6 new series to binge-watch this weekend

2018-07-06 11:37

Cape Town - Looking for something to watch? Here’s our pick of 6 new series on Showmax, Netflix, and Amazon Prime.

1. Younger S5 (Showmax)

The first four episodes of season 5 of this addictive rom-com are now streaming. Younger is the story of single-mom Liza Miller (Tony winner Sutton Foster, who was nominated for a Critics Choice Award this year for the role). New episodes will air express from the US later this month.

Divorced at 40, she reboots her career and love life by pretending to be in her 20s. Soon, she has her dream job in publishing, but as her personal and professional lives become irreversibly intertwined, keeping her secret becomes increasingly difficult. Things come to a head in season five, with Sutton and her co-star Peter Hermann (Charles) both warning that “all hell is about to break loose” in a recent fan Q&A.

2. The Fosters S5 (Showmax)

The final season of this fantastic family drama is a must-watch. Called “one of TV's most diverse and important shows” by PopBuzz, this unusual family sitcom follows the trials and tribulations of a multi-ethnic family headed up by two strong women - police officer Stef Adams Foster and her wife, Lena, a school principal. Their mixed family consists of Stef’s biological son as well as the couple’s adopted and foster kids. Filled with heart, the highly rated series tackles a wide range of hard-hitting issues.

3. The River (Showmax)

If you’ve been missing out on all the drama and intrigue in this local 1Magic gem, then you’re in for a treat. Every single episode of the homegrown telenovela is on Showmax, with new episodes added daily. The River is set in Pretoria and follows the lives of the Dlaminis and the Mokoenas, two families from different backgrounds that are brought together and divided by the discovery of a diamond in Cullinan. The plots, twists and turns are enough to make anyone fall in love with it. Just when you think you’ve figured out what’s going on, things take an unexpected turn. And that’s what makes good TV, right? 

4. Glow S2 (Netflix)

This fun comedy series about a group of badass wrestling women is back for a second season. Set in the 1980s, the first season focused on the early days of women’s wrestling organisation GLOW aka Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling. In season two, we discover whether rivals Ruth and Debbie can overcome their differences…  

5. Good Girls (Netflix)

Starring Christina Hendricks of Mad Men fame, stand up comedian Retta and Mae Whitman of Arrested Development, this comedy drama focuses on three suburban women who decide that robbing a local grocery store will solve their money woes and change their lives. Of course, even perfect crimes come with problems, especially when local gangsters cotton on to their shenanigans. 

6. Breathe S1 (Amazon Prime)

This chilling psychological drama series follows the story of Kabir Sawant (Amit Sadh). He’s a brilliant and unconventional police officer faced with series of seemingly unconnected deaths. As he digs deeper, he discovers that the dead – all organ donors – may not have died of natural causes. All signs seems to be pointing to an unlikely suspect, the father of a young boy who has only a few months to live. (English subtitles).

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