A scene from the Netflix Original show, Squid Game
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What to stream this week on Telstra TV

By Ryan Dunn October 15, 2021

What are you watching tonight? Stream the latest trending dramas, quirky comedies and family favourites available right now on Telstra TV.

Squid Game (Netflix)

You’ve no doubt heard about SQUID GAME, the South Korean thriller that recently became the most-watched series on Netflix to date – and is still currently sitting in the top spot for streaming in Australia right now. But if you haven’t checked it out yet because you’ve heard about the brutal ways its characters are eliminated, rest assured this nine-part drama series is much more of a thought-provoking commentary on social inequality, capitalism and greed than just a pure gore-fest. When hundreds of desperate financially struggling contestants are invited to compete in a series of schoolyard games for a chance at winning a life-changing sum of money, none of them are expecting to be putting their lives on the line to compete. At the heart of the series is a cast of captivatingly layered characters, each with their own complicated reasons for joining the tournament. Through them – and the mysterious masked figures controlling the games – the series explores the darker aspects of human nature, but also some of its most redeeming.

One Of Us Is Lying (Stan)

Based on the New York Times bestseller of the same name by Karen McManus is the new murder mystery series, ONE OF US IS LYING – streaming now on Stan, with new episodes available each Friday. It’s the first day of school at Bayview High and already five students find themselves in detention. Overachiever Bronwyn (Marianly Tejada), star athlete Cooper (Chibuikem Uche), cheerleader Addy (Annalisa Cochrane) and juvenile delinquent Nate (Cooper van Grootel) all have one thing in common – their loathing of the fifth student among them, the school’s notorious gossip blog writer Simon (Mark McKenna). So when Simon suffers an allergic reaction and an anonymous blog commenter confesses to killing him, the four become suspects in a murder investigation. All four of them have secrets they feared Simon would expose, but whose secret is worth killing for?

Guilty Party (Paramount+)

Kate Beckinsale stars in the darkly funny new crime-drama series, GUILTY PARTY – streaming weekly from Friday 15 October on Paramount+, with the first two episodes available to watch now. Beckinsale plays Beth Burgess, an award-winning journalist left disgraced after being accused of fabricating a quote. Relegated to working for a second-rate clickbait outlet and eager to claw back her reputation, she pursues the case of Toni Plimpton (Jules Latimer), an allegedly innocent woman sentenced to life in prison for murdering her abusive husband. Competing for the story against bitter TV news rival Tessa Flores (Alanna Ubach) and locking horns with her dismissive Gen Z boss Amber (Madeleine Arthur), all while attempting to manipulate the murdered man’s gun-runner brother Wyatt (Andre Hyland), Beth’s in for a wild ride. So it’s a good thing she’s got nothing left to lose and no scruples holding her back.

Muppets Haunted Mansion (Disney+)

Celebrate all things spooky this month with the first ever Muppets Halloween special, MUPPETS HAUNTED MANSION – available to stream now on Disney+. Perfect for the whole family, this hour-long special follows Gonzo and Pepe the Prawn as they bravely spend Halloween night in the Disneyland ride-inspired Haunted Mansion – joined by all your favourite Muppet characters in various ghostly guises, alongside celebrity cameos including Taraji P. Henson, Darren Criss, Yvette Nicole Brown, John Stamos and more. Guided by Ghost Host Will Arnett, the fun-filled special features original musical numbers, Miss Piggy as Madame Pigota, Kermit the Frog as The Mansion Show host, Fozzie Bear as Gauzey the Hatbox Bear and hordes of Happy Haunts to bring this much-loved attraction to life on screen.

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8 uplifting movies and TV shows to watch when you’re feeling lonely

By Ryan Dunn October 7, 2021

It isn’t uncommon to feel lonely: did you know that loneliness regularly affects four in 10 Aussies? If you are feeling lonely, you might be in need of a pick-me-up. We’ve got loads of recommendations for what to watch to help you through.

Friends

Where to watch: BINGE | Foxtel Now | Netflix | 10 play

When you’re feeling alone, a great easy-watching sitcom can be like a big warm hug – and this iconic fan-favourite is at the very top of our list. Get wrapped up in the wacky yet somehow relatable lives of New York City neighbours Rachel, Monica, Phoebe, Joey, Ross and Chandler as they wade into all manner of hilarious situations and conversations, all while supporting each other through the good times and the rough patches. With 236 episodes to stream over ten seasons, you’ve got plenty of time to get properly acquainted (or reacquainted) with these incredibly likable, comforting characters.

