Watch these five unmissable films and TV shows this week

Screen Time: From Succession to You, we've rounded up the best new stuff to watch.

It’s been two long years since Succession was last on our screens. Let that sink in. Two. Years. Thankfully, that Roy-shaped hole in your heart is finally about to be filled, with the hotly anticipated third series dropping this Sunday. We know it’s extremely exciting news, but let’s try to stay calm, yeah?

And Succession isn’t the only fan favourite that’s returning to screens this week. Creepy Joe of Netflix series You is back and ready to get more blood on his hands, as the series returns for a third series that’s potentially even more fucked up than the last two. Perfect.

Get comfy, guys. It’s time to binge.

For bingeing…

Got time? Watch it all in one go
You series three

After establishing himself as a deadly stalker in series one and then meeting his murderous match in series two, Penn Badgley’s Joe is attempting to turn over a new leaf in the latest drop of You. No longer will he develop crushes that result in him murdering women, he tells himself. Why? Because he’s had a baby! And the mother is his aforementioned murderous match, Love Quinn (Victoria Pedretti)! Now, they’ve moved to the suburbs to try and act normal for a bit. But you know what they say, old habits die hard.

Available on Netflix now.

For splurging…

The film worth leaving home to see
The Last Duel

Jodie Comer, Matt Damon, Adam Driver and Ben Affleck unite for Ridley Scott’s latest epic, a Medieval #MeToo drama that’s based on a true story. In 1386, Norman knight Jean de Carrouges went up against squire Jacques Le Gris for a duel to the death, after Carrouges’ wife, Marguerite, accused Gris of rape. In the film, what unfolds is an uneasy exploration of misogyny during a period when women had no rights, as the men prioritise pride over Marguerite’s hurt.

Out in UK cinemas now.

For thinking…

A documentary to feed the brain
The Velvet Underground

Music doc fans, listen up. Directed by Todd Haynes, Apple TV+’s new documentary on The Velvet Underground is a feast for your eyes, charting how the band crafted a unique sound that changed the cultural landscape. Expect enlightening interviews from surviving members John Cale and Moe Tucker, never-before-seen footage, Warhol footage and, of course, a tonne of great music. It’s the perfect Sunday morning watch… geddit?

Available on Apple TV+ now.

For laughs…

Comedy or reality TV to crack a smile
Acapulco

In need of some feel-good content? Acapulco is your best bet. Set in 80s Mexico, the bilingual show follows Máximo after he gets a job at luxury resort Las Colinas in the titular Acapulco. The decor is bright, the hair is big and the nostalgia is dialed all the way up – proper Club Tropicana vibes. Now don’t go thinking this is a The White Lotus situation. Acapulco is more charming than scathing, just the thing to brighten up your autumn evenings.

Available on Apple TV+ now.

For chatting…

Talking points for when your next wave of social fatigue hits
Succession series three

The Roy dynasty has returned and, boy, have they been missed. In need of a recap? Succession follows the mega-wealthy, Murdoch-esque family as siblings lovingly compete for control over their father’s business. Just kidding. There’s absolutely nothing loving about this entitled group of people, but they do make great television. And this season, they’re even venturing abroad to Italy. Siri, how do you say eat the rich” in Italian?

On Sky Atlantic from 18th October.


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