New On Netflix Australia: The Best Just-Added Movies And TV Shows

New On Netflix Australia: The Best Just-Added Movies And TV Shows
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Each month, Netflix adds tons of new movies and TV shows to its library. Here are our ten best picks from the last seven days. That’s your weekend viewing sorted!

We’ve already listed everything coming to Netflix this month – but separating the critical gems from the box-office duds can be tricky. To save you the trouble, we’ve shortlisted the best movies and TV shows that were added in the past week. Server fresh!

The most recent additions to the service include a buttload of Monty Python content – which is all anyone needs, really. (Okay, fine – there’s also fresh episodes of Riverdale, the fascinating documentary Mercury 13 about NASA’s female trainee astronauts and stoner coming-of-age flick Dude.)

New Netflix Movies

The Mercury 13

After rigorous testing in 1961, a small group of skilled female pilots are asked to step aside when only men are selected for spaceflight.

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table embark on a surreal, low-budget search for the Holy Grail, encountering many, very silly obstacles.

Monty Python’s Life of Brain

Born on the original Christmas in the stable next door to Jesus, Brian of Nazareth spends his life being mistaken for a messiah.


Four best friends navigate loss and major life changes – and smoke a lot of weed – during their last two weeks of high school.

Monty Python Live (Mostly): One Down, Five to Go

The reunion of the Monty Python team on stage for the first time in over 30 years, and for the last time ever.

New Netflix TV Shows

Riverdale: Season 2 (cont.)

A subversive take on Archie and his friends, exploring small town life, the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome facade.

Dope Season 2

Ride along for an uncompromising look at the lives of those who sell, use and wage a war on drugs in the U.S. and Mexico..

Parrot Sketch Not Included: Twenty Years of Monty Python

Steve Martin presents selected sketches from “Monty Python’s Flying Circus (1969)”. It’s the well known sketches, though the parrot sketch is not included. Steve Martin has some funny comments on the Pythons.

Monty Python’s Flying Circus

Monty Python’s Flying Circus was a British sketch comedy series created by the comedy group Monty Python and broadcast by the BBC from 1969 to 1974. The shows were composed of surreality, risqué or innuendo-laden humour, sight gags and observational sketches without punchlines.

Charité: Season 1

The series describes the accomplishments of several famous German physicians and scientists at the prestigious Charité hospital in Berlin towards the end of the 19th century.

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  • That Mercury 13 film is a fascinating example of rewriting history.

    In the early 60s, completely separate from NASA. Some people did a privately funded program to give some woman with flight experience some similar medical tests to ones being done at NASA. Done to see if there was any medical reason why women couldn’t be astronauts. Only some medical tests, nothing technical and they received no training. Of course there were no medical reasons they couldn’t be astronauts.

    Somehow this has been rewritten as if there were woman training to be Astronauts who had that chance denied because of their gender. It’s not to say NASA shouldn’t have been looking for female Astronauts. However it’s completely distorting history to pretend these women were ever part of the Astronaut training and selection process. It’s even wrong to claim they were qualified in any comparable way. This is not to say they wouldn’t have been capable of being astronauts and NASA shouldn’t have looked at woman.

    However their flight experience was well below what was required. No woman at the time had the kind of flight experience people coming from the air force, navy, military and test pilot programs had.

    The simple fact remains there was never a program to have the plug pulled on. That doesn’t mean there shouldn’t have been one. There’s just no need to change history.

    It’s just fascinating, because no one is willing to point out the films telling an interesting story but completely distorting it into fiction. Due to that fiction being in line with narratives people like to tell.

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