News flash: Netflix is dropping a heap of awesomeness this November and you may as well quit your day job RN. Or, you know, chuck a sickie. Just do what you gotta do to get through them all and there’ll be absolutely no judgement from us.
Start chilling, here’s everything dropping on Netflix this November—just know it’s a gold-mine of binge-worthy goodies this month (tell everyone).
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If you’re a sucker for conspiracy-fuelled drama, then you’ve probably already trawled your way through season one of this bad boy at an unhealthy pace. After a low-level Cabinet member becomes POTUS following an attack that kills everyone above him in the line of succession, the conspiracy in season two is more alarming than ever.
If you haven’t jumped aboard the Greenleaf band-wagon do yourself a favour and binge-race season 1, STAT (because season 2 has just dropped and old mate Oprah Winfrey is the exec. producer). This series follows the world of the Greenleaf family and their Memphis megachurch full of every scandal imaginable. Cue the starter pack for any addictive series with secrets, lies, adultery, greed and deception. Well, we’re officially hooked.
The first season of Alias Grace will be handed down this month and we’re stoked. If you’ve had a squiz of Margaret Atwood’s award-winning novel (this series is based off it), you already know it’ll be damn good. The story focuses on 19th-century Canada where a psychiatrist weighs up whether a murderess should be pardoned due to insanity.
You’ll want to add this one to your watch list ASAP because of the killer (excuse the pun) cast including Jessica Biel and Bill Pullman. The Sinner follows a sympathetic detective who struggles to unlock a mystery in a mother’s missing memories after she stabs a stranger to death.
Oh man. Season one of Riverdale only touched the tip of the iceberg when a group of high school students were shocked by the death of their classmate Jason Blossom. And entering Season two, you can bet your bottom dollar that the teacher-student affairs and hot tub shenanigans will continue after the shooting of Fred Andrews threatens to plunge the entire town. There goes the weekend.
An original Netty film, Mudbound, is set in racially divided post-World War II Mississippi and is based around two families, one black, one white as they forge a friendship through their wartime experiences. This one also hosts a ripper line-up of actors including Carey Mulligan, Jason Clarke, Mary J.Blige, Rob Morgan and Jason Mitchell. Yeah, can confirm we’ll be getting nothing done this month.
Jim and Andy: The Great Beyond - Featuring A Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention Of Tony Clifton
This Netflix doco takes a behind-the-scenes look at how the legendary and hilarious Jim Carrey adopted the idiosyncratic persona of comedian Andy Kaufman on the set of Man on the Moon. All you need to know about this awesome production is that Carrey was dangerously committed to method acting and had a doco team follow him around during the making of Man on the Moon. It’s almost all the entertainment you need for this year.
Marvel’s The Punisher
Get around it people, here are 13 episodes of the Marvel series led by Jon Bernthal (you’ve seen him in shiz like The Walking Dead and Wolf of Wall street). Bunker down and witness the story of a former Marine who’s out to punish the criminals responsible for his family's murder and gets himself all tangled up in a military conspiracy in the process.
It’s a bitter-sweet drop but we’re keen nonetheless. Saddle up for the last season of Longmire (tear) and the one-of-a-kind Western crime drama we’ve oddly come to love. The final chapter proves a gruelling battle for Walt Longmire as he faces legal troubles that jeopardises his career and property, and his lifelong friend gets kidnapped #dramamuch.
She’s Gotta Have It
Based off the highly acclaimed 80s film by Spike Lee (this very movie launched his career), She’s Gotta Have It is the hilarious tale of one gal and her three lovers. Nola Darling struggles (big time) to divide her time among her friends, work and her busy dating life in 10 hilarious episodes you’ll want to take the day off to watch.
Two words: Jason Mamoa. And if that name means nothing to you well then… *facepalm*. Season two of this epic historical drama chronicling the North American fur trade is hitting our Aussie shores soon and look, there are only six devilishly good eps to watch, which is totally achievable during your lunch break.
Meanwhile, these are our fave true crime podcasts.
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