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 May 31-June 6.
This week is an excellent week for new Netflix shows and movies, especially if you're into pre-teen lifeguard comedies! But if you're also into shows that will make you want to jump out of window because our future looks bleak, or shows that will make you sad because of past racist injustices, or shows that will shock you because they document how a TV personality literally had people murdered for TV ratings, then this week is also a good one. Netflix, bumming us out, man!
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(All titles are out Friday, May 31, unless otherwise specified.)
The Biggest Releases
When They See Us, Miniseries
"Difficult" and "necessary" seem to be the operating adjectives to describe this dramatization of the infamous Central Park Five case, but let's add "well done" and "phenomenally acted" to the mix as well. Ava DuVernay's four-part series spans decades — starting with the wrongfully accused young teenagers being brought in for questioning over the rape of a woman in Central Park and later moving to them as adults — and is a hard look at racism and bias in the justice system. It's not perfect — though important and well done, it can work with heavy hands and can feel repetitive at times — but it's very good and very relevant.
Black Mirror, Season 5
Grab a Xanax and get ready for Netflix's annual batch of technological nightmares. Charlie Brooker has cooked up three new tales of near-future dystopia, each over an hour long and running the gamut of moods. "Striking Vipers," about friends who reconnect over a video game, is the star of the trio, but do strap yourself in for the wild ride that is "Rachel, Jack and Ashley Too," starring Miley Cyrus as an angsty pop star trying to shake her bubble gum image. I am officially announcing that it is OK, and maybe even cool, to like Miley. (Wednesday, June 5 / Trailer)
Always Be My Maybe
Ali Wong and Randall Park star in this romantic comedy as childhood friends and maybe teen lovers who, by chance, reconnect later in life when both of their lives are going in completely opposite directions — she's a huge success, he is not. It's obviously going to be two hours of "Oh just get together already!" but the charm of the cast makes it well worth the while. Also, Keanu Reeves is in this. (Trailer)
Killer Ratings, Season 1
The wilder the true crime, the better, and this story is about as wild as it gets. This seven-part true-crime series investigates the case of Wallace Souza, host of the popular Brazilian news program Canal Livre, who was accused of ordering murders in order to be the first one on the scene to boost the show's ratings. This dude is literally making a murderer!
My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman, Season 2
Ol' Gap Tooth sits down for a series of interviews, this time with Kanye West, Ellen Degeneres, Tiffany Haddish, and more. (Trailer)
Bad Blood, Season 2
Everyone in Canada is nice except for these guys! Kim Coates (Sons of Anarchy) plays a gangster in this drama about a crime family in Montreal. Whenever they kill someone, they say, "You're sleeping with the fishes! Sorry." (Trailer)
Black Spot, Season 1
Red Reddington wakes up in a duffel bag in Times Square covered in tattoos — wait, that's not right. This is a French thriller about a remote town where strange things are-a-happenin', including lots of murder. When an outsider comes in to investigate, he discovers even weirder things that the trailer would not go into detail about, but maybe something supernatural is afoot? (Trailer)
How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast), Season 1
The title of this German series pretty much sums it up as a nerdy high schooler decides to make an impression by learning how to hawk narcotics on the world wide web (quickly). It's like Sex Education but with more drugs, less sex, no Gillian Anderson, and lots of Germans. (Trailer)
Are you bummed because it's been days since you found a complex mythology of a new fantasy world brimming with characters to memorize? Well this Korean series is here to help. Here's the official synopsis, which says absolutely nothing about what this will be like: "In a mythical land called Arth, the inhabitants of the ancient city of Arthdal contend with power struggles, while some encounter love along the way." Aww. (Saturday, June 1 / Trailer)
A nerdy and horny teen somehow has lots of sex with some hot chicks, or something? Plus: Lots of gross images of sexual innuendo in this foreign film. Was this made by a 12-year-old boy in 1992? (Saturday, June 1 / Trailer)
Malibu Rescue: The Series
Shows and movies aimed at tweens who can't wait to be teens are the BEST. They're full of innocent positivity, when in actuality, real teens are uncontrollable hormonal maniacs who embark on a path of self-destruction and regrettable decisions because they think they are invincible. This one's about teenage lifeguards who are excited to work. Tweens, please keep up this delusional thinking. (Monday, June 3 / Trailer)
Miranda Sings Live... Your Welcome
No, that is not a typo in the title, but it is an indication of the type of comedy to expect from this YouTube star's live stand-up special. (Tuesday, June 4 / Trailer)
Alles Ist Gut
I guess the release date on this was changed, because we wrote about this a few weeks ago! But the movie is still the same: A sexual assault survivor tries to move on with her life but finds it difficult when the perpetrator re-enters her life. This is a serious German film. (Thursday, June 6 / Trailer)
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