There’s loads of fantastic entertainment to feast your eyes and ears upon in September. We run through this month’s best new content arriving on Sky Sports Mobile TV, NOW TV Entertainment Pass, Amazon Prime Video and Spotify Premium…
Summer may be coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean the fun stops. Sure, the nights are drawing in and the weather’s taking a turn for the worse, but that just means you can indulge in your favourite entertainment without FOMO on the sunshine. So, what should you be keeping your eyes and ears out for this month, and where can you find it? We run through our top entertainment picks for September.
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Now, here are our top tips for September…
Amazon Prime Video
It’s been an incredible few months for Amazon Prime Video original TV series, and if you have an account, chances are you’ve already binged the streaming giant’s excellent, twisted comic book adaptation The Boys, and the Michael Sheen/David Tennant double whammy Good Omens.
But even if you have finished these superb shows, there’s no need to twiddle your thumbs, with Amazon Prime Video delivering another deliriously enjoyable series. This time, it’s the Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne-starring fantasy Carnival Row.
Carnival Row sees Bloom as the brilliantly named Rycroft “Philo” Philostrate, a police investigator hunting for answers after a murderer begins picking off humans and Faefolk – the non-human, fantasy residents of this wonderfully realised world. Mixing genres and featuring the frankly awesome Jared Harris (Chernobyl, The Terror) in support, Carnival Row could well be your next streaming obsession.
NOW TV Entertainment Pass
You can watch some of the best and biggest boxsets around, as well as live content from an array of different channels, all thanks to the NOW TV Entertainment Pass. And this month you’d be remiss if you didn’t catch the second season of the show everyone is talking about: Succession.
The foul-mouthed, ferociously funny drama traces the monstrous (and monstrously rich) Roy family as they squabble over power of Waystar Royco, the international media conglomerate established and run with dangerous abandon by ageing patriarch Logan, played by the brilliant Brian Cox.
A story of naked greed and ambition with occasional glimpses of genuine warmth, in large part due to the fantastic contributions of the super cast, Succession is smartly written, timely and hilarious. The Roy family may not be entirely likeable, but just try to take your eyes off them.
Sky Sports Mobile TV
The Premier League season is back in full swing and, it’s fair to say, the top teams haven’t missed a beat. Liverpool have been imperious so far, dropping zero points and scoring a hatful of goals, while Man City fell victim once again to VAR against Tottenham but otherwise have looked as frighteningly slick as last season.
Still, the season is a long one and we can expect plenty of twists and turns, with September’s fixtures offering up some opportunities for upsets. Manchester United, despite a reasonably positive transfer window, have looked shaky with their top four credentials set to be tested further on September 22 by Manuel Pellegrini’s forward-thinking West Ham, led by superb summer signing Haller.
Chelsea vs Liverpool, meanwhile, is one of the Premier League’s most bitter rivalries so expect both pulsating football and plenty of needle when the two meet on September 22, in a Super Sunday for the ages. Even at Stamford Bridge, a win for Chelsea would surely represent an upset with Lampard’s young team still finding their feet with defensive mishaps leading to a topsy turvy start. If there’s a team that can punish such vulnerabilities, it’s Klopp’s Liverpool.
Finally, Man City visit Marco Silva’s Everton in the late kick-off on September 28 – a tricky tie that could be a potential banana skin for the Champions. City have looked strong but with gaps at central defence thanks to an injury to Laporte, and with Everton finding their feet under Silva’s stewardship, this one could have a big impact on the top of the table.
Summer may be coming to an end but there’s a welcome burst of sunshine this month courtesy of Charlie XCX, and her highly anticipated new album Charli. Out on September 13, Charli is the artist’s first album in five long years, with her excellent collaboration with Lizzo, ‘Blame It on Your Love’, surely setting out the stall for what could be 2019’s biggest and best pop release.
If you’re looking for something a little different, Philadelphia native (Sandy) Alex G returns on the same date with new album House of Sugar, the follow up to the brilliant Rocket. (Sandy) Alex G offers lovely indie guitar pop but with a healthy dash of psychedelia thrown in. The singles released so far have indicated that this could be his best yet, and don’t be surprised if you see this folkie soon cross over to the mainstream.
And, whatever you’re in the mood for this September, Spotify Premium lets you take your favourite songs, albums and playlists offline and without ads, so you can check out the best new albums without interruptions.
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