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Not Stirring Tonight? No Problem Netflix Have Some Brilliant Additions This Weekend

By Darragh Berry

March 18, 2018 at 3:37pm

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Absolutely dead to the world following the antics of St. Patrick's Day? Is the phone going ninety but you don't want to move from the leaba mór?

Well, Netflix have got you covered with their new additions for this weekend which will ensure that you won't have FOMO if you don't head out.

NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES

Edha: Season 1 (Available from 16 March)

A dramatic series set in the fashion-conscious city of Buenos Aires, as seen through the eyes of a trendsetting designer, Edha, whose untraditional male model, Teo, becomes her muse. Their chemistry inspires Edha to create a stunning new fashion line, but Teo's hidden agenda will set in motion a series of betrayals that cause their worlds to unravel.

On My Block: Season 1 (Available from 16 March)

On My Block, co-created by Lauren Iungerich (creator of Awkward) and Eddie Gonzalez & Jeremy Haft, is a coming-of-age comedy about four bright and street-savvy friends navigating their way through the triumph, pain and the newness of high school set in the rough inner city. The series stars Diego Tinoco (Teen Wolf) as Cesar Diaz, Jason Genao (The Get Down, Logan) as Ruby Martinez, Jessica Marie Garcia (Disney's Liv and Maddie) as Jasmin, Sierra Capri as Monse Finnie and Brett Gray as Jamal Turner.

FILMS

Annihilation (Now Streaming)

Lena, a biologist and former soldier, joins a mission to uncover what happened to her husband inside Area X - a sinister and mysterious phenomenon that is expanding across the American coastline. Once inside, the expedition discovers a world of mutated landscape and creatures, as dangerous as it is beautiful, that threatens both their lives and their sanity.

Benji  (Available from 16 March)

A modern day retelling of the classic, the story of Benji follows one orphaned puppy and Carter and Frankie, two capricious New Orleans school kids who strike up a friendship with the tenacious street dog. When danger befalls them and they end up kidnapped by robbers who are in over their heads, Benji and his scruffy sidekick come to the rescue.

Grown Ups   (Available from 16 March)

The death of their childhood basketball coach leads to a reunion for some old friends (Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock), who gather at the site of a championship celebration years earlier. Picking up where they left off, the buddies -- with wives and children in tow -- discover why age does not, necessarily, equal maturity.

Bad Lieutenant: Port Of Call New Orleans   (Available from 18 March)

Terence McDonagh (Nicolas Cage) isn't doing so well. He has a nasty painkiller addiction, courtesy of an injury he sustained while rescuing a prisoner during Hurricane Katrina. Plus, there's his alcoholic father (Tom Bower), boozy wife (Jennifer Coolidge) and prostitute girlfriend (Eva Mendes). And, he's just been saddled with a rookie partner (Shawn Hatosy). Now Terence must pull himself back from the edge of insanity to investigate a series of murders that has the city on edge.

WEEKLY EPISODES

Designated Survivor: Season 2

With the conspiracy more alarming than ever, a fiery lawyer joins President Kirkman's staff and Agent Wells forms an alliance with a British spy.  Stars Kiefer Sutherland, Natascha McElhone, Adan Canto, Italia Ricci, LaMonica Garrett, Kal Penn, Maggie Q, Ben Lawson, Zoe McLellan and Paulo Costanzo

Once Upon A Time: Season 7

A knock on the door changes everything for Henry Mills – now a struggling writer living in Seattle – when a girl shows up saying she’s his daughter.

The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale

Trending news, pop culture, social media, original videos and more come together in host Joel McHale's new weekly comedy commentary show.

Black Lightning: Season 1

Jefferson Pierce is a man wrestling with a secret. Nine years ago, Pierce was gifted with the superhuman power to harness and control electricity, which he used to keep his hometown streets safe as the masked vigilante Black Lightning. However, after too many nights with his life and his family on the line, he left his Super Hero days behind. Almost a decade later, Pierce’s crime-fighting days are long behind him…or so he thought. But with crime and corruption spreading like wildfire, Black Lightning returns — to save not only his family, but also the soul of his community.

Riverdale: Season 2

Riverdale is back for season two and it’s darker than ever. With the shooting of Fred Andrews threatening to plunge the entire town into utter darkness, can Betty unmask the Black Hood to save Archie from going further down the dark and dangerous path he’s on?     Stars K.J. Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, Cole Sprouse, Marisol Nichols, Madelaine Petsch, Ashleigh Murray, Mädchen Amick,  Luke Perry, Skeet Ulrich and Mark Consuelos

iZombie

When over-achieving medical resident Liv Moore attends a party that turns into a zombie feeding frenzy, she ends up joining the ranks of the living dead. Determined to pass as human despite her pale appearance and newly listless demeanour, Liv forms a plan to resist her drive to consume fresh human brains by taking a job at a coroner's office, where she can secretly snack on the brains of corpses delivered there. Soon discovering that she absorbs the memories of those she feeds on, she finds new purpose by posing as a psychic and working with a detective to help solve their murders.

COMEDIES & DOCUMENTARIES

Ricky Gervais: Humanity (Now Streaming)

Ricky Gervais kicks off 2018 with a new original Netflix stand-up comedy special, Ricky Gervais: Humanity. Filmed at the Apollo Hammersmith in London, the Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning British comedian returns to the stage in London with a scathing special that touches on aging, becoming spoiled, his perspective on having kids and more.

Take Your Pills   (Available from 16 March)

The pressure to achieve more, do more, and be more is part of being human – and in the age of Adderall and Ritalin, achieving that can be as close as the local pharmacy. No longer just “a cure for excitable kids,” prescription stimulants are in college classrooms, on Wall Street, in Silicon Valley...any place “the need to succeed” slams into “not enough hours in the day.” But there are costs. In the insightful Netflix documentary Take Your Pills, award-winning documentarian Alison Klayman (Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry) focuses on the history, the facts, and the pervasiveness of cognitive-enhancement drugs in our amped-up era of late-stage-capitalism. Executive produced by Maria Shriver and Christina Schwarzenegger, Take Your Pills examines what some view as a brave new world of limitless possibilities, and others see as a sped-up ride down a synaptic slippery slope, as these pills have become the defining drug of a generation.

Facing Ali (Now Streaming)

Boxers George Chuvalo, Ron Lyle, Leon Spinks, Larry Holmes and other fighters discuss their experiences in the ring with Muhammad Ali.

Wild Wild Country: (Available from 16 March)

When the world's most controversial guru builds a utopian city in the Oregon desert, a massive conflict with local ranchers ensues; producing the first bioterror attack in US history, the largest case of illegal wiretapping ever recorded, and the world's biggest collection of Rolls-Royce automobiles. Over six episodes, Directors Chapman Way and Maclain Way (The Battered Bastards of Baseball) and executive producers Mark and Jay Duplass (Duplass Brothers Productions) take viewers back to this pivotal, yet largely forgotten moment in American cultural history, one in which the national tolerance for the separation of church and state was sorely tested.

KIDS

Stretch Armstrong: The Breakout (Now Streaming)

Villains are rampaging through Charter City and the Flex Fighters -- Jake, Ricardo and Nathan -- need your help to halt the chaos. ... Watch, choose and see what happens next with the Flex Fighters in their all-new interactive adventure.

Spirit Riding Free: Season 4 (Available from 16 March)

Lucky, Spirit, and the rest of the PALs are back and ready for more adventures! In the all new season of Spirit Riding Free, you'll meet Lucky's grandfather, the circus comes to town, and Lucky finds out her life is about to change forever.

There's enough there to keep you inside for the night.

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