Netflix Recommendations and Upcoming Releases: March 2018
As a student, I of course spend a lot of my downtime browsing through Netflix for new series to binge watch into the middle of the night.
Over the last month there have been several programmes which I have been loving. So here is a selection of my favourites from the last month.
Warning Spoilers Ahead
- Riverdale: Season 2
Riverdale has finally returned from its mid-season hiatus. Tensions are as the Lodge’s continue to seize control of the town and relationships in the small town are feeling the strain.
Riverdale continues to captivate its loyal followers with its consistent writing, and unexpected plot twists and cliff-hangers keeping everyone hooked. As we continue into the second half of the season, I can’t wait to see if Cheryl escapes the clutches of her mother, will Betty ever uncover the truth behind Chick’s past? And does Jughead ever get one up on Hiram Lodge?
Currently we are on episode 17 of season 2 (March 28th, 2018), with 5 episodes remaining. Whether any my questions will be answered by the end of the season remains to be seen, but with a musical episode coming up on 18th April, it’s sure to be an interesting conclusion to season 2.
- Flint Town
Flint Town is an eight-part documentary about the city of Flint, USA. Flint is plagued by crime and is suffering through a shortage of police officers. Only 99 police officers serve Flint, which is a city home to over 100,000 citizens.
This documentary follows a select few officers from the Flint Police department as they carry out their day-to-day activities. Violence and illegal drugs are some of the main problems within Flint, alongside the water crisis created by a mission to cut costs.
The documentary is a fascinating look into one of the poorest cities in America and well worth watching.
Although this five part drama was released in 2016, to mark the 100-year anniversary of the Easter Uprising, is has only recently made it into my top recommendations. This programme follows three women through Holy week, leading up to the Easter Uprisings in 1916.
Despite the historical inaccuracies which run throughout the show, the drama is still a captivating watch. If you were a fan of Peaky Blinders, then Rebellion is the show for you.
- 13 Reasons Why: Season 2
13 Reasons why was one of the most talked about programmes in 2017, both positively and negatively. Based on the novel by Jay Asher, 13 Reasons Why follows two main characters; Hannah Baker, who’s POV is displayed through her suicide tapes, and Clay Jensen who we follow as he uncovers the truth behind Hannah’s suicide. The finale of the first season is an extremely difficult episode to watch and comes with a trigger warning for obvious reasons. The suicide of Hannah is something which divided the entire audience of 13 Reasons Why and is likely to affect the number of people willing to watch the next season.
The second season rumoured to be released at the end of this month and is now featuring a short warning video directly before the start of the episodes due to the nature of it’s content.
Despite the controversy surrounding the programme I am still greatly looking forward to watching the new season as it was one of the most addictive programmes of last year.
- GLOW: Season 2
GLOW season 2 is scheduled to be released within the next few months. GLOW (Glamorous Ladies of Wrestling) dramatises the way in which women entered the world of wrestling, as images of beauty and strength. Controversial issues within the show, such as the sexualisation of women and stereotypes, are all highlighted within the show and provokes a range of discussions amongst fans of the show. I watched the first season of GLOW more than once and I am eagerly anticipating the next instalment.