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6 Of The Best Things To Watch This Week

By Georgia Summerton - 17 Jun 2019

6 Of The Best Things To Watch This Week

The search for binge-worthy shows is never over and thanks to the constant stream of new releases, there is always plenty to choose from. To save you time endlessly scrolling to find your next watch, we have compiled a list of our top picks for the week. 

Here are the best shows to watch this week–and where to find them. 

Euphoria 

Neon

Following a group of high school students navigate young love and friendships in a messy world of drugs, sex and social media, Euphoria is an intense look into the life of youth today. Executively produced by Drake, the new series is led by Zendaya who plays a complicated and troubled teenage girl, dealing with addiction among an array of other issues that are aimed to highlight the very real crisis facing todays youth. 

Tales Of The City 

Netflix 

Screen favourite Laura Linney stars in this new limited Netflix series, inspired by the books of Armistead Maupin. Tales of the City tells the story of Mary Ann who returns to her home town and reunites with her adopted daughter and ex-husband, 20 years after leaving them to chase her career dreams. Drawn back into her old life and chosen family (the new generation of queer young residents) Mary finds herself questioning the picture-perfect life she has been living. 

Designated Survivor | Season 3

Netflix 

Season three of the gripping political thriller Designated Survivor is out now and just as addictive as ever. The series follows a low-level Cabinet member who becomes president of the United States after everyone above him in the line of succession is killed in a catastrophic attack. The country’s fate now rests in the unexpected leader who has accidently inherited the biggest role of his life. 

Claws | Season 3

TVNZ On Demand 

Set in a South Florida nail salon, Claws follows five diverse and hardworking manicurists who have a lot more to them than polish and pedicures. The wickedly funny and slightly dark series is about good women who find themselves in bad places with worse men. Their efforts to make it in the challenging economy get them in dangerous situations, skirting the edges of the crime world.

Queen Sugar | Season 4

TVNZ On Demand

Queen Sugar is the drama series telling the story of the estranged Bordelon siblings from Louisiana. Executively produced by Oprah Winfrey, the show touches on challenges and issues of the family trying to work out the aftermath of a tragedy as the siblings come together to run the clan’s struggling sugar cane farm. The mainstream themes throughout the series cover important issues predominately related to African Americans and racial profiling, in a gripping and entertaining way. 

The Son

Lightbox

Pierce Brosnan stars as charismatic Texas rancher Eli McCullough in The Son, the family saga based on the best selling novel. The episodes span across 150 years, three generations and Eli’s eventual transition from hard-working family man to calculated killer. The gripping show’s season two is out now and will have you hooked from the get go. 

Image Credit: Euphoria

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