What’s on the box? Well, you’re not short of blockbuster films and binge-worthy TV shows as the nights draw in, but if you’re going to stream anything, make it one of these…
Whether you have an evening to fill or an entire weekend, you’re in luck if you’re with Sky, Netflix or Amazon Prime, as autumn has brought you a slew of new joys to stream. From the most expensive TV series Netflix has ever created and a few long awaited TV reunions, to the latest series of your favourite flicks and new films to enjoy in the comfort of your home.
Film: The Intern
Charming widower, 70 year old Ben Whittaker (Robert De Niro) comes out of retirement to intern at an online fashion site owned by Jules Ostin (Anne Hathaway), and the pair soon become the best of friends. You’ll laugh, you may even have a tear in your eye and you’ll probably wonder just who is teaching who.
When? Available now on Sky.
TV: Black Mirror
From now on, you can only watch Charlie Brooker’s Emmy-winning Black Mirror series on Netflix, though it once lived on Channel 4. And while you can expect these 6 new episodes to explore how tech impacts our lives in an alternative future, the TV show will keep you on your toes with a different cast, setting and reality every episode. Doesn’t that make it all the more watchable?
When? Friday 21st October 2016, exclusive to Netflix.
TV: The Crown
Filling the Downtown Abbey shaped hole in your TV schedule, The Crown stars Matt Smith as Prince Phillip and Clare Foy as Elizabeth II, and follows our monarch from her wedding in 1947 right up to today. You get 10 hour-long episodes, showing how Elizabeth took the throne as a matter of duty not desire when empire was declining and Britain was recovering from war – no expense was spared to pull it off, it cost £100million to film.
When? 4th November 2016, Netflix.
If you enjoy watching humanity destroyed by a lethal virus in the near future, with frenzied mobs attacking our heroes as they try to rescue uninfected survivors trapped in a school in downtown Los Angeles, then Pandemic is the movie for you. It’s a thriller following New York doctor Lauren as she makes her way across the country on a mission to save lives and it’ll either have you on the edge of your seat or hiding behind your cushion for an hour and a half.
When? Thursday 22nd September 2016, Sky.
TV: The Grand Tour
It’s the moment that Petrolheads (with Amazon Prime) have been waiting for, as Clarkson, May and the Hamster are back in the driver’s seat where they belong, testing cars everywhere from Johannesburg to California. Since the famous ‘fracas’ ended Top Gear as we knew it, the trio created this, the first of three series of The Grand Tour, which you can soon stream as though no steak-related incident ever happened.
When? Autumn, exclusive to Amazon Prime.
TV: Luke Cage
He’s Marvel’s newest superhero, a tough, no nonsense chap reluctant to use his powers – though you won’t know what they are at first, because he takes a while to show them. But be patient, you’ll soon get flashbacks which explain how Luke Cage (Mike Colter) became the way he is, alongside thrilling fight scenes and fist-on-face action.
When? Friday 30th September 2016, Netflix.
When your parents sell your childhood home, what do you do? Well, if you’re sisters Maura (Amy Poehler) and Kate (Tina Fey), you’d give it a ruddy good send off. And that’s what they do in Sisters, throw one last house party and get up to classic sibling antics. Definitely a film for a movie night with your sisters, whether you’re related or not.
When? Sunday 9th October 2016, Sky.
TV: Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life
You don’t have to wait much longer to see Lorelai Gilmore and her daughter Rory’s sizzling relationship with Luke, as this new 4-part revival is set to land on your screens this November. Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life will feel more like a film than a TV show, so you’re in for a pleasant surprise.
When? 25th November 2016, exclusive to Netflix.
TV: Peaky Blinders
Watch fierce crime boss Tommy Shelby become head honcho of the notorious Peaky Blinders gang, who ran riot in Birmingham after the First World War in 1919. Unless you’ve kept up to date, you have 3 years of exploits and carnage to catch up on, which should certainly keep you busy this autumn.
When? Available now on Netflix.
American Horror Story
The TV show that won Lady Gaga a Golden Globe Award isn’t for the faint-hearted streamers among you. It’ll scare and creep you out with supernatural creatures like witches and aliens, while things like wind chimes made of human teeth send shivers down your spine. The theme for American Horror Story series 6 remains under wraps, adding to the suspense, but expect to see Sarah Paulson back on your screen for at least the 56th time.
When? Available now on Netflix.