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Are you in the mood for some sexy shows featuring the affluent royals of contemporary Britain, the lonely wives, girlfriends and mistresses caught in an affair or two, or the young progressive millennials of the fashionable New York City? Then step right into Showmax where drama collides with fashion, power, feminism, love (or lust), sometimes even humour.
Here are some of the hottest series on Showmax, all ready for your next adults-only binge.
Millennials are killing it in the employment world, at least according to Jane, Kat and Sutton – the three best friends at the centre of the feel-good drama The Bold Type, which explores friendship, identity, sexuality, romance and everything in between, all the issues that define millennial-living in a city as vibrant as New York City.
While working for women’s magazine Scarlet, Jane, Kat and Sutton navigate their careers while finding their own voices and discovering themselves, all while giving us seriously hot fashion tips and BFF goals that will keep you invested in these three young women from beginning to end.
And then there is Jacqueline Carlyle, the editor-in-chief of Scarlet, a smart no-nonsense woman who is a nurturer and mentor in a cut-throat world. The Bold Type is a cheery show, but that doesn’t stop it from tackling serious societal issues like race in America, sexual assault, immigration, gun control and so much more. This is the kind of feminist, progressive and sexy show that we all need in our lives.
Featuring Charmed star Alyssa Milano, Mistresses follows four female friends caught up in a series of illicit affairs and complicated relationships that sometime threaten their friendship.
There’s Sav (Milano) who finds herself pregnant, and caught between two men (her husband and her colleague) – either could be the father of her baby.
April is a recent widow whose love life becomes too complicated when her husband’s mistress shows up with a child and tries to blackmail her.
Karen is a psychiatrist who jeopardises her career when she has an affair with her married patient who’s also dying of cancer. And Joss is Sav’s non-committal younger sister who doesn’t mind jumping from one relationship to the next.
Younger and The Bold Type are similar in more ways than one – both set in New York’s publishing industry, featuring empowered women who are not afraid to raise their voices about serious issues, plus, they’re both sweet, funny and still packing a dramatic (and sexy) punch.
In Younger, we follow the 40-year-old divorced mom Liza Miller (Sutton Foster), who lies about her age to get a job at a top publishing house in New York. It turns out that she’s great at her job, really good at lying, and able to nurture real friendships with the likes of young, smart Kelsey Peters (Hilary Duff) and real romances with the free-spirited Josh and her charming boss Charles.
From The Crown to Victoria to The White Queen, the TV world cannot be left behind when it comes to digging deeper into the personal lives of royal families. Then there’s The Royals, which, unlike the others, isn’t based on a real historical monarch, but rather tells the story of an extravagant British royal family in modern-day London thrown into disarray when the next heir to the thrown dies and the burden of the monarch is placed upon the pleasure-seeking second son who isn’t quite “king material.” Like his twin sister, this prince prefers to party, get up to mischief, and generally besmirch the name of the royal family.
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