Succession’s return, a new Irish quiz show and more – here’s what to watch this week
27th Mar 2023
Whether you're looking for another podcast to get stuck into, are trying to find your next big read or are simply wondering what to watch on Netflix this evening, we've rounded up the best of new TV, books and podcasts to check out this week.
Monday, March 27
Succession (Season 4), Sky Atlantic
Sadly, yes, the rumours are true – this really will be the last season of Succession, so SAVOUR it. In the fourth season, the sale of media conglomerate Waystar Royco to tech visionary Lukas Matsson (Alexander Skarsgård) moves ever closer. The prospect of this seismic sale provokes existential angst and familial division among the Roys as they anticipate what their lives will look like once the deal is complete. A power struggle ensues as the family weighs up a future where their cultural and political weight is severely curtailed.
Tuesday, March 28
My Kind of Country, Apple TV+
My Kind of Country is a fresh take on a competition series, breaking down barriers in country music by providing an extraordinary opportunity to diverse and innovative artists from around the world. Jimmie Allen, Mickey Guyton and Orville Peck features as scouts on the show, each of whom hand-pick a roster of exceptional up-and-coming artists and invite them to the home of country music in Nashville, Tennessee, to showcase their unique sound. Reese Witherspoon and Kacey Musgraves also star.
Wednesday, March 29
The Big Door Prize, Apple TV+
From the writer of Schitt’s Creek and starring Boyle’s Chris O’Dowd, comedy series The Big Door Prize is based on the book of the same name by M.O. Walsh and tells the story of how a small town is rocked when a mysterious machine appears in the general store, promising to reveal each resident’s “true life potential.”
Thursday, March 30
Ellis Dragon (Rob Lowe) is a universally admired, eccentric, narcissist-adjacent biotech entrepreneur working to make the world a better place. He’s also in emotional free-fall. His son Jackson Dragon (John Owen Lowe) is… none of those things. Can Jackson save Ellis and his company and salvage their estranged relationship while also doing what may actually be impossible: escaping the shadow of his larger-than-life father?
Friday, March 31
The Power, Amazon Prime Video
This emotionally-driven global thriller – based on Naomi Alderman’s international award-winning novel – is set in a world not unlike our own, but for one twist of nature. Suddenly, and without warning, teenage girls develop the power to electrocute people at will. Following a cast of remarkable characters from London to Seattle, Nigeria to Eastern Europe, the power evolves from a tingle in teenagers’ collarbones to a complete reversal of the power balance of the world.
Saturday, April 1
Tetris, Apple TV+
Taron Egerton stars in a new Apple Original Film inspired by the true story of how one man risked his life to outsmart the KGB and turn Tetris into a worldwide sensation.
Sunday, April 2
Ireland’s Smartest, RTÉ One and RTÉ Player
Claire Byrne is returning to your telly – no, not yet in her rumoured position at RTÉ’s most high profile vacancy – but as the host of a new quiz on Sunday nights at 7.30pm, in search of Ireland’s Smartest. Three contestants will compete a series of quizzes, from general knowledge to categories in a balance of speed and strategy over the next ten weeks to find Ireland’s smartest quizzer.
Photography by HBO.