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The top 10 most streamed TV shows of the week: True crime and sci-fi reign supreme


Looking for something new to watch this weekend but don't know where to start? Perhaps you'll be inspired by what everyone else is watching. We've used streaming aggregator Reelgood, which pulls viewing figures from streaming services in the U.S. and UK, to break down the top 10 most popular shows of the past week. From all the hot new true crime shows to intriguing sci-fi series, this list might inspire you to start watching something new. We've added excerpts from our own reviews where appropriate to help give you an idea of what we thought.

Tom Hiddleston stars in 'The Essex Serpent' trailer as a brooding pastor


The trailer for The Essex Serpent, one of our most anticipated British shows of the year, is finally here -- and it's bringing some serious Fleabag-style hot priest energy. Starring Tom Hiddleston and Claire Danes and adapted from Sarah Perry's award-winning gothic fiction novel of the same name, Clio Barnard's adaptation follows the ambiguous search for a mythical sea beast in a Victorian English village. Expect tension, lingering looks, and ambiguous fantasy aplenty. The Essex Serpent is available to stream on Apple TV from May 13, with new episodes dropping weekly.

Apple's $6billion Netflix rival Apple TV launches in 100 countries TODAY

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Apple's long-awaited Netflix rival, Apple TV, has finally launched today in 100 countries including the United States and United Kingdom. The new TV streaming service, which costs £4.99 per month with a seven-day free trial, features an array of new original shows, movies and documentaries. These include'The Morning Show', a drama about a morning TV news show starring Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston and Steve Carell, and'For All Mankind', a science fiction drama written by Star Trek creator Ronald D. Moore, exploring what would have happened if the global space race had never ended. The Morning Show' is a drama about a morning TV news show starring Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston and Steve Carell Oprah Winfrey's famous'Book Club' is also available on Apple TV, along with two Oprah-led documentary series - one focusing on sexual harassment in the workplace, and the other on mental health. Apple originally set a budget of $1 billion (£770,000) for Apple TV, according to Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg, who head up the project, but a source told the Financial Times in August that the budget has grown to more than $6 billion (£4.6 billion).

50 TV shows you can binge from start to finish on a flight


You've booked your airfare, your bag is packed, now, you've just got to decide what you're going to settle into during the flight. Long flights while travelling are the ultimate environment for binge-watching TV: meals and booze delivered right to your own personal little tray table, nowhere to be for hours but in your seat -- and full concentration. So, instead of wasting time flicking around the airline's entertainment catalogue, prepare in advance, and catch up on a show you've been meaning to spend quality time with -- you've got hours, and you can finish the show before you land. Just check your flight length and pick one of these based on how much time you have -- and be sure to leave a little buffer time to include taxi, take-off, landing, food and bathroom breaks. You can either download from your chosen streaming service, rent, or buy. Just remember to make it all available offline before getting to the gate, lest you accidentally miss the last episode. One show you will not see on this list? The Chair isn't without its flaws, but you do get a lot for a little with this smart dramedy from creators Amanda Peet and Annie Julia Wyman. Set on the campus of the fictional Pembroke University, The Chair follows English department head Dr. Ji-Yoon Kim (Sandra Oh) as she grapples with a scandal involving her fellow professor and love interest (Jay Duplass). Choppy pacing and some muddled messaging around cancel culture make this an imperfect, yet worthy binge, clocking in at six episodes in just three hours.*

The 13 best new TV shows of 2022


TV did good in the first half of 2022. From January to June, we got a supervillain-turned-hero whose narrative dismantles toxic masculinity, a stunningly unique workplace drama with a sci-fi bend like no other, queer pirates, a feel-good elementary school sitcom, Julian Fellowes back in the rich white people problems saddle, and many more excellent new additions to the forever-growing list of must-see TV. These are the 13 best new shows of 2022, so far. Catch up before the last half of the year brings even more new obsessions. Apple TV's excellent drama Severance is "an anti-capitalist fable with a Black Mirror twist."