There really isn’t anything quite as comforting as a melodramatic, mid-noughties TV show, is there? Especially when they involve dozens of deaths per season, broken family lives and a high-stress occupation... ok, maybe comforting isn’t the right word.
For some reason TV producers think we want to sit and relive 2020 via the medium of telly. We were sceptical, but after seeing this wonderful and insightful docu-mini-series, they might just be right.
Two households, both alike in lockdown, in fair living rooms where we lay our scene. Well, where the National Theatre lay their scene, anyway...
Over four episodes, this docuseries tells of the seemingly unsolvable case concerning the 1990 heist of Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner museum, where two thieves dressed up as police officers managed to pinch $500 million worth of art, never to be seen again.
If like us you look forward to those warm summer days on the British coast, where you tuck into a pile of freshly fried fish and chips... maybe don’t watch this doc.
A co-production between the BBC and Netflix, Giri/Haji (roughly translating to Duty/Shame) is a border crossing cops and crime thriller, with the beauty we are used to from the streaming giant, and the grit we get with all good Beeb dramas.
If you don’t mind watching with subs, it’s well worth popping over la manche via streamer and checking out the smash-hit espionage thriller from the French screenwriter, Éric Rochant. It’s time to meet Malotru - secoué, pas remué.
This focuses on Birgitte Nyborg Christensen, a small-time centrist politician in Denmark’s parliament, who has, thanks to a series of unfortunate events, ended up as the country’s first female prime minister.
Team Must have been wondering whether we could hire Nick Hewer and his ominous Countdown clock to egg us on when working from home.