Irish stars take over streaming! What to watch this weekend

Pic: Channel 4

After last week’s long weekend, we are definitely going to be taking it easy this weekend.

So we’ll be wrapped up in a blanket, enjoying some of our favourite snacks and bingeing all the great telly out there.

Thankfully we can show our Irish pride with all the incredible Irish talent on our screens this weekend.

We’ve picked five shows for you to sink your teeth into that all have fabulous Irish actors at the fore.


Andrew Scott is playing the iconic Mr Ripley – yes, the talented one.

Tom Ripley, a grifter scraping by in early 1960s New York, is hired by a wealthy man to travel to Italy to try to convince his vagabond son to return home.

Tom’s acceptance of the job is the first step into a complex life of deceit, fraud and murder. The limited series drama is based on Patricia Highsmith’s bestselling Tom Ripley novels.

Out Now, Netflix

Renegade Nell

Derry Girls star Louisa Harland stars in this new series about a quick-witted and courageous young woman who finds herself framed for murder and unexpectedly becomes the most notorious highwaywoman in 18th-century England.

But when a magical spirit called Billy Blind appears, Nell realises her destiny is bigger than she ever imagined. 

And you’ll have an absolute ball watching!

Out Now, Disney+


Colin Farrell is heading to the small screen and we couldn’t be more delighted!

Colin stars as John Sugar, an American private investigator on the heels of the mysterious disappearance of Olivia Siegel, the beloved granddaughter of legendary Hollywood producer Jonathan Siegel.

As Sugar tries to determine what happened to Olivia, he will also unearth Siegel family secrets; some very recent, others long-buried.

Out Now, Apple+

Big Mood

We’re getting to see a very different side to Nicola Coughlan in this show!

Best friends Maggie and Eddie have lived in each other’s pockets for 10 years, through thick, thin, and multiple challenging eyebrow trends. But with the rest of their lives looming, careers hanging in the balance, and Maggie’s bipolar disorder making an unwelcome return to form, Eddie begins to question whether this friendship is really in their best interests.

It’s a pivotal point in both their lives, bringing to the surface those all-important questions – could sleeping with your former History teacher be the key to happiness? Is a basement Rat Hotel a functional alternative to pest control? With their twenties behind them, Maggie and Eddie’s relationship faces the future – can it survive?

Out Now, Channel 4

3 Body Problem

Like sci-fi and like Liam Cunningham, try this Netflix series out!

A young woman’s fateful decision in 1960s China reverberates across space and time into the present day.

When the laws of nature inexplicably unravel before their eyes, a close-knit group of brilliant scientists join forces with an unorthodox detective to confront the greatest threat in humanity’s history.

Out Now, Netflix

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