What To Watch Online This Month
Ted Lasso – Series 3, Apple TV+
In the third season of Ted Lasso, the newly promoted AFC Richmond faces ridicule as media predictions widely peg them as last in the Premier League and Nate (Nick Mohammed), now hailed as the “wonder kid”, has gone to work for Rupert (Anthony Head) at West Ham United. In the wake of Nate’s contentious departure from Richmond, Roy Kent (Brett Goldstein) steps up as assistant coach, alongside Beard (Brendan Hunt). Meanwhile, while Ted (Jason Sudeikis) deals with pressures at work, he continues to wrestle with his own personal issues back home, Rebecca (Hannah Waddingham) is focused on defeating Rupert, and Keeley (Juno Temple) navigates being the boss of her own PR agency.
Finding Michael, Disney+
Finding Michael is an emotionally driven documentary that shares details of what happened in 1999, when Michael Matthews became the youngest Briton to summit Mount Everest. But three hours after he reached the top of the world, aged just 22, he disappeared into blinding snow and his body was never found. Now, 23 years later, his brother British entrepreneur and broadcaster Spencer Matthews sets out on a journey to Everest to find Michael.
Boston Strangler, Disney+
Loretta McLaughlin (Keira Knightley), a reporter for the Record-American newspaper, becomes the first journalist to connect the Boston Strangler murders. As the mysterious killer claims more and more victims, Loretta attempts to continue her investigation alongside colleague and confidante Jean Cole (Carrie Coon), yet the duo finds themselves stymied by the rampant sexism of the era. Nevertheless, McLaughlin and Cole bravely pursue the story at great personal risk, putting their own lives on the line in their quest to uncover the truth.
Daisy Jones & The Six, Prime Video
Based on the best-selling novel by Taylor Jenkins Reid, Daisy Jones & The Six is a limited musical-drama series detailing the rise and precipitous fall of a renowned rock band. In 1977, Daisy Jones & The Six were on top of the world. Fronted by two charismatic lead singers – Daisy Jones (Riley Keough) and Billy Dunne (Sam Claflin) – the band had risen from obscurity to fame. And then, after a sold-out show at Chicago's Soldier Field, they called it quits. Now, decades later, the band members finally agree to reveal the truth. This is the story of how an iconic band imploded at the height of its powers.
The Power, Prime Video
The Power is an emotionally driven global thriller from the team behind Chernobyl, based on British author Naomi Alderman’s award-winning novel. The Power is our world, but for one twist of nature: suddenly, and without warning, teenage girls develop the power to electrocute people at will. The series features a cast of characters from London to Seattle, Nigeria to Eastern Europe, as the Power evolves from a tingle in teenagers’ collarbones to a complete reversal of the power balance of the world. The series stars Toni Collette.
Danny Dyer and Ellie Taylor host this high-stakes quiz show where contestants can cheat their way to a fortune. In a binge-worthy battle of brains, wit and barefaced lying, four players have their knowledge put to the ultimate test as they bluff and blag across three rounds to avoid elimination and build a potential jackpot of over £50,000. However you play it, there’s just one crucial rule – don't get caught.
Next In Fashion, Netflix
Next in Fashion, the high-stakes design competition series that embraces the fun in fashion, is returning to Netflix for a long-awaited second season. Fashion designer and TV personality Tan France is joined by new co-host, A-list global superstar, supermodel and style icon Gigi Hadid. A group of up-and-coming, incredibly talented designers will compete for the chance to walk away with a prize of $200,000 and the chance to share their designs with the world. This season features guest judges from every corner of the style world, including Hailey Bieber, Emma Chamberlain, Bella Hadid and Donatella Versace.
Money Shot: The Porn Hub Story, Netflix
Pornhub, the internet's most famous adult entertainment platform, fundamentally changed how pornography is made and distributed. It enabled erotic content creators to reach a massive audience while the company made billions of dollars – but it also became embroiled in allegations including non-consensual material and trafficking on the site. As anti-trafficking organisations seek justice for victims, can the online giant protect those from whom they profit, or is this a new wave of censorship for adult performers making consensual porn?
Liv (Aussie comedian Celeste Barber), a food writer and self-confessed human tornado, is forced to rethink her live fast die young philosophy after a major health scare. So, she throws herself into a wellness journey, trying everything she can to reclaim her old life – even if it kills her.
Waco: American Apocalypse, Netflix
This immersive three-part Netflix documentary series is the definitive account of what happened in Waco, Texas, in 1993 when cult leader David Koresh faced off against the federal government in a bloody 51-day siege. The conflict began with the biggest gunfight on American soil since the Civil War and ended with a fiery inferno captured live on national television. In between, it riveted TV viewers across the globe, becoming the biggest news story in the world. Using cutting-edge visual technology, Waco: American Apocalypse plunges viewers inside the multifaceted clash between the Branch Davidians and federal law enforcement in an epic drama about God and guns in America.
