Best Shows On Sky & NOW To Watch Next
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Best Shows On Sky & NOW To Watch Next

From rom-coms to gory dramas

Sky and NOW are home to thousands of TV shows and films – so it can be hard to know where to start. From smash hit series from across the Atlantic to original content, here are the best shows on Sky and NOW to tune into next.

Best Shows On Sky & NOW

Julianne Moore and Nicholas Galitzine as Mary and George

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Mary & George

The hottest new show on everyone’s lips is Mary & George, a star-studded period drama charting the real-life love affair between King James VI of Scotland (Tony Curran) and George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham (Nicholas Galitzine). With the help of his mother, the ruthless Mary Villiers, played by Hollywood legend Julianne Moore, George plots to climb the courtly ranks.

Presenter Stephen Mangan is back with a brand-new series of Landscape Artist of the Year, travelling around the country on the hunt for the nation’s best landscape artist. This year 2000 artists applied and just 48 were selected to take part in six heats. The stunning locations for this year’s competition range from dramatic castles and picturesque harbours to busy urban cityscapes. The artists are working under the watchful eye of judges Kathleen Soriano, Kate Bryan and Tai Shan Schierenberg.

Landscape Artist of the Year

This annual art competition trawls the UK for the best landscape artists, awarding the best painter with a prestigious £10,000 commission  from a major British institution. Each year, aspiring artists battle it out across several rounds, painting beautiful locations up and down the country all with the aim of being crowned the winner and securing the prize. Perfect for art and travel fans alike.

Here’s What Kate Bryan Considers When Judging Landscape Artist Of The Year

(L-R) Aubrey Plaza, Will Sharpe, Theo James and Meghann Fahey in The White Lotus, courtesy of Warner Media.

The White Lotus

If you haven’t watched The White Lotus yet, where have you been? Mike White’s star-studded drama – now two seasons in with a third on its way – has garnered a cult following, with fans thrilled by the twisty plots, ludicrously rich characters and stunning settings. Each series follows the guests and employees at a fictional, exclusive holiday resort, with their stays being disrupted by new truths and a mysterious murder.

The White Lotus Season 3: Where Are They Filming?

Succession

Succession

This critically acclaimed TV series had audiences captivated throughout its five-year and four  season run. Set in the high-stakes corporate world, Succession follows the lives of the Roy family  who are the owners of Waystar Royco – one of the world’s largest media and entertainment conglomerates. The series centres around the power struggle within the family as patriarch Logan Roy battles with declining health and considers who his successor should be. Over four seasons, his four adult children follow a personal agenda to seek control of his company with the power struggles intensifying and alliances being created and broken.

Jonnny Flynn as Seamus & Roisin Gallagher as Janet in The Lovers. © Sky UK Ltd

The Lovers

Foul mouthed rom coms don’t get better than this. Set in Belfast, supermarket worker Janet (Roisin Gallagher) meets uptight political broadcaster Seamus (Johnny Flynn) and, though the pair could not be more opposite, they find themselves puzzlingly drawn to one another. A story of two divided people with very different backgrounds, this is the perfect watch if you’re after something easy going.

Pedro Pascal as Joel and Bella Ramsey as Ellie

(L-R) Pedro Pascal as Joel and Bella Ramsey as Ellie in ‘Kin’ (season 1, episode 6), The Last of Us.

The Last Of Us

A zombie drama and video game adaptation, The Last Of Us took us all by surprise last year. While slightly gory, it’s mostly a high-octane yet emotional thriller delving into close relationships and poetically exploring what humanity is like on the edge of disaster.

Game of Thrones

Game Of Thrones

OK, OK, maybe it didn’t end quite like we were all hoping, but Game of Thrones is still definitely worth the watch (or rewatch) if you haven’t indulged. Set in a mythical society called Westeros, we watch as nine noble families grapple for the throne, while an unprecedented threat stirs beyond the bordering walls.

house of the dragon

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House of the Dragon

Set 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones, House of the Dragon focuses on one of the main families in Game of Thrones: the Targaryen family. We track their rise and fall, with a star-studded cast guiding us through the mysterious land.

Bad Host: Hunting the Couchsurfing Predator

Bad Host: Hunting the Couchsurfing Predator

Based on the hit podcast Verified, this three-part documentary series explores how a group of remarkable young women were all victims of a predator who lured them to stay with him by using a website where travellers can find trustworthy hosts to put them up in their homes for free. By tracing each other through the internet, these young women united and spent six years battling to bring the perpetrator to justice, and this documentary traces their compelling story, highlighting the bravery these women displayed whie shedding light on the dark side of the sharing economy.