Also recommended: Cheers, The Golden Girls, Kim’s Convenience, Frasier, The Nanny.

WALL-E

Where to watch: Disney+ | Telstra TV Box Office

Disney and Pixar are the masters when it comes to crafting emotionally layered stories that help you focus on the big picture while making your heart burst with joy. And WALL-E is one such masterpiece. In a future where humans have left the Earth behind, one lonely little garbage-collecting robot remains – whiling away his days sifting through the leftover rubbish and keeping the things he finds interesting. But when another robot, EVE, is sent to locate signs of life, WALL-E falls in love – setting off an intergalactic adventure that could ultimately save the future of humanity.

Also recommended: UP, Onward, Inside Out, Toy Story.

Stranger Things

Where to watch: Netflix

If you’ve ever found yourself longing for better times gone by, then you’re not alone. There’s something magical about nostalgia – and particularly movies and TV shows that evoke nostalgia – that can help us feel less isolated, reminding us of less complicated times and enduring childhood friendships. Set in the 1980s, Stranger Things offers this up in spades – following a group of suburban teenage besties as they hop on their BMX bikes and band together to uncover the mystery of their missing friend Will… and the appearance of a strange new girl in town.

Also recommended: E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, Star Trek: The Next Generation, The Goonies, Gremlins, Jumanji.

Bridesmaids

Where to watch: Telstra TV Box Office | Stan | BINGE | Foxtel Now | Amazon Prime Video

Sometimes you just need a good out-loud belly laugh to lift your spirits and buddy comedies like Bridesmaids are perfectly engineered to deliver. Told from the perspective of its sympathetic protagonist Annie, who is down on her luck but refuses to be defeated no matter what, the film shows the lengths a best friend is willing to go to prove her devotion. And even though things go hilariously wrong at every conceivable turn, she doesn’t give up striving to plan the perfect wedding and hens party for her friend and fellow bridesmaids.

Also recommended: The Hangover, Space Jam, Mean Girls, Superbad, Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar.

Mr. Bean

Where to watch: BritBox | 7plus | Amazon Prime Video | BINGE

Words often aren’t enough to accurately express how we feel – and so there’s something heartwarmingly soothing about seeing the world through the speechlessly stumbling interactions of Mr Bean. While he’s a bit of a loner, Mr Bean seems to rather enjoy his own company. And when an obstacle gets in his way, he’s often shown to be quite proud of how clever he is at overcoming it – even if, as an audience, his unconventional methods result in fits of riotous laughter.

Also recommended: Absolutely Fabulous, Fawlty Towers, Keeping Up Appearances, The Vicar of Dibley.

Grease

Where to watch: Paramount+ | Telstra TV Box Office | Amazon Prime Video | Stan

It’s almost impossible not to enjoy yourself when you’re watching a musical extravaganza like Grease. Packed with toe-tapping tunes we all know so well, performed by a superstar ensemble cast, the film follows the unlikely love story between bad-boy Danny and wholesome Sandy amongst a cast of high school misfits during the 1950s. And with moves that are easy to learn, you’ll be dancing and singing around your living room in no time.

Also recommended: Hairspray, Footloose, Sister Act, The Sound of Music.

Parks and Recreation

Where to watch: Stan | Amazon Prime Video | BINGE | Foxtel Now | Netflix

“Treat yo’ self” to the infectiously optimistic vibes of city councillor Leslie Knope, in this charming workplace comedy with a heart of gold. With hopes of one day becoming the first female president, Knope is intent on making the world a better place for everyone – starting with the parks department of Pawnee, Indiana. Navigating frustrating bureaucracy, unhelpful colleagues and ungrateful residents, she never wavers in her commitment to getting the job done with a smile on her face.

Also recommended: The Good Place, Modern Family, The Office, The Big Bang Theory.

The Wizard of Oz

Where to watch: Telstra TV Box Office

One of the most powerful films you can watch to improve your mindset is the timeless classic, The Wizard of Oz. Following young girl Dorothy as she and her dog Toto are caught in a tornado and transplanted from their Kansas farm into the fantastical world of Oz, she’s convinced her only way home is to meet the Wizard. But along with fellow Yellow Brick Road travellers Scarecrow, Tin Man and Cowardly Lion, she learns important life lessons about facing your fears, accepting change and looking within to find what you need to succeed.

