Get your sofa ready, because with TV this good, you’ll not want to get off it this week.
And as the weather outside truly is frightful, why would you?
Spain’s most popular crime gang have returned for one final instalment of Money Heist, while Poland is serving up a fresh new crime thriller with Angel of Death.
Plus you can catch funny friendship gangs in 90s sitcom This Life and Amazon Prime comedy Harlem.
Looking for something a little more off-beat? BBC’s Britney somehow manages to turn a brain tumour diagnosis into a quirky comedy.
Money Heist: Part 5b
The last hurrah has arrived for our favourite gang of Spanish bank robbers. We’ve come a long way since we first encountered criminal mastermind The Professor (Alvaro Morte) and his geographically named crew, and Alex Pina’s thriller, full of dark humour, has inventively raised the bar on how to get his anti-heroes out of tight squeezes.
But with mainstay Tokyo sacrificed in part one of this final season, it’s clear that no one is not expendable. Get ready for a killer of a finale — will anyone get out of here alive?
Turning a brain tumour diagnosis into the stuff of comedy is no mean feat but that’s what Charly Clive pulled off with her award-winning comedy show Britney — the name she cheekily christened her uninvited head guest with.
Now Clive, who you might remember from C4’s offbeat black comedy Pure two years back, has adapted Britney into a sparky comedy, co-starring Ellen Robertson, that pivots on the power of friendship.
It’s sharp, funny and understatedly inspiring but so far it’s only a pilot. It surely deserves a full series.
Now, here’s a shot of golden 1990s nostalgia, a chance to wallow in the complete loves, laughs and misadventures of Miles, Anna, Egg, Milly and Warren, a mismatched bunch of accidental flatmates whose dramas nailed contemporary cares spot-on.
There are 32 episodes to consume and Andrew Lincoln as soft-boiled Egg is the biggest revelation — who’d have thought he’d go from this to a decade of zombie splatting in The Walking Dead?
The set-up for this new New York-based comedy scarcely reinvents the wheel: it centres on the lives of four female friends hitting their thirties and fretting, in different ways, that life has not turned out quite how they planned.
But it’s sleek and stylish with just enough grit to be believable and comes with the added bonus of a scene-stealing cameo from Whoopi Goldberg.
Angel of Death
You’ll need a strong stomach for this inventive murder thriller from Poland as we encounter a blood-drained corpse in the forest.
Not so much a whodunnit as a will-they-catch-him? — the cunning perpetrator is the only suspect — the setting and a strong performance from Anna Cieslak as feisty detective Agnieszka Polkowska, make this a cut above the standard fare.
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