This week in streaming: Rocko’s even more Modern Life

Posted: 5 August 2019 7:55 am News

Rocko's Modern Life

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The 90s renaissance continues this week with the return of the wild and wacky Rocko's Modern Life on Netflix. A one-off special created by the original show's producer Joe Murray, Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling places more emphasis on the "modern" part of its title, with Rocko returning to O-Town after 20 years spent in space. The world he knew has now been overtaken by modern technology like smartphones and the Internet, and in an effort to salvage some of his past, Rocko embarks on a quest to get his favourite TV show back on the air.

That's hardly the only big release hitting streaming services this week. Over on Stan, the fantastical Preacher enters its fourth and final season. Protagonist Jesse Custer and his cohorts Tulip and Cassidy are about to confront God Himself with the aim of ending the carnage wrought upon the world. However, God's plans are often ineffable and it's possible that the bloodshed is all part of the Almighty's grander plans.

To balance out all the action and drama, hayu is going hard on the reality TV front this week. No fewer than four seasons kick off on the platform over the next seven days, starting with the premiere of the new series Flip it Like Disick. Starring entrepreneur Scott Disick who you may know from Keeping Up With The Kardashians, the show explores his renovating and real estate business in high-end American suburbs.

If none of those titles interests you, don't worry. There are plenty of other new releases hitting Australian streaming services this week, and you can check out all our top picks below.

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


netflix

Monday 5 August

Enter the Anime

Genre
Documentary
Runtime
58mins
IMDb
N/A

Netflix synopsis

Seeking to understand anime, Tania Nolan interviews filmmakers behind notable productions from Castlevania to Aggretsuko, Kengan Ashura and more.


Thursday 8 August

Wu Assassins Season 1

Genre
Action, Crime
Runtime
N/A
IMDb
N/A

Netflix synopsis

The last in a line of Chosen Ones, a wannabe chef teams up with a homicide detective to unravel an ancient mystery and take down supernatural assassins.


Dollar Season 1

Genre
Action, Drama
Runtime
N/A
IMDb
N/A

Netflix synopsis

Beautiful executive assistant Zeina reluctantly teams up with self-assured Tarek to chase down an elusive dollar bill worth $1 million.


Friday 9 August

GLOW Season 3

Genre
Comedy, Drama
Runtime
35min episodes
IMDb
8.1

Netflix synopsis

As the gang kicks off a run of shows in glamorous Las Vegas, power struggles, sexual tension and shifting priorities threaten their bond.


Cable Girls Season 4

Genre
Drama
Runtime
50min episodes
IMDb
7.8

Netflix synopsis

Amid social changes in 1931, the friends get tangled in a murder mystery and must work together to solve it before one of them is sentenced to death.


Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling

Genre
Animation, Comedy
Runtime
45mins
IMDb
8.6

Netflix synopsis

After 20 years in space, Rocko returns to a technologically advanced O-Town and makes it his mission to get his favourite show back on the air.


stan

Monday 5 August

Preacher Season 4 premiere

Genre
Adventure, Drama
Runtime
1hr episodes
IMDb
8.0

AMC synopsis

In Season 4, Jesse, Tulip, and Cassidy's thrill ride to find God thrusts them into a twisted battle spanning Heaven, Hell and everywhere in between.


Wednesday 7 August

Strawberry Shortcake's Berry Bitty Adventure Season 3

Genre
Animation, Adventure
Runtime
29min episodes
IMDb
6.1

IMDb synopsis

A girl named Strawberry and her friends go on thrilling adventures.


Friday 9 August

60 Days In Season 2

Genre
Reality TV
Runtime
42min episodes
IMDb
7.8

Rotten Tomatoes synopsis

Season 2 of the reality series is once again set in Clark County Jail and follows a group of volunteers who agree to go undercover as inmates in order to obtain evidence of illegal activities, leading to further investigation and possible arrests.


Saturday 10 August

Infinity Train Season 1

Genre
Animation, Adventure
Runtime
11min episodes
IMDb
8.1

IMDb synopsis

13-year-old Tulip finds herself on a mysterious train with an endless number of cars, each one its own universe, and must find a way to get home.


foxtel-on-demand

Monday 5 August

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Genre
Thriller
Runtime
1hr 27mins
IMDb
5.8

IMDb synopsis

After discovering a disturbing video from a night she doesn't remember, sixteen-year-old Mandy must try to figure out what happened and how to navigate the escalating fallout.


Tuesday 6 August

Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted Season 1 premiere

Genre
Reality TV
Runtime
N/A
IMDb
7.3

IMDb synopsis

Globetrotting celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay serves up an epic adventure in "Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted." He travels around the world meeting with indigenous people to learn about their foods and cultures. In each location, he harvests new ingredients and samples new dishes.


Saturday 10 August

Woodstock: 50th Anniversary premiere

Genre
Documentary
Runtime
Three-part series
IMDb
N/A

Foxtel synopsis

This three part film is the definitive celebration of a definitive music event. Fifty years later Woodstock is still a resounding influence seen in popular music culture worldwide.



hayu

Monday 5 August

Flip It Like Disick Season 1 premiere

Genre
Reality TV
Runtime
N/A
IMDb
N/A

hayu synopsis

Brand new series Flip It Like Disick will show viewers inside the lavish personal and professional world of entrepreneur Scott Disick and his luxury real estate projects.


Wednesday 7 August

Flipping Exes Season 1 premiere

Genre
Reality TV
Runtime
N/A
IMDb
N/A

hayu synopsis

Follow former boyfriend/girlfriend Nina Klemm and Michael LeSure who turn their breakup into a business - flipping homes.


The Real Housewives of Orange County Season 14 premiere

Genre
Reality TV
Runtime
1hr episodes
IMDb
4.1

hayu synopsis

Tamra Judge, Shannon Storms Beador, Kelly Dodd, Gina Kirschenheiter and Emily Simpson are joined by new housewife Braunwyn Windham-Burke.


Dating #NoFilter Season 2 premiere

Genre
Reality TV
Runtime
N/A
IMDb
7.3

hayu synopsis

Joining Dating #NoFilter's roster of wisecracking comedians this season are Steve Furey and Monroe Martin.


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Friday 9 August

Free Meek

Genre
Documentary
Runtime
Five episode mini-series
IMDb
N/A

Amazon synopsis

The five-episode limited documentary series chronicles Meek Mill's fight for exoneration in his legal case while exposing the broader flaws of the US criminal justice system.

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Wednesday 7 August

Untold Australia Season 4 premiere

Genre
Documentary
Runtime
Four episodes
IMDb
N/A

SBS synopsis

Can six individuals with intellectual and learning disabilities learn to love, and be loved? What lies behind the hidden world of the funeral industry? Can family ties suffer in the battle between old and new values? Can one transgender woman's trailblazing mission change the face of a conservative country town?


Thursday 8 August

Deep State Season 2

Genre
Action, Drama
Runtime
45min episodes
IMDb
7.0

SBS synopsis

Three US Special Forces are killed in an ambush in Mali - supposedly there to help arm the Malians in their fight against terrorism. However, all is not as it seems.


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