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What’s New on Netflix – May 2020

As lockdown is set to continue for at least the next few weeks, and most of us have exhausted everything we had on our Netflix watchlist, it is exciting to see what new material is going to become available for our streaming pleasure over the next month.

We are probably most excited about Ryan Murphy’s long-anticipated series Hollywood, about young stars trying to make it in Tinseltown after World War II, and Steve Carell’s Space Force comedy series about the Air Force’s attempt to make Trump’s dream a reality. We will also be watching the Jerry Seinfeld stand up special, his first stand up show in more than 20 years, and the new true-crime series Trial by Media.

In the back catalog, we are excited to see Back to the Future and Back to the Future II arriving, but where is number 3? The western version is one of the best. I am also planning on binging on the first three Underworld movies that will be coming in May. We might also watch the original Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory starring Gene Wilder and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory starring Johnny Depp back to back, though we know which one is the best.

Highlights

Bordertown (Season 3) – 11 May

One of our new favorite Scandinavian (Finnish) crime dramas is back for its third season, filling that Nordic Noir shaped hole in our lives. We are looking forward to seeing the aftermath of Sorjonen’s hostage situation as the first season kicks off with Human Stain.

Dead to Me (Season 2) – 8 May

Christina Applegate and Lina Cardellini are back as our pair of very different grieving women as the popular Netflix series continues. We will hopefully find out what exactly happened to Steve, and how these two women plan to deal with the fallout.

The Hollow (Season 2) – 8 May

This Canadian sci-fi anime for adults is returning for more fun with season 2. Now that they have retrieved the Ishibo and returned to the tree, what will they need to do next to reclaim their identities and their lives?

Hollywood (Limited Series) – 1 May

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Probably one of the most anticipated Netflix series of the year, this is Ryan Murphy’s tribute to the golden age of Hollywood in the 1950s. We will follow a series of aspiring actors as they try to make it, starring Darren Criss, David Corenswet, Jeremy Pope, and Laura Harrier.

Jerry Seinfeld: 23 Hours to Kill – 5 May

Jerry Seinfeld marked himself out as a legend of comedy with his generation-defining tv show Seinfeld, now he is back with his first stand up comedy routine for 22 years! How much good material must he have come up within that time?

Medici (Season 3) – 1 May

The period drama about the Medici family in Florence in the 15th century is back for its final lavish season. Probably the richest family in Europe at the time, they still must intrigue to retain their power in the Italian city. Starring Richard Madden, Stuart Martin, and Annabel Scholey.

Space Force (Season 1) – 29 May

We will finally see Steve Carrell’s comedy about Trump’s proposed “Space Force”. The idea was just too delicious not to be picked up on by a comedy writer. Also starring John Malkovich, Ben Schwartz, and Diana Silver.

Spelling the Dream (2020) – 23 May

We loved the 2002 spelling bee documentary Spellbound, so we are excited about this documentary that will take us back to this place. The show will focus on Indian-American contestants, who have dominated the national competition for 20 years.

Trial by Media (Season 1) – 11 May

One more true crime docu-series from Netflix – giving the viewers what they want. This time we will dig into how media coverage has influenced some of the most significant murder trails across the United States.

White Lines (Season 1) – 15 May

For the people who brought us Money Heist, we now have White Lines. It stars Alex Pina as a woman trying to solve the mysterious death of her brother, a famous DJ who disappeared mysteriously while performing on Ibiza.

Netflix Movies

All Day and a Night – 1 May

As a young man arrives in prison, he reflects on his childhood and the events that have landed him in his current circumstances. Starring Ashton Sanders and Jeffrey Wright.

Ben Platt: Live from Radio City Music Hall – 20 May

The singer performs music from his album Sing to Me Instead.

Get In – 1 May

A man returns home from vacation to find squatters in his home. The conflict that ensues is greater than anyone imagined. Starring Adama Niane and Stephane Caillard.

The Half of It – 1 May

Coming of age comedy-drama Chinese American student who agrees to help a friend win the heart of another girl. Starring Leah Lewis and Daniel Diemer.

Hannah Gadsby: Douglas – 26 May

New comedy special from the successful comedian. Douglas is apparently the only person who can help her follow up on the success of her previous show Nanette.

Have A Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics – 11 May

Documentary in which celebrities share their experienced experimenting with mind-altering substances.

I Love You Stupid – 15 May

Spanish film about a man who decides to transform himself after being dumped with the help of a childhood friend and an online guru. Starring Quim Gutierrez and Natalia Tena

La Carazonada – 28 May

Argentinian film entitles Intuition in English, it follows a seasoned detective and a rookie cop as they investigate the murder of a young woman. Starring Luisana Lopilato and Joaquin Furriel.

