Do you need something good to watch this weekend? There’s never been a better time to sink your teeth into great current affairs, drama or reality series
Ear to the Ground – RTÉ One
A brand new series of the programme that keeps us updated on everything happening in rural Ireland starts this week on RTÉ One. Maeve Dineen is joining Darragh McCullough and Ella McSweeney for the 31st season of the farming and country affairs show covering topics as diverse as “farming TikTok” and the All Ireland Hedge Laying Championships. If you can’t watch it live, you can stream it or catch up on the most recent season on the RTÉ Player.
All the Light We Cannot See – Netflix
Despite receiving mixed reviews, we’re looking forward to checking out director Shawn Levy’s miniseries, All the Light We Cannot See. Based on Anthony Doerr’s Pulitzer prize-winning bestselling novel, the story follows a blind French girl and a German soldier whose paths collide in the final days of WWII. Stars include newcomers Aria Mia Loberti, Louis Hofmann and fan favourites Mark Ruffalo and Hugh Laurie.
Selling Sunset: Season 7 – Netflix
If you’re a fan of Selling Sunset, rejoice and prepare to block off your weekend! Season 7 drops on 3 November as the ultra-glamorous ladies of the Oppenheim Group return with a brand new office, sleek penthouse listings and of course, lots of personality clashes. The trailer promises plenty of drama with Chrishell enduring a painfully awkward lunch with Jason’s new girlfriend, rivalries continuing to escalate at work, and a surprising crossover with the agents of Selling the OC.
Loki: Season 2 – Disney+
If you’ve been waiting for a few episodes of the latest season of Loki to come out before starting it, you’re in luck because it’s almost all there! The second instalment of the Marvel Comic Universe spin-off, starring Tom Hiddleston and Owen Wilson, sees Loki working with Mobius, Hunter B-15, and other members of the Time Variance Authority to navigate the multiverse in order to find Sylvie, Ravonna Renslayer, and Miss Minutes and the truth of what it means to possess free will and glorious purpose. The final two episodes air in November.
Killers of the Flower Moon – Cinemas nationwide
When was the last time you went to the cinema? If you can’t remember, check out your local listings and book seats for Killers of the Flower Moon – a gritty drama about the brutality of American greed. Directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert DeNiro and Lily Gladstone, the film is winning praise for its stellar performances and has been described as one of Scorsese’s ‘darkest and most disturbing films ever’. If gore or horror isn’t your thing, this could be just the ticket for the scariest time of the year.
The Gone – RTÉ One
This six-part thriller stars Dublin-born actor Richard Flood (Grey’s Anatomy), Acushla-Tara Kupe and Michelle Fairley (Game of Thrones) in a story about an Irish couple in their twenties who go missing from a small New Zealand town.
Detective Theo Richter heads out there to liaise and explore a possible gang connection. He teams up with Maori detective Diana Huia, who reluctantly returns to her home town, but refuses to reconnect with a family she has firmly left in the past.
Coleen Rooney: The Real Wagatha Story – Hulu/Disney+
A lot of us saw the headlines when this story was unfolding several years ago but how many of us actually know what happened? In case you’re not familiar with the perfectly punned plot, here’s the gist:
In 2019, Coleen Rooney, wife of former England football captain Wayne, accused Rebekah Vardy – spouse of footballer Jamie Vardy – of leaking posts from her private Instagram to The Sun. Rooney had laid a trap by sharing stories exclusively with Vardy, only for them to later appear in the papers. With help from the red tops, she claimed to have caught Vardy red-handed. Vardy disagreed with her version of events and decided to sue for libel.
Love them or hate them, there’s no denying that this modern-day mystery was highly entertaining.
Pain Hustlers – Netflix
Movie fans are in for a treat as loveable actors Emily Blunt and Chris Evans team up with Andy Garcia and Catherine O’Hara (the glorious Moira Rose of Schitt’s Creek) for this crime drama that claims to be inspired by real life events. Blunt stars as Liza Drake, a high school dropout looking to make a better life for herself and her young daughter. She lands a job with a failing pharmaceutical company in Central Florida, where she soon finds herself at the centre of a criminal conspiracy.
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