This week in streaming: Good Omens, Good Girls and Bad Blood

Posted: 27 May 2019 7:24 am
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Fantasy, drama, horror, comedy – this week has a little something for everyone.

The last week of the month is typically light on new releases, but May is bucking the trend with an impressive line-up of exciting TV shows and movies to binge on. From the highly-anticipated arrival of Good Omens – the adaptation of Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman's witty fantasy novel of the same name – to the belated fifth season of the irreverent comedy Arrested Development to the return of the brutal Aussie drama series Wentworth, you shouldn't have to look far to find something that piques your interest.

We've rounded up our top picks of the week below. You can click or tap the icons for each streaming service to see what it has to offer.

For a complete schedule of upcoming programming, check out our list of everything coming to Aussie streaming services in May 2019.


netflix

Tuesday 28 May

The Meg

Genre
Action, Horror
Runtime
1hr 53mins
IMDb
5.7

Netflix synopsis

After escaping an attack by what he claims was a 70-foot shark, Jonas Taylor must confront his fears to save those trapped in a sunken submersible.


Wednesday 29 May

The Hitman's Bodyguard

Genre
Action, Comedy
Runtime
1hr 58mins
IMDb
6.9

Netflix synopsis

The world's top bodyguard gets a new client, a hitman who must testify at the International Criminal Court. They must put their differences aside and work together to make it to the trial on time.


Thursday 30 May

Arrested Development Season 5

Genre
Comedy
Runtime
22min episodes
IMDb
8.8

Netflix synopsis

As the Bluths continue to make a mess of their personal and professional lives, Michael again can't quite abandon the family that makes him miserable.


Friday 31 May

Bad Blood Season 2

Genre
Crime, Drama
Runtime
45min episodes
IMDb
7.3

Netflix synopsis

Five years after the death of mob boss, there's a new king of the Montreal drug trade – until a new breed of mafiosos arrive from Italy to wrestle the city from his grasp.


Good Girls Season 2

Genre
Comedy, Drama
Runtime
43min episodes
IMDb
7.9

Netflix synopsis

In their second season, the women come face-to-face with the consequences of their criminal behavior.


When They See Us

Genre
Biography, Drama
Runtime
Four-part mini-series
IMDb
N/A

Netflix synopsis

A four part limited series from director Ava DuVernay that continues themes from her documentary 13th, her exploration of the criminal justice system through the true case of the Central Park Five - 5 young teenagers who were wrongfully accused and convicted of rape.


Always Be My Maybe

Genre
Comedy, Romance
Runtime
1hr 41mins
IMDb
N/A

Netflix synopsis

Everyone assumed Sasha and Marcus would wind up together except for Sasha and Marcus. Reconnecting after 15 years, the two start to wonder... maybe?


stan

Tuesday 28 May

Attenborough's Life that Glows

Genre
Documentary
Runtime
1hr
IMDb
8.3

IMDb synopsis

Sir David Attenborough explores the world of bio-luminescence, the often spectacular natural light produced by some creatures. Specially-designed cameras reveal nature's leading lights.


Wednesday 29 May

The Ex-PM Season 2

Genre
Comedy
Runtime
27min episodes
IMDb
6.6

IMDb synopsis

Ellen, a ghostwriter working for the ex-prime minister of Australia Andrew Dugdale, tries to immerse herself in the lives of the ex-pm, his family and associates in a vain attempt at writing his biography for him.


Thursday 30 May

Ronny Chieng: International Student Season 1

Genre
Comedy
Runtime
21min episodes
IMDb
7.5

IMDb synopsis

International Student is the story of Ronny Chieng, a Malaysian student who has travelled to Australia to study law. All he has to do is study, get good marks and make his Mom proud. Well, that was the plan anyway.


Ink Master Season 9

Genre
Reality TV
Runtime
1hr episodes
IMDb
7.4

IMDb synopsis

Hosted by rock legend Dave Navarro and judged by icons of the tattoo world, Chris Nunez and Oliver Peck, 10 of the country's most creative and skilled tattoo artists descend on NYC to compete for a hundred thousand dollars and the title of "INK MASTER". The stakes couldn't be higher with "Living Canvasses" donating their skin to be permanently marked in this adrenalized competition elimination.


Friday 31 May

Welcome to the Wayne Season 1

Genre
Animation, Comedy
Runtime
22min episodes
IMDb
6.7

IMDb synopsis

Three kids work together to uncover all the secrets within their massive, mysterious apartment complex.


foxtel-on-demand

Tuesday 28 May

Wentworth Season 7 premiere

Genre
Crime, Drama
Runtime
45min episodes
IMDb
8.6

Foxtel synopsis

Season 7 of the multi award-winning drama Wentworth returns with the prison on the brink of imploding. The fiery confrontation between the two emerging titans, Rita and Marie, is imminent after series 6's bloody finale.

Far From The Madding Crowd premiere

Genre
Drama, Romance
Runtime
1hr 59mins
IMDb
7.1

IMDb synopsis

In Victorian England, the independent and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak, a sheep farmer; Frank Troy, a reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood, a prosperous and mature bachelor.

Kin

Genre
Action, Drama
Runtime
1hr 42mins
IMDb
5.7

IMDb synopsis

Chased by a vengeful criminal, the feds and a gang of otherworldly soldiers, a recently released ex-con and his adopted teenage brother are forced to go on the run with a weapon of mysterious origin as their only protection.

Thursday 30 May

Phil Spencer's History of Britain in 100 Homes premiere

Genre
Documentary
Runtime
1hr episodes
IMDb
N/A
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Channel 4 synopsis

Over 13,000 years of homes, from 11,000 BC to the 1600s. Phil reveals 13 homes of all shapes, sizes and styles, from primitive prehistoric pads to houses built as status symbols.


hayu

Sunday 26 May

The Disappearance of Susan Cox Powell premiere

Genre
Documentary
Runtime
4hr mini-series
IMDb
8.4

Oxygen synopsis

A young mother in Utah vanishes and the only suspect, her husband, acts suspiciously. Stephanie Bauer examines never-before-seen home video recordings that shed light on the dramatic events surrounding the disappearance of Susan Cox Powell.

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Friday 31 May

Good Omens

Genre
Comedy, Fantasy
Runtime
1hr episodes
IMDb
N/A

IMDb synopsis

A tale of the bungling of Armageddon featuring an angel, a demon, an eleven-year-old Antichrist, and a doom-saying witch.

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