There’s a game on Sunday, in case you didn’t know (Image: Shaun Botterill – UEFA / UEFA via.)
Soccer haters, we understand, these last few weeks have been difficult for you.
Every time you’ve tried planning a drink with your friends, they’ve demanded that your chosen pub have 360-degree TV screens. You haven’t gotten a call from Zoom at work that hasn’t ended with someone saying “He’s coming home.” And even when he has managed to avoid the game, he has turned on the TV after a respite to discover that he has gone to extra time.
Sunday night will be even worse as nearly everyone will tune in to ITV or BBC One to watch England take on Italy at Wembley Stadium in the Euro 2020 final, and even Love Island was postponed due to the match.
You could of course join in to see if soccer is really coming home, but if you’re convinced you don’t give a damn we’ve got you covered.
This is what’s on TV Sunday night at the same time as the game.
BBC Two has your back, broadcasting Our Wild Adventures at 8pm after Wimbledon. The show will see BBC wildlife presenters reflecting on their most incredible journeys around the world.
After that at 9pm, BBC Two is airing The Duchess starring Keira Knightley and Ralph Fiennes, which will even get you past the penalties, should they occur.
Fancy a rerun of Celebrity Gogglebox? (Image: Channel 4)
Perhaps realizing that they are fighting a losing battle with the majority of the population, Channel 4 repeats from 7:30 pm to 9 pm, broadcasting the Scottish Coastal Railways with Julie Walters. But let’s face it, who doesn’t love Julie Walters?
Choosing something even more grim than penalties, the fourth episode of The Handmaid’s Tale season four begins at 9 p.m., followed by a replay of Celebrity Gogglebox at 10 p.m.
From 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., E4 is airing the Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart comedy Central Intelligence, followed by Naked Attraction at 10 p.m.
Because even if football gets embarrassing, there are always people who take off their gear for possible dates on the other side.
At a completely different pace, Channel 5 is airing the comedy-drama The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, about a group of retirees moving to India for retirement. The movie stars Dev Patel, Dame Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, and Dame Maggie Smith, and begins at 8pm.
If you are a Netflix subscriber, there are plenty of new titles on the streamer to distract you from the chants outside of your Winsow.
Quentin Tarantino’s Oscar-winning film Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood, starring Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and Margot Robbie, has landed on Netflix and tells the story of an actor and a stuntman living in Hollywood at the same time than Charles. Manson is building his “family.”
If horror is more your thing, the truly creepy Midsommar starring Florence Pugh is now available to stream. Directed by Ari Aster, who also directed the horrific Hereditary, Midsommar follows a group of friends who travel to Sweden for a festival, only to find themselves surrounded by a pagan cult.
You can even treat yourself to a double horror bill, in case the match goes into overtime, with Fear Street Part One and Two.
The 1994 and 1978 installments, based on the RL Stine books, were released on Netflix, and the third chapter of the slasher trilogy, 1666, will be released next week.
Or, you know, you could get drunk again with Friends.
This week’s biggest release on Amazon Prime is the sci-fi blockbuster The Tomorrow War, starring Chris Pratt.
The film follows a group of modern soldiers and civilians who are sent into the future to fight an alien army. And none of them wears three lions on a t-shirt.
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Okay, you might not like real football, but the sports comedy Ted Lasso might be the perfect compromise.
The comedy became a surprise hit last year and follows a football coach (Jason Sudeikis) who takes charge of an English league team. But it’s not just about soccer, and much of its appeal lies in how charming the characters are.
The second season is due out later this month, so you could use your Sunday night to catch up on the first season.
There are tons of Golden Girls to enjoy (Image: Touchstone Tv / Whitt-Thomas-Harris Prod / Kobal / Shutterstock)
Loki is in full swing, so you could start watching the adventures of Tom Hiddleston’s God of Mischief.
Or, if you want something smoother, all seven seasons of The Golden Girls have fallen on Disney Plus, so ‘thanks for being a friend’ can replace ‘he’s coming home’ as your worm for the next few days.
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