Weekly TV Preview 13 June | Virgin Media
What to watch this week

What to watch this week

13/06/2016TV

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You know what’s back this week? Only flippin’ Eurotrash. Only flippin’ EUROTRASH. But that’s not the only thing we’re looking forward to – check out what else has our tellybox humming in anticipation…

First Dates Abroad

Monday 13th June at 10pm on E4 (CH 144)

Why you should watch: Because you love watching people cringing their way through intensely awkward dates, you utter sadist.

How it’s different from First Dates: We’re going to Australia. Strewth! Bonzer! And so forth.

Likely lothario: One of the blokes is an “international model”, so he should be fine. Unless he’s a total drongo, which is pretty likely let’s face it.

What to say: “He’s about as popular as a rattlesnake in a lucky dip.” (It’s proper Australian slang.)

What not to say: “She’s like a shag on a rock.” (Also proper Australian slang, and means “lonely”, but likely to be misconstrued by everyone around you.)

Sensitive Skin

Wednesday 15th June at 10pm on Sky Arts (CH 122) 

Why you should watch: It’s the second season of this beautifully bittersweet saga about a trendy, arty older couple trying to find meaning in their seemingly idyllic lives.

Who’s in it: Kim Cattrall, who is funny and subtle and heartbreaking and all-round brilliant.

Watch if you like: Early Woody Allen films, When Harry Met Sally, Girls, and other comedy-dramas about clever urbanites being wittily angsty.

First world problems?: Absolutely. But it elevates first world problems to a fine art.

Trivia tidbit: This is actually a remake of a British series which starred Joanna Lumley.

Million Dollar Listing

Thursday 16th June at 9pm on ITVBe (CH 102) 

Why you should watch: There’s property eye candy galore as we follow Beverly Hills estate agents doing their thing.

What’s new?: This is the season four premiere, and there’s a new recruit in the form of a Boston boy who’ll bring brash East Coast energy to proceedings.

Watch this when: That last Bognor-based episode of Homes Under the Hammer got you hankering for something a bit more glam.

Annoyance level: Will go dangerously high when the young “entrepreneur” looking for a “party pad” turns up.

Home truth: This is such a hit in the US that it’s spawned three different spin-offs.

Supergirl

Friday 17th June at 8pm on Sky1 (CH 110) 

Why you should watch: It’s the truly epic season finale, with Kara/Supergirl taking on Non and Indigo. Expect heat vision clashes a-plenty.

Will there be big deaths?: We ain’t saying nothin’.

One line season review: Funny, frolicksome and just plain fun, Supergirl is proof that DC doesn’t just do “dark”.

Superman quota: Low, but the Man of Steel WILL be appearing properly in season two. Which is excting.

What else is exciting?: Lex Luthor’s sister will be in season two too. Woop. 

Gogglesprogs

Friday 17th June at 8pm on Channel 4 (CH 104) 

Why you should watch: It’s Gogglebox, only with people who considerably wiser and wittier. That is to say, very young children.

Sprogs to look out for: Molly, who in the previous Gogglesprogs special suggested that David Cameron dress up as Elsa from Frozen. Also, pint-sized news-fiend Jacob.

What they’ll be watching: Expect to hear their judgments on the likes of The Undateables, Mamma Mia, and Donald Trump.

Sample insight: “I think he’s got a black heart.” (Stephanie on Donald Trump.)

Will there be one with pets next?: Dogglebox. Come on, Channel 4, make it happen.

Guitar Star

Tuesday 14th June at 8pm on Sky Arts (CH 122) 

Why you should watch: It’s the brand new series of the talent show for the nation’s foremost axe-men and women.

Watch this if: You’re a serious muso who secretly hankers for a cheesy talent show aimed at you. This is that cheesy talent show.

What’s up for grabs?: Total guitar glory. And a place in the line-up of a major music festival.

What to say: “Those who are about to rock, we salute you.”

What not to say: “We’re not worthy! We’re not worthy!” (They’re only a bunch of wannabes, get a grip.)

Koko: The Gorilla Who Talks To People

Wednesday 15th June at 10pm on Channel 4 (CH 104) 

Why you should watch: This is the gasp-inducing story of a gorilla who can communicate with humans through sign language.

Why you’ll feel all conflicted: On the one hand it’s touching and inspirational. On the other hand: Koko’s never left captivity.

Koko adorability rating: 10/10 will make you coo.

Watch this when: You want a wildlife documentary with a difference.

Is this the first step to a Planet of the Apes-style takeover of Earth?: YES.

Genius Of The Modern World

Thursday 16th June at 9pm on BBC Four (CH 107) 

Why you should watch: Because the first episode is about Karl Marx and everyone needs to know more about this controversial titan of history.

Why’s that then?: People think they “know” Marx (big beard, big ideas, big 20th Century atrocities in his name), but this programme will give you the man who spawned the “-ism”.

Sample revelation: Marx was a reckless uni student who was president of the drinking society.

What to say: “A fascinating portrait of a great thinker whose ideas still inspire and enrage people today.”

What not to say: “I always preferred Groucho and Harpo myself.”

Eurotrash

Friday 17th June at 10pm on Channel 4 (CH 104) 

Why you should watch: Because it’s Eurotrash! And it’s back for a one-off special! (Cue sound of cymbals clashing.)

Why is this happening?: The EU Referendum of course. We’re not sure if it’ll make you vote Remain or Brexit, to be honest.

Antoine and Jean Paul presenting?: Mais oui!

What to expect: If there aren’t any German naturists, topless milkmaids and middle-aged men in nappies, it ain’t Eurotrash.

Chances of getting nostalgic about the 90s: Intensely high. You might want to look up The Word on YouTube afterwards. 

Unforgettable

Friday 17th May at 9pm on Sky Living (CH 112) 

Why you should watch: It’s the fourth and final season of this sleek crime drama about the unusually talented detective Carrie Wells.

Is it actually unforgettable?: It’s pretty darn good. But the title actually refers to the fact Carrie has perfect photographic memory.

Look out for: Skeet Ulrich, star of stuff like Scream and Law & Order, who turns up as Carrie’s estranged hubby.

Facial recognition analysis: Carrie’s played by Poppy Montgomery who used to be in crime show Without a Trace.

Trivia tidbit: Poppy also once played JK Rowling in a naff biopic called “Magic Beyond Words”.

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