What's on NOW TV Entertainment | August 2019
Check out our top picks from NOW TV's excellent Entertainment selection.
Euphoria season 1
HBO’s new teen drama Euphoria is much more nihilistic than Skins and the other kinds of shows it’s been compared to with its hauntingly beautiful cinematography and frank exploration of issues like drug addiction, leaking nude photos and toxic masculinity.
Former Disney star Zendaya is fantastic as drug-addicted high-schooler Rue and her new friendship with transgender Jules (an equally excellent Hunter Schafer) is very sweet. Another highlight is football star Nate (Jacob Elordi) whose violent behavior masks insecurities about his sexuality.
Succession season 2
Former Peep Show writer Jesse Armstrong’s razor-sharp black comedy about an ultra-rich American family battling for control of their father Logan’s (Brian Cox) huge media empire is just as brilliant, clever and incredibly funny in its second season.
Unlike similar shows, you’re invited to feel only the briefest amount of sympathy for the Roy's. There’s a lot of joy to be had in watching even more hilariously awful backstabbing and power plays as they continue to try and mercilessly destroy each other.
The Affair season 5
This glossy series begins its final 11-episode run this month, bringing with it the hugely enjoyable mix of compelling drama and intense moody atmosphere. Its usual intertwining dual-narrative, one set in the present day and the other now set many years in the future, also adds plenty of intriguing tension.
Noah (Dominic West) moves back to L.A to look after his children as ex-wife Helen (Maura Tierney) embarks on an affair with famous film star Sasha (Claes Bang). Meanwhile, Alison’s (Ruth Wilson) now-adult daughter Joanie (Anna Paquin) returns to Montauk to discover the truth of what really happened to her mum decades ago.
FBI season 1
FBI is pretty much everything you’d expect a new US crime procedural from Dick Wolf, the famed creator of Law and Order, to be. A slick-looking, snappily written series that’s helmed by two charismatic leads (Missy Peregrym and Zeeko Zaki) with plenty of shootouts, explosions and car-chases.
It’s a little more grounded than some of the more outlandish, soapy plots that are often featured in these kinds of shows following special agents Maggie (Peregrym) and Omar (Zaki) as they tackle everything from gang violence to murder, white supremacists and terrorism.
Brassic season 1
Comedy-drama Brassic, which is cockney rhyming slang for skint or broke, is a six-part Sky original from This is England’s Joe Gilgun and BAFTA-award winning TV writer Danny Brocklehurst that’s due to arrive on NOW TV in its entirety at the end of the month.
Gilgun plays Vinnie a working-class man from Lancashire who’s struggling with bi-polar disorder and spends practically everyday with childhood best-friend Dylan (Damien Molony). When the latter’s girlfriend Erin (Michelle Keegan) suggests they move away to start a better life, he’s faced with an impossible decision.
What is NOW TV?
NOW TV is a streaming service that allows you to watch a huge range of both live TV and on-demand content. There's four different passes for you to choose from, either the Entertainment, Sky Cinema, Kids or Sky Sports, each of which will allow you to watch a specific type of content.
How much is NOW TV?
The Entertainment Pass is £6.99 a month and will allow you to enjoy over 250 different box sets and 11 live TV channels including Sky Atlantic, while the Kids Pass is just £2.99 a month and provides you with access to great kid channels like Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network.
The Sky Cinema package is £9.99 a month and provides you with access to over 1,000 brilliant films on-demand.
The Sky Sports pass works a little differently, having three payment options to choose from. You can either go for the Day pass at £6.99 which will allow you to enjoy the best Sky Sports action for 24 hours, the Week Pass at £10.99 or the Month Pass for payment of £33.99.
How do I watch NOW TV?
Now TV is available through a NOW TV set top box or the NOW TV app which can be downloaded for free onto games consoles, tablets, smartphones (both iOS and Android) and standard desktop computers or laptops.
There's two NOW TV boxes to choose from, the NOW TV box or the NOW TV Smart Box. The NOW TV box starts from £14.99 and obviously depending on which pass you purchase will offer you access to all kinds of entertainment, the ability to watch catch-up services like BBC iPlayer and to download different apps.
The NOW TV Smart Box allows you to do all of this and more by granting you access to over 60 Freeview and 15 HD channels as well as the ability to pause and rewind live TV