Ten best TV Shows on Foxtel Now
Since its rebranding, Foxtel Now has been gaining more subscribers than ever. That’s partly due to the platform’s affordable channel packs and partly due to the service’s growing on-demand library. Besides tuning in to see your favourite shows live, you can now catch up with episodes — or entire seasons — via the Foxtel Now library.
So if you’re struggling to choose your next binge, we totally get it. There are plenty of quality shows on Foxtel Now – from the much awaited new season of True Detective, plus other shows such as Outlander, Succession, and Mr. Mercedes. This January 2019, we’re also seeing new shows such as Roswell, New Mexico and Emerald City, just to name a few. Check out the rest of our top 10 shows to watch and stream on Foxtel Now this January.
#1 True Detective
The highly acclaimed HBO Original series is back for season 3 with a whole new story and whole new cast. This eight-part series follows the story of partner detectives, played by Mahershala Ali and Stephen Dorff, who are investigating a macabre crime involving two missing children spanning over three decades.
Outlander finally makes it long-awaited return with season 4. This season, we will see Claire and Jamie’s life together as they seek to find their place in America, specifically in the colony of North Carolina. What’s next for our favourite star-crossed lovers as they say goodbye to Scotland and enter a whole new world in season four? Find out with continuing new episodes on Foxtel Now.
Succession follows the Roy family as they deal with what the future holds for them as the patriarch of the family, Logan Roy, begins to step back from the company. Set in New York City, this 10-part HBO Original drama explores various themes of power, politics, money and what it means to be a family.
James Gordon is a rising detective in the dangerously corrupt Gotham City, where his late father was a successful district attorney. Brave, honest and determined to prove himself, Gordon must navigate the dirty politics of Gotham’s justice system as well as the rise of malevolent villains, including The Penguin, The Riddler and Catwoman. The series also chronicles the life of young Bruce Wayne, who becomes an orphan when his billionaire parents Thomas and Martha Wayne are murdered. Gordon becomes a friend to young Bruce as he finds his way toward becoming the iconic caped crusader.
#5 Roswell, New Mexico
After a decade away from home, Liz Ortecho returns to her native Roswell to care for her ailing father. When she arrives, she reconnects with her high school crush Max Evans, who is now a police officer. Their chemistry is electric, but Liz soon learns something shocking: Max and his siblings are aliens who have kept their abilities secret their entire lives. As they grow closer, Liz struggles to keep the truth from her best friend Maria, and her high school ex, Dr. Kyle Valenti, but concealing the siblings’ true identities is more important than ever, as a long-standing government conspiracy and the politics of fear and hatred threaten their lives.
#6 Mr. Mercedes
Retired detective Bill Hodges is still haunted by the unsolved case of “Mr. Mercedes,” who claimed sixteen lives when he drove a stolen Mercedes through a line of job-seekers at a local job fair. Meanwhile, brilliant young psychopath Brady Hartsfield, the real Mr. Mercedes, reemerges to focus his attention on Hodges. What begins as an online cat-and-mouse game between the two soon has deadly real-life consequences as an increasingly desperate Hartsfield becomes bent on leaving his mark on the world.
#7 The Miracle
During the incursion in a mob boss’ hideout, Police finds a Virgin Mary plastic sculpture which weeps blood. There is no answer to the mystery, but the power of the enigma will make crazy the people who will get in touch with this event, derailing their lives.
#8 Emerald City
When a tornado transports Dorothy Gale from Lucas, Kansas, to the faraway land of Oz, her arrival sets in motion a prophecy about a disastrous event known as The Beast Forever and strikes fear into the land’s almighty ruler, the Wizard. On her quest to meet the Wizard in Emerald City, Dorothy encounters witches, an amnesiac soldier, a sheltered little boy and many more mysterious beings who will ultimately shape the future of Oz and Dorothy’s place in it.
Legend has it that Bristol Cove was once home to mermaids. Now, this coastal town has a mysterious new visitor in a girl named Ryn, who may just prove that all of the stories are true. Ryn catches the eye of local marine biologist Ben, and when he begins to show interest, fellow marine biologist Maddie becomes suspicious. Others in town, like deep sea fisherman Xander, are on a quest to discover the truth that is out there, and Helen, the town eccentric, knows more about the mysterious creatures than she lets on. The battle between man and sea takes a dangerous route as these predators seek to claim their birthright.
#10 War of the Worlds
In London during the Edwardian era, George and Amy’s attempt to start a life together is interrupted by a Martian invasion of Earth.
Best of all, you can enjoy all these amazing shows completely free. For a limited time, Foxtel Now is offering a 10-day free trial – the perfect way to give it a test drive before committing full time. Even then, there’s no contract, so you can cancel your subscription whenever you feel like it. But with quality shows like these, we doubt you’ll ever want to let go.