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Watch This Modern Day Lord Of The Flies TV Show

By Victoria Cotman - 03 May 2019

This month, we’ve got deliciously dark comedy with Dead to Me and Good Omens, a couple of moral debates with The Society and What/If, the straight-up crack that is Tuca & Bertie, and even some history with When They See Us and The Spanish Princess. Basically, you’re not going to be leaving the house any time soon.

Here are all the shows to binge this month. 

Netflix

Dead to Me

Misery loves company and that’s exactly what two grieving widows get when they find each other at a support group. That, and a bag full of crazy. Jen (Christina Applegate {yas queen!}) is an uptight wine mum trying to find the hit-and-run driver that killed her husband, Judy (Linda Cardellini) is a hippy who’s definitely hiding something. Together they create a dark comedy bound to make you cackle at all kinds of inappropriate things. Dead to Me is out May 3.

When They See Us

Created by the woman, the myth, the legend Ava DuVernay, When They See Us is based on the true story of the Central Park Five – a group of young black men convicted of a crime they did not commit. Spanning 25 years, from when the police first questioned them to their exoneration, the limited series explores just how in the heck five innocent boys landed in jail. …Though we’re pretty sure we all know why. When They See Us is out May 31.

Tuca & Bertie

You. Are. Not. Ready. Brought to you by the creators of BoJack Horseman this animated series is easily the closest thing to an acid trip you will ever experience. Tiffany Haddish plays Tuca, a toucan, Ali Wong plays Bertie, a… we’re going to say sparrow? Either way, they’re two anthropomorphised birds totally winging it. And by “it”, we mean everything. What’s it about? Who knows. But then, what’s life about? Tuca & Bertie is out May 3.

The Society

New Ham may look like a small, wealthy American town, but it’s not. It’s a copy, cut off from the rest of the world, inhabited only by teenagers, unsure of how they got there or where their parents are. What will they do without adults to set the rules and run their lives? Create a new society, or turn Lord of the Flies? Menacing supernatural vibes meets social experiment, The Society is out May 10.

What/If

What/If asks one simple question, “What would you risk for a chance to have it all?”. It’s a moral conundrum – would you give up a treasured person or thing just to see if ‘having it all’ really is having it all? And are the consequences of your actions worth it? We’ll find out… Renée Zellweger serves you pure temptation from May 24th. 

Stan

The Spanish Princess

We love living that Tudor life and this has all the sex, lies, intrigue and pearl earrings you could hope for. Following the story of Catherine of Aragon, Henry VIII’s first wife (we all know how that ends), as she navigates marriages of alliance and the English royal court, The Spanish Princess is not only uniquely told from the perspective of women, but highlights the lives of people of colour in the 16th century. The Spanish Princess is out May 5.

Prime Video

Good Omens 

We think it would surprise none of you to find out Michael Sheen is an angel and David Tennant a (loveable) daemon, but perhaps it would be shocking to know the end of the world is nigh. Thing is, this unlikely pair are rather fond of the world, and would quite like to save it. If only they hadn’t lost the 11-year-old Anti-Christ… based on the book by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, it’s wicked, wonderful, and packed full of stars to make the end of times extra fun. Good Omens signals Armageddon on May 31.

Hungry for more? Here's our Best Of The Binge for this month. 

Image credit: The Society

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