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The Best TV Shows And Movies To Stream On Paramount+ Australia This August 2023

By Jessica Best
26th Jul 2023

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Oh yes, if you're looking for the best shows on Paramount+ Australia, you've come to the right place.

Paramount+ plays host to blockbuster shows, old faves, binge-worthy drama series, reality TV and live sport. And best of all it’s got an epic selection of homegrown entertainment too. Take it from us, it was pretty hard to reduce the best shows on Paramount+ Australia down to this list.

To help get your viewing session started, we’ve picked out the best shows on Paramount+ Australia to watch.

The Best TV Shows And Movies On Paramount+

There's Something Wrong With The Children

Horror as a genre (almost) always slaps so if you're keen to get around some lock-your-doors kind of movie mania, you need to hit play on There's Something Wrong With The Children. Naturally, there's creepy children, chilling music, a red coat and of course, the age-old scary 'woodlands' trope. Watch it from August 1.

Yellowjackets

The Emmy-nominated series Yellowjackets is back for season two and when we tell you that your body is not ready for the drama, we’re 100 per cent serious. If you missed the initial hype (shame on you), this equal parts survival epic and psychological horror details the saga of a team of talented high school soccer players who, by some crazy chance, survive a plane crash deep in the remote northern wilderness. We also love the show because it not only chronicles the girls’ descent from athletes to savage clan but it jumps from past to present as the girls try to piece their memories together some 25 years later.

In terms of what season two brings, winter falls on the wilderness, pushing the girls to absolute breaking point as they delve into cannibalism. The big question though is, who are they eating? Watch it from March 24.

Grease: Rise Of The Pink Ladies

Take a trip back to Rydell High with this very overdue Grease prequel. The musical series takes place four years before the original Grease; in 1954 before rock ‘n’ roll ruled, before the T-Birds were obviously the coolest in the school. Four fed-up, outcasts dare to have fun on their own terms, sparking a moral panic that will change Rydell High forever. Watch it from April 7.

The Offer

The Offer is based on the never-before-seen experiences of Oscar and Global Globe-winning producer Albert S. Ruddy. The series follows Rudd’s journey in bringing Mario Puzo’s epic crime novel The Godfather, to the big screen. The show stars Miles Teller, Matthew Goodes, Juno Temple and Giovanni Ribisi. Watch it here.

 

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds

Halfway through their five-year mission to boldly go where no one else has gone before, the crew of the USS Enterprise is forced to abandon ship and battle for survival on an unknown planet. Watch it here.

Last King of the Cross

Starring Home and Away's Lincoln Younes and inspired by the autobiography of nightclub owner John Ibrahim, Last King of the Cross will give viewers a thrill watching debauchery unfold in the familiar setting of Sydney's most infamous party scene. Watch it here.

Halo

We don’t care if you’re into the video game that is Halo or not—you need to watch this series. It is absolute fire. This show follows Master Chief, a cybernetically enhanced super-soldier who defends humanity from the alien Covenant in the 26th Century. It's action-packed, set in a dystopian future and contains some damn incredible visuals.  Watch it here.

Two Weeks To Live

Two Weeks To Live is a darkly comic tale of love and revenge born from a harmless prank that goes terribly wrong. Game Of Thrones’ Maisie Williams plays Kim, an early 20-something oddball who, since the murder of her father, has lived off-grid in the wilderness with her doomsday-prepping mother Tina (Fleabag’s Sian Clifford). Feeling compelled to go on a belated coming-of-age adventure, Kim sets out to find her dad’s killer. Things get complicated when she meets brothers Nicky and Jay, and the trio set in motion a chaotic series of events that puts all their lives in danger. Watch it here.

Why Women Kill

From the creator of Desperate Housewives comes one of the best TV shows on Paramount+. Set in 1949, the latest season of Why Women Kill explores what it means to be beautiful, the hidden truth behind the facades people present to the world and the lengths one woman will go to in order to finally belong. The show centres around Alma, a zaftig frump, who sets her sights on joining an exclusive garden club for well-heeled ladies in suburban, post war America. It’s here where she meets Rita (Lana Parilla), who runs the garden club with an iron fist and indulges in some sinister extracurricular activities. Watch it here.

School Spirits 

Fans of supernatural teen dramas are in for a treat. School Spirits follows Maddie (Peyton List), a student stuck in high school purgatory who falls down a rabbit hole trying to solve her own disappearance. Watch it here. 

Five Bedrooms

This Aussie drama is absolutely one of the best shows on Paramount+. If you’re new to the series, it follows the lives of five strangers who, when finding themselves all seated at the dreaded “singles table” at a wedding, decide to buy a house together and become roommates. There’s the fallen socialite Liz (Kat Stewart), the romantic tragic Ainsley (Katie Robertson), the laconic tradie Ben (Stephen Peacocke), middle-aged mother Heather (Doris Younane) and dutiful gay doctor Harry (Roy Joseph). In season two there’s romance, drama, a DIY renovation, two pregnancies and an ex-husband.

1923

Hollywood heavyweights Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren are front and centre in the latest addition to the Yellowstone universe. 1923 continues to explore the trials and tribulations of the Dutton family as they navigate early-20th century life during Prohibition and the Great Depression. Watch it here.

Weird: The Al Yankovic Story

You can tell Daniel Radcliffe had the time of his life playing the too-bonkers-to-believe Weird Al Yankovic in this satirical biopic. Weird: The Al Yankovic Story is a parody within a parody which is fitting given the source material. Watch it here.

The Flatshare

The premise of The Flatshare will hit a little too close to home for those of us battling it out for a place to rent. Two strangers agree to share custody of an apartment while only ever interacting with each other through post-it notes–a concept that would've seemed outlandish only a few years ago only to feel entirely feasible in 2023. Watch it here.

Tulsa King

After 25 years in prison, New York Mafia capo Dwight Manfredi (Sylvester Stallone) finds himself in Tulsa, Oklahoma, of all places. Manfredi attempts to turn lemons into lemonade as he forms a new ragtag crew of questionable characters in hopes of rebuilding his empire. Watch it here.

Fatal Attraction

Familiar faces abound in this reimagining of the 80s cult-classic Fatal Attraction, starring Lizzy Caplan (Mean Girls), Joshua Jackson (The Affair) and Alyssa Jirrels all caught up in a messy affair. Watch it here from May 1.

South Park

Can you believe South Park has entered its 26th season? The four boys are just as outlandish as ever and the premiere episode even features a callback to Cupid Cartman, which is our favourite form of Cartman. Watch it here with new episodes streaming weekly.

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