As we come into the silly season it’s important to stop, take a moment and treat oneself to some premium web-tv. To avoid ‘end of year burnout’, Man of Many is prescribing you the final season of House of Cards, the highly anticipated second season of The Sinner and a trip up to the Good Place season 3. To help boost your immune system in the fight against the stresses of the final leg of the working year, we’ve compiled the best of what’s to come from streaming giant Netflix this November. The content doctor will see you now.
House of Cards: Season 6
Amidst the controversy surrounding Kevin Spacey, the show must go on as they say. With Frank out of the picture, quite literally, Claire Underwood steps fully into her own as the first woman president but faces formidable threats to her legacy. Expect dirty tactics, raunchy power sex and empowerment attained at whatever cost on the 2nd of November, (just in time for the weekend).
The Sinner: Season 2
The highly anticipated follow-up to season 1 will again star Bill Pullman as the sexually devious Detective Harry Ambrose. He’ll return to his New York hometown, this time to investigate a disturbing double-murder involving a 13-year-old suspect. The Sinner S2 drops on the 9th of November.
For those who are titillated by the abhorrent lifestyle of the most dangerous criminals in the world, Narcos: Mexico details rise of the Guadalajara Cartel as an American DEA agent learns the danger of targeting narcos in Mexico (perhaps they should have watched Narcos S1 before saying yes to the assignment). Out on the 16th, the next instalment of Narcos stars Diego Luna (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) and that funny bloke from Ant-Man (Michael Peña).
The Last Kingdom: Season 3
Based on the Bernard Cornwell series of novels, The Saxon Stories, season 3 revolves around Alfred’s ailing health and with it, his dream of a united England. Luckily, Uhtred steps up and takes command, confronting a new threat, Danish warlord Sigrid, in the process. The Last Kingdom is widely regarded as great viewing, so for those who haven’t seen it and are feeling the absence of Game of Thrones this year, The Last Kingdom S3 comes out on the 19th.
The Final Table
This kind of global Masterchef, Eurovision esque Chef’s Table will see teams of chefs vie to impress some of the world’s toughest palates as they whip up iconic dishes from different nations. If you’re looking to tantalise your taste buds, The Final Table is available to stream on the 20th.
Death by Magic
Starring British magician Drummond Money-Coutts, or DMC for short, Death By Magic is about a man on a mission to uncover the stories of magicians who died performing the most dangerous stunts ever attempted. In some weird homage to the craft, he attempts to create his own updated versions of the stunts that cost these magicians their lives, from being buried alive under tons of wet concrete. Expect anything from unsuccessful Russian roulette to escaping from a collision with a speeding steam train. Death By Magic is out on the 30th.
In yet another Gossip Girl, Elite clone, Baby is set at a very nice, very pretentious private school. The twist!? She leads a scandalous secret life, selling sex for clothes. There is a bit of controversy surrounding the show, with some claiming it glamourises sex trafficking. To see what all the fuss is about, you can stream Baby on the 30th.
Warrior tells the story of a war veteran plagued by guilt over his final mission. To absolve himself of his sins, he teams up with his best friend’s widow to infiltrate a dangerous Copenhagen biker gan. Naturally. Warrior is out on the 13th.
NETFLIX WEEKLY SERIES
Dynasty: Season 2
Netflix, in another month of overdoing it on the soaps disguised as real TV, is dropping the second season of Dynasty. In the wake of a calamitous fire that set their family home ablaze, the Carringtons sift through the rubble to rebuild their dynasty…..and rise again (sigh). To watch a bunch of rich assholes go from understanding what it means to live like a regular person back to being rich assholes, S2 is out this weekend on the 3rd.
Although a very, very similar setting to shows like Elite and Baby (being Gossip Girl in other languages) the Judgement at least appears to be saying that toxic school culture is actually a bad thing. After a traumatic incident at a party makes her a target of gossip and derision, a young college student tries to change her school’s toxic culture. This potentially terrible Thai drama comes out on the 1st if the current episodes of Riverdale aren’t cutting it for you.
Oh My Ghost
“Finally! A reimagining of Ratatouille! AND, Oh My Ghost abbreviates to OMG and the kids, they do love text-lingo” is what the Netflix execs who greenlit Oh My Ghost must have harked when the pimple-faced writer pitched it. Oh My Ghost begins with a skilled but timid chef being possessed by a sassy spirit who knows how to cook. As if that wasn’t enough, her newfound confidence catches the eye of her longtime crush, a culinary hotshot. OMG (you guysssss) is out on the 5th.
The Holiday Calendar
The Holiday Calendar boasts a promising premise wrapped in a crappy Xmas eyeball grab. A talented photographer stuck in a dead-end job inherits an antique Advent calendar that may (is) be predicting the future. It’s also pointing her toward love. Why? Cos ya’ll get sappy around Christmas and Netflix knows it. The Holiday Calendar is out on the 2nd, try and catch it before your annual viewing of Love Actually.
Netflix has thrown a ton of money at their own stab at Braveheart. This period drama follows Robert the Bruce’s battle to regain control after being made an outlaw by the King of England for taking the Scottish Crown. Outlaw King is out on the 9th.
A toymaker and his wife are terrorized by a demonized doll after their adopted child tries to summon her late mother’s spirit using a spooky ritual. As if being a toymaker wasn’t creepy enough. Sabrina is out on the 20th.
John Leguizamo’s Latin History for Morons
John Leguizamo, Luigi from the Super Mario Bros movie, or ‘hey I think I know that guy’, is out with a stand-up special. He’s said to blend comedy and history in this filmed version of his one-man Broadway show about the Latino experience in America. Latin History for Morons is out on the 5th.
Bumping Mics with Jeff Ross & Dave Attell
Veteran comedians Jeff Ross and Dave Attell roast each other, the audience and special guests. Try not to snort your drink out through your nose watching Bumping Mics on the 27th.
Loudon Wainwright III: Surviving Twin
If you’re like me, you may hate musical comedy. But, if Weird Al and Bo Burnham tickle your funny bone, check out Grammy-winning singer Loudon Wainwright III as he reflects on his peculiar relationship with his father in an intimate evening of music and storytelling. Surviving Twin is out on the 13th.
Trevor Noah: Son of Patricia
In Son of Patricia, Comedy Central’s Trevor Noah gets out from behind the “Daily Show” desk and takes the stage for a stand-up special that touches on racism, immigration and camping. Check it out on the 20th.
Follow This: Part 3
If you’re a fan of ‘Which Possible Illuminati Member Are You’ and other such BuzzFeed gems, Follow This: Part 3 will have you salivating. This instalment reveals crack Buzzfeed reporters researching sexbots, superbug snipers and other really, really important things you should know about. Follow This P3 is out on the 1st. Take this test to see if it’s the right kind of show for you.
Medal of Honour
Not a documentary about the makers of the popular shooter, this emotional docudrama tells the stories of Medal of Honor recipients from U.S. military operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, Vietnam and more. Medal of Honour is out on the 9th.
ReMastered: Tricky Dick & The Man in Black
Did you like ‘Walk The Line’? Did you feel like it was punishingly lacking in content around J-Cash’s trip to the white house that one time? Well, this documentary is for you. This new doco from Netflix chronicles Johnny Cash’s visit in 1970, where Cash’s shifting ideals clashed with Richard Nixon’s policies in a very non-meaningful way. Tricky Dick and The Man in Black is out on the 2nd.