We heard you cry, “It’s May-Day, May-Day – we need some good telly!”
And here we are, armed with an emotional series of reunions, an Apple TV+ thriller, a hunt for the ultimate catfish and another round of unrelenting bleakness in the latest season with the Handmaid. Plus, the Beeb have released a new series which will have millennials lolling.
Writing the script and playing the lead character in Starstruck is the hilarious comedian Rose Matafeo – here she is Jessie, a twentysomething who lives in a flat-share with her best mate Kate. She’s a bit awkward, has a dead-end job and she spends her weekends shagging randoms.
Based on the 1981 novel by Paul Theroux, this Apple TV+ series is stepping - or rather, leaping – away from the current trend of slow-burning thrillers and throwing us into a fast-paced thrill ride about a family on the run.