Here is your Netflix binge-list for the week, fresh from the Australian servers! This week’s highlights include a new season of Bojack Horseman, Eddie Murphy’s Rudy Ray Moore biopic Dolemite Is My Name, the apocalyptic teen comedy series Daybreak and fresh serves of the hilarious baking show Nailed It!
Read on for everything coming to the service for the week of October 21 to October 27.
This week, Netflix has dropped the ball when it comes to third-party movies. It’s only adding one new title to the service – the restaurant drama Burnt starring Bradley Cooper. Fortunately, there’s a stack of Netflix Originals to help make up the shortfall, including nine new and returning TV shows and several documentaries.
As mentioned above, this includes the highly-anticipated return of Bojack Horseman – the first half of the final season will be dropping this Friday. There’s also the R. Kelly expose Surviving R. Kelly, the Zombieland-esque Daybreak , the nature documentary Dancing with the Birds, and the physiological thriller Rattlesnake.
Here are the official synopses and trailers for each film and TV show.
Celebrity Culture: New Netflix TV Shows
Surviving R. Kelly: Season 1 (22 October)
A six-part series about the controversial R&B star R. Kelly which features several women making allegations of abuse by him.
Daybreak (24 October)
Navigating a post-apocalyptic world full of zombies and Mad Max-style gangs, a teenage outcast searches for his lost love in this humorous drama series.
Brotherhood (25 October)
An honest lawyer (Naruna Costa) reaches a moral crossroads after learning her brother (Seu Jorge) is the leader of a rising criminal faction in Brazil.
Nailed It! France (C’est du gâteau!) (25 October)
“Nailed it!” hits France with a splat as home bakers talented in catastrophe compete to make almost-edible wonders. French pastry may never be the same.
Nailed It! Spain (Niquelao!) (25 October)
“Nailed It!” cruises to Spain, where novices try to avoid a fiasco while baking stunners. La Terremoto de Alcorcón hosts alongside chef Christian Escribá.
Prank Encounters (25 October)
Monstrous frights meet funny reveals as real people land in their own horror movie. Gaten Matarazzo (“Stranger Things”) hosts the hidden-camera show.
Brigada Costa del Sol (25 October)
This series explores the history of drug traffic in Spain and focuses on the first law enforcement organization created to fight it in the mid 1970s.
Bojack Horseman Season 6 (October 25)
It’s safe to say Horsin’ Around won’t be BoJack Horseman’s only lasting legacy. The final two-part season airs October 25 and January 31.
The Kominsky Method: Season 2 (25 October)
Academy Award winners Michael Douglas (Kominsky) and Alan Arkin (Newlander) continue their journey as two friends tackling life’s inevitable curveballs as they navigate their later years in Los Angeles, a city that, above all else, values youth.
Celebrity Culture: New Netflix Movies
Wounds (Streaming now)
When a New Orleans bartender picks up a cell phone dropped in a brawl, he begins to receive ominous messages — and finds his sanity slowly unraveling.
Dolemite Is My Name (25 October)
Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner Eddie Murphy portrays real-life legend Rudy Ray Moore, a comedy and rap pioneer who proved naysayers wrong when his hilarious, obscene, kung-fu fighting alter ego, Dolemite, became a 1970s Blaxploitation phenomenon.
Rattlesnake (25 October)
When a single mother accepts the help of a mysterious woman after her daughter is bitten by a rattlesnake, she finds herself making an unthinkable deal with the devil to repay the stranger.
Burnt (24 October)
Adam Jones (Bradley Cooper) is a chef who destroyed his career with drugs and diva behavior. He cleans up and returns to London, determined to redeem himself by spearheading a top restaurant that can gain three Michelin stars.
Celebrity Culture: Netflix Documentary & Comedy
Jenny Slate: Stage Fright (22 October)
Comedian and actress Jenny Slate’s first Netflix original comedy special Stage Fright gives the audience an inside look at the comedian’s world. Interspersed within her hilarious stand-up set, Jenny shares personal clips of her childhood and interviews with her family in an intimate look at her life.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner (23 October)
Each episode of Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner will feature David Chang accompanied by a different celebrity guest exploring a single city, its culture and its cuisine. As the pair travels through each city, they will also uncover new and surprising things about themselves.
Dancing with the Birds (23 October)
Some of the world’s most majestic birds display delightfully captivating mating rituals, from flashy dancing to flaunting their colorful feathers.
Grego Rossello: Disculpe las molestias (24 October)
A stand-up special from Argentinian comedian Grego Rossello.
It Takes a Lunatic (25 October)
An intimate portrait of Wynn Handman, a teacher who impacted generations of actors and directors — including Denzel Washington, Christopher Walken, Connie Britton, John Leguizamo, Aasif Mandvi, Alec Baldwin, Burt Reynolds, Joanne Woodward and many more.
Celebrity Culture: Kids & Anime
Greenhouse Academy: Season 3 (25 October)
The teen drama set in an elite boarding school in Southern California returns for Season 3, with the two rival student houses joining forces to uncover an evil plot.
With an ever-increasing number of streaming services available in Australia, it’s becoming harder (at least, more time-consuming) to figure out where a movie or television series is streaming from. Add to that, content is a revolving door with licences expiring and new ones beginning. Luckily for us, there’s a site that tells you where to find your favourite new-release movie or show.