Also recommended: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Mary Poppins, Alice in Wonderland, Aladdin.

Find out more about the new Telstra TV and discover more of what you love.

If you need help, mental health support services are available through:

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What to stream this week on Telstra TV

By Ryan Dunn September 24, 2021

This month, level up with a blockbuster movie, go beneath the surface with a new crime drama and get the family together for a heartwarming return on Telstra TV.

Free Guy (Disney+ and Telstra TV Box Office)

Level up and save the world with FREE GUY, streaming from Wednesday 29 September on Disney+ and available to buy on Telstra TV Box Office. Ryan Reynolds stars as Guy – just an average bank teller, living his best life amongst the chaos of Free City alongside his best friend, security guard Buddy (played by Lil Rel Howery). But when the bank is held up and Guy breaks free from his programming, game coder Millie a.k.a. Molotov Girl (played by Jodie Comer) reveals that he’s actually just a background character inside a video game – one that’s about to be deleted by its supposed creator, Antwan (Taika Waititi). Determined to be the hero of his own story, it’s now up to Guy to help Millie save the game – and the citizens of Free City – before it’s too late.

Vigil (BINGE)

From the team behind the hit British crime drama Line of Duty comes the captivating new series, VIGIL – streaming now on BINGE. Set mostly within the claustrophobic confines of a fictional Royal Navy nuclear submarine, the HMS Vigil, Suranne Jones stars as whip smart, no-nonsense police detective Amy Silva – who is helicoptered aboard to investigate the suspicious death of Chief Petty Officer, Craig Burke (played by Martin Compston). With the vessel on active duty patrolling the Scottish coastline, Vigil is unable to return to base. But as the case quickly becomes a murder inquiry, Silva finds herself up against a tight-lipped crew and an obstructive Naval hierarchy – helped only by fellow detective Kirsten Longacre (Rose Leslie) searching for clues back on dry land.

Back to the Rafters (Amazon Prime Video)

Australia’s favourite TV family is reunited this month in BACK TO THE RAFTERS, with an all-new streaming home on Amazon Prime Video. We find Dave, Julie and Ruby are enjoying country life in the town of Buradeena. When they travel to Sydney to celebrate Dave and Julie’s 35th wedding anniversary, everyone finds themselves having to once again bunk together under one roof, this time at Ben’s two bedroom house. The visit reminds Julie just how much she misses being with her family, but Dave is intent on staying in Buradeena. What will this mean for Australia’s favourite Mum and Dad? As Nathan adjusts to being a single dad, Ben and new wife Cassie struggle with starting a family, and Rachel lives with a secret in New York – coming together again might be exactly what they all need to help each other through.

American Rust (Paramount+)

Based on the novel of the same name by Philipp Meyer is the gripping new drama series, AMERICAN RUST – streaming now on Paramount+. Set in the desolate fictional rust-belt town of Buell, Pensylvania, where job opportunities are nonexistent and drug-related deaths are commonplace, Jeff Daniels stars as Police Chief Del Harris – who finds himself in a difficult position when a murder he’s investigating seems to implicate Billy, the son of the woman he loves – played by Maura Tierney. Desperate to leave, Billy and his best friend Isaac plan to stowaway aboard freight trains to escape across country. But the case, and the choices they all make in an attempt to cover it up, threaten to expose many of the town’s dark secrets – and destroy what little sense of community Buell still has left.

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Our favourites streaming for the week of 13 September:

Reminiscence (Telstra TV Box Office)


Hugh Jackman stars in the spellbinding sci-fi mystery, REMINISCENCE – available now via Express Release on Telstra TV Box Office. Set in a not too distant future where climate change has ravaged the Earth and people are nostalgic for better times, Jackman plays memory guide Nick Bannister – who hypnotically helps his clients relive their past thanks to a one-of-a-kind holographic device and his business partner, Watts (Thandiwe Newton). But when he falls in love with a client, lounge singer Mae (Rebecca Ferguson) and she subsequently disappears, he becomes obsessed with diving back into his own memories – desperately searching for any clues that might help him uncover what happened to her.

