Starzplay aren’t quite as well known in the UK as some of the ‘big’ streaming services over here but they’ve been backing some top titles in the past year or so and, we’re pleased to say, it’s getting even better in January!
Into The X-Files but never seen Fringe? YOU’LL LOVE IT. Love all things Stephen King? Castle Rock is DEFINITELY your bag. Then there’s Mindy Kaling and Matt Warburton‘s re-imagining of Four Weddings and a Funeral plus Doom Patrol, which is getting a lot of love out there – alongside the likes of Almost Famous, Fatal Attraction and the classic Harrison Ford-starrer Patriot Games.
Want to know a bit more now my over-excited intro is pretty much running to its conclusion? Take a closer look at Starzplay’s slate:
DOOM PATROL – Streaming Now
DOOM PATROL reimagines one of DC’s most beloved groups of Super Heroes: Robotman aka Cliff Steele, Negative Man aka Larry Trainor, Elasti-Woman aka Rita Farr and Crazy Jane, led by modern-day mad scientist Niles Caulder aka The Chief. Each member of the Doom Patrol suffered a horrible accident that gave them superhuman abilities, but also left them scarred and disfigured. Traumatised and downtrodden, the team found their purpose through The Chief, coming together to investigate the weirdest phenomena in existence. Called to action by Cyborg aka Vic Stone, the Doom Patrol – part support group, part Super Hero team – is a band of superpowered freaks who fight for a world that wants nothing to do with them.
CASTLE ROCK (S1) – Streaming Now
CASTLE ROCK takes viewers into the chilling world of acclaimed, best-selling author Stephen King. The psychological-horror series set in the King multiverse, Castle Rock is an original story that combines the mythological scale and intimate character storytelling of King’s best-loved works, weaving an epic saga of darkness and light, played out on a few square miles of Maine woodland.
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FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL – Streaming now
When Maya (Natalie Emmanuel), the young communications director for a New York senatorial campaign, receives a wedding invitation from her college schoolmate now living in London she leaves her professional and personal life behind. Travelling to England she reconnects with her old friends and ends up in the midst of their personal crises. Relationships are forged and broken, political scandals exposed, London social life lampooned, love affairs ignited and doused, and of course, there are four weddings… and a funeral.
FRINGE – Streaming now
Alongside being one of the finest TV series of recent times, the critically acclaimed FRINGE explores the ever-blurring line between science fiction and reality, where hybrid monsters tear through sewers, thieves walk through walls and portals open to parallel universes. Unable to police a world in which science has advanced beyond our wildest dreams — and nightmares — FBI Special Agent Olivia Dunham (Anna Torv) seeks help from eccentric ‘fringe’ scientist Dr. Walter Bishop and his jack-of-all trades son, Peter. Under the direction of Special Agent Phillip Broyles and assisted by Agents Astrid Farnsworth, Charlie Francis and Lincoln Lee, the Fringe Team investigates unusual incidents that defy human logic and unimaginable events that threaten our very existence on a universal scale. Irrevocably linked to a parallel “other” universe by the machinations of a younger Walter Bishop trying to save the life of his son, Olivia and alternate-born Peter must bridge two universes while wrestling with questions of identity and destiny … and a multiverse threatened by the mysterious Observers. With the help of Nina Sharp, who runs Massive Dynamic, the omnipresent corporation founded by Bishop’s former lab partner, William Bell, the Fringe team imagines and tests the impossibilities while investigating unbelievable events, macabre crimes, and mystifying cases involving pyrokinesis, neuroscience, cryonics, genetic engineering, astral projection, and other fantastical theories. When the unimaginable happens, it’s their job to stop it.
NIP/TUCK – Streaming now
Sean McNamara and Christian Troy are two plastic surgeons running a partnership in Miami, Florida with different issues to life. Sean is a wishy-washy, weak-kneed, family man who distances himself with work to avoid his dysfunctional home life which includes his needy and spiteful wife Julia, his rebellious teenage son Matt and young daughter Annie. The more slick Christian is an arrogant, narcissistic, unethical, ladies’ man who worships wine, women, and the all mighty dollar, and will do just about anything to get what he wants (lie, cheat, steal, blackmail and seduce)and has no qualms about practically anything.
ALMOST FAMOUS – Streaming now
Set in 1973, it chronicles the funny and often poignant coming of age of 15-year-old William, an unabashed music fan who is inspired by the seminal bands of the time. When his love of music lands him an assignment from Rolling Stone magazine to interview the up-and-coming band Stillwater — fronted by lead guitar Russell Hammond and lead singer Jeff Bebe William embarks on an eye-opening journey with the band’s tour, despite the objections of his protective mother.
PATRIOT GAMES – Streaming now
When former CIA agent Jack Ryan (Harrison Ford) hampers an IRA terrorist attack in London, he kills one of the terrorists. The dead man’s brother, another member of the group named Sean Miller (Sean Bean), is arrested but quickly escapes. Vowing revenge against Ryan, Miller travels to the United States, where he forces Ryan’s wife (Anne Archer) and daughter (Thora Birch) into a car accident that badly injures them. This convinces Ryan to rejoin the CIA in order to track down Miller.
FATAL ATTRACTION – Streaming now
For Dan Gallagher (Michael Douglas), life is good. He is on the rise at his New York law firm, is happily married to his wife, Beth (Anne Archer), and has a loving daughter. But, after a casual fling with a sultry book editor named Alex (Glenn Close), everything changes. Jilted by Dan, Alex becomes unstable, her behaviour escalating from aggressive pursuit to obsessive stalking. Dan realises that his main problem is not hiding his affair, but rather saving himself and his family