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Everything You Need To Know About The Epic Podcast Turned Late Night Talk Show

By Morgan Reardon
15th Nov 2019

Desus & Mero

The hunt for the next Stan binge never ends so with that in mind, here’s a sling of the best shows to watch on Stan right now.

In the mix, you’ll find all the complex drama to get stuck into, plus a buch of newbies worth a solid binge. 

Here are 14 of the best shows on Stan.

Desus & Mero 

Desus Nice and The Kid Mero, aka The Bodega Boys, having taken their uber popular podcast to the small screen. In their late-night talk show, the hilarious duo have raw, off the cuff chats with some of the biggest names in pop culture, sports and politics. Guests include US congresswoman of the moment, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 2 Chainz, John Legend, Spike Lee, Carmelo Anthony and Zendaya to name a few. New eps drop Tuesdays and Fridays.

Yellowstone

Is it just us or has Kevin Costner aged like a fine wine? Apologies, we digress. Yellowstone sees the mega movie star on the small screen as John Dutton, a farmer struggling to maintain control of his ranch against land developers and an Indian reservation. Oh and he’s got a bunch of messy family dramas to deal with too. The backdrop in the scenes alone will having you booking in annual leave for a holiday in the American outback. 

Liar

This epic psychological thriller will keep you on the edge of your seat until the closing credits. The six-part mini-series, set in a seaside British town, follows the lives of teacher Laura (Joanne Froggatt) and doctor Andrew (Ioan Gruffudd), who both have vastly different accounts of how their date went down. The sheer amount of twists will have you constantly questioning who is telling the truth, and who the real liar is.

Looking For Alaska

Named after the YA novel of the same name, this teen drama is set to become your latest obsession. Inspired by author John Green’s (The Fault In Our Stars and Paper Towns) own high school experiences, the series follows awkward teen Miles ‘Pudge’ Halter who leaves his hometown of Florida and begins high school in Alabama at a sort of boarding school meets lakeside summer camp. There he befriends a bunch of loveable misfits including the beautiful but troubled Alaska. The show is produced by Josh Schwartz who was behind Gossip Girl and The O.C so you know you’ve hit the broody teen jackpot. The series premiers 19 October.

Godfather Of Harlem

Inspired by the true story of feared crime boss Bumpy Johnson (played by Oscar-winner Forrest Whitaker), this 10-part series will transport you to New York in the 60s. After returning home from 10 years behind bars, Bumpy finds the hood he once ruled in shambles. With the streets now owned by the Italian mob, Bumpy must take on the Genovese crime family to once again regain control. He teams up with Malcolm X—yes the Malcolm X—to start a war that will tear New York apart. 

RuPaul’s Drag Race UK 

RuPaul is taking the drag race to the UK and you’re not doing to want to miss out on all the fabulous dramz on the season 1 premiere. The eight-part series will see 10 fierce British queens battle it out—and sissy that walk—to be crowned the UK’s next drag superstar. This season judges will include Mama Ru himself and Michelle Visage as well as special guest judges Graham Norton and Alan Carr. New eps drop every Friday. Shantay, you stay!

Power

Warning: this 50 Cent-produced show is seriously addictive. With a banging sound track, all-star cast and some seriously steamy scenes, you’ll want to binge this one stat. Power tells the story of James "Ghost" St. Patrick, a high-flying New York nightclub owner who has it all: the looks, a beautiful wife and family but there’s a catch—he’s also a ruthless drug kingpin. Things get messy when Ghost bumps into his high school sweetheart Angela, who just happens to work for the FBI drug taskforce… 

Sweetbitter 

Absolutely one for foodies, Sweetbitter is based on the Stephanie Danler novel of the same name. Set in New York, the series follows small town gal Tess, whose innocent eyes are well and truly opened when she begins working at one of the city’s best restaurants. She quickly becomes intoxicated by her new life, and is drawn into a world of decadent food, bad boys and of course drama! 

Murder In The Bayou

If you’re looking for an epic true crime show to devour, this is it. Based on a best-selling book, this five-part series investigates the unsolved murders of eight women whose bodies were discovered in drainage canals on the desolate back roads of Jennings, Louisiana. As the series digs into the lives of the victims, dark and twisted secrets about this troubled town come to the surface and suddenly nothing is as it seems. 

The Rook

The Rook is a classic British spy show meets supernatural thriller that requires a fair bit of mental concentration—but trust us, it’s totally worth it. The Rook tells the story of Myfanwy Thomas, a woman who wakes up in the rain beside London’s Millennium Bridge with no memory of who she is and no explanation for the group of latex-gloved dead bodies littered around her. Soon, she discovers she’s a high-ranking member in Britain’s secret service for people with paranormal abilities and has to figure out who she can really trust, and quickly. 

City On A Hill

From Executive Producers and best pals Ben Affleck and Matt Damon comes this epic series. Set in the early '90s, the show tells a fictionalised account of a true story, in particular the events surrounding Operation Ceasefire spearheaded by an African-American District Attorney who comes in from Brooklyn advocating change. How does he do that?  Oh, he just casually teams up with corrupt FBI agent Jackie Rohr (Kevin Bacon) to take on a family of armoured truck robbers (Jonathan Tucker, Mark O'Brien and James Michael Cummings). Yep, expect fireworks. 

All American

If Riverdale and Friday Night Lights had a baby, this would be it. This sports drama is inspired by the real-life story of retired NFL player Spencer Paysinger. In short, Spencer is an African American football star who grew up on the wrong side of the tracks and is surrounded by a life of drugs and gang violence. But his life changes when he’s scouted by another football team is and transferred to swanky Beverly Hills High where it’s all about glitz, glamour and girls. It’s teenage drama at its best. Even better, season two just dropped so you've got plenty to binge.

Younger

Head into the ever untangling lie that Liza has spun in Younger. This 40-year-old divorcée heads back into the world of publishing, with limited experience and to nab the role, she pretends to be the ripe young age of 26. Filled with the ups and downs of typical twenty-somethings and extremely-close calls, you’ll be hanging onto the edge of your seat each week. Live your best Stan life and watch Younger right here.

The Bold Type

If you were obsessed with either The Devil Wears Prada or Gossip Girl, you're guaranteed to get your claws hooked into The Bold Type. Delve deep into the lives of three best friends working for the fictitious magazine Scarlet and how they navigate through the struggles and successes of living in Manhattan. Based on the real-life story of former editor of Cosmo, Joanna Coles, this one is an absolute must-watch.

 
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