Janet and Ryan from the Telstra TV team share their top picks to stream this month on Telstra TV.
Noughts + Crosses (BINGE)
The powerfully thought-provoking brand new drama series, NOUGHTS + CROSSES, makes its Australian debut this month – on Australia’s unturnoffable streaming service, BINGE. Adapted from Malorie Blackman’s critically-acclaimed novels, this six-part series is set in an alternate world where Europe was colonised by Aprican Empire. Reversing the racial divide to put power and privilege in the hands of those historically oppressed, the story is told through the lens of a forbidden interracial love story between Sephy, the daughter of the home secretary – and Callum, the poor son of a servant. Watch every episode of NOUGHTS + CROSSES with 3 months BINGE Standard on us, for Telstra consumer post-paid customers. Visit telstra.com/binge to find out more.
SCOOB! (Telstra TV Box Office)
Join Scooby, Shaggy and those pesky kids from Mystery Inc with the home premiere express release of SCOOB!, available now on Telstra TV Box Office. Go back to where it all began and discover how best pals Scooby and Shaggy first met – and started their world famous detective agency with friends Fred, Velma and Daphne. But when they’re attacked as part of Dick Dastardly’s plot to bring about the dogpocalypse, they’ll need to work together with the help of super friends Blue Falcon, Dee Dee and Dynomutt if they’re going to save the world.
Premiering this month is the haunting new Stan Original film, RELIC – directed by Japanese-Australian director Natalie Erika James. Emily Mortimer stars as Kay, who – along with her daughter Sam, played by Bella Heathcote – discovers her elderly mother Edna has disappeared from their family home on the rural outskirts of Melbourne. Suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, Edna – played by Australian theatre legend Robyn Nevin – eventually returns without explanation. But soon after her return, she’s tormented by a sinister presence that descends upon the house and leaves them all on edge. The critically acclaimed Stan Original film RELIC is not to be missed and is now streaming, only on Stan.
The Old Guard (Netflix)
Academy Award winner Charlize Theron leads an army of immortal soldiers in the unstoppable new action thriller, THE OLD GUARD – streaming now on Netflix. For centuries, Andy and her close-knit team have remained under the radar, fighting to protect the world’s mortals. But when their latest mission exposes their unique abilities, it’s up to Andy and her newest recruit Nile to stop those who seek to replicate and monetise their power by any means necessary.
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Our favourites streaming for the week of 13 July:
The Assistant (Telstra TV Box Office)
Based loosely on the Harvey Weinstein scandal, THE ASSISTANT – available now on Telstra TV Box Office – gives a quietly captivating and unnerving look into what it’s like to work for such a powerful and manipulative predator. Written, directed and edited by Australian filmmaker Kitty Green, the film is told from the viewpoint of Jane (played brilliantly by Julia Garner), a recently hired assistant in the CEO’s office of an unnamed media organisation. Having recently graduated from college and hoping to one day become a film producer, Jane is just glad to have a foot on the ladder – even if it means taking irate phone calls from the boss’s wife, making endless photocopies of scripts and organising ever-shifting travel arrangements. But when a number of red flags are raised, including a request to escort a young girl to a hotel room, Jane decides to take the issue up with HR – ultimately revealing how systemic the abuse really is.
What We Do in the Shadows (BINGE)
If you love hilariously offbeat comedy series like The Office or 30 Rock, check out WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS – with seasons one and two available to stream on BINGE. Inspired by the movie of the same name by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi, this goofy mockumentary series follows vampire flatmates Nandor (Kayvan Novak), Laszlo (Matt Berry), Nadja (Natasia Demetriou) and Colin Robinson (Mark Proksch) who share a house together on Staten Island, New York and get by with the help of their human houseboy Guillermo (Harvey Guillén). Hundreds of years old and yet still only coming to terms with the modern world, in season two the undead roomies are forced to deal with witch abductions, a worsening ghost infestation, an email chain letter and a work promotion for Colin Robinson that goes straight to his head. Telstra customers can get up to 12 months BINGE access on us! Find out how.
War of the Worlds (SBS On Demand)
Starting this week on SBS On Demand with a double-episode premiere is an intensely gripping new take on the H.G. Wells alien invasion classic, WAR OF THE WORLDS. Set in present-day England and France, the series begins with French astrophysicist Catherine Durand (played by Léa Drucker) detecting an undeniably deliberate signal from deep space. While the military is called in to take over the facility, an onslaught of mysterious metal orbs rain down upon the earth’s cities before anyone has time to realise what’s happening. When they begin emitting an electromagnetic pulse, neuroscientist Bill Ward (Gabriel Byrne) recognises the frequency’s ability to destroy human brain function – and urges his ex-wife Helen (Elizabeth McGovern) and others to head underground to avoid certain death. But after much of the world is wiped out, the remaining survivors are left searching for answers and a possible way forward for humanity.
The Accident (ABC iview)
The story of a hopeful Welsh community torn apart by tragedy is told in the compelling new four-part crime drama miniseries, THE ACCIDENT – available to stream now on ABC view. When the construction of a new local factory promises to revitalise the struggling village of Glyngolau, the town’s folk are understandably jubilant. But during a nearby fun-run organised by the town’s mayor who has been overseeing the project, a sudden explosion causes the structure to collapse. And when a group of the onlooking parents find they can’t get hold of their kids, they soon discover the teens had been trespassing on the worksite and all but one of them – the mayor’s daughter – have been killed. Desperate to find the culprit and bring them to justice, questions are raised about the guilt of the construction firm, the council and even the kids themselves. Starring Sarah Lancashire, Sidse Babett Knudsen and Mark Lewis Jones.
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