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  • RuPaul's Drag Race UK series 2: What the Must Watch reviewers think

    Every week, the Must Watch podcasters review the biggest TV and streaming shows.

    This week, Scott Bryan and Hayley Campbell share their thoughts on RuPaul's Drag Race UK series 2.

    The reality show which celebrates all things drag returns after filming was halted due to the first national Covid lockdown. 

    Have you been watching it? What did you think? Leave your comments below...

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    Hayley says: "You'll never catch what you had in that first season"

    “I’m bored of Drag Race now, not because the show is any better or worse than it was but because this happens with all reality shows eventually: the more successful the show is, the more seasons there are, the more it starts to eat itself. You’ll never catch what you had in that first season, which is people who didn’t know how to act like they were on Drag Race. Now you’ve got people acting like they’re on Drag Race and it's predictable and exhausting.

    "This show just feels sad and limited to me. And when you're in that kind of mindset,…

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  • The Serpent: What the Must Watch reviewers think

    Every week, the Must Watch podcasters review the biggest TV and streaming shows.
    This week, Hayley Campbell and Scott Bryan share their thoughts on The Serpent.

    Jenna Coleman, Tahar Rahim, Ellie Bamber and Tim McInnerny star in BBC One’s drama about the conman and murderer Charles Sobhraj. He committed a spree of crimes along Asia’s ‘Hippie Trail’ in the 1970s.

    Have you been watching it? What did you think? Leave your comments below...

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    Scott says: “I absolutely loved this”

    “So at first I was quite cautious about this; it’s eight episodes. With British shows I sometimes get worried that an eight episode series simply won't have enough plot to fill eight episodes. Then I got concerned when the plot started constantly flashing forwards and backwards, an annoying habit in scripted television because it can be used to deliberately mislead you and not tell you the whole story. However, I absolutely loved this! The way they jump forward and jump backwards is actually…

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  • Must Watch Christmas TV Special

    Every week, the Must Watch podcasters review the biggest TV and streaming shows.

    However, this week Hayley Campbell and Scott Bryan share their top recommendations for what's on this Christmas. 

    What will you be watching? Leave your comments below...

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    Scott recommends: Zog and the Flying Doctors (Christmas Day, BBC One, 2.35pm)

    "You can't help but fall in love with Zog. He's a dragon that means well and helps his friends, but has a tendency to crash into things (spoiler: a lot). He last appeared on our screens in 2018 in an animation short, which was also nominated for an International Emmy. There's now a new film, airing just before The Queen's Speech, which features Zog and his friend Pearl, who wants to be a doctor, against her father's (also the King's) wishes.

    "Whilst the film was commissioned prior to the coronavirus crisis, the coincidental themes in it of health and helping others will resonate with any viewer. The animation is also a delight - you can currently see…

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  • Raised by Wolves: What the Must Watch reviewers think

    Every week, the Must Watch podcasters review the biggest TV and streaming shows.

    This week, Scott Bryan and Hayley Campbell share their thoughts on Raised by Wolves.

    The Sky Atlantic drama from director and producer Ridley Scott sees two androids attempt to raise human children on a new planet after a war on Earth.

    Have you been watching it? What did you think? Leave your comments below...

    (CREDIT: Warner Media / HBO Max / Sky)

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  • The Vicar Of Dibley in Lockdown: What the Must Watch reviewers think

    Every week, the Must Watch podcasters review the biggest TV and streaming shows.

    This week, Hayley Campbell and Scott Bryan share their thoughts on The Vicar Of Dibley in Lockdown.

    Dawn French reprises her role as the character she played between 1994 and 2007. In a series of mini-episodes the vicar delivers sermons to her parishioners via Zoom.

    Have you been watching it? What did you think? Leave your comments below...

    (CREDIT: BBC/Tiger Aspect Productions Ltd/Des Willie)

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  • Grayson's Art Club: The Exhibition: What the Must Watch reviewers think

    Every week, the Must Watch podcasters review the biggest TV and streaming shows.

    This week, Hayley Campbell and Scott Bryan share their thoughts on 'Grayson's Art Club: The Exhibition.'  

    After Grayson and his wife Philippa attempted to bring the nation together through art in the first coronavirus lockdown, this special episode of ‘Grayson’s Art Club’ gives viewers a sneak peek at the curation and development of the ‘Art Club Exhibition’ which is set to open in the heart of Manchester. Grayson meets some the public participants who had their entries selected.

    Have you been watching it? What…

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  • Michael McIntyre's The Wheel: What the Must Watch reviewers think

    Every week, the Must Watch podcasters review the biggest TV and streaming shows.

    This week, Scott Bryan and Hayley Campbell share their thoughts on Michael McIntyre’s The Wheel.

    The comedian hosts a new gameshow in which contestants are guided by celebrity experts.

    Have you been watching it? What did you think? Leave your comments below...

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  • We Are Who We Are: What the Must Watch reviewers think

    Every week, the Must Watch podcasters review the biggest TV and streaming shows.

    This week, Hayley Campbell and Scott Bryan share their thoughts on 'We Are Who We Are'. 

    The first TV series from 'Call Me By Your Name' director Luca Guadagnino follows two American teenagers who, along with their military and civilian families, live on a military base in Northern Italy.

    Have you been watching it? What did you think? Leave your comments below...

    (CREDIT: BBC/Fremantle)

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  • Small Axe: What the Must Watch reviewers think

    Every week, the Must Watch podcasters review the biggest TV and streaming shows.

    This week, Scott Bryan and Hayley Campbell share their thoughts on Small Axe on BBC One.

    Oscar winning Steve McQueen directs a series of five films about the real life experiences of London’s West Indian community between 1969 and 1982.

    The first, Mangrove, tells the story of the Mangrove Nine who clashed with London police in 1970. The trial that followed was the first judicial acknowledgment of behaviour motivated by racial hatred within the Metropolitan Police.

    Have you been watching it? What did you think?…

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  • The Good Lord Bird: What the Must Watch reviewers think

    Every week, the Must Watch podcasters review the biggest TV and streaming shows.

    This week, Hayley Campbell and Scott Bryan share their thoughts on The Good Lord Bird on Sky Atlantic.

    Based on the novel by James McBride, it stars as the abolitionist John Brown, who led a crew of anti-slavery soldiers.

    Have you been watching it? What did you think? Leave your comments below...

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