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What's New In Streaming This Week

Streaming, TV GuideLeah Rocke

Streaming Guide June 17-June 23

Trapped (SBS On Demand)

This week SBS On Demand launched its world drama boxsets. There are seven new critically acclaimed dramas which viewers can watch in full. Trapped is a crime thriller reminiscent of an Agatha Christie locked room murder. Set in a small Icelandic town in a deep fjord in the east, Trapped follows the story of town sheriff Andri Ólafsson (Ólafur Darri Ólafsson), as a ferry approaches the town and a dead body is found in the harbour.




Sammy J’s Playground Politics (ABC iview, 5pm weekdays)

We’re nearly at the end of this 8 week election campaign, and Sammy J is here to help us through its final weeks. Presented in the style of Play School, Sammy J’s brand of comedy is the perfect antidote to the long election campaign. In episodes that are 5 minutes or less, watch Sammy explain a Faustian pact, negative gearing and minority governments using song, bedtime stories and cake.



Orange Is the New Black: Season 4 (Netflix, June 17)

Orange Is the New Black is back for its fourth season at 5pm today. Litchfield’s inmates are blissfully unaware that their population is about to double. Piper is drunk on power and most of the inmates are enjoying the lake, but not everyone’s doing so well. Alex is fighting off a hitman hired by her old boss, and Pennsatucky is still recovering from her rape in the previous season. Season four promises darker storylines than the first three, and you have the weekend to watch the whole thing.



Aquarius: Season 2 Express from the US (Presto, June 17)

David Duchovny (The X-Files, Californication) returns as Sam Hodiak, seasoned homicide detective whose investigations dovetail with the activities of real-life cult leader Charles Manson. Against a backdrop of cultural and social revolution, Hodiak delves deeper into a sinister web of murder and corruption, but his provocative style finds him under investigation by Internal Affairs, while an important new friend sees Manson and his growing family on the brink of a psychedelically glamorous future.



Daria: Seasons 1-4 (Stan, June 17)

Brainy, sardonic Daria tries to fly under the radar at high school, and she’s succeeding. Her self-esteem teacher can’t even remember her name! Low self-esteem isn’t a problem for Daria though, she has ‘low esteem for everyone else,’ especially those in the ‘in crowd’.



The Secret River (Netflix, June 22)

Based on Kate Grenville’s award winning novel, The Secret River follows ex-convict William Thornhill (Oliver Jackson-Cohen), as he is sentenced to life in New South Wales in the 1800s. After he is pardoned, Thornhill faces a crisis of conscience when he lays claim to land inhabited by Indigenous Australians in this excellent 2015 miniseries starring Sarah Snook and Tim Minchin.


Plus don't forget seasons one and two of Fargo are now available on Stan

Here’s everything else new to Australian streaming services for the next 7 days:

All Hail King Julien: Season 3 (Netflix, June 17)
Jinxed (Stan, June 18)
Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine (Presto, June 18)
Deep Throat (Stan, June 19)
The Good Witch: Season 2 (Netflix, June 20)
The Affair: Season 1 (Stan, June 20)
Five Flights Up (Presto, June 20)
Pompeii (Netflix, June 22)
Liar Liar (Netflix, June 22)
Pan (Netflix, June 23)
Vacation (Netflix, June 23)
Southpaw (Stan, June 23)