Streaming Guide June 10 – June 16
Amy (Presto, June 11)
This year’s winner of the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, Amy follows the life of notorious singer Amy Winehouse. A snapshot into the artist’s life before she became a household name, the documentary features home videos of the loud mouthed, often hilarious Amy as she navigates her early years on the path of fame.
Weekend binge-watch The Last Ship: Season 3, Episodes 1 and 2 (Stan, June 13)
From executive producer Michael Bay (Transformers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), and based on William Brinkley’s popular novel, The Last Ship chronicles a global catastrophe that nearly decimates the world’s population, leaving the crew of a lone naval destroyer to find a way to pull humanity from the brink of extinction. The highly anticipated third season finds the crew shifting their attention to Asia, with several factors suggesting Asia has not been protected. If this is true, the consequences for the world are dire.
Rectify: Season 3 (Presto, June 15)
Daniel Holden was on death row for 19 years for the rape and murder of his high school girlfriend. When new DNA evidence exonerates his crimes, Daniel leaves prison and returns to his hometown of Paulie, Georgia, but not everyone wants him there. Australian Aden Young stars as Holden, who expresses wonder at how the world has changed since he was first convicted in this compelling show about Daniel and the residents of Paulie.
The Man from U.N.C.L.E (Netflix, June 15)
In the early 1960s, CIA Agent Napoleon Solo and KGB Operative Illya Kuryakin participate in a joint mission against a mysterious criminal organisation, which is working to proliferate nuclear weapons. Directed by Guy Ritchie, this Cold War action comedy stars Henry Cavill (Man of Steel), Armie Hammer, Australian Elizabeth Debicki and 2016 Oscar winner Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl, Ex Machina).
Fargo: Season 2 (Stan, June 16)
The second season of this drama based on the Coen brothers’ film is widely regarded as one of the best shows of 2015. In 1979, Lou Solverson (Patrick Wilson) and his father-in-law Hank Larsson (Ted Danson, Cheers) find themselves investigating a grizzly case involving a local crime family; a major mob syndicate who won’t rest until they’ve taken over Sioux Falls, South Dakota; and a small town beautician (Kirsten Dunst) and her husband (Jesse Plemons, Friday Night Lights, Breaking Bad) who inadvertently get caught in the middle.
Here’s everything else new to Australian streaming services this week:
Voltron: Legendary Defender: Season 1 (Netflix, June 10)
Lego Friends: The Power of Friendship: Season 2 (Netflix, June 10)
Teen Mom 3 (Stan, June 10)
Blaze and the Monster Machines: Seasons 1 and 2 (Stan, June 11)
Six Acts (Stan, June 11)
The Immature Trip (Stan, June 12)
Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation (Presto, June 12)
The Mindy Project: Season 4 finale (Presto, June 14)
UnReal: Season 2 Episode 2 (Stan, June 14)
Angie Tribeca: Season 2, Episode 3 (Stan, June 14)
My Best Friend’s Wedding (Netflix, June 15)
Children of God (Netflix, June 15)
Leah Rocke is a television blogger based in Melbourne. When not writing about her favourite television shows, she's extolling the virtues of Mad Max: Fury Road to anyone who will listen.
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