The Newsreader (ABC iview)


Stream all six episodes of the impeccable Australian period drama, THE NEWSREADER, from this Sunday 19 September on ABC iview. The year is 1986 and the News At Six team are frantically working behind the scenes to break the latest stories to the Australian public – from Halley’s Comet, to Lindy Chamberlain’s release from gaol and the developing AIDS crisis. On the desk is the captivatingly talented Helen Norville (Anna Torv), often dismissed by threatened veteran co-anchor Geoff Walters (Robert Taylor) and berated by gruff newsroom boss Lindsay Cunningham (William McInnes). Determined to become a newsreader himself, reporter Dale Jennings (Sam Reid) is paired with Helen to produce a feature piece – ultimately bringing the two closer together than anticipated and setting office tongues wagging.

The Premise (BINGE, Foxtel Now)


If you enjoyed Black Mirror and it’s entertainingly insightful deep-dive into the moral questions of our time, then you’ll want to check out brand new anthology series, THE PREMISE – streaming weekly from 9pm this Friday 17 September on BINGE and Foxtel Now. Through a series of often humorous and slightly uncomfortable situations, the series tackles issues such as social justice, gun violence, fame and online identity across five standalone episodes starring Ben Platt, Tracee Ellis Ross, Lucas Hedges, Daniel Dae Kim and Jon Bernthal. From police corruption caught in the background of an intimate home movie, to a popstar vowing to give back to his high school by sleeping with the top graduating student – and a successful CEO getting revenge on his childhood bully, each instalment offers a surprising take on today’s hot-button topics.

The Masked Singer Australia (10 play)


Australia’s favourite guessing game is back for its third insanely fun season this week: THE MASKED SINGER AUSTRALIA is streaming now on 10 play. Get ready to sing your heart out and rack your brains, as you try to decipher which special celebrity guest is beneath each elaborate costume – delivering knockout performances of hits from the Village People, The Proclaimers, Donna Summer, the Divinyls and more. Guess along with the hosting panel of Jackie O, Dave Hughes, Dannii Minogue and Urzila Carlson as they attempt to solve exactly who is delivering a flawless performance of Fly Away by Tones and I dressed as a toilet roll dolly, or Harry Styles’ Watermelon Sugar as a life-sized pavlova. When the big reveal comes, will you win bragging rights for guessing correctly – or be totally shocked by just how wrong you were? Tune in to find out.

Our favourites streaming for the week of 7 September:

The Ice Road (Telstra TV Box Office)

Liam Neeson and Laurence Fishburne star in the heart-stopping new action thriller, THE ICE ROAD – available now via Express Release on Telstra TV Box Office. When a methane explosion causes the collapse of an isolated diamond mine in Winnipeg, Canada, skilled ice-road trucker Mike McCann (Neeson) and his mechanic brother Gurty (Marcus Thomas) are offered a lucrative but treacherous gig to join the rescue mission convoy. Joining mission leader Goldenrod (Fishburne), expert driver Tantoo (Amber Midthunder) and insurance company rep Varnay (Benjamin Walker), their job is to haul three enormous wellheads to the mine site across 500km of already thawing ice with a colossal storm on the way. They’ll need to do it in under 30 hours or else the miners will run out of what little air they have remaining. And if all that wasn’t enough to contend with, it seems someone among them is sabotaging the mission.

Impeachment: American Crime Story (BINGE)

Following two Emmy-winning seasons for ‘The People v. O. J. Simpson’ and ‘The Assassination of Gianni Versace’ comes the third riveting instalment of Ryan Murphy’s critically acclaimed anthology series, AMERICAN CRIME STORY – streaming now on BINGE. Titled ‘Impeachment’, this season the 10-part series focuses on the events surrounding the Bill Clinton – Monica Lewinsky sex scandal. Telling the story from the perspective of the women at the centre of the turmoil, Beanie Feldstein stars as Monica Lewinsky – thrust into the spotlight when her supposed friend and confidant, disgruntled White House staffer Linda Tripp (played by a one-again transformed Sarah Paulson) leaks tapes of their private conversations about the young woman’s involvement with the president (Clive Owen). Annaleigh Ashford plays Paula Jones, who is pressured to sue Clinton for exposing himself to her years earlier – while Edie Falco stars as then first lady Hillary Clinton.

