Here is your Netflix binge-list for the week, fresh from the Australian servers! This week’s highlights include season 2 of Samantha!, Simon Pegg sci-fi comedy The World’s End, two original documentaries, Olivier Stone’s gritty crime thriller Savages and a bunch of fan-fave movies.
Read on for everything coming to the service for the week of April 15 to April 21.
This week’s Netflix lineup is conspicuously light on TV shows – apart from the ongoing Star Trek: Discovery, the only new Originals on offer are My First First Love and Samantha! season 2. We suppose this makes sense when you consider Game Of Thrones launched this week – a show that’s guaranteed to steal all the thunder.
Fortunately, there’s a bunch of great third-party content to help make up the shortfall, including Bridget Jones’s Diary and its sequel, King Kong, Oblivion , The Adjustment Bureau and the aforementioned movies above. Read on for everything coming to the service this week, complete with synposes and trailers.
New Netflix TV Shows
My First First Love (18 April)
Due to various personal reasons, a group of Yun Tae-o’s friends move into his house, where they experience love, friendship, and everything in between.
Samantha!: Season 2 (19 April)
The series follows the story of a former child star from the 80s, Samantha! who desperately clings to the fringes of celebrity. Together with her husband Wound, and their children Cindy, and Brandon, she delights with hare-brained schemes to launch herself back into the spotlight.
Star Trek: Discovery: Season 2 (19 April)
Mysterious events in different regions of the galaxy launch Discovery on a new mission with a temporary captain: Christopher Pike of the Enterprise.
New Netflix Movies
Kick-Ass 2 (15 April)
Following Kick-Ass’ heroics, other citizens are inspired to become masked crusaders. But Red Mist leads his own group of evil super villains to get revenge, kill Kick-Ass and destroy everything he stands for.
American History X (15 April)
A former neo-nazi skinhead tries to prevent his younger brother from going down the same wrong path that he did.
Bridget Jones’s Diary (17 April)
This clever tale of Bridget Jones’s odyssey from Mr. Right-here-right-now to Mr. Right delivers a glimpse into the inner workings of the female mind.
Les Misérables (17 April)
In 19th-century France, Jean Valjean, who for decades has been hunted by the ruthless policeman Javert after breaking parole, agrees to care for a factory worker’s daughter. The decision changes their lives forever.
King Kong (17 April)
In 1933 New York, an overly ambitious movie producer coerces his cast and hired ship crew to travel to the mysterious Skull Island, where they encounter Kong, a giant ape who is immediately smitten with leading lady Ann Darrow.
The World’s End (17 April)
Five friends who reunite in an attempt to top their epic pub crawl from twenty years earlier unwittingly become humanity’s only hope for survival.
About Time (17 April)
Spy Game (17 April)
Retiring CIA agent Nathan Muir recalls his training of Tom Bishop while working against agency politics to free him from his Chinese captors.
Along Came Polly (17 April)
A buttoned up newlywed finds his too organized life falling into chaos when he falls in love with an old classmate.
Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (17 April)
After finding love, Bridget Jones questions if she really has everything she’s dreamed of having.
Oblivion (17 April)
A veteran assigned to extract Earth’s remaining resources begins to question what he knows about his mission and himself.
Savages (17 April)
Pot growers Ben and Chon face off against the Mexican drug cartel who kidnapped their shared girlfriend.
The Adjustment Bureau (17 April)
Inferno (18 April)
When Robert Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Dr. Sienna Brooks, and together they must race across Europe against the clock to foil a deadly global plot.
A Fortunate Man (19 April)
A gifted engineer flees his austere roots to pursue wealth and success among Copenhagen’s elite, but the pride propelling him threatens to be his ruin.
Music Teacher (19 April)
Burned by his past, an emotionally troubled, small-town music teacher risks everything he has to reconnect with a now-famous former student.
Someone Great (19 April)
On the heels of a blindsiding breakup, music journalist Jenny prepares for a new beginning — and one unforgettable adventure with her best friends.
Brené Brown: The Call to Courage (19 April)
Grass is Greener (20 April)
It lit up jazz and hip-hop – and ignited a war on drugs steeped in racial injustice. Experts explore America’s complicated relationship with weed.
Netflix Kids / Anime
Trolls: The Beat Goes On!: Season 6 (9 April)
The trolls face a day without a holiday, Biggie accidentally starts a fun-tastic new dance craze, and Guy turns a camping trip into a “glamping” trip.
Mighty Little Bheem (12 April)
An innocent toddler’s boundless curiosity — and extraordinary might — lead to mischief and adventure in his small Indian town.
Rilakkuma and Kaoru (19 April)
Karoru leads a mundane life, but she gets to go home and find comfort in Rilakkuma, her endearingly lazy roommate who happens to be a fuzzy toy bear.
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