Apple TV+ | S2, E1 | 56 min | TV-14
'Every Little Thing' marks the return of Ronald D. Moore's crtically acclaimed alt-history space-race drama. We rejoin the story eight years later in 1983 where technology and lunar exploration have taken huge strides. Whilst competition between the USA and the Soviet Union intensifies, it's space itself that threatens the astronauts on Jamesown. Do check out this week's special features for a video timeline bridging the gap between 1975-1982 with news reports documenting the alternate-history that transpired between seasons.
Apple Arcade | Action | 9+
This week's Apple Arcade release from Ember Entertainment is a fun mix of roguelike and tower defense. Set in a post apocalyptic world where zombies dominate the landscape, your goal is to save as many people as you can whilst exterminating the undead the roam the 50 levels available. You've never seen a more gorgouse post apocalyptic world!
Apple TV+ | S1, E7 | 55 min | TV-MA
'The Scene' is the latest episode from the Israeli thriller which sees Alice attempt to maintain her professionalism when directing an intense love scene between David and Sophie. A slow, brooding build-up to next week's finale.
Apple TV+ | S2, E9 | 32 min | TV-14
'I Like a Look of Agony' is the comedy's penultimate episode for season 2. Austin distracts himself from the pain of life by throwing a tea party. Conflict broods within the family business as a major political event unfolds and print media shows its ugly side. Don't forget to watch Alena Smith on Resistence, this week's extra where Dickinson's creator recounts the writers inspired by the events leading to America's Civil War in 1861.
Apple TV+ | S2, E6 | 25 min | TV-MA
More than a shot of caffeine, 'Espresso' is yet another masterful example of my favourite show currently airing on Apple TV+. Directed by Isabella Eklöf (Border, Let the Right One In), the latest episode sees an unexpected visitor push everyone to their limits as Sean re-examines his past and Dorothy attempts to negotiate a delicate exchange.
TedLassoExtras.com | Unrated
Apple's for your consideration team have made a number of question and answer sessions available following an unprecedented number nominations for Apple TV+ original comedy 'Ted Lasso'. SAG members have two easy votes to cast: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series and Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series: Jason Sudeikis.
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Hulu | 1 hr 47 min | R
Chloé Zhao’s beautifully empathic Oscar-tipped feature follows a sixtysomething woman who doesn’t seem to stay in one place for to long. Tired of her old life and living off the grid. Featuring breathtaking cinematography and a captivating performance from Francis McDormant alongside real life Nomads, there’s a documentary like quality to this very observant film about an America the mainstream have lost sight of.
HBO Max | S1 | TV-MA
Set over the course of a decade 1981-1991, this limited British mini series from Russell T Davies follows five friends whose lives are tested as they grow up in the shadow of AIDS. Incredibly well written and beautifully acted by a fully LGBT cast.
Netflix | 1 hr 59 min | R
Hillariously vicious from the outset, Rosemary Pike stars in the J Blakeson written and directed dark comedy thriller as somewhat of a grifter who has built a small-time empire out of convincing the state to make her the legal guardian of individuals who supposedly aren't capable of looking after themselves anymore when many are. Also starring Peter Dinklage. Highly recommended.
Disney+ | S1-5 | TV-PG
All five seasons of The Muppet Show which ran from 1976 to 1981 are now available to watch. Featuring Jim Henson’s most famous creations, each episode is packed full of daft sketches, exuberant songs and an exhausting list of A-list stars. This is more than a trip down memory lane, this is a mastery in entertainment and not just a mastery of the puppets entertaining.