Autumn is here and that means nights in on the sofa on increasingly dark evenings. Fortunately, there’s no end of things to catch up with on NOW TV or Sky before they depart from the streaming ether.
Sky’s box set collection is bidding farewell to the one of the best TV shows of the modern age, as well as a whole host of superhero treats.
Sky Cinema, meanwhile, is waving goodbye to a diverse array of movies, from A Beautiful Mind and The Good, The Bad And The Ugly to Rogue One and Zootropolis.
Whichever you subscribe to, this coming month is your last chance to stream the following:
The Leftovers: Season 1 to 3 – 24th October
Profound, provocative and perfectly performed, HBO’s drama about the people left behind when a small percentage of the world’s population unexpectedly disappear is one of the best TV shows of the last 20 years.
Legion: Season 1 and 2 – 25th October
Noah Hawley’s X-Men series is a mind-bending modern gem, as follow David Haller (Dan Stevens), a haunted man with power beyond comprehension. His power does not come free, but at the steep cost of David’s mind. Plagued by numerous split personalities – each commanding a different aspect of his power – David is trying to find his way back to sanity. He’s getting tired and about to give up, until he meets the girl of his dreams (Rachel Keller)…
Desperate Housewives: Season 1 to 8 – 6th November
Mixing satire, comedy and mystery, this Emmy-winning drama explores the darker side of suburbia. Here, on Wisteria Lane, homemakers tend their husbands, children and flower beds, while barely suppressing the fears, secrets and anxieties that threaten to destroy their seemingly idyllic lives.
Roast Battle: Season 2 – 6th November
Jimmy Carr, Jonathan Ross and Katherine Ryan oversee comedians battling it out in a slinging match of verbal mud, foul-mouthed jokes and offensive insults.
Flight of the Conchords: Live in London – 6th November
Bret and Jemaine get the band back together for a laugh-out-loud mix of old classics and new gems in this 90-minute special.
DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow: Season 1 to 3 – 14th November
Before the time-travelling gang return to our screens for more adventures in The Waverider, don’t miss your chance to catch up with the first three entertaining series.
Supergirl: Season 1 to 3 – 14th November
The CW’s hugely positive and inspiring superhero series is an important one to watch, especially if you are, or you have, a young girl. With Season 4 kicking off this autumn, don’t miss your chance to catch up with the first three.
The Flash – 14th November
Catch up with The Flash’s first four seasons, before Barry Allen returns to Sky One for a fifth run. You’ll have to be quick, though, with Season 1 also set to depart Sky Box Sets and NOW TV on 20th October.
Other titles leaving Sky Box Sets and NOW TV in October / November 2018:
Game On: Season 1
House Of Lies: Season 3
Archer: Season 1
The Cafe: Season 1
Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace
The Flash: Season 1
Sons Of Vienna: Season 1
Grey’s Anatomy: Season 14
White Famous: Season 1
Darkness: Season 1
Reverie: Season 1
Africa’s Hunters: Season 1
How It’s Made: Season 26
Marvel’s Inhumans: Season 1
Savage Kingdom: Season 1
Criminal Minds: Season 13
Scandal: Season 1 to 6
Grey’s Anatomy: Season 7 to 13
Grey’s Anatomy: Season 1 to 7
Darbar Festival 2015
Grateful Dead: Classic Albums
Joel & Nish Vs The World: Season 1
Misfit Garage: Season 3
Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central: Season 1 and 2
The Chris Ramsey Show: Season 1
My Kitchen Rules: Season 1
Portrait Artist Of The Year
Stalker: Season 1
Tanked: Season 8
The History Of Comedy: Season 2
Insecure: Season 3
Comedy Central At The Comedy Store
Outback Truckers: Season 4
The Art Of Drumming: Season 1
Ross Kemp: Return To Afghanistan: Season 1
Sons of Vienna: Season 1
What on Earth?: Season 1
Elementary: Season 6
For The People: Season 1
Trials Of The Wild: Season 1
The Outpost: Season 1
Diesel Brothers: Season 1 and 2
Ballers: Season 4
Sick Of It: Season 1
Blindspot: Season 1 to 3
A Beautiful Mind – 31st October
Russell Crowe is on award-winning form as troubled mathematician John Nash, who agrees to take on secret work for the government helping to crack codes.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – 10th November
Felicity Jones shines as fugitive Jyn Erso in this Stars Wars prequel, which tells the story of how the Death Star plans were stolen before Episode IV. Ben Mendelsohn is having fun as the villainous Krennic, while Mads Mikkelsen brings emotional weight as Jyn’s father. The star of the show, though, is the action, which erupts in the final act to turn sci-fi into war movie, as director Gareth Edwards combines Saving Private Ryan and George Lucas’ universe to visceral effect.
Zootropolis – 17th November
Disney’s comedy takes place in a world where talking animals have put aside their natural differences in the circle of life to coexist peacefully. A positive political message in a family animation? It’s done so wittily, subtly and amusingly that this is one of the best animations of the year.
Other titles leaving Sky Cinema and NOW TV in October / November 2018:
You Don’t Mess With The Zohan
Super Furry Animals
Tinker Bell And The Pirate Fairy
Babe: Pig In The City
The Good, The Bad And The Ugly
Along Came A Spider
Beauty and the Beast
Christmas In The Smokies
Escobar: Paradise Lost
Heaven Knows What
I Am Number Four
I’ll Be Home For Christmas
In A Valley Of Violence
Made In France
Mickey’s Magical Christmas
The 13th Warrior
The Dragon Spell
The Unknown Girl
Thunderbolt And Lightfoot
The Ant Bully
Army Of One
Salt and Fire
The House Bunny
The Three Dogateers