Seeing as it’s officially the bank holiday weekend *hooray* it seems apt to round up some of the best TV shows due for release in the next week, along with some OG favourites.  

Whether you’re hitting Notting Hill Carnival or having a chilled one, make sure you plan some down time to marathon some of the best TV series (with plenty of snacks at the ready). We’ve made it easy for you, so you won’t ever again fall victim to the dreaded Netflix scroll.  

First are a few firm favourites from the NGO Zine team...

EASY TO WATCH

 Queer Eye

Join Jonathan, Antoni, Karamo, Tan and Bobby, aka The Fab Five, as they embark on their 4th season (and counting) journey of changing people’s lives. Guaranteed to be the most heart-warming 60 minutes of your day.

 Reasons to watch:

  • Bruley the Frenchie
  • Jonathan’s penchant for sock boots

 NGO Rating: 5/5

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Stath Lets Flats

Everyone’s favourite lettings agent is back for Series 2 of the BAFTA nominated Stath Lets Flats. Guaranteed to leave you crying with laughter. If you haven’t seen series 1 then binge it this weekend over on All4. With each episode only half an hour long, you'll be ready to sit down for series 2 every Monday at 10pm.

Reasons to watch:

  • Sophie and Al’s awkward relationship
  • Stath.

NGO Rating: 5/5

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TRUE STORIES

The Assassination of Gianni Versace

A chance for you to get a taste of Andrew Cunanan – the man who stole one of the most iconic fashion designers away from us.

Reasons to watch:

  • Who doesn’t love Darren Criss?
  • The iconic leather, belted, bondage dress

 NGO Rating: 5/5

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When They See Us

An insight into the brutal truth behind the Central Park Five. Nothing will make you question racial injustices quite like it.

Reasons to watch:

  • Eye opening
  • Impossible to stop watching halfway through

NGO Rating: 5/5

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TEEN CULTURE

Pose

 Nothing defines the NYC 80’s era quite as quintessentially as voguing in an underground ballroom.

Reasons to watch:

  • Billy Porter and Evan Peters – need we say more?
  • Largest cast of transgender characters to date

NGO Rating: 5/5

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Euphoria

A dark and gritty lens into 90's teen culture. Expect drugs, alcohol, porn and depression. 

Reasons to watch: 

  • The Gen Z makeup movement
  • Like Skins, but American

NGO Rating: 5/5

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FEMINIST DRAMA

Killing Eve

A sapphic assassin obsessively seeking out her crush and FBI nemesis, Eve.

Reasons to watch:

  • THAT pink Molly Goddard Dress
  • Name an accent and Jodie Comer has got it down to a T 

NGO Rating: 4/5

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Fleabag 

The far too relatable experiences of a twenty-something year old going off the rails. Sheds light on loss, emotional unavailability and of course, love. 

Reasons to watch:

  • The Guinea Pigs, obvs
  • Our 2019 version of Bridget Jones

NGO Rating: 4/5

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SCI-FI INSPIRED

Stranger Things

Watch the UK's favourite group of kids grow up as they try to save the world from a terrifying Demogorgon. 

Reasons to watch:

  • Nostalgic 80’s fashion
  • Steve Harrington’s quiff

NGO Rating: 5/5 (especially season 3)

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Maniac

Watch two strangers connect during a complex pharmaceutical trial about the mind.

Reasons to watch:

  • Only 1 season – binge in a day
  • If you like Black Mirror, this is for you

NGO Rating: 4/5

 

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AND IF THAT WASN’T ENOUGH, HERE ARE SOME NEW SHOWS DUE FOR RELEASE THIS WEEK...

13 Reasons Why

When? 23rdAugust

Where can I watch? Netflix

Controversial as ever, season 3 is set to be one of the most explosive yet. An exploration of teenage bullying, betrayal and suicide.

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Power

When? 25thAugust

Where can I watch? Netflix

50 Cent fans rejoice! Power is soon to be back on our screens and seeing as it’s the last season, it’s your final chance to answer the ultimate question – Team Tommy or Team Ghost?

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Peaky Blinders

When? 25thAugust

Where can I watch? BBC1 or catch up on Iplayer

The Shelby’s are back and hopefully badder than ever. How will Tommy’s political career move forward? How are Lizzie and Ada? We need to know.   

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The Great British Bake Off

When? 27thAugust

Where can I watch? Channel 4

One of the only good things about summer coming to an end is the return of The Great British Bake Off. Prepare for some killer shirts from Noel Fielding and the heart-warming sounds of on your marks, get set, bake.

 

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