Janet and Ryan from the Telstra TV team share their top picks to stream this month on Telstra TV.
Enola Holmes (Netflix)
Get set for mystery and adventure with the teenage sister of the world’s greatest detective, ENOLA HOLMES – streaming now on Netflix. Based on the novel series by Nancy Springer, Millie Bobby Brown and Helena Bonham Carter play Enola and her unconventional mother, Mrs Holmes. When Enola wakes on her sixteenth birthday to find her mother suddenly missing, she’s taken in by her brothers Mycroft and Sherlock, played by Sam Claflin and Henry Cavill. The pair send Enola off to finishing school to become a proper young lady. But it’s not long before she outsmarts them and escapes, teaming up with karate instructor Edith and the young Lord Tewksbury to solve the curious case of her mother’s disappearance.
Power Book II: Ghost (Stan)
From Executive Producers Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and Courtney A. Kemp comes the brand new season of Power – POWER BOOK II: GHOST – streaming now, only on Stan. When Tasha St. Patrick is arrested for the murder of her husband, her son Tariq finds himself truly on his own for the first time. With his mother in jail and his father in the ground, it’s now up to Tariq to get her out – and find a way to pay for the best defense lawyer he can find, played by Cliff “Method Man” Smith. As pressure from the US Attorney mounts, Tariq sees an opportunity to profit from the drug-fuelled parties at his Ivy League college. But getting into business with the ruthless Monet Stewart Tejada, played by Mary J. Blige, could end up changing Tariq in ways he never could have imagined. Watch new episodes of POWER BOOK II: GHOST weekly, only on Stan.
Lazy Susan (Telstra TV Box Office)
For an offbeat comedy with a lot of heart, take LAZY SUSAN for a spin this month on Telstra TV Box Office. Sean Hayes plays Susan, a self-absorbed slacker who spends her days making vision-boards, lying about jobs she doesn’t have and stoking a bitter rivalry with the local KMart manager Velvet, portrayed by Allison Janney. Sponging off her mother – Margot Martindale – to the annoyance of her brother, things take a turn when Susan strikes up a romance with the owner of a trampoline emporium. But when she’s evicted from her home and feels the sudden impact of her selfishness, she’s forced to clean up her act and finally get her life on track.
The Only Way Is Essex (hayu)
The drama continues as the lads and ladies from THE ONLY WAY IS ESSEX return this month for a brand new season, streaming now only on hayu. The tans might be fake but the drama is certainly real, as our favourite Brit crew emerge fresh from lockdown to deliver plenty of piping hot romance, rivalries and riotous laughs. Celebrating its tenth anniversary season, expect a few former favourites to make an appearance – with more than a few surprises in store to keep you absolutely hooked.
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Our favourites streaming for the week of 21 September:
Could you BE more excited? FRIENDS, one of the most iconic sitcoms of the nineties and noughties, is now available to stream on BINGE! Watch all ten seasons and 236 episodes of this much-loved Emmy Award-winning series following the eventful lives and hilarious quirks of New York roommates Rachel, Monica, Phoebe, Joey, Ross and Chandler. In roles that made the actors household names, go back to where it all began for Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Courteney Cox, David Schwimmer and Matthew Perry. And while you’re at it, why not check out the other great sitcoms BINGE has to offer including Seinfeld, Modern Family, The Office and The Big Bang Theory.
Creators Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan are back again with a brand new ultra-stylish Netflix drama series, RATCHED. Starring Sarah Paulson as Nurse Mildred Ratched, the series was inspired by the notoriously callous character of the same name from ‘One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest’. Set in 1947, this prequel series begins with the meticulously-dressed Mildred arriving at Lucia State Hospital in Northern California to seek work as a mental health nurse. The facility is known for its disturbing experimental treatments and it’s not long before we find out that the manipulative Mildred has sinister ulterior motives for joining their ranks. Also starring Judy Davis, Sharon Stone, Cynthia Nixon and Vincent D’Onofrio, stream all eight episodes from 5pm (AEST) this Friday 18 September.
