Staying In (TV) – June 22

Arts & Culture

Staying in with
Adam Gunton

Ms Marvel 

8 June, Disney+

Growing up with heroes like Iron Man, Thor and Captain Marvel has got to be pretty awe-inspiring and Kamala Khan is one of the biggest superhero fans going. She adores Captain Marvel and would rather daydream about being a superhero than deal with school or her homelife. But a series of events lead Kamala to getting superpowers just like the idols she admires. Handling life as a teen is one thing but being a teen with incredible abilities is a whole other story! Based on the popular comic-series, expect this new Marvel show to offer a different perspective on being a superhero, and gives some much-needed diversity to a growing franchise. 

Only Murders in the Building Season 2

28 June, Disney+

The armchair detectives return to solve more murder and mystery. This wonderful series continues in the same vein as the first with Charles, (Steve Martin), Oliver (Martin Short) and Mabel (Selena Gomez) cracking a new case on their popular podcast show. Joining the cast for season two are Cara Delevingne, Shirley MacLaine and Amy Schumer. Schumer, like Sting in season one, is playing herself and she’s trying to adapt their podcast for the big screen and make herself the star. While that’s all very exciting, the best thing about this show is the friendship of the main characters and it’s going to be great to have that on our screens once again.

God’s Favourite Idiot

5 June, Netflix

Clark Thompson (Ben Falcone) is your average guy. He’s not especially funny or clever. He’s just a nice guy. We’ve all worked with a Clark. But Clark’s life is about take a very different path as he becomes the unwitting messenger of God. His would-be-girlfriend Amily (Melissa McCarthy) and the rest of Clark’s colleagues try to work out what this could mean as angels, demons, a potential apocalypse and even Satan start appearing. It sounds like serious stuff, but this comedy is giving vibes of the brilliant The Good Place so we’re in for a real treat.

The Umbrella Academy Season 3  

22 June, Netflix

The popular Netflix series about a crime-fighting family with fantastic powers is back. But rather than save the world, they seem to mess things up and then must try to fix it. The last time they did that, they ended up travelling back to the sixties and wrapped up in the assassination of JFK. Now, the Hargreeves are back in the present day but, as all time-travel films have taught us, if you mess with the past, you mess with the present. And this present isn’t one they recognise. The best thing about this series is you have no idea where it’s going to go next, you just need to enjoy the ride.

Platinum Party at the Palace 

4 June, BBC One

Just one of many TV shows celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, this party is being covered by Kirsty Young and Roman Kemp and will be on BBC One, iPlayer and across the entire BBC network. George Ezra is the only star confirmed to be performing but they’ll be sure to roll out the classics like Sir Rod Stewart, Sir Paul McCartney as well as Elton John, Stevie Wonder and Ed Sheeran. The last time they had a party like this was for the Queen’s Golden Jubilee and Brian May played ‘God Save The Queen’ on his electric guitar on Buckingham Palace’s roof. How are they going to top that?

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