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What to watch on TV this week: The Afterparty, Cry Wolf, and Janet Jackson

We’ve found the highlights of the highlights

Desperate for some fabulous streaming content to see you to the end of the worst month of the year?

We’ve scanned the schedules to find the highlights of the highlights!

From sun-drenched period mysteries to an hilarious thriller parody and a blockbuster new Janet Jackson documentary, we’ve found something for everyone.

So sit back, relax, and start streaming, with our full range of picks below.

Apple TV+

The Afterparty

A high school reunion goes wrong for Dave Franco (Picture: Aaron Epstein)

Genre nerds will have a ball with this fiendishly clever murder mystery. On the face of it, The Afterparty is a standard murder mystery: a high-school reunion ends with a fatal fall from the balcony of a seafront apartment.

But the eight-episode plot unravels by telling the story from the perspective of each of the eight reunionists, with – and here’s the fiendish bit – each episode rendered in a different style, from high-school movie to animation.

Tiffany Haddish is the detective solving the case, Dave Franco is the corpse.

Available Friday.

Netflix

The Woman In The House Across The Street From The Girl In The Window

Kristen Bell stars in this absurd thriller (Picture: Colleen E Hayes/ Netflix)

Deadpan, absurd and offbeat are Netflix’s three words for this tongue-in-cheek thriller, and for once they’re not far off the mark: it takes neat potshots at the unreliable narrator genre and stars Kristen Bell who does a great line in quirky-perky as heavy-drinking Anna.

Available Friday.

NOW TV

Janet Jackson

Janet is bound to drop some bombshells in this documentary (Picture: Sky TV)

This four-part documentary charts the ups and downs of a pop career that started out by tailgating the success of famous brothers and went on to achieve giddying levels of success: JJ has clocked up ten No.1 hits in the US.

And while it’s not quite a warts – should that be nipples? – and all account, you do get a strong sense of the pressure of a life lived in the unforgiving spotlight of fame.

Available Monday.

BritBox

Hotel Portofino

Be transported back to the roaring 20s (Picture: BritBox)

You can book in here for a spot of sun-splashed period drama escapism with just enough edge to the plot to get over any reservations that you’ve just checked your brain out.

Natascha McElhone is the elegant owner of a hotel on the Italian Riviera in the 1920s, a hotel which for mysterious reasons appears to attract a very secretive clientele.

Available tomorrow.

WalterPresents/All4

Cry Wolf

Chilling drama Cry Wolf comes from the writers of Borgen

This Danish drama, which comes from the writers of Borgen, dives into dangerous waters by daring to ask a telling question: are children always to be trusted?

Social worker Lars (The Killing’s Bjarne Henriksen) kicks over a hornet’s nest when he follows up a girl’s school essay in which she claims she’s being abused by her stepfather – is she telling the truth?

Taking no chances, Lars takes the girl and her brother into care – and it’s not long before Lars finds his own life being picked apart when the case hits the headlines.

Available Friday.

 


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