Whilst Netflix may be the most popular when it comes to streaming services, Now is still a great option as it offers the premium shows of Sky without tying you into an annual contract. From intense dramas to comforting comedies, there’s likely to be something on this service for you.
For those of you who haven’t subscribed already, you can access all the television shows on Now by purchasing the Entertainment Membership, which is currently priced at £9.99 a month, with a seven-day free trial. If you’re willing to buy a few months in bulk, there are some introductory offers that can save you up to nearly half the price per month – including a bundle which ties in the Cinema Membership. See some of the films available in our top picks for movies on Now.
If you’re searching for your next Now fix, then look no further than here. We’ve listed some of our top programmes available right now for your viewing pleasure. For further picks of some of our favourite shows, check out our best of Netflix roundup for this month. You won’t be disappointed.
As always, all information is correct at the current time of writing, but the availability of some shows may change at Now’s discretion.
The Fresh Prince of Bel Air
Fresh Prince is nineties comedy at its finest. Starring Will Smith in his early days, the show follows Philadelphia-born Will who goes to live with his wealthy relatives in Bel Air, California, to help set his life back on track.
The show explores race and class within America, and has both poignant moments and laugh-out-loud scenes. Plus, Now also features a reunion episode with the cast that was filmed in 2020.
This anthology comedy brings new stories and characters every episode – with each dark comedy narrative taking place behind a door labelled as ‘number 9’.
You don’t have to watch these in order due to their nature; so we recommend ‘A Quiet Night in’ which features no dialogue whilst still managing to tell a hilarious story, and ‘Zanzibar’, which takes inspiration from Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors with it’s ensemble cast in the setting of a luxury hotel.
It’s an oldie, but a goodie. Only Fools and Horses follows a group of cockney geezers, headed up by Del Boy Trotter (played by the renowned David Jason) who try to get rich quick by dealing in the black market trade, which often leads to many sticky situations.
Some of our favourite episodes include ‘A Touch of Glass’ and ‘Heroes and Villains’. Plus, it’s also fun to watch out for every time Del Boy calls his brother Rodney a plonker or a wally. However, a warning from us – you’ll never see a Reliant Regal three-wheeler van without thinking of this show.
Zendaya stars in Euphoria, a grim take on the high school experience, and the Generation Z answer to Skins. Filled with drugs, violence and sex, the show is narrated by Rue, an addict who is struggling to find her place in the world.
Having clocked up Emmys in its first season alone, this is one of the most popular things on Now at the moment – but it is certainly not an easy watch.
The third in Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon’s The Trip series sees the pair head to, well, Spain. You might have figured that bit out already.
They once again play fictionalised versions of themselves as they tour the Iberian Peninsula’s finest restaurants and fill the time with drinking, bickering, and a seemingly endless arsenal of impressions.
We love all the Blackadder series for various reasons, but Blackadder the Third has a particular place in our hearts. This iteration takes place during the Regency period, in which E. Blackadder Esquire (Rowan Atkinson) is the head butler to the selfish buffoon, The Prince of Wales (Hugh Laurie).
Short but sweet – with just six episodes – you’ll see famous historical figures like Samuel Johnson and events like the French Revolution. Though of course, not in the fashion that you may be expecting.
Starring Jude Law and Naomie Harris, The Third Day is another mind-bending thriller, semmingly influenced by the likes of The Wicker Man and and Midsommar.
It tells the story of two different people who find themselves journeying to a mysterious British island at different points in time. Both the travellers begin to discover the strange rituals and secrets about the inhabitants of the island.
Love a bit of surrealism? Yonderland fits the bill perfectly. Think Monty Python meets the Muppets, all set in a bizarre medieval world. The series follows Debbie Maddox, a seemingly normal stay-at-home mum who one day discovers a portal in her kitchen that leads to the world of Yonderland, where everyone seems to believe that she is “the chosen one” destined to save the world.
Every episode Debbie has to try and fit in a quest alongside her daily routine of picking her kids up from school. It’s frankly hilarious to see her reactions to all these overdramatic characters and creatures. This is also a great show for family viewing, if that’s something on your to-do list.
Red Dwarf is a space show like no other, following a rag-tag bunch of misfits who are muddling their way through the galaxy.
