Are you looking for something to watch on Netflix? Here are our recommendations for the best new shows and movies on Netflix this week.
It's another massive week for Netflix releases as the streamer is putting out 14 shows, movies and specials to keep your heiny glued to the couch. But if we're being honest, aside from a handful of options, the lot is mostly filler or shows looking to satisfy a niche. That's not stopping two of Netflix most popular franchises from releasing new seasons, including the second season of a series that we'd never thought we'd see more of after Season 1 ended.
Let's go through all the Netflix releases, shall we? And if you're looking for even more hand-picked recommendations, click over to our Watch This Now! page.
(All titles are out Friday, Oct. 19 unless specified otherwise.)
The Biggest and Best Releases
Marvel's Daredevil, Season 3
OK, Season 2 of Daredevil wasn't the best, but I've been assured that Season 3 is a return to form for Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox), blind, ass-kicking lawyer. There's a theme of rebirth in the season, as Matt is practically resurrected after being smooshed by a building in The Defenders, and Wilson Fisk/Kingpin (Vincent D'Onofrio) returns to make us forget about Season 2's bland baddies. Add in more Foggy (Elden Henson) and Karen (Deborah Ann Woll), and Daredevil may be on the way to reclaiming the title of best Marvel series.
Making a Murderer, Season 2
The term "true crime" was just a disappointing PlayStation 2 game before the first season of Making a Murderer debuted and took us by storm in 2015. Because the case of Steven Avery — who stands accused of murdering Teresa Halbach in 2005 — hasn't reached a satisfying and definitive conclusion, Making a Murderer is a true-crime series that gets a rare second season with updates on how the efforts to overturn his conviction are going, and how the media frenzy around the show changed the case and those involved in it. But one thing stays consistent: it was a frame job! I have 283 binders full of notes to prove it! (Trailer)
Bodyguard, Season 1
This summer, the U.K. lost its mind over this six-part series that set ratings records for the BBC. Richard Madden (Game of Thrones' Robb Stark) stars as a PTSD-afflicted police sergeant tasked with protecting a politician whose views he isn't on board with while terrorists try to knock her off. Sounds a lot easier than fending off Lannisters. (Trailer)
The Night Comes for Us
Indonesia's becoming known as somewhat of a world leader in exporting violent movies (The Raid films, Headshot), and the latest bone-breaking flick may top them all. This one's about a professional assassin who wants out after he decides he can't off a young girl who witnessed his work, but does it really matter what it's about? You're here to watch people's limbs go in inhuman directions.
Accidentally in Love, Season 1
This Chinese romantic comedy has all the hallmarks of an American romantic comedy as a handsome man catches the eye of a woman who wears glasses, but when she takes them off, she's stunning. (Trailer)
Ask the Doctor, Season 1
Tired of WebMD telling you that sneeze means you have cancer? This show features three "medical professionals" (maybe they aren't doctors after all?) giving advice on how to live fuller, healthier lives. And as far as I can tell, there is no point at which you can actually ask them something, so maybe that title is total false advertising. (Trailer)
Best. Worst. Weekend. Ever.
A quartet of teens decide to spend their last weekend before they start high school trying to get to Comic-Con, but like all plans teenagers make, it wasn't thought out at all and it becomes a total failure. But hey, they grow as friends because of it! This is one of those teen movies that's made for kids five years younger than the characters on screen. It's like an elementary school kid's vision of what high school might be like. (Trailer)
Derren Brown: Sacrifice
The latest stunt from master sorta-illusionist Derren Brown (no, that first "e" is not an illusion) is a psychological experiment set up to convince a racist guy to take a bullet for an actor playing an illegal immigrant. It's the latest from Brown, whose experiments test social psychology to the point of really f---ing with people to get them to do terrible things. (Trailer)
Put your 5-year-old kid in front of the TV for 90 glorious minutes so they can watch this animated film about a teen girl who moves into a house occupied by garden gnomes who protect the world from inter-dimensional creatures. Or maybe read a book to your kid instead. (Trailer)
Haunted, Season 1
Real people tell "real" stories about their encounters with the paranormal and unexplained, and their stories come to life through dramatic reenactments. Oh sure, that'll help them move on. (Trailer)
Illang: The Wolf Brigade
"Illang" means "werewolf" in Korean, but sadly there's no howlin' at the moon in this sci-fi action movie about a police force that's created to combat terrorists. (Trailer)
Larva Island, Season 1
This kids show about two worm-like things on an island has a lot of screaming in it, according to the trailer that doesn't tell you anything about what the show is. (Trailer)
The Colombian drama follows a guerrilla fighter who re-enters society only to find that stepping out of the jungle isn't as easy it seems. (Trailer)
Adam Sandler: 100% Fresh
Netflix took ownership of Adam Sandler a while back and this comedy special, shot over several stand-up performances he's done recently, is the latest project he's on the hook for. (Tuesday, Oct. 23/ Trailer)
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