For those who crave the couch, savour the sofa and can binge with the best of us, Man of Many have compiled a list of essential watching for September. From punches thrown with Marvel’s Iron Fist S2, to the visually delectable morsels being served up in Chef’s Table Volume 5, September is shaping up to be one helluva month for those out there who cry out for more content. Here’s the best of what you can expect next month on Netflix.
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Marvel’s Iron Fist: Season 2
With the defeat of the Hand, Chinatown is left vulnerable to turf wars, and Danny must protect the streets of New York with his nothing but his fist…..take from that what you will. If you’re a Marvel fanatic, this one’s going to be a ‘must watch’ in September. If you’re unfamiliar, the soundtrack for Season 1 was pretty cool and when Danny’s fist goes all-glowy and he punches the heck out of someone, that’s also pretty cool. Marvel’s Iron Fist: Season 2 drops on the 7th.
First and Last
In a Netflix first, filmmakers will focus on the criminal experience…..sigh. In this case, they’ll be going inside Georgia’s Gwinnett County Jail to capture two days that define an inmate’s experience: the first and last. An interesting twist to be sure, but I imagine the first and last day both suck.
Atypical: Season 2
A-typical follows a charming teenager whose personality sits on the autism spectrum, and the challenges he faces, mostly romantic. Season 2 follows Elsa and Doug in the aftermath of their marriage crisis and while Casey tries to adjust to her new school, Sam prepares for life after graduation. Atypical: Season 2 is out on the 7th.
La Catedral del Mar
A first from the newly established Netflix content hub in Madrid, La Catedral del Mar is set In 14th-century Barcelona. We follow the story of a serf’s determined climb to wealth and freedom, and surprise, surprise, he’s not too much liked by the noble class, even drawing the suspicion of the Inquisition to boot. If you love a good period piece, LCDM drops on the 1st of September.
Inspired by Khon dance drama and Thai martial arts, a fighter scarred by the past joins forces with a determined cop to battle an organized crime ring. It’s ‘Rush Hour’ meets ‘Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon’ with a dash of ‘Dragon Ball Z’, what’s not to love? Monkey Twins is available to stream on the 1st.
BoJack Horseman: Season 5
Our favourite equine no-hoper is back for Season 5. BoJack’s finally back on-screen as the star of “Philbert,” a new detective series produced by Princess Carolyn. But his demons are out in full force, and hilariousness ensues. You can catch up with Bo’ on the 14th.
Cable Girls: Season 3
After a tragedy, Lidia fights passionately for her family, Carlota finds her voice, Ángeles goes undercover and Marga reveals a talent for accounting—exciting stuff. All of Cable Girls S3 is available on the 7th to stream.
The Good Cop
The man himself, (hold me closer) Tony Danza stars in this new Netflix Dramedy. The 1-part series follows honest cop Tony Jr. taking (and refusing) advice from his unscrupulous father, retired NYPD officer Tony Sr., about everything from his job to his love life. The Good Cop drops on the 21st.
DRAGON PILOT: Hisone & Masotan
How To Train Your Dragon, shit, sorry, Dragon Pilot follows recently stationed Air Self-Defense Force rookie Hisone Amakasu who’s soon chosen by a dragon concealed within Gifu Air Base to be his pilot. A TV special effects dragon that’s not on Game Of Thrones? Where do we sign up!? Check it out on the 21st.
Norsemen: Season 2
The sea road to the west has been found, but Nordheim’s villagers must still cope with power struggles and the ever-present threat of Jarl Varg. It’s ‘Vikings’ with a sense of humour, and well worth a look-in for first-timers. For those familiar, Season 2 is available in its entirety from the 26th.
The Good Place: Season 3
Following the story of Veronica Mars’ life in the afterlife, Eleanor has been reincarnated and is living it up back on Earth—all thanks to Michael’s argument on their behalf, Eleanor and her fellow condemned souls have another chance to find the right road. Hopefully, she finds her calling as a high school private eye. The Good Place Season 3 is out on the 28th.
