The best new TV to stream this week – from Pistol to The Boys
STREAMED all there is to stream on Netflix and co? Well, look no further. The Sun has got you covered with the best new TV shows coming to your screens.
From the new season of The Real Housewives, to a behind the scenes look at the life of the Sex Pistols, there’s no shortage of shows to binge-watch until your heart’s content.
The Real Housewives Of Dubai (HAYU)
The Real Housewives franchise really is taking over the world.
Not content with bringing us the bitching, backstabbing and adventures of glamorous women in Beverly Hills, New York, Cheshire and Lagos – to name a few – we’ve now got a first-class ticket to Dubai.
Get set to meet the marvellous Nina Ali, Chanel Ayan, Caroline Brooks, Sara Al Madani, Lesa Milan and Caroline Stanbury – who famously once dated Prince Andrew.
As ever, they’re an entertaining, watchable group, who lead seriously luxurious lives in a jaw-dropping, fascinating and often-misunderstood part of the world.
Available to watch from Thursday, June 2.
This series pulls out all the stops to recreate the bleakness of 1970s Britain and to explain how and why the Sex Pistols came about.
Of course, many would argue that a big-budget biopic, crammed with trained actors – the supporting cast includes Maisie Williams, Talulah Riley and Thomas Brodie-Sangster – is about as far from punk as you can get.
Indeed, there’s certainly little of the same danger or controversy the Pistols brought with them back in the late 70s.
But as an enjoyably raucous slice of snotty-nosed, music-laden nostalgia, Pistol looks set to hit all the right wrong notes.
Available to watch from Tuesday, May 31.
Elizabeth: A Portrait In Parts (Amazon Prime)
Fans of the Queen are spoiled for choice right now when it comes to in-depth documentaries about her remarkable life – for obvious reasons.
But if you’re tired of all the talking and analysis and would prefer to see Her Majesty’s story told in a more visually arresting way, this is the feature-length documentary for you.
The result is a very different and, at times, dizzying portrait of a woman who’s been the most recognisable person on the planet for as long as most of us can remember.
Available to watch from Wednesday, June 1.
Physical (Apple TV+)
We know it sounds rather niche and unlikely, but anyone hankering after a dark comedy about aerobics should look no further than Physical.
We’ve reached season two of this energetic show, which is set in the nostalgic 1980s and stars Rose Byrne as Shiela, a put-upon, corkscrew-permed housewife who finds her calling as a fitness instructor.
Having just launched her hit workout video, Shiela finds herself torn between a glamorous new life and her jerk-ish hubby Danny.
And there’s another cloud on the horizon: a smooth-talking rival fitness guru called Vinnie, played by the brilliant Murray Bartlett, who shot to stardom as Armond in The White Lotus.
Available to watch from Friday, June 3.
After an acclaimed first series, the gritty drama about a group of exotic dancers working at strip club The Pynk in Mississippi is back for eight new episodes.
The pandemic has hit the town of Chucalissa, putting the club’s future in jeopardy – much to the concern of Uncle Clifford, Autumn and the crew.
Meanwhile, some new arrivals look set to put the cat among the barely-dressed pigeons and there are power struggles and strained relationships galore.
A heady cocktail of sex, violence and crime, it won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, but there’s plenty of heart here too.
Available to watch from Friday, June 3.
Pros And Cons (Acorn TV)
What happens when con artists decide that they want to settle down and live a more law-abiding life?
That’s the backstory to this fun new drama from Denmark, centred around former crooks Nina and Erik.
The couple retired from their life of crime 17 years ago when Nina got pregnant and have lived quietly in the suburbs of Copenhagen ever since.
Now the busy parents of two kids and with their marriage on the rocks, things get more complicated when their former partner in crime, Jacqueline, turns up threatening to expose them unless they join her in multi-million Euro con.
Can the pair find a way to juggle parenting and pulling off a huge scam? Entertaining. In Danish with subtitles.
Available to watch from Monday, 30 May.
The Boys (Amazon Prime)
If you’re one of those people bored by – and somewhat suspicious of – squeaky-clean superheroes, it’s time you got to know The Boys.
Lining up against this bunch of seemingly perfect but actually awful superhumans are The Boys, a gang of vigilantes intent on exposing The Seven for who they really are.
Leader of the gang is Billy Butcher, a no-nonsense former member of the SAS who hates all superheroes – and has very personal reasons for doing so.
At the beginning of season one, ruthless Billy found himself a reluctant new recruit, in the form of Hughie Campbell, a totally unprepared young man who agrees to join after one of The Seven kills his girlfriend.
What follows is a high-octane and often laugh-out-loud funny adventure, the two opposing groups pitched against each other in an epic, blood-spattered game of cat and mouse.
The third season will be available to watch from Friday, June 3.
Stranger Things (Netflix)
Forget the fact that the young cast now look much older than their characters are meant to be, the first volume of the fourth season of the much-loved sci-fi series is as enjoyable as ever.
Obi-Wan Kenobi (Disney+)
Seventeen years after he last pulled on those iconic Jedi robes, Ewan McGregor returns to the role of Obi-Wan for this spectacular and fan-pleasing new Star Wars spin-off series.
The Sound Of Magic (Netflix)
The latest Korean series to catch the world’s imagination, this spellbinding musical drama follows mysterious magician Lee Eul and student Yoon Ah-yi, who’s lost her belief in magic.
The Flight Attendant (NOW)
The addictive dark comedy thriller is back, with newly sober flight attendant Cassie now working part-time as an agent for the CIA.
A brilliant return from a fabulous series.
The Staircase (Netflix)
The success of the Colin Firth drama about the trial of suspected murderer Michael Peterson has reignited interest in the original 2004 true-crime documentary series that inspired it.
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