1. This Way Up
Irish actress and comedian Aisling Bea stars as quick-witted Aine, who’s trying to regain some semblance of normality after battling with her mental health and seeking care from a rehab facility. Written by Bea and her co-star Sharon Horgan, Aine’s character shines through in this honest, hilarious and relatable portrayal about navigating families, re-entering the dating scene, and grappling with wellbeing.
2. What Happened, Brittany Murphy?
Cynthia Hill’s two-part documentary on Brittany Murphy presents an intimate portrayal of the ’90s actress’ life and career. Exploring Murphy’s talents and what made her unique, Hill gives Murphy a voice beyond her status as the Hollywood celebrity that fell victim to a tragic death in 2009.
3. We Are Lady Parts
A British comedy described as both ‘irreverent and anarchic, We Are Lady Parts follows lead character Amina Hussein, a biochemical engineering Ph.D. student who becomes the unlikely lead guitarist of an all-female Muslim punk band. As the band attempts to land their first gig, Hussein is torn between her band members and straitlaced friends, trying to find her place in the world.
Filmed in Auckland and Taranaki, the five-part series follows transgender activist Caz Davis, who returns to the remote and politically divided dairy community of Rūrangi after his transition. Produced and written by transgender activist Cole Meyers, Rūrangi allowed Meyers to portray transgender people with depth and authenticity, moving the narrative away from negative stereotypes.
5. And Just Like That - The Documentary
Can’t get enough of And Just Like That? We highly recommend the intimate new documentary, which offers an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at filming the much-talked-about reboot. Get acquainted with the writers, hear about their experiences that shaped the plotline, and take a closer look at Carrie’s closet.
These shows are available to view on Neon and Sky Go in New Zealand.
Check out our interview with the And Just Like That costume designers, who discuss all things social media backlash, dressing the cast, and so much more.