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.
THE PURSUIT OF LOVE
Yet another book adaptation hits our screen with BBC rom com-drama The Pursuit of Love. Set in Europe between the two World Wars, the story follows the adventures of fearless Linda Radlett, played by Lily James, and her best friend and cousin Fanny Logan, played by Emily Beecham. We are a sucker for a period drama and can fully get behind a series with free-spirited women at its core.
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The trailer gives VERY little away, but that’s just how they like it. 1899 comes from the creators of DARK (Jantje Friese & Baran bo Odar), a German-speaking Netflix series that has received cult status from fans around the world. That show is one DARK, twisted fantasy (geddit) so we’re excited to see what this one throws at us. From what we know, the eight Netflix episodes follow the voyage of an immigrant ship from Europe to New York, and the mysterious circumstances that appear when they happen upon a missing ship. So far only the teaser has been released, so keep an eye out for when it hits Netflix.
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NINE PERFECT STRANGERS
Nicole Kidman leads an all-star cast in Hulu’s thriller mini-series Nine Perfect Strangers. It’s another book-to-TV adaptation (we love those) and the plot focuses on nine stressed out people who all decide to retreat to a wellness resort. Sound’s pretty cushty right? Only, things start to get a litttttle bit suspicious, with treatments like being buried alive deemed normal and an unsettling presence which starts circling the group.
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It may sound like a movie plot, but you’ll be astounded at what actually happened in real life. Available on Amazon Prime now, The Dissident documentary centres around the brutal murder of Saudi Arabian Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi. He visits Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul, and is never seen again. It’s a cover-up story that gets to the very core of political corruption and what the leaders of a country are willing to do to end criticism.
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MARE OF EASTTOWN
In Mare of Easttown Kate Winslet plays run-down small town detective Mare who is just as much trying to solve a series of murders as she is trying to keep her life together. This isn’t your standard glossy US murder-mystery because it showcases what real life can actually be like. The seven-part series is available on Sky Atlantic and Now TV. It’s released weekly, so you’ll have to wait until the end of May if you want to binge in one go.
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THE HANDMAID’S TALE – SEASON 4
June is back and it looks like she really is blowing sh*t up this time. Who’s excited for this? Gahhhhhh WE ARE. Season four of The Handmaid’s Tale, the 15x Emmy-winning series, is available now on Hulu.
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TINA is a revealing and intimate look at the life and career of musical icon Tina Turner. It begins with her rise to fame, following her personal and professional struggles throughout her life and leading to her resurgence as a global phenomenon in the 1980s. It’s available to catch on Sky Go, and might just be the best thing to catch on TV now.
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THINGS HEARD AND SEEN
There’s not much to go on for the new Amanda Seyfried film Things Heard and Seen, as an offish Netflix trailer hasn’t been released. What we do know about it is, based on a novel by Elizabeth Brundage (so if you want to dig for spoilers, we suggest googling that) and it focuses on a Manhattan couple who move to a historic hamlet in the Hudson Valley. There, they discover that their marriage has a sinister darkness, one that rivals their new home’s history. Spoooooky right?
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WAFFLES AND MOCHI
Is this Netflix’s version of The Muppets? Kinda. But The Muppets haven’t got Michelle Obama backing them, so this one obviously WINS. Cute puppets Waffles and Mochi embark on a global food expedition in order to become chefs. They travel the world, learning all they can about different foods and cultures with the help of Mrs. Obama (and a whole star-studded cast such as Zach Galifanakis, Rashida Jones, Jack Black and loads more). We’re not sure if this is meant for the little kids or the big kids, because we’re loving it just as much…
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LINE OF DUTY: SEASON 6
An action-packed sixth season of Line of Duty is heading our way. The repercussions of the last series have yet to play themselves out, and the landscape has completely changed. If the trailer is anything to go by we’re being forced (geddit) to play witness (sorry) to a web of lies. It airs on BBC One on Sunday 21st March, for seven episodes.
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Bryan Cranston is back on our screens in thriller Your Honour, he’s still breaking the law, but this time as Michael Desiato, a respected New Orleans judge whose teenaged son Adam (Hunter Doohan) is involved in a hit-and-run that leads to a high-stakes game of deceit and impossible choices. It’s available to watch on Sky Atlantic and NOW TV, and is ideal for your Friday night binge fest.
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THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT
Picture this – you go on a date with a guy and wake up next to his murdered body. This is the premise of The Flight Attendant as scatty, alcoholic Cassie Bowden (Kaley Cuoco), gets thrust into a massive conspiracy after falling for a passenger named Alex Sokolov (Michiel Huisman) on one of her flights. After The Big Bang Theory you wouldn’t be wrong to think this is another dowdy comedy, but it actually gets pretty dark in places. Catch it on on Sky One and NOW TV.
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BIGGIE: I GOT A STORY TO TELL
If you’ve been craving a good music doc then get on Netflix as they’ve just released this one on The Notorious B.I.G. Featuring lots of archive footgae and contributions from his friends and family, the documentary tells the story of how Christopher Wallace became Biggie and one of the biggest icons hip-hop has ever seen.
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Based on the 2013 novel of the same name by Italian journalist Robert Saviano, ZeroZeroZero is the gritty story of the journey of and the damage created by a single shipment of 5,000 kilos of cocaine. It sets three lots of characters – the brokers, the sellers and buyers – on a collision course that none of them can turn back from. It’s available on Amazon Prime now, so is one for your Friday night binge sesh.
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