5 things you need to add to your May TV schedule

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9 May 2022, 09:55

Rob Howard shares his top TV picks for May.

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We’ve got the only roundup you need of new movies and TV shows available to stream this month.

There’s a ton of new blockbusters and must-watch shows coming out in May, including the highly anticipated true crime drama The staircase.

The new season of The stewardess Also landing on NOW soon, and viewers can prepare for a bumpy ride!

It’s definitely another big month for entertainment, so we asked Capital’s Rob Howard to share his top picks he’s adding to his May TV schedule…

The staircase

The staircase

The staircase.

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I have already watched the first three episodes of The staircase and I’m addicted. I can’t wait to see the next episodes when they come out on NOW! I’m a big fan of true crime, so naturally I read a lot about the case of Michael Peterson and the conspiracy theory surrounding it.

The story has so many twists and turns that it really is perfect for a TV series.

I love the generally clean and lovable cast of Colin Firth as Peterson, the author on trial for the murder of his wife Kathleen (Toni Collette). I can’t wait to see if we come to believe that it was all just an unfortunate accident, or if something more sinister happened.

The staircase is available to stream on NOW starting May 5, with new episodes every week.

The air hostess season 2

The stewardess

The stewardess.

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First season of The stewardess was absolutely fantastic. It was one of those series that I casually put on and within five minutes I was hooked. I found myself canceling plans to stay and watch more!

Not only is it a thriller, but it’s also funny, which I guess you should expect with Kaley Cuoco from The Big Bang Theory on your mind.

After finding herself at the center of a murder mystery case in Season 1, Season 2 sees Cassie (Kaley Cuoco) move to Los Angeles to try and live a sober life while moonlighting as an asset to the CIA. I can’t wait to see what happens next!

You can catch up on Season 1 of The stewardess now. Season 2 is coming from May 26, prepare for the impact!

Ghostbusters: Afterlife

Ghostbusters: Afterlife

Ghostbusters: Afterlife.

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When I first saw the trailers Ghostbusters: Afterlife, I thought nothing could live up to the iconic originals, but this movie really does! I went to see it at the cinema because it features my favorite actor Paul Rudd, and I’m so happy! It was an absolute joy and had everything you would expect from a blockbuster.

Besides having a great nostalgic feel with all the nods to the originals, it’s extremely funny. I can’t wait to see it again and catch all the easter eggs and references I missed the first time around.

Flow Ghostbusters: Afterlife on NOW starting May 13.

Rob’s top TV picks are just the beginning! Even more must-see entertainment is available to stream in the coming weeks on NOW!

Here’s what else you need to know about this month…

The Time Traveler’s Wife

The Time Traveler's Wife

The time traveler’s wife.

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A television adaptation of the beloved and best-selling 2009 novel, The Time Traveler’s Wife The series follows the timeless love story of Clare (Rose Leslie from Game of Thrones) and romance Henry (Theo James) as they try to navigate life with the challenge of never knowing when it will could spontaneously cross time. You know, the everyday relationship issues that we all have to deal with.

The Time Traveler’s Wife airs weekly on NOW starting May 16.

Dear Evan Hansen

Dear Evan Hansen

Dear Evan Hansen.

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Award-winning musical Dear Evan Hansen is finally yours to watch after its soundtrack took over TikTok following its 2021 release.

Ben Platt (from Perfect) and Julianne Moore are part of this star-studded cast. The plot looks at an isolated high school student suffering from social anxiety and eager to figure out his place in the aftermath of a classmate’s tragedy.

A gripping musical drama that took the world by storm, Dear Evan Hansen is a journey of self-discovery that every young person can relate to!

Flow Dear Evan Hansen on NOW starting May 28.

Check out the must-see entertainment in May like The staircase and The stewardess on NOW and enter to to win the ultimate movie experience at the Rooftop Film Club, plus the chance to win an amazing city break of your choice so you can soar in style like Cassie from The stewardess (but with less drama).

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