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Faced with a barrage of big-name sporting events and a heat wave, terrestrial TV seems to have given up completely.

Thankfully, streaming services are still coming up with the goods, both in terms of original content and shows and films licensed from other studios. Here’s what Netflix has to offer this month.

Good Girls

Available now

Three suburban mums (Christina Hendricks, Mae Whitman, Retta) have had enough of doing the school run and trying to make ends meet, and so they decide to rob the local supermarket. What they don’t bank on is the manager getting a good look at one of them, and for the loot to be far more than they expected. Comedy drama from Jenna Bans, the woman behind Desperate Housewives and Grey’s Anatomy.

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee

Available now

Jerry Seinfeld’s low-fi series with high-end motors is back for a 10th series. This time around, he’s ferrying Ellen DeGeneres, Zach Galifianakis, Alec Baldwin, Dave Chappelle and Jerry Lewis around to get coffee. It might have started on Crackle, but this is now a Netflix original.

First Team: Juventus

Available now

This documentary follows Italian football team Juventus during the 2017/18 season, with plenty of action both on and off the pitch. It all culminates in a race for the title between Juventus and arch rivals Napoli. Interviewees include Alessandro Del Piero, Federico Bernardeschi, Giorgio Chiellini, Douglas Costa, team captain Gianluigi Buffon and coach Massimiliano Allegri.

Sacred Games

Available now

A story of betrayal glamour and grit set in Mumbai in this, Netflix’s first original Indian series. This sprawling mob drama is based on the novel by acclaimed author Vikram Chandra, and stars Bollywood legend Saif Khan.

A Ghost Story

Available now

Casey Affleck stars as a car crash victim who now haunts his partner’s house. He does this – we’re not kidding here – while wearing a white sheet with two eye holes cut out of it, like a child at Halloween. Rooney Mara plays his partner, and we assume it’s Affleck under the sheet, though he could’ve quite easily outsourced it to a jobbing extra and taken a few weeks off.

Jim Jeffries: This is Me Now

Available 13th July

A new comedy special from the Australian stand-up. Jeffries is known for his antagonistic approach, and it’s on full display during this show. For a flavour of what to expect, Google his fiery exchange with Piers Morgan concerning Donald Trump. Just maybe not at work.

Sugar Rush

Available 13th July

Welcome to the Great British Bakeo… hang on. No, this isn’t the Bake Off, it just looks a whole lot like it. It’s a baking competition that sees amateur bakers race against the clock to complete a series of challenges, that are then judged by professional bakers. There’s no Hollywood handshake though, or Noel and Sandy’s comedy asides. In other words, it’s a lot more American.

Last Chance U: INDY

Available 20th July

This is the third series of this documentary about college American football. This time, the setting is Independence, Kansas. The team has suffered years of losing seasons, but this year coach Jason Brown and the Pirates will fight for a spot in the Junior College Football rankings. Can they do it? Tune in and find out.

Happy End

Available 24th July

Europe’s migrant crisis is the backdrop for this satire about a wealthy Calais family. Isabelle Huppert is the matriarch of the family, which is beset by personal strife, though completely oblivious to the bigger tragedy unfolding on its doorstep. Harrowing – and disturbingly relevant – stuff.

The Bleeding Edge

the bleeding edge

Available 27th July

No, this isn’t the 2016 horror film of the same name, though it’s not a much easier watch. Kirby Dick is a fearless documentary maker who’s turning his sights on the medical device industry. Namely the potentially horrific side effects of such supposedly miracle devices. The US FDA (Food and Drug Administration, who regulates these kinds of things) doesn’t come out well.

Orange is the New Black

Available 27th July

One of Netflix’s flagship original series is now into its sixth seasons. It picks up after the riot that finished series five – while Alex and Piper remain as the main characters, plenty of their inmate chums have been nixed in favour of a new cast. Can they breathe new life into the show?

Extinction

Available 27th July

Michael Pena is having nightmares about losing his family to an unknown threat in Netflix’s latest foray into the world of sci-fi. His nightmare becomes reality when the planet is invaded by a hostile force, and he has to draw on a strength he didn’t know he had to keep his family alive.

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