Terrestrial TV is filled with repeats as the soaps struggle to create content in lock down. Thankfully there is still lots of great stuff to watch. After a few months of wanting uplifting, this collection of recommendations are definitely more edge of seat and dark. I have thrown in a comedy too for light relief. So without further ado here is what to watch on Sky and Now TV right now!
Inspired by Anais Nin collection of erotic stories, Little Birds is set in the famous ‘international zone’ of Tangier. Set in 1955, it follows American debutante Lucy Savage who experiences an awakening after meeting the magnetic actress Lili Von X. Meanwhile Lucy’s fiancé is wrestling with feelings for his male lover. Needless to say, due to the sexual content, not one to watch with the kids!
Based on the novel by Matt Ruff, this drama follows Atticus Freeman as he joins his friend Letitia and his Uncle George to embark on a road trip across America in search of his missing father. The story explores how a black family in the 1950s in deals with the paranormal as well as the more mundane challenges of everyday racism. Which was the bigger threat, the monster under the bed or the white policeman pulling you over on a road somewhere?
Malcolm Bright has a gift. He knows how killers think and how their minds work. Why? His father is “The Surgeon”, a notorious serial killer who has taken the lives of more than 20 people. Starring Michael Sheen critics have described this show as “instantly addictive”and “deliciously camp”. Make no mistake though it shows the more grotesque elements of human nature.
Season 3 is the latest of this series based on Idris Elba’s own childhood growing up in 1980s London. Walter (Elba) is joined by his charismatic mother as she flies over from Sierra Leone to experience life in London leaving Walter questioning whether he wants to stay in Britain all together. It is a comedy with family, community and togetherness running through it. Well worth a watch if you want something lighter.
Based on characters created by author Erle Stanley Gardner, this drama series follows the origins of American fiction’s most legendary criminal defence lawyer. This story focuses on the kidnapping and horrific murder of Baby Charlie Dobson. As Perry begins his investigation you expect it to be a straightforward case. The twists and sub-plots will have you pressing play back to back. The complex characters are not likeable. Perry himself is not the charming charismatic investigator and defence lawyer we are used to seeing, yet you want Perry to succeed against the background of police corruption. Definitely a top pick in terms of what to watch on Sky and Now TV right now!
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