The Iris’ Weekly Australian TV Picks: 3rd – 9th May

April’s over and that means new shows are coming. Here are this week’s must-see shows/movies on the small screen.

Tuesday – 3 May

Once Upon a Time, 7Flix, 7:30pm AEST

Ursula and Cruella come to Storybrooke, but to David and Mary’s suspicions, they’re not visiting to do some sightseeing…

Wednesday – 4 May

The Story of China, SBS, 7:30pm AEST

For you history geeks and lovers of culture. Sweeping off your feet, The Story of China explores the Ming era, in particular in Suzhou, the “Venice of China”, before the era met its end.

Penny Dreadful (S3), Showcase, 8:30pm AEST

Our favourite medium Vanessa (Eva Green) fights a new evil that has emerged out of the smog while her friends are battling their own nemeses.

Thursday – 5 May

Hap and Leonard (S1), Showcase, 8:30pm AEST

A blend of film noir and buddy comedy-drama, this show follows two best friends getting caught up with femme fatales, murderers and other members of the criminal underworld.

Identity Thief, Ch.7, 9:30pm AEST

Sit back and laugh as one man (Jason Bateman) gets tangled up with a sweet woman (Melissa McCarthy) who has stolen his identity.

Friday – 6 May

Saving Mr. Banks, 7Flix, 8:30pm AEST

Watch the origins of Mary Poppins and Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) bringing it to the screen with frustrating consultations from the author PL Travers (Emma Thompson).

The Matrix Reloaded, GO!, 8:30pm AEST

Neo (Keanu Reeves) returns to the Matrix to fufill his destiny whilst encountering and battling new foes.

Saturday – 9 May

Up, Ch.7, 7pm AEST

A heartwarming story of a man honouring his late wife by flying to the destination of their dreams via their house, thanks to a huge bouquet of balloons. He learns to seek his own adventures and let go of the past.

The Wolverine, Ch.10, 8:30pm AEST

Logan/Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) struggles to move on from his past but encounters a remnant of it that results in his lost of immortality.

Sunday – 8 May

The Unexplained Files, Discovery Science, 8:30pm AEST

For X-Files fans who want to taste of real-life unexplained subjects that would leave you on the edge of your seat.

The Eichmann Show, SBS, 8:30pm AEST

A recount of the production team that, against all odds, captured the confronting testimony of one of the most notorious Nazis as the true horrors of the Holocaust came to light, leading to a major, global TV event.


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