WEDNESDAY THE MAZE RUNNER
8.30PM, FOXTEL ACTION/ AVENTURE ★★★
Imagine a latter-day Lord of the Flies fused with a discarded plot line from TV’s Lost. Like the sound of that? Then this is bound to get you in. This punchy adaptation of author James Dashner’s young-adult novel doesn’t waste any time putting its easy-to-follow premise through some serious paces. A tribe of teenage boys is trapped inside a walled field. Outside is a complex maze that changes configuration every day, and hosts a collection of vicious creatures every night. On the arrival of a newcomer (Dylan O’Brien), the entrenched tribal laws are challenged for the first time.