The Bite (Paramount+)

For a zombie apocalypse series with an almost too-close-to-home comedic twist, check out THE BITE – streaming now on Paramount+. Confined to her home during the current pandemic, New York City GP Rachel (played by Audra McDonald) continues to treat her needy and neurotic patients via telehealth video calls. When she’s not dealing with accidentally muted microphones or being criticised for the decor in her background, Rachel is bumbling through a troubled long-distance marriage to Zach (Steven Pasquale) – also a doctor, posted to work on the CDC Taskforce in Washington DC. So when Rachel begins to see a strange viral mutation developing amongst her patients, causing them to take on zombie-like behaviour, she tries to raise the alarm with Zach. Meanwhile, Rachel’s upstairs neighbour Lily (Taylor Schilling) is a high-end dominatrix, trying to stay afloat by performing online. But when she invites a long-term client into her home, it’s not long before she notices there’s something very wrong with him.

Mum (BritBox)

New to BritBox this month is the heartwarming family sitcom, MUM – with all three seasons available to stream now in full. Lesley Manville stars as Cathy, a recently widowed woman on the verge of sixty, facing the next chapter of her life with the help (and often hindrance) of her well-meaning extended family and friends. Her son Jason adored his dad and isn’t keen on the idea of his mother moving on, which is tough because old family friend Michael (Peter Mullan) now finally has the chance to come clean after half a lifetime of loving Cathy from the sidelines. Jason’s dim-witted girlfriend Kelly (Lisa McGrillis) has her heart in the right place – while Cathy’s oaf of a brother Derek (Ross Boatman) and his snobbish but very quotable partner Pauline (Dorothy Atkinson) bring even more of the laughs as the polar opposite to the patiently soft-spoken and kindhearted Cathy.

Our favourites streaming for the week of 30 August:

The Suicide Squad (Telstra TV Box Office)

Get set for the insanely gory, intensely fast-paced and incredibly hilarious Express Release of THE SUICIDE SQUAD, available now on Telstra TV Box Office. When the fate of the world is thrown into peril by Project Starfish, a sinister experiment being conducted deep within the jungles of South American island nation Corto Maltese, ARGUS Director Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) assembles a group of the world’s baddest super-villains to find and eliminate an even greater threat. Led by Colonel Rick Flag (Joel Kinnaman), their ragtag team includes Bloodsport (Idris Elba), Peacemaker (John Cena), Captain Boomerang (Jai Courtney), Ratcatcher 2 (Daniela Melchior), Blackguard (Pete Davidson), King Shark (voiced by Sylvester Stallone) and Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie). Facing deadly adversaries at every turn, the odds of survival are stacked against them. But the future of humanity rests in their lethally destructive hands.

Cinderella (Amazon Prime Video)

Camila Cabello leads an all-star cast in this magnificent modern take on the musical fairytale classic, CINDERELLA – streaming now on Amazon Prime Video. Cabello stars as downtrodden seamstress Ella, with dreams of one day opening her own fashion boutique to feature the dresses she lovingly crafts in her basement bedroom. When the King (Pierce Brosnan) and Queen (Minnie Driver) hold a ball to find a bride for their son, Prince Robert (Nicholas Galitzine), Ella gets to work designing a gown that will showcase her talents – until she’s forbidden to attend by her vile stepmother Vivian, played by Tony Award winner Idina Menzel. But when her Fabulous Godmother (Billy Porter) sprinkles some magic her way, it’s not long before she’s off dazzling the entire kingdom – and the future king.

Only Murders in the Building (Disney+)

New to Disney+ this week is the charmingly funny murder mystery series, ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING. Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez play three neighbours who generally avoid making eye contact in the elevator, living in the expansive Arconia Building on New York’s Upper West Side. There’s Charles, the retired actor known for playing a 90s TV detective; Oliver, a between-jobs veteran Broadway director; and Mabel, a young woman living in whilst renovating her aunt’s sprawling condominium. When a fire alarm forces them to evacuate their apartments, they bump into each other at a nearby bar and soon bond over the true-crime podcast they’re all obsessed with, “All Is Not OK In Oklahoma” narrated by Tina Fey. So when they return to the building and discover a fellow resident has been killed, the trio decide to conduct an amateur investigation – and, of course, a podcast of their own.

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What to stream this week on Telstra TV

By Ryan Dunn August 20, 2021

A brand new streaming service, full-throttle blockbusters, an intriguing drama, a comedy clash and the end of an era: all this and more, available right now on Telstra TV.

