Sitting in this weekend? Here's what you could be watching...

There are plenty of additions to Netflix, an exclusive for Virgin Media customers, and Westworld on Sky Atlantic.

Maeve McLaughlin
by Maeve McLaughlin on 7th October, 2016

It’s Friday, and everyone’s breathing a sigh of relief that the weekend is within touching distance.

Autumn TV is well and truly here already, with The X Factor and Strictly Come Dancing already in full swing. But if you’re not into crooners, and you don’t like the glitz and glam of the dance-floor, there are still plenty of viewing options if you fancy a night in this weekend.

New additions to Netflix

In the last week, we’ve already seen loads of titles added to Netflix, including classics of various eras like Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and 1997’s Titanic.

Netflix subscribers can also catch Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson in rom-com How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, as well as Clint Eastwood in 1992 Western Unforgiven.

On top of this, Jamie Dornan’s new film The Siege of Jadotville is added to Netflix from today. This movie is still playing in cinemas, but if you don’t feel like heading out, you’ll be able to watch it from the comfort of your own couch.

And, that’s not the only movie that’s coming to your home and cinema screens at the same time this weekend…

An exclusive for Virgin Media customers

Mattress Mick

Yesterday, Virgin Media announced that the much-anticipated Mattress Men - which is a documentary about one of Dublin’s best-loved characters, ‘Mattress Mick’ - will be available On Demand for Virgin Media customers from today - the same day it hits cinemas.

The documentary follows sixty-something Michael Flynn as he reinvents himself as the eccentric online personality ‘Mattress Mick’ under the guidance of his good friend Paul Kelly.

It has already gotten great reviews from the critics, so Virgin Media customers are in for a treat.

New HBO drama Westworld and movie premieres on Sky

Sky customers also have a lot to look forward to this weekend. New HBO drama Westworld premiered last night on Sky Atlantic, but Sky TV customers can catch-up overt the weekend before the next episode on Thursday.

Coming from executive producer J.J Abrams and starring Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris and Thandie Newton, this drama about a futuristic theme park staffed by artificial beings is already gaining critical acclaim so definitely worth a watch.

Sky Cinema customers also have a couple of new movie premieres to look forward to - crime drama Black Mass, starring Johnny Depp as notorious Boston gangster James ‘Whitey’ Bulger premieres today, while comedy Sisters, starring SNL’s Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, premieres on Sunday.

Are you happy with your TV and broadband package?

If you’re despairing about your weekend in front of the TV because you’re not happy with the channels you have, or your internet is too slow to stream Netflix, you should consider taking a look for a new deal.

There are loads of great offers out there on triple-play deals at the moment:

  • Sky’s Original TV Bundle + Sky Fibre Unlimited & Talk Freetime bundle offers unlimited 100Mb fibre broadband, over 50 TV channels, free off-peak calls to Republic of Ireland local and national landlines, and the Sky Q 1TB box as standard. This bundle is currently reduced to €55 per month for 12 months for customers who sign up by 13 October. The standard price for this bundle is €84.50 per month, so this represents a saving of over €350.
  • eir’s Vision TV Essential & Broadband offers unlimited 100Mb fibre broadband, as well as 55 TV channels, and unlimited anytime calls to Irish and UK landlines & mobiles.You’ll also get free access to eir Sport. The bundle costs €25 per month for the first 6 months, and €85 per month after that, representing a €360 saving - and eir is also currently running a deal that will see you get €100 cashback up-front.
  • Virgin Media’s 240Mb Anytime World and Horizon TV bundle is reduced to €30 per month for 6 months, reduced from €80, saving customers €300. This package comes with unlimited 240Mb broadband, 50 TV channels, and free anytime local and national calls.

Interested in making a switch? Compare TV and broadband packages now