The NOW TV hot list: From Riviera to Game of Thrones - unmissable Box Sets to binge watch

We've rounded up the best drama series to stream on NOW TV, including Chernobyl, Patrick Melrose and Westworld...

By Alex Fletcher Published: 16 October 2020 - 6.15pm

Watch Riviera seasons 1-3 Box Sets on Sky Atlantic with NOW TV.

NOW TV is your number one destination for ground-breaking Sky Originals, such as Chernobyl and Patrick Melrose, and HBO classics such as Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire and True Detective.

If you're new to NOW TV, it can be hard to know where to begin and even if you've been using the streaming service for a while, it can be tricky to know what to choose next.

So keep reading for our guide to the essential NOW TV drama Box Sets to binge watch now...

Riviera

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What's it about?

Julia Stiles leads the cast of this intoxicating and glamourous thriller set in the Côte d'Azur on the south-eastern coast of France.

Stiles is Georgina Clios, whose life is turned upside down following the shocking death of her extremely powerful and wealthy husband on a yacht.

How many seasons are there?

Three.

Watch this if you like?

The thrills of Tim Roth epic Tin Star, the glamour of Billions or the mixture of sunshine and mystery in Big Little Lies.

Where can I watch it?

Seasons 1-3 are available to watch on NOW TV. 

The Third Day

What's it about?

A story told in three distinct but interconnected parts – Summer, Autumn and Winter – the drama follows Sam, a man drawn to a mysterious island off the British coast inhabited by a group of islanders who will preserve their traditions at any cost.

Naomie Harris joins the drama in Winter as Helen, who comes to the island looking for answers and a battle for the island’s fate.

How many seasons are there?

One.

Watch this if you like...

The Outsider, The Sinner, Sharp Objects, Twin Peaks, The Fall.

Where can I watch it?

The Third Day is available to watch on NOW TV.

I Hate Suzie

What's it about?

The career of star Suzie Pickles (Billie Piper) is already heading downhill when a photo is leaked of her in an extremely compromising position in Sky Atlantic's edgy drama.

Created by Piper and Succession writer Lucy Prebble, who previously worked together on Secret Diary of a Call Girl, new eight-part series I Hate Suzie looks at what happens to someone when the mask slips. Can anyone can survive being well and truly ‘known’?

How many seasons are there?

One.

Watch this if you like...

The writing team's previous TV credits including Succession and Secret Diary of a Call Girl.

Where can I watch it?

I Hate Suzie is available to watch on NOW TV.

Chernobyl

What's it about?

A story about lies, cover-ups, ignorance and arrogance, Chernobyl is the true story of what happened in 1986 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Pripyat, Ukraine.

Jared Harris, Emily Watson and Stellan Skarshard star in the compelling, powerful and emotional series.

How many seasons are there?

One season with five perfect episodes. We also recommend checking out the Sky Atlantic documentary The Real Chernobyl and the official Chernobyl Podcast to fully immerse yourself.

Watch this if you like…

Everyone should watch Chernobyl, regardless of your taste.  But you’ll be a particular fan if you enjoy docu-dramas that tap into recent history such as When They See Us, A Confession, The People V OJ Simpson.

Where can I watch it?

Chernobyl is available to watch on NOW TV.

Game of Thrones

What's it about?

The fantasy series that changed TV forever. An epic drama that proved magic and dragons could go mainstream. An unforgettable story of war, love, revenge and the lust for power.

Game of Thrones is the story of nine noble families waging war against each other in order to gain control over the mythical land of Westeros.

How many seasons are there?

Eight seasons. That’s 73 episodes. It’s a big investment, but worth every minute.

Watch this if you like…

Where have you been? This is the most epic TV series ever made, which redefined the scale and scope of modern dramas. You’ll laugh, cry and fall in love with the characters and  never want the series to end.

Where can I watch it?

Watch all eight seasons on NOW TV.

Patrick Melrose

What's it about?

Benedict Cumberbatch is outstanding as the titular character in the adaptation of Edward St Aubyn’s semi-autobiographical novels, following his life across decades from childhood trauma, through substance abuse to ultimately recovery.

