Library 463

2 Seasons BBC iPlayer 10 x 25 minutes
Ladhood sees Liam Williams’ painfully funny, semi-autobiographical sitcom back for a second season, mixing teenage laddishness with cutting insights into emotional inadequacy.
Score: 8.0
1 Season Amazon Prime 10 x 45 mins
If there’s one thing more compelling to a US small town than a high school prom queen, it’s her disappearance. Amazon Prime’s Cruel Summer, set in a decade for which millennials feel increasing nostalgia, takes up a gripping story of loss and betrayal.
Score: 7.9
1 Season Apple TV+ 10 x 30 mins
Joseph Gordon-Levitt is one of those actors loved on the indie movie scene and now he brings us Mr Corman, about a depressed LA teacher with a broken heart who way back in the day was very nearly a rock star. It’s funnier than it sounds…
Score: 6.0
2 Seasons All4 6 x 45 mins
Suranne Jones excels in this opener from Dominic Savage’s brilliant trilogy: a woman on the edge, juggling work, family and aspiration, but perfection is never quite in reach.
Score: 8.9
1 Season BBC iPlayer 3 x 60 mins
Richard E Grant at his irrepressible best mixing up books and travel with an opening episode that ticks off the best of southern Italy and authors including Elena Ferrante and Charles Dickens.
Score: 8.2
1 Season BBC iPlayer 1 x 90 mins
Told through two men who planned the operation, this is the engrossing tale of how a team of hired assassins attempted in 1989 to assassinate the “King of Cocaine” Pablo Escobar, under orders from a rival drugs cartel.
Score: 7.8
1 Season All4 8 x 60 mins
Think Real Housewives with more vodka, roubles and murder, and you get a sense of just how wildly tacky this Russian-language series is. Then there’s champagne for breakfast, a fair bit of sex, and gold, gold and more gold.
Score: 6.3
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