Top 10 on Catch-Up: What’s on-demand this week?
Staff Reporter | On 17, May 2020Reading time: 3 mins
In this golden age of TV, there’s always something new to be counting down to. But there’s also always something to be catching up with, from the show all your mates are talking about to the one that’s easy to overlook in the never-ending sea of content. Need something to watch tonight? Look no further than this list, as we round up what’s trending on-demand this week.
Here are the top 10 UK TV shows available on catch-up this week:
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Schitt’s Creek: Season 6
Dan and Eugene Levy’s sitcom follows a wealthy family who go bankrupt and whole up in the motel of the only remaining asset they have reaches a moving, funny finale, after five seasons of winning our sympathy for unlikeable characters who have grown, learned and progress as humans. A delight.
Charlie Brooker’s Antiviral Wipe
Life in lockdown is a strange new world for all of us, but while TV shows have had to change dramatically to continue broadcasting, the return of Charlie Brooker finds him in his natural environment: sitting in a darkened room shouting at the telly. The result is a scathing reminder of how the coronavirus outbreak has unfolded – and features some hilariously knowing skits with Konnie Huq.
Romesh Ranganathan’s state-of-the-nation talk show is a reminder of just how naturally funny Romesh is, as he interviews a group of people from across the UK on video calls – including Danny Dyer asking for some turmeric. From culture clashes and name choices to dating in lockdown, it’s a genuinely funny hour of TV.
Eurovision may be cancelled, but this whistle-stop tour of the songs that would have been performed still captures the madness – and earnest sentiment – behind the international celebration of music.
This celebration of the unsung artists behind some of Disney’s most famous movies is a charming watch for families and film fans alike.
Messy, real, intimate and moving, ITV’s historic tales of communication in crisis are an accomplished, cathartic chronicle of a nation in lockdown.
The A Word
Peter Bowker’s drama remains one of the BBC’s best achievements today, bringing the subject of a family raising a young boy with autism into mainstream, everyday conversation without making the slighted fuss about it. There’s no glamour, over-egged drama, quirky humour or other flourishes: just simply told, well-acted human stories with a heartfelt realism. Also, a fantastic turn by Christopher Eccleston.
Dead to Me: Season 2
Jen and Judy’s strangely sweet friendship makes this dark, funny, unpredictable thriller as utterly compulsive as ever.
The week’s other big Netflix arrival is Damien Chazelle’s new series, a Parisian drama that has its own downbeat tempo, but captures the rush of live jazz – when its cast (including professional musicians) strikes up the music, The Eddy really clicks.
BBC Three and Hulu’s 12-part adaptation of Sally Rooney’s hit novel is a moving, nuanced and beautiful drama that’s at once smart and sensual.
Into the Night
Netflix’s Belgian apocalyptic thriller – about a group of people fleeing death by sunrise on a plane – is absolutely ludicrous… and ludicrously entertaining.