This week’s TV: Crazy to miss this!

 

Crazy ex-girlfriend
DR3, sat 20:00 or mon 22:00

DR didn’t waste any time buying this one hot on the heels of its US premiere.

Swapping her heels for straw boots, 30-something Rebecca (Rachel Bloom) is a successful New York lawyer who is miserable and lonely. One day she randomly meets her ex-teenage boyfriend, who she never got over. She wants to meet for coffee, but he is moving on the next day to West Covina, California.

Giving up everything, she follows him to this small town that’s only two hours from the beach … well, at least that’s what they promise!

The series is not just a comedy, but a musical. Written by Aline Brosh McKenna (The Devil Wears Prada), expect it to be ironic and unpredictable.

Join Rebecca on her pursuit of happiness as she embarks on this delirious adventure called love.

Also New
The central character in Falciani’s Tax Bomb is the Edward Snowden of tax optimisation cheats.

He left his job at the Swiss branch of HSBC in 2008 with 130,000 account details (314 were Danish) and the fallout continues to this day.

Slightly more rapid were the events covered by Charlie Hebdo: 3 Days that Shook Paris (SVT2, Sun 22:10).

This Channel 4 documentary reveals how the city is still shaking.

Equally compelling is (T)error (DR2, Tue 20:45), as the viewers join an FBI counter-terrorism operation, while genuine levity is found when a British comedian takes on five firm believers from his home country on a bus trip across the States in Conspiracy Road Trip: Creationism (DR3, Sat 18:15).

Elsewhere, Strip the City visits Paris (DR3, Wed 20:15); the comedy continues with Louis CK Shameless (Zulu, Sat 23:20 or Wed 20:55); you’ll be humming “isn’t he lovely” watching A Grammy Tribute to Stevie Wonder (DR3, Sun 23:30); and open your heart to Madonna MDNA Tour (SVT1, Fri 23:00) – am I alone in misreading that and thinking it was sponsored by ecstasy? (BH)

DR2, Sat 21:00  Falciani’s Tax Bomb
DR2, Sat 21:00 Falciani’s Tax Bomb

 

Coming soon: Red oaks
Nostalgic types will be in heaven with Amazon’s new series. Produced by Steven Soderbergh (Traffic, The Knick), it’s scored 70 on Metacritic.

It’s 1985 and Dave (Craig Roberts) is working the summer as an assistant to a tennis instructor at Red Oaks Country Club, planning to save money to move in with his girlfriend. Doubts about his future start to surface and his dad won’t stop pressuring him about joining his accountancy firm after graduation.

With 70 on Metacritic, this is a great blend of comedy and drama, as a young man must choose between the safe path and his passions.

With the tennis coach out of commission ...
With the tennis coach out of commission …
Stuck on love in the ultimate holiday job
Stuck on love in the ultimate holiday job

 

Sport of the week 
The omens look good for Denmark heading into their vital Euro 2016 playoff against Sweden (see page 7). Talking of sworn enemies, England haven’t beaten France since 1997, and the Dutch haven’t toppled Germany (TV3 Sport 1, Tue 20:40) since 2002, so expect some fireworks! Elsewhere, we have the NFL and F1’s Brazilian GP (3+, Sun 16:00). (BH)

 

3+, Sun 22:15    NFL: NY Giants vs New England Patriots
3+, Sun 22:15 NFL: NY Giants vs New England Patriots
K5, Sat & Tue 18:00  Euro 2016 playoffs: Sweden vs Denmark
K5, Sat & Tue 18:00 Euro 2016 playoffs: Sweden vs Denmark
K6, Tue 20:55  International friendly: England vs France
K6, Tue 20:55 International friendly: England vs France

 

Film of the week
Not only does Diana end badly, it starts badly as well. Likewise, Melissa McCarthy vehicle Identity Thief (TV3, Sun 21:00) is as dead as a dodo, or should that be a Dodi? No danger of that happening with David O Russell’s The Fighter (K6, Wed 22:00), while The InBetweeners Movie and Ecuadorian tribe drama End of the Spear complete a strong week for film. (BH)

 

DRK, Fri 22:40  End of the Spear
DRK, Fri 22:40 End of the Spear
The Inbetweeners Movie
K6, Fri 22:00 The InBetweeners Movie
TV2, Sun 21:00  Diana
TV2, Sun 21:00 Diana

 

 





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