35 Best TV Shows on Now TV UK

35 Best TV Shows on Now TV UK

May 16, 2024

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Thanks to parent company Sky, Now TV has an endless supply of shows it sources from channels like Sky Max and Sky Atlantic, the latter of which holds exclusive rights to HBO programming. That means subscribers have easy access to hits like Game of Thrones, The Last of Us, Succession, and The White Lotus—and this is aside from homegrown originals like Breeders, Chernobyl, Patrick Melrose, and Save Me. 

This is all to say that there is a wealth of great titles for Now TV users out there. But if you’re looking for the cream of the crop of streaming—a quick and easy list of titles worth watching on the platform—then you’ve come to the right place. Below, we gather the very best shows you can watch on Now TV. 

31. Broad City

7.9

Country

United States of America

Actors

Abbi Jacobson, Ilana Glazer

Moods

Easy, Funny, Grown-up Comedy

Influenced by classic episodic sitcoms but blazing its own trail with a (generally) more progressive outlook, Broad City stands as a particularly noteworthy example of a show that fully allows its female protagonists to be as messy and gross and fully in charge of their own failures as they should like to be. Though its default setting is to be silly and deeply unserious, the show still works as a more honest portrayal of life as a twentysomething New Yorker. Both Abbi and Ilana love their city and their community, but even they know that “growing up” and trying to earn a living is made up of an increasingly absurd series of endless tasks. Which is what makes their unbreakable friendship through it all so comforting to watch.

32. We Own This City

7.8

Country

United States, United States of America

Actors

Dagmara Domińczyk, Darrell Britt-Gibson, David Corenswet, Delaney Williams

Moods

Binge-Worthy, Character-driven, Discussion-sparking

We Own This City is a six-part miniseries following the ins and outs of the Baltimore Police Department’s Gun Trace Task Force. Hailed by critics as the “spiritual successor to The Wire” (both shows were developed by David Simon), the gritty crime drama works as a smart and gripping exposé not just of the Baltimore police department, but of big and flawed institutions, in general, and the seeming inherence of corruption. The series is based on the book We Own This City: A True Story of Crime, Cops and Corruption by Baltimore Sun reporter Justin Fenton.

33. Wellington Paranormal

7.8

Country

New-Zealand

Actors

Karen O'Leary, Maaka Pohatu, Mike Minogue

Moods

Easy, Funny, Grown-up Comedy

Wellington Paranormal is a wry and highly entertaining mockumentary series that follows a special force unit and their adventures in quelling paranormal activity. Taika Waititi executive produces this cross-genre sitcom, which serves as a spin-off to Waititi’s cult classic What We Do in the Shadows. 

While the film focuses on the creatures, Wellington Paranormal is decidedly about Officers Minogue and O’Leary and the hijinks that ensue as they encounter all sorts of supernatural beings, from vampires and werewolves to sea monsters and demons. The show is simple but deadpan funny: a chillingly breezy way to spend your binge time. 

34. Sort Of

7.8

Country

Canada

Actors

Amanda Brugel, Grace Lynn Kung, Scott Thompson

Moods

Binge-Worthy, Character-driven, Easy

Sabi, a genderfluid millennial in their mid-20s, is in a bit of a quarter-life crisis. Between balancing odd jobs, leaving a clingy boyfriend, and coming out to their family, Sabi just doesn’t have enough time to think about their identity, whatever that may be. Sabi is accused of being guarded, and indeed, in the first couple of episodes only we the omnipresent audience are privy to Sabi’s crying spells and panic attacks. To everyone else, Sabi is the calm and collected friend who loves to help everyone but themself. 

Sort Of follows Sabi as they navigate adulthood, family, love, and self-expression in tender and funny ways. It has the slice-of-life vibe of shows like Better Things but with an even more low-key charm. Never in-your-face and always grounded and humane, Sort Of’s twenty-minute episodes make for a delightfully meaningful binge.

35. Gangs of London

7.7

Country

UK

Actors

Joe Cole, Lucian Msamati, Ray Panthaki

Moods

Action-packed

Hailed as one of the best shows of the year, Gangs of London is a big and brutal account of a gang war that takes place in modern-day London.

It’s big both in terms of scale and budget, but also risk. Each episode runs a long 90 minutes, and the violence is truly exceptional. The first scene will tell you everything you need to know.

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