What to watch this week: From The Old Man to I Hate You
Posted by  badge Boss on Sep 28
Time to get cosy with the best of this week’s TV (Picture: Kurt Iswarienko/FX/Natalie Seery/Sasidis Sasisakulporn/Netflix/Delroy Matty/Amazon Prime Video)

It’s autumn, and we know what that means.

For many of us, colder weather and drizzly skies means an excuse to settle into the evening with a warm cup of something delicious and our favourite new TV show.

Luckily, this week we’re spoilt for choice with a new + must-see thriller and the release of what is set to be a classic Channel 4 teen comfort watch, and much more.

So get cosy and buckle in for a week of brilliant TV.

The Old Man (Disney+)

John Lithgow plays Harold Harper in this new thriller (Picture: Kurt Iswarienko/FX)

Jeff Bridges and John Lithgow are the powerhouse acting turns on whom this prosaically named thriller spins – and more than enough reason to watch, even if the plot is hardly the most original you will have encountered.

Bridges is The Old Man of the title, an ex-CIA man now living the quiet life out in the woods following the death of his wife, but there are dark secrets in his past connected to his time in , and Lithgow’s FBI big cheese is determined to root them out.

Available today.

Thai Cave Rescue (Netflix)

This emotionally gripping tale is based on a true story (Picture: Sasidis Sasisakulporn/Netflix)

Talking of prosaic titles, this one does exactly what it says on the tin by dramatising the nerve-racking efforts to free the junior Thai football team trapped in a rapidly flooding cave in 2016.

We’ve been here before with film Thirteen Hours and documentary The Rescue but Thai Cave Rescue is still an emotionally gripping tale.

Available now.

Entrapped (Netflix)

The cast of Entrapped have a lot on their plate (Picture: Netflix)

The reassuringly bear-like presence of Icelander Olafur Darri Olafsson, last seen sweating buckets and scaring the bejesus out of in Australia-set The Tourist, returns for a third outing as police detective Andri, teamed up once more with the delightfully offbeat Hinrika (Ilmur Kristjansdottir).

He’s got biker gangs, a dodgy cult and a big helping of self-guilt on his man-sized plate.

Available now.

I Hate You (Channel 4)

Tanya Reynolds, the actress behind one of the most loved Sex Education characters, Lily, is back (left) (Picture: Natalie Seery)

Writer Robert Popper’s place in TV comedy legend is assured thanks to the brilliant (and still underrated) Friday Night Dinner.

He’s moved a world away from the Goodman family with this latest effort, which centres on flatmates Becca and Charlie, played by Melissa Saint and Tanya Reynolds, whose offbeat bond helps them survive the feeling that their lives are going precisely nowhere.

Available tomorrow.

Jungle (Prime Video)

Jungle is a brooding and dramatic journey (Picture: Delroy Matty/Amazon Prime Video)

A dense thicket of rap, drill and grime dominates the soundtrack of this brooding and dramatic journey into a neon-lit London carved up between subcultures.

This is fiction but the intensity makes it feel very real as we follow the intertwining stories of characters caught up in an urban landscape that feels, well, very much like a jungle.

Ezra Elliott stars in a line-up that also features Big Narstie, Dizzee Rascal and a host of young talent.

Available Friday.