What to watch this week, from Hard Cell to Outer Range
Posted by  badge Boss on Apr 13
Reality TV meets superb escapism (Picture: Netflix/HULU/Amazon Prime)

This week in streaming is full of massive comebacks. Catherine Tate is back on the scene, along with the whole Kardashian horde. Even Thunderbirds is returning with a fascinating documentary about its creator.

Plus Josh Brolin and Nicole Kidman are back on telly screens with striking and quirky new stories.

Check out our full selection of streaming picks below.

Netflix

Hard Cell

Tate returns (Picture: Netflix)

After the critical savaging dished out to The Nan Movie – who thought that was a good idea? – Catherine Tate has some ground to make up.

So here, hoping to wipe icky memories of Nan from our minds, in a prison mockumentary comedy that at least proves she can rock a whole range of outfits.

The idea, if that’s not too much of a stretch, is that Tate’s inmates are staging a production of West Side Story for a TV show. The results are gruelling.

Available now.

BritBox

Gerry Anderson: A Life Uncharted

King of the Tracy boys (Picture: Cartoon Network)

Given that this documentary about the Supermarionation genius behind Thunderbirds, Stingray and Captain Scarlet is made by his son James, you might expect this profile of Gerry Anderson to be something of a hagiography.

But Anderson Sr emerges as a very conflicted individual, much more in touch with his creative than his personal relationships. Those Tracy boys always did seem a little uptight.

Available tomorrow (Thursday).

Disney+

The Kardashians

Kim and co return (Picture: HULU)

You didn’t really think you’d seen the back of Klan K did you?

The family franchise which – and getting mega-rich in the process – are back to share their , and extraordinary bad taste in interior decor.

Fans will lap it up, non-Konverts will shake their heads in despair.

Available tomorrow (Thursday).

Apple TV+

Roar

Quirky feminist fables (Picture: Apple TV+)

This offbeat eight-part anthology, based on short stories by Cecelia Ahern, certainly packs some star power in its set of quirky feminist fables.

Glow duo Alison Brie and Betty Gilpin both feature while Nicole Kidman’s episode is called ‘The Woman Who Ate Photographs’ and Merritt Wever is in a tale called ‘The Woman Who Was Fed By A Duck’. That should give you the taste of it.

Available Friday.

Prime Video

Outer Range

Excellent content for fans of mumbling (Picture: Richard Foreman/Amazon Prime Video)

Cattle ranching meets the supernatural in the wide-open wilds of Wyoming as family kingpin Royal Abbott (a magnificently grizzly Josh Brolin) tries to keep his clan from busting apart following the arrival of oddball drifter Autumn – a very different role for English actor Imogen Poots.

For fans of mumbly tough guys and striking scenery.

Episodes one and two available Friday.