The Love Birds – 22 May

A couple finds themselves redefining their relationship when they get caught up in a murder mystery. Starring Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani.

Patton Oswalt: I Love Everything – 19 May

The comedian puts on another comedy special to make turning 550, remarrying and buying a new home. What more do you need for an existential crisis?

Mrs Serial Killer – 1 May

A Hindi-language crime thriller about a wide trying to prove that her convicted husband is not a serial killer and track down the real murderer. Starring Jaqueline Fernandez and Manoj Bajpayee.

Never Stop Dreaming: The Life and Legacy of Shimon Peres – 1 May

A look at the life of the two-time Israeli prime minister and Nobel Peace Prize winner.

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs the Reverend – 12 May

In this new interactive choose your own adventure film, you must help Kimmy foil the evil reverend so that she can go ahead and have her dream wedding.

The Wrong Missy – 8 May

In a case of mistaken identity, a man finds himself on a work strip with a woman with the same name as the woman he is infatuated with. Starring David Space and Lauren Lapkus.

Netflix Shows

Almost Happy (Season 1) – 1 May

New Argentinian show about a mildly famous radio host trying to deal with an ex-wife he still loves and raiding two children. Starring Sebastian Wainracih and Natalie Perez.

The Big Flower Fight (Season 1) – 18 May

New reality tv competition show, this time for florists.

Chichipators (Season 1) – 12 May

A party magician gets in trouble when he makes the important father disappear during one of his shows and cannot make him reappear. Starring Antonio Sanint and Marie Cecilia Sanchez.

Chico Bon Bon: Monkey with a Tool Belt (season 1) – 8 May

Kids show about a monkey with a tool belt who uses engineering to fox problems.

Control Z (Season 1) – 22 May

New Spanish teen drama that mixes Elite and Gossip Girl as someone starts releasing everyone’s secrets at a high school. Starring Ana Valeria Becerril and Michael Rhonda.

The Eddy (Limited Series) – 8 May

The owner of a Paris jazz club finds himself mixed up with criminals as he works to save his bar. Starring Andre Holland and Joanna Kulig.

Into the Night (Season 1) – 1 May

Passengers on a flight must try and outrace the sun as it causes havoc on the earth below in this new sci-fi series. Starring Pauline Etienne and Laurent Capelluto.

Magic for Humans (Season 3) – 15 May

Justin Willman is back taking his magic tricks to the street.

Restaurants on the Edge (Season 2) – 8 May

Our feed experts continue to travel the world discovering good food and helping struggling restaurants.

Rust Valley Restorers (Season 2) – 8 May

More amazing car transformation from the reality show team Mike Hall and Michael Daingerfield.

Scissor Seven (Season 2) – 7 May

The popular anime show continues as our scissor wielding hairdresser continues to encounter the amazing and unexpected.

Selling Sunset (Season 2) – 22 May

More from the reality show about realtors selling luxury homes in L.A.

She-Ra and the Princess of Power (Season 5) – 15 May

More episodes from the reimagining of the classic 1980s kids cartoon.

Somebody Feed Phil (Season 3) – 29 May

Phil Rosenthal is still hungry as he travels the world trying the best cuisine that he can find.

Sweet Magnolias (Season 1) – 18 May

Based on the popular book, three lifelong friends support each other as they face lives ups and downs in a small town.

Trailer Park Boys: The Animated Series (Season 2) – 22 May

Following on from the season 12 final of the live action-anime mix series, our Nova Scotia trailer trash are now completely animated.

Valeria (Season 1) – 8 May

A writer in crisis finds support in three friends, though all four women are dealing with issues of their own in the Spanish series. Starring Diana Gomez and Silma Lopez.

Workin Mums (Season 4) – 6 May

The Canadian comedy is back for a fourth season as they continue to navigate the trials of modern life. Starring Catherine Reitman and Dani Kind.

