What To Watch Online This August

Get set for hours of entertainment this month, with some of our favourite programmes returning to our screens and incredible debuts that will keep you hooked.

Glow, Series 3 – Netflix

Glow – the Gorgeous Ladies Of Wrestling – has returned to Netflix for a third outing. A comedy by the team behind Orange Is the New Black, in 1980s LA a crew of misfits reinvent themselves to become the champs of the ring. Stars Brie Larson, Kate Nash and Marc Maron.

Available to watch now

Otherhood – Netflix

Feeling marginalised and forgotten, longtime friends Carol (Angela Bassett), Gillian (Patricia Arquette) and Helen (Felicity Huffman) decide to drive to New York to reconnect with their adult sons, and in the process realise their sons are not the only ones whose lives need to change. A journey to relate becomes a journey of rediscovery that forces these women to redefine their relationships with their children, friends, spouses and most importantly, themselves.

Available to watch now

Falling Inn Love – Netflix

After losing her job and her boyfriend, city girl Gabriela (Christina Milian) spontaneously enters a contest and wins a rustic New Zealand inn. Thousands of airline miles later, she discovers that The Bellbird Valley Farm boasts a crumbling facade, a goat housemate, and a meddling neighbour who covets the space. Eager to renovate and sell the property fast, she partners with Jake Taylor (Adam Demos), the Kiwi contractor who's amused by her city-girl culture shock. Now she has to make a decision to continue the life that she is building, or return to the life that she's left behind.

Available to watch 29th August

Blade Runner 2049 – Netflix

Officer K (Ryan Gosling), a new blade runner for the Los Angeles Police Department, unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what's left of society into chaos. His discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former blade runner who's been missing for 30 years.

Available to watch now

Mindhunter, Series 2 – Netflix

Catching a criminal often requires the authorities to get inside the villain's mind to figure out how he thinks. That's the job of FBI agents Holden Ford and Bill Tench, as they attempt to understand and catch serial killers by studying their damaged psyches. Along the way, the agents pioneer the development of modern serial-killer profiling. Directed by David Fincher (Gone Girl, Fight Club), this is a slow-burning 70s thriller that will have you hooked.

Available to watch now

Shakespeare In Love – Netflix

Starring Joseph Fiennes, Ben Affleck, and Gwyneth Paltrow, Shakespeare in Love showcases a young William Shakespeare as the up-and-coming playwright of the time, but he has been disastrously struck by the bane of the writer's life – writer's block. His comedy Romeo and Ethel, the Pirate's Daughter isn't going anywhere and the playhouse is under threat of closure. What Will needs is a muse, and she appears in the form of the beautiful but betrothed Lady Viola. 

Available to watch now

Psycho – Netflix

Phoenix secretary Marion Crane (Janet Leigh), on the run after stealing $40,000 from her employer to run away with her boyfriend, is overcome by exhaustion during a heavy rainstorm. Travelling on the back roads to avoid the police, she stops for the night at the ramshackle Bates Motel and meets the polite but highly-strung proprietor Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins), a young man with an interest in taxidermy and a difficult relationship with his mother. A classic for a reason.

Available to watch now

Euphoria – Now TV

An American adaptation of the Israeli show of the same name, Euphoria follows the troubled life of 17-year-old Rue (The Greatest Showman’s Zendaya), a drug addict fresh from rehab with no plans to stay clean. As she and her classmates struggle to make sense of their futures, the series tackles the teenage landscape of substance-enhanced parties and anxiety-ridden day-to-day life with empathy and candour.

Available to watch now 

Succession – Now TV

Created by Peep Show’s Jesse Armstrong and starring Brian Cox, Succession is a bitingly funny drama following a family dynasty's disintegration when their patriarch, Logan Roy, refuses to name a successor. While the future looks increasingly uncertain for the Roy family, it is the past that threatens to ultimately destroy them. Read our full review here.

Series one available to watch now; new episodes of series two will arrive each Monday  

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald – Now TV

At the end of the first film, powerful dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) was captured by the Magical Congress of the United States of America, with the help of Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne). But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escaped custody and has set about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings. In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead.

Available to watch now

A Star Is Born – Now TV

In this new take on the tragic love story, Bradley Cooper plays seasoned musician Jackson Maine, who discovers—and falls in love with—struggling artist Ally (Lady Gaga). She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer, until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight. But as Ally’s career takes off, the personal side of their relationship breaks down, as Jack fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons. 

Available to watch now

BlackKklansman – Now TV

A Spike Lee film is always a pleasure, but his latest release is particularly interesting. The renowned director 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.

Available to watch now

Dear White People – Series 3, Netflix

Based on the acclaimed film of the same name, this Netflix original series follows a group of students of colour at Winchester University, a predominantly white Ivy League college. The students enter a landscape of cultural bias, social injustice, misguided activism and slippery politics. Through an absurdist lens, the series uses irony, self-deprecation, brutal honesty and humour to highlight issues that still plague today’s ‘post-racial’ society.

Available to watch now

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