It’s no secret that the influences of pop culture tend to revisit successful sagas, and The Lord of the Rings is no exception. Set thousands of years before J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, The Rings of Power takes place in the Second Age as a long-feared re-emergence of evil arrives in Middle-earth. It’s a complicated era, with the forging of the Great Rings, the rise of the Dark Lord, the fall of Númenor, and the last alliance between Elves and Men. That’s one hell of a plot...
Where can I watch it? 2nd of September on Prime Video.
Based on the best-selling thriller by Alex Scarrow, Last Light follows the Yeats family as they navigate the chaos that follows a global oil crisis and its ripple effect. Matthew Fox (Lost) returns to the small screen as father, husband and petro-chemist, Andy Yeats, alongside Joanne Froggarty (Downton Abbey) and everyone’s new favourite DILF, Tom Wlaschiha (Stranger Things 4, Game of Thrones).
Where can I watch it? 8th of September on Stan.
When you’ve grown up surrounded by reality tv shows, you learn nothing on our screens is unscripted. That’s why we’ve taken fancy to Disney+’s new show, Growing Up. Created by legend Brie Larson, it’s described as an “innovative hybrid docu-series” that’s unscripted. Curious? So are we. Following ten different individuals, the show explores their unique coming-of-age tales. We get the feeling their experiences will speak to the soul of our inner child.
Where can I watch it? 8th of September on Disney+.
A show dedicated to the world’s boldest and bravest women? Sign us up! Based on “The Book of Gusty Women”, the series features former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, and her daughter, Chelsea, as they meet the women that inspire them. We’re talking Kim Kardashian, Glennon Doyle, Kate Hudson, Goldie Hawn and Jane Goodall to name a few. Not only does the series celebrate pioneers and powerhouses, but there’s also a unique, multi-generational approach to important and timely issues highlighted in each episode.
Where can I watch it? 9th of September on Apple TV+.
One thing that never goes out of viewing style: period dramas. From Downton Abbey to Bridgerton, there’s always a popular series that’s making its mark on the zeitgeist. Now there’s a new show on the scene. Meet The Serpent Queen, which follows the story of Catherine de' Medici, an orphan who marries into the French court. With the darkness of Game of Thrones and the humour of The Great, it’s easy to watch as we see her try to produce an heir while her husband is in love with another woman.
Where can I watch it? 11th of September on Stan.
Before the days of social media, Hartley High was chaos central in the 90s. With a modern-day reboot on the horizon, we expect the drama to intensify. And we’re not just referring to classic friendship fights (mems). Word on the street is that dildo throwing and a public sex map are some of the things we can expect from this highly anticipated reboot. While we may not be reminiscing and saying “Ah, weren’t those the days?”, we’re sure to get hooked as we do with every other high school drama.
Where can I watch it? 14th of September on Netflix.
The Handmaid’s Tale, Season 5
If there’s a tv show that knows the definition of ‘cliffhanger’ it’s The Handmaid’s Tale. It’s been over a year since June (Elizabeth Moss) left us with an open-ended and shocking finale that left us reeling and wondering, “What’s next?” While the trailer has hinted at June’s conflicting options, it’s given us no other confirmation except (as alway) expect the unexpected with her.
Where can I watch it? 14th of September on SBS On-Demand.
The Kardashians, Season 2
When your life’s as dramatic as a Kardashian’s, it’s easy to understand why you need a tv show just to keep up with it. Kim’s (now ex) boyfriend, Pete Davidson, will make his debut along with cameos from Heidi Klum, Tyra Banks and Candice Swanepoel. Kylie is anticipated to be more involved in the season after the birth of her second child in February this year. Meanwhile, OG mom-ager, Kris, has a health scare that sees her in hospital. Expect this and so (so so so) much more from the 21st-century’s most famous family.
Where can I watch it? 22nd of September on Disney+.
For most, a trip to Bali was a quintessential Australian experience in the noughties. Given the idyllic holiday destination was right on our doorstep, it’s no wonder it was such a popular spot. It’s also why the Bali bombings in 2002 felt so close to home. With 88 Australians dead from the terrorist attack, it’s a pivitol part of our past that’s being revisited in the historical drama, Bali 2002. Featuring incredible acting talent from Rachel Griffiths, Claudia Jessie (Bridgerton) and Sean Keenan (playing former AFL player, Jason McCartney) we’re guarantee there won’t be a dry eye after watching this four-part series.
Where can I watch it? 25th of September on Stan.