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What to watch every evening this week


By Sarah Gill
16th May 2022

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What to watch every evening this week

From what's new on Netflix to episodes sure to pique your interest, here’s the best of what’s on the box this week.

At the end of a long day, there’s nothing more relaxing than nestling into the corner of the couch to spend an hour or two unwinding in front of the television. A way to decompress while becoming engrossed in the lives and times of others, a good movie marathon or TV binge is a well-deserved evening ritual.

Now that we’ve got multiple streaming services boasting an abundance of things to watch, hours can be lost browsing through the infinite options. To save you the time, we’ve pulled together the very best movies and television programmes to watch this week.

Monday, 16 May

Elon Musk: Superhero or Supervillain, Channel 4

Since he purchased Twitter for the sum of $44 billion, Elon Musk’s name has been everywhere. Said to be the world’s wealthiest person, his net worth is valued at about $252 billion. This documentary endeavours to answer the question of where it all came from, and what continues to drive him forward when he’s already got more money that he could ever spend.

Tuesday, 17 May

Derry Girls, Channel 4

We’ve made our way through the third season of Lisa McGee’s Derry Girls all too quickly, and in Tuesday night’s episode, it’s the gang’s favourite time of year: Halloween. Managing to secure themselves tickets to a Fatboy Slim gig, things take an unexpected turn when Da Gerry arrives. The finale comes the following evening in an episode set one year later, as the girls prepare to head into final year as the referendum on the Belfast Agreement threatens to overshadow Orla and Erin’s double 18th birthday bash.

Wednesday, 18 May

Conversations with Friends, RTÉ

At long last, we’ll finally be able to feast our eyes on the television adaptation of Sally Rooney’s Conversations with Friends. With big shoes to fill following on from Normal People, the series centres on two college students, Frances and Bobbi, who find themselves unexpectedly entangled with an older married couple, Nick and Melissa. To whet your appetite further, we’ve put together everything you need to know about the series ahead of Wednesday night.

Thursday, 19 May

Forgotten: The Widows of the Irish Revolution, RTÉ

While the names of the men who died for our country in 1916 went down in history and are honoured to this day, their wives left behind went largely unknown. Presented by Lindsey Earner-Byrne, this documentary examines the stories of the widows of seven men executed in 1916 revealing not just their extraordinary lives but also the issues that they faced in the post-revolutionary period and the birth of the new Free State.

Friday, 20 May

Wrong Side of the Tracks, Netflix

When his teenage granddaughter falls victim to the drug dealers overtaking his neighbourhood, a fed-up war veteran takes matters into his own hands. Setting out to reform is wayward granddaughter, this new Netflix series is a suspenseful Spanish drama dubbed over in English.