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What We’re Watching on TV in July

Even though lockdown has been relaxed, there are still some of us who’d prefer a night in with the TV rather than a night out. Two great series to binge watch – not easy watches but good ones…

First up is I May Destroy You – a a British comedy-drama television series created, written, co-directed, and executive produced by Michaela Coel for BBC One and HBO . The series is set in London and stars Coel as Arabella, a young woman who must rebuild her life after her drink is spiked and she is assaulted. It isn’t an easy watch but it’s a fascinating insight into the aftermath of a sexual crime and where it leads the victim as they try to come to terms with what has happened to them. It pushes the boundaries of what we are used to watching but is an important and up to date reminder of how society and particularly social media can impact on our lives.

Watch the trailer HERE

Next is The Night Of which is being repeated on Sky and Now TV. In October 2014, Nasir “Naz” Khan is a naive Pakistani-American college student living in Queens, New York. After stealing his father’s cab one night with intentions to attend a popular party, Naz picks up a young woman, Andrea, and ends up cancelling his plans to spend the evening with her. After a night of sex and drugs with Andrea, Naz wakes and finds her stabbed to death in her bedroom; he has no recollection of what happened. What happens over the course of the next seven episodes is edge of your seat stuff. Starring Riz Ahmed (who won an Emmy for this performance) and John Turturro as the world weary lawyer, it’s well worth a watch. Did Naz kill the girl, or was it someone else…

Watch the trailer HERE

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