WHAT TO WATCH
Dating Around, Netflix
Who doesn’t love grabbing some junk food and vegging out in front of a cringe-worthy show? Netflix’s first ever original dating show will see one singleton go on five dates – who will get a second? Just in time for Valentine’s Day.
The Handmaid’s Tale, NOW TV
Missed out on the incredible series based on Margaret Atwood’s chilling dystopian novel? NOW TV are bringing you series one and two from mid-February, so you can catch up on this hard-hitting adaptation.
The Giant Beast that is the Global Economy, Amazon
This docuseries is going to be answering all those questions you have a burning desire to know the answer to but were too afraid to ask, such as how can I launder a bag of dirty cash? Or is it easier for unlikeable people to get rich?
WHAT TO LISTEN TO
Five, White Lies
Popular English post-punk band are back with their, aptly named, fifth album, Five, which looks set to continue their long string of successes.
Ctrl Alt Delete
It’s official, podcasts are cool. If you’re looking for something new and entertaining to fill in your car journey to work, try Ctrl Alt Delete, which brings a much-needed female perspective to the internet, dealing from everything to dealing with trolls to using social media as a diary.
Ripples, Ian Brown
The former Stone Roses frontman is back with his first solo album in nine years, and with his previous six albums making the Top Ten, we’re sure this one will be just as good.
WHAT TO READ
Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James
Acclaimed author of A Brief History of Seven Killings, Marlon James is back with the first instalment in his new Dark Star trilogy. With secrets, shape-shifters and skilled killers, you won’t be able to put this one down.
The Lost Man by Jane Harper
Fans of Harper’s The Dry will be happy to know she’s back with another suspenseful novel that will keep you reading long past your bedtime. When someone goes missing on a cattle farm in the Australian outback, there can be very few suspects besides those you know and trust…
The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
Set to be one of the thrillers of the season, Michaelides’ debut novel documents the horrific act of violence committed by a wife against her husband, and a therapist obsessed with uncovering her motive.