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The Best New Shows and Movies on Netflix This Week -- Paddleton, Chef's Table

Join Ray Romano and Mark Duplass on a sentimental journey

Liam Mathews

Ready to watch something new on Netflix this weekend? Here is a list of all the best new shows and movies released on Netflix the week of Feb. 22-Feb. 28.

It's a pretty light week on Netflix, as far as these things go, by which we mean there are no big, buzzy English-language series or movies hitting the streaming service. (Did you watch last week's big release The Umbrella Academy yet?) As my colleague Tim Surette pointed out last week, there's a lot of stuff, but none of it is especially exciting. Which is not to say it's all outright skippable! This week's most promising releases include another installment of Netflix's longest-running docuseries, an indie dramedy about cancer and a biopic that tells an incredible lesser-known World War II story.

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(All titles are out Friday, Feb. 22 unless otherwise specified.)

The Biggest Releases

No, not Paddington. Paddleton. There are no marmalade-loving bears in this movie, just Mark Duplass dying of cancer. The more famous Duplass brother co-wrote the script and stars alongside Ray Romano in this comedy about the heaviest part of life. They play Michael (Duplass) and Andy (Romano), buddies who go on one last road trip before Michael euthanizes himself to avoid the worst of his terminal cancer. They find out more about themselves than they were expecting. Oh, and Paddleton is a racquetball-like game they made up, in case you were wondering.

Chef's Table, Volume 6
Chef's Table has quietly become one of Netflix's signature shows. It's the crown jewel atop a food docuseries lineup that includes Ugly Delicious and Salt Fat Acid Heat, and is now in its sixth season. This installment is organized around the theme of "the journey home," profiling four chefs who return to the place where they're from to grapple with the big stuff, like addiction and racism and feminism and our responsibility to the world we live in. (Trailer)

Everything Else

This Indian movie follows a divorce lawyer who tenaciously fights for her female clients, but whose trauma from her sexual assault causes difficulties in her own marriage, especially when she takes on a particularly contentious case. Priyanka Chopra's production company is behind this message-oriented drama. (Trailer)

GO! Vive a tu manera
It's an Argentinian tween show about a girl who gets a scholarship to a prestigious performing arts school and clashes with the popular daughter of the headmaster. The trailer is very poorly dubbed. One of the interesting things about Netflix is that it makes international crap you'd never hear about easily accessible. (Trailer)

Paris Is Us
Here's a fun fact about this French drama: It was funded on Kickstarter before it got the attention of Netflix. The trailer doesn't give much insight into what it's about, but it's a semi-improvised love story filmed during real-life events, including the 2015 march in support of Charlie Hebdo. Looks kinda trippy, kinda sexy. (Trailer)

Rebellion, Season 2
This Irish import is the sequel to a 2016 limited series that coincided with the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising, which started the Irish revolutionary period. Season 2 (which is known as Resistance in Ireland) is set in 1920, with the guerrilla war in full swing. Brian Gleeson (son of Brendan, brother of Domhnall) returns in the lead role as Jimmy Mahon, an IRA soldier. Season 1 is available, too. (Trailer)

Suburra, Season 2
This crime drama from Italy is based on a true story that's like the setup to a joke: The mafia, the church and the government walk into a seaside town near Rome and try to make some money. Season 2 is the "just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in" season. (Trailer)

The Big Family Cooking Showdown, Season 2
It's all there in the title. It's kind of like The Great British Baking Show, but with families making dinner. If you like nice British cooking competition shows, you'll probably like this. (Trailer)

The Photographer of Mauthausen
This Spanish historical drama is based on the incredible true story of Francsico Boix, a Catalán prisoner at a Nazi concentration camp who stole the negatives of photos taken in the camp that became key evidence in war crimes trials of Nazi officials. (Trailer)

Workin' Moms, Season 1
This comedy series comes from creator, EP, writer and star Catherine Reitman, best known as Maureen Ponderosa on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. It's a worthy entry in the "motherhood, warts-and-all" genre, following a group of friends as they try to re-enter the workforce after they complete maternity leave. I don't know if you heard, but it's really hard for a woman to have it all! (Trailer)

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