The best new TV to stream next week – from Wedding Season to Cobra Kai | The Sun

STRUGGLING to decide what to watch? And which streaming service to trawl through?

Well don't worry as The Sun's TV Mag has the answers for what should be top of your list over the next seven days.

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Pinocchio – Disney+

This year’s Disney+ Day (Thursday) promises plenty of exciting new shows and movies, including the long-awaited live-action version of everyone’s favourite tale of a little wooden puppet with a habit of telling big fibs. Tom Hanks stars as lonely wood carver Geppetto, who one night wishes upon a star, hoping that cute Pinocchio will be transformed into a real boy.

Of course, we all know what happens next but this beautifully-realised remake of the Disney classic, which also stars Cynthia Erivo as the Blue Fairy and features the voices of Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Jiminy Cricket, Keegan-Michael Key as Honest John and Benjamin Evan Ainsworth as Pinocchio, is sure to win a legion of new fans. Honest.

Available Thursday

Real Girlfriends In Paris – Hayu

If you found Emily In Paris just a little too whimsical and sickly sweet to stomach, get ready for a refreshing dose of reality. This highly entertaining new series follows six young American expats – one of whom is called Emily – as they adjust to living in the stunning French capital. Juggling careers, romantic entanglements and feisty friendships, it promises to be a deliciously dramatic French affair.

So who are these lucky ladies, living their – meilleures vies, that’s best lives, for anyone not fluent in French – in Paris? Well, they’re a typically outgoing bunch, certain to leave an impression, good , and at times, bad. There’s the artistic Anya, who’s lived in Paris on and off for a decade, California girl Kacey, free-spirited Margaux, high-achieving Adja, recently divorced Victoria and the aforementioned fashion-loving Emily.

Glitzy, glamorous and Gallic – prepare for an Eiffel

Available Tuesday

Wedding Season – Disney+

When Stefan (Gavin Drea) and Katie (Rosa Salazar) fall for each other at a friend’s wedding, they look destined to be a match made in hell. Not least because he’s literally just broken up with his girlfriend and she’s engaged to someone else and is about to tie the knot. Fast-forward two months to Katie’s wedding reception, and her new husband and his entire family are murdered.

Did a jealous Stefan do it? The police think so. Did a psychotic Katie do it? Stefan thinks so. What’s the truth? Dark but hilarious, this irreverent murder-mystery comedy-drama is a jet-black treat for fans of The End Of The F**king World.

Available Thursday

Untold: The Race Of The Century – Netflix

The final film in this second season of sports documentary series Untold tells the remarkable and inspiring story of the 1983 America’s Cup yacht race. Until that year, the New York Yacht Club had been on a staggering 132-year winning streak in the prestigious competition. But then, seemingly from nowhere, an Australian team – the Royal Perth Yacht Club, aboard the Australia II – shocked the sport by defeating them, sailing into the history books.

Featuring heaps of archive footage and interviews with many of the sailors from both sides, this is an underdog tale like no other.

Available Tuesday

Gutsy – Apple TV+

Hillary Clinton knows only too well what it takes to be a courageous, resilient and trailblazing woman who makes an impact on the world. So who better to meet and talk to some of the most important and boundary-shattering women around today?

Based on their celebrated book The Book Of Gutsy Women, in this eight-part series Hillary and her daughter Chelsea head off on a journey to meet inspirational female figures including Wanda Sykes, Goldie Hawn, Gloria Steinem, Kim Kardashian, Dr Jane Goodall and Megan Thee Stallion. Along the way, we also get an intimate glimpse into the mother-daughter bond between Hillary and Chelsea, and hear about the issues that mean the most to them.

Available Friday

Cars On The Road – Disney+

Five years after the last movie instalment, Cars 3, Lightning McQueen and co have refuelled, topped up the oil and hit the road again. This time they’ve bagged themselves a whole series, which sees Lightning (voice by Owen Wilson) and Mater (Larry The Cable Guy) set out on an adventure-filled road trip across the States, on their way to Mater’s sister’s wedding.

Of course, any journey involving those two is certain to be packed with peril, mayhem, memorable characters and plenty of laughter.

Available Thursday

Cobra Kai – Netflix

Turning an iconic 80s film franchise into a TV series is a risky business. If it works, high-fives all round. If it doesn’t, not only do you have a flop on your hands, chances are you’ve also sullied the memory of a much-loved movie.

Fortunately, when the first season of Cobra Kai appeared on YouTube back in 2018, this enjoyably over-the-top reboot of the Karate Kid films was a slow-burning hit. And now, with the hotly-anticipated fifth season landing this week, it’s grown into one of Netflix’s most popular shows.

Much of its success is thanks to the way it reintroduces us to fondly-remembered characters – namely bitter rivals Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) and Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) – more than 30 years after we last saw them high-kicking their way across the big screen. When we rejoin them in season one, Johnny is down on his luck, battling alcoholism and depression. A decision to reopen the Cobra Kai karate dojo gives him a new focus and brings Daniel back into his life. But when Daniel starts to worry that Johnny will train a new generation of bullies at Cobra Kai, he attempts to force its closure.

Over the next few series, the pair’s rivalry changes, there’s new characters and the return of more familiar faces, including original bad guy mentor John Kreese (Martin Kove). Season five promises more of the same, with The Karate Kid 2’s Chozen Toguchi (Yuji Okumoto) rejoining the action.

As Daniel’s legendary old sensei, the much missed My Miyagi used to say: “Balance is key.” True to that spirit, Cobra Kai is a perfectly balanced mix of drama, comedy, nostalgia and new characters.

Seasons 1-4 are available now, season 5 starts Friday

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Top 5

House Of The Dragon – NOW

Any concerns that the Game Of Thrones prequel might not live up to the hype have been shattered like a White Walker struck down by a sword made by Valyrian steel. House Of The Dragon is as epic, gruesome and spectacular as everyone hoped.

Lost Ollie – Netflix

Jonathan Groff (Mindhunter, Frozen) and Mary J Blige are among the stars lending their voices to this cute family adventure series about a much-loved, floppy-eared patchwork toy rabbit who gets separated from his best friend Billy and sets out to find his way home.

The Secrets She Keeps -BBC iPlayer

The second season of the Australian psychological thriller keeps the shocks coming, with creepy Agatha (Laura Carmichael) facing trial for abducting Meghan’s (Jessica De Gouw) baby and Meghan being hounded by the press.

Echoes – Netflix

Thrillers don’t get much more twisty and creepy than this addictive series starring Michelle Monaghan as identical twins Leni and Gina, whose lifelong scam of secretly swapping lives looks set to be revealed when one of them goes missing.

Five Days At Memorial – Apple TV+

Based on the true story of what happened at New Orleans’ Memorial Hospital in the wake of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, this tense eight-part drama stars Vera Farmiga and is filled with horrors and heroics.

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