Paramount+ available now on Telstra TV

Stream a mountain of entertainment on Australia’s newest streaming service, Paramount+ available right now on Telstra TV. With unique stories and iconic stars, there’s something for everyone to love – from Paramount+ originals and exclusives, to blockbuster movies and an incredible range of dramas, comedies, reality TV, docos and content for kids of all ages. Be the first in Australia to catch Mark Wahlberg’s death-defying new action blockbuster INFINITE; hit like and subscribe on the all-grown-up reboot of iCARLY; move in with the housemates of the brand new season of Aussie original comedy-drama FIVE BEDROOMS; and dive into SpongeBob’s childhood years in KAMP KORAL – with these, and so much more, available to watch now.

Sign up for a 7 day free trial at paramountplus.com/telstratv. Then, simply install the app from the App Store on your Telstra TV to start streaming Paramount+ today. For new Paramount+ customers only. Standard monthly fee of $8.99 applies after 7 day trial period ends unless you cancel your subscription. Subscription and data charges apply.

Fast & Furious 9 (Telstra TV Box Office)

Strap in for an insanely high-octane thrill ride with FAST & FURIOUS 9, available now on Telstra TV Box Office. Vin Diesel is back as Dom Toretto, now enjoying the simple life with his son, Little Brian and wife Letty, played by Michelle Rodriguez. But it’s not long before trouble comes calling – and the crew must reassemble to chase down a new threat, high-performance driver and assassin Jakob (played by John Cena). Fighting a plot to dominate the world’s technology, helped along by cyberterrorist Cipher (Charlize Theron) and fuelled by a bitter family feud, the team speed, shoot, smash and swerve their way across the globe in an explosive, full-throttle race to save the day.

Nine Perfect Strangers (Amazon Prime Video)

Based on the bestselling novel by Big Little Lies author Liane Moriarty is the mysterious new drama series, NINE PERFECT STRANGERS – with episodes streaming weekly from Friday 20 August on Amazon Prime Video. Nicole Kidman leads an all-star cast as Masha, the host of experimental wellness retreat, Tranquillum House. Her guests, played by Melissa McCarthy, Michael Shannon, Bobby Cannavale, Luke Evans, Regina Hall and Asher Keddie, are seeking to transform their lives and leave behind their past traumas. However, it’s not long before they realise Masha has some unusual techniques and that the program might not quite be what they signed up for.

Hacks (Stan)

Nominated for 15 Emmy Awards is the hilariously sharp-tongued new comedy series, HACKS – with all ten episodes streaming now, only on Stan. Jean Smart plays stand-up comedy legend Deborah Vance, who after much success and a record-breaking Vegas residency, is now facing the threat of being replaced by younger headline acts. Meanwhile, 25-year-old comedy writer Ava (played by Hannah Einbinder) has been blacklisted for tweeting an offensive joke. Unable to work in L.A., their mutual agent Jimmy (played by Paul W. Downs – who is also a creator of the series) sends Hannah off to Vegas to help Deborah refresh her material. And while at first they’re less than thrilled to be working together, the pair eventually come to appreciate what they can learn from each other. Watch every episode of Hacks now, only on Stan.

Wentworth: The Final Sentence (Foxtel Now)

Get set for an intense conclusion to Australia’s favourite drama series, as WENTWORTH: THE FINAL SENTENCE begins on Tuesday 24 August, only on Foxtel and Foxtel Now. Now that Joan “The Freak” Ferguson has regained her memory, there are quite a few within the compound who need to watch their backs. Even more than usual, there’s an unsettling atmosphere within the walls of Wentworth. And no one is safe. With the guards and inmates you love – and the ones you love to hate – all driven to breaking point this season, who will be left standing in the end? Find out at 8:30pm each Tuesday from 24 August on Foxtel and Foxtel Now.

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Our favourites streaming for the week of 6 August:

A Quiet Place Part II (Telstra TV Box Office)

Brace yourself for the intensely suspenseful and much-anticipated creature feature sequel, A QUIET PLACE PART II – available now on Telstra TV Box Office. Beginning with a jump-scare inducing glimpse into what happened before the terrifying events of the first film, A Quiet Place (which, if you haven’t seen it yet – or want a refresher before you dive into Part II – is available for Telstra Plus members to rent for zero Telstra Plus points on Telstra TV until 31 August 2021), the film then picks up where we left the Abbott family at the end of Part I – forced to leave behind the isolated safety of their farmhouse in search of a new refuge from the deadly sound-hunting alien invaders.