David Tennant stars in the gripping true-crime miniseries DES, with all three episodes available to stream now on Stan. When a maintenance worker discovers human bones in the drain of a London flat in 1983, Detective Peter Jay (Daniel Mays) begins questioning its occupant Dennis “Des” Nilsen. Intelligent, calm and completely forthcoming, the former police officer admits to a series of 15 murders committed over the past five years. Preying on vulnerable young men including addicts and the homeless, the otherwise unremarkable Des is unable to offer a reason for his crimes – attracting the interest of biographer, Brian Masters (Jason Watkins), who spent many hours interviewing Nilson to write, ‘Killing for Company’ upon which the series is based.
Unlocked (Telstra TV Box Office)
For an action-packed conspiracy thriller, check out UNLOCKED available now on Telstra TV Box Office. Noomi Rapace plays Alice Racine, a former CIA interrogator who left her job after being unable to stop a terrorist attack in Paris responsible for taking the lives of many. Now living in London and working undercover as a social worker to gather intel for MI5 Chief Emily Knowles (Toni Collette), she’s brought back into the fold by her mentor (Michael Douglas) when the agency – headed by John Malkovich – learns of another imminent terror plot in London involving biological weapons. But during an interrogation of a captured cell member, it becomes clear the operation is an elaborate setup and Racine narrowly escapes. Now on the run, she is forced to team up with a small-time burglar and former marine, Jack (Orlando Bloom) to work out who she can trust and ultimately put a stop to the potentially deadly attack.
Our favourites streaming for the week of 4 September:
Ava (Telstra TV Box Office)
Jessica Chastain, Colin Farrell, John Malkovich and Common star in the action-packed assassin thriller, AVA – available now on Telstra TV Box Office. Chastain plays Ava Faulkner, a highly-skilled black ops hitwoman with a penchant for talking to her targets and questioning the orders she’s given. When she’s tasked with executing a high-ranking German General and making it look like a heart attack, she’s caught in the act and forced to improvise – getting out, but ultimately blowing the secrecy of the operation. While her handler and mentor Duke (Malkovich) urges her to lie low while the situation calms down, his superior Simon (Farrell) goes into damage control and orders Ava to be taken out before the job can be traced back to the firm.
Two-time Academy Award winner Hilary Swank stars in the stirring space saga, AWAY – with all ten episodes streaming on Netflix from 5pm (AEST) this Friday 4 September. Leading the first manned mission to Mars, astronaut Emma Green (Swank) is suddenly confronted with the reality of living out her dreams while being worlds apart from her husband, Matt (Josh Charles) and daughter, Alexis (Talitha Bateman) for the journey’s three year duration. As the dangerous high-stakes mission progresses, that sacrifice becomes increasingly difficult for Emma and her international crew – especially when her husband’s health takes a turn. From the acclaimed producer of ‘Friday Night Lights’, Jason Katims, this soaring drama series is both visually spectacular and emotionally compelling.
Raised by Wolves (Foxtel Now)
Acclaimed sci-fi director and producer Ridley Scott makes his television directorial debut with RAISED BY WOLVES, streaming weekly each Thursday on Foxtel Now. Set in a future where Earth has been almost entirely decimated, a pair of androids named “Mother” (played by Amanda Collin) and “Father” (Abubakar Salim) are planted on the uninhabited planet Kepler-22b to raise a colony of humans. But when their attempts to nurture the lives of six children fail until they’re left with only one boy remaining, Father decides the only thing left to do is to contact a group of survivors from Earth known as the “Mithraic” – led by Marcus (Travis Fimmel) – to take the child back to his own kind. Feeling betrayed and with fundamentally different beliefs to the Mithraic, Mother lashes out – determined to protect her son by any means necessary.
I Am Woman (Stan)
Be swept away by the uplifting life story of Australian singer-songwriter Helen Reddy in the Stan Original film, I AM WOMAN. Played by Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Reddy begins her journey in 1966 when she leaves Australia’s shores for her chance at a big break in New York City. A single mother at the time, she struggles to gain a foothold in the music industry with a number of male executives outright dismissing her. But that all starts to turn around when she befriends journalist Lillian Roxon (Danielle Macdonald) and meets aspiring young talent agent Jeff Wald (Evan Peters), with whom she falls in love and eventually marries. Gaining superstar status with a slew of hit singles including the titular women’s movement anthem “I Am Woman”, the film is an inspiring look into the drive and dedication of one woman to make her mark on music history.