For the weekend of March 10, Streamline recommends “Collateral” in the top Netflix spot for the first time.
The show is a miniseries, so the time commitment required to watch it is relatively minimal. Carey Mulligan stars. It’s a very solid crime thriller. And there are British accents!
What’s New This Week
“Collateral,” as mentioned.
“Marvel’s Jessica Jones” debuts its Season 2. Krysten Ritter is very, very good in this show. It’s technically a superhero show, but the use of superpowers is very minimal here. This is mostly a detective show with a brooding protagonist. And that’s ... fun. Check it out if you haven’t already.
“Love” is ending its run with a Season 3. The show has been super hit and miss so far but is a reliably easy watch. If you’re drunk or tired, watch “Love” and it will serve you well.
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News From This Week
Barack and Michelle Obama are reportedly in negotiations with Netflix to start creating shows for the service. Once Netflix casts a creator or actor in one project, you tend to see that person pop up in other projects. As the former president appeared on David Letterman’s talk show earlier this year, it apparently was only a matter of time before he became a regular on the service. Most likely, this deal will mean the Obamas will create some inspirational documentaries. Ideally this will lead to them becoming auteur-esque showrunners and delivering a challenging masterpiece like “Twin Peaks,” though.
Netflix won an Oscar for the documentary “Icarus.” That movie starts out with a lot of biking around Europe ― so if you’re a fan of fellow Oscar winner “Call Me By Your Name,” maybe you should check it out.
An update to the service allows for more parental controls. You can now make your kid, significant other or drunk self put in a pin before watching specific movies or shows. Keep your kids from watching violence or make sure your partner doesn’t watch ahead in that series you’re bingeing.
The “Lost in Space” reboot that people seem to care about finally unveiled what the robot will look like. It doesn’t look as dumb as the original robot. Cool.
The service apparently streamed to about 450 million separate devices in February alone this year. Most of the devices were traditional televisions rather than laptops, tablets or mobile phones. Netflix seems to be kind of popular.
And most importantly, Tom from the “Queer Eye” reboot finally got Abby back. Tom got a makeover in the first episode, during which he talked about wooing his former wife. Now they can drive into the sunset in his fancy car.
Random Netflix Tweet
The Netflix Twitter account is one of those try-hard media brands that likes to make jokes. Streamline will present one a week without comment.
Assorted Netflix Announcements
Netflix ordered a comedy series from Chris Lilley, the creator and star of cult classic “Summer Heights High.” The project is still untitled.
“Black Mirror” earned a renewal for a fifth season. The world isn’t getting any less bleak, so that makes sense.
The return date for “Luke Cage” is now public ― June 22.
Norm Macdonald is getting his own show.
More superhero movies are on the way, as Netflix got the rights to “Deadpool” co-creator Rob Liefeld’s other comics. Apparently, Netflix paid seven figures to get to do this.
And Ray Romano will soon have a Netflix comedy special ― makes sense as everybody loves that guy.
Streamline includes related reading below the show recommendations, as well as a list of other shows and movies joining the service this week.
Note: This list only includes shows that debuted their most recent episode less than a year ago. Much like the main list, it prioritizes newness.
Season 1 Release: March 9, 2018
Season 2 Release: March 8, 2018
Season 3 Release: March 9, 2018
Season 1 Release: Feb. 23, 2018
Season 1 Release: Jan. 5, 2018
Season 1 Release: Feb. 2, 2018
Season 4 Release: Dec. 29, 2017
Season 2 Release: Jan. 26, 2018
And here are the shows and movies arriving on Netflix through the rest of this week:
- “Kygo: Live at the Hollywood Bowl”
- “Troy: The Odyssey”
- “Children of the Whales” (Season 1, Netflix Original)
- “Ricky Gervais: Humanity” (Netflix Original)
- “Stretch Armstrong: The Breakout” (Netflix Original)
- “Terrace House: Opening New Doors” (Part 1, Netflix Original)
- “Jackass 3.5: The Unrated Movie”
- “Power Rangers Ninja Steel” (Season 1)
- “Tabula Rasa” (Season 1, Netflix Original)
- “The Hollywood Masters” (Season 2)
- “Benji” (Netflix Original)
- “Edha” (Season 1, Netflix Original)
- “On My Block” (Season 1, Netflix Original)
- “Spirit Riding Free” (Season 4, Netflix Original)
- “Take Your Pills” (Netflix Original)
- “The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter” (Netflix Original)
- “Wild Wild Country” (Season 1, Netflix Original)
- This article originally appeared on HuffPost.