We may be allowed to go out now, but why would we when there’s so much great telly to watch?
We’ve got an eye-opening doc from Davina, a fun fantasy feast set in Rome, a controversial film on the beeb and an unsung icon on Netflix. Plus, Amazon have released a brilliant new series, and it’s not for the faint hearted.
Here’s what’s worth watching this week
Based on the Pulitzer Prize winner for Fiction by Colson Whitehead, over ten chapters the series tells the story of Cora (Thuso Mbedu), a slave on a Georgia plantation who, after years of abuse at the hands of her ‘master’ decides to escape.
If you’re looking for a show to stick on, watch, and then forget about, then look away now. Danny Boy instead is full of moral dilemmas and political controversy which will have you pondering for days. There’s also some stellar acting.
Here at Must we’re all in favour of high-class telly. But you know what we’re also all up for? Glorious, fantasy ridiculousness, with camp costumes and improbable plot lines that have you thoroughly engaged and entirely detached from reality.
Seeing Davina on the telly is a bit of a throwback. But maybe we’re just showing our age...which is very apt for this documentary film, where our favourite noughties presenter is lifting the lid on how society treats menopausal women.
It seems that in order to be a celebrated fashion designer, you’ve got to be eccentric. But one of these louder than leopard print figures that managed to slip the net of our collective minds is the height of camp, Halston.