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This eight-part political thriller is a slanted take on the Watergate scandal and centers on the stunning story of Martha Mitchell (played by Julia Roberts), the outspoken socialite wife of Nixon loyalist John Mitchell (a Sean Penn unrecognizable).
Julia Roberts (above) plays the outspoken socialite wife of Nixon loyalist John Mitchell in this eight-part political thriller
Martha was the subject of an extraordinary smear campaign by the Nixon camp amid fears she knew too much.
Roberts does some of the best work of his illustrious career here, but the entire cast, which also includes Shea Wigham (as the unhinged G. Gordon Liddy) and Betty Gilpin as the wife of key Watergate player John Dean (Dan Stevens), pull all the stops.
StarzPlay, starting Sunday
A show that definitely rewards a rewatch. Indeed, a rewatch could indeed be necessary.
Elisabeth Moss (above) plays Kirby Mizrachi, a newspaper archivist who survives an attempted murder
Kirby Mizrachi (Elisabeth Moss) is a newspaper archivist. After surviving an attempted murder, she lives in a constantly and unpredictably changing reality. That means she’s often confused, just like us viewers.
The key to it all lies in the mysterious man (played by an incredibly creepy Jamie Bell), who has been watching her since she was a toddler.
Journalist Dan Velazquez (Wagner Moura) is one of the few who doesn’t think she’s crazy and helps her try to figure out what’s going on. Apple TV+, starting Friday
The Mystery of Marilyn Monroe: unreleased tapes
Superb documentary on the much admired but troubled icon.
Using archival footage and never-before-seen interviews, this stunning documentary paints a vivid portrait of ill-fated star Marilyn Monroe (above)
It uses archival footage and never-before-seen interviews with Monroe’s friends to paint a vivid portrait of the unfortunate star while reflecting on the reasons for her untimely death at the age of just 36. Netflix, starting Wednesday
The final seven episodes of the brilliant crime drama.
We still have no idea what will become of the Byrde family and whether they will pay the ultimate money laundering price for a murderous drug cartel, or what will become of their former protege Ruth Langmore who , at the end of the first half of this season, was a bit, well, let’s just say overworked.
Will they all survive? If Ozark has taught us anything, it’s that death comes suddenly and out of nowhere. Netflix, starting Friday
Grace and Frankie
The streaming giant’s longest-running original series is coming to an end.
Old real-life friends Jane Fonda (above, left) and Lily Tomlin (above, right) are in top form again as the titular characters of Grace And Frankie
Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, old real-life friends, are on top form again as the titular characters reunited when their husbands declared their love for each other.
Watch out for the reunion of the 1980 film 9 to 5 – the veteran stars are expected to be joined by Dolly Parton before the show ends. Netflix, starting Friday
Get ready to win
This new three-part series takes rugby fans behind the scenes at Harlequins as the team prepares for a new season.
Participants include Marcus Smith, Danny Care, Louis Lynagh and Joe Marchant, who can be seen being put through their paces. Amazon, from Thursday
A wonderful cast and stunning Yorkshire locations make for a rather silly three-part mystery worth watching.
A resident of a nursing home for the elderly becomes the center of a series of bizarre incidents. Michael Palin plays him, alongside Jodie Comer and Mark Addy. BritBox, starting Thursday
The two series of Harry and Jack Williams’ psychodrama, originally shown on ITV. Joanne Froggatt and Ioan Gruffudd play a widowed teacher and surgeon whose first date takes an unexpected turn with far-reaching consequences.
Joanne Froggatt (above) and Ioan Gruffudd play a widowed professor and surgeon whose first date takes an unexpected turn in Liar
Also appearing are Zoe Tapper and Richie Campbell, who now both star in Grace. Netflix, starting Monday
Prayers for the Stolen
Mexican drama acclaimed by the producers of Roma which received a special mention at the Cannes Film Festival last year.
It is the coming-of-age story of three girls who grow up in a village dominated by drugs and human trafficking. MUBI, from Friday
What would be the point of remaking Call My Agent, the perfect French comedy about a talent agency struggling with financial problems and difficult clients?
Turns out this British retread is pretty good. It’s clearly a reimagined version of the original but also its own thing.
And there’s a great selection of stars playing themselves, including Kelly Macdonald, Helena Bonham Carter and Olivia Williams. Amazon, from Thursday
All seven seasons of the much-admired crime drama based on Michael Connelly’s novel series, which is launching the new Amazon name Freevee (formerly IMDb TV).
Titus Welliver plays the titular LAPD detective with a flair for trouble. Amazon Freevee, starting Wednesday
In its first season, this bizarre workplace drama established itself as one of television’s great shows.
Directed by Ben Stiller and starring Adam Scott (above, left), the first season of this bizarre workplace drama has established itself as one of TV’s great
Four employees of the mysterious Lumon Industries who chose to undergo the radical neurosurgery procedure of “separation” – which means their selves at work know nothing about their selves outside the office – become unhappy with their lot and plan an insurrection. .
Get ready for jaw-dropping twists and a terrifying finale that has already gone down in TV legend. Directed by Ben Stiller and starring Adam Scott. Apple TV+, available now