As the rain falls hard and heavy on the city this September, sometimes all you want to do is stay home and temporarily turn into a full-blown couch potato. And with Netflix teeming with shows, classic and new films at the tip of your fingers every month, it’s easy to see why it’s the go-to option for binge-watchers.
So whether you’re looking to plan your nights around new releases or pull an all-nighter soaking up the latest series, we’ve curated a list of recently added novelties on Netflix that’ll save you time searching for something to watch.
As cliché as they seem to be, teen romance movies can always get us to fall head over heels for them, over and over. Why? It’s the puppy love our teen selves can all relate to. And To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is one of them. Like most girls, when Lara Jean has a crush so intense, she writes, not a diary, but love letters. However, they were never meant to be sent. As if heaven is playing jokes, the well-kept letters somehow find their way into the hands of all the boys she’s liked. Will Lara Jean be in trouble or will she find her true love? Guess you need to watch to find out.
Not a story about the tale, but about the tale-teller. When a spirited writer, Juliet, receives a letter written by one of the members of the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, a book club is formed during the WWII German occupation. Wanting to write about the town people’s lives during the war, her thirst for their experiences drives Juliet to eventually visit the Nazi-occupied Guernsey. Unexpectedly, she not only bonds with the city, but a certain man too.
As the inspirational story of the talented high school wrestler Zion Clark, this Netflix original documentary unravels with powerful, moving and inspirational messages about one man’s pain and strength. Born without legs (a condition known as caudal regression syndrome), Zion’s life has never been ordinary, especially as he started moving from one foster home to another as a kid. And it was definitely not easy when he decided to join the elementary school’s wrestling team at the tender age of seven. Through the series, what Zion tries to convey is that hard work doesn’t look pretty, but the key to self-empowerment really is to live a life with no excuses.
Starting with the melodramas of two runaway teens – Harry and June – and their elopement, the show later turns into a soft science fiction when June starts displaying uncontrolled peculiar abilities. Similar to Romeo and Juliet, this doing-it-all-for-love theme is fuelled by sci-fi and fantasy. What seemed like a romance quickly turns into something else. Watch out: the plot does thicken. And as dramatic as it gets, let’s admit it, we can’t get enough of romance or drama.
Coming stronger than the first three, season 4 is delivering more compelling twists to get you rooted to your seat. Teaching a class called “How to get away with murder” – a lecture gathered from the real-life crimes – the Professor of Defence Law, Annalise Keating and her five students get sucked into their own twisted murder instead. What the show intends to unravel is natural human ability of transgression.
Led by the comedy duo – Key and Peele – who play tight-knit cousins, you know the film is guaranteed to make you grin and laugh out loud. When Keanu, their beloved cat gets catnapped, the kitten-obsessed men are set on a journey to rescue their fur friend — which means getting wrapped up with gangsters, drug dealers, and — it gets worse — a holy civil law.