Back Catalog Shows

Avatar: The Last Airbender (Season 1-3) – IMDB Score 9.1/10 – Dee Bradley Baker, Zach Tyler

Charmed (Season 2) – IMDB Score 4.5/10 – Melonie Diaz Madeleine Mantock

Dynasty (season 3) – IMDB Score 7.310 – Elizibeth Gillies, Rafael de la Fuente

The Flash (Season 6) – IMDB Score 7.7/10 – Grant Gustin, Candice Patton

Grey’s Anatomy (Season 16) – IMDB Score 7.6/10 – Ellen Pompeo, Chandra Wilson

Masha and the Bear (Season 4) – IMDB Score 7.6/10 – Boris Kutnevich, Alina Kukushkina

Monthy Girls’ Nozaki Kun (Season 1) – IMDB Score 7.7/10 – Yuichi Nakamara, Ari Ozawa

Pup Academy (Season 1) – IMDB Score 6.8/10 – Christian Convery, Chance Hurstfield

Riverdale (Season 4) – IMDB Score 7/10 – K.J. Apa, Lili Reinhart

The Wiggles – IMDB Score 5.7/10 – Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt

Back Catalog Movies

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18 Presents (2020) – IMDB Score 5.6/10 – Vittoria Puccini, Benedetta Porcaroli

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994) – IMDB Score 6.9/10 – Jim Carrey, Courtney Cox

Arctic Dogs (2019) – IMDB Score 4.5/10 – Jeremy Renner, Heidi Klum

Back to the Future (1985) – IMDB Score 8.5/10 – Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd

Back to the Future II (1989) – IMDB Score 7.8/10 – Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) – IMDB Score 6.6/10 – Johnny Depp, Freddie Highmore

Cracked Up (2018) – IMDB score 7/10 – Darrell Hammond

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) – IMDB Score 7.8/10 – Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett

Den of Thieves (2018) – IMDB Score 7/10 – Gerard Butler, Pablo Schreiber

District 9 (2009) – IMDB Score 7.9/10 – Sharlto Copley, David James

For Colored Girls (2010) – IMDB Score 6.1/10 – Janet Jackson, Anika Noni Rose

Fun with Dick and Jane (2005) – IMDB Score 6.2/10 – Jim Carrey, Tia Leone

Hangman (2017) – IMDB Score 5.2/10 – Al Pacino, Karl Urban

The Heartbreak Kid (2007) – IMDB Score 5.8/10 – Ben Stiller, Michelle Monaghan

High Strung Free Dance (2018) – IMDB Score 6.3/10 – Jane Seymour, Thomas Doherty

House at the End of the Street (2012) – IMDB Score 5.6/10 – Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Shue

I’m No Longer Here (2019) – IMDB Score 7.6/10 – Juan Daniel Garcia Trevino

Jarhead (2005) – IMDB Score 7/10 – Jake Gyllenhaal, Jamie Foxx

Jarhead 2: Field of Fire (2013)  – IMDB Score 5.5/10 – Cola Hauser, Josh Kelly

Jarhead 3: The Siege (2016) – IMDB Score 5.2/10 – Scott Adkins, Charlie Webber

Just Go With It (2011) – IMDB Score 6.5/10 – Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston

Lincoln Lawyer (2011) – IMDB Score 7.3/10 – Matthew McConaughey, Marisa Tomei

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008) – IMDB Score 6.6/10 – Ben Stiller, Chris Rock

Public Enemies (2009) – IMDB Score 7/10  – Johnny Depp, Christian Bale

Sinister (2012) – IMDB Score 6.8/10 – Ethan Hawke, Juliet Rylance

Sleepless (2017) – IMDB Score 5.6/10 – Jamie Foxx, Michelle Monaghan

Song of the Sea (2014) – IMDB Score 8.1/10 – David Rawle, Brendan Gleeson

Soul Surfer (2011) – IMDB Score 7/10 – Anna Sophia Robb, Dennis Quaid

Thomas & Friends: Marvelous Machinery: World of Tomorrow – some trains

Thomas & Friends: Marvelous Machinery: A New Arrival – some more trains

Thomas & Friends: The Royal Engine – and trains yet again

Trumbo (2015) – IMDB Score 7.5/10 – Bryan Cranston, Helen Mirren

Uncut Gems (2019) – IMDB Score 7.5/10 – Adam Sandler, Julia Fox

Underworld (2003) – IMDB Score 7/10 – Kate Beckinsale, Scott Speedman

Underworld: Evolution (2006) – IMDB Score 6.7/10 – Kate Beckinsale, Scott Speedman

Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (2009) – IMDB Score 6.6/10 – Rhona Mitchell, Michael Sheen

United 93 (2006) – IMDB Score 7.5/10 – David Alan Basche, Olivia Thrilby

Urban Cowboy (2016) – IMDB Score 6.6/10 – Nathalie Kelley, Riley Smith

What a Girl Wants (2003) – IMDB Score 5.8/10 – Amanda Bynes, Colin Firth

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971) – IMDB Score 7.8/10 – Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson

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