Shooter: Season 3
When an archenemy reveals information about Bob Lee’s father, the veteran sniper is drawn into a conspiracy that strikes too close to home. For those who love their content dripping in ‘America’, Shooter Season 3 is available to stream from the 7th.
The Land of Steady Habits
Feeling trapped in the stifling, wealthy enclave of Westport, Connecticut, a man retires from his job in finance and leaves his wife in the hopes that it will renew his lust for life, although perhaps just leaving the finance job would have done the trick. He befriends a drug-addicted teen, sending him down a path of reckless, regrettable behaviour. His shameful actions cause him to question who he is as a father and, ultimately, who he is as a person. Starring the fantastic homegrown Ben Mendelsohn, this one could actually be good. Check it out on the 14th.
The Most Assassinated Woman in the World
Based loosely on a true story, The Most Assassinated Woman In The World (TMAWW) hones in on the fascinating story of actress Paula Maxxa. Apparently, she was murdered on-stage over 10,000 times in at least 60 different ways and sexually assaulted at least 3,000 times—talk about grim. Taking place in 1930s Paris, the actress fulfills her duties with the Grand Guignol Theater, whilst contending with a mysterious stalker and ghosts from her past. TMAWW is out on the 7th.
Based on the popular Manga, turned anime, Netflix is tackling the daunting task of turning it live-action. Bleach tells the story of high schooler Ichigo who is suddenly gifted reaper abilities. Fingers crossed they don’t butcher it….eh hem….Death Note. See for yourself on the 14th.
Hold the Dark
Starring that bloke from Westworld, Hold The dark is part, ‘Whodunit’ part ‘The Grey’. Summoned to a remote Alaskan village to search for wolves that took a local boy, a naturalist soon finds himself caught in a harrowing mystery. Sound intriguing? Hold The Dark is out on the 28th.
Daniel Sloss: Live Shows
The dark mind of Scotsman, Daniel Sloss is back, and he’s ready to find the funny in some very taboo topics, from the deeply personal to the highly irreverent. Live Shows debuts on the 11th on Netflix.
D.L. Hughley: Contrarian
Comedian D.L. Hughley riffs on politics, “Black Panther,” his upbringing and more in a rapid-fire stand-up show at Philadelphia’s Merriam Theater, on the 18th.
City of Joy
Despite the warm and fuzzy title, the story of the City Of Joy is a bleak one. That said, it’s important we don’t shy away from programs that confront us. This doco follows women who’ve been sexually brutalized in war-torn Congo as they begin to heal at the City of Joy, a centre that helps them regain a sense of self and empowerment. City Of Joy is out on the 7th.
Directed by Rashida Jones (Parks & Rec) and Alan Hicks, the Tribeca-produced film provides unprecedented access into Quincy Jones’ legendary life. This is the guy who helped bring Frank Sinatra’s mellow croon into big band territory. ‘Quincy’ will detail both the private life and public career of legendary music producer Quincy Jones—oh and did you know that Rashida is his daughter? Should make for some intimate filmmaking. Whip out your phone and set a reminder, Quincy is out on the 21st.
Chef’s Table: Volume 5
This season, meet four innovative chefs who are shaking up the food culture in Philadelphia, Istanbul, Bangkok and Barcelona. Season 5 is out on the 28th, so plenty of time to feast your eyes on the previous seasons—make sure you keep an eye out for Melbourne’s ‘Attica’ in Season 1, our boy Ben has his finger seriously pressed on the pulse.
Boca Juniors Confidential
This docuseries profiles Argentine soccer power Boca Juniors, highlighting the relationships between coaches and players as they contend for trophies. FIFA dance mums for adults will be available to stream from the 14th.
Lessons From A School Shooting: Notes from Dunblane
Devastated by the school shooting in his town, a priest from Sandy Hook, Connecticut, bonds with a Scottish priest who experienced a similar tragedy. Perhaps a bit dry, ie; one priest chatting to another priest about a pretty bleak topic? That said, Netflix doesn’t tend to drop the ball in the doco dept so check out Lessons From A School Shooting: Notes From Dunblane on the 28th.