Escapism at its finest, we can’t think of a better way to get through this “unusual” season than with a solid lineup of great television. Thanks to a conversation overheard at East Hampton Grill between two TV buffs, we got the real scoop on binge-worthy watches.
From drama to comedy, food TV and more, these are the must-watch shows that have Hamptononites riveted.
I MAY DESTROY YOU
This British comedy-drama is written, co-directed and executive produced by Michaela Coel for BBC One and HBO. It's set in London and stars Coel as Arabella as a young woman who seeks to rebuild her life after being raped. This sublimely unsettling show about a self-assured Londoner with a group of great friends, a boyfriend in Italy, and a burgeoning writing career focuses on Arabell's quest to rebuild every element of her life.
SOMEBODY FEED PHIL
An American television travel documentary, presented by Philip Rosenthal, premiered on Netflix two years ago. Suddenly now, it's building massive traction thanks to the charisma of its central character. Phil samples the cuisine of a different city every episoade. The show is a spiritual successor to Rosenthal's previous show on PBS, I'll Have What Phil's Having, and is scoring major brownie points with foodies and travel enthusiasts alike.
American college football coach Ted Lasso is recruited by an English Premier League team, AFC Richmond. The only problem is, he has no experience in association football whatsoever. It makes for some hysterical background to this feel-good sitcom. Developed by Bill Lawrence and Jason Sudeikis, this lighthearted and funny show is not only brilliantly written and fabulously acted; it's solid proof that Sudeikis is one mega, multitalented star.
The mini-series has ended, so tune out any spoilers that may reveal the whodunit mystery at the center of this psychological thriller. Based on the 2014 novel You Should Have Known by Jean Hanff Korelitz, the countless twists, red herrings and potential culprits will keep you on the edge of your couch. Stars Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant give stunning performances, showing what happens when a trio of women conspire to give a murder the comeuppance.
The fourth season of this acclaimed historical drama is set during Margaret Thatcher's period as prime minister, but what really gets people going is the focus on Lady Diana Spencer. From her wedding to Prince Charles to the births of Princes William and Harry, this historically factual-ish series brings a good amount of dramatic interpretation, but that just means it's as interesting to the residents of Buckingham Palace as it is for us.
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