What's on NOW TV Entertainment | June 2020

Check out our top picks from NOW TV's excellent Entertainment selection.

Betty season 1

Director Crystal Moselle has expanded the world of her acclaimed debut Skate Kitchen into this new six-part series which follows the same effortlessly cool all-female skate crew, Kirt (Nina Moran), Janay (Dede Lovelace), Honeybear (Kabrina Adams), Indigo (Ajani Russell) and Camille (Rachelle Vinberg), in New York City.

The majority of the main cast aren’t professional actors which, when combined with the lovely cinematography and their fantastic chemistry, gives everything a hazy, relaxed atmosphere like you’re really just hanging around with a group of friends over the summer

Succession seasons 1 and 2

Yet another show about obscenely rich people trying to outplay each other shouldn’t be this enjoyable but Succession, which was created by Peep Show’s Jesse Armstrong, is a sharp, darkly funny drama with equal amounts of cringeworthy moments and genuine tragedy.

It helps that performances are excellent too. Brian Cox is monstrously brilliant as aging media magnate Logan Roy who must choose a successor from his four spoilt, selfish adult children, Connor (Alan Ruck), Kendall (Jeremy Strong) Roman (Kieran Culkin) and Shiv (Sarah Snook).

Perry Mason season 1

Billed as a dark and gritty reboot of the classic 60s show, The Americans Matthew Rhys stars as a significantly more grizzled, haunted version of the character who is assigned to investigate the high-profile kidnapping and accidental murder of a toddler whilst working as a PI.

A series described as dark and gritty is nothing new in the genre but the trailers give off an intriguing noir vibe with the glossy setting of 1940s L.A. Its cast looks really promising too with the Emmy award-winning Rhys joined by John Lithgow, Shea Whigham and Orphan Black’s Tatiana Maslany.  

Hillary

The new Sky Documentaries channel launched at the end of last month offering customers plenty of interesting titles like McMillions, the story of how a security guard defrauded the McDonald’s monopoly game, and this fascinating, insightful look at politician Hillary Clinton.

Director Nanette Burstein explores Clinton’s life, complex public image and long career from ardent 1960s feminist at Harvard University to determined lawyer, First Lady in the 1990s and that incredibly close 2016 presidential campaign against Donald Trump.

How to Get Away with Murder season 6

The final season of the glossy, enjoyably melodramatic legal drama from the creator of Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal hits NOW TV this month for a final outing with lawyer Annalise Keating (an excellent Viola Davis) and her prized selection of former students turned employees.

All the usual is to be found here including foreboding flashforwards, in particular one of Keating’s funeral, and plenty of over-the-top twists as she continues to struggle with her sobriety whilst attempting to solve the mysterious disappearance of Laurel (Karla Souza).  

 

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

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