Staying In (TV) – Aug 22
Arts & Culture
House of the Dragon
Sky Atlantic, 22 August
Game of Thrones was all anyone talked about for years but after a disappointing final season and a less than satisfactory ending, people have forgotten about it and moved on. Well, the people at HBO are hoping there’s still a spark of excitement as they bring us House of the Dragon, a spin-off prequel sent 200 years before the original series. This new story focuses on the House of Targaryen, the ancestors of Daenerys as the family starts to fall apart, signalling the beginning of the end of their reign. The cast is looking fantastic and includes Paddy Considine, Emma D’Arcy, Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke and Rhys Ifans. Luckily, you don’t have to wait five seasons for some big dragons to show up, it looks like there’s plenty of dragons to be found in the House of the Dragon!
Since lockdown, my fiancé has really got me into MasterChef and all its spin-offs. We love Greg Wallace but have you ever noticed how John Torode describes in detail what a contestant is making and then finishes off by saying something like “If they pull it off, it could be nice.” That’s the case with all food, John! If it goes well, it’ll be nice, if it goes badly, it won’t be! Anyway, there’s a new line of celebrities stepping into the kitchen to give the culinary competition a go. We’ve got the likes of Chris Eubank, Danny Jones, Jimmy Bullard, Katya Jones, Kirsty Gallacher, Lesley Joseph and Paul Chuckle donning the aprons and cooking up a storm.
Locke & Key
Netflix, Final Season 10 August
The Locke family is back to discover more magical keys within Keyhouse for one final season. Following the events of the second season, the family is feeling a little fractured. But they’ll need to come together to deal with a new threat. Something dangerous is lurking in Matheson and it has plans of its own for the keys. Expect more drama, teen angst and magical mayhem as this exciting series comes to a close.
Netflix, 5 August
This anticipated series based on Neil Gaiman’s popular comic is almost here. The Sandman is the story of Morpheus, the Dream King and how following an escape after decades of imprisonment by a wizard, he tries to fix the mistakes he’s made during his long existence. The cast is phenomenal and includes Jenna Coleman, Charles Dance, Gwendoline Christie, Sanjeev Bhaskar, David Thewlis, Patton Oswalt and Stephen Fry. This is likely to be the next big Netflix series that everyone is talking about so make sure you’re ahead of the game and catch this as soon as it comes out.