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If you’re looking for something to watch this week, you’ve come to the right place.
This week’s watch list picks include a Bulgarian crime drama (complete with stunning backdrop of the dramatic Rhodope mountains) and Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s dark new comedy Mr Corman.
All sound a bit serious? Cooking with Paris on Netflix is fluffy, chihuahua-filled fun (although hopefully no tiny dogs will end up on the menu).
Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars as an LA teacher in the middle of an existential crisis
‘You can’t stop thinking about all the things you haven’t done and why you didn’t do them.’ Ouch.
This is just one of many barbed observations in this sharply observed black comedy from Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who writes, directs and stars as LA teacher Josh Corman, whom we meet mid-existential crisis as he realises that his life hasn’t worked out quite how he thought it would.
It’s not an original premise but Gordon-Levitt is such a likeable presence that he turns a character who could have come off as a whiny loser into a guy we actually root for.
Available from Friday.
The Devil’s Throat
Head to Bulgaria for this dark cop drama (Picture: Channel 4 / Walter Presents)
This is a tough-as-old-boots old-school thriller full of stubbly bloke detectives in sunglasses looking moodily at the landscape (Bulgaria’s Rhodope mountains are a magnificent backdrop) while a kick-ass female partner (Teodora Duhovnikova) forces confessions out of suspects in back alleys.
Grimly fascinating and the Bulgarian setting gives it an exotic twist.
Box set available Friday.
Cooking with Paris
Is there anything the heiress can’t do? (Picture: Kit Karzen/ Netflix)
Paris Hilton bags a Netflix series where she’s joined by celebrity pals to show just how rubbish she is in the kitchen.