Netflix Newness! 5 Picks To Enjoy This Weekend

Some goodness to sink your teeth (or eyes?!) into.

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The sun may be shining right now, but if last night’s rain is anything to go by, we’re in for a cosy weekend. Now that it’s October (mad, we know) it’s the ideal time of year to stay in your PJs for as long as you can, get comfy on the couch and enjoy lounging around in front of the TV. Weekend bliss, really.

So, you start thinking of what takeaway you’re gonna get this weekend, and we’ll provide you with our top picks of the new Netflix arrivals to enjoy this weekend. Oh, and don’t forget the popcorn!

David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet

Arriving on Sunday, A Life On Our Planet sees Sir David Attenborough sharing his personal witness statement and vision for the future. The broadcaster recounts his life, and the evolutionary history of life on Earth, to grieve the loss of wild places. In more than 90 years, Attenborough has visited every continent on the globe, exploring the wild places of our planet and documenting the living world in all its variety and wonder. Addressing the biggest challenges facing life on our planet, the film offers a powerful message of hope for future generations. A must-watch for every Attenborough fan.

American Murder: The Family Next Door

In 2018, 34-year-old Shanann Watts and her two young daughters went missing in Frederick, Colorado. As heart-breaking details emerged, their story made headlines worldwide.  Told entirely through archival footage that includes social media posts, law enforcement recordings, text messages and never-before-seen home videos, this documentary pieces together an immersive and truthful examination of a police investigation and a disintegrating marriage. With raving reviews, this doc is available to watch now.

Emily In Paris

Fancy something slightly more easy-going? In this new Netflix flick, Lily Collins stars as Emily, an ambitious twenty-something marketing executive from Chicago, unexpectedly lands her dream job in Paris when her company acquires a French luxury marketing company — and she is tasked with revamping their social media strategy. Emily’s new life in Paris is filled with intoxicating adventures and surprising challenges as she juggles winning over her work colleagues, making friends, and navigating new romances. An ideal easy, yet enjoyable watch.

The Boys In The Band

In 1968 New York City, when being gay was still considered to be best kept behind closed doors, a group of friends gather for a raucous birthday party hosted by Michael, a screenwriter who spends and drinks too much, in honour of the sharp-dressed and sharp-tongued Harold. What begins as an evening of drinks and laughs gets upended when Alan, Michael’s straight-laced college roommate, shows up unexpectedly and each man is challenged to confront long-buried truths that threaten the foundation of the group’s tight bond.

Song Exploder

Based on the acclaimed podcast of the same name, and from host Hrishikesh Hirway and Oscar-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville, each episode of Song Exploder features some of the world’s greatest musicians as they reveal how they brought one of their songs to life. The series weaves together in-depth interviews, archival footage, and raw recordings as each artist breaks down their song, layer by layer, sharing intimate insight into the personal inspiration behind the music and lyrics. Featuring Alicia Keys, R.E.M and Ty Dolla $ign.


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