What To Watch Online This July | sheerluxe.com
Get set for hours of entertainment as some of our favourite programmes return, as well as a string of debuts that will keep you hooked.
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Unsolved Mysteries – Series 1, Netflix

Iconic series Unsolved Mysteries is back, this time made by the producers of Stranger Things. Fusing signature elements from the original series with contemporary immersive, character-driven storytelling, the 12 new episodes are rooted in the experiences of ordinary people who have lived the unthinkable – from the trauma of a loved one’s unexplained disappearance or horrific death, to the shock of a bizarre paranormal encounter. Alongside detectives and journalists, family members offer clues, present theories and identify suspects, hoping one viewer holds the key to solving the mystery.
 
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My Brilliant Friend – Series 2, Now TV

When the most important friend in her life seems to have disappeared without a trace, Elena Greco, a now-elderly woman immersed in a house full of books, turns on her computer and starts writing the story of their friendship. Based on the bestselling series by Elena Ferrante, this series deals with book two in the Neapolitan novels series, A Story Of A New Name.
 
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Little Voice, Apple TV

From Emmy Award-winner J.J. Abrams, Little Voice is a new coming-of-age drama series featuring original music from Grammy winner Sara Bareilles. A love letter to the diverse musicality of New York starring Brittany O’Grady, Sean Teale, Colton Ryan, Shalini Bathina, Kevin Valdez, Phillip Johnson Richardson and Chuck Cooper, Little Voice follows Bess King, a uniquely talented performer struggling to fulfil her dreams while navigating rejection, love, and complicated family issues.
 
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Black Is King, Disney+

Black Is King, written, directed and executive produced by 24-time Grammy award-winner Beyoncé, will premiere globally on Disney+ on 31st July, hot on the heels of the one-year anniversary of the release of the live-action remake of The Lion King. This visual album reimagines the lessons of the Disney classic for today’s young kings and queens in search of their own crowns. The film was in production for one year with a cast and crew that all represent diversity and connectivity.
 
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The Baby-Sitters Club – Series 1, Netflix

Netflix’s new series is based on the best-selling book series that follows the friendship and adventures of Kristy Thomas (Sophie Grace), Mary-Anne Spier (Malia Baker), Claudia Kishi (Momona Tamada), Stacey McGill (Shay Rudolph) and Dawn Schafer (Xochitl Gomez) as the middle-schoolers start their babysitting business in the town of Stoneybrook, Connecticut. Alicia Silverstone plays Elizabeth Thomas-Brewer, the selfless single-mother of Kristy and love interest of all-around good guy Watson Brewer, played by Mark Feuerstein. A nostalgic must for fans of the books.
 
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Ju-On: Origins – Season 1, Netflix 

Legendary horror franchise Ju-On (The Grudge) is set to shake the world as Netflix Japan releases its first-ever Netflix Original horror series: Ju-On: Origins. The show will focus on the true events that inspired the story, mainly on a paranormal researcher who searches obsessively for a cursed home where something terrible happened to a mother and her child long ago. Can the people haunted by this house escape from its curse? And what kind of grim incident occurred in this cursed house in the past?
 
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Stateless – Season 1, Netflix

Stateless is a powerful and timely series about four strangers whose lives collide at an immigration detention centre in the middle of the Australian desert: an airline hostess on the run from a dangerous cult, an Afghan refugee and his family fleeing persecution, a young father escaping a dead-end job and a bureaucrat running out of time to contain a national scandal. Co-created by Cate Blanchett, this one is on our must-watch list.
 
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The Old Guard, Netflix

Led by a warrior named Andy (Charlize Theron), a covert group of tight-knit mercenaries with a mysterious inability to die have fought to protect the mortal world for centuries. But when the team is recruited to take on an emergency mission and their extraordinary abilities are suddenly exposed, it’s up to Andy and Nile (KiKi Layne), the newest soldier to join their ranks, to help the group eliminate the threat of those who seek to replicate and monetize their power by any means necessary.
 
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Dating Around: Brazil – Series 1, Netflix

Dating Around: Brazil follows six singles seeking a new love in São Paulo. Each single goes on five blind dates to meet people that are completely different from each other. The result: a romantic kaleidoscope where it is possible to witness the rise of genuine connections, but also the so-called friend zone and pure strangeness. If one of the crushes seems to be the perfect match, then a second date can will happen at an iconic place in the city. One for those missing Love Island.

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Say I Do – Series 1, Netflix

Say I Do features deserving couples who have always intended to marry, but for one reason or another, were never able to make their big day a reality. Interior designer Jeremiah Brent, fashion designer Thai Nguyen and chef Gabriele Bertaccini will make the couples’ dream weddings come to life. For fans of Queer Eye.
 
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BlacKkKlansman, Netflix 

Renowned director Spike Lee – of recent Netflix film Da 5 Bloods – teams up with Adam Driver (Girls), and John David Washington (yes, Denzel’s son) for this project, with Get Out’s Jordan Peele on production duties. The story follows the insane true story of an African-American police officer who infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan using Driver’s Flip Zimmerman as his avatar. Sounds serious as a heart attack, but Lee delivers this stranger-than-fiction tale with his usual flair of satirical humour.
 
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Hanna – Series 2, Prime Video 

Based on the 2011 Saoirse Ronan film, Hanna is about a young woman with special skills and elite training, who after growing up in the wilderness with her father finds herself on the run from the CIA. The title role is played by newcomer Esmé Creed-Miles, while The Killing star Mireille Enos plays CIA operative Marissa Wiegler, who spent most of the first season hunting down Hanna and her father Erik (Joel Kinnaman). The first full trailer for season two reveals some exciting new developments. Utrax has moved to a new home called 'The Meadows' and Hanna is rejoining the programme, taking it on from the inside.

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Vivarium, Prime Video

Young couple Tom (Jesse Eisenberg) and Gemma (Imogen Poots) want to purchase a house. They visit a strange estate agent, Martin, who tells them of a new development called Yonder. The pair drive out to the development, where the houses are identical suburban homes. The place is silent, empty and otherworldly. Martin shows the couple around house #9 and then vanishes. Gemma and Tom attempt to leave Yonder, but become lost – every route returns them to #9. When the car eventually runs out of fuel, they decide to stay the night in #9. Lorcan Finnegan’s satirical sci-fi thriller smartly skewers the banality of domestic life.
 
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The Great – Series 1, Starzplay

From Oscar-nominated writer Tony McNamara (The Favourite), The Great is a satirical, comedic drama about the rise of Catherine the Great from outsider to the longest reigning female ruler in Russia's history. Along with Elle Fanning and Nicholas Hoult, the series stars Phoebe Fox (Eye in the Sky), Adam Godley (Breaking Bad), Gwilym Lee (Bohemian Rhapsody), Charity Wakefield (Wolf Hall) and Douglas Hodge (Joker).
 
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Hightown, Starzplay 

Jackie Quiñones (Monica Raymund, The Good Wife), a hard-partying National Marine Fisheries Service agent, has her free-wheeling life thrown into disarray when she discovers a body on the beach – another casualty of Cape Cod’s opioid epidemic. As a result of this trauma, Jackie takes the first steps toward becoming sober – until she becomes convinced that it’s up to her to solve the murder. Now at odds with Sergeant Ray Abruzzo (James Badge Dale, Only the Brave), an abrasive but effective member of the Cape Cod Interagency Narcotics Unit, Jackie starts to spiral. And she’s not alone. Ray, too, spins out of control; losing himself in the investigation.

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