Binge: What’s new in September
Foxtel’s new streaming service is quickly asserting itself as one of the best in Australia with a stellar line-up hitting our screens this month. From new favourites to all your juicy reality TV needs and iconic movies, September is shaping up to be a big one for Binge. Not sure where to start? We’ve got you covered.
It’s the show that launched the careers of Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer, and now you can relive all the bad haircuts and questionable ‘90s fashion.
Yep, Friends has officially migrated from Stan to Binge, bringing with it 10 seasons of classic quotes, will-they-or-won’t-they relationships and apartments that would surely be beyond any real 20-something New Yorker’s budget.
You can catch all 236 episodes on Binge from 17 September.
Horror fans, you’re going to love this one. Already billed as one of 2020’s best new shows, Lovecraft Country follows a young black man as he makes his way across segregated 1950s America in an attempt to track down his missing dad. Along the way, he encounters not only the horrors of social inequality, but some more traditional horrors too (think H.P. Lovecraft’s terrifying Chthulhu).
Sure, sci-fi might be a somewhat unusual genre to examine the US’ less-than-pristine past, but with the likes of J. J. Abrams and Jordan Peele executive producing, you know you’re in for something special.
New episodes arrive every Monday on Binge.
DC fans are in for a treat with season two of superhero series Doom Patrol hitting Binge on 2 September. Boasting big names such as Brendan Fraser, Alan Tudyk and even former Bond actor Timothy Dalton, Doom Patrol has one of the best ensemble casts around, not to mention a whole lotta heart and plenty of laughs.
But, don’t be fooled – these guys aren’t the Avengers. Sure, they’ve got superpowers, but they’re not exactly beloved by the public. They’re completely dysfunctional, fundamentally damaged, and all of them got their powers in pretty tragic ways – but that’s all part of their charm.
Love a good doco? Can’t resist a little bit of true crime? The Vow has your name written all over it. This nine-part documentary series, available right now on Binge, follows former members of the US self-improvement group (and alleged cult) known as NXIVM. NXIVM’s leader, Kieth Raniere, was arrested in 2018 and later convicted with sex trafficking, racketeering and a handful of other federal crimes.
Those who left the group give a harrowing first-person account of the rise and fall of NXIVM and the ongoing impact it’s had on their lives. Some are still attempting to rescue loved ones from the group’s grasp. It’s a little heavy at times, but completely unmissable viewing.
Everything arriving on Binge this month
- DC’s Stargirl – streaming now
- The Vow – streaming now
- Lovecraft Country – new episodes Mondays
- The Real Housewives of New York City – new episodes Fridays
- Burden of Truth season three – new episodes weekly
- Doom Patrol season two – streaming 2 September
- The Property Brothers: Forever Home – streaming 2 September
- The Nineties – streaming 10 September
- Friends – all seasons streaming 17 September
- Keeping Up with the Kardashians – streaming 18 September, new episodes Fridays