Binge-Worthy Picks for August 2023: What to Watch

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August is here, and you know what that means: it’s prime time for some serious binge-watching! There’s no better way to unwind than with a great movie or TV show on your couch.

Lucky for you, this month’s streaming lineup is packed with exciting new options to keep you entertained all month long. This month’s slate features the return of some fan favourites, including the final seasons of “Billions” and “Physical” as well as another season of “Only Murders in the Building”.

Whether you’re into thrilling mysteries, heartwarming teenage love stories, or compelling dramas, there’s something for everyone landing on streaming services this month. So, grab your snacks and get ready to dive into these must-watch picks:

What to Watch In August 2023

Only Murders in the Building“, Season 3

The popular mystery-comedy series, “Only Murders in the Building”, returns for its third season on Disney Plus. Starring the comedic trio of Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Selena Gomez, the show follows three true-crime enthusiasts who join forces to solve a murder that takes place behind the scenes on Broadway.

This season, the star-studded cast gets even better with the addition of the legendary Meryl Streep, who joins the investigation as an aspiring actor waiting to be discovered for decades. With its witty humour, intriguing mysteries, and an all-star lineup, “Only Murders in the Building” is a must-watch for fans of the genre.

Premiere date: August 9
Where to watch: Disney Plus

Heartstopper“, Season 2

Prepare for more heartwarming moments in the second season of “Heartstopper”. This LGBTQ+ coming-of-age drama follows the blossoming romance between Charlie and Nick, two high school students whose love story captures the hearts of viewers. As Nick comes out to his supportive mum, he and Charlie face new challenges in their relationship.

From navigating exams to a school trip to Paris and the unforgettable prom, “Heartstopper” offers an emotional and authentic portrayal of young love and self-discovery.

Premiere date: August 3
Where to watch: Netflix

The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart“, New Miniseries

Based on Holly Ringland’s acclaimed novel, “The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart” is an Australian miniseries that promises to captivate audiences with its powerful storytelling. It follows the compelling story of Alice Hart, played by the talented Alycia Debnam-Carey. After a tragic fire claims the lives of her parents, Alice finds herself in the care of her grandmother June (Sigourney Weaver) on a flower farm. Here, she learns that there are secrets within secrets about her and her family’s past.

Set against the backdrop of family secrets and personal growth, this emotionally charged series will take viewers on an unforgettable journey of resilience, healing, and finding one’s place in the world.

Premiere date: August 4
Where to watch: Prime Video

“Billions”, Season 7

The financial drama “Billions” returns for its seventh season on August 13. It brings back the fierce rivalry between former allies turned adversaries, Axe (Damian Lewis) and Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti). This season introduces a formidable new opponent, Mike Prince, portrayed by Corey Stoll, who takes over Axe’s hedge fund.

With high-stakes power struggles and intense showdowns, the final season of “Billions” promises to keep audiences on the edge of their seats.

Premiere date: August 13
Where to watch: Stan, Paramount+

“Aftersun”, Film

Prepare to be moved by the powerful performance of Paul Mescal in the film “Aftersun”. The critically acclaimed A24 production follows an 11-year-old girl on holiday with her father at a Turkish resort on the eve of his 31st birthday. It’s an emotional journey of its characters, evoking laughter, tears, and moments of pure emotion. Nominated for an Oscar, “Aftersun” is a heartfelt and touching film that you won’t want to miss.

Premiere date: August 24
Where to watch: BINGE

“Physical”, Season 3

The third season of “Physical” continues the journey of Sheila (Rose Byrne), as she discovers confidence and inner strength through her work as a teacher and entrepreneur. After a dramatic second season, this Apple TV+ series offers a compelling exploration of personal growth and empowerment.

Premiere date: August 2
Where to watch: Apple TV+

Other Notable Premieres to Watch in August 2023

  • “FBOY Island NZ” Season 1 — August 1, BINGE
  • “The Lincoln Lawyer” Season 2, Part 2 — August 3, Netflix
  • “Star Wars: Ahsoka” — August 23, Disney Plus
  • “The Upshaws” Season 4 — August 17, Netflix
  • “Reservation Dogs” Season 3 — August 2, BINGE
  • “The Ultimatum: Marry or Move On” Season 2 — August 23, Netflix
  • “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” Season 4 — August 9, Disney Plus
  • “Choose Love” — August 31, Netflix
  • “Cruel Summer” Season 2 — August 11, Prime Video
  • “One Piece” — August 31, Netflix

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