Some huge titles returning this week that I am sure you are all already well and truly across. During the week Better Call Saul returned for its final season. And then there's the return of The Flight Attendant. But the big one was season 2 of Russian Doll. I haven't gotten around to any of those shows yet, but Russian Doll seems like a good use of my Saturday evening.

The need for a second season of The Flight Attendant hasn't really been explained to me beyond the first season being successful. I can't help but feel that Kaley Cuoco would have been better served doing a new season of an all-new thing that also feeds off a similar edgy chick-lit vibe.

In terms of new shows: The First Lady is a bit middling - you'll get exactly the show that it looks like from the outside and it lacks any real depth beyond, perhaps, the great Michelle Pfeiffer performance as Betty Ford. That almost makes the show worth watching.

returning:

Better Call Saul (s06), Pacific Rim: The Blacl (s02), Inside No 9 (s07), Russian Doll (s02), Mayans MC (s04), The Flight Attendant (s02)


new:

The First Lady - Showtime | Paramount+

Stars: Viola Davis, Michelle Pfeiffer, Gillian Anderson, Keifer Sutherland
A revelatory reframing of American leadership, told through the lens of the women at the heart of the White House.

Heartstopper - Netflix

Stars: Joe Locke, Kit Connor
Teens Charlie and Nick discover their unlikely friendship might be something more as they navigate school and young love.

The Rising - Sky TV

Stars: Nicholas Gleaves, Cara Rugaard
Neve Kelly discovers she is dead. She's scared and confused by this new existence. But, when she realizes she has been murdered, she's furious. She's determined to find her killer and get justice, believing that it was someone she knew.

Yakamoz S-245 - Netflix

Stars: Ecem Uzun
After disaster strikes Earth, a marine biologist on a submarine research mission must fight to survive with the crew as a conspiracy comes to light.
NOTE: This is a spin-off of sorts of Netflix series Into The Night. The two storylines are interwoven and run concurrently.

Anatomy of a Scandal - Netflix

Stars: Sienna Miller, Rupert Friend
Parliamentary minister James Whitehouse is a happily married man with a loving family home, then a scandalous secret comes to light.

Life After Life - BBC2

Stars: Isla Johnston, Thomasin McKenzie
Ursula Todd dies one night in 1910 before she can draw her first breath. On that same night in 1910, Ursula is born and survives.


That is this week done and dusted. It is another three-day weekend for us here in Australia, which means I might finally be able to finish a few of the thirty or so shows I feel like I have yet to see the end of.

Have a great weekend. Stay safe.