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8 Of The Best Things To Watch This Week

By Georgia Summerton - 23 Apr 2019

8 Of The Best Things To Watch This Week
It is the week of sleep-ins and leisurely activities–the long-weekend, short week extravaganza has arrived. Coming fresh out of Easter weekend and with ANZAC day in sight, it is the ultimate time for rest and relaxation. There is a number of new and exciting shows and movies to watch across all of the best platforms for the lazy days ahead. Queen Bey has released her own film and our favourite drama fueled cooking show is back on the box along with many more. 
Here are all of the best shows and movies to watch this week. 



In 2018, Beyoncé became the first African American women to headline Coachella. The historic performance made waves all over the globe, and now you can watch what happened behind the scenes and in the build-up. Homecoming takes an intimate and in-depth look at Beyoncé’s Coachella performance and all of the blood, sweat and tears that came along with it. The emotional road from creative concept to cultural movement is captured beautifully in this documentary styled film.

My Kitchen Rules


Celebrating their 10th anniversary, My Kitchen Rules Australia is back with a history-making season. The much-loved judges Pete Evans and Manu Feildel will be leading the way as home cooks from across Australia compete for the title of 2019 My Kitchen Rules Champions. This season brings new locations, new cuisines, a record number of perfect scores and some of the best home cooking My Kitchen Rules has ever seen.

You Are Us

Three now

Following the March 15th Christchurch Terror attacks, Kiwis all across the country pulled together to find a way to raise money to support the families affected. On Wednesday 17th April, the You Are Us Aroha Nui Concert took place at Christchurch stadium. With 100% of ticket sales donated, the concert featured New Zealand’s most loved artists including Dave Dobbyn, Lorde, Six 60, Shapeshifter and so many more. Not only raising the much-needed money, but the concert also bought people together in a show of solidarity and most importantly sent the strong and important message that love will always beat hate. 

Bachelor In Paradise

Three Now

Straight off of the back of the controversial last seasons The Bachelor starring the controversial Honey Badger, Nick Cummings, season 2 of Bachelor in Paradise has officially begun. Full of love, drama and heartbreak, the reality show follows former Bachelor and Bachelorette contestants from previous seasons as they take another shot at finding love. With new arrivals each week onto the tropical paradise, romances will blossom, tensions rise and a whole lot of love triangles will form. Whilst last season ended in complete disaster and no happy endings in sight, will this time around be any more successful? 

You vs Wild


Netflix is really stepping things up with their newest interactive series, You vs Wild. Bear Grylls is best known for his adventures in the wild, where he throws himself into dangerous and crazy environments, then uses his repertoire of well-practised survival skills to find safety. Now in a never-seen-before style show, you get to choose what Grylls does throughout the episodes. To cross the ice or go the long way around? Climb the trees or risk the treacherous jungle floor? Eat the potentially poisonous bugs or go hungry? You get to choose, it’s You vs Wild. 

Brene Brown Call To Courage 


Best known for her TED talk that has become one of the most viewed of all time, Dr Brene Brown is on a mission to spread the important message of vulnerability and courage. In a world with dangerously high rates of addiction, depression, and obesity, Brown’s work focuses on encouraging people to show up, get honest with themselves and embrace all of the not-so-comfortable parts of life. Her revolutionary research is a breakthrough in human psychology and her funny and charming ability to deliver her message makes her easy and enjoyable to watch. Her latest film, Call to Courage is available on Netflix now. 

The Twilight Zone 

TVNZ On Demand 

The new and updated version of the classic sci-fi series, The Twilight Zone is streaming now on TVNZ On Demand. Each episode explores the human condition, through chilling stories with mind-bending twists that will have you chocked filled with suspense.  

The Umbrella Academy 


Based on the comic novels written by My Chemical Romance lead singer Gerard Way, The Umbrella Academy is the story of six estranged siblings who each have incredible abilities. On an ordinary day in 1989, 43 infants are born to different, unconnected women who showed no signs of pregnancy the day before. Seven of these children were adopted by one man who had the intention to prepare his children to save the world, forming The Umbrella Academy. When the family dynamic falls apart the sibling's lose touch, until years later when they are reunited once again to solve the mystery of their father's death and potentially save all of humanity. 

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Image Credit: Netflix

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