The Big Little Screen

TV Shows That Need to be on Your Radar

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No. They haven’t paid me for this post you’re about to go through. But they probably should. There’s a whole standalone piece – Why Apple TV is Slowly becoming a Force to Reckon With – I’ve got in cold storage which, now more than ever, needs to see the light of day. Especially since, Apple’s been gobbling up shows left, right and centre & becoming a safe haven for some brilliant sci-fi projects – The Murderbot Diaries + Neuromancer are on their way as well!

‘Masters of the Air’ is a shiny to addition and finally completes the set – Band of Brothers & The Pacific. It’s a solid adaptation but if you really want to know where it all started, then here you go!

Masters of the Air explores the aerial wars of WWII through the enlisted men of the Mighty Eighth Air Force of the United States Army Air Forces.

A strange yet riveting new sci-fi thriller with Noomi Rapace (Prometheus) & Jonathan Banks (Breaking Bad) in tow!

When a fatal accident occurs on board the International Space Station, a lone astronaut makes the heroic journey back to Earth, only to discover key pieces of her life — including her young daughter — have changed.

Peter Capaldi (Doctor Who) & Cush Jumbo (The Good Wife) hold this taut action packed thriller together as a game of cat & mouse ensues.

In the heart of London, an anonymous phone call draws two brilliant detectives — a young woman in the early stages of her career and a well-connected man determined to protect his legacy — into a fight to correct an old miscarriage of justice.

This right here has got serious ‘Our Flag Means Death’ vibes.

Dick Turpin is a legendary British motorway robber, whose success is defined mostly by his charm, showmanship and great hair. Together with his gang of rogues, he sets out on new adventures, all while trying to escape the clutches of a thief-taker.

Part historical fiction, part conspiracy thriller, Edwin Stanton delves into the aftermath of the first American presidential assassination-and the fight to preserve and protect the ideals that were the foundation of Lincoln’s Reconstruction plans.

Private detective John Sugar investigates the disappearance of Olivia Siegel, the beloved granddaughter of Hollywood producer Jonathan Siegel. As Sugar tries to determine what happened to Olivia, he unearths Siegel family secrets, old and new.

The book was pretty predictable. But this should be fun!

An expert in astrophysics sheds light on the topic of dark matter which has been one of the primary mysteries in modern physics.

In December 1776, Benjamin Franklin is world-famous for his electrical experiments, but his passion and power are put to the test when he embarks on a secret mission to France, with the fate of American independence hanging in the balance.

I’ll gladly watch anything this man does.

A horrific murder upends Chicago’s prosecuting attorneys’ office, as one of its own is suspected of the crime.


Prime’s track record has been a little ‘hit & miss’ over the years. However, more than Netflix, I see Amazon as a worthy competitor to HBO.

I absolutely loved Lulu Wang’s ‘The Farewell’. But don’t go into this expecting much of the same. Nicole Kidman got on my nerves a bit, but the supporting cast really shines.

A look at the personal and professional lives of a tight-knit group of expatriates living in Hong Kong.

Donald Glover and Hiro Murai – you’ve probably seen his stuff but haven’t been paying attention tsk tsk – unite for a crisp, action packed romantic comedy that definitely needs to be on your radar. Even though I adore Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag), I’m glad she left the show in 2021. Maya Erskine has been a revelation!

John and Jane Smith become secret agents for a mysterious organisation. Their work puts both their skills as spies and their relationship to the test. The two have to deal with a world full of dangers.

I haven’t played the game but this looks like a fun ride nonetheless.

In a future, post-apocalyptic Los Angeles brought about by nuclear decimation, citizens must live in underground bunkers to protect themselves from radiation, mutants and bandits.


Aah! Welcome to the land of bloatware. Where anything and everything goes. Don’t get me wrong. Netflix has some certified gems but unless you absolutely know what you’re looking for, you’re probably going to spend most of your evening doomscrolling through the vast catalogue on offer.

A fun okay-ish live action adaptation. Hardcore fans may not be excited about this though.

A young boy known as the Avatar must master the four elemental powers to save a world at war and fight a ruthless enemy bent on stopping him.

I really need to see what all the fuss is about!

After spending graduation night together, Emma and Dexter go their separate ways — but their lives remain intertwined.

The random oddball that sticks out.

After months in space, a reunion for astronaut Paula and her family seems close enough to touch. But when Paula’s plane vanishes without a trace, her husband Sven and daughter Charlie are left behind – distraught, distressed, and with a terrifying riddle that Paula left them from her travels…

‘The Three Body Trilogy’ is to hard sci-fi what ‘Dark’ is to Time Travel. ‘Nuff said.

When the laws of nature inexplicably unravel, a tight-knit group of brilliant scientists must join forces with an unflinching detective to stop humanity’s greatest threat.

Calling all ‘Saltburn’ fans!

A wealthy man hires down-on-his-luck grifter Tom Ripley to travel to Italy to urge his vagabond son to return home; Tom’s acceptance of the job is the first step in a life of deceit, fraud and murder.


Now that the entire rebranding saga has come to an end, we can start focussing on what really matters!

A return to form for the franchise. Yeah, nothing will ever come close to the first season. But that’s the beauty of it!

Police officers and detectives around the USA are forced to face dark secrets about themselves and the people around them while investigating homicides.

Near the end of the Vietnam War, a spy who was embedded in the South Vietnam army flees to the United States and takes up residence in a refugee community, where he continues to gather intelligence and report back to the Viet Cong.

Matt Reeves and Greig Fraser (Dune) deserve all the credit for the tone and style when it comes to their Batman projects. Hope this leads to more spin-offs.

The transformation of Oswald Cobblepot from a disfigured nobody to a noted Gotham gangster.

Sam Mendes, Aya Cash and Himesh Patel? Count me in!

The Franchise is an upcoming comedy television series created by Armando Iannucci, Sam Mendes, and Jon Brown.

There isn’t a lot being spoken about this one. But a political thriller on the Bene Gesserits seems intriguing enough.

Dune: Prophecy, expands the epic universe of Frank Herbert’s sci-fi masterpiece. Set thousands of years before the events of Dune, the prequel promises a thrilling narrative delving into the origins of the powerful Bene Gesserit order.


FX has consistently developed solid originals and adaptations over the years. Including one of the most underrated comedies of all time – You’re the Worst

Touted as a cross between Game of Thrones and House of Cards, FX seems to have another certified hit as per of their arsenal.

Set in Japan in the year 1600, Lord Yoshii Toranaga is fighting for his life as his enemies on the Council of Regents unite against him, when a mysterious European ship is found marooned in a nearby fishing village.

While we wait for the next season of ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’, Elisabeth Moss & Steven Knight (Taboo) serve up a delectable spy thriller.

The surprising and fraught relationship between two women who play a deadly game of truth and lies on the road from Istanbul to Paris and London; one woman has a secret, and the other has a mission to reveal it before thousands of lives are lost.

Riley Keough (The Girlfriend Experience) and Lily Gladstone (Killers of the Flower Moon) team up in an adaptation of a best-selling true-crime thriller.

The hidden world of the teenagers accused of a savage murder reveals startling truths about the unlikely killer.


The revolution is here!

A Russian aristocrat is spared from death and placed on house arrest for decades in an attic hotel room while the Bolshevik Revolution plays out before him.


We need a Gus Fring spin-off already!

Grey Parish is pulled back into the crime world after the murder of his son and the collapse of his luxury car service he owns in New Orleans.

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