What to Watch: The Iris’ Weekly TV Picks (13th – 16th November 2014)

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Thursday

Mean Girls, Ten, 9:30 pm AEST

Providing an unexpectedly hilarious insight into the social dynamics of American high schools, 10 years on, Mean Girls – unlike Lindsay Lohan’s career – is still totally ‘fetch’.

Looper, Ch. 9, 9:40 pm AEST

If you’re a fan of time travel, Looper is the Thursday night film for you! Starring Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, this film details a stark future in which the mob sends its victims into the past to be killed by a hired gunman. Things get complicated however, when gunman Joe (Gordan-Levitt) meets his future self (Willis) on his next assignment.

Friday

The Graham Norton Show, Ten, 8:30 pm AEST

With an assortment of guests lined up – including John Cleese and Taylor Swift – and his usual witty self on display, there are sure to be lots of laughs on this episode of The Graham Norton Show.

Saturday

The Incredibles, Ch. 7, 7 pm AEST

With its stellar combination of sublime animation, unforgettable characters (especially Edna Mode) and a witty script, there’s only one way to describe this Pixar film: incredible.

Nobody Else But You, SBS 2, 10:15 pm AEST

In this French thriller, a bestselling crime novelist who is suffering from a severe case of writer’s block, heads to a small French village to explore the apparent suicide of an aspiring model who believed she was the reincarnation of Marilyn Monroe. A haunting, yet entertaining piece of European cinema.

Sunday

The Truman Show, Eleven, 8:30 pm AEST

Showcasing Jim Carrey in his finest acting form, this ‘90s drama stars Carrey as Truman, a man who discovers that his entire life has been the focus of a hit drama series and that everyone he knows is on the secret.

Touching The Void, ABC 2, 8:31 pm AEST

Based on the best-selling novel by Joe Simpson, this nail-biting documentary tells the story of Simpson and Simon Yates and their perilous climb up the west face of Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes. An incredible story of survival and adventure.