What's on NOW TV Entertainment | November 2020
Check out our top picks from NOW TV's excellent Entertainment selection.
Black Monday season 2
Black Monday has received mostly mixed reviews from critics but this 80s-set comedy is a hugely entertaining if not particularly original series. It’s got a real chaotic, vibrant energy and plenty of zany humour bordering on parody as the characters shuttle from one crazy scheme to the next.
Don Cheadle’s ruthless stock trader Mo is now a wanted man, having been framed for a murder he didn’t commit, lying low in a Miami motel and plotting revenge on Blair (Andrew Rannells) and Dawn (an excellent Regina Hall) who partnered up to overthrow him from his own firm last season.
The Good Lord Bird
This smart, darkly funny Western was co-created by Ethan Hawke who also stars as the brilliantly unhinged historical figure John Brown. A wild fire and brimstone preacher turned fierce abolitionist, Brown masterminded and led an unsuccessful slave revolt back in 1859.
The standouts alongside Hawke are Hamilton’s Daveed Diggs who’s in favour of abolishing slavery through more peaceful means and a young freed slave nicknamed Onion (Joshua Caleb Johnson). It’s from Onion’s perspective that we actually see the action unfold, a unique choice that allows the series to make some insightful comments on race.
For Life season 1
This intriguing legal procedural, which is loosely based on the extraordinary life of Isaac Wright Jr., follows Aaron (Nicholas Pinnock) who qualifies as a lawyer whilst serving a life sentence for a crime he didn’t commit in order to help exonerate other inmates.
A powerful performance from Pinnock and a really solid script, which manages to keep everything feeling fresh by exploring cases not often seen in this kind of show, helps to elevate For Life up into an addictive absorbing drama.
The Vow season 1
True crime fans rejoice, another gripping docu-series is set to hit NOW TV this month which explores the NXIVM (pronounced nex-ee-um) cult. It first hit the headlines in early 2018 when its founder Keith Raniere and his associate former Smallville actress Allison Mack were arrested on sex trafficking charges.
As to be expected, the story is a completely intense, shocking one as Raniere hid his horrible actions through a front of a self-help development company. Directors Jehane Noujaim and Karim Amer ensure that it’s all told in an empathetic way however using the brave testimony of survivors.
Trackers season 1
Based on Deon Meyer’s 2011 novel of the same name, this slick South African thriller follows multiple plotlines across Cape Town’s seedy underworld including an intelligence agency’s attempts to foil a terrorist attack, wildlife smuggling and stolen diamonds.
While this is a lot to cram into six episodes, it admittedly can be a little confusing to begin with but stick with it, it means that there’s plenty of exciting, fast-paced action to enjoy and everything shuttles along at an enjoyably fast pace so you’re never bored.
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 £8.99 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 £3.99 a month and provides you with access to great kid channels like Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network.
The Sky Cinema Pass is £11.99 a month and provides you with access to over 1,000 brilliant films on-demand. For £3.99 a month, the Hayu Pass allows you to stream over 5000 episodes of the best US reality shows including Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
The Sky Sports Pass works a little differently, having three payment options to choose from. You can either go for the Day Pass at £9.99 which will allow you to enjoy the best Sky Sports action for 24 hours, the Week Pass at £14.99, the Month Pass for payment of £33.99.
There's also the Mobile Month Pass for £5.99 which gives you the ability to stream five Sky Sports channels on-the-go straight to your smartphone.
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