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23rd Oct 2017

Five Thrilling New Things To Watch On Netflix This Week


The weather is getting chillier by the day, and what with the evenings being pitch black by the time you get home from work, the only thing you feel like doing is a big binge session on Netflix.

No shame in that, sure. 

There’s five new things that have just hit Irish screens, and we wanna snuggle down with some popcorn and our blankies for all of these this week.

The Day I Met El Chapo: The Kate del Castillo Story

The Day I Met El Chapo is the biographical account of Mexican actress, Kate del Castillo. The three-part series tells Kate’s side of the story using never-before-seen footage and exclusive details of what led to the infamous meeting between one of the world’s most notorious drug lords, a Hollywood star and one of Mexico’s most famous television actresses.


1922 is based on Stephen King’s 131-page story telling of a man’s confession of his wife’s murder. The tale is told from from the perspective of Wilfred James, the story’s unreliable narrator who admits to killing his wife, Arlette, with his son in Nebraska. 

But after he buries her body, he finds himself terrorised by rats and, as his life begins to unravel, becomes convinced his wife is haunting him.

One of Us

One of Us explores the opaque world of Hasidic Judaism through a cadre of fascinating characters. Through unique and intimate access over the span of three years, acclaimed observational filmmakers Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady (Jesus Camp, Detropia) delve into the lives of three brave individuals who have recently made the decision to leave the insular ultra-orthodox community at the expense of all else, including relationships with their family members and – in one case – their personal safety. 

With a sensitive and compassionate eye, One of Us chronicles the achingly cinematic journey of people in search of a personal freedom that comes only at a very high cost.


Frank Grillo (Kingdom, Captain America: Civil War) stars as the wheelman, a getaway driver thrust into a high stakes race-to-survive after a bank robbery goes terribly wrong. With a car full of money and his family on the line, the clock is ticking to figure out who double-crossed him and the only person he can trust – his thirteen-year-old daughter. 

All reasons to think fast and drive faster.

Patton Oswalt: Annihilation

Comedian Patton Oswalt returns to Netflix with “Patton Oswalt: Annihilation.” The deeply personal and powerful stand-up special dives into the last year of Patton’s life, following the passing of his wife, and how he worked through the pain and grief by finding humour. Oswalt also explores topics including the angst of social media, the current political climate and being tricked by robocalls. 

Filmed at Chicago’s Athenaeum Theatre, the one-hour stand-up special, comes on the heels of his Emmy® award-winning comedy special, “Talking for Clapping

Now to choose what one to start with…

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