IF it's still too hot to go outside this week, don't worry as we have plenty of suggestions of what to watch.

Yes, if you need to stay in next to a fan or with your feet soaking in cold water to beat this heatwave,The Sun's TV Mag has plenty of suggestions of what to watch.

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Uncoupled – Netflix

We’ve had romantic comedy series about single girls in New York City and romantic comedy series about single guys in New York City, now here comes something a little rarer: a romantic comedy series about a single gay guy in New York City.

Michael (Neil Patrick Harris) is living his best life – he’s been married to his husband Colin for 17 years, has a swanky home in Manhattan and a successful real-estate career.

But his perfect world falls apart one day when Colin unexpectedly walks out on him. Heartbroken and confused, Michael suddenly finds himself facing the daunting prospect of being a single, gay fortysomething in New York City. Cue some entertaining romantic scrapes.

Armed with Neil’s easy charm, that magical Manhattan backdrop and a sassy yet sensitive script written by the show’s creator Darren Star, who also happens to be the man behind Sex And The City and Emily In Paris, Uncoupled has all the ingredients to be huge.

Available Friday

Under The Banner Of Heaven – Disney+

Andrew Garfield stars in this thought-provoking, seven-part true-crime drama about a detective, Jeb Pyre, who’s called upon to investigate the brutal murder of a Mormon mother and her baby daughter. With the crime seemingly heavily linked to the Mormon church, Jeb – a Mormon himself – is forced to question everything he holds dear.

Created by Dustin Lance Black (Olympic hero Tom Daley’s hubby), the series has already created quite a stir in the US, with rave reviews rubbing up against some passionate criticism. And it’s easy to see why.

While it’s undeniably gripping, and there are great performances from Andrew and a cast that includes Daisy Edgar-Jones, Sam Worthington and Rory Culkin, the drama uses some pretty broad strokes to portray Mormons and Mormonism.

It’s a portrayal that hasn’t gone down well with many members of the Church over in the US, but as an involving and well-made police procedural, expect a compelling watch.

Available Wednesday

The Resort – Peacock on Sky & NOW

When married couple Noah (William Jackson Harper) and Emma (Cristin Milioti) decide to spend their 10th wedding anniversary at the luxury Oceana Vista Resort, on the idyllic Mexican coast, they find themselves drawn into the mysterious and unsolved disappearance of two young people 15 years earlier.

Co-created by Sam Esmail (Mr Robot) and featuring a cast that includes Nick Offerman, Luis Gerardo Méndez and Skyler Gisondo, expect an addictive black comedy-infused puzzle box, with strong White Lotus and True Detective vibes.

Available Friday

The Most Hated Man On The Internet – Netflix

This troubling three-part true-crime documentary examines the fall of Hunter Moore, the notorious founder of Isanyoneup.com, a so-called revenge porn website which posted explicit photographs of people without their consent.

Focusing particularly on one mother who fought tooth and nail to bring Moore to justice after he uploaded pictures of her daughter, the emphasis is – rightly – very much on the victims rather than on the man behind the series’ headline-grabbing name.

Available Wednesday

Surface – Apple TV+

A lead character suffering from memory loss isn’t exactly original, but glossy eight-part thriller Surface does it better than most. Sophie (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) appears to have the perfect life.

She’s wealthy, blessed with a beautiful house in San Francisco and has a husband and friends who love her. But all is not well. Five months ago Sophie leapt from a boat into the sea, seemingly intent on ending her life.

She’s now almost fully recovered, except for one thing: she can’t remember anything about her existence before she hit the water.

For months, she’s been trying to piece her life back together, with the help of her hubby, James (Oliver Jackson-Cohen), and therapist Hannah (Marianne Jean-Baptiste).

But when a mysterious stranger stops her in the street one day and warns her that the almost-too-good-to-be-true James isn’t who he appears to be, Sophie begins a journey to unravel her past – a journey filled with shocks and disturbing revelations.

It’s compelling stuff, particularly as viewers only get to learn each new piece of information when Sophie does. Okay, some of the performances verge on the over-dramatic, and Sophie’s knack of chancing upon vital clues is more than a little convenient, but Gugu makes for a believable heroine and San Francisco has rarely looked so atmospheric and moody.

Take the plunge with Surface – it’s a thriller you won’t forget in a hurry.

The first three episodes are available Friday, then weekly.

High School Musical: The Musical – Disney+

The show that gave the world the pop phenomenon that is Olivia Rodrigo is back for a third season, and this time the East High students – including Gina (Sofia Wylie), Ricky (Joshua Bassett) and E. J. (Matt Cornett) – are off to a summer theatre camp, to put together a production of Frozen.

Funny, feisty and filled with the usual song-and-dance set-pieces, the mockumentary-style series also boasts Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family) in the talented cast, plenty of returning favourites, and – yes – Olivia reprising her role as Nini.

Available Wednesday

Girl, Taken – Paramount+

It’s hard to comprehend the hell that Celeste and Morne Nurse have experienced since the birth of their daughter, Zephany, in April 1997. At three days old, Zephany was snatched from hospital and the couple then spent the next 17 years searching for her.

In 2015, by chance, the Nurses finally found Zephany, living nearby with the woman who’d taken her. But in a shattering twist, Zephany was devastated by the idea of being separated from the only mother she’d known and chose to remain with her kidnapper’s family. This documentary tells the whole staggering story.

Available Monday

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Top 5

Below Deck Mediterranean – HAYU

Oh buoy! Season seven of the hit reality series has set sail, providing fans with a treasure trove of naughty nautical fun and games involving Captain Sandy and the excitable crew of massive luxury motor yacht ‘Home’.

Girl In The Picture – Netflix

Chilling but riveting, the latest true-crime documentary to take Netflix by storm tells the twist-laden and poignant story of Sharon Marshall, a woman found dying by a road who wasn’t who she claimed to be.

Black Bird – Apple TV+

Taron Egerton is superb in this creepy thriller about an imprisoned drug dealer tasked with the job of extracting a murder confession from a suspected serial killer. A slow-burning and sensational series also starring Ray Liotta and Greg Kinnear.

Only Murders In The Building – Disney+

What a treat to be back in the building with Charles (Steve Martin), Oliver (Martin Short) and Mabel (Selena Gomez) as they attempt to clear their names and track down whoever bumped Bunny off. Joyous murder-mystery comedy fun.

D.B. Cooper: Where Are You?! – Netflix

This four-part docuseries digs deep into the mysterious disappearance of the man known as D.B. Cooper, who hijacked a Northwest Airlines passenger jet in November 1971, escaped with $200,000 and was never seen again.

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