The year has seemingly whizzed by whilst also being sluggishly slow.
It’s May which means extra days’ rest in the form of a double bank holiday. We also have a great selection of what’s on TV this week. Let us know what you think of our selection! Drop a comment or send us a message with your favourite picks.
Bloods – Wednesday 5th May @10pm (Sky One)
Comedy series following an unlikely paramedic duo. Maleek is a tough-acting loner and Wendy is an over-friendly divorcee, so when the two are partnered together, it seems like a mismatched pair that is doomed from the start. However, as the pair endure through the never-ending rush of 999 calls, put their lives at risk to save others, and struggle to gain the respect of their colleagues, they realise they might just be each other’s life support. Starring Samson Kayo & Kiell Smith-Bynoe. Created by Nathan Bryon & Samson Kayo.
Jupiter’s Legacy – Friday 7th May (Netflix)
The first generation of superheroes have kept the world safe for nearly a century. Now their children must continue their legendary ideals.
Snowfall (Season 4) – Sunday 9th May @10pm (BBC Two)
It’s January 1, 1985. Ronald Reagan has won his re-election campaign proclaiming it is “morning again in America,” but in South Central, Los Angeles, it feels more like the sun is getting low. The demand for crack cocaine is high, and while our crew of dealers led by Franklin Saint (Damson Idris) are benefitting greatly from the rising tide of addiction, they are also starting to become aware of the damage the drug is doing to the people and to the place they love.
With the entire nation taking note, the LAPD is diverting serious money and resources to the “war on drugs.” Politicians’ phones are ringing. Powerful people are concerned, from the hallways of The White House to those of CIA headquarters, where there are whispers that one of their own may be involved in this burgeoning epidemic.
Fargo (Season 4) – Sunday 9th May @ 11pm (Channel 4)
The head of an African American crime syndicate goes to war with the Italian mafia in Kansas City, Missouri in the 1950s and an uneasy truce between two factions is threatened by an untimely death. Irrepressible nurse Oraetta Mayflower attends to a dying patient, Loy Cannon trades safety for power, while the Smutny family’s financial woes forces its members into making a dangerous deal. Starring Chris Rock.
Ian Wright’s Home Truths – 9pm, BBC One
Ex-footballer Ian Wright investigates the effect growing up in a psychologically abusive and violent home has on children in the UK. In the last year, 1.6 million women experienced domestic abuse, and in 90% of domestic abuse cases there is a child present. As well as coming to terms with his own experience, Ian sets out to understand the impact this kind of childhood can have on kids growing up now and on the adults they will become.
Monster – Friday 7th May (Netflix)
Monster tells the story of Steve Harmon (Kelvin Harrison Jr.) a seventeen-year-old honor student whose world comes crashing down around him when he is charged with felony murder. The film follows his dramatic journey from a smart, likeable film student from Harlem attending an elite high school through a complex legal battle that could leave him spending the rest of his life in prison.
The Manchurian Candidate – Available to view (Sky Cinema)
Lead by the legendary Denzel Washington as military veteran Ben Marco whose recollections of a failed US raid have been sinisterly alternated.
Blade – Available to view on major streaming platforms
Everything about this gory PVC/leather-clad, action-packed 90s Marvel film screams brilliance despite a few discrepancies in the plot (we can ignore these because of Wesley Snipes) the film shines through overall as an iconic comic book film. Very excited to see what they do with the remake…