This week on Telstra TV, we check out some of the latest shows available to stream on BINGE. Get 3 months BINGE Standard on us, for Telstra consumer postpaid customers (redeem by 18 January 2021) – find out more.
Lovecraft Country (BINGE)
From Executive Producers Misha Green, J.J. Abrams and Jordan Peele comes the HBO horror-fantasy drama series, LOVECRAFT COUNTRY. Set in the 1950s, Jonathan Majors plays Atticus Freeman – a Korean war veteran with a love for monster-filled science-fiction novels. When his father goes missing from their home in Chicago’s South Side, “Tic” sets off on a road trip to find him with his uncle George and childhood friend Leti – played by Courtney B. Vance and Jurnee Smollett-Bell. But along the way, they’re tormented by the racism of Jim Crow era America, the threat of a white supremacist secret society – and supernatural horrors bursting forth from the pages of Tic’s favourite novels.
I’ll Be Gone In The Dark (BINGE)
Delve into the twisted case of the Golden State Killer in the gripping true crime series, I’LL BE GONE IN THE DARK. In a case that eluded authorities for decades, the six-part series covers author Michelle McNamara’s investigation into a serial rapist and murderer who invaded homes and terrorised California throughout the 1970s and 80s. Combining interviews with survivors and detectives, as well as archival film from the time, the series also includes footage of the relentless crime writer herself, who worked tirelessly to solve the case before she tragically passed away.
Doom Patrol (BINGE)
Brendan Fraser, Matt Bomer and Diane Guerrero star in the action-packed DC Universe series, DOOM PATROL. In the manor home of Doctor Niles Caulder, a group of superpowered outcasts have been brought together to convalesce – each gaining their abilities from a series of unfortunate events. There’s former NASCAR driver Robotman, radioactive fighter-pilot Negative Man, jelly-bodied Elasti-woman, sixty-four personality Crazy Jane, and the super-charged Cyborg. Together, they’re a ragtag team of reluctant heroes – tasked with protecting the earth from some of the weirdest threats out there.
Making It (BINGE)
For D.I.Y. with a dash of comedy, check out the all new season of MAKING IT. Hosted by Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman from ‘Parks and Recreation’, the series brings together crafty contestants from across the U.S. to compete in a series of elaborate challenges – for a chance at winning $100,000. Impressing the judges and viewers alike, the handmade creations on display are sure to inspire you to get in touch with your own creative side.
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Our favourites streaming for the week of 21 August:
The Kid (Telstra TV Box Office)
Dane DeHaan, Ethan Hawke and Chris Pratt star in the thrilling new Western epic, THE KID – available now on Telstra TV Box Office. DeHaan plays the notorious bandit Billy the Kid, on the run from the law when he and his gang come across a young boy named Rio (played by Jake Schur) and his sister Sara (Leila George). The pair are hiding out after escaping from their murderous uncle (Chris Pratt), out for blood after the boy shot and killed his own father for beating their mother to death. When Sheriff Garrett (Ethan Hawke) comes riding into town to capture the outlaw, Rio gets caught up in an electrifying battle between the good and the bad. But to save himself and his sister, he’ll ultimately have to choose the right path forward.
Dirty John: Betty Broderick (Netflix)
Back for a riveting second season is the Netflix true-crime drama series, DIRTY JOHN – this time focusing on the deadly Broderick divorce case. Set in 1980s suburban Los Angeles, Amanda Peet plays the devoted wife to the charming and successful medical malpractice attorney, Dan Broderick III (Christian Slater). Supporting her husband through medical school – then law school – while raising four children mostly on her own, she’s finally able to reap the rewards of their years of struggle once Dan lands a lucrative job. But he becomes increasingly cocky and secretive, eventually hiring an attractive young assistant and gaslighting Betty when she becomes suspicious. And when Dan decides to leave his wife and make it increasingly difficult for her to find her own divorce lawyer, Betty finally decides enough is enough.
We Hunt Together (Foxtel Now)
For an intensely dark psychological thriller with a twist of romance, check out WE HUNT TOGETHER, streaming from this Saturday 22 August on Foxtel Now. In the East End of London, free-spirited Freddy Lane (played by Hermione Corfield) falls victim to a sexual assault when Baba (Dipo Ola) comes to her defense. A former child soldier from a war-torn African nation, Baba is kind and vulnerable – but when the attack stirs in him the brutality of his youth, Freddy sees in him a combination that she can exploit to punish those who have wronged her. When bodies start surfacing, newly partnered detectives Lola Franks (Eve Myles) and Jackson Mendy (Babou Ceesay) are tasked with tracking down the pair. But their own personal struggles, and the cunning nature of their suspects, only make the job more and more difficult.
World’s Toughest Race: Eco-Challenge Fiji (Amazon Prime Video)
Join intrepid host Bear Grylls and 330 fearless competitors for the ultimate adventure competition, WORLD’S TOUGHEST RACE: ECO-CHALLENGE FIJI – streaming now on Amazon Prime Video. Across ten episodes, the series follows teams from across the globe as they race non-stop for eleven days and nights to traverse more than 600 kilometres of Fiji’s demanding jungles, mountains and seas to arrive at the seemingly unreachable finish line. For many, they’ll be pushed to their absolute limits – testing their strength and endurance beyond what many thought possible. The first team over the line will take home a $100,000 prize, but for most just completing this punishing course will be worth more than anything money can buy.
