9 New Netflix Releases To Watch Out For
Cabin fever setting in from your work from home arrangement? No worries! Netflix has got you covered. With a wide range of shows, movies, documentaries, thrillers, and series, it’s the perfect way to entertain yourself when you’re bored, stressed, lonely, or alone.
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Restaurants On The Edge
“Things that people want to take a picture of, that is the key to a successful business.” Restaurants On The Edge is both a travel show, a restaurant makeover, and a humanising story that goes beyond cultures. In it, three food and design experts travel the world to help struggling businesses regain a footing in the local culinary scene. With restaurants from Malta, Hong Kong, and Costa Rica, Restaurants On The Edge goes beyond your typical tourist trap and straight into the heart of their destination.
Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer stars in this Netflix original about a black businesswoman in the time of American segregation. A former laundry woman, Spencer’s character starts to build an empire of hair products that catapult her to success. There, she finds herself struggling to navigate the world of business as both a woman and an African American.
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In this new Netflix series, a young Sigmund Freud joins a psychic and an inspector to help solve a string of gruesome mysteries. Both thrilling and suspenseful, Freud is a must-watch for adrenaline junkies or theatre buffs who will surely enjoy the show’s historic setting in 19th century Vienna.
Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution
Crip Camp is both produced by the Obamas and a winner of the Sundance Film Festival, so you know it’s going to be good. In this heartwarming documentary, viewers follow the stories of various handicapped individuals who meet in a groundbreaking camp and then forge together to build a movement that challenges both the government and the status quo. In turns political and humanising, Crip Camp is the type of movie everyone needs to watch in a time of hopelessness, to know that we are not helpless.
A cult favourite, Impractical Jokers is the comedy show you never knew you needed. In it, four friends from high school compete to embarrass each other in cringe-worthy challenges and ludicrous practical jokes. Hugely popular on TV, Netflix has just uploaded the first four seasons online so fans can start to acquaint themselves to four of America’s freshest funnymen — Joe, Sal, Q, and Murr — before their movie hits the big screen.
Love Is Blind
While reality TV has, admittedly, become something of a commodity, you have to admit that it’s still pretty entertaining. And just when you thought there couldn’t possibly be any new ideas for it, Netflix proves you wrong. Enter Love Is Blind, a Netflix original series where singles look to get engaged to people they’ve never seen before. They date in separate rooms, talking to each through the walls, fall in love, get engaged, and start drama just before the wedding. What else is there to say? Grab your popcorn because it’s time to binge.
Although Guilty is against a backdrop of Hindi rock and roll, the movie does more than just party hard. The story begins with Tanu accusing VJ, Nanki’s boyfriend, of rape. Told from the viewpoint of the alleged rapist’s girlfriend, the film explores the theme of consent and the sexual power dynamics between both genders.
Two worlds collide in Kingdom, a Netflix Original series that involves picturesque locales of ancient Korea and — you guessed it — zombies. New episodes and a new season are upcoming for this horror thriller that’s also in the Top 10 list for the Philippines.
Caliphate, one of Netflix’s upcoming releases, is a suspenseful espionage thriller that entangles three very different people to an ISIS terrorist attack. Set alternatively in both Sweden and in Syria, the series is a look into life within terrorist organisations, made more relatable by the overarching theme of radicalisation. Producers explore the question of how people are seduced into seemingly impossible situations and ideas, creating a storyline that is both absurd yet real.