Five things for you to watch this weekend
THE WHITE LOTUS SHOWMAX
A stellar cast and well-rounded characters make creator Mike White’s takedown of privilege and inequality in the US a compelling dark comic triumph. Part murder mystery, part “upstairs, downstairs” social critique, it’s the story of one week in the life of a group of wealthy vacationers at a Hawaii luxury resort and the frustrated staff tasked with seeing to their preposterous needs. As tensions build, masks slip and the gloves come off, it builds to a delirious tragic standoff.
FINAL SET NETFLIX
Alex Lutz stars as a past-hisprime tennis pro who decides at the age of 37 to give his dream of French Open glory one final shot. Faced with the inevitable betrayals of his age and the Pandora’s box of personal demons that his quest unleashes, it’s only when he truly has nothing left to lose that we wait with bated breath to see if he can beat the odds.
GANGS OF LONDON SHOWMAX
Creator Gareth Evans’ epic crime family drama is an intriguingly baroque, melodramatic but watchable beast of a show. When the patriarch of a notorious London underworld family is killed, all hell is unleashed on the streets of the city as his son seeks revenge in a high-octane fuelled, dizzyingly choreographed series of action set-pieces and a soap opera
style rollercoaster of twists and dramatic revelations that keep you in their grip.
KEVIN CAN F**K HIMSELF AMAZON PRIME VIDEO
Annie Murray plays a sitcom wife in this strange but compelling genre-bending comedy. After she discovers a dark and useful secret about her stereotypically immature bro of a sitcom husband — the titular Kevin — the perfect wife must decide whether she wants to keep her blinkers on or free herself of the ever-tightening restrictions of her life.
JOHN OF GOD: THE CRIMES OF A SPIRITUALIST NETFLIX
Brazilian spiritual guru João Teixeira de Faria built an empire on his fabled healing powers. He survived investigations that found he was a fraud but he couldn’t survive the barrage of sexual abuse allegations against him. This four-part docuseries explores his rise and fall through testimonies of the survivors of his abuse.