1/ Cast Offs

When?
Channel 4, Tuesday 11.05pm

Why should I watch it?
Premise: Six (actually) disabled individuals are marooned on a remote British island and told to fend for themselves during a fictional reality TV show. Controversial yes? This darkly comic drama is all bitter and twisted. Just as you think it's safe to laugh, something bleak makes you want to cry. It's groundbreaking stuff, that needs to be on TV, so props for Channel 4.

The down side? It's not very funny. In fact in most places, it's just sad. A parody of a reality TV show for disabled contestants is a brilliantly scandalous concept, but doesn't quite work. It might be worth watching episode two to really make a fair conclusion. All reality shows are a bit dry at the beginning.

Show me where:
Watch it on Channel 4 OD.

2/ Misfits

When?
E4, Thursday 10.00pm

Why should I watch it?
It's the new Skins (apparently). The high concept drama revolves around a bunch of delinquents doing community service. After getting caught in a particularly unruly storm they realise that they've obtained super powers. Oooh. What will these immoral, anti-social teens do with their special gifts? Cue, murder, sex and plenty of raucous behaviour. Lovely. E4's newest televisual delight appears to be some sort of gritty, sci-fi hybrid. It's a bit like Heroes only British, which means it's grimier, more sexually explicit and full of rude boys. It's really quite intriguing. It may even be as good as Skins. Have a go...

Show me where:
Watch it on Channel 4 OD.

3/ Gavin and Stacey

When?
BBC1, Thursday 9pm

Why should I watch it?

Oh my christ it's the new series of Gavin and Stacey! Everyone you know and love is still there and more Welsh or Essex than ever. Gavin starts his new job in Cardiff, Smithy is struggling to cope with the new hole in his pointless existence, that was Gavin, and Nessa settles into life in Dave's caravan. The winning combo of Horne, Corden and Jo Page, got soooooo popular on BBC3 that they graduated, over with the big boys - like David Attenborough and Jeremy Clarkson - on to BBC1. Is it just us, or has it lost a ickle bit of it's edge? Just a little... maybe it's just us.

Show me where:
Watch it on the BBC iPlayer.