Happy New Year everyone! This year is going to be exciting year for Netflix and the Netflix Stream Team. Following the news of Netflix movie Mudbound garnering multiple Academy Award nominations I wanted to put together a list of the movies and shows coming to Netflix that I am most excited about.
Here is my list:
Altered Carbon: Season 1 (TV): I have just relatively recently read the first novel by Richard K. Morgan which the show is based on and am excited to see how it translates to film. With the release of the sequel to Blade Runner last year this is a good opportunity to see how a TV show similarly based in a cyberpunk world will be received. Altered Carbon has a better chance for acceptance than Blade Runner since it has a couple of episode to establish itself on its own merits instead of having to rely on nostalgia to get attention.
Glow: Season 2 (TV): D and I really enjoyed the first season and we can’t wait to see how the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling crank up the craziness to keep the show going.
The Umbrella Academy (TV): if you are a fan of comic books but the latest offerings from Marvel or DC are not your fair, I would recommend you check out The Umbrella Academy. Based on the comics of the same name created by musician Gerald Way, the story follows a family of superheroes as they work together to discover what happened to their father. The story and structure are not what you would expect which is what makes the series so intriguing to watch.
Trolls: The Beat Goes On! (TV): Trolls was a surprise hit for both parents and kids, the combination of crazy characters, awesome visual gags and popular music was a great fit. The holiday special that was released in Netflix last year also did very well, that is why I think that this latest continuation of the movie is likely to be a must watch at the Dancing Hotdogs home.
A Series of Unfortunate Event (TV): This inventive and sometimes dark comedy for…kids? Is coming back for a second season, while I thought that the subject matter might be a little too much or too high minded for younger viewers you really can’t argue with the talent that Neil Patrick Harris brings to the screen.