Weekend in? We’ve got the perfect line up of binge-worthy TV that will keep you on the edge of your seat, make you belly laugh until you have to cross your legs and pull those heart strings.
TV has taken over the planet yet again and in the ever-evolving world of streaming, we now have access to thousands of fantastic serial content.
Between Netflix, Stan, Amazon Prime, ABC iView, SBS On Demand and Foxtel Now, the choices are endless and often we spend more time flicking through their catalogues than we do actually watching a show.
If you’re planning a nice weekend in, we’ve got the perfect line up of binge-worthy TV that will keep you on the edge of your seat, make you belly laugh until you have to cross your legs and pull those heart strings.
Here are out top 5 shows ready and waiting to give you that viewer pleasure you’ve been looking for….
LAMBS OF GOD
Lambs of God is a gothic and gripping tale about three nuns, each a generation apart, living on an isolated island. Based on the captivating Australian novel by Marele Day, the twisted and macabre story has an international all-star cast, led by Emmy Award-winning actress Ann Dowd (The Handmaids Tale, The Leftovers), Australian screen star Essie Davis (Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, The Slap), and from the UK, Jessica Barden (The End of the F**** World). As the three Sisters of St Agnes, they must defend their very existence when a young priest with a hidden agenda, Sam Reid (Bloom, Prime Suspect), suddenly arrives at their dilapidated monastery. What unfolds is an epic and fantastical tale of faith, love and redemption.
Lambs of God now streaming On Demand only on Foxtel.
WHY WOMEN KILL
Why Women kill tells the story of three different women in three different decades with three different husbands living in the same house. Ginnifer Goodwin (Once Upon A Time), Lucy Liu (Charlie’s Angels), and Kirby Howell-Baptiste (The Good Place) play three killer women. In the ‘60s, we have Beth Ann. When her husband wants coffee, he taps his cup. That happens about two minutes in. So that’s two minutes before you want him dead. In the ‘80s, we have Simone – she’s super rich and manicured in every way. She genuinely seems to like her husband though. Sadly, he’s gay. And in 2018 we have Taylor – a high-powered lawyer in an open marriage.
Why Women Kill now streaming on 10 All Access.
The Boys is an irreverent take on what happens when superheroes, who are as popular as celebrities, as influential as politicians and as revered as Gods, abuse their superpowers rather than use them for good. It’s the powerless against the super powerful as The Boys embark on a heroic quest to expose the truth about “The Seven,” and their formidable Vought backing. Starring Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Antony Starr, this action comedy is one not to miss.
The Boys now streaming on Amazon Prime Video.
Between a troubled marriage, a senile granny and twin siblings constantly in rivalry, a crumbling household struggles to barely keep it together. Flowers follows the Flowers family; children’s author Maurice (Barratt), his music teacher wife Deborah (Colman), their 25-year-old twin children Donald (Daniel Rigby) and daughter Amy (Sophia Di Martino), Maurice’s senile mother Hattie (Leila Hoffman) and and Maurice’s Japanese illustrator Shun (Sharpe).
Both seasons of Flowers now streaming on Netflix.
BACK TO LIFE
When Miri Matteson returns home after eighteen years, can she integrate back into her old life? With a terrible event from her past hanging over her, it won’t be easy. Meet Miri Matteson, she’s just arrived back in her home town, a place she no longer recognises, in the dysfunctional family home she involuntarily vacated as a teenager, living with the parents she can no longer hold a conversation with. Just released from prison after eighteen years and trying to nudge her way back into society, Miri is the ultimate Adult Beginner; a funny, endearing, awkward woman – determined to move on from her violent past.
Back to Life now streaming on SBS On Demand.
This powerful drama is loosely based on the life of the rapper 50-Cent. Kanan Starks, an imprisoned drug lord and mentor to the show’s central protagonist James St. Patrick (Omari Hardwick from The A-Team), nicknamed “Ghost”. Struggling to balance these two lives, he tries to leave the nefarious side of his business dealings but it keeps coming back to taunt him. His move to the good side is made even harder as he is trying to hold his family life together with his wife, Tasha (Naturi Naughton), while pursuing his recently resurfaced lifelong flame Angela (Lela Loren). In its third season, the drama was the second-most watched series on a premium cable in the United States, second only to Game of Thrones, watched by 8 million viewers per episode via multiple platforms. Power is a gritty urgent urban thriller that doesn’t pull any punches. The highly anticipated 6th season premieres August 25.
Power (Season 1-5) now streaming on Stan. Season 6 premieres August 25.