STUCK for what to watch this weekend? Here’s a round-up of new Netflix shows and films for the whole family, plus what’s coming next week…
NEW/RETURNING TV SERIES
Love Is Blind: Season 5 (available now)
Another group of singletons take to the iconic pods in the hopes of finding love and getting engaged all before meeting in person.
Big Mouth: Series 7 (available 20/10/2023)
Your favourite hormone monsters are back for seventh series covering the wonders and horrors of puberty in this edgy coming of age comedy written by real-life friends Nick Kroll and Andrew Goldberg.
The Fall of the House of Usher (available now)
Based on the work of Edgar Allan Poe this new miniseries from Mike Flanagan tells the tale of two ruthless siblings who in order to secure their fortune build a family dynasty that begins to crumble when their heirs mysteriously die, one by one.
Sex Education: Season 4 (available now)
The raunchy and irreverent drama returns for its fourth and final season. After the closure of Moordale Secondary at the end of the last series Otis (Asa Butterfield) and Eric (Ncuti Gatwa) relocate to the highly progressive Cavendish College where Otis finds he is not the only sex therapist on the scene.
- Sex Education review: this ‘kind comedy' climaxes with its most mature and progressive series yet
Fair Play (available now)
An unexpected promotion at a cutthroat hedge fund drives a wedge between newly engaged couple Emily (Phoebe Dynevor) and Luke (Alden Ehrenreich) threatening to unravel far more than just their relationship. Highlighting the danger of gender roles this film offers a unique perspective of what happens when romance and power collide.
Big Vape the rise and fall of Juul (available now)
Directed by R.J. Cutler the documentary charts how enticing product design, influencer marketing and dubious corporate decision-making saw Juul products soar in popularity among underage users before the eventual crash of parent company, Juul Labs.
BECKHAM (available now)
This four-part docuseries chronicles footballer David Beckhams early career with Manchester United, his relationship with his wife Victoria, and how he’s manoeuvred through a number of pressures and complexities both on and off the pitch.
- David Beckham's production company to make documentary on Adidas and Puma feud
Heather McMahan: Son I Never Had (available 17/10/2023)
Heather McMahan makes her hour-long comedy special debut with Son I Never Had directed by Jen Zaborowski. The critically acclaimed comedian and actress draws from her own personal life in her new stand-up routine, from hitting her emergency weight and TikTok therapy to joking through her dad’s eulogy.
NEW FOR FAMILY & KIDS
Life On Our Planet (available 25/10/2023)
Narrated by Morgan Freeman this groundbreaking docuseries shows how life has adapted and conquered in order to survive on Earth for billions of years.
Princess Power: Season 2 (23/10/2023)
Princess friends from four different fruitdoms – Blueberry, Kiwi, Pineapple and Raspberry come together to make their worlds a better place.