TV series show: Meryl Streep stars in hard-hitting eco drama ‘Extrapolations’
25 March 2023 | 12:08 pm
From the end of "Succession" to an impossibly starry eco drama with Meryl Streep called "Extrapolations", television series critic Dheepthika Laurent speaks to Eve Jackson about the month's top TV shows.
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9 Jan 2017
Jazz musical 'La La Land' wins a record seven Golden Globes, and Meryl Streep turns a Golden Globe acceptance speech into a scathing attack on U.S. President-elect Donald Trump.
4 Feb 2018
HBO announced that Oscar-winning actress Meryl Streep will be joining the star-studded cast of 'Big Little Lies' in the second season.
24 Mar 2019
TV series show: Futuristic dating nightmares in Paris with sci-fi series 'Osmosis'.
12 Apr 2019
TV series show: The 'Game of Thrones' grand finale.
12 May 2019
TV series show: George Clooney returns to TV with WWII dark comedy 'Catch-22'.
24 Oct 2019
TV series show: 'The Hookup Plan', 'Mrs. Fletcher' and 'Modern Love'
26 Apr 2020
TV critic Dheepthika Laurent speaks to Eve Jackson about the shows to watch in confinement, including French hit series "Le Bureau des Légendes" and Israeli spy drama "Fauda". They're also joined by the creator of "Le Bureau des Légendes", Eric Rochant.
27 May 2020
TV critic Dheepthika Laurent gives FRANCE 24's viewers a list of escapist TV dramas to watch this May. They chat about the much-awaited jazz drama "The Eddy" from the director of "Whiplash" and "La La Land", Damien Chazelle, and review HBO's indie show about female skateboarders trying to smash the patriarchy in their sport: "Betty" from director Crystal Moselle. It's a spinoff of her film "Skate Kitchen", featuring the same young actresses and avid skateboarders whom she discovered on the subway in New York.
29 Jun 2020
TV critic Dheepthika Laurent and Eve Jackson take us through a rich month in foreign TV dramas. They chat about "El Presidente", a Chilean satire on football corruption from the Oscar-winning screenwriter of "Birdman", Armando Bo. They also review the first Saudi series out on Netflix – a family drama that offers a fascinating look into Saudi society – plus the acclaimed British dark comedy "I May Destroy You" from Michaela Coel, which takes on sexual trauma. Also, don't forget our top three shows not to miss this month!
23 Feb 2021
Yena Lee joins Olivia Salazar-Winspear to talk about Apple TV+'s latest Israeli show "Losing Alice". The eight-part mini-series centres around Alice, a once-critically-acclaimed filmmaker and her obsession with a young, sexy and extremely talented scriptwriter called Sophie. "Losing Alice" is a modern, female twist on the legend of Faust as viewers get to see just how far Alice is willing to go to achieve success.
24 Apr 2021
We take a look at the new Netflix series which retraces the steps of a true-life, cold-blooded killer in "The Serpent". Yena Lee tells us why actor Tahar Rahim is the major draw in this dramatisation of events in the 1970s that saw French murderer Charles Sobhraj jailed in Nepal. Meanwhile, it's a chilling return to Gilead for the fourth season of "The Handmaid's Tale", as we discuss the twists and turns that led to the rescue of June Osborne in the last season and Elizabeth Moss's critically acclaimed performance as the protagonist.
12 Nov 2021
He was a legend both on and off the pitch. Diego Maradona's life has now been dramatised by Amazon, a year after the footballer's death. Alison Sargent tells us why the socio-political context in Argentina provides a compelling backdrop to the highs and lows of Maradona's eventful life.
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Griner returned to the basketball court after being detained in Russia for narcotics possession and trafficking. She was released during a high profile prisoner swap.
46 mins ago
The Cannes Film Festival kicks off and while seven out of the 21 directors nominated this year are female, there's anger over the opening movie starring Johnny Depp who's staging a comeback after winning a defamation trial against his former wife, Amber Heard, who accused him of abuse.
1 hour ago
The US president said Washington was doing all it can to strengthen support for Ukraine to fight back against Russia's aggression. Meanwhile, Zelenskyy called on G7 leaders to his peace plan.
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The former prime minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, has refused to allow police to search his home, saying that they must be supervised. Khan earlier appeared in court to seek protection from arrest.
2 hours ago
Elections are gone and the winner Bola Ahmed Tinubu has been declared President to be inaugurated, on May 29th, 2023. GuardianTV went to the street to find out the expectations and what Nigerians are looking forward to from the new administration.
2 hours ago
Tom Brady has reached an agreement to buy an ownership stake in the Las Vegas Raiders, pending NFL approval. Las Vegas Raiders owner Mark Davis confirmed that he has come to an agreement with Brady for him to join the organization’s ownership group.