What to watch on TV this week
From Eve Myles's return to iPlayer sensation Keeping Faith to Mary-Louise (Meryl Streep) standing trial in the Big Little Lies finale, this week in TV is blessed with female-led drama
This Welsh and mysterious iPlayer sensation returns for a second season. After Faith (Eve Myles) endures the hell beneath the small Welsh town of Abercorran, her husband Evan (Bradley Freeguard) finally returns. 18 months later, Faith is still reeling from the trauma.
Writer Matthew Hall teases out the details of Evan’s return, flipping back and forth between past and present. As Faith navigates her life in the Howells law firm, she takes on a new case defending a farmer accused of murder.
Keeping Faith is obscure, confusing, and trashy – but sustains some entertaining moments around the town and in the courtroom. It’s worth watching alone for Eve Myles’s annihilative performance.
Read our review of episode one
Shane Meadows set a new standard for improvised drama in The Virtues, so writer/director Dominic Savage is under pressure to deliver an equally raw and realistic experience with I Am.
The first in a three-part anthology series following the lives of three women, I Am Nicola stars Line of Duty star Vicky McClure as a woman struggling with her manipulative boyfriend. The episode tracks their relationship from passion to ruin.
Piper (Taylor Schilling) has finally been released from Litchfield! But how will she adjust to normal life, away from prison cells and brutal personalities?
Season six of Orange is the New Black ended with a devastating commentary on American racism. Blanca (Laura Gomez) is thrown into an immigration facility and Taystee (Danielle Brooks) goes down for a murder she didn’t commit. Maybe Piper, with her new found freedom, can cure these injustices?
Read our review of season sixRead more ...
The last hour of Monterey madness is fast approaching, and we can't wait to watch Mary-Louise (Meryl Streep) on the stand.
Questioned by Celeste (Nicole Kidman), will Mary-Louise crumble under the pressure? Or will she fight every question with her steely smiles? Celeste brings up Perry’s childhood, which might be Mary-Louise’s kryptonite.
Meanwhile, Madeline (Reese Witherspoon) is worried that the big, big lie kept by the Monterey Five will tear them all apart.
Read our review of episode six
George Clooney directs the last in this hilarious and harrowing series based on Joseph Heller’s classic novel. Yo-Yo (Christopher Abbott) endures a horrible loss, and transforms as a result. Regardless, he still fulfils his flying missions given by the vengeful General Scheisskopf (Clooney).Read more ...
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