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Prepare yourself for a few cosy evenings in because there are lots of great things on TV this weekend, especially movies. We are most definitely not complaining. Stock up on popcorn and maltesers and bring your duvet downstairs! 

Wednesday
The Time Traveler's Wife
RTE1, 21.35

Rachel McAdams stars alongside Eric Bana is this clever love story about a man who can travel in time, but only his lifetime. If Rachel McAdams is in it you know it will be a classic soppy film. Perfect for a cosy night in. Grab the Ben and Jerrys…

Thursday
Evan Almighty
ITV2, 20.00

If you were a fan of Bruce Almighty, this sequel is worth a watch. Steve Carell stars in this comedy as politician Evan Baxter who is recruited by God to build an Ark like Noah did. Convincing others about all of this proves to be a struggle though. 

Friday
Iron Man
RTE2, 21.00

If you're a fan of superhero movies, you will love this. And even if you're not a fan of superhero moves, Robert Downey Jr is the main character so, you will love this. Tony Stark is an arms manufacturer who is held hostage and builds a hi-tech armoured suit to do good around the world. Worth a watch.

Saturday
Gotham
RTE2, 23.55

Based on Batman and DC Comics this show has been renewed for a second season now that the first is finished. It sounds slightly similar to Smallville and we loooved Smallville. It sounds very addictive and we're sure it's one to catch up on. 

Sunday
Changeling
TV3, 21.00

Angelina Jolie stars in this 1920's crime drama. The son of a single mother goes missing and she is devastated, but he is discovered by police some months later. However, she does not believe it is actually her son but the police try to get rid of the case which leads to a lot of trouble in her life. A gripping story with great acting from Angelina Jolie. 

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The sun looks like it's gone back into hiding for a few days, so there's no better excuse to curl up on the couch with a good TV show.

Here's what we'll be watching this week…

Tuesday
The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards
TV3, 21:00

The biggest event on Ireland's fashion calendar took place on Friday at Dublin's Marker Hotel, with some seriously stylist attendees (and a few WTF outfits too for good measure). Watch back the highlights for some SS15 fashion inspiration.

Wednesday
Republic of Telly
RTÉ 2, 23:05

Fans of Geordie Shore may remember that Charlotte Crosby was in Dublin for a mystery visit a couple of weeks back. It turns out she was filming with the Republic of Telly gang, and her sketches air tonight.

Thursday
The Unemployables
RTÉ 2, 21:00

Darren Kennedy and Jennifer Maguire help two more "unemployables" to secure paid work in this touching reality show. Candidates this week include a 35-year-old mother who hasn't worked since losing her job in 2007, and a 19-year-old who walked out on his Leaving Cert exams.

Friday
The Graham Norton Show
BBC One, 22:40

We're loving the line-up on the couch this week, with Matt LeBlanc, Rebel Wilson and Kit Harrington from Game of Thrones all joining Graham for a chat. Plus music from Mumford & Sons… sure what more could you want?

Saturday
Coming To America
E4, 21:00

This 1988 comedy stars Eddie Murphy at his bizarre best, playing a rich African prince who travels to the USA to escape an arranged marriage and find true love, while posing as a foreign student working in a fast food joint.

Sunday
The C-Word
BBC One, 20:30

Sheridan Smith stars in this one-off drama, based on the book and blog of writer Lisa Lynch who was diagnosed with breast cancer aged just 28. Lisa worked closely with BBC to adapt her story, but sadly she passed away in  2013, five years after her first diagnosis.

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If you're looking forward to a night in tonight after a busy weekend in the spring sunshine, then the TV might be calling your name.

Here's what you'll be watching this week…

Monday
Girls
Sky Atlantic, 22.00

It's already time for the final episode of the season, as Hannah, Jessa and Adam try to persuade Caroline and Laird against having a home birth and Adam opens up about his feelings for Hannah. 

Tuesday
Teens
Channel 4, 22.00

This new docuseries follows a group of UK youngsters the year they turn 17, charting their ever-changing relationships, worries and aspirations in a world of 24/7 social networking.

Wednesday
Masterchef UK
BBC One, 20.00

The first two quarter-finalists of the series will be announced on this week's show, in which five more cooks are put to the test and asked to plate up their "Calling Card" signature dish for  judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace.

Thursday
Don't Tell The Bride
RTÉ 2, 21.00

In the last episode of the series, groom-to-be Matthew Kessie is tasked with planning the wedding to his partner of four years Threase Finnigan. The college sweethearts have VERY different styles and Matthew is faced with turning a dilapidated convent into a heavy-metal themed venue for his bride. And if you've ever wondered how a bride reacts when she gets kidnapped by a gang of Vikings… you're about to find out.

Friday
Mr and Mrs Smith
TV3, 21.00

The film that brought Hollywood's golden couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie together… sorry, Jen. The pair play a pair of married assassins who are both unaware of their partner's secret life – until they're hired to kill one another.

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There's lots on TV this week, so if you're planning a night in, here's our pick of the best!

Tuesday
The Kids Who Can't Stay Awake
Channel 4, 22.00

We love a good documentary here at SHEmazing! and this one is definitely on our list – telling the stories of three British children and teens who unexpectedly started showing symptoms of narcolepsy, causing them to fall asleep due to certain emotional and physical triggers.

