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New TV – Space Force 

 

Netflix’s newest cosmic comedy brings together a stellar cast. Space Force stars Steve Carrell as General Mark R Naird, Chief of Space Operations, John Malkovich as a Dr Strangelove-esque scientific advisor, and Ben Schwartz as Social Media Director. Naird is pulled between the responsibilities of putting “boots on the moon” and fathering a teenage daughter all alone while his wife, Lisa Kudrow, is in prison. Created by Carrell alongside Greg Daniels, writer of The Office, Space Force is one of the most astronomically good shows Netflix has released during lockdown. (LW)

 

The best TV shows you’ve never heard of 

 

 

Ever since the coronavirus pandemic left much of the world in lockdown at home, television has been a great source of solace for populations around the world. But while our first port of call may have been either trusted classics or splashy new launches, many of us are now finding ourselves running out of options for what to watch. So, if you are finding your viewing inspiration is flagging, here are 10 brilliant and lesser-known shows that will provide perfect binge-watching material. 

 

Missions

 

Set in the not-too-distant future, this tense French sci-fi drama series imagines the first ever manned mission to Mars, Ulysses 1, which launches with a billionaire on board alongside an all-European crew including psychiatrist Jeanne Renoir (Hélène Viviès), signed up to monitor her colleagues' mental health. The series begins with the ship just about to hit the red planet after a 10-month voyage – however  the crew first receive the disappointing news that they’ve been beaten by a rival US mission, then a distress message. And things only get more confused when they land and discover an unexpected survivor. Available on Shudder/Amazon Prime Video. (EM). 

 

Get Shorty

 

Anyone who dismisses TV adaptations of films would do well to seek out FX’s excellent Fargo, or TNT’s new small-screen version of Bong Joon-Ho’s Snowpiercer and reconsider their position. It can yield great results, as also seen in EPIX’s three-season riff on the 1995 John Travolta-starring gangster comedy Get Shorty, itself an adaptation of an Elmore Leonard novel. Here Chris O’Dowd takes on the lead role as Miles Daly, a now-Irish heavy working for a Las Vegas loan shark who seeks a career change when his family tell him he’s unsafe to be around. So he approaches film producer Rick Moreweather (Ray Romano), who has the means for him to get his good script – which Miles brings to him literally soaked in blood – off the ground. Available on EPIX/Amazon Prime Video in the US and Sky Atlantic/Now TV in the UK. (EM). 

 

Loudermilk

 

Possessing both heart and a caustic humour that will appeal to fans of shows like Community and BoJack Horseman, this sitcom starring Office Space’s Ron Livingstone as a substance-abuse counsellor has the feel of a weird little web series: it is somewhat rough around the edges, much like the flawed characters it follows, but none the worse for that. Former music critic and recovering alcoholic Sam Loudermilk (Livingston) leads support group Sober Friends. But while Sam may be well-practised in advising those around him, he discovers that the person who needs the most work is himself. Supported by his best friend and sponsor, Ben (Will Sasso), he goes through relapses and has to face up to his bad behaviour. The result is an unusually honest portrayal of addiction that is also very funny. Available on Amazon Prime Video. (EM) (Credit: Alamy)

 

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