Looking for something new to watch on Netflix? Here is a list of all the best new shows and movies released on Netflix the week of Aug. 23-29.
It's back to school time, so what better way to get the school year started than binge-watching one of the most controversial teen dramas of all time? One that developmental psychologists have said does more harm than good? One that involves suicide, murder, and rape? Yep, 13 Reasons Why is back, baby! But there are a few other things to watch this week as well, and even more if your thing is TV shows imported from other countries. You should be doing your homework anyway!
All titles are out Friday, Aug. 23 unless otherwise noted.
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The Biggest Releases
13 Reasons Why, Season 3
Netflix's highly controversial but too-popular-to-cancel teen drama is somehow still on the air despite running out of story in Season 1. Season 3 gives a murder mystery a try following the killing of jocko Bryce Walker between seasons, and as expected, EVERYONE IS A SUSPECT. Even you! But the season will reportedly also try to redeem Bryce — who raped two women — because it just can't seem to stay away from controversy. The series has already been renewed for a fourth and final season. How many other students at this high school will die before it's all over?
Dave Chappelle: Sticks and Stones
The enigmatic Dave Chappelle can do whatever he wants, so he's surprise dropping (it was only announced last week) a Netflix stand-up special. Chappelle is always funny, so expect nothing different this time around. This is his fifth Netflix stand-up special. Writing blurbs for stand-up specials is hard. (Trailer / Monday, Aug. 26)
Falling Inn Love
I know what you're saying: Tim, you misspelled "in" in the title! Jokes on you, suckers, because that is actually some incredibly clever wordplay on Netflix's part. See, this rom-com follows a very pretty San Franciscan woman (Christina Milian) who wins a New Zealand inn in an internet contest, because that kind of shit happens all the time. In fact, I own so many bed and breakfasts in Queenstown that I can't even keep track anymore. There's probably someone ringing a bell on a front desk at one of them right now, but I just can't deal. Anyway, she goes to her new inn and falls in love or something. (Thursday, Aug. 29)
Hero Mask, Season 2
In this sci-fi anime, a cop and his lawyer partner uncover a conspiracy that sees enemies attacking the cops, prisoners long thought dead committing new crimes, and "bio-masks" that give their wearer superhuman abilities. Yeah, you will probably need to watch Season 1 to have any idea of what is going on. (Trailer)
El Pepe: Una Vida Suprema
This documentary film delivers an intimate portrait of former Uruguayan president José "Pepe" Mujica in case you were ever wondering, "Gee, I wonder what former Uruguayan president José "Pepe" Mujica is really like." I know I have. (Trailer)
Million Pound Menu, Season 2
That's one heavy menu! Ha ha, I kid, I kid. This British competition series sees amateur restauranteurs (i.e., food cart owners) attempt to impress incredibly rich people looking to invest in new restaurant ideas. It's like MasterChef meets Shark Tank, and just as pompous as both of them combined. (Trailer / Tuesday, Aug. 27)
Trolls: The Beat Goes On, Season 7
This animated kids series debuted in January of 2018, and will release its seventh season this week. It's multiplying like a weed, or a disease, or a Tiffany Haddish guest appearance on something. (Trailer / Tuesday, Aug. 27)
If you've ever wanted an Argentinian period drama about Allan Kardec, the 19th Century French author who founded Spiritism — the science-based philosophical idea that we are all immortal spirits temporarily inhabiting corporeal bodies — and attempted to legitimize the practice of spiritual mediums, then you'll just have to wait. This one is Brazilian. (Trailer / Thursday, Aug. 29)
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