Weekly Lists

3rd May 2021

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.

Here’s this week’s TV

1 Season BBC iPlayer 6 x 30 mins
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.
Score: 7.8
1 Season BBC iPlayer 4 x 60 mins
This new series is tapping into our love of emotional stories, and documenting the reunions of people who are connected by one shared experience that has changed their lives forever.
Score: 7.8
1 Season Apple TV+ 7 x 60 mins
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.
Score: 6.2
1 Season Amazon Prime 4 x 50 mins
Love Fraud is a four-part docuseries which follows the hunt for Richard Scott Smith, who is essentially a catfish on steroids, so maybe a sturgeon?
Score: 8.2
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