Going out is back on but if you still want to stay in, we’re here to make sure you’re entertained. To give you the giggles, put you on the edge of your seat, have you open-mouthed with a crisp between your fingers that’s been waiting to be eaten for eternity as you stare at the screen, we’ve put together some killer, thriller and anything-but-vanilla TV series that you can stick on.
Phew, season three is FINALLY here. We’re not sure we could’ve waited any longer to see what happens between Otis and Maeve…right? The new season follows them and the rest of Moordale (aka ‘Sex School’) after they return from their summer hols greeted by new headteacher Mrs Haddon. And judging by the trailer, she’s ready to shake things up. There’s a lot of juicy things going on and we’re so ready for it.
TVDinner | Let’s face it, you’re gonna be bingeing on this one, so call in a slice to keep you company.
THE MORNING SHOW
The first season dropped on AppleTV+ back in 2019 – back when the pandemic wasn’t a thing – and now another juicy season featuring the iconic duo that is Jennifer Aniston AND Reese Witherspoon is back on our screens. It picks up more or less where we left off, with Steve Carell’s character Mitch continuing to deal with the repercussions of his sexual misconduct allegations. Is he gonna accept what he’s done? Well we don’t wanna give it all away…
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ALMA’S NOT NORMAL
Last year, the pilot episode managed to bag a BAFTA Award and so we reckon we’re in for a right treat with this new BBC six-part series. It follows main character Alma (based on the writer herself, Sophie Willan), who is trying to make her way in life after a nasty break-up. Yes it’s full of hard hitting subjects, from poverty and addiction to mental health and growing up in care, but it’s witty and smart too. This might just fill that Fleabag void you had in your life.
MONSTERS INSIDE: THE 24 FACES OF BILLY MILLIGAN
The new four-part series coming to Netflix at the end of the month attempts to untangle the truth about Milligan’s controversial court case. Back in the 1970’s, Billy was arrested for committing three sexual assaults on a university campus. Later diagnosed with multiple personality disorder, his lawyers pleaded insanity during his trial but to this day there’s quite a few people not so convinced with the validity of his plea. It was the story that inspired McAvoy’s nail-biter of a film, Split, so we’re in for a true crime treat with this one.
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THE VELVET UNDERGROUND
The first major film to tell the story of legendary band the Velvet Underground will be landing onto Apple TV+ on 15th October and if the trailer’s anything to go by, it’s gonna be a good’un. It will feature never before seen performances and recordings; Warhol films (because back in the day Andy managed the band); and in-depth interviews with the key players of that time including surviving members John Cale and Moe Tucker.
TVDinner | You’ve got a bit of time on your hands until this one comes out, so start hitting up London’s best street food markets.
KEVIN CAN F**K HIMSELF
After premiering in the US back in June, Amazon Prime drama Kevin Can F**k Himself has finally landed in the UK. It’s slightly different from your usual sitcom, with mum Alison (Schitt’s Creek’s Annie Murphy) struggling to redefine her life whilst unhappily married to insensitive husband Kevin. Switching between comedy and bleak realism, you can count on this one to keep you gripped.
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18 years after the racist murder of Stephen Lawrence, ITV’s new three-part drama (a sequel to Paul Greengrass’ 1999 film), focuses on the investigation into the murder and his parent’s fight for justice. It’s a hard watch, but a worthwhile one with Steve Coogan playing the officer who finally convicted Lawrence’s murderers.
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If you’re a fan of a murder mystery, you’re gonna love this new BBC thriller. DCI Amy Silva (played by Suranne Jones) is sent on an undercover mission to submarine HMS Vigil, to try and get to the bottom of a mysterious death of one of its crew. Also starring Line of Duty’s Martin Compston and Game of Throne’s Rose Leslie, it’s a series to properly sink your teeth into.
TVDinner | Hit up some of the fave dishes we’ve eaten this month before tucking into this one.
NINE PERFECT STRANGERS
After Big Little Lies, Nicole Kidman is back in another David E. Kelley adaption of a Liane Moriaty novel. This series on Amazon Prime is based on Moriaty’s book of the same name, and stars Melissa McCarthy as a romance novelist, who along with a collection of of other people (including characters played by Regina King, Bobby Cannavale and Luke Evans), attend a welllness retreat led by guru Masha (played by Kidman) who uses questionable methods to treat the guests. It’s another glossy thriller that fans of Big Little Lies are sure to love.
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After an epic first season, Modern Love (inspired by The New York Times’s popular column) is back, and this season explores eight new and completely true love stories. From the New York City to Dublin, the distant past of the nineties and the not-so-distant past of 2020 – get ready to explore the love lives of queer teenage girls, widows and war veterans. It’s not got the shiny star cast of the first season, but that’s why we love it.
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THE WHITE LOTUS
This six-episode series follows the guests and employees at an exclusive Hawaiian resort over the span of one VERY transformative week. But behind their big grins and the gorg location, each person’s trip starts to unravel making it the opposite of a relaxing and rejuvenating trip to paradise. And with a second series already confirmed, this is the perfect summer watch.
TVDinner | If you’re not gambling on jetting off abroad this summer, tuck into this Filipino burger for some momentary escapism
What happens when a man suddenly disappears and the only clues to his whereabouts leave his family questioning everything they thought they knew about him? You’ll have to watch Netflix’s newest series to find out. This eight-episode thriller has been inspired by lots of topics seen swirling around social media (think snap judgements and social experiments) and is definitely worth a weekend binge.
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