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The biggest show of the week is probably The Bad Bunch, which is the second season of an animated Star Wars show. To be completely honest, I don't know how big a deal animated Star Wars shows actually are. They lack the mainstream buzz of the live action shows, but Disney marketing makes me feel like they are a big deal.
Among my peer group of middle aged wanker male friends, the launch of a new Nicholas Winding Refn project is a big deal. He's the distinctive director behind Drive and Only God Forgives. A few years ago he had a little seen Amazon Prime Video series called Too Old To Die Young. It kind of came and went, but it built a very loyal following among a certain sort of viewer - for these guys, the release of his Netflix show Copenhagen Cowboy is the TV event of 2022.
Happy Valley (s03), Call The Midwife (s12), Street Outlaws (s19), Fantasy Island (s02), Silent Witness (s26), Run The Burbs (s02), Pretty Hard Cases (s03), The Bad Batch (s02), Bad Pick (s02), Ginny & Georgia (s02), Death in Paradise (s12), Father Brown (s10)
Copenhagen Cowboy - Netflix
Stars: Angela Bundalovic
After a lifetime of slavery, Miu seeks justice and revenge. She meets her nemesis, Rakel, and they embark on an odyssey through the natural and supernatural in the perilous landscape that is Copenhagen's criminal underworld.
Kaleidoscope - Netflix
Stars: Paz Vega, Giancarlo Esposito
A master thief and his crew attempt an epic heist worth $7 billion, but betrayal, greed and other threats undermine their plans.
Lady Voyeur - Netflix
Stars: Debora Nascimento
Follows Miranda, an uncontrollable voyeur and extremely skilled hacker. One day, her fate changes when she meets the man of her dreams.
The Lying Life of Adults - Netflix
Stars: Giuseppe Brunetti, Valeria Golino, Alessandro Preziosi, Pina Turco
In 1990s Naples, brash and bold Aunt Vittoria helps her sheltered niece experience a different side of the city, upsetting the teen's strict parents.
Paul T Goldman - Peacock
Stars: Paul T Goldman
Paul T. Goldman's world is turned upside down when he finds out that his wife has been living a secret double life. His efforts to uncover the truth thrust him into a labyrinth of fraud, deception and criminality that transforms him, in his words, "from wimp to warrior."
Will Trent - ABC
Stars: Ramón Rodriguez, Erika Christensen
Special Agent Will Trent was abandoned at birth and endured a harsh coming-of-age in Atlanta's overwhelmed foster care system. Determined to make sure no one feels as he did, he now has the highest clearance rate.
Romantic Getaway - Sky Max
Stars: Romesh Ranganathan, Katherine Ryan
Allison and Deacon are desperate for a baby, but they've run out of money to fund any more IVF treatment. So they decide to 'borrow' the £50k they need from their filthy rich boss Alfie - but Deacon adds an extra 0 to the transfer.
When you look back on the year and consider the TV you watched, how many of you will admit that the first thing you watched was Lady Voyeur because you couldn't help yourself?