What To Watch On Netflix This Week

We sifted through all the new shows on Netflix and present you our list of recommendations

Another week, another show (or rather: more shows) to binge … and thank goodness that Netflix made sure that we have more than enough to choose from. Keep staying inside and browse through our what-to-watch list this week.

Snowpiercer

This new series is based on Oscar winner Boong Joon-Ho’s 2013 sci-fi film with the same name. Starring Jennifer Connelly and Daveed Diggs, “Snowpiercer” is set in a dystopian future where the Earth has frozen after efforts to reverse the effects of global warming went too far and triggered another ice age instead. The last few thousand surviving humans live on a giant armored train called Snowpiercer circling the globe. Like in the movie version, the plot of “Snowpiercer” is driven by a planned revolution between the ones who live in squalor and are barely given anything to eat against those in first class where the rich whine about sauna etiquette. Unfortunately, not all 10 episodes will be available to stream at once, so you can’t binge the entire season in one go. Still, since we got nowhere to go, it’s nice to have something to look forward to.

 

Space Force

Netflix’s new comedy stars Steve Carell as a dutiful general and former fighter pilot who’s gone from top gun to top brass. He knows nothing about space or rockets but is tasked with establishing the U.S Space Force. The comedy series also stars John Malkovich, Lisa Kudrow and Ben Schwartz. The 10-part series is definitely one to add to your watch list. “Space Force” will start streaming on May 29, 2020.

 

Castle Rock

Although it’s not a new series and was previously streamed on Hulu, ” Castle Rock” has just been added to Netflix’ streaming list this May. The anthology horror series is based on Stephen King’s novels and weaves together his characters and stories set in the fictional town of Castle Rock. Two seasons are available for you to binge on.

 

The Last Dance

For those who haven’t watched this docu-series yet, now is the time because all episodes are out. “The Last Dance” provides an in-depth look at the Chicago Bull’s dynasty during the final championship season in 1997-1998 where the Bulls allowed an NBA entertainment crew to follow the team around for the entire season. Never-before-seen footage is also featured in the documentary along with more than 100 people close to the team and personnel, who experienced the run and Michael Jordan’s tumultuous final season with the Bulls.

 

The Lovebirds

The title might make you think that this is a sappy, romantic movie, but it is, in fact, not so. Starring Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani, “The Lovebirds” is a crazy comedy film about a couple whose lives are changed forever in a flash when they’re tied to a murder. As they embark on a journey to clear their names, they face one extreme circumstance after another. Perfect for a chilled night in.

Leave No Trace

This drama film is based on the novel “My Abandonment” by Peter Rock. It follows a military veteran with post-traumatic disorder (played by Ben Foster) who lives in the forest with his young daughter when a small mistake derails their lives forever. “Leave No Trace” has drawn high praise from many in the industry and holds a perfect approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. So, yes, add this one to your list.

Into The Night

Time to throw some Belgian drama into the mix. “Into The Night” is a thrilling six-episode drama series that follows a diverse group of airplane passengers in their attempt to outrun the sun that suddenly starts killing everything in its path.

 

Outer Banks

This American action-adventure mystery drama is surprisingly on Netflix’s Top 10 list. Although it was released last month, the demand for this show is still high. It follows a group of teenagers in the Outer Banks of North Carolina who are determined to find out what happened to the missing father of the group’s leader, John B. Along the way they discover a treasure that is tied to John B’s father. Might want to give this one a try since it received good reviews.

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