Here is your Netflix binge-list for the week, fresh from the Australian servers! This week’s highlights include season 4 of Lucifer, new mystery drama series The Society, fan-fave musical Hairspray and the superlative spy thriller Atomic Blonde.
Read on for everything coming to the service for the week of May 6 to May 12.
Original content is a bit light this week, but Netflix will be filling the gap with some quality third-party content including the Aussie killer croc flick Rogue. There’s also an interesting documentary about the original composer of The Lion Sleeps Tonight who is living in poverty in the African slums of Sweto despite the song earning millions of dollars for record companies in the US.
But our personal pick of the week is the aforementioned Atomic Blonde – a slightly more plausible take on the John Wick formula with spies instead of assassins. Charlize Theron is brilliant and it has one of the best choreographed fight scenes in the history of cinema. Do check it out.
Here are the official synopses and trailers for each movie and TV show.
New Netflix TV Shows
A prosecutor discovers that she’s been reincarnated into a different person after getting into an accident — and also learns she’s not the only one.
Lucifer: Season 4 (8/05/2019)
As Chloe struggles to come to terms with Lucifer’s disturbing revelation, a rogue priest sets out to stop a long-rumored prophecy.
Tiny House Nation (9/05/2019)
Traveling the U.S., host John Weisbarth and expert Zack Giffin are helping families prep for the tiny lifestyle and create hypercustomized mini homes.
Easy: Season 3 (10/05/2019)
Diverse characters fumble through the modern maze of love, sex, technology and culture in Chicago.
The Society (10/05/2019)
The Society follows a group of teenagers who are mysteriously transported to a facsimile of their wealthy New England town without any trace of their parents. Their newfound freedom will be fun… but it will also be very dangerous. As they struggle to figure out what has happened to them and how to get home, they must establish order and form alliances if they want to survive.
At the Sacramento County Jail, incarcerated women fight the power and one another as they try to make the best of life — and love — on the inside.
Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj: Volume 3 (12/05/2019)
Hasan Minhaj’s Peabody Award-winning series returns with new episodes, bringing his unexpected comedic perspective to current global events and pop culture.
Schitt’s Creek: Season 5 (10/05/2019)
Suddenly broke, the formerly filthy-rich Rose family is reduced to living in a ramshackle motel in a town they once bought as a joke: Schitt’s Creek.
New Netflix Movies
Hairspray (2007) (8/05/2019)
Pleasantly plump teenager Tracy Turnblad teaches 1962 Baltimore a thing or two about integration after landing a spot on a local TV dance show.
An American journalist on assignment in the Australian outback encounters a man-eating crocodile while trapped on a rapidly flooding mud island.
Yes Man (8/05/2019)
A man challenges himself to say “yes” to everything for an entire year.
Fresh out of prison and forced to fend for himself on the streets of Marseille, 17-year-old Zac falls in love with young prostitute Shéhérazade.
Dry Martina (10/05/2019)
An odd encounter with a fan and a tryst with that fan’s ex-boyfriend leads a sexually adventurous singer on an escapade in Chile.
Gente que viene y bah (10/05/2019)
After her partner cheats on her, an architect returns to her hometown to reassess her life with the help of her eccentric family. Based on the novel.
Wine Country (10/05/2019)
During a vacation to Napa Valley, a group of long time friends reunite and revisit past choices in this hilarious and heartfelt comedy from director Amy Poehler.
Atomic Blonde (15/05/2019)
An undercover MI6 agent is sent to Berlin during the Cold War to investigate the murder of a fellow agent and recover a missing list of double agents.
ReMastered: The Lion’s Share (10/05/2019)
This film tracks South African journalist Rian Malan’s journey to find the original writers of the legendary song “The Lion Sleeps Tonight,” which earned over 15 million dollars in royalties for American groups like The Tokens, Pete Seeger and the Weavers. Malan discovers the original writer, a black South African named Solomon Linda, whose family currently lives in poverty in the slums of Sweto. Driven by his own guilt that his uncle was one of the architects of apartheid, Malan goes after fat cat businessmen in the US music industry to force them to pay their fair share to Linda’s family.
Netflix Kids & Anime
Harvey Girls Forever!: Season 2 (10/05/2019)
The hardworking Harvey Girls are back, making new enemies in the form of older siblings, finally meeting their boy-band idols — and more!
Malibu Rescue (13/05/2019)
When a long list of shenanigans lands Tyler in hot water, he’s forced to suit up and spend his summer training for an elite junior lifeguard program.
When Shibuya time-warps to 2388, high schooler Daisuke and his friends are conscripted by AHRV agent Milo to fight the hostile cyborg race, revisions.
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