With the weather getting chillier, it might be a good time to stay in and watch some television. To help you decide, we present to you our Channel Surfing TV picks for this week. Aspiring finance big shots work hard and play hard in Industry. While most of us can’t travel for leisure these days, you can at least visit new locales and see the delicious food they have to offer in Eater’s Guide to the World. Then whether you’re familiar or new to him, Alex Rider does super spy stuff in his new series.
Money, Sex, & Drugs
Before reaching the top in the financial game, you have to start somewhere. HBO’s latest drama, Industry, looks at the people at the bottom of the totem pole at an investment bank in the UK. The series follows a group of young graduates interning at the prestigious Pierpoint & Co. Watch them as they navigate the demanding world together and unwind from the day’s stress with sex, drugs, and booze. However, they can’t get too friendly with each other since not everyone will be asked back full time increasing the level of competitiveness.
Industry premieres today, November 9, on HBO and the first episode is directed by Lena Dunham, who knows a thing or two about presenting the young adult experience. Read our first impressions of the show and our interviews with stars, Harry Lawtey and David Jonsson before watching the show tonight.
From Hole in the Walls to Fine Dining
Eater is a network of sites that covers the local food and dining scene in various cities around the U.S. and even a few internationally. They are looking to expand their reach into television with their upcoming Eater’s Guide to the World.
The food-and-travel docuseries brings viewers to surprising culinary destinations in seven different locations both domestic and abroad. It may seem like a tease since current events prevent us from visiting any of these places but it can also serve as an escape in these trying times and a reference of where to dine in the future when it’s finally safe to.
Maya Rudolph serves as the narrator for all seven episodes of Eater’s Guide to the World, which can be streamed Wednesday, November 11, on Hulu.
Teenage Super Spy
The Alex Rider series has been entertaining readers since the turn of the century either in book form or adapted graphic novels. It even received a feature film in 2006 but a lackluster box office prevented it from becoming a major movie franchise. Now it’s getting another chance, this time as a television show.
The story follows the titular character who is dragged into a world of espionage following the death of his mild-mannered uncle who served as his guardian. His entire life, Alex thought his uncle was a salesman but learns he was really an undercover MI-6 agent. He is recruited by a section of the intelligence agency called the Department of Special Operations to complete his family member’s unfinished case by infiltrating a “corrective academy” for wealthy teens and uncovering its dark secrets.
Alex Rider will premiere Friday, November 13, on IMDB TV.