What to stream this week on Telstra TV
Posted on June 14, 2019
6 min read
What are you watching this week? Check out the latest movies and TV shows available right now on Telstra TV.
Hotel Mumbai (Telstra TV Box Office)
For a heart-stopping emotional rollercoaster, check out HOTEL MUMBAI – available fresh from the cinema on Telstra TV Box Office. Based on the real-life terror attacks that rocked the city of Mumbai on 26 November 2008, this terrifyingly suspenseful film focuses its lens on the upscale Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, where guests such as husband and wife David (played by Armie Hammer) and Zahra (Nazanin Boniadi) and hotel staff including waiter Arjun (Dev Patel) were suddenly thrown into a chilling situation when gunmen stormed the hotel and began executing guests.
Murder Mystery (Netflix)
Available to stream from Friday 14 June is the Netflix Original comedy film, MURDER MYSTERY. Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston star as Nick and Audrey Spitz, a couple heading off on a long-overdue holiday to Europe. When Audrey wanders into the business class lounge on their flight, she meets the charming and handsome Charles Cavendish (played by Luke Evans) who invites the couple onto his family’s luxury yacht. But things take a dramatic turn when elderly billionaire Malcolm Quince (Terence Stamp) is found murdered – and the two outsiders are instantly cast as the prime suspects.
City on a Hill (Stan)
The latest premium drama series from Showtime, CITY ON A HILL, is streaming now on Stan – with the first episode available this week and new episodes available each Monday from 24 June – same day as the US. Set in the early nineties in Brooklyn, this gritty crime series from Executive Producers Ben Affleck and Matt Damon follows Assistant District Attorney Decourcy Ward (played by Aldis Hodge) who joins forces with a corrupt yet respected FBI officer, Jackie Rhodes (Kevin Bacon) to take town a crime syndicate with roots deep enough to permeate every part of the Boston law enforcement community.
The Act (Foxtel Now)
Patricia Arquette stars in the shockingly real true-crime drama series, THE ACT – starting this Tuesday 18 June from 9:30pm (AEST) on Foxtel Now. Each season of this anthology series will reportedly follow a different story – the first of which is the tragic case of Dee Dee Blanchard (Arquette) and her daughter Gypsy Rose (played by Joey King). As a sufferer of Munchausen syndrome by proxy, Dee Dee raised Gypsy to believe she was terminally ill – when in fact, her mother was slowly poisoning her, lying about her age and conning various doctors and charity organisations for attention, benefits and housing. When Gypsy becomes wise to the deception and finds herself a boyfriend online, that’s when things take a startling turn.
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Our favourites streaming for the week of 7th June:
Greta (Telstra TV Box Office)
What would you do if you found a handbag left on the train? Try to return it to its owner? You might think twice after watching the twisted psychological thriller, GRETA – available now on Telstra TV Box Office. Chloë Grace Moretz stars as Frances, a small town girl who recently moved to New York with her best friend after losing her mother to cancer. When she comes across an abandoned bag on the subway, she tracks down its owner, Greta – a seemingly sweet piano teacher in her sixties played by Isabelle Huppert. The pair quickly form an unlikely friendship, in many ways filling the mother-daughter void both seem to be feeling. But things take a turn when Greta becomes completely obsessed – following Frances around, staring at her creepily through the window of the restaurant where she works. And any distance Frances tries to put between them only makes matters worse. What happens next is so shockingly intense, it must be seen to be believed.
Tales of the City (Netflix)
Prepare to be utterly enchanted by the Netflix ten-part limited series, TALES OF THE CITY – with all episodes streaming from this Friday 7 June. Inspired by the iconic LGBTQ series of nine novels written by Armistead Maupin – as well as their much-loved television adaptations from the nineties – this latest incarnation sees Laura Linney and Olympia Dukakis reprise their roles as Mary Ann Singleton and her former landlady, the eccentrically magical Anna Madrigal. When Mary Ann returns to her old apartment complex of 28 Barbary Lane in San Francisco some twenty years after leaving to follow her dreams, she’s reunited with some familiar faces including her ex-husband Brian Hawkins (played by Paul Gross), her estranged daughter Shawna (Ellen Page) and her best friend Michael “Mouse” Tolliver (now portrayed by Murray Bartlett). And even though there’s a diverse new group of young queer people taking up residence in Mrs Madrigal’s flats, somehow it feels like a home she never left. Packed with warm-hearted nostalgia and genuinely uplifting modern narratives, this inspiring new series is sure to delight existing fans and newcomers alike.
Perpetual Grace, LTD (Stan)
New to Stan this week is PERPETUAL GRACE, LTD, a thrilling dark drama series streaming each Monday at 7pm (AEST) from 3 June. Starring Sir Ben Kingsley and Australia’s Jacki Weaver as Pastor Byron Brown and his wife Lillian, the crooked couple have been swindling their parishioners out of millions of dollars through their church Our Lady of Perpetual Grace. When their son Paul Allen (played by Damon Herriman) convinces a conman (Jimmi Simpson) to help him steal back the fortune, they discover that “Pa and Ma” are much more menacing than they first suspected. Their seemingly simple plan to get the pair out of the picture goes horribly wrong and when Pa starts to exact his revenge, it’s quickly revealed that he’s an extremely violent (and hilariously sweary) individual. If you’re a fan of shows like ‘Fargo’ or ‘Breaking Bad’, then this one is definitely for you.
Below Deck Mediterranean (hayu)
If you’re looking for an escape from the cold, cold winter that has started to set in, then look no further than BELOW DECK MEDITERRANEAN – with season four streaming weekly from this Tuesday 4 June on hayu. Captain Sandy and her crew are back, sailing the French Riviera and catering to every decadent request of their cashed-up charter guests aboard the luxury super-yacht “Sirocco”. For the uninitiated, this addictive reality series offers an “Upstairs, Downstairs” glimpse into the drama and craziness of the lives of the cabin crew as they interact with each other and the boat’s ever-changing cast of wealthy passengers. Set amidst the gorgeous backdrop of Europe’s most famous and opulent cruising destination, the Mediterranean Sea, this series is sure to induce an extreme case of holiday envy.