The world of on demand can be a bewildering place. But don’t stress, we’re here to help. Here’s the cream of this week’s crop: the best of catch up and the brand new TV shows and films available on Netflix, blinkbox, iTunes, Amazon Prime Instant Video and beyond. Happy bingeing!
Frank Skinner On Demand With…
Presenter Frank Skinner is delving into on demand, presenting a new weekly talk show for BBC iPlayer. Skinner will be joined by a celebrity guest, from Zoe Ball to Josh Widdicombe, to talk about all the “weird and wonderful programmes they are enjoying on BBC iPlayer and why – from hidden gems to guilty pleasures.” Episode one will see Skinner and comedian Lee Mack talk the best telly available on demand.
Frank Skinner On Demand With… is available weekly from 13th November on BBC iPlayer
Master of None
Netflix’s latest Original is a comedy from popular American comedian Aziz Ansari. He plays Dev, a 30-year-old actor in New York, navigating through “ageism, sex, relationships, racism and tacos”… The 10-episode series also stars Noel Wells and Eric Wareheim.
Draw the curtains and double check you’ve locked your front door. Mr Jamie Dornan is back as creepy serial killer Paul Spector. The man-hunt continues for DSI Stella Gibson as Spector returns to Belfast in the second season of this popular BBC2 drama, available now on Amazon.
The Fall series 2 is available on Amazon Prime from 13th November. It’s also available on iTunes.
Amazon’s latest Pilot Season
It’s that time again, when we get to pretend we are all Head of Programming at Amazon. They’ve released another 12 pilots for us to watch, judge and vote on. The shows with the most positive feedback will become the next Amazon Original Series. As well as six children’s shows, we’ve got “violent western” Edge; Good Girls Revolt, a 60s-set series about a group of young female news researchers who sparked a cultural revolution; Highston, a comedy about a 19-year-old who has a wide circle of imaginary celebrity friends; dark family drama One Mississippi; political thriller Patriot; and Z, a pilot based on the original flapper girl Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald, starring Christina Ricci.
Starring Bruce Dern, June Squibb, Will Forte and Bob Odenkirk and directed by Alexander Payne, this arty monochrome movie was released to critical acclaim back in 2013. The film follows elderly Woody (Bruce Dern) and his son as they travel across the state to claim a million dollars Woody is convinced he has won in a publishing sweepstake.
Mark Walhberg and his foul-mouthed stuffed toy are back for a second instalment. This time Ted must prove he’s actually a person in a court of law, or he can’t have children with new wife Brandy-Lin so they call in the services of a hot-shot lawyer, played by Amanda Seyfried.
Ted 2 is available on blinkbox and iTunes from 9th November
The Hangover Part II
You’d think these boys would never drink again after the events of The Hangover, but they clearly haven’t learnt their lesson. Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis and Justin Bartha are back for more alcohol-fueled escapades in exotic Thailand.
The Hangover Part II is available on Amazon Prime from 12th November. It’s also available on blinkbox and iTunes.