New Box Sets - December 2018

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1st December

 

Drunk History S1-3Top UK stand-ups relate their favourite historical stories while getting absolutely bladdered on a mixture of beers, wines, and spirits. Their slurred versions of history are then acted out, word for word, by a host of well-known actors, celebrities and comedians.

 

 

Ex On The Beach S9. What happens when eight smoking hot single guys and girls arrive in paradise for a dream holiday of sun, sea, sex and good times? If only life were that simple. Because just as things get off to a sizzling start, MTV bring in their exes to break up the party - one by one! 

 

Grouchy Young Men S1-2. Following in the BBC's Grumpy Old Men and Grumpy Old Women programmes, the same production company, Liberty Bell, brings the format to Comedy Central with a group of younger men complaining about life in Britain today. Proving that grumpiness is by no means a state of being confined to just the oldies, these twenty to thirty-something men have a catalog of complaints that make them mad as hell, from today's unfathomable hunger for fame to the minefield of modern dating.

 

The Orville S1. From Emmy Award-winning executive producer and creator Seth MacFarlane (FAMILY GUY, Ted) and directed by Jon Favreau (The Jungle Book, Iron Man), THE ORVILLE is a one-hour science fiction series set 400 years in the future that follows the adventures of the U.S.S. Orville, a mid-level exploratory vessel. Read more...

 

 

 

2nd December

 

A League Of Their Own S13. Taking its cue from sporting obsession, the show sets two teams of comedians, celebrities and sports stars against each other in a test of their sporting knowledge. From record-breaking feats to headline-grabbing events, A League Of Their Own is stuffed with the kind of sensational take home facts that sports fans just love to quote.

 

My Favourite Sketch. Sally Phillips invites a beloved comedy star onto each episode to discuss sketches from the last 70 years of comedy, with the full guest line up for the first series being Jessica Hynes, Jason Manford, Bob Mortimer, Sue Perkins, Johnny Vegas, and Paul Whitehouse.

 

 

 

3rd December

 

Discovery of Witches.  Adapted from Deborah Harkness best-selling trilogy of novels, A Discovery of Witches is a bold and romantic thriller that uncovers a secret underworld of extraordinary beings hiding in plain sight for fear of persecution by humans they are vampires, witches and daemons. Read more...

 

Macgyver S2. A reimagining of the classic series following 20-something Angus "Mac" MacGyver, who creates a clandestine organization within the U.S. government where he uses his extraordinary talent for unconventional problem solving and vast scientific knowledge to save lives. 

 

The Great British Bake Off 2018. The ultimate baking battle where passionate amateur baking fans compete to be crowned the UK’s Best Amateur Baker. Over the course of 10 hour-long episodes, the series follows the trials and tribulations of the competitors, young and old, from every background and every corner of Britain, as they attempt to prove their baking prowess. Each week the bakers tackle a different baking skill, which becomes progressively more difficult as the competition unfolds.

 

Back. Stephen prepares to take over the family business after his dad's death, but foster-brother Andrew's arrival changes everything.

 

 

Kiri. Sarah Lancashire stars in the compelling four-part drama about the abduction of a child.

 

Born To Kill. Four-part drama about an apparently model teenager with hidden psychological issues.

 

The End Of The ****ing World. This isn’t your usual boy meets girl tale. Come to join teenage outsiders James and Alyssa on a road trip like no other. Based upon the graphic novel by Charles Forsman.

 

 

 

6th December

 

Fortitude S3Fortitude is a place like nowhere else. Although surrounded by the savage beauty of the Arctic landscape, Fortitude is one of the safest towns on earth. There has never been a violent crime here. Until now.

 

 

 

7th December

 

Lyp Sync Battle S3. Each week, A-list celebrities go toe to toe, syncing contemporary hits and classic tracks, all for the ultimate bragging rights: the title of Lip Sync Battle Champion. Hosted by LL Cool J with colorful commentary from Chrissy Teigen.

 

The Truth About The Harry Quebert Affair. Patrick Dempsey, Ben Schnetzer, Damon Wayans Jr, and Virginia Madsen star in 10-part series based on Joël Dicker’s bestselling European novel. Read more...

 

 

 

8th December

 

Teen Mom OG S7b. In 16 and Pregnant, they were moms-to-be. Now, follow Farrah, Maci, Amber, and Catelynn as they face the challenges of motherhood. Each episode interweaves these stories revealing the wide variety of challenges young mothers can face: marriage, relationships, family support, adoption, finances, graduating high school, starting college, getting a job, and the daunting and exciting step of moving out to create their own families.

 

 

 

10th December

 

Celebs go Dating S5. A group of single celebrities joins an exclusive dating agency in a bid to find true love.

 

People's Home For 4-Year-Olds S1-2. What happens when preschoolers and pensioners learn together for several weeks?

 

 

 

14th December

 

Siren. A mermaid-obsessed town is turned upside down when a mysterious girl appears and begins wreaking havoc.

 

 

 

15th December

 

How I Caught The Killer. A ten-part crime series revealing, like never before, what it's like to be a police officer working on the most incredible and inconceivable murder cases in criminal history.

 

Brokenwood Mysteries S5. Comprises twelve two-hour murder mystery stories set in a seemingly quiet country town where the town’s newest resident, Detective Senior Sergeant Mike Shepherd, finds that murder lurks in even the most homely location. Read more...

