It might be a bank holiday but if you don’t fancy stirring from the couch today, there’s plenty of great stuff that’s been added to Netflix in recent weeks.
From romantic comedies to a ridiculous new noir thriller series that you won’t be able to stop watching, you definitely won’t be stuck for bingeing options today.
I’ve picked out the best bits, so now all you’ve got to do is read on and pick one…
WHAT / IF
A raw, voyeuristic examination of acceptable people doing unacceptable things starring Renee Zellweger. A conflict driven series of high stakes morality plays with a first season narrative focusing on two struggling newlyweds who accept a powerful woman’s ethically perilous proposition to secure a badly needed financial windfall.
Always Be My Maybe
Everyone assumed Sasha and Marcus would wind up together except for Sasha and Marcus. Reconnecting after 15 years, the two start to wonder… maybe?
Aspiring DJ Jason reconnects with his brother Daniel on a drug-fuelled weekend trip through Dublin, discovering that their different lives may have more in common than they thought.
When They See Us
Based on a true story that gripped the country, When They See Us will chronicle the notorious case of five teenagers of colour, labelled the Central Park Five, who were convicted of a rape they did not commit.
The four-part limited series will focus on the five teenagers from Harlem — Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana and Korey Wise. Beginning in the spring of 1989, when the teenagers were first questioned about the incident, the series will span 25 years, highlighting their exoneration in 2002 and the settlement reached with the city of New York in 2014.
The most buzzed-about movie at last year’s Fantastic Fest, The Perfection is an elegant and terrifying suspense ride filled with unexpected twists and turns. When troubled musical prodigy Charlotte (Allison Williams) seeks out Elizabeth (Logan Browning), the new star pupil of her former school, the encounter sends both musicians down a sinister path with shocking consequences.
A Tale Of Two Kitchens
Two countries, two restaurants, one vision. At Gabriela Cámara’s acclaimed Contramar in Mexico City, the welcoming, uniformed waiters are as beloved by diners as the menu featuring fresh, local seafood caught within 24 hours.
The entire staff sees themselves as part of an extended family. Meanwhile at Cala in San Francisco, Cámara hires staff from different backgrounds and cultures, including ex-felons and ex-addicts, who view the work as an important opportunity to grow as individuals. A Tale of Two Kitchens explores the ways in which a restaurant can serve as a place of both dignity and community.