Forget remote controls and ad breaks, when it comes to the best new films and TV, sometimes the best place to go is the internet. And with two new series being released exclusively online in the next few days, this is the perfect week to dip your toe in the water that is On Demand….
Vikings – available 24 May on LOVEFiLM Instant
Gory, stylish and big budget, LOVEFiLM exclusive Vikings follows the epic adventures of Ragnar Nothbrok, a notorious Viking warrior who aims to explore (then pilage and plunder) distant shores. Ragnar, alongwith his brother Rollo and wife Lagertha, builds a fleet of longships to carry out the first raids on Britain. With plenty of war, sex and bloodshed thrown in for good measure, Vikings is sure to please fans of Game of Thrones and Spartacus.
All nine episodes of Vikings, which aired on History in the US, will be available to stream on Friday 24 May on any LOVEFiLM Instant device.
Arrested Development – available 26 May on Netflix
After six years the Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning comedy, which follows the dysfunctional Bluth family, is back for a fourth series.
Critically acclaimed, single-camera comedy Arrested Development ran between 2003 and 2006 on Fox before the show was cancelled due to low ratings. But the fan’s cries for a reunion never abated and in 2011 Netflix decided to make a fourth series to air exclusively online.
Find out more about Arrested Development, which stars Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi, David Cross, Will Arnett and Michael Cera – and RadioTimes.com editor Tim Glanfield describes as “simply the best comedy – ever”.
All 15 episodes of Arrested Development will be available to watch from 8:01am in the UK on Sunday 26 May.
Steven Spielberg’s historical film Lincoln swept up at this year’s awards ceremonies, taking home prizes at, among others, the Golden Globes, Critics Choice, Screen Actors Guild and Writers Guild awards. The film’s star Daniel Day Lewis also won best actor at this year’s Oscars for his turn as the 16th president of the United States.
Also starring Sally Field, David Strathairn and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Lincoln documents the president’s efforts to abolish slavery during the nineteenth century.