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  • Back in the day

    The sequel to That ’70s Show very much takes an approach of ‘‘If it ain’t broke ...’’ As we revisit the Wisconsin basement, even new characters have the old ones’ traits, writes Lucy Mangan.

  • Driller thriller

    Martin Compston, Iain Glen and a deeply unsettling Mark Bonnar star in creepy thriller The Rig, set on an oil platform that is attacked by supernatural forces. You’ll have a gas, reckons Lucy Mangan.

  • Anticipated 2023 shows

    The Witcher

  • Theclockisticking

    Jack Ryan is all about pace — and so, as the ODT’s Hayden Meikle discovers, is an attempt to find out more about season three from two of its leading men.

  • Slow spies, quick wit

    In season 2 of Slow Horses, every scene has a finesse of quality or invention. Full of lovely comedy and espionage antics, it gives stars like Gary Oldman and Kristin Scott Thomas plenty to relish, writes Jack Seale.

  • A bit of the old magic

    The Disney+ revamp of ’80s movie Willow is a sassy, brisk coming-of-age caper. Then the lead actor appears, fantasy gubbins bogs the action down — and the comedy goes awry, writes Jack Seale.

  • Trouble brews for divorcees

    Relationships go up in smoke in intriguing dramedy Fleishman is in Trouble reports Karl Puschmann.

  • ’GUARDIANS of the Galaxy Holiday Special’ brings Kevin Bacon into the Marvel fold, teases new movie

  • Gothic, novel

    From Tim Burton’s gothic direction to casting that is absolutely perfect (Catherine Zeta-Jones as Morticia!), this series focusing on the creepy clan’s daughter is an utter joy, writes Joel Golby.

  • Reach for the sky

    Hugo Blick’s revelatory series is a gorgeous, glorious new take on the old west — a lawless land where no-one can hear you, or anyone in your way, scream, writes Lucy Mangan.

  • Aspotofderring-do

    This show about the formation of the SAS — from the brains behind Peaky Blinders, Steven Knight — is big, brash, witty and packed with energy. It’s basically Khaki Blinders, reckons Rebecca Nicholson.

  • A freaky Halloween treat

    Jessica Raine, Peter Capaldi and a weird unblinking little boy are superb in this timely horror — which has all the creepy components to be essential viewing, Joel Golby reports.

  • Mystery within a mystery

    Magpie Murders has everything you want in a British ‘‘whodunit’’, writes Robert Lloyd.

  • Scared shirtless

    Not even Charlie Hunnam constantly taking his top off can save Apple TV+’s new thriller Shantaram, writes Rebecca Nicholson.

  • Standing the heat

    Flawless, propulsive show The Bear, about a talented chef overhauling his chaotic family sandwich joint, is the perfect dish, reckons Lucy Mangan.

  • Still got it

    Jeff Bridges plays an ex-CIA agent who has been in hiding for decades. Now, he’s paranoid old enemies are out to get him. Are they? Of course!, discovers Rebecca Nicholson.

  • The actually dark side

    New Star Wars show Andor seems to have realised a concept many fans have been clamouring for for a long time — Star Wars for grown-ups. Jack Seale rolls around in all the grit.

  • Screen Queen

    Be it her calming speech in lockdown, or her landmark decision to televise her coronation, the Queen embraced TV in a way that helped her connect to her subjects, writes Mark Lawson.

  • Down the rabbit hole

    What is real, and what isn’t? Karl Puschmann loses track as he follows comedian Nathan Fielder down an increasingly mind-bending spiral in Fielder’s new reality (?) show The Rehearsal.

  • Noteasybeinggreen

    The latest product off the end of the Marvel production line is not exactly subtle, but that’s no barrier to it being a fun time, writes Lucy Mangan.

  • Football is life

    Gripping doco series Welcome to Wrexham follows the takeover of Wales’ oldest football club by Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney — but they’re less interesting than the Welsh locals, writes Rebecca Nicholson.

  • Firingbackup

    Westeros is back! Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon is here three years after the world’s TV love affair with the battle for the Iron Throne went all bitter and twisted at the end there. Can this new entry win back our affection? Ben Allan has a look.

  • The old ball game

    Abbi Jacobson’s remake of the 1992 movie about a female baseball team in the 1940s is touching, funny — and even better than the original, writes Rebecca Nicholson.

  • Sci-fi that delivers

    Prime Video’s new sci-fi adventure isn’t the next Stranger Things. It’s better, writes Robert Lloyd.

  • Pride and positivity

    Meet Eva Reign, Billy Porter’s muse and star of his film Anything’s Possible, writes Joshua Axelrod.

  • Better watch it

    It’s been a bit lower-profile outside the States — where they’ve been obsessed — but Better Things is a now-completed series well worth catching up with, finds Joel Golby.

  • Back on the scene

    The clever, arch comedy whodunnit Only Murders in the Building crams in way more than ever before as it returns for its second season, writes Rebecca Nicholson.

  • To bee or not to bee

    Rowan Atkinson is back to his slapstick best in the epic — if one-sided — rage-fuelled insect combat of Man vs Bee, finds Stuart Jeffries.

  • Danish‘WestWing’

    The Danish political drama is a breath of fresh air. How lovely to have it back, writes Stuart Jeffries.

  • An actual marvel

    Instant stardom awaits the new girl in the Marvel universe in Ms. Marvel. She’s funny, charming and effortlessly bats off preconceptions in this joyful coming-of-age tale, Lucy Mangan writes. Let the geek girls inherit the Earth!

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