Top 5: TV Shows You Need to Watch This WeekBy Kate Samuelson
When the weather outside is frightful, staying in and watching TV is so delightful. There’s no need to brace the arctic outdoors when this week’s top telly picks are so damn good.
1. Charlie Brooker’s Weekly Wipe
What: It’s a TV show about TV shows (oh, how meta), where Charlie Brooker – everyone’s favourite satirist – reflects on the week’s telly and news. The third episode of this six-part series is bound to be just as hilarious as the first two, where Charlie’s take on subjects as far ranging as the start of the election campaigns and Top Gear cannot help but make you grin.
When: Thursday, 10-11pm
Where: BBC 2
2. Taking New York
What: E4’s latest reality show follows a group of young British adults chasing the American Dream as they attempt to make a life for themselves in the Big Apple. Fans of Made in Chelsea will love this brand new series, which focuses on the adventures of twins Megan and Amy and male models Jamie and Ben.
When: Monday, 9-10pm
3. Kid Criminals
What: According to Channel 4, in America, at any one time, there are over 70,000 children behind bars. Part one this gritty new two-part documentary explores Indiana’s Pendleton Juvenile Correctional Facility, where many teenagers are serving time for sex offences.
When: Tuesday, 10-11pm
Where: Channel 4
4. The Ten Faces of Michael Jackson
What: Reconstructing the many layers of facial cosmetic surgery undergone by the infamous pop star, Channel 5 explores the details and depth behind Michael Jackson’s many operations in this chilling one-off documentary.
When: Wednesday, 9-10pm
Where: Channel 5
5. Coyote Ugly
What: A film to watch again and again (and again), 2000’s Coyote Ugly stars Piper Perabo as Violet Sanford, an aspiring songwriter who leaves her comfortable suburban home and travels to New York to make her fortune. As predicted, things don’t quite go to plan.
When: Friday, 9-11.05pm
Where: ITV 2