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5 shows now streaming to binge watch in August

5 shows now streaming to binge watch in August
Posted at 10:30 AM, Jul 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-30 15:04:40-04

Looking to camp out on the couch and take down a show that will keep you up way too late and help you procrastinate from doing more important tasks? Here are five shows to stream.

SELLING SUNSET

Premise: A team of high-end L.A. real estate agents — all of whom resemble supermodels — sell multi-million dollar homes as they compete with each other for status.

Stars: Chrishelle Stause, Christine Quinn, Heather Rae Young, Maya Vander.

Service: Netflix.

Why it's impossible to stop watching: Like most other Netflix reality shows, it's shamelessly trashy, but it's a thoroughly entertaining and well-produced guilty pleasure that gives you a taste of life in the 1 percenter lane. Season 3 launches Aug. 7.

ESPN 30 FOR 30
Premise: ESPN recruited top-flight filmmakers to make documentaries about impactful and historical sports stories in 2009. Now they're all rounded up on ESPN Plus.

Service: ESPN Plus.

Why it's impossible to stop watching: This has been a banner summer for 30 for 30, with "The Last Dance" — the 10-part series on Michael Jordan and the 1998 Chicago Bulls — leading the pack. The Mark McGwire-Sammy Sosa home run doc "Long Gone Summer," the Lance Armstrong expose "Lance" and the Bruce Willis retrospective "Like Water" have also been knockouts.

BRAVE NEW WORLD

Premise: Adapted from the Aldous Huxley novel, the dystopian sci-fi hellscape tells a tale of a grim community that lacks monogamy, privacy and personal choice.

Stars: Joseph Morgan, Alden Ehrenreich, Jessica Brown Findlay, Demi Moore.

Service: Peacock.

Why it's impossible to stop watching: This is an HBO-quality drama reminiscent of "Westworld," filled with compelling performances, edgy writing and visuals. And loads and loads of sex.

CLOSE ENOUGH

Premise: In this animated series that's reminiscent of "F is for Family" and "Bob's Burgers," a couple starts to make the transition from early adult life to middle age.

Stars: J.G. Quintel, Jason Mantzoukas, Gabrielle Walsh, Kimiko Glenn.

Service: HBO Max.

Why it's impossible to stop watching: Clever, smart writing, an appealing animation style make this a quick, easy binge that will have you going back to revisit your favorite parts and sharing quotes with your friends.

WE HUNT TOGETHER

Premise: A cat-and-mouse drama about detectives chasing down sadistic killers.

Stars: Dipo Ola, Eve Myles, Hermione Corfield, Babou Ceesay.

Service: Showtime.

Why it's impossible to stop watching: The chemistry and interplay between the lead actors sells the premise, and the fast-paced, twisting story never lets off the gas.

This story was originally published by Phil Villarreal on KGUN in Tucson, Arizona.