Watch these this week! 8 new TV shows and films
From psychological thrillers to cosy wildlife docs, there's something for everyone in this week's Muddy TV guide. Nab the best spot on the sofa and settle in.
The Undoing (Sky Atlantic, 26 October)
Nicole Kidman stars in all her flame-haired glory in HBO’s star-studded new original crime drama arriving on Sky Atlantic this week. Kidman plays successful therapist Grace Fraser, whose world is turned upside down when her husband, played by Hugh Grant, is accused of murdering a mother at their son’s private Manhattan school. With Donald Sutherland playing Grace’s father and David E. Kelley, creator of Big Little Lies, at the helm, you know it’s going to be good.
The Sister (ITV, 26 October)
This dark four-part thriller comes from Luther creator Neil Cross, which should immediately give you an idea of tone. Russell Tovey stars as Nathan, whose dark past is at risk of being uncovered when he receives an unwelcome visitor he last encountered seven years ago. Watch it across the four nights it’s showing this week (Mon-Thurs), or save it up for Friday and binge watch on ITV Hub.
Autumnwatch 2020 (BBC Two, 27 Oct)
Dark dramas all getting a bit much for you? Well then, it’s time to embrace the comfort that is Autumnwatch 2020, starting this Tuesday on BBC Two and running every weeknight for two weeks. The presenters may be scattered across the UK this season, but it’s still as inspiring as ever to see some of the country’s most beautiful landscapes and wildlife (plus, it might just give you a little staycation inspo).
Holidate (Netflix, 28 Oct)
Another week, another cheesy original rom-com from Netflix. This fluffy feelgood number stars Emma Roberts as perpetually single Sloane, who makes an agreement with Jason (played by Aussie hottie Luke Bracey) to be each other’s platonic plus-ones to all the year’s holidays. Predictable but harmless.
The Mandalorian, Season 2 (Disney+, 30 Oct)
Baby Yoda is back! The eagerly-anticipated second season of Disney’s Star Wars spin-off lands on Friday, and picks up immediately after the end of the first season with The Mandalorian attempting to return The Child to his own people. The ultimate in sci-fi escapism.
Truth Seekers (Amazon Prime, 30 Oct)
Dream duo Simon Pegg and Nick Frost reunite for this brand new supernatural comedy horror series. Frost plays broadband installer and part-time paranormal investigator Gus, fixing WiFi by day and chasing supernatural baddies around, er, Coventry by night. Early reviews suggest it’s Hot Fuzz humour with some genuine scares.
One Tree Hill, Seasons 1-9 (Channel 4, 30 Oct)
Prefer a box-set binge to something new? We don’t blame you! There’s nothing like a good nostalgia hit, and with all nine seasons of US hit One Tree Hill landing on Channel 4 on Friday, this’ll take you right back to the 2000s (with spiky hair to match – looking good, Chad Michael Murray!).
The Invisible Man (Sky Cinema, 30 Oct)
A good spooky flick to round off the Halloween working week, The Invisible Man is a clever update of the HG Wells classic, and stars Elisabeth Moss as a woman being apparently haunted by her abusive ex-boyfriend after his death. Nail-biting stuff.