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From the cheesy to the magical, from the offbeat and awkward to the meant-to-be, these are the hottest, steamiest, sweetest, sexiest, most romantic series for you to stream or download on Showmax, all available for your next indulgent binge session.

Younger, First on Showmax

Would you trade your wisdom, dignity and self respect for another shot at being in your 20s? Liza Miller does. After realising the world has no time for someone in their 40s, she masquerades as a 26-year-old. It works, landing her a new job, more friends, lots of partying and loads of sex. But can she keep up the charade and, worse, keep up with her young co-workers? From the creators of Sex and the City, a series about being as young as you feel – as long as you can convince everyone else. Watch now »

Tali’s Wedding Diary, Showmax Original

From the creators of SuzelleDIY comes a hilarious new mockumentary starring Julia Anastasopoulos as Tali, a Joburg princess who moves to Cape Town – and she’s getting married! Watch now »


Maddie is a con artist with a slew of victims behind her. But then she falls for a mark just as her past starts catching up with her… Watch now »

No Tomorrow

Evie’s life is super ordered – and going nowhere. Then she meets the hunky Xavier, who might be perfect… except he thinks the world will end in a few months. Watch now »


Reckless on Showmax
Image: CBS

Jamie is a street-smart lawyer, but is she ready for a small rural town and its hunky attorney, Roy? Things get interesting in this hot legal eagle drama. Watch now »

Emily Owens, MD

Emily Owens MD on Showmax
Image: CBS

Emily was a geek in school, so she hoped her surgery career would be different. But that might’ve been too much to ask for in this cute romantic drama. Watch now »

The L Word

The full boxset of the L Word is on Showmax
Image: MGM

Enjoy this long-running and award-winning drama about the lives and loves of a group of women in LA, with all the hookups, breakups… and everything in between. Watch now »

Sex and the City

Based on the novel by Candace Bushnell, Sex and the City follows sex columnist Carrie Bradshaw and her three close friends as they navigate the pitfalls of dating in the Big Apple as thirtysomethings, while looking fabulous, having fun and making names for themselves in their careers. It’s risque, it’s sassy, it’s brutally honest and it’s an absolute feast for the eyes if fashion is your thing. The iconic show was so beloved by fans that it sparked two spin-off films as well as a prequel series after its last episode in 2004. Watch now »


Reign on Showmax
Image: CBS

A saucy show about the young Mary, Queen of Scots, who is betrothed to the smouldering heir to the French throne. But can Mary survive the deadly politics of the French court? Watch now »

True Blood

True Blood on Showmax
Image: HBO

Sookie Stackhouse is a waitress in Bon Temps, Louisiana. Sookie is not like the other girls. For one thing, she’s telepathic. Two years ago, Japanese scientists invented a blood substitute that allows vampires to live out in the open. The vampires are now split into two factions: those who choose to assimilate into normal life, and those who choose to live up to their true violent nature. When Sookie meets 173-year-old vampire Bill she can’t help but fall for him. Is their relationship doomed to end in bloodshed? Binge on the complete box-set of this award-winning HBO series. Watch now »

The Affair

The Affair Season 3 on Showmax
Image: CBS

Ruth Wilson won a Golden Globe for her role as Alison Lockhart, a waitress living in the holiday town of Montauk, Long Island. Alison is carrying around a heavy burden of grief, not made any lighter by her faltering relationship with her husband. Enter Noah Solloway (Dominic West) – an author battling writer’s block while on holiday with his wife and four kids at his in-laws’ mansion on Long Island. The masterful storytelling technique that shows us the affair from both Alison and Noah’s perspectives reminds us that we should never trust our memories – or the people we love. Watch now »

Grey’s Anatomy

Start at the beginning as Dr Meredith Grey joins a top Seattle hospital. She’s there to save lives, but is she ready for the changes in her own life? Watch now »

Being Mary Jane

Success isn’t easy to reach and it’s harder to keep. But the real question is: when you have it all, can you also have love and family? This is what news anchor Mary Jane Paul (Gabrielle Union) is trying to figure out in this romantic drama series. Watch now »

Desperate Housewives

Suburbia has never looked the same again after the arrival of the housewives of Wisteria Lane. Enjoy the full collection of this smart, sexy, funny yet dangerous show! Watch now »

Downton Abbey

Audiences quickly became addicted to this immersive series. You’ll love being privy to the intimate details and intricate workings of the lives of the Earl and Countess of Grantham and their family, and the difficulties, dangers and drama for the servants who live at Downton with them. This is as authentic as period drama gets: actual historical events shape the plotlines, and filming took place in Highclere Castle. Maggie Smith’s Dowager Countess often steals the show with her dour, dry, hilariously snooty one-liners. Watch now »

The Magicians

Quentin Coldwater is a street magician who doesn’t realise he’s got real magic – the dark, powerful kind – at his fingertips until he finds himself at Brakebills College for Magical Pedagogy. Never thought magicians could be sexy? Wait til you see what Quentin and his college friends get up to in this steamy, dark series. Watch now »

The Arrangement

Glitz and glamour come with a price as a young woman is offered a chance to marry a rich actor. This exposes her to a dangerous and secretive new world. Watch now »


Star Crossed on Showmax
Image: CBS

Can love survive prejudice? In this groundbreaking sci-fi show, a human girl and alien boy must stand against their people’s anger, or risk losing each other. Watch now »

The Vampire Diaries

Vampire Diaries on Showmax
Image: CBS

Based on the best-selling book series, The Vampire Diaries is all about Elena (Nina Dobrev), a teenager struggling to deal with the death of her parents. When the gorgeous and mysterious Stefan (Paul Wesley) arrives at her school, she’s immediately drawn to him. Unknown to her, he has a dark secret: he’s a vampire and so is his equally attractive brother Damon (Ian Somerhalder). Love sucks – especially when you start developing feelings for two vampire brothers and one is not as nice as he first appears. Watch now »

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