Watching television used to be simple. You turn on the TV, sit back, and watch one of a handful of channels at a time.
Now there are 100s of channels and new streaming services popping up every day — all with complicated pricing packages to navigate. We have cable. Satellite. Streaming. TVs, phones, tablets and computers. And then there's the matter of actually finding something good to watch. And where and how to watch it.
We're here to help you with all of that. We'll help you know the best way to watch what you want to watch. We'll help you find the streaming service that's right for you. And, most importantly, we'll help you sort through the latest shows and movies because time is precious. And we'll have fun doing it.
Who we are
We've got decades of combined experience working on entertainment brands in the UK and US as well as working with writers across the business who are passionate about bringing you the latest, most interesting and most informative TV and film stories.
So dive in head-first. We've got news, spoilers, reviews and recaps. And there's so much more in store.
The What to Watch team
Louise heads up the team at What to Watch, helping to grow our newest entertainment brand. She's worked in content strategy, production and audience development for leading film and TV companies for over 15 years. Always fascinated by digital trends, she's currently obsessed with FilmTok. You can also find her extolling the virtues of Fringe, Smallville, rom-coms, Wong Kar Wei and Monty Don/Gardener's World.
David has over 20 years of experience in television journalism. Before working for What To Watch, David spent many years writing for TV Times magazine, interviewing some of television's most famous stars including Hollywood actor Kiefer Sutherland, singer Lionel Richie and wildlife legend Sir David Attenborough.
During his time on TV Times, David also helped run the annual TV Times Awards. David is a huge Death in Paradise fan, although he's still failed to solve a case before the show's detective! He also loves James Bond and, controversially, thinks that Timothy Dalton was an excellent 007. Other than watching and writing about telly, David loves playing cricket, going to the cinema, trying to improve his tennis and chasing about after his kids.
Claire has been a journalist for over 15 years, writing about everything from soaps and TV to beauty, entertainment and even the Royal Family. After starting her career at a soap magazine, she ended up staying for 13 years.
After learning some tricks of the trade at Digital Spy, Entertainment Daily, and Woman & Home, Claire landed a role at What to Watch and What’s On TV, writing about all things TV and film — with a particular love for Aussie soaps, Strictly Come Dancing and Bake Off.
She’s interviewed everyone from June Brown — AKA Dot Cotton — to Michelle Keegan, swapped cooking tips with baking legend Mary Berry backstage at the NTAs. As well as all things soap-related, Claire also loves running, spa breaks, days out with her kids, and getting lost in a good book.
Michael Balderston is a DC-based entertainment and assistant managing editor for What to Watch, who has previously written about the TV and movies with TV Technology, Awards Circuit and regional publications. Spending most of his time watching new movies at the theater or classics on TCM, some of Michael's favorite movies include Casablanca, Moulin Rouge!, Silence of the Lambs, Children of Men, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest and Star Wars. On the TV side, he enjoys Peaky Blinders, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Saturday Night Live, Only Murders in the Building and is always up for a Seinfeld rerun.
Lucy joined the WhatToWatch.com team in 2021, where she writes series guides for must-watch programmes and the latest TV news. Originally from Northumberland, she graduated from Oxford Brookes University in 2016 with a degree in Film Studies and moved to London to begin a career writing about entertainment.
She is a Rotten Tomatoes approved film critic and has a huge passion for cinema. She especially loves horror, thriller and anything crime-related. Her favourite TV programmes include Inside No 9, American Horror Story and Black Mirror, but recently she's loving everything about Apple TV's Severance.
Terrell Smith has a diverse writing background having penned material for a wide array of clients including the federal government and Bravo television personalities. When he’s not writing as Terrell, he’s writing under his pseudonym Tavion Scott, creating scripts for his audio drama podcasts. Terrell is a huge fan of great storytelling when it comes to television and film. Some of his favorite shows include The Crown, WandaVision, Abbot Elementary and Godfather of Harlem. And a fun fact is he's completely dialed into the TLC 90 Day Fiancé universe.
Grace is a staff writer for WhatToWatch.com, where she writes series guides for must-watch shows and the latest TV news. She graduated from Anglia Ruskin University in 2020 with a degree in Writing and Film Studies, which only made her love for creative writing, film and TV grow stronger.
Some of her favourite TV shows are Line of Duty, Fresh Meat, The Great British Bake Off and Gogglebox. In her spare time, Grace likes to explore new places with her friends and family and, of course, watch and read about the latest films and TV series!
Martin is a Staff Writer for WhatToWatch.com, where he produces a variety of articles focused on the latest and greatest films and TV shows.
Some of his favorite shows are What We Do In The Shadows, Bridgerton, Gangs of London, The Witcher, Doctor Who and Ghosts. When he’s not watching TV or at the movies, Martin’s probably still in front of a screen playing the latest video games, reading, or watching the NFL.
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Our streaming and buying guides are written by people who are experts in their field and curated by our editorial team — based on what we think you want to know, to help you make an informed choice.
Our guides and reviews are completely independent — we never take money for reviews.
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