8 steamy shows to stream this weekend

2017-05-26 11:20
 

WARNING: NSFW

Cape Town - We all need a little heat in our lives, especially as the air outside turns cold. These eight TV series on video-on-demand streaming services dish up enough spice to keep you hot and bothered all weekend.

For shows that flirt with explicitly racy content to the ones that serve up surprisingly scandalous scenes, hit up your Showmax, Netflix and Amazon Prime subscriptions and bring sexy back to your weekend.

Satisfaction

(Seasons 1-2)

The second saucy season of Satisfaction has just launched on Showmax, and the boundaries of male escort Neil and his wife Grace’s “open” marriage are due to be tested even … harder than they were in Season 1. Grace discovers the thrills and spills of BDSM, she and Neil plan to get their escort business off the ground, while the owner of a competing male-escort agency, Adriana, schemes to keep Neil in her life, despite his attempts to reconnect with Grace. (And he’s not the only Truman to whom she endears herself.)

Watch the trailer here:

Available on Showmax.

Mistresses

(Seasons 1-2)

Four best friends - a free-spirited flirt who secretly wants to find her soul mate, a widow, a married lawyer, and a therapist who’s reeling after a problematic relationship with a patient - find themselves in compromising romantic positions as they navigate the world of dating and illicit affairs, which makes for deliciously scandalous viewing. Seasons 1 and 2 have recently launched on Showmax.

Watch the trailer here:

Available on Showmax.

The Affair

(Seasons 1-2)

Noah and Alison meet in Montauk. Noah’s a novelist spending the summer in his in-laws’ Hamptons mansion, and Alison is a troubled local waitress with a possessive husband and a tragic secret in her recent past. They can’t help but be drawn to each other, despite the dangers and all that’s at stake. Of course, what starts as an irresistible distraction ultimately ends in devastation. But the Affair gets full marks for exploring the dark underbelly of forbidden attraction and taking us along for the thrilling ride.

Get a little taste here:

Available on Showmax.

The Magicians

(Season 1)

It may be set in a parallel world where youngsters learn how to master their wizarding skills at a school for magic. But Harry Potter, this ain’t. The sex scenes in this fantasy series are so dark and twisted and out-of-this-world that you won’t be able to look away. From the very first episode, expect to see couples levitating into the air mid-coitus, and if you have a penchant for magical ménage à trois, you’re in luck.

Watch the trailer here:


Available on Showmax.

Californication

(Seasons 1-7)

David Duchovny plays a writer who turns to sex with inappropriate women (including a much younger woman in Season 1, episode 1), drugs and alcohol in an attempt to curb writer’s block, while also trying to get back together with his ex, played by the spectacular Natasha McElhone. His manager Charlie also engages in steamy affairs on the side, and between the two of them, a number of scenes (including the threesome between Charlie, Hank and a woman they’ve just met in Season 1, episode 10) were so racy that they had to be re-released as tamer TV edits for more conservative audiences.

Watch the trailer here:

Available on Showmax.

Masters of Sex

(Seasons 1-3)

Based on the biography of real-life sex researchers Dr William Masters and Virginia Johnson from the 1950s to the 1970s, this critically acclaimed period drama offers something unusual for the genre - bucket-loads of female orgasms. And they’re not all in the name of research. It’s kinky but also beautifully shot, and the costumes and set designs are straight out of your most fabulous retro fantasy. You’ll be amazed at the innocence and ignorance of the fully-grown adults the show portrays - is it possible that people knew so little about sex as recently as 50, 60 years ago? It will also have you wondering how much we know now, and how much further we’ve still got to go.

Watch the trailer here:

Available on Netflix.

Outlander

(Season 1)

The show follows the story of Claire Randall, a married combat nurse from 1945 who is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743, where she is immediately thrown into an unknown world where her life is threatened. When she is forced to marry Jamie Fraser, a chivalrous and romantic young Scottish warrior, a passionate relationship is ignited that tears Claire's heart between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives.

Watch the trailer here:

Available on Netflix.

I Love Dick

From the creator of Transparent, and also starring the brilliant Kathryn Hahn, this explicit show is based on the feminist novel of the same name. Hahn plays Chris, an artist who follows her husband to Texas, where he takes up a research fellowship under the sponsorship of a man called Dick (Kevin Bacon). Chris quickly becomes obsessed with Dick, and the show traces her gradual unravelling as she pens the dirtiest letters to him you’ve ever seen on TV, filled with her desires and everything she’d kept repressed. This is as smart and edgy as sexy TV gets, we feel, and it does a clever job of laying bare the gender stereotypes we didn’t even realise we perpetuate.

Watch the trailer here:

Available on Amazon Prime.

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