Dave Lister is Liverpudlian caretaker onboard the Red Dwarf – a gigantic spaceship – who wakes up from a high-tech stasis chamber to discover that he is one of the last remaining people alive. His only company includes a holographic projection of his dead bunkmate, a humanoid version of his cat, the ship’s senile computer and a neurotic android.
Oh, what’s occurring?! This legendary British sitcom (also returning for a Christmas special this year) is a must-see, following the coming together of one family from Essex and another from Wales when a young couple fall in love. This is also the breakout show for James Corden, who plays the lovable lad Smithy.
Some of the most memorable episodes include ‘Boys’ Night Out’, ‘The Big Day’ and ‘House Hunting’ – which includes a segment that any person searching for a place to live in London can relate to.
It may not be a full TV series, but the Friends reunion special is a must-watch for any die-hard fans of the sitcom. Filled with a mix of iconic clips, set visits from the cast, table reads and guest cameos, it’s the perfect look back at all ten seasons of Friends.
There’s also some exclusive tidbits of information from all six main cast members, and information on how the show came to be from the series creators.
If you love Lord of the Flies, then you’re certain to love Yellowjackets. When a girl’s high school football team is involved in a plane crash, the group find themselves stranded in the wilderness. However, the horrors that unfold in the forest slowly turn them into something much darker.
The show switches back-and-forth between the nineties and the present day, in which the survivors try to cope with the horrors of their past.
Despite its shortcomings (namely the final two seasons), Game of Thrones is still one of the biggest series to have ever aired, and if you missed out on the hype train, it’s absolutely worth checking out.
Based off of the Song of Ice and Fire series by George RR Martin, Game of Thrones is set in the fantasy world of Westeros, and tells the story of several houses as they battle for control over the continent. There’s twists that will leave you stunned, battles that will keep you tense and of course MASSIVE dragons to marvel at.
If you’re in need of a feel-good, fourth wall breaking, plain silly comedy, then you need to watch Miranda. This sitcom stars Miranda Hart as the titular character, a thirty-something clumsy woman who somehow finds herself in bizarre and awkward situations.
Throughout it all she has to deal with her overbearing mother, getting into trouble with her best friend Stevie and of course not forgetting the slow-burn relationship between her and her love interest, Gary.
If you’ve already gone through the entirety of Friends at least ten times, then why not try out another nineties sitcom classic? Sex And The City is the perfect comfort watch to put on when you don’t feel like concentrating for a long time.
The series follows four woman – primarily led by fashion blogger Carrie Bradshaw – and details their ups and downs with their careers, relationships, sex lives and more in New York City.
Watch the golden age of Tina Fey unfold with 30 Rock – the series which follows the behind-the-scenes action of a live variety show. Based off of Fey’s own experience as a writer for SNL, we get to experience the complex structure of the entertainment business, and the colourful characters that are within it.
Liz Lemon (Fey) attempts to continue to make her live show a success, but must deal with an arrogant boss and a high maintenance star who cause many roadblocks along the way.
Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts
Now has done a few reunion specials, and the Harry Potter one is a standout. With plenty of cast members – including the Golden Trio (Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson), there’s plenty of reminiscing on all eight films, and the rollercoaster ride of the Wizarding World fandom.
There’s also plenty of behind-the-scenes action on some of the most iconic moments, and insider information from the directors, writers and more. If you’re a big fan, bring tissues – it gets emotional.
We do love our classic comedies here at Tech Advisor, and this show is one of the top dogs. Following the rude and stress-head landlord Basil Fawlty (as played by the masterful John Cleese), this show will make you split your sides of over the bizarre events that take place in this rundown guest house in Torquay.
Our personal favourite episodes include ‘Communication Problems’, ‘The Germans’ and ‘Basil the Rat’. It’s truly amazing how violent the slapstick comedy was as well back in the day – you wonder if the actors ever truly got injured.
Now currently boasts a few shows from the ‘Arrowverse’ of superhero adaptations, but The Flash is one of our favourites. This gloriously camp comic book adaptation revels in the absurdity of its roots – super-strong telepathic gorilla supervillain, anyone? – and never takes itself too seriously.
Yes, it’s soapy and it’s schlocky and it’s very very silly, but it’s tremendously fun and really feels like it’s own thing. The Flash does its best to adapt every comic book arc anyone’s ever called ‘unfilmable’, and we love it all the more for it.
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