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What to watch, read and listen to this weekend




If you’re wondering what’s new on Netflix this weekend, looking for your next podcast addiction or planning a road trip and need some tunes, I’ve got you covered! With the nights drawing in I’ve been tucking into more and more audiobooks and filling up the bath tub to warm up and relax – is there anything better?

Watch

The King

I tend not to remember much about the history lessons I had at school, but Shakespeare’s Henry V left me with a lot of enthusiasm for one short time-period in particular. The King is a retelling of this story, but it’s much shorter, way easier to understand and actually funny in places. There’s also an epic battle that reminds me of the Battle of the Bastards in Game of Thrones, and it stars Hollywood’s cutest weirdos Timothée Chalamet and Robert Pattinson. What’s not to like? Watch it on Netflix.

Explained

If you like a documentary but want something more bite-sized, these short Netflix episodes are ideal. Tackling everything from pandemic diseases to animal intelligence, tattoos, drugs and more, they average about 20 minutes per episode.

The Good Place

I forking love watching this when I’m feeling rubbish – I’ve never seen a TV show as pure and innocent as this. The show is in its final season and a new episode comes to Netflix each week, so now is the time to get into it if you haven’t yet.

Read

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Over the summer I read another Taylor Jenkins Reid book (Daisy Jones and the Six) and the format had me absolutely hooked. Enter The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. Told from the point of view of a journalist interviewing her for a biography, we follow the life and loves of the enigmatic and beautiful Hollywood starlet Evelyn Hugo. It’s funny and glamorous and scandalous and sad. I’d highly recommend getting both in Audible format if you can as the incredible voice actors paint a vivid picture. Both books are also being adapted for screens which I can see working well!

Refinery 29’s Money Diaries

If you’re after some shorter pieces to read when you have some downtime, I’ve been combing through the back catalogues of the MoneyDiaries section on the Refinery 29 website. Each article is a weekly spending diary of a different woman. The salaries, jobs and lifestyles of the (anonymous) writers vary hugely and it’s fascinating as someone who’s really trying to make their money go further to hear what people do with their cash, or lack of it.

Listen

Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost (Parts One and Two) by Foals

I’ve loved Foals since I set my Myspace profile song to ‘Balloons’, but they’ve come a long way since playing tiny venues full of teenagers. This year they’ve put out a big two-part catalogue of atmospheric alternative tracks and I can’t stop listening to it. Give it a play when you feel like chilling out.

Jensen and Holes: The Murder Squad

If you’re a fan of true crime podcasts (I mean, who isn’t?) then give The Murder Squad a listen. The attraction of this series is that both hosts have a lot of credentials behind them, so you get a much deeper insight into how killers are found and caught, and why most of the cases they discuss remain unsolved. Paul Holes, a former cold-case investigator, and Billy Jensen, a renowned crime journalist, need your help to identify victims, locations and killers – can you help?

There’s plenty to get your teeth into here while stuck inside and watching the November rain fall (accidental G’n’R reference for the win). I’d love to hear some of your own recommendations as I’ve almost chomped my way through this entire list! Tweet me @kellyannerist.

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