Succession – Series 4, Now
The new series of Succession arrives on Sky Atlantic and Now on 27th March. The show will, of course, continue its exploration of power and family dynamics through the eyes of patriarch Logan Roy (Brian Cox) and his four grown children, Kendall (Jeremy Strong), Siobhan (Sarah Snook), Roman (Kieran Culkin) and Connor (Alan Ruck). The sale of media conglomerate Waystar Royco to tech visionary Lukas Matsson (Alexander Skarsgård) moves ever closer. The prospect of this seismic deal provokes existential angst and familial division among the Roys as they anticipate what their lives will look like once it is complete. A power struggle ensues as the family weighs up a future where their cultural and political weight is severely curtailed.
Breaking, Prime Video
Living in a cheap motel in Atlanta and separated from his wife and child, former US Marine veteran Brian Easley (John Boyega) is desperate. Driven to the brink by forces beyond his control, this soft-spoken and kind man decides to go into a bank and hold hostages with a bomb. As police, media and family members descend on the bank, it becomes clear Brian’s not after money – he wants to tell his story and have what is rightfully his, even if it costs him his life. Also stars the wonderful Michael K. Williams in his final role.
Tetris, Apple TV+
Tetris tells the unbelievable story of how one of the world's most popular video games found its way to avid players around the globe. Henk Rogers (Taron Egerton) discovers Tetris in 1988, then risks everything by travelling to the Soviet Union, where he joins forces with inventor Alexey Pajitnov (Nikita Efremov) to bring the game to the masses. Based on a true story, Tetris is a Cold War-era thriller on steroids, with double-crossing villains, unlikely heroes, and a nail-biting race to the finish.
Extrapolations, Apple TV+
Apple TV+’s Extrapolations is a bracing drama that introduces a near future where the chaotic effects of climate change have become embedded into our everyday lives. Eight interwoven stories about love, work, faith and family from across the globe explore the intimate, life-altering choices that must be made when the planet is changing faster than the population. The star-studded series stars – deep breath – Meryl Streep, Sienna Miller, Kit Harington, Daveed Diggs, Edward Norton, Diane Lane, Tahar Rahim, Yara Shahidi, Matthew Rhys, Gemma Chan, David Schwimmer, Adarsh Gourav, Keri Russell, Marion Cotillard, Forest Whitaker, Eiza González, Murray Bartlett, Indira Varma, Tobey Maguire, MaameYaa Boafo, Hari Nef, Heather Graham, Michael Gandolfini, Cherry Jones, Gaz Choudhry, Ben Harper, Judd Hirsch and Neska Rose. They can’t all be wrong, right?
Luther: The Fallen Sun, Netflix
Luther: The Fallen Sun is the long-awaited and epic continuation of the award-winning television saga. A gruesome serial killer is terrorising London while brilliant but disgraced detective John Luther (Idris Elba) sits behind bars. Haunted by his failure to capture the cyber psychopath who now taunts him, Luther decides to break out of prison to finish the job by any means necessary. The film also stars Cynthia Erivo, Andy Serkis and Dermot Crowley, who returns as DCI Martin Schenk.
Marlowe, Sky Cinema
When private detective Philip Marlowe (Liam Neeson) is hired to find the ex-lover of a glamorous heiress (Diane Kruger), it looks an open and shut case, but Marlowe soon finds himself in the underbelly of Hollywood, unwittingly drawn into the crossfire of a legendary Hollywood actress (Jessica Lange). For Neeson’s 100th film, the ensemble cast includes Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (His Dark Materials), Danny Huston (Yellowstone), Alan Cumming (GoldenEye) and Colm Meaney (Gangs of London).
The Big Door Prize, Apple TV+
The Big Door Prize is based on MO Walsh’s novel of the same name. It’s the story of a small town that is forever changed when a mysterious machine appears in the general store, promising to reveal each resident’s true life potential. Dusty Hubbard (Chris O’Dowd), a seemingly content, cheerful family man and high school teacher, watches everyone around him re-evaluate their life choices and ambitions – based on the machine’s printouts – and is forced to question whether he is truly as happy as he once thought. While he remains sceptical of the machine, his wife Cass (Gabrielle Dennis) indulges in the dream that there’s something bigger out there for her. Like many of Deerfield's residents, the couple has lived a relatively safe, uncomplicated life, until the arrival of the Morpho machine, which is forcing an entire community to reconcile with its unfulfilled potential.
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