Small Screen Highlights: Michod’s The King, Mark Cousins’ Troubles and Living with Yourself

Our TV picks including YouTube's 'Impulse' and 'Between Two Ferns: The Movie'.

The King (Netflix Originals)

Directed by David Michôd (Animal Kingdom) and co-written with Joel Edgerton (who also stars and produces alongside Liz Watts), this drama is loosely based on Shakespeare’s Henriad series of history plays.  It stars Timothée Chalamet as the drinking, whoring reluctant young monarch Hal, alongside Ben Mendelsohn, Robert Pattinson and Lily-Rose Depp. The Netflix Originals film had a brief run in cinemas before dropping onto the streamer on 1 November. Our reviewer, Anthony Morris, wanted more fun or more epic gravitas from ‘a film where Edgerton is hamming it up, Chalamet is broodingly pouting all over the place and a startling Robert Pattinson is gnawing on the scenery as a foppish blonde French princeling’, but he praised the work of cinematographer Adam Arkapaw and costumes by Fiona Crombie and Jane Petrie.

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