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Stuff To Watch This Week (July 25-31, 2022)

Running Wild with Bear Grylls returns with more tips on surviving the great outdoors. If you aren't the physical type, there's Light & Magic, the docu-series on Industrial Light Magic. 
Stuff To Watch This Week (July 25-31, 2022)

A Night Under The Stars

Darren Lim and son Way hang out with TV presenter Charlyn Lin and her 11-year-old son Caleb on Pulau Ubin. Something tells us Charly will the home accident that left her youngest son Cayvus with a few stitches early this year.

Watch it on: meWATCH & Channel 8, Wed, 8pm

Twisted Strings

Executive-produced by acclaimed filmmaker Hou Hsiao-Hsien, this seven-part Taiwanese supernatural anthology — released in March on HBO — follows a series of bizarre deaths over seven separate stories. The stellar cast include Sylvia Chang, Lee Kang-Sheng, Buffy Chen, and Tracy Chou, as well as our own Aileen Tan and Romeo Tan (they appear in episode 5).

Watch it on: meWATCH, Fri

Watch the first episode here:

Running Wild with Bear Grylls: The Challenge

The British adventurer is back to teach another group of Hollywood stars a thing or two about surviving the wilderness, starting with Natalie Portman in the slot canyons of Southern Utah.

Watch it on: National Geographic Channel (Singtel TV Ch 201, StarHub Ch 411), Tue, 9am (same day as the US)

Photos: Running Wild with Bear Grylls/Facebook

 

Santa Evita

Seven-part Argentine limited series — with Selma Hayek as executive producer — about how Eva Perón’s body (Natalia Oreiro) is exploited by rival political factions for their own ends after her death in 1952. Based on Tomás Eloy Martinez’s 1995 historical fiction novel of the same name.

Watch it on: Disney+, Wed

Photo: Disney+

Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin

The fourth spin-off of the Pretty Little Liars series features a new town, new liars, and new secrets. Stars Bailee Madison, Chandler Kinney, Zaria, Maila Pyles, and Maia Reficco. The 10-ep season will kick off with three episodes, followed by double episodes on subsequent Thursdays (Aug 4 and 11), and the final three launching on Aug 18.

Watch it on:  HBO Go, Thur (same day as the US)

Photo: HBO Go

 

Changing Planet

Scientists run a health check on Earth from six locations: the US, Iceland, the Maldives, Brazil, Kenya, and Cambodia. This is Part 1 of an epic project to monitor how flora and fauna evolve in the next seven years. Hopefully, the planet is still livable by 2029. Fingers crossed.

Watch it on: BBC Earth (Singtel TV Ch 203, StarHub Ch 407) & BBC Player, Sun, 9pm

Photo: BBC Earth

Surface

What’s up with Gugu Mbatha-Raw playing characters with traumatic pasts? First, The Morning Show. Then, The Girl Before. And now, this. She stars as an amnesiac figuring out why she attempted to kill herself. As she digs for answers, she realises not everyone — including her husband (The Invisible Man’s Oliver Jackson-Cohen) — is being honest.

Watch it on: Apple TV+, Fri

Photo: Apple TV+

Light & Magic

Directed by Lawrence Kasdan (co-writer of The Empire of Strikes Back and Raiders of the Lost Ark) and produced by Ron Howard, this six-part series about Industrial Light & Magic, the pioneering special effects house started by George Lucas to help him make a little arthouse movie called Star Wars. Do you know without ILM, there’ll be no Pixar and Photoshop?

Watch it on: Disney+, Wed

Photo: Disney+

Big Mouth

Sixteen-part K-drama starring Lee Jong-Suk as an incompetent lawyer (wait, how the hell did he graduate….cheating?) whose live is upended by dark forces after he accepts a murder case. Maybe his wife (Lim Yoona) will get him out of the jam.

Watch it on: Disney+, Fri

Uncoupled

Dramedy series — from Sex and the City and Emily in Paris producer Darren Star — about the trials and tribulations of a gay man (Neil Patrick Harris) starting over when his longtime partner worked out on him. Also stars Tisha Campbell and Marcia Gay Harden.

Watch it on: Netflix, Fri 

Photo: Netflix 

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