Binge: What’s new in November
This month, Binge is bringing us a variety of goodies, from comedy flicks and fantasy series to chilling docos and the new HBO thriller starring The Big Bang Theory’s Kaley Cuoco, The Flight Attendant. Let’s jump in.
Based on the 2018 film Skate Kitchen and starring most of the same cast, Betty follows a group of teenage girls trying to break into New York’s highly competitive (and very male-dominated) skateboarding scene.
Part comedy and part drama, Betty is the kind of show that’ll make you feel like you’re best mates with everyone in it. It’s beautifully shot, incredibly authentic and one of the best shows to come out this year. You can catch season one from 6 November on Binge.
A hit with both critics and audiences alike when it landed in cinemas in 2017, Girls Trip is bringing two hours of side-splitting laughs and raunchiness to Binge on 13 November.
Starring Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah, Tiffany Haddish and Regina Hall, Girls Trip follows four former college buddies who head to New Orleans’ iconic Essence Music Festival for a weekend of debauchery. It’s worth watching for the electric chemistry between the four leads alone.
His Dark Materials, season two
Season two of the BBC adaptation of Phillip Pullman’s popular His Dark Materials trilogy is hitting binge on 17 November.
Based on the second novel in the fantasy series (The Subtle Knife), the season two follows young protagonist Lyra and her new companion Will in a parallel universe-hopping adventure starring the likes of James McAvoy and Lin Manuel Miranda. Haven’t caught up? Season one is also streaming on Binge now.
Transhood is a coming-of-age story like no other. Filmed over five years, this HBO documentary follows the lives of four transgender children (ranging in age from 4 to 15) growing up in the notoriously conservative Kansas City area.
Both heartwarming and heart-wrenching, Transhood explores what it’s like to deal with rejection and pressure from all sides, simply for being who you are. You can catch it on 18 November on Binge.
Atlanta’s Missing and Murdered: The Lost Children
The Atlanta Child Murders shook the US (and the world) between 1979 and 1981, during which time upwards of 28 African American children, teenagers and adults were abducted and murdered. Though one killer has been tried and convicted of two of the adult murders, he has never been charged for the others, and the case was closed. However, in March 2019, police reopened the case in the hope that modern technology could lead to a breakthrough.
Atlanta’s Missing and Murdered is a must-watch for any true-crime buff. The five-part series drops on 23 November on Binge.
The Flight Attendant
In quite a departure from her last big role as Penny in the long-running sitcom The Big Bang Theory, Kaley Cuoco stars in the HBO thriller The Flight Attendant as a, you guessed it, flight attendant.
When Cassie (Cuoco) wakes up in Bangkok on a layover next to a dead body and no memory of the night’s events, she begins to wonder if she’s the killer. The first three eps of this compulsively watchable miniseries land on Binge on 26 November.