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Family matters

Up All Night takes an irreverent look at parenthood through the point of view of an acerbic working mother, along with her stay-at-home husband and opinionated parents. The comedy series follows Reagan (Christina Applegate), a producer on her best friend Ava’s (Maya Rudolph) talk show, and Chris (Will Arnett), Reagan’s supportive, stay-at-home husband, as they try to adjust to life with their newborn baby Amy. Cure your weekday blues with Up All Night, from Monday to Wednesday, at 10.30 pm on Comedy Central.


On rituals

Every culture has its rituals and codes of living. We delve into the bizarre or confronting practices of cultures around the world. What drives someone to insert stainless steel fishing hooks into another person’s back so they can hang from the ceiling by their flesh? In some societies around the world, practices like this reflect deeply held traditional beliefs or deliberate lifestyle choices. Watch Taboo on weekdays at 11 pm, on National Geographic.


Adventure

Young Albert Narracott enlists to serve in World War I after his beloved horse is sold to the cavalry. Albert’s hopeful journey takes him out of England, and to the front lines, as the war rages on. Directed by award-winning director Steven Spielberg, the 2011 film War Horse is an adaptation of British author Michael Morpurgo’s 1982 children’s novel of the same name, which is set before and during World War I. The film stars actors Jeremy Irvine, Emily Watson and David Thewlis. Embark on a war-time adventure this weekend. Catch War Horse on May 11, at 10 pm, on Star
World.

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