Love A nd Mercy
Friday, sbs, 8.30pm, (2015)
When you think of the Beach Boys, images of surf, sand and matching Hawaiian shirts are likely to spring to mind. But in this fascinating biopic about frontman Brian Wilson (played across generations by Paul Dano (pictured) and John Cusack), we get an insight into his musically brilliant mind that fell deeper and deeper into psychosis in the 1960s as he tried to craft avant-garde pop masterpieces. By the 1980s, Wilson was a broken and confused man, supported in contrasting ways by controversial therapist Dr Eugene Landy (Pa ul Giamatti) and future wife Melinda Ledbet ter (Elizabeth Banks). Whatever your music tastes, this is one to watch.