Bingeing The Sopranos before it leaves Now TV and I assume I've got to the point where the actress who played Livia has died. It's like they've cut a scene using a Livia soundboard. The state of the CGI.
EDIT: And then they kill her off ten minutes later? What was the point of that scene?
Chernobyl S01E01, Mondays in the US. Tuesdays on Sky Atlantic.
Starring Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgård and Emily Watson, Chernobyl dramatizes the story of the 1986 nuclear accident — one of the worst man-made catastrophes in history — and the sacrifices made to save Europe from unimaginable disaster.
State of the Union S01E01, Mondays in the US. Episodes are 10 minutes long.
Every week before their weekly marital therapy session, estranged couple Tom (Chris O'Dowd) and Louise (Rosamund Pike) meet at a pub to try and get their story straight for the therapist. With each successive episode, we piece together how their lives were, what drew them together and what has started to pull them apart. The short-form comedy series is directed by Stephen Frears and written by Nick Hornby
Former Daily Show correspondent Jordan Klepper travels around the United States to talk about a variety of issues including veterans with PTSD, undocumented immigrant students, environmental activism, discrimination in the marijuana industry and the space exploration.
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver 5th May Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj 5th May (New) Lucifer 8th May (New) - all episodes that day on Netflix UK Chicago P.D. 8th May Chicago Med 8th May Chicago Fire 8th May Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 10th May (New)
Finales this week (UK Days)
Tuesday - Season finales of Into The Badlands, Shadowhunters, Man with a Plan & The Resident. Thursday - Season finale of Modern Family, Empire, Star, The Goldbergs, Single Parents & Schooled. Friday - Season finale of Mom. Saturday - Season finales of Blue Bloods, MacGyver, Proven Innocent, Last Man Standing & The Cool Kids.
Catch-22 S01E01, Fridays in the US. Summer on Channel 4.
Based on the acclaimed Joseph Heller novel, Catch-22 follows the adventures and misadventures of a US air squadron in Italy in World War II. Catch-22 premieres May 17.
Christopher Abbott is Yossarian, a bombardier, whose frantic obsession every time he goes up on a mission is “to come down alive”. His odds of success at such a simple aim keep getting worse, because Colonel Cathcart (Kyle Chandler) keeps raising the number of missions the men have to fly. More than the retreating Germans, the real enemy for Yossarian and his rag-tag bunch of friends is the bureaucracy of the military, inverting logic at every turn. The pinnacle of this is Catch-22, a military by-law which states that if you fly your missions, you’re crazy, and don’t have to fly them; all you have to do is ask. But if you as not to, then you’re sane, and so you have to fly them. George Clooney stars as the barking mad, parade-obsessed Scheisskopf. Hugh Laurie is the mellow, slightly checked-out Major de Coverley. Clooney directs the six-episode series, along with Grant Heslov and Ellen Kuras.
Our Cartoon President 12th May (New) Unraveling The Mystery: A Big Bang Farewell 16th May (New) The Rain 17th May (New) - all episodes that day on Netflix UK Nailed It 17th May (New) - all episodes that day on Netflix UK
Finales this week (UK Days)
Monday - Series finale of Veep. Season finales of Family Guy & The Simpsons. Tuesday - Season finales of Arrow, Bull & 911. Wednesday - Season finales of The Flash, FBI, NCIS: New Orleans & New Amsterdam. Thursday - Season finales of Survivor & Riverdale. Friday - Series finale of The Big Bang Theory. Season finales of The Good Fight, Young Sheldon, Brooklyn Nine Nine, Greys Anatomy, Superstore, Station 19, SWAT, & For The People. Saturday - Season finales of The Blacklist & Hawaii Five-O.
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Wasn’t sure the second episode would be able to match the quality of the first but it’s just as brilliant in a different way. So little fanfare and extravagance, just simply delivers the message of ‘we’re all strawberry floated’ brilliantly and the drama of the situation just shines through. Such superbly restrained writing and performances. I’m not sure how accurate it is but when it’s this good I’m not sure I care.
The ending is just unreal, absolutely chilling. Also when the helicopter just drops out of the sky, I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a moment like that delivered in such a powerful and understated way.