Netflix has dropped a lot of their original content in September, and this week is no exception. This week documentaries will take you into the mind, through white privilege, and behind the bars of Latin incarceration. Keep things light with cooking and dysfunctional family comedy, or dip into the darker side of life and what it means when you aren’t believed when you report a crime.
Bill Burr: Paper Tiger – Netflix Original (10 September)
This is a new stand up show from American comedian Bill Burr. Filmed in the Royal Albert Hall in London, it is sure to include the same, popular self-deprecating approach that walks the fine line between humorous and offensive. His sixth one-hour comedy show, he has his act down.
Evelyn – Netflix Original Film (10 September)
This is a very personal documentary from director Orlando von Einsiedel. It follows his family as they embark on a walking tour of the British countryside to favourite spots from their childhood. They do this in remembrance of his brother, Evelyn, who took his own life in his teenage years. While the film features gorgeous countryside, it also exposes raw emotions and looks at the impact of suicide on those left behind.
Terrace House: Tokyo 2019-2020 – Netflix Original Series (10 September)
No channel, even a streaming channel, would be complete without its own version of Bog Brother. Six strangers share a house in Tokyo as they look for love. While there is no script, producers have no doubt thrown in several obstacles to keep the show interesting.
The I-Land – Netflix Original Series (12 September)
This American Sci-Fi Thriller miniseries stars Kate Bosworth, Natalie Martinez and Alex Pettyfer. It starts with ten people who wake up on a treacherous island with no memory of who they are and no idea why they are there. As they try to work together to find their way back to civilisation, they discover that this is no ordinary island. Feels like this may be Saw meets Lost.
The Mind, Explained – Netflix Original Series (12 September)
This new docuseries dives into the human brain and exactly how it works. What is really going on up there when we are stressed, anxious or dreaming. Narrated by the supremely charismatic Emma Stone, this is sure to become a quick fan favourite.
The Chef Show: Volume 2 – Netflix Original Series (13 September)
Jon Favreau and Roy Choi are back for the second season of their buddy chef show, which actually spun off from Favreau’s 2014 film Chef. It is all good fun to watch the endearing pair experiment with food, but don’t watch on an empty stomach!
Hello Privilege, It’s Me, Chelsea – Netflix Original Film (13 September)
Comedian Chelsea Handler is back in front of the camera in this Alex Stapleton documentary about white privilege. Chelsea is happy to share how privilege has benefitted her own career, and explore the broader impact across American society.
Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress: The Battle of Unato – Netflix Original Film (13 September)
A follow up film to the popular anime series (2016), it will be set in the aftermath of the series which is set in the time of the industrial revolution, except there is a virus on the loose that turns people into zombies. In this film, our protagonists try to take back Unato castle.
The Ranch: Part 7 – Netflix Original Series (13 September)
Set to be the first half of the final season of this comedy starring Ashton Kutcher, Danny Masterson and Elisha Cuthbert, the show takes place on a fictional Colorado ranch where the dysfunctional Bennett family try to make ends meet. Will the family be able to work out their issues in the next 20 episodes? (Part 7 will feature the first 10 episodes of the season, and we will need to wait for part 8 for the final 10.
Tall Girl – Netflix Original Film (13 September)
This Netflix Original movie is about a tall girl who is sure that she will never find love because of her height. When a very tall foreign exchange student arrives, she believes that winning his heart is her only chance at happiness. As she embarks on her mission, what will she learn about herself, and about love.
Unbelievable – Netflix Original Series (13 September)
This harrowing series follows an 18-year-old girl who is accused of falsely reporting a rape. Starring Kaitlyn Dever as the alleged victim and Toni Collette and Merritt Wever as the detectives investigating her case, the show is based on a Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times article An Unbelievable Story of Rape.
Los Tigres del Norte at Folsom Prison – Netflix Original (15 September)
Watch the legendary Mexican band perform for inmates of Folsom Prison, 50 years after the famous Johnny Cash concert there in 1968. More than just a concert film, this documentary looks at Latin incarceration through the songs of the Multi-GRAMMY award winning band.