11 New Things to Watch on Netflix This September
Netflix’s dry season has finally come to a close. September brings us a few wonderful Robin Williams classics, factually questionable National Geographic programming (the best kind of National Geographic programming), and the incomparable Cool Runnings (YAH MAHN). Go ahead and use this list as an excuse to embrace the coming of Autumn. We promise not to judge you for it.
Available September 1:
1. A Simple Plan (1998)
Two brothers (Billy Bob Thornton and Bill Paxton) are wandering around the woods in rural Minnesota when they stumble upon a dead body, a plane, and millions of dollars. They devise a scheme to split up the cash and keep it. But once federal investigators visit their small town to investigate the missing haul, the pair’s greed, paranoia, and mistrust begin to split them apart — further supporting The Notorious B.I.G.’s hypothesis that mo’ money equals mo’ problems.
David Duchovny plays best-selling novelist Hank Moody, who is driven to L.A.’s bounty of sex, drugs, and alcohol by his general boredom. His girlfriend and their teenage daughter are not amused.
All I can say is if you don’t already hate David Duchovny, this show will probably get you there. But it has its moments.
3. Chasing UFOs: Season 1
Searching for extraterrestrial life may not be the most scholarly pursuit in the world, but the increasingly reality-TV-friendly National Geographic doesn’t seem to mind! This show follows around a group of investigators who visit the sites of UFO sightings. In Season 1, they supposedly discover a “possible alien farm.” I haven’t completed the series, but since there have been no front-page headlines about man’s first discovery of advanced extraterrestrial life, I will go ahead and assume it was only a normal humans-and-barnyard-animals farm.