This month, the much anticipated Olympic games headed to Rio to watch the world's best compete in a number of games. With new additions to the games added such as golf (and in Tokyo 2020, surfing will be in the offerings), there are bound to be must see memories in the makings! Standouts include: Simone Biles, Usain Bolt, Michael Phelps, and so much more. Check your local listings as the games will play on a number of NBC Network stations, online and through a Samsung VR partnership as well.
If you miss your favorite sport, you can also see recaps as well to ensure that yourcovered. It all starts off with the Opening Ceremonies on Aug 5th and concludes where it all began in Brazil on Aug 21st. Get your medal count ready!
This Acorn TV Original Series starring Emmy nominated Ashley Jensen (Catastrophe, Extras, Ugly Betty) in Agatha Raisin, a fun new mystery show. This new show incorporates whimsy, humor, and mysteries. Based on MC Beaton's best-selling novels, a London PR Maven turned amateur sleuth, enters a world filled with mischief, mayhem, and murder when she decides to enjoy her early retirement in the Cotswolds. This hope is dashed when she is implicated in the deadly case of the Quiche of Death. In the fun and witty eight-part mystery, more murders occur in her village. Drawn into their mysteries, Agatha attempts to solve the crime in unorthodox ways. The pilot and series co-star Mathew Horne (Gavin & Stacey, Drunk History) as Agatha’s best friend and former assistant Roy, and Jamie Glover (Waterloo Road) as Agatha’s on-off love interest, James.
THE GET DOWN
Enter the world of The Get Down with Netflix's new original series Directed by Baz Luhrmann. The Bronx in the 1970's comes to life with a mix of NYC gritty street life, the birth of Hip Hop, and of course it's seen through the eyes of young kids coming up as they transition into adulting. Notable titans of the birth of Hip Hop emerge as well as showcasing the style of the era by Costume Wardrobe Stylist Catherine Martin. The first 6 episodes start streaming on Aug 12th with the remaining episodes of the season continuing next year.