Tahirah Sharif and Jack Rowan in A Town Called Malice

Tahirah Sharif and Jack Rowan in A Town Called Malice

A Town Called Malice

If you’re after a bit of 80s nostalgia, this Sky Original series will scratch the itch. Set in the 1980s, A Town Called Malice follows the Lord family as they emigrate to the Costa del Sol to try and reinvent themselves and re-capture their former gangland glory. A musical love letter to the 80s, this is an intoxicating cocktail of crime thriller and family saga – full of romance, obsession, violence, deceit and swagger.

Interview: Tahirah Sharif On Starring In A Town Called Malice

David Holmes and Daniel Radcliffe in The Boy Who Lived

David Holmes: The Boy Who Lived

This touching documentary film tells the inspirational story of David Holmes, Daniel Radcliffe’s stunt double from the Potter movies, whose tragic accident on set left him paralysed with a debilitating  spinal injury. The pair formed an inextricable bond over the next ten years and throughout the subsequent movies and – featuring personal footage, interviews with David and Daniel, and behind-the-scenes of the stunt work on Harry Potter – The Boy Who Lived explores David’s journey and their friendship while showcasing his extraordinary resilience.

Sex & the City Series 1

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Sex and the City

Every episode of Sex and the City is available to watch on Sky and NOW, right from the first season up to the sixth and final. A cult favourite, this iconic series follows the lives of four friends – Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda – as they traverse through their 30s whilst living in New York City. Despite being very different people, the foursome share an inexplicable bond and friendship supporting each other through the highs and lows of being a woman in the nineties and noughties.

The Max Original AND JUST LIKE THAT…, the new chapter of the groundbreaking HBO series “Sex and the City,” from executive producer Michael Patrick King, follows “Carrie” (Sarah Jessica Parker), “Miranda” (Cynthia Nixon) and “Charlotte” (Kristin Davis) as they navigate the journey from the complicated reality of life and friendship in their 30s to the even more complicated reality of life and friendship in their 50s.

And Just Like That…

Finished Sex and the City? Time to watch the reboot, And Just Like That…, which is also available on Sky and NOW. Eleven years on from the events of sequel film Sex and the City 2, And Just Like That… revisits NYC and Carrie, channelling the energy of the original series – but, instead of their 30s and the nineties, these women are exploring their 50s and the rocky terrain of the modern day.

I Hate Suzie

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I Hate Suzie

Created by Lucy Prebble and Billie Piper, this dark comedy drama follows the life of fictional  actress Suzie Pickles – played by Piper – whose life begins to unravel when her phone is hacked and compromising photos are leaked to the media. Each episode is titled after the stages Suzie goes through – from shock, denial, fear to guilt, anger and acceptance. Loved it? There’s also a three-episode sequel to watch: I Hate Suzie Too.

Fashion Reimagined

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Fashion Reimagined

This thought-provoking documentary follows Amy Powney, a daughter of environmental activists, through her trajectory from outsider to fashion pioneer as she sets out to create a fashion collection that is both ethical and sustainable. It provides insight into the challenges that come with creating sustainable fashion and the careful decisions that need to be made at every step of the supply chain.

Binge watch The Undoing during Twixmas

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The Undoing

Based on the book You Should Have Known by Jean Hanff Korelitz, this Emmy and Golden Globes nominated psychological drama stars Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant and follows Grace, a successful therapist whose perfect life is turned upside down overnight. A violent death, a missing husband and a chain of terrible revelations, this is a whodunnit with a twist.

The Five

The Five

Famed author Harlan Coben has enjoyed huge TV success, most recently with Fool Me Once on Netflix. But, if you’re looking for more, try The Five, an original series created for Sky by Coben. Just like his novels, this is a mystery thriller and follows four childhood friends who are forced to revisit a tragedy from their past.

Karen Paullada as Nadine, Julian Lewis Jones as Karl and Ruth Jones as Stella Morris

Karen Paullada as Nadine, Julian Lewis Jones as Karl and Ruth Jones as Stella Morris
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Stella

Enjoyed Gavin & Stacey? Then you’ll want to add Stella to your list. Created by Ruth Jones – co-creator of Gavin and Stacey – and David Peet, we follow the ups and downs of Stella, a struggling mum of three living in Pontyberry. With six series to its name, it’s a warm and wholesome comedy, perfect for a cosy evening at home.

WATCH

Watch all of these (and many, many more) on Sky or via streaming service NOW.