This week, Nick recommends The Last Panthers, a Donald Trump doc, a Michael "The Mos" Mosley series, No Reservations and This Is Spinal Tap.
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Nick Bhasin

6 May 2016 - 3:12 PM  UPDATED 6 May 2016 - 3:12 PM

Welcome to The Weekly Binge, a column by The Guide editor Nick Bhasin, who takes you on a delightful jaunt through the TV highlights on SBS On Demand.

Not sure what to watch? Read this column. Tired of watching the same stuff and looking for something new? Read this column. Feeling a little meh and just generally need to smile, laugh and love? Read this column.

 

Don’t let The Last Panthers pass you by

I’ve seen the first four episodes but now I’m tired and I’m not sure I can finish the series. Am I crazy?

I don’t like to use that word, but yes. You’ve only got two more episodes to go. Stick with it. You won’t be sorry.

Why? What happens?

Well, let’s just say that things escalate and hurtle towards a thrilling conclusion.

Here’s the final episode:

Cower before the terrifying free-for-all that American democracy has become with The Rise and Rise of Donald Trump

The Apprentice was fun for a little while – is this like that?

No. This is a documentary about how a megalomaniacal real estate developer / reality TV star hypnotised a large portion of the US population in order to become the Republican nominee in this year’s presidential election.

Sounds fun. What does he stand for?

A lot of really bad stuff. He wants to deport 11 million undocumented immigrants and called Mexicans criminals and rapists in his presidential announcement speech.

He also thinks “Mexican” is a language somehow:

And he put this out into the world to prove he’s not a racist and court Latino voters:

And here is our Samantha Bee’s response (Full Frontal is on SBS On Demand, by the way):

That’s funny, but I’m still scared.

I know. I am too.

Watch the documentary right here!

Michael Mosley gives you practical advice about your terrible cholesterol, snoring and skin problems

That’s incredible. How does he know I have all those specific problems?

Well, he’s a doctor and he’s got a team of doctors working on practical solutions to everyday health conundrums.

So… there’s no witchcraft involved?

I don’t think so.

That’s a shame.

I guess. Watch the latest episode of Trust Me I’m a Doctor right here:

Anthony Bourdain takes you to “the best, most exciting place to eat in the world”

He’s taking me to Hogs Breath Café, Australia’s Steakhouse since 1989?

What? No. He’s taking you to Spain. Here’s the full quote: “Outside of Asia, this is it. The best, most exciting place to eat in the world."

Ha ha, sorry France. You lose.

That’s not necessary. But it’s not just Spain. Bourdain’s show, No Reservations takes you all over the globe.

Do I actually have to travel around the world to watch all the episodes?

Um, no. You can watch them all on SBS On Demand.

Here’s the Spain episode:

This. Is. Spinal. Tap.

I thought this was a TV column.

It is, but This Is Spinal Tap is so good, so funny, I had to include it.

Sounds like you’re making up the rules as you go along, but okay. What is it?

It’s a hilarious parody of rockumentaries. A true classic. And you can watch it right here:

ALSO FROM THE WEEKLY BINGE:

The Weekly Binge: Vikings is over. Long live Vikings.
Catch up on Vikings season 4 as it begins its midseason hiatus – then watch a bunch of other fantastic stuff.
The Weekly Binge: Vicious satire, moody cops and robots, together at last
April 22: This week watch Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, Bosch, Real Humans and Death Row.
The Weekly Binge: 15 April
UnREAL is almost over, Brooklyn Nine-Nine is just beginning and the director of The Last Panthers has a secret.