What's on NOW TV Entertainment | September 2019
Check out our top picks from NOW TV's excellent Entertainment selection.
The Deuce season 3
The critically-acclaimed drama from the creator of The Wire will return for a final eight-episode season this September. Its set to jump way ahead from 1977 to the mid-1980s to a seedy but beautifully shot New York City that’s full of cocaine, violence and plenty of all-night parties.
This time, the focus will be on how the rise and wide availability of the VHS tape completely changed the adult film industry forever. Maggie Gyllenhaal continues to the highlight of the series as ambitious prostitute turned adult film director Candy/Eileen.
American Horror Story: 1984
Creator Ryan Murphy’s brand of brilliantly weird, creepy horror is perfectly suited to the classic 1980s slasher setting of a summer camp where a group of young, attractive aerobic instructors are prayed upon by knife-wielding killer Mr Jingles who’s escaped from a nearby mental asylum.
Interestingly, there’s a cast shake-up as series mainstay Sarah Paulson’s role will be a very small one while Evan Peters won’t appear at all. Emma Roberts, playing totally against her role in Coven as hilariously awful witch Madison, will instead star as the bookish final girl alongside regulars Cody Fern, Billie Lourd, Leslie Grossman and John Carol Lynch.
The Loudest Voice
This excellent new miniseries, which charts the rise of late US journalist Roger Alies (Russell Crowe) and his creation of the US’s hugely controversial, right-wing Fox News network, is a little like the haunting Chernobyl in that it’s horribly fascinating to watch.
Each episode explores a different significant year in Fox News’s life-cycle, from their sensationalist reaction to 9/11 to intense smear campaign against former President Barack Obama. Crowe is superb in a difficult lead role, one which doesn’t shy away from Alies’s sexual harassment of female employees.
The Reluctant Landlord season 2
Comedian Romesh Ranganathan stars in this semi-autobiographical sitcom about a cynical man who begrudgingly takes over running his late Dad’s pub. Where he was popular and well-liked amongst this quiet, rural community, Romesh attempts to do everything he can to avoid his responsibilities.
The humor is decidedly British, incredibly witty comments mixed with streaks of hilarious darkness. Writing duties for all six episodes were shared between Ranganathan, People Just Do Nothing’s Steve Stamp and English comedian Will Smith.
City on a Hill season 1
Set in 90s era Boston, City on a Hill is a gritty, fictionalized account of the city-wide clean up known as the “Boston Miracle” which successfully reduced gang and gun violence by more than half. While it doesn’t bring anything new to the table, it’s still a really solid entry in the genre with a gripping, ambitious storylines and stellar performances.
Complete with dodgy local accent, Kevin Bacon is clearly having a fantastic time with the awfulness of his anti-hero character, slimy, chain-smoking FBI agent Jackie Rohr. He’s well matched by the charismatic Aldis Hodge as determined District Attorney Decourcy Ward who’s forced to contend with the system’s ingrained racism.
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