Our favourites streaming for the week of 7 August:
How long could you survive by yourself in the Arctic for a chance to win one million dollars? Taking outdoor adventure to a whole new level is the intensely demanding new season of reality series ALONE, starting this week on BINGE. The stakes are higher than ever in season seven as ten daring new contestants are spread out across a remote corner of the Northwestern Canadian wilderness, challenged with lasting 100 days on their own with nothing more than a limited supply kit and their own survival instincts. This is the first season to set a time challenge, with the prize normally awarded to the last person standing – and no contestant has ever lasted this long out in the wild. Enduring some of the world’s harshest conditions and coming up against some particularly dangerous predators, this competition isn’t for the faint of heart.
Little Birds (Stan)
New to Stan this week is the dreamy and daring new drama series, LITTLE BIRDS – with all six episodes available to stream now. Set in the exotically decadent surrounds of Morocco in the mid-1950s, this risqué series stars Juno Temple as Lucy Savage – an American heiress longing to shake off the shackles of New York high society and find love and excitement in a strange new free-spirited world. But when she steps off the boat to meet her new husband-to-be, she discovers her betrothed Lord Hugo Cavendish-Smyth (played by Hugh Skinner) is not only skint, but also in love with another – the Egyptian prince Adham Abaza (Raphael Acloque). Now on a path to finding her own independence, she discovers a country buzzing with the promise of liberation from French colonialists – and a cast of characters who capture her curiosity.
Alex Rider (Amazon Prime Video)
For an exhilarating spy series the whole family can enjoy, check out ALEX RIDER – with all eight episodes streaming now on Amazon Prime Video. Based on the popular young adult novel series by Anthony Horowitz and its 2006 film adaptation, the series follows the eponymous London teenager (played by Otto Farrant) – who is still reeling from the mysterious death of his uncle and guardian (Andrew Buchan) when he’s approached by MI6 agents, who reveal that his uncle was killed in the field as a secret agent for the foreign intelligence service. Unwittingly trained in the art of espionage since he was a young child, Alex is persuaded to go undercover himself to investigate how his uncle’s death links back to a group of super-rich elites. Embedded with their children in an exclusive boarding school in the French Alps, Alex unearths an ominous plot that will put his skill and wit to the test if he’s going to stop it in time.
Our favourites streaming for the week of 1 August:
New to BINGE this Friday 31 July is the explosive six-part crime thriller, TRACKERS – with all episodes available to stream now. When the series launched in its native South Africa last year, it reportedly rated higher than fellow HBO tentpoles like Game of Thrones and Big Little Lies. And it’s not hard to see why. Based on the bestselling novel of the same name by acclaimed author Deon Meyer, the series combines three heart-racing stories: James Gracie plays Lemmer, a former special forces operative whose team is ambushed while transporting two endangered Black Rhino out of Zimbabwe. Meanwhile, Intelligence agents Janina Mentz (Sandi Schultz) and Quinn Makebe (Thapelo Mokoena) are busy preventing a terrorist attack, when low-level analyst Milla Strachan (Rolanda Marais) begins an affair with an American CIA agent Lucas Becker (Ed Stoppard) who may not be who he claims to be. Watch now with 3 months BINGE Standard on us, for Telstra consumer post-paid customers. Redeem by 18 Jan 2021. Find out more.
Wentworth (Foxtel Now)
Back for an intense eighth season this week is Aussie favourite drama series, WENTWORTH – with new episodes streaming each Tuesday from 8:30pm on Foxtel Now. Following the prison siege at the end of last season, there’s now a tough new General Manager at Wentworth – Ann Reynolds (played by Jane Hall) – who isn’t making any friends with the guards, particularly new Governor Will Jackson (Robbie Magasiva). Allie (Kate Jenkinson) has now taken over as top dog, with Boomer (Katrina Milosevic) and Ruby (Rarriwuy Hick) keeping the women in line. But it isn’t long before her authority is challenged by the arrival of the infamously violent Lou Kelly (Kate Box), herself a former top dog at Wentworth. After her failed escape attempt, Marie (Susie Porter) is now in the slot and staring down a life sentence – while on the outside, Joan Ferguson (Pamela Rabe) plots revenge against those who left her for dead.
Search Party (Stan)
Stream all three seasons of the savagely funny millennial satire, SEARCH PARTY – available now, only on Stan. Following the misadventures of four early-twenties hipsters in New York City, the offbeat series follows Dory Sief (played by Alia Shawkat) – a floundering personal assistant who ropes her self-centred friends into an amateur investigation into the disappearance of a college classmate they hardly knew, Chantal Witherbottom (Clare McNulty). As she and her doormat boyfriend Drew (John Reynolds), outrageously excessive pathological liar Elliott (John Early) and dim-witted aspiring actress Portia (Meredith Hagner) become embroiled in the mystery, they all quickly wade in well over their heads – leading to an accidental killing, a blackmailing plot and a high-profile murder trial that will leave you in tears of laughter.
You Should Have Left (Telstra TV Box Office)
Kevin Bacon and Amanda Seyfried star in the jump-inducing psychological thriller, YOU SHOULD HAVE LEFT – available now via Express Release on Telstra TV Box Office. With their marriage on the rocks, wealthy retired banker Theo and his young actress wife Susanna plan a secluded vacation in the countryside of Wales with their six-year-old daughter Ella (Avery Essex). Haunted by the drowning death of his first wife, which he was suspected of playing a part in – and plagued by insecurity over the attention his attractive new wife receives, the trip is a chance for him to leave it all behind and focus on his family. But when creepy things start happening around the house and his nightmares begin intensifying, Theo begins to wonder if he’s losing his mind. Or is this mysterious house trying to tell him something?
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