It finally had to happen…

So I’m wanting to rewatch season one of The Almighty Johnsons, just to see if there were things flagged up way back when that I missed at the time. I check iTunes and it only has season 3, and only those episodes that have already aired on SyFy in the UK.


So I stump up the cash and buy it from Amazon instead. Yay. I now have The Almighty Johnsons to watch. 

Except… I’m flicking through Netflix a few days later and (shock!) they only have both seasons 1 and 2 to view for free (if you’re a subscriber, obviously). Yes, it had to happen one day: Netflix actually had something I wanted to watch, when I wanted to watch it and I didn’t bother to check, because it was so unprecedented.

Rats. Still, at least I have a DVD now…. and if you haven’t seen the show and you have Netflix, now’s your chance to watch it. It’s very good, even if it takes a little time to warm up.


  • I’m Rob Buckley, a journalist who writes for UK media magazines that most people have never heard of although you might have heard me on the podcast Lockdown Land or Radio 5 Live’s Saturday Edition or Afternoon Edition. I’ve edited Dreamwatch, Sprocket and Cambridge Film Festival Daily; been technical editor for TV producers magazine Televisual; reviewed films for the short-lived newspaper Cambridge Insider; written features for the even shorter-lived newspaper Soho Independent; and was regularly sarcastic about television on the blink-and-you-missed-it “web site for urban hedonists” The Tribe. Since going freelance, I've contributed to the likes of Broadcast, Total Content + Media, Action TV, Off The Telly, Action Network, TV Scoop and The Custard TV.