Rose Matafeo: Horndog
Local comedy heroine Rose Matafeo rightly won all the awards, including the prestigious Edinburgh Comedy Award in 2018, with this autobiographical show about being a tragic horndog. It's a whip-smart, casually cringe-inducing hour of Matafeo taking our hands and walking us through her relationship neuroses, emotional anxieties and undying love of memes. A star-making show and performance that's not to be missed. Streaming now.
The Third Day
An unnerving and intriguing mystery sends Jude Law and Naomie Harris into the cosy arms of madness in this addictive British thriller. The action takes place on a remote island off the British coast that, like a certain Californian hotel, you can visit but never leave.
The series is split into two halves, summer and winter, with the first following Law as he mingles with the locals and the second on Harris, who comes to the island to find out where in blazes he is. Mystery, suspense and, hopefully, answers will keep you tuning in as new episodes ship in each week. First episode streaming now.
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Piano-playing funny man Tim Minchin takes a more serious turn in this well-received drama. Minchin stars as Lucky Flynn, the black sheep of his family, who decides to drive across Australia to see his dying mother, packing only his upright piano before heading off. Things take an unexpected turn when a teenage runaway named Meg crashes his road trip to join him on the almost 4000km drive from Sydney to Perth.
There are secrets and lies as this odd couple navigate their way across the outback as well as a few laughs. The Guardian called it, "offbeat, charming and moving", so it's worth tagging along for the ride. The full season is available from tomorrow.
The Devil All the Time
Another creepy backwoods American town crawls on to centre stage to give viewers the heebie-jeebies and put the fear of God in them in this star-studded Gothic noir. The small town is populated with the usual array of sinister characters, an unholy preacher, a crooked sheriff, a twisted couple, etc. etc. as an idealistic young chap tries to fight the evil forces threatening to tear everything apart.
Twilight star Robert Pattinson stars as the less than devout holy man while Tom Holland, Spider-Man himself, works to save the day. The movie's been called prestigiously bleak and horrifyingly fascinating and seems to have divided critics. A sign that at the very least it'll be interesting. Streaming from tomorrow.