Since its launch, Australian-made streaming service Stan has been extremely active at adding new content – to the point that barely a day goes by without something being added to the mix, whether it be brand new fast-tracked shows from the US, or classic shows that you can revisit in their entirety.
There’s an abundance of riches in the Stan library — so much, in fact, that you’d never stand a chance of getting through it all. So let’s take a look at a the cream of the crop, shall we?
This month, we’re seeing the premiere of Stan’s Original series, Bloom, as well as premieres of other new shows including I Am The Night and Black Monday. Still looking for more? Check out our top 10 must-see shows on Stan right now, all streaming in HD whenever you’re ready.
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Bloom is a mystery drama about the scarcity of time and the choices we make. One year after a devastating flood kills five locals in an idyllic country town, a mysterious new plant appears with the power to restore their youth. It’s a gift powerful beyond wildest imaginings. A phenomenon so formidable that attempting to harness its potency means re-evaluating everything that’s important. It’s a miracle some will kill to keep secret.
2. I Am The Night
The series, which is inspired by true events, tells the gripping story of Fauna Hodel, a teenage girl who is given away at birth, and grows up outside of Reno, Nevada. Fauna lives more-or-less comfortably with the mysteries of her origin, until one day she makes a discovery that leads her to question everything. As Fauna begins to investigate the secrets of her past, she meets a ruined reporter, haunted by the case that undid him. Together they follow a sinister trail that swirls ever closer to an infamous Los Angeles gynaecologist, Dr. George Hodel, a man involved in some of Hollywood’s darkest debauchery, and possibly, its most infamous unsolved crime.
3. Black Monday
A group of outsiders crashes the old-boys’ club of Wall Street and accidentally crashes the world’s largest financial system on October 19,1987.
4. Black Sails
Black Sails is a pirate adventure that centers on the tales of Captain Flint, who has a reputation throughout the West Indies as being the most brilliant, most feared of all the Golden Age pirates. It’s 1715, and as Flint fights for the survival of New Providence Island — a debauched paradise teeming with pirates, prostitutes, thieves and fortune seekers — in the wake of threats from British and Spanish forces, he aligns himself with Eleanor Guthrie, daughter of the local kingpin, to hunt the ultimate prize and ensure his people’s survival. But standing in the way are rival captains, Eleanor’s intrusive father, and perhaps the bigger obstacle of all: John Silver, a young, fast-talking, authority-flouting sailor recently added to Flint’s crew.
5. Will & Grace
In the original eight-season run of this groundbreaking sitcom, best friends Will, a meticulous corporate lawyer, and Grace, a neurotic interior decorator, share a New York apartment after Grace leaves her fiancé at the altar. Will and Grace, along with their pals Karen, an outspoken socialite, and Jack, a free-spirited actor, face the highs and lows of life in Manhattan together. From sex, dating and divorce to cutting cultural commentary, nothing’s off limits — and all is fair game — in this Emmy-winning comedy.
6. The Detour
The husband-wife team of Jason Jones and Samantha Bee, longtime correspondents on “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart,” executive produce a comedy series inspired by their own experiences with family vacations. Jones stars as Nate Parker, who plans an adventure of a lifetime — a road trip to Florida — with wife Robin and their young kids, rebellious daughter Delilah and simpleton son Jared. Packed in cramped quarters, the 1,300-mile journey soon detours into disastrous territory as the family encounters one hellish turn after another. Subsequent seasons see the Parkers make detours to New York City and Alaska, among other adventures.
7. Ray Donovan
Ray Donovan is a “fixer” for Hollywood’s elite. He is the go-to guy that the city’s celebrities, athletes and business moguls call to make their problems disappear. It’s a much more lucrative job than his previous work as a ruthless South Boston thug, vaulting him within reach of the truly wealthy and powerful. But no amount of money or the expensive things it can buy can completely mask Ray’s past, a past that continues to haunt him with troubled brothers always calling and his father’s recent release from 20 years spent in prison. Now a free man, Ray’s father, Mickey, arrives in Los Angeles to get what he feels is rightfully his. Mickey’s desire to reconnect and settle old scores with his family — including Ray’s wife and kids, who have never met the family’s patriarch and are anxious to get to know him — threatens to destroy everything Ray has built for himself.
8. All American
Spencer James is a rising high school football player and A student at South Crenshaw High, but when coach Billy Baker recruits him to join his team in Beverly Hills, Spencer’s mother, Grace, and his best friend, Coop, convince him it’s an opportunity he has to seize. Forced to move in with Billy and his family to protect his transfer permit to Beverly, Billy’s son Jordan, who is also the starting quarterback, is less than thrilled to be sharing his father’s attention — or the team spotlight. While Spencer struggles to find his footing, he makes an unlikely friend in Jordan’s sister, who is struggling with her own demons.
9. The Last O.G.
Spending 15 years in prison didn’t transform Tray, but everything else sure seemed to change. After he is released on good behaviour, he returns to his newly affluent Brooklyn neighbourhood and is shocked to find out how much different the world is. For starters, he’s a father to twin sons, born to his former girlfriend Shay. She is now married to a successful white man who is helping raise the teenagers, who grew up in private schools and can’t relate to their dad’s hardscrabble upbringing. Wishing he could connect with his kids but having neither the money to support them nor himself, Tray relies on some well-worn skills to make ends meet while treading unfamiliar territory.
10. Escape at Dannemora
The small sleepy town of Dannemora is home to the Clinton Correctional Facility, a maximum security prison. Two inmates, Richard Matt and David Sweat become entangled in the life of a married female prison employee in the summer of 2015. Tilly Mitchell, an employee at Clinton Correctional Facility becomes romantically entangled with both convicts and aids in their escape from the facility.
Start streaming your favourite shows on Stan!
The fact that these ten shows are all of such high quality and yet barely scrape the surface of the amount of content available to stream on Stan is a wonderful thing. There are many more terrific shows that didn’t make this list, but are lurking there for you to discover – with more being constantly added. Let us know if you’ve got a favourite you think we missed on this list!