Finally, fall is here. I write this, dear readers, swaddled in my coziest sweater, sipping a steaming hot cup of coffee, and feeling the faintest hint of winter’s chill. The only way to improve these conditions would be to bask in the warm glow of great television, and this November, Netflix may be able to provide exactly that.
First up, a bit of a cheat: To kick off Thanksgiving month, Netflix is porting over another HBO original series: “Six Feet Under.” The classic family drama may not bring good tidings — its heavy central topic, death, won’t exactly fight off any lingering feelings of seasonal depression — but for anyone looking to delve deep into the hearts and minds of the Fisher family, all five seasons will be made available for steady perusing over the coming months.
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“Blue Eye Samurai” and “Scott Pilgrim Takes Off” offer more colorful options, and the latter of the two anime offerings should be filled with plenty of humor, romance, and amusing beatdowns. (Though the former’s fights are a bit more… savage.) Speaking of savage, Netflix will be reimagining its hit Korean drama as a reality show, as “Squid Game: The Challenge” invites real people to risk their good health to win a tidy sum of $4.56 million. Hopefully “Red Light, Green Light” is closer to the kids’ version than the show’s.
In addition to another live event (this time, it’s everyone’s favorite televised sport: golf!) and plenty of sequel seasons (“High on the Hog” is back!), Netflix is also releasing the first part of its final season of “The Crown.” Elizabeth Debicki is back, along with McNulty, Dolores Umbridge, and Rosemary Cross, all of whom portray real-life members of the Royal Family in scenes the real Royals would never want us to see. Ah, what fun. Perhaps I’ll start up a fire instead…
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