5 Things You Must Watch This Long Weekend on Optik TV

Grab your popcorn and favourite blanket! Long weekends (especially rainy ones) are the best time to cozy up on the couch and veg out to some awesome TV shows and movies. With something for everyone in the family – from blockbuster movies to binge-worthy TV series – we’ve rounded up our top five favourites to keep you entertained through the Labour Day weekend and beyond.

And if you’re big Marvel fans like us, you’ll be as excited as we are that this weekend you can get one of the biggest blockbusters of the year – Captain America: Civil War – weeks before it’s available to rent or on Blu-ray.

  1. Captain America: Civil War

After an incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure forces government oversight of the team’s activities. The Avengers disagree on what course to take, resulting in a divide – one side led by Captain America and the other following Iron Man. With Own on Optik, TELUS customers have a chance to get in on the action and pick a side before their friends do.


Available to buy On Demand (to watch as many times as you like!). Find it on channel 405.

  1. The Jungle Book

Mowgli, a man-cub raised in the jungle by a family of wolves, embarks on a captivating journey of self-discovery when he’s forced to abandon the only home he’s ever known. This family-friendly Disney classic is not-to-be missed.

Jungle Book

Available to rent On Demand. Find it on channel 108.

  1. Narcos

The highly anticipated second season of the critically acclaimed Netflix drama is back! Get a look inside the infamous Medellin drug cartel and into the life of the notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar as DEA agent Steve Murphy joins the war on drugs and takes on the narcos.


Available via Netflix. Find it on channel 422.

  1. Halt and Catch Fire

Another great series from AMC, the channel that brought you Breaking Bad and the Walking Dead. It’s the early 1980s, and the spirit of innovation in personal computing is about to catch fire. Hot on the trail is a renegade trio, who risk everything to realize their vision of building a computer that can change the future. Catch the first two seasons on Netflix and the first episodes of Season 3 On demand now.

Halt & Catch Fire

Available via Netflix on channel 422 for Seasons 1 & 2 and AMC On Demand on channel 305.

  1. Spectre (and a James Bond marathon!)

The latest James Bond film, Spectre, will debut on The Movie Network on Sunday night and to get you in the mood, every (yes, every) James Bond movie will be available to view on The Movie Network On demand. From Dr. No to Skyfall, you can catch up on the Sean Connery classics before watching Daniel Craig take on the sinister Christoph Waltz.

James Bond - Spectre

Available on TMN On Demand on channel 410.

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