This week in streaming: Black Mirrors, rebellious handmaids and soul-sucking vampires

Posted: 3 June 2019 7:34 am
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Time to rug up and hunker down with some new and nourishing entertainment.

With winter unleashing its biting winds and drenching rain, it's a good time to grab a blanket, crank up the heater and warm up with the blast of hot new releases hitting streaming services this week.

Looking for some fast and furious action to fight the chills? Then Netflix has you sorted with the third season of Designated Survivor and the second season of Australia's own Wanted. After something a little more light-hearted? The first season of Comedy Central's Detroiters hits Stan this week. Or maybe you want to take advantage of the grim winter weather by getting your horror on? Between the debut of NOS4A2 on Amazon Prime Video, the return of Black Mirror on Netflix, the premiere of the fifth season of Fear the Walking Dead on Foxtel and the continuation of The Handmaid's Tale on SBS On Demand, you should have no trouble scaring yourself silly.

Below, you'll find our top picks of the week across all major Aussie streaming platforms. Just click or tap the icons for each streaming service to check out what it has to offer.

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


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Wednesday 5 June

Happy! Season 2

Genre
Comedy, Crime
Runtime
1hr episodes
IMDb
8.3

Netflix synopsis

Newly sober-ish, Nick struggles to be a solid family man during the Easter season even as villains arise that threaten to unloose his personal demons.


Black Mirror Season 5

Genre
Drama, Thriller
Runtime
1hr episodes
IMDb
8.9

Netflix synopsis

A cab driver with an agenda becomes the centre of attention on a day that rapidly spirals out of control, two estranged college friends reunite in later life, triggering a series of events that could alter their lives forever and a lonely teenager yearns to connect with her favourite pop star – whose charmed existence isn't quite as rosy it appears...


Wanted Season 2

Genre
Drama
Runtime
1hr episodes
IMDb
7.8

Netflix synopsis

Lola and Chelsea go to Thailand on a rescue mission that proves more dangerous than they expected, leading them to New Zealand in search of plan B.


Thursday 6 June

American Made

Genre
Action, Biography
Runtime
1hr 55mins
IMDb
7.2

Netflix synopsis

The story of Barry Seal, an American pilot who became a drug-runner for the CIA in the 1980s in a clandestine operation that would be exposed as the Iran-Contra Affair.


Friday 7 June

3% Season 3

Genre
Action, Drama
Runtime
49min episodes
IMDb
7.5

Netflix synopsis

Michele creates an idyllic Inland sanctuary that's open to all, but when a crisis hits, she's forced to design a selection process of her own.


Designated Survivor Season 3

Genre
Action, Drama
Runtime
1hr episodes
IMDb
7.7

Netflix synopsis

The gloves come off as Kirkman launches his election campaign amidst ethical quandaries, international incidents and a new terrorism threat at home.


The Chef Show

Genre
Documentary
Runtime
N/A
IMDb
N/A

Netflix synopsis

Actor/director Jon Favreau and award-winning Chef Roy Choi reunite after their critically acclaimed film Chef to embark on a new adventure. The two friends experiment with their favorite recipes and techniques, baking, cooking, exploring and collaborating with some of the biggest names in the entertainment and culinary world.


stan

Monday 3 June

Perpetual Grace LTD Season 1 premiere

Genre
Drama
Runtime
N/A
IMDb
6.6

IMDb synopsis

Follows James (Jimmi Simpson), a young grifter, as he attempts to prey upon Pastor Byron Brown (Sir Ben Kingsley), who turns out to be far more dangerous than he suspects.


Tuesday 4 June

Love & Hip Hop Season 7

Genre
Reality TV
Runtime
21min episodes
IMDb
5.0

IMDb synopsis

The lives of women trying to make it in the bright lights of New York City. But will business mix with pleasure?


Thursday 6 June

Detroiters Season 1

Genre
Comedy
Runtime
21min episodes
IMDb
7.5

IMDb synopsis

Single camera buddy comedy that centres on Sam (Richardson) and Tim (Robinson), two local ad men who make low budget commercials in Detroit, Michigan. But the two best friends, much like the city in which they live, aspire to achieve great things.


foxtel-on-demand

Monday 3 June

Fear The Walking Dead Season 5 premiere

Genre
Drama, Horror
Runtime
44min episodes
IMDb
7.0

Rotten Tomatoes synopsis
In Season 5, the group's mission is clear: locate survivors and help make what's left of the world a slightly better place. With dogged determination, Morgan (Lennie James) leads the group with a philosophy rooted in benevolence, community and hope.

Deadwood: The Movie

Genre
Western
Runtime
1hr 59mins
IMDb
8.5

Rotten Tomatoes synopsis
In this original movie based on David Milch's acclaimed, Emmy (R)-winning HBO series of the same name, the indelible characters of the show are reunited after a decade to celebrate South Dakota's statehood. Former rivalries are reignited, alliances are tested and old wounds reopened as all are left to navigate the inevitable changes that modernity and time have wrought.


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Monday 3 June

Relatively Nat & Liv Season 1 premiere

Genre
Reality TV
Runtime
N/A
IMDb
N/A

E! synopsis
Nat & Liv follows Natalie Halcro and Olivia Pierson as they juggle their glamorous Los Angeles lives and their familial duties in Vancouver.


Southern Charm: New Orleans Season 2 premiere

Genre
Reality TV
Runtime
N/A
IMDb
3.9

Bravo synopsis
Coming up this season, Tamica is embracing a career transition from an early morning anchor to the lead of the afternoon show so she has more time to focus on motherhood and her marriage, while Barry is thriving as a personal trainer and gym owner and is excited about expanding his fitness empire.


Below Deck: Mediterranean Season 4 premiere

Genre
Reality TV
Runtime
43min episodes
IMDb
6.9

Bravo synopsis
Sandy may be navigating the Sirocco mega yacht again, but she brings a new level of leadership in season four. With high expectations, she has no tolerance for anything short of perfection and will take drastic measures if the crew can't deliver.

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Tuesday 4 June

Chasing Happiness

Genre
Documentary
Runtime
N/A
IMDb
N/A

Amazon synopsis
The documentary follows the Jonas Brothers' journey from their childhood in New Jersey, to pop superstardom, to their stunning breakup, to reconnecting and reuniting for their history-making smash #1 single "Sucker".


Hannibal Seasons 1 to 3

Genre
Crime, Drama
Runtime
44min episodes
IMDb
8.5

Amazon synopsis
From prolific showrunner Bryan Fuller, Hannibal explores the early relationship between the renowned psychiatrist (portrayed by Mads Mikkelsen) and his patient, FBI criminal profiler Will Graham (Hugh Dancy), who is haunted by his ability to empathise with serial killers.


Friday 7 June

NOS4A2

Genre
Horror
Runtime
1hr episodes
IMDb
7.9

Amazon synopsis
Charlie Manx, a seductive immortal who feeds off the souls of children, has his whole world threatened when a young woman in New England discovers she has a dangerous gift.

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Thursday 6 June

The Handmaid's Tale Season 3 premiere

Genre
Drama, Sci-Fi
Runtime
1hr episodes
IMDb
8.5

SBS synopsis
The divisive season two finale saw Offred choose to remain in Gilead to fight for her daughter Hannah. Season three will follow June's resistance to Gilead's dystopian regime, and her struggle to strike back against overwhelming odds. Startling reunions, betrayals, and a journey to the terrifying heart of Gilead will force all characters to take a stand guided by one defiant prayer - "Blessed be the fight".


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