TV Highlights this Week - - by Paul Klein

BEST OF THE BOX: TV Highlights 5th June – 11th June

BEST OF THE BOX: TV Highlights 5th June – 11th June Courtesy of Des Willie Photography

The end is nigh for Marvel’s Agent’s of SHIELD, but the beginning is also upon us with this week’s Best of the Box. Our picks for what you should be watching on your small screen over the coming seven days.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (E4 – 5th June)

It’s the end of the line for Marvel’s flagship spy show as it reaches it’s climactic finale. As has always been the case for this series, the storytelling is fast paced and uneven, but hopefully with the finale coming, there’s going to be something of a resolution to the story that will see us geared up for more Marvel adventures. Of course we’re not done with the Marvel TV universe yet, but for now, this will probably be our last hurrah until we see Netflix’s Luke Cage.

 

Outcast (FOX – 7th June)

From the mind of Robert Kirkman, the man who gave us The Walking Dead… and Fear the Walking Dead comes this intriguing horror show. Patrick Fugit (Almost Famous/Gone Girl) stars as a man unsure as to why he’s suffering from demonic possession while Philip Glenister (Life on Mars/Ashes To Ashes) also aids him in his quest for answers. Reg E. Cathey (House of Cards) and Brent Spiner (Star Trek: The Next Generation) also star. It could be the horror show of the year, hopefully it has a little more focus than his zombie apocalypse saga.

 

Wayward Pines (FOX 8th June)

Twin Peaks meets Silent Hill returns this week sans Matt Dillon, with another trip into the weird world of Wayward Pines. Having done all three books in the first season there seems to be nowhere for the season to go, but no doubt with an all star cast cast that includes Djimon Hounsou and Carla Gugino will see more twists, turns and strange goings on in a world that is not as it seems. The best thing to do is to avoid spoilers and let the strange actions of the show wash over, of course this will simple bide time until Twin Peaks returns.

 

Peaky Blinders (BBC2 – 9th June)

Cillian Murphy’s great performance in the latest series of the Irish mob show comes to an end, with the Blinders showing down and continuing their stronghold it’s going to be a brilliant finale to one of the BBCs best drama shows. Paddy Considine has been the highlight of this series just as Hardy was of the second and Sam Neill the first. Roll on another series of the Nick Cave playing crime series. This ones been – a blinder.

 

New Blood (BBC1 – 9th June)

To many, Anthony Horowitz’ Alex Rider spy novels were a staple of teenage literature in the noughties, but whilst those adventures catered more to the young side of the ‘young adult’ genre, his new crime thriller series is very much for adults. Newcomers to BBC primetime Mark Strepan and Ben Tavassoli star as Stefan and Rash, two junior investigators thrown together by two seemingly unrelated cases, both dealing with the realities of a harsh housing market and student loan debt whilst taking on the criminal underbelly of the rich and powerful. Featuring Mark Addy (Game of Thrones) and Anna Chancellor (Four Weddings and a Funeral), conspiracies aside this may hit a little close to home for many a Millenial.

 

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Paul Klein, a film studies graduate from London.

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