ne of the major streaming platforms is probably the last place you’d expect to find a series like Private story (Amazon Prime). It’s a string of serial killers, but the further away from what we’ve come to expect from the genre, the better.
In Galicia in the late 1940s – evoking a plethora of stylistic-era pitfalls – glamorous, upper-class Marina Quiroga (Aura Garrido), who has the soul of a killer, defies conventions of gender of the time and set out to catch the killer who is terrorizing her town, where her brother becomes the sheriff.
In something of a change of pace, Jean Reno excels as her loyal butler and sidekick Héctor.
Our Mother’s Sin (Netflix), on the other hand, is exactly what you’d expect – another true crime documentary. It is the story of Lori Vallow, who is currently awaiting trial for the murder of her two children and her husband’s ex-wife.
This week’s episode of External limits (Talking Pictures TV, 8 p.m.) represents what is generally considered one of the best hours in US television history: The demon with the glass handwritten by Harlan Ellison.
Robert Culp plays a time traveler from the future named Trent, who has no memory of his life before the past 10 days. His left hand has been replaced by a glass-encased computer shaped like the lost appendage, but missing three fingers.
They are in possession of anthropomorphic aliens hunting him through a large building (LA’s famous Bradbury Building, also used in Blade Runner). The computer tells him he must kill his pursuers and reattach his fingers to find out the purpose of his quest.
The extremely poignant finale reveal needs some beating, even today.
It’s funny to think The Grand Tour Gifts (Amazon Prime) was once considered the main line of streamers. If you’re still interested, Clarkson, Hammond and May are in the Scandinavian Arctic – as if the climate wasn’t enough to fix it.
Comedy-horror is a term that is always approached with extreme caution as so many of them struggle to be funny or thrilling. Am I being unreasonable? (BBC1, 9:30 p.m.) co-written and co-written by stars This country’s Daisy May Cooper as Nic, a mother who can’t get along with the other women at the school gate.
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Later, along with Jen (Selin Hizli), who offers friendship and a few pints of gin during the boring school carnival. But is she too good to be true?
Can’t say I’ve been hooked on horror thrillers Munich game (Sky Atlantic, 9pm) like some British critics. It’s viewable, though not yet the stretch-brushed sweater we promised. Maybe this episode three will prove me wrong.
After 17 years, the final season of Mocking of the week (BBC2, 10pm) is underway, the BBC has apparently decided that Do I have news for you? (BBC1, 9pm) is all that irony needed. It cannot.
Queen Elizabeth II’s death last week continues to have an impact on the schedule, with this year’s pre-recorded premiere Seriously come to dance on BBC1 tonight has been pushed back to next Friday. Also postponed for a week is Empty.
In their places is a celebrity edition Meaningless (BBC1, 6.10pm) – obviously one of the Queen’s favorite shows – and the movie Paddington (BBC1, 7pm). The late queen and the adorable bear now seem inseparable.
Those who like their Saturday heavy on light entertainment are still well served with Masked dancer (VM1 / ITV, 18:30) and The Voice UK (BBC1, 8pm).
More content than a compelling new three-part series Hitler: The Lost Tapes (Channel 4, 8 p.m.), explores the dictator’s public and private personality – although the so-called “records” are actually photographs taken by Hitler’s official photographer, Heinrich Hoffmann taken and a few hours of video shot by Eva Braun.
David Attenborough’s Frozen Planet II (BBC1, 8pm) combines stunning, spirited footage of polar bears leading their cubs hunting and seals teaching their cubs to swim with a stark warning that the Arctic Ocean is warming up faster than anywhere else on Earth.
If you think that Bloodlands (BBC1, 9pm), starring James Nesbitt as his best Nesbitty as DCI Northern Ireland cop Tom Brannick, who curves like a paperclip and is a serial killer, reaches peaked last year, you were wrong. There’s more.
Brannick and McGovern (Charlene McKenna) investigate the death of an accountant, who you don’t know is connected to Brannick’s shady past.
And since we’re talking about peak sensitivity, isn’t it really smart of the Kens to leave a stockpile of drugs in an unlocked locker where Lee can find them, who you wouldn’t trust to do not steal eyes when you. blink, in the last week North Sea Connection (RTÉ1, 9:30pm)?
This week, they got a frantic phone call from Shane about Lenny. Oooh, now I wonder what could have happened?
If the previous program in the series is anything to go on, The secret world of… Kem (Channel 4, 8 p.m.) will make you smile with delight at old advertisements about age-old dishes from the sweltering summers of childhood. Well, either that or gently cry as you think about your death.
Documentary series Stolen: Catch the Art Thief (BBC2, 8pm) is as gripping as any horror movie. Tonight’s episode concerns how Swedish police and the FBI have spent five years tracking down thieves who have stolen two Renoirs and a Rembrandt from the Stockholm National Museum.
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