This week in streaming: Return of the Mindhunter

Posted: 12 August 2019 8:17 am
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Mindhunter Season 2

Time to sling webs and catch serial killers.

It's another stellar week for Aussie binge-watchers as Netflix, Foxtel and Amazon Prime Video bring plenty of big names to the small screen.

Starting with Netflix, we get another turn-of-the-millennium cartoon reboot to follow up last week's Rocko's Modern Life special. This time around it's that lovable would-be villain Invader Zim in the feature length animation Invader ZIM: Enter the Florpus. Hoping to finally conquer Earth, Zim kicks Phase 2 of his scheme into motion while his rival Dib Membrane plans to put an end to Zim once and for all.

On a more serious front, Netflix is kicking off the second season of the psychological thriller Mindhunter. The David Fincher series is moving into the early 1980s, focusing on the Atlanta child murders as detectives Holden Ford and Bill Tench attempt to peer into the psyche of the most depraved serial killers in America.

Foxtel lightens the mood slightly with the premiere of Succession season two. The HBO drama series continues to chronicle the off-kilter exploits of the Roy family, owners of one of the largest media empires in the world. The second season explores the consequences of the first season's cliff-hanger ending, so expect plenty of cunning and conspiring from the ruthless Roys.

The last big release this week comes to Amazon Prime Video. Everyone's favourite web-slinger faces a cross-reality threat in the animated film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Lauded for both its striking art style and compelling story, it's a must-watch for anyone interested in ol' Spidey.

There are too many new releases to break down every week, so take a look below for all our top picks.

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


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Friday 16 August

Better Than Us Season 1

Genre
Drama, Sci-Fi
Runtime
N/A
IMDb
6.9

Netflix synopsis

Set in Moscow in a not-so-distant future where human beings coexist with robots, a man finds himself entangled in the first murder committed by an experimental humanoid.


QB1: Beyond the Lights Season 3

Genre
Documentary
Runtime
35min episodes
IMDb
7.9

Netflix synopsis

Three football phenoms set for stardom – Spencer Rattler, Lance LeGendre and Nik Scalzo – navigate the ultimate season of their high school careers.


Mindhunter Season 2

Genre
Crime, Drama
Runtime
1hr episodes
IMDb
8.5

Netflix synopsis

The Behavioural Science Unit's killer instincts move from theory into action when the FBI joins in a high-profile hunt for a serial child murderer.


Invader ZIM: Enter the Florpus

Genre
Animated, Adventure
Runtime
1hr 11mins
IMDb
N/A

Netflix synopsis

When Zim suddenly reappears to begin Phase 2 of his evil alien plan to conquer Earth, his longtime nemesis Dib sets out to unmask him once and for all.


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Thursday 15 August

Tracey Ullman's Show Seasons 1 to 3

Genre
Comedy
Runtime
30min episodes
IMDb
7.1

IMDb synopsis

Tracey Ullman returns to British screens with this new sketch show, introducing us to a slew of new comic characters and impersonations of celebrities.


Friday 16 August

Sick of It Season 1

Genre
Comedy
Runtime
30min episodes
IMDb
7.4

IMDb synopsis

Sick of It is a scripted comedy series that sees Karl Pilkington take on two roles - himself, and the voice inside his head, as he muddles through the mundane life he may have led if he hadn't met Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant.


Degrassi: The Next Generation Season 10

Genre
Drama, Romance
Runtime
30min episodes
IMDb
7.3

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.


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Monday 12 August

Succession Season 2 premiere

Genre
Drama
Runtime
1hr episodes
IMDb
7.8

Foxtel synopsis

Set in New York, Succession explores themes of power, politics, money, and family. Logan Roy (Brian Cox), the tough, powerful, aging patriarch, is head of Waystar Royco, a family-controlled international media conglomerate.


Tuesday 13 August

The Titan Games Season 1 premiere

Genre
Reality TV
Runtime
1hr episodes
IMDb
7.2

IMDb synopsis

Dwayne Johnson presents and stars in "The Titan Games," a ground-breaking new athletic competition based on Dwayne's belief that within each and every one of us is the potential for greatness.


Wednesday 14 August

Gogglebox Australia Season 1 premiere

Genre
Reality TV
Runtime
N/A
IMDb
5.8

Lifestyle synopsis

This season, watch the couch critics meet new contestants on The Bachelor Australia, pick teams on Lifestyle's Love it or List it Australia and witness all forms of skill on Australia's Got Talent. They'll also be adventuring through Australian Survivor and giving their expert opinions on The Block.


Curfew Season 1

Genre
Action, Crime
Runtime
1hr episodes
IMDb
5.7

IMDb synopsis

A group of amateur drivers from all over the world compete in an illegal night-time street race.



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Tuesday 13 August

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Genre
Animated, Adventure
Runtime
1hr 57mins
IMDb
8.5

IMDb synopsis

Teen Miles Morales becomes the Spider-Man of his reality, crossing paths with five counterparts from other dimensions to stop a threat for all realities.


Friday 16 August

The Terror: Infamy

Genre
Adventure, Drama
Runtime
1hr episodes
IMDb
8.1

Rotten Tomatoes synopsis

Set during World War II, the haunting and suspenseful, second season of the horror-infused anthology, The Terror: Infamy, centers on a series of bizarre deaths that haunt a Japanese-American community, and a young man's journey to understand and combat the malevolent entity responsible.

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Monday 12 August

The Curse of Oak Island Season 2

Genre
Documentary, Reality TV
Runtime
1hr episodes
IMDb
7.0

SBS synopsis

Off the coast of Nova Scotia sits a small island that is a riddle wrapped in enigma. In the 1700s, people noticed strange lights there at night, and the person sent to investigate them disappeared. Eventually, a couple of kids who rowed out to the island found a strange indentation in the ground.


Thursday 15 August

Blood Season 1

Genre
Crime, Drama
Runtime
1hr episodes
IMDb
7.2

SBS synopsis

Returning to her family home in rural Ireland following her mother's death, Cathleen 'Cat' Hogan (Carolina Main) has always been the black sheep of the family. Now, this uncomfortable family reunion awakens sinister demons from the past and shines a suspicious light on the tragedy that has brought her home.


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