This weekend is a perfect time with this rain to sit back, relax and enjoy some of the best TV on our screens. Here is my picks to watch on Freeview this long weekend!
Friday 31 May
Ellen's Game of Games | TVNZ 2 @ 8PM
Host Ellen DeGeneres brings her mischievous flair for fun to the primetime stage with supersized versions of some of the most popular games from her daytime show. In a collection of brand-new challenges, contestants from the studio audience compete for a big cash prize. As participants maneuver obstacles, answer trivia questions and play her signature games, Ellen is always at the center of it all, orchestrating unpredictable fun, narrating the madness and making sure everyone has a great time.
Movie: Good Luck Chuck | TVNZ DUKE @ 8.30PM
Cursed since childhood, dentist Charlie Kagan (Dane Cook) cannot find the right woman. Even worse, he learns that each of his ex-girlfriends finds true love with the man she meets after her relationship with him ends. Hearing of Charlie's reputation as a good-luck charm, women from all over line up for a quick tryst. But when Charlie meets the woman (Jessica Alba) of his dreams, he must find a way to break the curse or risk losing her to the next man she meets.
Saturday 1 June
Movie: Star Wars - Revenge of the Sith | THREE @ 7.00PM
It has been three years since the Clone Wars began. Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) and Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen) rescue Chancellor Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid) from General Grievous, the commander of the droid armies, but Grievous escapes. Suspicions are raised within the Jedi Council concerning Chancellor Palpatine, with whom Anakin has formed a bond. Asked to spy on the chancellor, and full of bitterness toward the Jedi Council, Anakin embraces the Dark Side.
The Queen | MAORI TV @ 8.45PM
In the wake of a national tragedy, the prime minister and royal family find themselves quietly at odds. The initial reluctance of Buckingham Palace to mourn Diana is seen by the public as a sign of cool emotional distance, but Tony Blair, perceiving a potential public-relations disaster in the making, takes it upon himself to persuade Queen Elizabeth to pay tribute to the dead princess.
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