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!
Marvel’s Jessica Jones
Netflix’s latest Original Series drops this week. It’s Marvel’s Jessica Jones, a comic book show based around a different kind of superhero. Meet Jessica, played by Krysten Ritter. Her stint saving lives was bought to an abrupt and tragic end. Now she’s a private investigator but her dark past is refusing to leave her alone. Jessica Jones also stars Doctor Who’s David Tennant, as Jessica’s mind controlling nemesis Kilgrave.
Marvel’s Jessica Jones is available on Netflix from 20th November
The Man in the High Castle
Amazon’s latest original offering is based on Philip K Dick’s award-winning alternative history novel. Seventeen years after the Allies lost the Second World War, US rule is split between Imperial Japan and Nazi Germany. As tensions mount and the resistance grows, Juliana Crain (Alexa Davalos) embarks on a journey to finish a mission her sister started…
The Man in the High Castle is available on Amazon Prime from 20th November
Pixar’s masterful new animated tale Inside Out is set almost entirely inside the head of an 11-year-old girl. Riley’s mind is inhabited by five emotions – Joy, Anger, Disgust, Fear and Sadness – and as she moves house and attempts to make new friends things get a little, erm, messy in HQ. Silly, funny, meaningful and weighty all that same time, this is a must-watch for kids and adults alike.
Game of Thrones’ Kit Harington stars alongside Alicia Vikander in this lush and moving adaptation of Vera Brittain’s war memoir. The tale begins in 1914 when, against all the odds, Vera becomes a student at Oxford’s Somerville College.
New US series Into the Badlands is airing on AMC before appearing week-by-week exclusively on Amazon Prime. The drama follows a warrior and a young boy as they journey through a dangerous post-apocalyptic land where guns have been outlawed, meaning kick-ass martial arts rule.
Into the Badlands is available on Amazon Prime from 17th November
More Marvel. Paul Rudd’s Ant-Man hit cinemas earlier this year, and is now making its way to on demand. Rudd stars as Scott Lang (Ant-Man), a former petty criminal who acquires a suit which allows him to shrink in size and increase in strength. The movie also stars Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll, Michael Douglas and Judy Greer.
Ant Man is available on blinkbox and iTunes from 22nd November and Wuaki.tv from 23rd November
Alfonso Cuaron’s Academy Award-winning space-set adventure Gravity follows engineer Dr Stone (Sandra Bullock) and astronaut Matt Kowalsky (George Clooney) as an accident in space leaves them adrift and unable to contact Earth…