Screen Babble is your essential guide to everything on television, from the mainstream to the marginal. NationalWorld’s podcast producer Kelly Crichton, news and trends expert Steven Ross, and critic Alex Moreland discuss what is – and what isn’t – worth watching. This week, we’re also joined by writer Sarah McCann, who helps us take a closer look at the shows everyone is talking about.
As ever, we begin by discussing what we’ve been watching recently. Steven’s been working his way through a stack of DVDs, including the lost Martin Scorsese classic Goncharov, and Kelly has been catching up on Brassic. Alex, meanwhile, has finished watching Andor and Industry, and seen an early preview of ITV1’s upcoming political drama Stonehouse.
Sarah tells us all about The White Lotus, explaining just why the HBO satire has caught everyone’s attention. Would you (could you) stay in a White Lotus resort? Do the lead characters have to be likeable for you to watch a show? And, most importantly, where in the world should Season 3 be set?
Next, Alex previews Granite Harbour, a new crime drama arriving on BBC One on Friday 2 December. Does it have any interesting ideas or themes? (Not really.) How does it compare to shows like DI Ray or The Control Room? (Poorly.) Is it worth watching? (No.)
Finally, Steven reflects on Britbox’s Irvine Welsh adaptation Crime. How does it measure up to other Trainspotting and Filth – and is it better than Lilyhammer from last week? Is it worth taking out a Britbox subscription? And is Steven looking forward to Series 2?
Screen Babble will also release a short episode every Friday morning outlining what you should aim to watch over the weekend and beyond. Steven will take us through what’s new and what’s hot so you can focus on settling down to some quality viewing.
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