Hailing from Australia, whilst our options to entertainment have exploded in recent years, there are still holes to fill when it comes to what our friends in the Northern Hemisphere have access to. Without a subscription to traditional pay TV, watching hotly-anticipated television such as Big Little Lies, Game of Thrones or Batwoman is difficult, if not, impossible. In welcomed news this week however, Foxtel has answered our binge-watching prayers, with new Australian streaming service, Binge.
After a browse on the new platform, it follows the same format of our familiar friend, Netflix, however its content is different and fills the holes of what can’t be found elsewhere – at least its television offerings. Having just launched on May 25, it boasts series from HBO, BBC,FX, NBC Universal, ViacomCBS, Warner Bros, Discovery, Sony Pictures Television, Warner Media, Fremantle, Studio Canal, ITV, Paramount and more. Think Westworld, Watchmen, The Walking Dead, Mr. Robot and Baller. When it comes to film, a collection of Quentin Tarantino’s films are on Binge along with the Jason Bourne franchise.
We’ve rounded up our favourite television shows to get you started and trust us when we say adding this service to your repertoire of viewing is definitely worth the extra cost. Starting at $10 AUD a month, Binge promises over 10,000 hours of content.
Starring Mahershala Ali, True Detective follows police detectives as they chase criminals, albeit with unconventional methods.
Barry, who kills to earn a living, discovers the joy of acting while he is looking for his target. Starring Bill Hader, it’s strangely comedic with a dark twist.
Having dropped just last year, Euphoria is a controversial and gritty representation of a group of high school students navigating a coming of age story.
Hailing from DC Comics, Watchmen chronicles Angela’s mysterious past when she was back in Vietnam and is revealed at long last, uncovering hidden truths.
BIG LITTLE LIES
Now the spotlight of numerous awards including a Golden Globe, Big Little Lies featuring Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman and Shailene Woodley is the story of three mothers whose lives begin to unravel following a murder.
Perhaps Rami Malek’s first major claim to fame arrived with his lead appearance in Mr. Robot. The series follows a young computer technician who is introduced to a notorious hacker, and in turn a major corporation is threatened by cyber-terrorism.
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Drawn from the trilogy of fantasy novels by Philip Pullman, the television adaption of the same name follows Lyra, a young orphan from an alternate world who stays with the scholars in a college in Oxford. During a quest to find her missing friend, she discovers a secret that involves several kidnappings.
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