Top 10 on Catch-Up: What’s on-demand this week?
James R | On 22, May 2022
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. (From TV to films, find out what to watch right now with our streaming recommendations hub.)
Here are the top 10 UK TV shows available on catch-up this week:
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1. Conversations with Friends (BBC iPlayer)
This skilful portrait of four flawed characters all sheltering their true emotions is a meaningful exploration of modern love. Read our full review
2. The Essex Serpent (Apple TV+)
This atmospheric adaptation of Sarah Perry’s gothic mystery is an invigorating portrait of a woman ahead of her time. Read our full review
3. The Lincoln Lawyer (Netflix UK)
A decent cast and entertaining courtroom scenes elevate this dated, low-stakes legal drama. Read our full review
4. Better Call Saul: Season 6 (Netflix UK)
It’s showtime for one final time, as Bob Odenkirk returns to tie up the threads between Breaking Bad and this riveting prequel. Thrills and tragedy are in equal supply in the opening two episodes, which are as impeccably crafted as ever.
5. Here We Go (BBC iPlayer)
This perfectly cast family sitcom is an admirable, universal and highly entertaining reminder to find the positives in any situation. Read our full review
6. Undone: Season 2 (Amazon Prime)
This moving, beautifully animated drama explores grief, regret, acceptance and abandonment with haunting intensity. Read our full review
7. Ten Percent (Amazon Prime)
Call My Agent!’s charm and humour aren’t lost in translation in this snappy, witty UK remake. Read our full review
8. Taskmaster: Season 13 (All 4)
Ardal O’Hanlon’s deadpan bewilderment and childlike excitement at solving problems makes him a joy to watch in this 13th chapter, which pits him against an entertaining ensemble that includes Bridget Christie (clever, frustrated, no-nonsense), Chris Ramsey (cocky, inventive, funny), Judi Love (capable of talking her way out of anything) and Sophie Duker (hilarious and almost disturbingly committed to each task).
9. Tokyo Vice (STARZPLAY UK)
Michael Mann directs the tense opening episode of this thriller about a reporter in 1990s Tokyo, who ends up investigating a case that puts him on the wrong side of the yakuza.
10. Love Life: Season 2 (BBC iPlayer)
This wonderful TV show has a simple idea at its heart: tell the story of one person’s love life across a single season. In Season 1, that meant Anna Kendrick taking us through a rollercoaster of relationship fails, missed connections and heartfelt hope and now, William Jackson takes the lead for a second season of loyalty, heartbreak, temptation and loneliness. The anthology approach means that there’s time for real nuance in each encounter, and an understanding of the lingering traces that people leave on each other. Beautifully observed and hopelessly romantic.