It’s almost the weekend, which means one of two things: 1) You will be going out ‘on the lash’, or 2) You will be staying in and ‘watching TV’. I offer no judgement for either choice - really, you just do you, and don’t let anyone put you down.
I personally think a happy medium between the two is preferable - a big night out pouring pints over your head on the Friday night, then a cocooned evening lamenting life-choices in front of the TV on Saturday night. Or vice versa.
But I’m not bothered about your booze-swilling antics here (I mean, I actually am, please invite me), instead I’m going to chucking a few film and TV recommendations your way for the Big Night In. So pull that duvet over the big scab on your chin and clap your peepers on these bangers:
New at ‘The Pictures’
'Battle Of The Sexes'
New on Netflix
'She's Gotta Have It'
On the good old-fashioned idiot box
'Let The Right One In'
'The Robot Will See You Now'
Would you trust a robot therapist? I wouldn’t, because I wouldn’t trust a robot anything (they will all kill us imminently), but it appears that some people would. This documentary follows a deceptively cute robot called Jess, who uses AI to interpret speech and offer advice in return. Presumably that advice is:
“##**PUT YOUR FINGER IN THIS HOLE, I PROMISE I WILL NOT HARM YOU, HUMAN**##”
and then you do, and then it has your DNA, and then humanity ends.
On Channel 4 at 10pm
(Images: Rex/Channel 4)