 

 

16th December

 

Death On The Tyne. A two-hour one-off comedy drama, a sequel to Murder On The Blackpool Express. Terry and Gemma promise to take Mildred and her care home friends, including Hilda and Colleen on an Amsterdam cruise adventure across the Tyne.

 

Flash S4. Neil Sandilands’ Clifford DeVoe – aka The Thinker – poses a threat to Team Flash. His plan, to reboot the minds of everyone on the planet so he could re-educate the world in his image, is one of the biggest villain plots we’ve ever seen in The CW’s Arrowverse.

 

Supergirl S1-3. In season four, Supergirl is facing a bigger threat than she’s ever faced before – a new wave of anti-alien sentiment, spreading across National City that’s fomented by Agent Liberty (new series regular SAM WITWER).  Read more...

 

DC's Legends of Tomorrow S1-3. When heroes alone are not enough… the world needs legends. Having seen the future, one he will desperately try to prevent from happening, time-traveling rogue Rip Hunter is tasked with assembling a disparate group of both heroes and villains to confront an unstoppable threat — one in which not only is the planet at stake, but all of time itself. 

 

Blindspot S1-3. A beautiful woman is found naked in Times Square, her memory erased, her body covered in a series of coded tattoos. But as "Jane Doe" and the FBI team who discovered her work to decipher, investigate and solve the complex treasure map of her body, an ever-widening web of conspiracy and corruption is revealed, as is the truth behind Jane Doe's real identity and the identity of the people who sent her to the FBI in the first place. 

 

Women on the Verge. Based on the best-selling book Woman on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown by Lorna Martin, Women on the Verge tells the darkly comic tale of three career-driven friends in their 30's, at various stages of their lives, who share the same nagging concern - that whilst their friends and colleagues seem to be increasingly in control of their lives, their own lives seem to be moving in the opposite direction. Read more...

 

17th December

 

The Bisexual. The Bisexual looks at the difference of dating men and women from the perspective of a person who finds herself doing both. It’s an honest look at the last taboo, bisexuality and what it means to refuse to compromise on what you want.

 

 

 

18th December

 

Here and Now. From Oscar and Emmy winner Alan Ball (HBO’s Six Feet Under, True Blood), and starring Oscar and Golden Globe winner Tim Robbins and Oscar, Emmy and Golden Globe winner Holly Hunter, the show is a provocative and darkly comic meditation on the disparate forces polarizing present-day American culture, as experienced by the members of a progressive multi-ethnic family — a philosophy professor and his wife, their adopted children from Vietnam, Liberia and Colombia and their sole biological child — and a contemporary Muslim family, headed by a psychiatrist who is treating one of their children.

 

22nd December

 

Zapped S3. Fantasy comedy starring James Buckley (The Inbetweeners), Paul Kaye (Game Of Thrones), Sharon Rooney (My Mad Fat Diary), Ken Collard (Cuckoo) and Louis Emerick (Benidorm). Steve Coogan also makes a guest appearance as well as executive producing the show. Trailer available here.

 

26th December

 

The Sopranos. Hailed as one of television’s essential dramas, The Sopranos follows James Gandolfini as Tony Soprano: husband, father and mob boss whose professional and private strains land him in the office of his therapist.

 

27th December

 

Big Little Lies. Based on Liane Moriarity’s bestselling book, and featuring Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, and Shailene Woodley, this darkly comedic series tells the tale of three mothers whose seemingly perfect lives unravel to the point of murder.  Check out  @Merv's 60's review of the series.

 

 

 

28th December

 

Room 104 S1. An anthology series set in a single hotel room, where every guest who comes to stay reveals a unique set of circumstances and quirks. From the Duplass Brothers. 

 

29th December

 

Modern Family S1-9. The Pritchett-Dunphy-Tucker clan is a wonderfully large and blended family with Jay Pritchett (Ed O'Neil) sitting at the head. Jay's grown daughter, Claire (Julie Bowen), and her husband, Phil (Ty Burrell), are learning to navigate life as empty-nesters. Then there's Claire's brother and Jay's grown son, Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson), and his husband, Cameron (Eric Stonestreet), who are about to enter the dreaded middle-school years with their newly discovered, gifted daughter, Lily (Aubrey Anderson-Emmons). These three families are unique unto themselves, and together they give us an honest and often hilarious look into the sometimes warm, sometimes twisted, embrace of the modern family.

 

30th December

 

Russell Howard & Mum: USA Road Trip S1Russell Howard takes his “twinkly-eyed smasher of a mum” Ninette on an eye-opening trip around the USA, meeting an array of weird and wonderful characters and experiencing their unusual hobbies and obsessions. 

 

 

 

VynilIn 1970s New York, a jaded record exec (Bobby Cannavale) tries to resurrect his failing label and fractured personal life while keeping his finger on the pulse of the city's new sound. Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger, Terence Winter, and Rich Cohen produce.

 

31st December

 

Naked Attraction S3. Singletons pick a date from a selection of naked people. They then get dressed and head off on a date, to see if there is any chemistry when the clothes come on.

 

The Brink. Jack Black, Tim Robbins and Pablo Schreiber star as three disparate, desperate Americans who suddenly find themselves responsible for preventing World War III.