Cumberbatch’s performance was described as the “finest portrayal of addiction ever seen on TV”, by the Guardian.

How many seasons are there?

A single season of five episodes.

Watch this if you like…

Incredible solo performances like Jim Carrey’s recent outing in Kidding or Frances McDormand in HBO’s Olive Kitteridge. Or tales of addiction like Will Arnett’s Netflix series Flaked.

Where can I watch it?

Watch Patrick Melrose on NOW TV.

A Discovery of Witches

What's it about?

Based on the All Souls fantasy books written by Deborah Harkness, this British series has built up a dedicated and hefty fanbase.

Bringing together vampires, daemons, witches and magical creatures, this bewitching series will have you hooked.

Matthew Goode and Teresa Palmer play the lead witch and vampire double act, solving riddles and protecting secrets.

How many seasons are there?

One. Season 2 is coming in January 2021.

Watch this if you like…

Harry Potter, Supernatural, True Blood, The Originals, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, His Dark Materials, The Vampire Diaries.

Where can I watch it?

A Discovery of Witches is available on NOW TV. 

Ray Donovan

What's it about?

Liev Schreiber stars as LA's best professional fixer - clearing away the problems of the rich and famous, no matter how messy. Or how illegal.

The dynamic between Schreiber and his father Mickey Donovan, played by Jon Voight, is electric in this Emmy-nominated, hardhitting drama.

How many seasons are there?

Seven seasons. You’ve got a feast to catch up on.

Watch this if you like…

The Sopranos, Boardwalk Empire, Suits, Better Call Saul.

Where can I watch it?

Watch Ray Donovan on NOW TV.

The Affair

What's it about?

Starring the exceptional Ruth Wilson and Dominic West, The Affair delves deep into the psychological and emotional impact of extramarital relationships.

Scooping Golden Globes along the way, this compelling and original series uses the switching of character point-of-view to create an intense and tantalising exploration of ‘the truth’.

How many seasons are there?

Five addictive seasons. 53 sumptuous episodes.

Watch this if you like…

Doctor Foster, The Slap, Big Little Lies, Bloodline.

Where can I watch it?

All five seasons of The Affair are available on NOW TV.

Boardwalk Empire

What's it about?

From the jaw-dropping Martin Scorsese-directed pilot onwards, this HBO prohibition-era crime drama was visually stunning and dazzling with style.

Steve Buscemi shined as 'Nucky' Thompson, the corrupt political power-holder in Atlantic City and was joined by an incredible cast including Kelly Macdonald, Stephen Graham and Michael Shannon.

How many seasons are?

Five epic seasons.

Watch this if you like…

The Sopranos, The Wire, Breaking Bad, The Shield, Justified, Peaky Blinders.

Where can I watch it?

Catch up on Boardwalk Empire on NOW TV.

Billions

What's it about?

Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis are scintillating in this lavish financial drama about a cat-and-mouse game between ruthless US attorney Chuck Rhodes (Giamatti) and rags-to-riches hedge fund billionaire Paul 'Axe' Axelrod (Lewis).

The battle of egos between Axelrod and Rhoades is red hot TV as the duo attempt to bring each other down and keep control of their wealth, power and influence.

How many season are there?

Four and a fifth is coming soon.

Watch this if you like…

House of Cards, Damages, Ballers, Peaky Blinders, McMafia.

Where can I watch it?

Seasons 1-4 are available to watch on NOW TV. Season 5 comes to Sky Atlantic with NOW TV on Wednesday, Oct 21, 2020.

Westworld

What's it about?

An epic fantasy series based on the Michael Crichton novel and 1973 movie, Westworld is the story of an amusement park modelled on the Old West where the attractions are robots called ‘hosts’.

Humans can do anything to the hosts, including murder… until the hosts take matters into their own hands.

The superb cast includes Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright and James Marsden.

How many seasons are there?

Three.

Watch this if you liked…

Mr Robot, Altered Carbon, Battlestar Galactica, The Expanse.

Where can I watch it?

Westworld isn't currently available to watch on NOW TV, but hopefully it will return at a later date.