BOX SETS AND ON DEMAND
Salt Fat Acid Heat (Netflix, from Fri)
ordinary. Jackson wrote extraordinary tales that continue to bewitch readers today and arguably the most famous of them is The Haunting of Hill House. It’s already been turned into a film twice and a stage play. Now it’s been expanded for a 10-part TV series.
A new run of Chef’s Table began a couple of weeks ago and The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell is also heading our way shortly. Sandwiched between the pair is another fresh culinary series, this time a four-parter based on Samin Nosrat’s best-selling and award-winning book of the same name. Nosrat has been described as “America’s next great cooking teacher” and her tome teaches people how to cook instinctively without a recipe by breaking down the fundamentals of cooking. Each episode will focus on a different aspect of food and its preparation. Cameras follow Nosrat as she explores kitchens around the world while teaching her viewers a thing or two about culinary perfection.
Apostle (Netflix, from Fri)
Trailers are designed to entice viewers into watching something and they can be rather misleading. However, if clips from Apostle, a horror film set during the early 20th century, are to be believed, those who dare to tune in will be scared silly. Dan Stevens plays Thomas Richardson, who heads to a remote island to rescue his sister from the religious cult holding her hostage. Its leaders have demanded a ransom for her return.