What's on NOW TV Entertainment | June 2019
Check out our top picks from NOW TV's excellent Entertainment selection.
Big Little Lies season 2
Some were unsure about Big Little Lies returning for a second outing, but thankfully it's every bit as addictive as before. These eight episodes, all directed by American Honey’s Andrea Arnold, perfectly balance sensitively explore the lasting trauma inflicted by the events of last season with enjoyably soapy drama and sharp humor.
The cinematography is absolutely stunning, with long sweeping shots of the gorgeous California scenery and Instagram-worthy house interiors. Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon and the rest of the A-list cast are predictably fantastic, particularly its newest addition Meryl Streep as a suspicious mother-in-law.
Blacklist season 6
The slick and tensely plotted spy thriller returns for a sixth season this month to hopefully provide some kind of resolution to that huge season five cliffhanger. Undoubtedly, it’ll also introduce plenty more intriguing mystery into its enjoyably convoluted narrative to keep its audience hooked.
While Megan Boone is a likeable lead in FBI profiler Liz Keene, the show’s main strength is, as always, James Spader as criminal mastermind Raymond Reddington. His charming, larger-than-life performance is completely captivating and ensures that the show is always kept watchable even during the script’s weaker moments.
S.W.A.T season 2
S.W.A.T, a glossy remake of the 1975 TV series of the same name, continues to be an excellent form of escapism throughout its second season. It hits pretty much every single cliché of the American police procedural but boasts enough explosive action sequences and likeable characters to keep fans of the genre happy.
It’s occasionally dabbles with exploring serious issues like police brutality and racism with varying levels of success. Former Criminal Minds star Shemar Moore is irresistibly charming as the tough S.W.A.T leader with a heart of gold and he’s got electric chemistry with the rest of the cast like Stephanie Sigman and Alex Russell.
Gomorrah season 4
This acclaimed Italian crime series was an even bigger hit than the beloved Game of Thrones in its home country and it’s not difficult to see why. It’s gripping mix of violence, power, gritty realism and complex characters make it like a cross between The Wire and The Sopranos.
Picking up after last season’s incredibly shocking end, it’s now up to the young but undeniably ruthless mobster Genny (Salvatore Esposito) to lead the deadly Savastano crime syndicate. Elsewhere, Patrizia (Christiana Dell’Anna) is determined to grow her power amongst the city’s many warring gangs.
Blood Drive season 1
Sadly cancelled after just one series on SyFy, this gleefully violent, campy grindhouse series is set in a dystopian L.A where all vehicles run on human blood. Idealistic police officer Arthur (Alan Ritchson) is forced to pair up with femme fatale Grace (Christina Ochoa) in frenzied motor-race across L.A to a bid to win $10,000.
Fans of weird, enjoyably over-the-top films like Planet Terror, Machete and Hobo with a Shotgun should definitely give it a chance. Every member of the cast is clearly having a blast with their cartoonish roles and the darkly funny script is surprisingly self-aware.
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