We are now nearing the end of the traditional summer now as we enter August, which is typically the first month of the year where we see students head back to school. Still, there is a little bit of time left to get some nice binge-watching in before school starts again.

Here are our picks for this upcoming week:

TV:

  • Heartland (Season 11): Season 11 of the series has just been put on a variety of streaming services and is said to be about a sprawling family saga that takes place where an unfortunate tragedy has glued a family together to pull them through life’s thick and thin moments. Follow young Amy Fleming as she slowly discovers she possesses her now-deceased mother’s ability to aid injured horses as well as maintaining good relationships with those who are trying to get by one day at a time. The family pursues forgotten dreams and challenges as their strength is tested against personal struggles. The show and its eleventh season are available to stream on Netflix, Hulu and Hallmark Movies Now. 

 

  • Jane The Virgin (Season 5): The fifth season of the show will be available to stream on Netflix on August 8. In the meantime, you can watch the fifth season on The CW app on the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Apple TV.

 

  • Hard Knocks: Training Camps with the Oakland Raiders: Ready to get your NFL on? The HBO series Hard Knocks comes back and will be airing an entire season based on the Oakland Raiders. The season premiere will air on Tuesday, August 6 at 10 p.m. ET on HBO. It will additionally be made available on HBO GO and HBO NOW after it premieres.

 

Movies:

  • Beware the Gonzo: This is a great film for those who are about to begin school soon and perhaps are the rebellious type. The movie can be found to stream on the VUDU app and will contain ads as you watch it.

 

  • Drillbit Taylor: Honestly, this should be in the hall of fame as one of the most underrated comedy movies of all-time. The sad part is that it can only be streamed on-demand on fuboTV. However, due to the fact that it does deal with beginning a brand new school year, I’m still going to mention it. It can be rented on iTunes for $3.99 and purchased for $12.99.

 

  • Paper Towns: Catching a school theme yet? This film does deal with a lot of school-related scenes. Plus, it could make seniors excited for their end-of-the-year prom. Paper Towns can currently only be streamed through the FXNow streaming service, but it is available to rent on iTunes for $3.99 and purchase for only $6.99.

 

Sports:

  • Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement: A select number of players will be put into the NFL Hall of Fame this weekend. To watch this, the ceremony will be on Saturday, August 3, and start at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN and NFL Network.

 

  • GoBowling at The Glen (Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series): This race will be on Sunday, August 4, at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

 

  • New York Jets vs. New York Giants (NFL Preseason): This upcoming Thursday will be the second week of NFL preseason games, but the first where there will be several games. This game here is being nationally televised and will be on Thursday, August 8, at 7 p.m. ET on NFL Network.