine’s Day episode of its popular show Big Mouth, and it’s set to be released about a week before V-Day, on February 8th.

The standalone episode, ‘My Furry Valentine’, chronicles Valentine’s Day at Bridgeton Middle, and the trailer suggests it’s going to be one of the weirdest, but also weirdly-romantic, episodes of television you’ve seen.

Plus, it includes a spoof of that iconic scene from When Harry Met Sally, and I’m nothing if not a sucker for Nora Ephron references.

This special episode is sure to tide you over until the release of season 3, which was confirmed in November last year. You can expect it later this year, presumably around the same time as the previous two seasons were released.

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