9 New Things to Watch on Netflix This Month
Each week Yahoo Tech’s Alyssa Bereznak will help you pick the best movies and shows to stream online.
Another month, another fresh batch of new stuff to watch on Netflix. This time around, we celebrate the 30th anniversary of Ghostbusters, the return of an addictive Netflix original series, and the two excellent rock dudes named Garth and Wayne. Pray for rain: You’ll need every excuse to stay in bed with your laptop this weekend.
Ghostbusters has everything you want in a movie: young Bill Murray, young Dan Aykroyd, vaguely high-tech electric paraphernalia, an unforgettable soundtrack, and paranormal beings that look just about as threatening as a papier mâché skeleton.
As you may recall, the 1984 film follows a team of bumbling paranormal investigators as they battle ghosts terrorizing New York. The invasion culminates with a standoff of epic proportions. As one wise Rotten Tomatoes commenter wrote, “Whoever thought of having evil’s final manifestation take the form of a 100-ft. marshmallow deserves the rational mind’s eternal gratitude.”
Along with its thrilling political series, House of Cards, Netflix has managed to nurture another critically acclaimed original show up to its second season. That would be Orange Is the New Black, which is based on the true story of Piper Kerman. We meet her as she’s enjoying her upper-middle-class adulthood, with a thriving career, a boyfriend, and a supportive family. But her reckless youth catches up with her, and she’s sentenced to over a year in prison for delivering a suitcase of money for her ex drug dealer girlfriend.