To celebrate the release of A Quiet Place Part II on Telstra TV Box Office, we’re giving Telstra Plus members the chance to win a Sonos home theatre surround set featuring Arc, Sub and One SL to bring the cinema experience into your living room. Join Telstra Plus and buy^ or rent A Quiet Place Part II on Telstra TV Box Office by 31 August 2021 to receive automatic entry into the prize draw. Conditions and eligibility criteria apply. Click here to find out more, including what ^buy means.

The White Lotus (Foxtel Now, BINGE)

Many of us might not be able to travel right now, but HBO comedy series THE WHITE LOTUS on Foxtel Now and BINGE is here to remind us that luxury getaways aren’t always the solution to escaping life’s problems. Set within an exclusive resort in Hawaii, this six-part dark satire sees a group of wealthy and entitled holiday-makers bringing their baggage along with them in more ways than one. There’s high-powered executive Nicole (played by Connie Britton) unable to leave her work behind, her husband Mark (Steve Zahn) struggling with a health scare, and the strange relationship between their college-age daughter Olivia (Sydney Sweeney) and the friend she’s brought along, Paula (Brittany O’Grady). Jennifer Coolidge plays Tanya, grieving her mother’s recent death and finding comfort in the treatments of spa manager, Belinda (Natasha Rothwell) – while Shane (Jake Lacy) is so preoccupied with tormenting the tortured resort manager Armond (Murray Bartlett) for booking him into the wrong room that he’s alienating his new wife, Rachel (Alexandra Daddario).

Dr. Death (Stan)

Joshua Jackson, Alec Baldwin and Christian Slater star in the shocking true-crime drama series, DR. DEATH – with all eight episodes streaming now, only on Stan. Based on the popular podcast of the same name, Jackson plays magnetic young neurosurgeon Dr. Christopher Duntsch – who earned the titular nickname for permanently injuring and killing a number of patients who came to his Dallas, Texas practice for routine spinal surgeries. Baldwin and Slater portray fellow surgeons Robert Henderson and Randall Kirby, who became wise to his intentional malpractice and worked with criminal prosecutor Michelle Shughart (AnnaSophia Robb) to prevent him from causing any further damage to those who placed their delicate lives in his sociopathic hands. Want to delve even deeper into the story? Check out the four-part documentary series DR. DEATH: THE UNDOCTORED TRUTH also streaming now on Stan.

The Mysterious Benedict Society (Disney+)

With the final episode streaming today, this weekend you can watch the entire delightfully quirky first season of THE MYSTERIOUS BENEDICT SOCIETY on Disney+. Based on the first in a series of popular young adult novels by Trenton Lee Stewart, the series stars Emmy winning comic actor Tony Hale (Veep, Arrested Development) as the uniquely eccentric Mr Benedict – as well as his identical twin, the suavely sinister Dr Curtain. When his brother hatches a plan to brainwash the world’s children into spreading misinformation, Mr Benedict – along with his colleague, Number Two (played by the enchantingly wacky Kristen Schaal) – assembles a team of four brilliantly-minded orphans to infiltrate the program and save the day. Together the very perceptive Reynie, memory champ Sticky, unconventional Constance and skillful Kate embark on a fantastical adventure to ensure the world’s sense of truthfulness and trust remains intact.

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Australia’s newest streaming service Paramount+ is available now on Telstra TV

By Ryan Dunn August 11, 2021

Stream a mountain of entertainment on Australia’s newest streaming service, Paramount+ launching today and available right now on Telstra TV.

With unique stories and iconic stars, there’s something for everyone to love – from Paramount+ originals and exclusives, to blockbuster movies from Paramount and an incredible range of dramas from Showtime, comedies from Comedy Central, MTV reality TV shows, Smithsonian channel documentaries and Nickelodeon content for kids of all ages.

New Paramount+ subscribers can sign up now for a 7 day free trial at paramountplus.com/telstratv. Then, simply install the app from the App Store on your Telstra TV to start streaming Paramount+ today. (Subscription fee of $8.99 per month applies after your trial period ends unless you cancel your subscription. Data charges apply).

With so much great content available to stream, here are just a few of our top picks to help you get started.

