New to View: May 16 – 22

A weekly guide to what’s new of note on air and online


➢ Intergalactic Neon

Intergalactic is a TV rarity: expansive, British, women-driven sci-fi. The brainchild of Julie Geary (The Secret Diary of a Call Girl), the eight-part Sky One show has all the ambition, appetite and desire to entertain of a big Hollywood action flick, but the intent is sabotaged by a lack of fresh ideas, subtlety and budget. It wants to be Firefly. It ends up around Blake’s 7.” — Empire.


 Who Killed Sara? Netflix

“When Season 1 of Who Killed Sara? came to a conclusion last month, fans were left scratching their heads — and not just about the Netflix series’ titular question. Among the nagging unsolved mysteries: Is Sara reallydead? Is Elroy dead? Whose skeletal remains are in Alex’s backyard? And what is Mariana going to do to Sofia’s baby?” — TV Line.


 Special Netflix

S2 of the “winningly witty and bracingly frank … bite-sized comedy about bering young, gay and disabled in LA”. — The Guardian.


➢ Solos Amazon Prime Video

“Another anthology series from Amazon boasting another remarkable cast, including Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren, Anne Hathaway and Dan Stevens, this one coming from David Weil, the creator of the Nazi-hunter thriller Hunters. Rather more cerebral and less daft, these seven episodes bid to tackle the fundamental truths of humanity and the ties that bind us through individual tales of smart homes, fertility treatments and memory transplants.” — The Telegraph.

➢ P!NK: All I Know So Far Amazon Prime Video

Greatest Showman director Michael Gracey lifts the curtain on one of music’s greatest showwomen during her record-breaking 2019 “Beautiful Trauma” world tour.

➢ Trying Apple TV+

S2 of the charming adoption comedy starring Rafe Spall and Esther Smith as wannabe parents. Complicating their efforts is the revelation that Spall’s character may already be a dad.

➢ The Me You Can’t See Apple TV+

Multi-part documentary series that claims Oprah Winfrey and Prince Harry will “guide honest discussions about mental health and emotional well-being while opening up about their mental health journeys and struggles” with high-profile guests.

➢ 1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything Apple TV+

“Drawing on David Hepworth’s book 1971: Never a Dull Moment, Asif Kapadia’s fine documentary series weaves together socio-political commentary with music from the year many would claim was the most inventive and fertile in the history of popular music … The series is narrated by those who lived through it, while the wider context behind the albums that form the backbone of each episode.” — The Telegraph.

➢ Big Sky Disney+

At last — the rest of David E Kelley’s glossy murder-mystery lands a month after resuming on ABC in the US. S1 continues from episode 10, with six more to go before the season finale (which airs this week on ABC). A second season has been commissioned.


Jamie’s Easy Meals for Everyday TVNZ 1, 7.00

Jamie Oliver’s latest cooking series went to air in the UK last year as Jamie: Keep Cooking Family Favourites and Channel 4’s already dished up a second helping. One critic dubbed it “a much-needed source of inspiration – gentle, a treat for the eyes and straightforward enough for even the most culinary challenged to follow … Oliver’s enthusiastic, convivial style makes for a sunny series – he doesn’t forget that he may be teaching an audience that struggles to boil an egg. ‘Don’t lose sleep over it,’ he advised, while advising to divide the gnocchi dough up into equally sized balls – almost as if he knew that I’d usually get out a measuring tape.”

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