What's on NOW TV Entertainment | September 2018

By Charlotte Whyatt - Wed 12th Sep 2018 Features

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

Future Man NOW TV

Future Man season 1

Seth Rogan and Evan Goldberg’s Future Man is a big, dumb, violent and incredibly fun new sci-fi series that’s packed with clever geeky movie references and the kind of hilarious gross-out humour you’d expect from the minds behind Sausage Party.

When slacker Josh (Josh Hutcherson) completes the final level of Biotic Wars, he discovers that it’s actually a recruitment tool used to find someone who’s capable of saving the world when two of its characters, Tiger (Eliza Couple) and Wolf (Derek Wilson), appear in front of him.

Although the writing is admittedly a little uneven at times, the hugely talented cast are more than capable of making up for it, sharing a fantastically warm chemistry and clearly having ball throwing themselves gamely into their cartoonish roles.    

Kidding season 1

Jim Carrey’s first TV role since 2012 sees him reunite with director Michel Gondry, who facilitated one of the best performances of his career in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, for this tragic, poignant and often darkly funny series

Jim Piccirillo (Carrey), host of the beloved children’s TV series Mr Pickles Puppet Time, slowly starts to unravel after the tragic death of his teenage son Phil (Cole Allen) in a car accident as he’s forced to try and keep up the gentle, upbeat attitude that’s defined his career.

While Judy Greer and Catherine Keener lend great support as Piccirillo’s ex-wife and sister respectively, Carrey is a tour de force in the lead role, commanding all of the attention with a magnetic and intense performance that’s brimming with the kind of manic energy he’s famous for. 

The Deuce season 2

The Wire creator David Simon proved he was able to strike gold twice with the fantastic first season of his exploration of the sex industry in 1970s New York and thankfully, the second continues on in that same high-quality vein as a brilliantly compelling, well-acted character driven drama. 

Jumping forward six years to 1977, much of the action is now centered around former prostitute Candy/Eileen (a standout Maggie Gyllenhaal) who’s now an established director of pornography and has plenty of ideas about how to push the medium forward. 

Beautifully glossy cinematography is another definite highlight of The Deuce with Pepe Avila del Pino and his team really able to bring the seedy, neon-drenched world of the buzzing Times Square to life.

American Horror Story: Apocalypse

Revealed to be the long-awaited crossover between the first (and arguably the best) outing Murder House and the third Coven back in June, Apocalypse is sure to be packed full of creator Ryan Murphy’s usual endlessly entertaining mix of gore, an unsettlingly creepy atmosphere and fantastically intense performances.

It’s not yet clear how everybody will come together, but the trailer depicts some survivors of a nuclear attack descend on a large bunker run by the sinister Venable (Sarah Paulson) that’s also sheltering some of Coven’s witches and Murder House’s now-adult antichrist Michael Langdon (Cody Fern).

Set to join AHS mainstay Paulson is a staggeringly huge amount of talent including fan favourite Jessica Lange, Evan Peters, Kathy Bates, Frances Conroy, Emma Roberts, Lily Rabe, Taissa Farmiga, Dylan McDermott and Connie Britton.

A Discovery of Witches

This brand-new original series from Sky One is an adaptation of American author Deborah Harkness’s debut novel of the same name, which received quite a bit of praise when it was originally released back in 2011.

Historian Diana Bishop (Teresa Palmer) is keen to lead an ordinary life and ignore the fact she’s a witch, but that all changes when she finds an enchanted manuscript in an Oxford library and is forced to team-up with charming vampire Matthew (Matthew Goode) to unravel its secrets.

Fans of supernatural romances will find a lot to love here as the excellent cast, which also includes Doctor Who’s Alex Kingston and Game of Thrones’s Owen Teale, along with a more sophisticated, intelligent tone ensures it’ll be leagues ahead of the limp genre fare which trickled out after Twilight

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 different 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