V Things—Oprah’s Book Club is Back and Timothée Chalamet Reigns as King Henry V

The last quarter of every year prompts some of the year’s most innovative and thoughtful films and television shows just in time for award season. And with the launch of AppleTV+ last week, there’s a new competitor in the mix. Oprah Winfrey brings her Book Club into the 21st century with the digitalization of her reading group and insightful interviews with authors. Similarly, Amazon Prime’s latest series, Modern Love, brings the New York Times column of the same name to life with stars Anne Hathaway, Dev Patel, Tina Fey, and more, whom examine dating, love, and marriage.

On Netflix, Academy Award-nominee Timothée Chalamet stars at King Henry V in a star-studded production based off Shakespeare’s history plays, while the big screen pairs Dame Helen Mirren with Ian McKellen in a thrilling mystery about conmen and romance. But those wanting something with a more feel good vibe, Sky will be showing this year’s live action retelling of The Lion King that will have you humming Hakuna Matata throughout the festive season. Below, a roundup of all the happenings to keep you in the know and remember to share your discoveries using the hashtag #worldofVB and you may see it appear in an upcoming edition.


Oprah’s Book Club

AppleTV+’s original programming is off to a great start with viewers eating up episodes of The Morning Show. However, those wanting to expand their minds and dive into a good book will love the return of Winfrey’s trusted book club. Bringing author interviews to the channel every two months, the books reviewed will also be available for purchase on Apple Books with a portion of sales benefiting local libraries. For more information, visit


The Good Liar

What happens when you bring together two stage and screen icons to star in a thriller based off playwright Jeffrey Hatcher’s book of the same name? The results are a thrilling and riveting tale of a conman (McKellen) and his mark (Mirren) and their relationship.


The King

Netflix’s offerings are heating up in the run-up to the holidays and the Timothée Chalamet led movie is just the latest attention grabbing release. Based (loosely) on Shakespeare’s history plays—Henry IV parts one and two and Henry V—and also starring Joel Edgerton, Robert Pattinson, and Lily-Rose Depp, the story of the boy who would be king is gripping in grand fashion.


The Lion King

For those wanting a touch of nostalgia with a modern slant, Disney’s latest take on The Lion King features the voices of Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, Donald Glover, and James Earl Jones for a roaring take on a childhood favourite. Available on November 11th on Sky, please visit:


Modern Love

The New York Times Styles column has been reworked for the small screen exclusively on Amazon Prime. The eight episodes in the first season—which stars Anne Hathaway, Dev Patel, Tina Fey, and more—takes a closer look at everyday relationships.