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Seriously Good Series: What We're Watching This Week

Looking for something new to watch? Plump up those couch cushions and get the snacks at the ready, because here are our top picks for seriously super viewing this week.


Sandman


The series adaptation of fantasy writer Neil Gaiman’s popular graphic novel has arrived on Netflix, and it’s a bloody good watch. Morpheus, King of Dreams is captured in an occult ritual in 1916. After being trapped in a basement for 106 years while his dream realm falls apart, he escapes and returns to try and restore order to The Dreaming.


House of the Dragon



The long-awaited prequel to Game of Thrones has landed to fill the gaping chasm GOT left in our lives (but hopefully with a better final season!) It’s got dragons! It’s got battles! It’s got bloody murder, salacious intrigue and slippery politicking! It’s also got Matt Smith in a flowing blonde wig. Set 172 years before the events of GOT, we find ourselves in the midst of the Targeryen court at the hight of the house’s powers, and things are starting to go sideways...



Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power



$1Billion later, the series adaptation of Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings is out on Amazon Prime Video, and it is beautiful. The most expensive series ever made appears to be delivering on its promise to “not eff this up”. Set thousands of years before the events of The Hobbit, the series covers Middle Earth’s Second Age – the rise and fall of Sauron and the forging of the famous rings.



Trainwreck: Woodstock '9


In 1999, the organiser of the famous Woodstock ’69 put on a Woodstock revival. Woodstock ’99 endeavoured to bring the original values of peace, love and music that made the original festival iconic to a new generation. What resulted was a veritable train wreck of rioting and violence. What went wrong? This documentary follows the story from the festival’s inception to the extraordinary chaos that followed.



The Thing About Pam



Rene Zellweger gives an incredible performance as Pam Hupp, an insane real estate agent in Missouri whose best friend, Betsy Faria, is found stabbed to death. Betsy’s husband Russ takes the fall, but Pam is not what she seems. Based on a true story, this is an absolutely ballistic ride.



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