Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

GET UP TO SPEED; the Hottest Content You Can Stream Today

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

GET UP TO SPEED; the Hottest Content You Can Stream Today

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Byline: Ben Walsh

SPOTIFY PLAYLIST OF THE WEEK "Closest thing to Michelle Pfeiffer that you've ever seen," Vance Joy claims on Riptide, which is quite some distance from the top five (at No 67) but is still one of the best tracks on Spotify's top UK 100. Wiz Khalifa's tribute to the late Paul Walker still leads the way, followed by Omi's reggae-pop tune and Jess Glynne's "Hold My Hand". 1. See You Again (featuring Charlie Puth) by Wiz Khalifa 2. Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn remix) by Omi 3. Hold My Hand by Jess Glynne 4. Hold Back the River by James Bay 5. King by Years & Years Wiz Khalifa BEST ON NETFLIX Bob Odenkirk's Saul Goodman, the tenacious and shady lawyer from Breaking Bad, receives his own spin-off series and it's an unqualified success, retaining the wit, menace and originality of BB. It's 2002 and Jimmy McGill isn't sharp, successful Saul yet, instead he's a struggling solicitor in New Mexico operating out of the back of a Vietnamese nail salon. His flawed get-rich-quick scheme introduces him to psychotic Tuco (who fans of Breaking Bad know only too well) and his drug-smuggling racket. Compulsive TV with a riveting central performance from Odenkirk.

Better Call Saul MOST TALKED ABOUT TV SHOW "This is croc territory, so get out of the water as fast as you can," maintains Bear Grylls. to the 14 women suffering six weeks on an uninhabited and unforgiving Pacific island in this gripping examination of human endurance. Scottish beauty salon owner Jaime is definitely not coping ("I'm going to die on this island"), but the 14 men are similarly anguished (almost coming to blows and, in Ross's case, being swept away by a wave while fishing) on their scorpion-ridden "paradise". Left with only the clothes they were wearing and basic tools, survival shows don't get harder than this...

C4's The Island with Bear Grylls FILM OF THE MOMENT Peter Jackson's final slice of Hobbit centres on two spectacular, meticulously choreographed dust-ups between Smaug the dragon (Benedict Cumberbatch) and courageous Bard (Lee Evans), and between the doughty dwarves and elves and evil Sauron's unsavoury orcs. …

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