Infinite

Be among the first in Australia to catch Mark Wahlberg’s death-defying new action blockbuster, INFINITE. Available exclusively on Paramount+, this sci-fi thriller sees Wahlberg play Evan McCauley – a man tormented all his life by strange visions of people and places he’s never experienced, and somehow mastering skills he never started learning. When he’s tracked down by an underground group called the “Infinites”, they reveal that what he thought were hallucinations are indeed memories from past lives spanning centuries. And now they need his help – with the expert skills he’s acquired – to take down Bathurst (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a man determined to end the curse of reincarnation and destroy all life on Earth in the process.

Five Bedrooms

Move in with the housemates of Aussie original comedy drama FIVE BEDROOMS, as this much-loved series finds a brand new home on Paramount+ for its highly-anticipated second season. When five individuals with nothing in common are lumped together on the singles table at a wedding reception, they hatch a crazy plan to pool their money and buy a house together. Their makeshift family includes lawyer Liz (Kat Stewart), her gay best friend doctor Harry (Roy Joseph), chirpy real estate agent Ainsley (Katie Robertson), her former landlord Heather (Doris Younane) and tradie Ben (Stephen Peacocke) – who this season find themselves dealing with a new home, messy renovations, heartbreaking tragedy and new love on the horizon.

Why Women Kill

From Marc Cherry, the creator of Desperate Housewives, comes the deliciously diabolical comedy-drama series, WHY WOMEN KILL. While the first season followed three separate slightly whimsical stories of marital murder spanning the fifties, eighties and 2000s, the second season now streaming is planted firmly in the forties and finds homely homemaker Alma Fillcot (Allison Tolman) obsessively coveting the elegantly sophisticated women of the Elysian Park Garden Club. To join, she’s going to have to get past club president and series villainess, Rita (Lana Parrilla). But behind Rita’s ravishing ruthlessness is a dark secret – and the seemingly sweet Alma might just have a few of her own hidden below the surface as well.

Two Weeks to Live

If you loved her as Arya Stark in Game of Thrones, then you won’t want to miss Maisie Williams in her latest revenge-fuelled role in TWO WEEKS TO LIVE. Raised in rural Scotland by her doomsday prepper single mother Tina (played hilariously by Fleabag’s Sian Clifford), Kim Stokes has grown up thinking the end of the world could come at any moment. So when she ventures outside her confines and meets two brothers over a pint at the pub, it’s hardly surprising when she’s tricked by a fake news report into thinking the apocalypse is due in only two short weeks. Now believing she has nothing left to lose, Kim plans on seeking justice for her father’s murder fifteen years earlier. The problem is, there’s a lot more to the story than her mother has let on.

iCarly

Hit like and subscribe on the all-grown-up reboot of iCARLY, as the OG internet influencer returns to our screens exclusively on Paramount+. Back in 2007 before streaming TV became commonplace, there was iCarly – the Nickelodeon sitcom about teenager Carly Shay (played by Miranda Cosgrove) who hosted her own wildly popular webcast variety show with friend Freddie (Nathan Kress) and older brother Spencer (Jerry Trainor). And now they’re back, with Carly’s fashion stylist roommate Harper (Laci Mosley) and Freddie’s stepdaughter Millicent (Jaidyn Triplett) to take on the world wide web once more.

Kamp Koral

Dive back into SpongeBob’s younger years in KAMP KORAL, the prequel to Nickelodeon’s nautically nonsensical animated adventure series. Join ten-year-old SpongeBob SquarePants and his cabinmates Patrick Star and Sandy Cheeks as they spend their summer camping on Lake Yuckymuck – learning to swim, catching jellyfish, building campfires and having fun exploring the kelp forest with their many underwater pals.

All this, and so much more, streaming on Paramount+. New Paramount+ subscribers can sign up now for a 7 day free trial at paramountplus.com/telstratv

Find out more about Telstra TV and discover more of what you love.

Things you need to know

Paramount+: 7 day free trial offer for new Paramount+ subscribers only. Subscription fee of $8.99 per month applies after your trial period ends unless you cancel your subscription. Data charges apply.

Telstra TV: Requires a compatible TV with HDMI port. A minimum internet speed of 3.5mbps is recommended. Antenna required to access free to air channels in your area. Subscription and data charges apply. Search not available across all apps.