Wednesday
The People's Strictly for Comic Relief
BBC One, 21.00

We've already met the six nominees, Strictly fans with incredible stories who've been selected to appear in the first ever People's Strictly Come Dancing. Tonight's they night they'll take to the ballroom to strut their stuff with their Strictly partners. Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli, Darcey Bussell and Anton Du Beke will be judging, but their scores are just a guide as the winner will be chosen by public vote and revealed this Friday during Comic Relief.

Thursday
No Limbs, No Limits
RTÉ One, 22.35

Joanne O'Riordan is one of just 7 people in the world living with the rare condition tetra-amelia syndrome, meaning she was born with no arms or legs – but she has overcome her physical obstacles to campaign for disability funding and awareness with the Taoiseach and the United Nations among others. This documentary follows Joanne on her journey to a UN summit in New York where she will address a group of the most influential women in technology.

Friday
The Late Late Show
RTÉ One, 21.35

With Amy Poehler in Dublin this Friday, there's been LOTS of speculation that she'll pop out to Montrose to chat with Ryan Tubridy – we won't be missing it!

Saturday
Bridesmaids
Channel 4, 21.00

Expect your Twitter timeline to be full of Bridesmaids quotes this Saturday night! If you haven't seen it (WHAT?!) it stars SNL's hilarious Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy and Rose Byrne. Trust us – just watch it!

Sunday
Other Voices: Hozier Special
RTÉ 2, 22.50

Ireland's breakout star Hozier is interviewed by Love/Hate's Aiden Gillen and BBC Radio 1 presenter Huw Stephens. He'll be discussing his career, his debut performance at the 2013 Other Voices, and his musical influences. There'll be a few tunes too no doubt!

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Much as we love being social butterflies, the recent FREEZING weather has made our couch and PJs look a lot more inviting.

If you're planning a few nights in this week, then check out our lowdown of the TV highlights over the coming days!

Tuesday
Game of Thrones: Greatest Moments
Sky Atlantic, 21.00 

If you're counting down the days to Game of Thrones' fifth season, then this might be just the fix you need to get you through – a round-up of some of the most thrilling and dramatic moments from the first four seasons, plus discussion from cast members and celebrity fans.

Wednesday
Who Do You Think You Are USA (Zooey Deschanel)
RTÉ One, 23.30

New Girl star Zooey Deschanel traces her family's Quaker heritage back to Philadelphia, where her politically minded grandmother Sarah Pownall lived.

Thursday
Dara and Ed's Great Big Adventure
RTÉ One, 22.15

This three-part series sees comedians Dara O'Briain and Ed Byrne driving 4,000 miles together from North to South America. This week they reach Guatemala and El Salvador – not exactly the safest places on earth.

Friday
The Graham Norton Show
BBC One, 22.35

A epic line-up this week! David Beckham, Will Smith, Margot Robbie and Hugh Jackman will all join Graham on the couch, with music from Noel Gallagher. 

Saturday
He's Just Not That Into You
E4, 21.00 

If you're staying in this weekend then a good chick flick will definitely be needed, and this film's epic cast won't disappoint – it features Ginnifer Goodwin, Justin Long, Jennifer Connelly, Scarlett Johansson, Bradley Cooper, Ben Affleck, Jennifer Aniston, and Drew Barrymore all dealing with the ups and downs of love and relationships.

Sunday
Room to Improve
RTÉ One, 21.30

This show has been providing us with SO much entertainment of late, and we have high hopes for tonight's episode which sees a couple trying to renovate a Portmarnock cottage that is literally rotting from the ground up.

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If you're planning a few nights in this week ahead of a busy Valentine's weekend, well, the TV will be your best friend!

Luckily there are some great things to look forward to on the box this week… here's our pick of the best!

Monday
The 57th Annual Grammy Awards
RTÉ 2, 19.30

Check out round two of Kanye's notorious "Im'ma let you finish" moment on tonight's Grammys highlights show!

Tuesday
My Big Fat Gypsy Valentine
TV3, 21.00

Fans of My Big Fat Gyspy Wedding will love this one-off special focusing on the traditions and culture of Britain and Ireland's travelling communities. 16-year-old Ina is marrying her first boyfriend, and has a wedding dress made from glitter fabric, while Danielle's wedding is scheduled to take place just a day after she turns 16. 

Wednesday
Heston's Recipe for Romance
Channel 4, 23.00

They say the way to a man's heart is through his stomach, but is there really a link between food and love? Heston teams up with scientists and psychologists to put together a romance-friendly menu for five couples, and monitor how the food affects their feelings for their partners.

Thursday
The Pursuit of Happyness
3e, 22.00

Yes, the weird spelling of "happiness" makes us spelling sticklers cringe, but we challenge you not to be moved to tears by the inspirational film starring Will Smith as a cash-strapped single father who is forced out of his house at the worst possible time. Will's son Jaden (he of that BIZAARE 2014 interview) also stars. 

Friday
Jamie and Jimmy's Friday Night Feast
Channel 4, 20.00

Singer Paloma Faith takes part in tonight's episode of Jamie Oliver's new cooking show, which also star his pal Jimmy Doherty. Craft beer, sticky Chinese ribs and Portuguese salt cod – sounds like a perfect Friday night meal!

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