MONDAY ON THE ROAD
11PM, SBS ★★★
Well-read types of a certain age or inclination will be unable to resist the intense gravitational pull of this adaptation of the seminal Jack Kerouac novel. To get the most from the long and winding journey ahead, some knowledge of the book (or at the very least, its reputation) is compulsory. If so, this aimless, hedonistic trek around the US in the late 1940s will captivate and sedate in equal measure.